LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) June 5, 2008 -
SaysMe, Inc., the leading provider of political based, consumer driven television advertising, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnHollywood 100 Top Private Companies. The OnHollywood 100 is a power list of the top private emerging technology companies in digital entertainment and media. SaysMe was handpicked by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on a set of five criteria--innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.
SaysMe along with the rest of the OnHollywood 100 will be honored at the OnHollywood & BRiM event on June 10-11, 2008 at the Sofitel Hotel in West Hollywood, California. OnHollywood gathers executives from both the entertainment and the technology industries to identify and debate emerging trends in addition to building relationships and taking advantage of potential new business partnerships. The first annual Broadband Rights Marketplace (BRiM) will launch an online network that supports new creative projects and offers a digital-rights exchange and auction.
"This year's OnHollywood 100 represents the brightest of the innovators in the new media space. We are enthusiastic about gathering the leaders in a collaborative environment that fuses these two industries together, culminating in the richest, most progressive conversations on Hollywood's digital movement," said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn.
The OnHollywood 100 was selected from more than 1000 companies, peer-nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts.
SaysMe is changing television advertising as we know it by giving "ordinary" individuals the opportunity to create and/or brand their own political ads. People can choose ads from the professionally produced or "best-of-the-web" content from SaysMe's online library then run those ads on TV in the market of their choice for as little as $25. SaysMe's investors include Intel Capital, Ashton Kutcher's Katalyst Films, Prime Logic, LP, and outdoor media titan, William Apfelbaum.
"Politics bring out the passion in people and user-generated content is a great medium for the public to express itself," said Lisa Eisenpresser, CEO of SaysMe, Inc. "With SaysMe, individual citizens can seize control of the airwaves to make an impact on the political landscape with their own branded commercials. This truly is content of the people, by the people and for the people."
A full list of all the OnHollywood 100 companies can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at: http://onhollywood.goingon.com/
About OnHollywood 2008
June 10-11 @ The Sofitel Hotel, West Hollywood, California
OnHollywood is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the Hollywood digital entertainment and media elite. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities, content strategies and monetization schemes in the video, music, gaming, search, and mobile industries. Our editors will also honor the OnHollywood 100 Top Private Companies and feature the Best of Broadband "BOB" Awards. Fifty of the top CEOs from the OnHollywood 100 will pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in our "CEO Showcase."
About SaysMe, Inc.
Say what you want on TV. SaysMe's mission is to democratize television and let individuals decide the ads people see on TV. SaysMe's "Name 3" web service allows consumers to choose their ad, city and channel and say what they want on TV with their own names attached at the end. Producers are encouraged to submit :25 and :55 TV-ready spots and earn royalties. The company counts Intel Capital, Prime Logic, LP, Ashton Kutcher's Katalyst Films, and outdoor media titan, William Apfelbaum, among its investors. SaysMe was founded in 2007 and has offices in Los Angeles, New York and Austin.
AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, ALWAYSON continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. ALWAYSON is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Stanford Summit, AlwaysOn Hollywood, AlwaysOn Media and Goinggreen) and quarterly print "blogozine" by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, AlwaysOn is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.