Rare Method wins iMedia Marketing Summit agency shootout

CALGARY July 22 /CNW/ – Rare Method Interactive Corp. (“Rare Method”) (TSX Venture Exchange, Tier 1 listed under symbol RAM), is please to announce that they won the iMedia Agency Shoot Out at the Fifth Annual iMedia’s Entertainment Marketing Summit in Beverly Hills, California.

The iMedia’s Entertainment Marketing Summit is an exclusive event that brings together more than 130 senior marketing executives from the top film, television and home entertainment companies that evangelize and drive digital marketing initiatives across the spectrum of their companies marketing communications disciplines.

“This was an incredible opportunity to show case our capabilities in front of the who’s who of entertainment marketing,” comments Tom Short, President of Rare Method, “two companies are selected each year to have this honor and we did not waste the opportunity to demonstrate that Rare Method has the talent to develop big ideas and deliver with exceptional execution.”

The agency shoot out is a fictional agency pitch that is the finale of the conference. The two competing agencies present to a panel that represents the business, which consisted Len Fogge, EVP, Creative, Marketing, Research & Digital Media, Showtime Networks, Chad Harris, VP Special Projects & New Media, Hallmark Channel and Patricia Galea, Executive Director, Digital Marketing & Strategy, Disney ABC Media Networks in front of a room full of real marketing buyers from film, television and home entertainment companies.

This years assignment was based on bringing back the TV classic Bonanza with a modern plot twist to appeal to the CW Television Network audience as part of their Tuesday night prime time line up. The goal of the online campaign was to drive awareness and excitement for the first show’s airing and to engage the target audience in real time as the showed aired in various time zones.

“Our winning strategy was built around creating unprecedented levels of interaction and access between the audience, the cast, crew and the television program.” said Kent Speakman, Director of Business Development who led the presentation at the Wilshire. “A joint effort by our team, recommending some innovative tactics for the campaign, and help from friends like Media Maven Shira Lazar gave us a few exciting twists in the presentation.”

The iMedia’s Entertainment Marketing Summit Agency Shoot Out is a unique forum that allows the competing agencies to demonstrate their thinking and tactical capabilities in a presentation that is close to a real pitch as possible.

“Sometimes the hypothetical world is every bit as challenging as the real world. For the Shootout, Rare Method did an excellent job of surrounding the consumer with a lot of fun, memorable creative tactics.” commented Doug Schumacher, Founder/Creative Director of Basement, last years agency shoot out winner.

To learn more about the winning iMedia Agency Shootout presentation please contact: 

Mr. Kent Speakman, Director Business Development, Rare Method,

About iMedia Communications, Inc.

iMedia Communications, Inc. is a trade publisher and event producer serving interactive media and marketing industries. The company was founded in September of 2001 and is a subsidiary of dmg world media. Our Mission is to advance the business of interactive media and marketing by serving as the primary conduit between buyers and sellers and to inspire marketers of all types to explore and embrace interactive marketing strategies. dmg world media is an international trade show producer with principal operations across North America, Europe and Asia. Additional information on iMedia Connection and dmg world media can be found at www.imediaconnection.com and www.dmgworldmedia.com


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About Kent Speakman

Kent Speakman is a producer & entrepreneur who is experienced on both sides of the camera, for the big screen, small screen and the second screen. Examiner.com has called him one of the most influential entrepreneurs in the entertainment industry and has won the iMedia Entertainment Marketing Award for best digital campaign. He writes for trade publications, speaks at conferences and film festivals as well sharing knowledge through media interviews.
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One Response to Rare Method wins iMedia Marketing Summit agency shootout

  1. Kenan says:

    Congratulations!

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