WinkBall Captures Londoners’ Passion For Olympic Events as 2012 Tickets are Launched

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Celebrities Including Actor Dennis Waterman, Internet Entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox and BBC Cultural Correspondent Brenda Emmanus Tell WinkBall What Events They’re Excited About on the Day Olympic Tickets are Released to the Public.

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The Olympic dream is now only 500 days away and the nation’s capital is in celebration with tickets for the prestigious event now on sale for the general public. With thousands already having registered to be a full part of the Olympic experience, Tuesday 14th March 2011 marked the day that they could now take the next step and purchase their tickets for the eagerly awaited games in 2012.

This day marks another chapter in the Olympic story for the people of London; the setting for this particular episode in the road to 2012 was none other than the surroundings of London’s iconic City Hall, home to London’s Mayor. And of course, a number of key figures in the Olympic story for London were in attendance to commemorate this historic day and celebrate the sale of tickets to the general public. Key figures including Mayor Boris Johnson, 2012 Chair Lord Sebastian Coe and British Olympian Jessica Ennis were there in attendance to champion the this memorable day and explain what this day means for them, London, the UK and the world.

WinkBall.com, the UK's no.1 video website, were once again at the heart of the action seeing history being made and speaking to the many members of the public in attendance and celebrating this exciting day for London.

WinkBall video reporters brought their revolutionary online video coverage to this event and captured the public's passion on this memorable day through the emotional power of video. Leading up to this day, WinkBall and it's extensive network of street reporters have been busily asking the nation's people what disciplines they will be watching come 2012 and will they be taking the next step: buying tickets for any of the Olympic events.

In addition to the public, WinkBall have also spoken to a number of people in the celebrity world including actor Dennis Waterman, founder of Last Minute.com and current Digital Advisor to the government Martha Lane Fox and BBC Arts and Culture Correspondent Brenda Emmanus to name a few. WinkBall found out from them what disciplines they will be watching next year and whether they will be purchasing tickets for the big event.

WinkBall’s exciting video coverage has given a fantastic and alternative insight into the London 2012 story. With their revolutionary and engaging video footage, http://www.WinkBall.com have provided online viewers a different perspective of the Olympic story, one told from the viewpoint of the people that really matter – the public.

WinkBall continue to bring stories into the online realm of video and capture all the hopes and dreams of London 2012. WinkBall and their exciting video coverage promise to follow the Olympic story all the way and discover the true meaning of 2012 for everyone involved in the Olympic dream.

To see what members of the British public and Olympic personalities had to say to WinkBall in this the latest Olympic chapter, see the following link;

http://www.winkball.com/walls/ajEGGOow1NiP/2012-london-olympic-tickets

Notes to Editors:
About WinkBall

WinkBall is the British video network that specialises in capturing the public’s passion at events - as they happen - and providing vox-pop and video services to clients worldwide.

Now the UK’s no. 1 video website, WinkBall’s interactive Video Walls, Blogs, Forums and Messaging technologies create the ultimate online presence by engaging with the people who truly matter. This provides a dynamic, mass media, social and participatory experience to connect with the public and targeted communities. Services include vox-pop creation, consumer interviewing, market research, event coverage, video reporter hire, and business and product videos.

Featured on the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Sky News and many more, WinkBall were also nominated finalists in the PR Week Awards 2010 and the CIPR Excellence Awards, 2010.

The technology was designed and built in London in 2005 as a quintessentially British collaboration between academic inventiveness (Goldsmiths, University of London) and commercial endeavour. Launched 18 months ago, WinkBall.com has had nearly 35 million hits and has a growth rate of 25% per month.

Contact WinkBall:
Info(@)winkball(dot)com                020 8962 3030
Head of Press:
Jennifer(at)winkball(dot)com                020 8962 3033

Contact WinkBall’s PR, Max Clifford Associates:
Victoria Cameron
Victoria(at)maxclifford(dot)com            020 7408 2350

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