SOURCE: Social Media Ventures, Inc.

October 23, 2009 16:05 ET

SMVI Enters Marketing Partnership With Celebrity Dog Trainer, Vladae, "The Russian Dog Wizard," to Promote PetsPlaces.com

Vladae Featured on "Late Night With David Letterman" and Other Popular Programs on CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, NPR and FOX

JERICHO, NY--(Marketwire - October 23, 2009) - Social Media Ventures, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMVI) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a marketing agreement with leading dog training expert, Vladae, the Russian Dog Wizard (http://www.socaldogtraining.com) to promote its social networking site for pets, Petsplaces.com (www.Petsplaces.com).

Vladae is a world-renowned dog behavior specialist whose innovative techniques have been featured on major television networks including CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN and FOX, among others and is frequently featured on AnimalRadio®, known as America's "most listened to" pet-related program.

At 12, Vladae got his first dog. Two years later he won a top training championship in his native Azerbaijan. Vladae went on to train dogs for Soviet intelligence, teaching canines to jump from airplanes for paratrooper missions. Since coming to the US a decade ago, Vladae has developed a reputation as one of the leading dog training experts in the country.

According to the terms of the marketing agreement, the celebrity trainer, Vladae, will provide PetsPlaces.com with a variety of content for promotional and marketing purposes such as film clips, instructional videos, and instructional audio samples, E-books, cybercasts, photographs, merchandise, etc. "All my content will serve to provide ultimate solutions to millions of desperate pet owners with their misbehaved pooches," said Vladae Roytapel, the Russian Dog Wizard.

"We are very excited to enter into this marketing partnership with such a great celebrity in the pet world like Vladae," said CEO of Social Media Ventures, Robert Thayer. "Vladae's innovative training methods have captivated dog and animal lovers across the nation. We are confident that this relationship will serve to significantly enhance the national and worldwide visibility of our social networking site for pet owners, PetsPlaces.com. Cultivating marketing relationships with high-profile personalities in the pet market such as Vladae is an integral part of our overall growth strategy."

About Social Media Ventures, Inc.

Social Media Ventures (SMVI) is an online media venture company, creating and acquiring niche social networking websites as well as revenue generating web sites. SMVI will integrate an online advertising program that focuses on attracting advertisers to its core demographics for each social networking site. Currently SMVI operates next-generation social networking sites including www.petsplaces.com and www.rocktag.us.

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