SOURCE: NewspaperDirect Inc.

March 05, 2008 06:00 ET

NewspaperDirect Launches "Say No to Newsprint, Say Yes to Newspapers" Corporate Sustainability Program

GLOBE 2008 Attendees Receive 1 Month's Free Access to PressDisplay.com

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - NewspaperDirect Inc., the world leader in multi-channel newspaper and magazine content distribution, is launching its "Say NO to newsprint, say YES to newspapers" corporate sustainability program at GLOBE 2008, March 12-14, 2008 in Vancouver, BC.

With "Say NO to Newsprint, Say YES to Newspapers," NewspaperDirect is offering businesses and governments an environmentally friendly alternative to the printed newspapers they normally purchase in bulk for the office. The program is designed to support an organization's efforts to create a "greener" environment at the office and in the homes of their employees.

PressDisplay.com will give employees instant access to more than 600 publications from 74 countries in 38 languages on their PCs, Macs, smart phones, BlackBerry devices, iPhones and iPod Touch devices, often before they hit the news stands.

PressDisplay.com also enhances the reading experience with a customizable user interface, easy-to-use navigation tools and powerful keyword searching, media monitoring, email sharing, blogging, instant translation in up to 12 languages, integrated audio, back issue access, photo galleries and social network interfaces to Facebook, Digg and Del.icio.us.

"With global warming at the top of the public agenda, successful businesses understand that corporate sustainability has moved beyond brand-promoting philanthropy and has become an operational imperative to corporate excellence and a more profitable bottom line," said Alexander Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. "Our 'Say NO to Newsprint, Say YES to Newspapers' program lets companies provide employees personal use access to PressDisplay.com for about the price of a single newspaper subscription -- at home, at work, during their commute, or when traveling."

As a media sponsor of GLOBE 2008, NewspaperDirect is offering all attendees one month of free online access to the PressDisplay.com service. They simply have to register at www.pressdisplay.com using offer code: GLOBE 2008.

"GLOBE 2008 attracts thousands of environmental business and government leaders who value instant access to business-critical information no matter where they are," said Nancy Wright, vice president of marketing for The GLOBE Foundation. "Corporate sustainability is a key theme of GLOBE 2008, and so we are pleased to be able to offer attendees access to PressDisplay.com, a more sustainable option for tracking important issues in mainstream media from around the world."

PressDisplay.com is a standard offering at hundreds of libraries around the world and is accessed by millions of users every day who have, collectively, saved more than 24,000 trees by choosing to read their favorite newspapers on PressDisplay.com, rather than in print.

To learn more about the "Say NO to Newsprint, Say YES to Newspapers" corporate sustainability program, contact digital@newspaperdirect.com.

About GLOBE 2008

GLOBE 2008 is produced by the GLOBE Foundation, an international consultancy organization in the business of the environment. GLOBE's expertise lies in project management, event development, and management and consulting in the fields of environment and energy, urban development, and corporate responsibility. The GLOBE Foundation is North America's longest-operating producer of environmental events, having produced the GLOBE series since 1993.

GLOBE events have historically attracted over 10,000 attendees and are expecting participation from over 80 countries from around the world. This year's event will focus on five main themes: Corporate Sustainability, Energy & Climate Change, Finance and Sustainability, Building Better Cities and the Future of the Automotive Industry. For further information, visit www.globe2008.ca.

About NewspaperDirect Inc.

Founded in 1999 and based in Vancouver, Canada, NewspaperDirect Inc. (www.newspaperdirect.com) is the world leader in multi-channel newspaper and magazine content distribution and monetization.

PressDisplay.com from NewspaperDirect is the world's largest online newspaper kiosk, providing instant access to hundreds of newspapers and magazines from around the world. Users can view publications online; download titles for offline viewing; instantly translate articles into 12 different languages; listen to publications on their PCs, Macs or mobile devices; and enjoy reading hundreds of publications that have been optimized for smart phones, BlackBerry devices, the iPhone and the iPod Touch. NewspaperDirect has also adapted PressDisplay.com for the library, corporate, airline, hotel and OEM markets.

NewspaperDirect's SmartEdition ePaper solution, powered by PressDisplay technology, fits every publisher's needs with zero investment and zero operational cost. With SmartEdition, a publisher's subscribers benefit from anywhere/anytime access to current and back issues of their publications, while enjoying premium digital features such as voice, translation, sharing, blogging and advanced searching. NewspaperDirect provides full hosting, payment acceptance, customer service management and technical support.

Today, SmartEdition is already integrated into the workflow of hundreds of publishers. It operates premium sites for local, national and international newspapers around the world, including: Washington Post, New York Post, Newspapers & Technology, The Age (Australia), The Daily Telegraph (UK), The Times Online (UK), Daily Mail (UK), Le Figaro (France), and all 11 CanWest publications, including National Post (Canada).

PressDisplay.com, PressReader and SmartEdition are trademarks or registered trademarks of NewspaperDirect Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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