SOURCE: BitDefender

Bitdefender

August 09, 2012 12:24 ET

Bitdefender Taps Quirky Humor of Fredo&Pid'jin Comic in Experimental Advertising Project

Laugh-Out-Loud Webcomic to Dish Out Tech-Savvy Wisecracks Under Bitdefender Sponsorship

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2012) - Bitdefender®, the award-winning provider of innovative antivirus solutions, has launched an experimental advertising partnership with Fredo&Pid'jin, the rapidly growing webcomic known for its witty, often edgy humor.

Bitdefender's exclusive sponsorship of Fredo&Pid'jin gives the world's leading antivirus software exclusive, long-term exposure to a growing, tech-savvy audience that already numbers 3 million worldwide.

"This partnership opts for a flexible, personal approach to advertising, unlike the traditional mass ad blitz model," said Eugen Erhan, co-creator of Fredo&Pid'jin. "How do you make money as a publisher while maintaining creativity and full independence? We think we've found an answer that works for us."

"Bitdefender has the best antivirus software in the world precisely because we are always innovating, always seeking something better, always trying something new," said Bitdefender Chief Security Researcher Catalin Cosoi. "Our agreement with Fredo&Pid'jin gives us a rare opportunity to drive home our message in-depth and on a sustained basis -- and in the tone that we know they like and appreciate."

The comic's creators say giving up their traditional banner space in favor of a simple, more elegant endorsement has enhanced the reader's experience of the site by swapping cookie-cutter banners for ads that are custom-designed in the website's unique visual style.

About Bitdefender®

Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. Since 2001, the company has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.

Recently, Bitdefender won a series of important awards and accolades in the global security industry, including "Editor's Choice" by PC Mag for Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 and the "GoldAward" by TopTenREVIEWS that confirmed the software's top spot among 25 tested security products. Bitdefender antivirus technology has also finished top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. More information about Bitdefender's antivirus products is available from the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, a sizzling blend of steamy computer security stories and stimulating visuals that spotlights the seedy underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software -- and gossip.

About Fredo&Pidjin®
Fredo&Pid'jin is a weekly humor webcomic with a yearly readership of over 3 million. It was created in 2005 by Eugen Erhan and Tudor Muscalu, and has been mentioned in Gizmodo, Mashable, TheNextWeb, The Guardian and more. The comic can be read on www.pidjin.net and new episode updates are posted on the official Facebook page.

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