Webjam Allows Brands and Organisations to Monetise Social Media

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Clients of Webjam Branded Services can now generate additional, recurring, revenue streams by up-selling Premium Services within their branded social networks.

Communities and social networks are usually associated with loss-making activities

Webjam, (http://www.webjam.com) who provides branded social networking solutions, today announces the launch of their Premium Services for communities. These services allow end users to monetise their site with advertising, whilst brands, organisations and companies are now able
to add recurring subscription services to their branded environment by up-selling this service.

Subscription to Premium Services allows users to replace the Webjam branding on their website with their own, control advertising within their own network, create a branded registration process for new members and use their own URL, with access to all the standard Webjam tools including advanced co-editing and privacy features.

"Communities and social networks are usually associated with loss-making activities" comments Lexie Mendelson, Webjam's business development director. "Brands and organisations are now able to monetise social media by allowing their audience and members to build premium communities."

Webjam's introductory Premium Service offer is a bundled package for £12.95 per month or £99 per year which can be purchased in sterling, US dollars or euros through PayPal.
Premium subscribers also benefit from greater storage space and increased member numbers:

  • Up to 1,000 members per webjam
  • Up to 5,000 email newsletters per webjam
  • 20GB of storage space per webjam

The basic Webjam offering remains free and will continue to allow users to set up versatile communities, featuring forums, blogs, polls, photos, maps, videos, activity feeds, rich media and more.

"Webjam is dedicated to empowering communities with a purpose. The community leaders of clubs, charities, professional groups and small businesses have long lacked a simple, affordable solution to create bespoke websites and social networks," comments Yann Motte, Webjam CEO. "We're excited to be releasing an extremely competitive solution for this need."

Webjam's Premium Services are suitable for individual end users, community leaders and the heads of small businesses, whilst the member sites created can range from the professional, personal, topical, or simple fan sites, clubs and societies. More information about Webjam's Premium Services can be found at http://www.webjam.com/premium/home.

Webjam Premium and Branded Services are also available for resellers to add to their own portfolio of products and services.

About Webjam "social networks made easy"
Webjam provides individuals and organisations with a free or subscription-based platform to create customisable, purpose-driven social networks, with the flexibility to control what is shared with whom. Webjam Branded Services allow larger organisations to build branded online communities in a Software as a Service (SaaS) mode.

Founded in 2006 by a British, a Spanish and a French entrepreneur in London, UK, Webjam differentiates itself by bundling powerful community features with an easy drag-and-drop interface, a rich catalogue of modules and styles and a unique feature to replicate contents, applications and lay-outs. Available to everyone regardless of technical skills, Webjam allows anyone to share their creations and learn from others.

A finalist in the Red Herring 100 Europe 2008, Webjam has been compared to Ning by CNET, offering "Apple-like simplicity for website building", and touted as an alternative to Facebook by BBC News Online.

Notes to Editors:

Webjam gives any organisation:

  •     a viral engine to leverage on what the community does best
  •     a simple and easy-to-use social publishing platform to publish and share information with privacy, member management and collaboration
  •     a powerful community management tool, from modular privacy settings to replication and co-edition rights, to easily share site maintenance and community management from a single platform

For additional information: http://www.webjam.com

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