Blatant Media Corporation

Blatant Media Corporation

March 05, 2008 11:21 ET

Blatant Media Corporation: Growing Calgary Software Firm Attracts High-Profile Clients Including Virgin Mobile Canada to Its Latest On-Line Training System

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - Blatant Media, an emerging software company today launched its updated online learning management system (LMS) in a bid to become a key player in the rapidly expanding business of e-learning.

The 5-year-old high-tech firm recently added Virgin Mobile Canada, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (U.S.A) and the U.S. Olympic Curling Team (among others) to the list of high profile clients using its online user-friendly Absorb Anywhere system for training.

Peter Jurisic, Blatant's vice-president business development, said the software is receiving rave reviews from organizations with years of experience using enterprise level systems. Absorb's unique architecture allows many different business and training needs to be met by a single system that can be up and running within hours.

Peter Furnish, Director, Retail Experience for Virgin Mobile Canada, said "Blatant's software has been an incredible asset for us. It's popular with both trainers and trainees because it so seamless and easy to use. It's really taken our entire online training experience to the next level."

Jurisic adds: "We can help any organization train and develop its employees, clients or stakeholders. We can create engaging adult learning opportunities that fit both corporative and individual employee career goals."

Absorb Anywhere LMS already delivers training to more than 200,000 employees and students spread through about 600 companies globally.

Dean Starkey, VP of the National Academy of Sports Medicine, said "After looking at over 30 Learning Management Systems we came across Absorb Anywhere and knew instantly that this solution is capable of training our tens of thousands of members".

And Jurisic says Blatant has tailored its integrated software program -Absorb Anywhere, to meet the unique individual needs of companies seeking on-line instruction capabilities within their business models. The City of Calgary, Diebold, Nova Scotia Liquor Commission and the College of the North Atlantic - Qatar are among Blatant's expanding list of current clients.

The company backs up its e-learning credentials by offering website visitors samples of its inventory of engaging programs which run the gambit from safety training, employee orientation, software simulation, career management, emergency response vehicle simulations, product knowledge and training for the energy industry.

"Our training programs use best practices for adult learning with a focus on rich, interactive media," adds Jurisic. "With the right tools, the sky is the limit."

Meanwhile Jurisic reviews Blatant's list of prospective software buyers that includes defense groups, educational institutions, financial services, medical and pharma, oil and gas, design firms, emergency operations training providers and even a brain research lab.

"Online learning is gaining momentum in so many different fields and Blatant offers more than reasonable pricing that is easy to understand."

He makes no apology for Blatant meaning "noisy and conspicuous" - in other words, we're not about subtlety. We develop products and deliver services that stand out from the competition."

About Blatant Media Corporation

Blatant Media Corporation is a learning company that leverages the power of technology to provide best-of-breed software and online training solutions for clients throughout the world. Blatant Media licenses Absorb Learning Management System (SCORM LMS) to organizations and training providers for tracking of online, classroom and practical training. Blatant Media is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. To learn more, go to or call 403 617 1971

About Virgin Mobile Canada

The Virgin Mobile group of companies has attracted more than 10 million customers worldwide. As the #1 mobile youth network, Virgin Mobile Canada's mission is to connect, entertain, and reward like nobody else. It's simpler, better deal offers customers control, flexibility, and choice to design mobile packages that truly work for them. J.D. Power and Associates ranked Virgin Mobile highest in customer satisfaction with prepaid wireless service for three years in a row(1), 91% of customers would recommend Virgin Mobile to a friend, and a 2007 independent survey confirmed that Virgin Mobile has the happiest customers of any of the national cell phone companies in Canada.

(1) J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Canadian Wireless Customer Satisfaction StudySM. The 2007 Canadian Wireless Customer Satisfaction Study is based on responses from nearly 6,000 mobile phone users. Respondents were surveyed in September 2007.

Virgin Mobile phones are available at more than 4,000 locations with top-up cards available at more than 10,000 locations nationally. Virgin Mobile products can also be purchased online at or by calling 1-877-662-2824.

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