SOURCE: VOIP5000, Inc.

February 20, 2007 05:00 ET

Clixme Targets $10.5 Billion in Rich Media Spending, Releases New Flash Client for Rich Media Ads

PROVIDENCE, RI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 20, 2007 -- VOIP5000, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VPFI) (FRANKFURT: VQC1), a provider of click to call services under the Clixme name as well as other VoIP applications for online businesses, announced today that it has completed development and is currently offering a new flash client making it possible to add its click to call service to any flash-enabled media advertisement.

This new flash client allows advertisers to effortlessly place Clixme's click to call service right on top of their actual broadband video advertisements and rich media ads. Customers seeing the ads can initiate click to calls in a single step, rather than a two-step process which includes clicking on the ad and then initiating a call request from the next page.

"With this new flash client, advertisers will be able to convert customers to phone calls directly from their advertisements," said CEO Fotis Georgiadis. "In the online advertising world, closing the gap between showing an ad and having a customer take action has been one of the greatest hurdles to overcome. Customers watching a video commercial online now can be on the phone speaking with a salesperson in less than 30 seconds when that ad is CLIXME-enabled," he continued.

ZenithOptimedia reports that online ad spending growth was seven times that of the overall ad market. Additionally, display advertising, including broadband video, is among the fastest growing and is expected to account for $10.5 billion of the anticipated $24.5 billion to be spent online this year.

"With online rich media spending expected to be worth almost $10.5 billion this year, we saw an opportunity to deliver a service that promoted instant contact and higher conversions for rich media advertisers," said Mr. Georgiadis. "Use of rich media such as video and full motion creatives using flash has continued to out pace traditional online ad delivery," he continued.

About VOIP5000, Inc.

VOIP5000, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VPFI) develops and markets VoIP applications and services for business and consumer use. Its flagship service,, provides click to call services to businesses in the U.S. and Canada. Businesses can sign up and find out more about Clixme at

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