SoMedia and Maaco Team Up on Hyperlocal Video Ads

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia–SoMedia Networks (VID:CA) , the pioneer of globally scalable video production solutions, is pleased to announce that Maaco Franchising, LLC (“Maaco”), part of the Driven Brands family of automotive companies, has selected SoMedia to deliver video production to its network of more than 460 franchises in the U.S. and Canada.

“This exciting, new partnership with SoMedia equips our franchisees to expand and elevate their online marketing with brand consistent video ad content that supports our business across North America.”

“Maaco represents a great addition to our base of corporate partners,” stated Ben Pickering, President and Co-CEO of SoMedia. “The Maaco brand is one of the most well-known in the automotive industry and their franchise model is ideally suited to take advantage of the scale and reach SoMedia provides. Maaco franchisees will now be able to create custom video ads to engage website visitors through this hyper local online marketing initiative.”

Through the partnership with SoMedia, Maaco is allowing its franchise operators to tap into the power of video on a local level with the only on-demand video ad production solution suited for multi-location businesses.

“Digital advertising is a key part of Maaco’s marketing strategy,” explained Artemio Garza, Maaco’s Chief Marketing Officer. “This exciting, new partnership with SoMedia equips our franchisees to expand and elevate their online marketing with brand consistent video ad content that supports our business across North America.”

About MAACO®

Founded in 1972, MAACO® Auto Painting & Collision Repair (www.maaco.com) repairs accident damage, dents and faded paint for close to 500,000 drivers annually. The 460+ franchises have restored the safety and beauty of all types of vehicles for nearly 40 years. MAACO Franchising, LLC, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, has been cited numerous times by Entrepreneur magazine as #1 in its category in the Annual Franchise 500 survey.

About SoMedia Networks

SoMedia Networks, the creator of Scalable Video, has reengineered how businesses access video content creation, production and deployment. The cloud-based SoMedia Platform allows businesses, brands and media to easily order the production of custom video content at scale and volume, anywhere, on demand, with rapid turnaround, and at a fraction of current costs. SoMedia provides Scalable Video as an integrated solution to corporate partners, as a resale solution through thousands of web marketing firms and directly to digital agencies and millions of SMBs across North America.

Contacts

SoMedia Networks
Company Contact:
George Fleming, 604-683-5510
Chairman & co-CEO
gfleming@somedia.net
or
Investor Contact:
Greg Werbowski, 604-683-5510 ext. 590
gwerbowski@somedia.net
or
Hotwire PR
Media Contact:
Annette Leach, 415-840-2790
somedia@hotwirepr.com

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