SOURCE: Multimedia Platforms Inc.

March 10, 2015 07:30 ET

Major League Baseball's Billy Bean Joins MMPW as National Spokesman

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - Mar 10, 2015) - Multimedia Platforms Inc. (OTCQB: MMPW) today announced the appointment of William D. (Billy) Bean to the Media Advisory Board of Multimedia Platforms Inc. Billy Bean is Major League Baseball's Ambassador for Inclusion and former professional player. He played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder for the Detroit Tigers (1987-1989), Los Angeles Dodgers (1989), and San Diego Padres (1993-1995), as well as the Kintetsu Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball in 1992. Bean is the second Major League Baseball player who has publicly come out as gay.

As a National Spokesperson for Multimedia Platforms, Bean will serve as master of ceremonies at a number of MMPW's high-profile events and fundraisers, help lead the company's strategic branding and marketing efforts within the global LGBT community, develop key relationships with national and future advertisers and corporate sponsors as well as advise on the company's growing appetite for growth as a publicly-traded company.

"I am thrilled to join MMPW and help broaden its exposure. The opportunity to be a lead voice and represent a state-of-the-art business network that targets the full spectrum of the LGBT community is very exciting," said Bean. "I am certain I will be able to bring MMPW's innovative ideas to the attention of many influential leaders in our community, and, in turn, create new relationships with corporate leaders throughout the USA and beyond."

"We are so pleased to welcome another superstar to the MMP team," stated Bobby Blair, CEO of Multimedia Platforms Inc. "With Billy Bean's help, we are looking to add a group of well-known influencers to our Media Advisory Board, to propel the company forward. Mr. Bean's entre to professional sports represents an historical opportunity for the LGBT community we serve," added Blair.

Bean retired from professional baseball in 1995. He came out publicly as a gay man in 1999 and wrote the book, Going the Other Way: Lessons from a Life in and out of Major League Baseball. He was appointed MLB's Ambassador For Inclusion in July 2014.

Billy Bean lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, and sits on the board of the Boston-based Gay and Lesbian Athletics Foundation.

Multimedia Platforms Inc. ("MMP") is a publicly traded industry-leading Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, and related online platforms, to deliver information and advertising to niche markets. MMP teams utilize its proven business model to deliver niche publications and online platforms that target one of the most sought-after demographics in the world, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population. MMP has recently expanded its concept to include video and mobile applications reaching deep into the international LGBT community. MMP's top brands include The Agenda, a Florida-based weekly LGBT newspaper covering world, national and local news and events; and Guy Magazine, a weekly entertainment and lifestyle full-color publication covering the burgeoning South Florida LGBT marketplace. MMP's plan to interweave print, web and mobile delivery of the highest quality news and entertainment information via a variety of platforms crosses all cultural, generational and preferred modality barriers to reach an unprecedented audience.

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