SOURCE: Multimedia Platforms Inc.

Multimedia Platforms Inc.

April 09, 2015 07:30 ET

Multimedia Platforms Inc. Names Peter Jackson President

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2015) - Multimedia Platforms, Inc. (OTCQB: MMPW) ("MMP"), the first LGBTQ publicly traded media company, has announced the appointment of Peter Jackson as president and group executive publisher.

Mr. Jackson will be responsible for the overall growth, leadership and operation of the Fort Lauderdale-based company and all its publications and digital media, effective May 1, 2015. Peter Jackson will sit as a member of the board of directors.

"This is a time of unprecedented opportunity for MMP as this nation's only publicly-traded LGBTQ media entity," said MMP CEO, Bobby Blair. "Peter Jackson's vast knowledge and hands-on experience in publishing and digital media for nearly three decades will help us to identify and seize the best opportunities before us and emerge as a driving force in LGBTQ media, not only in North America but globally."

Peter Jackson's wealth of experience in the media industry will add another layer of strength to the MMP team, which recently purchased Fun Maps, LGBTQ city guide maps publication, accompanied by its online travel guide, Gayosphere.com, covering 40-plus cities across the United States and Canada. The Florida Agenda and Guy lifestyle magazine are MMP's flagship publications. Additional print and online media platforms are being negotiated for purchase at the time of this release. As letters of intent (LOIs) are signed, the company will provide announcements.

Peter Jackson is a 29-year veteran of the publishing industry, whose career in the publishing business has run the gamut from journalist, editor, publisher and owner to experience on a national level as a corporate executive for one of the nation's largest privately-owned media chains, where he served as vice president of sales and marketing, overseeing 120-plus publications in 12 states and the Caribbean.

Later, as president of a media sales training consulting business, Peter helped multimedia groups make the transition from print to web, trained hundreds of advertising sales reps and has been a speaker at North America's leading print industry associations including Inland Press, the New York Press Association and the Canadian Press Association.

Mr. Jackson has experience in LGBTQ media as well, having served as sales director for a leading publishing group, which included the Washington Blade, New York Blade, Southern Voice and Houston Voice.

Peter Jackson semi-retired to Fort Lauderdale in 2009. An avid fitness and nutrition advocate, he opened and owns Push Fitness, a personal training and group fitness business, and Club One CrossFit.

"Three forces -- political, social and economic, respectively -- are merging like a perfect storm for the LGBTQ community in this nation," said Jackson, "and the timing could not be better for LGBTQ Americans to have a strong international media network. Corporate America is showing its support for equality in unprecedented numbers and is awakening to the $850 billion economic power of the LGBTQ demographic. I am thrilled to be a part of it." 

ABOUT MULTIMEDIA PLATFORMS INC

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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