SOURCE: MediaSpan Group, Inc.

August 14, 2007 14:12 ET

MediaSpan Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Ann Arbor, MI

Strong Technology Talent Pool, State of Michigan Tax Incentives Influence Decision

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwire - August 14, 2007) - MediaSpan, the leading provider of digital content management, online marketing and national advertising solutions for over 4,000 local media properties, announced today that it will move its headquarters to Ann Arbor, MI from Raleigh, NC. This comes on the heels of the Company's recent plans to expand its facilities at 333 Jackson Plaza in Ann Arbor to accommodate the corporate headquarters staff and operations. Both moves will take place over the next few months.

As part of a state and local incentive package to promote growth, both the Michigan Economic Growth Authority and the Scio Township Board of Trustees voted to approve tax abatements totaling over $1 Million for a period of 7 to 12 years.

Dr. F.R. Campagnoni, MediaSpan's CEO said, "Moving our corporate headquarters to Ann Arbor is an exciting event for MediaSpan, and a positive occurrence for Southeastern Michigan. It exemplifies our commitment to serving the growing needs of our customers by providing them with the best technology resources available. The move will allow MediaSpan to offer added job opportunities, while being able to take advantage of the area's rich employment pool."

"MediaSpan's decision to invest in Michigan and relocate its corporate headquarters to Ann Arbor underscores that Michigan is indeed a special place, with a strong technology workforce and business climate unmatched anywhere else," Michigan Economic Development Corporation President and CEO James C. Epolito said. "We look forward to working with the company, Ann Arbor SPARK and Scio Township to secure MediaSpan's continued growth and success in Michigan."

MediaSpan currently employs over 100 people in its Ann Arbor facility and over 240 worldwide, having added 30 jobs since the beginning of the year. Expansion plans call for investing over $1.7M in the Corporate HQ over the next five years, including adding more than 80 employees, and bringing on 25 additional staff members within the next year.

The MediaSpan office in Ann Arbor was formerly the home of Baseview, a software company founded in 1986 and purchased by the Harris Corporation (based in Melbourne, FL) in 1997. MediaSpan subsequently purchased the combined companies in 2001.

In addition to the Ann Arbor facilities, MediaSpan will maintain operational offices in San Clemente, CA, Melbourne, FL, and New York, NY.

About MediaSpan

MediaSpan ( powers digital content management and online marketing solutions for the world's leading media companies including Reuters, ABC Radio, Sun Media, Gannett, Radio One, Scripps and Media General. Over 4,000 local newspaper, radio, and television properties leverage MediaSpan solutions.

MediaSpan Media Software ( provides mission-critical, pre-press infrastructure tools enabling efficient content delivery to consumers across print, web and wireless platforms. MediaSpan Online Services ( provides a comprehensive suite of website management and marketing solutions. The MediaSpan Network ( delivers an unparalleled national online advertising opportunity across over 1,300 local radio, newspaper and television websites in 300 U.S. DMAs.

MediaSpan has development, support and sales offices worldwide including locations in Ann Arbor, MI, Melbourne, FL, New York, NY, London, England UK and San Clemente, CA.

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