September 15th, 2009 - Campbell's Chunky has launched an online community contest that is a call out to Canadians to nominate the Most Valuable Coach. The Chunky MVC will win $25,000 in prizing for their athletes and community.
Filemobile is using an enhanced version of our Content Community application to deliver this experience. The MVC application enables fans to nominate a coach, become a fan of a coach, and to leave a testimonial about the coach. Coaches from all over Canada are nominated and can be found via a map on the homepage that showcases over 200 coaches at time of posting.
An important feature built into the Content Community is the use of Facebook Connect. This is a service that enables Facebook users to login to Chunky MVC using their Facebook account and to share information (Their Coach Nomination and Testimonials) with their Facebook friends. This viral sharing of information drives people out of Facebook and into the Chunky MVC to check out what their friends are doing. This provides the Chunky a powerful marketing tool for the campaign.
The contest runs from September 14th, 2009 to January 6th, 2010, check it out at Chunky MVC, and be sure to nominate your favorite coach.
On September 14th, 2009 Canada's Vision TV launched their Video On Demand product at www.visiontv.ca
This product showcases hundreds of videos from VIsion TV's programming lineup. You can watch full length documentaries, as well as clips from many of Vision TV's best shows.
Filemobile's Broadband Video Player allows content owners the ability to program their player with content, and to monetize it through ads.
When asked about working with Filemobile, Mark Prasuhn (COO ) had this to say: "Working with Filemobile was a real pleasure. They brought industry-leading expertise and creativity to bear on our video player project, and were integral to our efforts to make the player more robust with significant additional content, while remaining user-friendly and easy to navigate. Filemobile added great value to www.visiontv.ca while working within the constraints of our modest budget."
Highlights of the broadband video player include:
Toronto, Ontario—September 8, 2009—Filemobile Inc., a leading developer of proven and flexible interactive online software platforms, was named one of Canada’s emerging growth companies by PROFIT Magazine today.
Earning a position on the influential HOT 50 ranking for the second consecutive year, Filemobile was ranked 21st by PROFIT magazine editors with a two-year growth rate of 508 per cent. “We are extremely proud to be placed in such esteemed company alongside some of this country’s most dynamic innovators,” Filemobile CEO Chris Becker said. “Despite the difficult economic climate of the past year, our dedicated team has continued to find exciting ways to breathe new life into our suite of social media products and services—I’m looking forward to another great year of fast growth.”
Published in the October issue of PROFIT magazine and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT HOT 50 ranks young firms by two-year revenue growth. “The PROFIT HOT 50 have achieved phenomenal growth rates despite a battered economy,” PROFIT editor Ian Portsmouth said. “Their success is a testament to their innovative approaches to satisfying the demands of the marketplace and managing their own companies.”
Filemobile Inc. is Canada’s leading producer of interactive social media software. Our user-generated content, social networking, video and online community management products enable major brands, media companies and enterprise to power profitable online experiences. Our proprietary Media Factory platform has been deployed by the likes of MolsonCoors, CTV, SunLife Financial, CBC, Kraft, Pepsi and Microsoft to engage with clientele, build brand awareness and expand their client reach exponentially. Visit Filemobile online.
About PROFIT Magazine:
PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success, is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. Published six times a year by Rogers Publishing Ltd., PROFIT is distributed almost exclusively to the chief executives of companies with 5 – 250 employees and annual revenue of $1 million to $25 million, reaching more than 300,000 readers across Canada. Visit PROFIT Magazine online.Media inquiries: Contact Chris Atchison at 416-616-8968 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On November 11th, 1989 Victor Davis, a gold medal winning Olympic swimmer was struck by an allegedly drunk driver in Montreal.
The Davis family chose to donate his organs. It was later learned that Victor's gift would impact five people. Some are alive today thanks to his donations.
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of his loss and to honor his memory and to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation, Victor's brother Greg will be cycling from his home town of Guelph, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec. He will be stopping at hospitals and organ donation centres along the way to raise awareness for organ donations.
Greg will be video and photo blogging the entire experience using Filemobile's blogging application. Filemobile founder Steve Hulford swam with Victor Davis and felt it appropriate for Filemobile to help out in the event.
Follow along at victordavismemorialride.com and remember to sign your organ donors card!
Toronto, ON | August 24, 2009
On Thursday August 20, 2009, Ontario was hit with an unexpected storm. To keep up with what was going on, millions of viewers tuned into to channels like The Weather Network and CP24 (1.2 million viewers tuned in). The storm hit so unexpectedly that people were out carrying on with their normal day as funnel clouds closed in on them. This allowed for some seriously amazing user generated content.
With record breaking numbers of UGC being uploaded to the respective websites it was an opportunity for users to step in and replace the reporters. The excessive number of entries resulted in web content being aired on television to help cover the storm. CP24 noted their dependency on the UGC from their website which is powered by Filemobile's Media Factory "CP24 captured the storm’s progression, from emerging tornadoes and post-storm destruction, at one point relying almost 100 per cent on viewer footage harnessed by Filemobile technology. "
Toronto, Canada | Jun 23, 2009 The Weather Network has recently launched city specific pages, using Media Factory to quickly organize and distribute content.. Filemobile's tools are used to generate the media, as well as to geo-tag the content. Now, users can check out user generated content specific to their city!
Toronto, Canada | Jul 17, 2009 Pixelpusher utilized Media Factory's APIs as well as the webcam widget in order to record video from webcams, to integrate user generated content into YTV's 'Next Star' campaign.
The 'Virtual Next Star' encourages children so upload video auditions, which will then be reviewed by the 'Next Star' judges and voted on by fans.
Audition or vote! The Virtual Next Star.