December 13, 2012 09:00 ET

Prezi Zooms Globally

Unveils Localized Websites in Spanish, Japanese and Korean

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 13, 2012) - Prezi, the zooming presentation that makes sharing ideas fun and engaging, launched localized websites in Spanish, Japanese and Korean languages today. The new websites will bolster adoption among the Spanish, Japanese and Korean-speaking communities, making it even easier to share big ideas and make an impact worldwide. Prezi continues its global expansion, surpassing the 17 million user mark, with more than one million new users joining each month and two prezis created every second.

"We've always had a global perspective at Prezi recognizing that great ideas are not bound by geography, culture or language," said Prezi CEO, Peter Arvai. "The new localized websites will help our communities across the globe to tell even more powerful stories."

There are more than 1.6 million Spanish speakers in the Prezi community, the second largest language segment behind English, and three out of the top six countries using Prezi are Spanish-speaking (Colombia, Spain, and Mexico). Additionally, this community is skyrocketing with a year-over-year growth rate of almost 200 percent. "Many of our most popular prezis either originated in or are quickly translated to Spanish (see example)," remarked Drew Banks, Prezi Head of Marketing.

Japan is one of Prezi's most engaged countries, with an active community sharing ideas and presentations online and in person. Unsolicited social engagement has helped grow Prezi's adoption with Japanese-speaking users. An unofficial Prezi Facebook page has thousands of active community members, houses a host of creative prezis and organizes informal Prezi gatherings and events.

Seoul, South Korea is one of the top three most active cities in the world for Prezi usage. Korean authors pen two of the eight books written on Prezi with a Prezi for Dummies book translated by the founder of the Korean Facebook and Twitter pages, Jihoon Roh. Academic and instructive materials have helped foster the Prezi community, but creativity and self-expression have had a big hand too. The first account of what is now fondly referred to as a "Prezioki" came out of South Korea.

Designed by architect and visual artist Adam Somlai-Fischer, Prezi reinvents the traditional presentation with a virtual whiteboard that enables presenters to explore, develop, and tell their stories in a way that resonates with audiences. Recently Prezi unveiled a sleek new website and redesigned user interface for the English speaking market. These new localized websites further underscore Prezi's commitment to the proliferation and dissemination of ideas around the globe.

See this prezi for a look at some of the stats for the Spanish, Korean, and Japanese markets.

About Prezi
Prezi is the zooming presentation software with a mission to make sharing ideas more fun and engaging. Prezi's canvas helps you explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery. The company was founded in Budapest, Hungary in 2009 by Adam Somlai-Fischer, Peter Halacsy, and Peter Arvai.

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