Spriza Media Inc.
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Spriza Media Inc.

June 30, 2016 09:00 ET

Spriza Media Inc. and UMG Events Launch Partnership With Contest

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 30, 2016) - Spriza Media Inc. (the "Corporation" or "Spriza") (TSX VENTURE:SPZ) is pleased to announce it has signed a partnership agreement with UMG Events ("UMG"), a major player in the e-sports industry. UMG is one of the largest e-sports tournament companies in the US. UMG offers both land based tournaments as well as online contests. To date UMG has completed more than 8,000,000 matches through both their website, www.umggaming.com website and land based tournaments.

The partnership allows UMG to utilize Spriza's proprietary software as a licensee, to create and publish digital ad content that includes contests, deals, promotions, and direct ads to all online and mobile platforms. Spriza's ability to tie these online interactions to traditional ad spend and live events is unparalleled. Spriza is the single system that maps, analyzes, optimizes and reports on over 150 data points, providing valuable lead generation and market intelligence to remain a leader in the industry.

Spriza's cloud-based digital marketing automation software allows the user to handle everything from creative, distribution, management, fulfilment, audit and reporting. UMG will be using Spriza's software to plan, create, and execute digital marketing initiatives that build brand awareness and drive tournament registrations.

UMG is thrilled to be able to access Spriza's proprietary software which will allow UMG full access to a reporting dashboard, real-time analytics and reporting on the success of its campaigns, through robust tools that measure marketing and advertising budgets for real time return on investment analysis and demographic data.

UMG currently has in excess of 1,000,000 unique monthly users through its online tournament offerings, and the use of Spriza's software enables UMG to tap into the power of shared interests and personal relationships within this vast user base, producing traceable and quantifiable results in the categories of: lead generation, conversions, app downloads, affiliate revenue, brand exposure, and engagement.

The first project of the Spriza/UMG partnership is the 'Win a VIP Trip to a UMG Tournament' Contest, which is set to launch. This contest awards the lucky Winner with a trip for 3 to an upcoming UMG tournament, location yet to be revealed. The Winner and 2 friends receive VIP Tournament Access, roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, tournament "swag" and a UMG Gaming Rig.

The agreement with UMG will generate income for Spriza from each contest campaign that is run, as well as an on-going revenue stream from the platform license, in addition Spriza will receive revenue when certain targets are met related to new Prime Members that are created at umggaming.com.

About Spriza

Spriza's patent pending technology allows brands and agencies to generate unforgettable moments connecting consumers to the brands they love. Our campaigns effectively drive focused and quantifiable returns for our clients by combining incentive-based marketing with audience targeted promotions; turning any marketing effort into a successful, widespread campaign with a measurable impact both to the Brands and Spriza.

Spriza Media Inc., spriza.com

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Contact Information

  • Spriza Media Inc.
    Rob Danard
    Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 614-4441
    rob@spriza.com

    Spriza Media Inc.
    Jay Cowles
    Chief Operating Officer
    (403) 470-1818
    jay@spriza.com

    Spriza Media Inc.
    Dave Antony
    Director
    (403) 531-1710
    dave@spriza.com