SOURCE: Marketwire

April 23, 2008 08:00 ET

American Business Media Names Marketwire Official Wire Service

Partnership to Ensure Extensive News Distribution for ABM and Its Member Companies

TORONTO and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - American Business Media (ABM), the association of business information providers, today announced that it has selected Marketwire, a full-service newswire and communications workflow solutions provider, as its exclusive newswire service. Marketwire will distribute announcements associated with the organization, and its 300-plus member companies worldwide will have access to exclusive benefits. The partnership emphasizes the value of Marketwire's industry-leading tools and services for news distribution and communications workflow.

"As an organization of business information providers, we are tasked with helping enhance the stature and value of our industry to our customers," said Gordon T. Hughes II, president/CEO, ABM. "We're proud to be able to offer our member companies the benefit of Marketwire's targeted distribution and communication tools to convey company news and raise awareness for industry issues."

With Marketwire as its exclusive newswire partner, ABM member companies will benefit from:

  • "Editorial Exclusive" press releases featuring product launches, editorial awards and recognitions, editorial features, and merger and acquisition news distributed to select Marketwire circuits without charge;


  • Streamlined access to Marketwire's secure, online submission process via an ABM members-only site; and


  • Customized news distribution circuits tailored specifically to ABM member companies' industry sectors and regions.

"The needs of today's business information providers are constantly changing," said Sylvie Harton, vice president, eastern region sales, Marketwire. "We look forward to giving ABM member companies access to the latest tools, services and technologies to effectively communicate their messages."

To learn more about the ABM-Marketwire partnership, click here. For more information on all of Marketwire's communication and news distribution solutions, please call 800-774-9473.

About American Business Media

Founded in 1906, American Business Media is the association of business information providers, delivering business intelligence to industry professionals worldwide, including Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway. Its 300-plus member companies reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals and represent nearly 6,000 print and online titles and over 1,000 trade shows, with well over $26 billion in annual revenues.

About Marketwire

The only fully integrated North America-based global newswire, Marketwire, Inc. is a full-service partner to IR, PR and MarCom professionals seeking top-tier news distribution, media management, multimedia and monitoring solutions. Marketwire's customer-centric corporate philosophy focuses on being the best by infusing every aspect of its business with the following core attributes: precision, adaptability, innovation and simplicity.

Marketwire delivers its clients' news to the world's media and financial communities, fulfilling disclosure requirements in North America in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), and serving as Primary Information Provider (PIP) with the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA). With a reputation for technology leadership, Marketwire offers innovative products and services -- including Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, Dashboard Mobile Financial, News Dashboard coverage reports, exclusive access to networks such as the Canadian Press Wire Network, Easy IR and Easy PR workflow solutions, and more -- that help communication professionals maximize their effectiveness while ensuring accuracy and best practices. Having merged companies (Market Wire and CCNMatthews) in April 2006, and enjoying a combined history of 25 years of service, Marketwire is now majority-owned by OMERS Capital Partners, the private equity arm of one of Canada's largest pension funds. Marketwire distributes the majority of press releases issued by publicly traded companies in Canada and serves more than 8,000 clients worldwide through 18 offices on four continents. For more information, visit us at www.marketwire.com.

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