SOURCE: Keek Inc.

Keek Inc.

December 11, 2014 08:00 ET

Keek Partners With Europe's Leading Digital Talent Agency Jey Management

Mobile Video Social Network Provides the Perfect Environment to Discover Digital Stars of the Future

NEW YORK, NY and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - December 11, 2014) - Keek Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KEK) (OTCQX: KEEKF) announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with leading international digital talent agency, Jey Management, as part of Keek's continuing expansion plan in the European market. The partnership will not only see compelling original digital content on the Keek platform created by Jey Management talent, but also collaboration by the two companies in discovery of digital stars of the future.

Keek is a leading mobile video social network, used by over 71 million teens and young adults worldwide. The platform is known for its "keeks" -- short 36 second video updates that gives its members a peek into the world of celebrity, music, fashion, sports, comedy and more. Jey Management is one of the first celebrity management agencies specializing in progressing the careers of fresh young digital talent. Keek's unique format is perfect for digital influencers, video bloggers (vloggers), social commentators, aspiring filmmakers and viral stars to create and share video clips with their followers.

In addition, the two companies will collaborate on talent discovery initiatives that focus on inspiring undiscovered digital creators to experiment with Keek and through competition and contesting, find the next generation of digital talents and celebrities to be managed by Jey Management.

James Yeates, Managing Director of Jey Management, believes Keek offers the perfect opportunity for aspiring talent to showcase their skills: "The average time spent by a YouTube viewer is one minute -- after that we know viewing rates drop off substantially. Likewise, short-form apps like Vine are good for short clips but it's difficult to be creative in six seconds. Keek allows more creativity; the 36 second format is perfect for the 'sneak peak', behind the scenes, comedy sketch or movie trailer and fits perfectly into the average attention span."

Iain Wilson, VP Business Development for Europe at Keek comments: "This is very much the start of a long-term relationship with Jey Management which will see us galvanize our members to get really creative and show off their talents. Offering a 36 second video format, Keek is the perfect environment to showcase skills and to get noticed by talent companies like Jey Management."

With video consumption habits rapidly eroding the traditional TV market, Yeates believes the celebrities of the future will rely more and more on services like Keek to build their digital profiles and advance their careers.

Yeates added: "Young people don't want TV in the way they used to; instead they prefer to snack on content on the move and at irregular times of the day. What's happening as a result is that new talent is taking to social networks to build their personal brands -- and we're seeing some great content and new skills emerging as a result. Young digital personalities are more connected to audiences than their traditional TV counterparts which, as time goes on, will further erode traditional TV audiences. Digital brands must embrace video social networks like Keek to ensure they stay relevant."

ABOUT KEEK:
Keek is a leading mobile video social network with over 71 million members worldwide. Keek is easy to use, fast and personal. With Keek, members around the world create and interact with videos up to 36 seconds in length and 111 characters of accompanying text, in either public or private views. Keek makes it simple for anyone to instantly create, distribute, discover and react to content in real‐time across mobile devices and the web. The Keek app is available in over 190 countries across 6 global regions, and in 36 languages.

ABOUT JEY MANAGEMENT:
Jey Management (www.jeymanagement.com) works solely with 'internet celebrities' to progress their careers both online and offline, integrate and negotiate brand deals, curate new content and ultimately be a friendly face in the ever changing world of online media. While they work closely with content platforms, unlike an MCN (multichannel network), they are not tied to them, meaning they can offer their clients far more opportunities on all platforms. With offices in London, Los Angeles and Michigan they are at the forefront of innovative digital strategies and leading the new media revolution.

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