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THE NEW YORK TIMES SELECTS TRUMBA TO POWER ITS ONLINE AUTOMOTIVE AND CAREER EVENT CALENDARS
Trumba Connect Enables NYTimes.com To Create Global Community for Automotive and Career Events
SEATTLE, WA, November 13, 2006 – Trumba Corporation, a developer of innovative event marketing technology, today announced that The New York Times has selected its Trumba Connect solution to publish, promote and communicate automotive and career event information on its NYTimes.com Autos and Job Market sites. Trumba Connect helps organizations increase event awareness and attendance and connects them with their audiences through a comprehensive suite of tools that includes a hosted, interactive web calendar, email and reporting services.
Using Trumba Connect, the NYTimes.com Automotive and Career Event Calendars have been transformed into interactive, highly-communicative online event calendars enabling users to easily find events relevant to their own interests and geographic locations, and then add those events directly to their own personal calendars. For the global auto industry, the Automotive Events Calendar provides a comprehensive resource of auto industry insight and information, including upcoming auto shows, auctions, and other events of interest to auto enthusiasts. For job seekers, the Career Calendar offers a wealth of information on upcoming job fairs, networking events, and resume workshops.
“We're pleased to work with Trumba Connect in providing this valuable online resource for automotive and career event information,” said Vivian Schiller, vice president and general manager of NYTimes.com. “The event calendars powered by Trumba Connect enhance our Auto and Job sites with more dynamic, interactive content that provides additional value to our readers.”
Both event calendars feature relevant event information that is dynamically shared and communicated across the industry, connecting people with a myriad of events. In addition, Trumba Connect enables NYTimes.com to incorporate event information throughout its site and create links to it from multiple places online.
“We’re in the business of helping organizations increase awareness of important events and convert that awareness into direct relationships with their key constituents, whether they are customers, prospects, partners or employees,” said Jeremy Jaech, CEO of Trumba. “With Trumba Connect, NYTimes.com has created an online hub of event information for the entire auto and career industries that far exceeds any conventional calendars and reinforces the power of active calendar services in truly connecting people to organizations’ events.”
The NYTimes.com Automobile Events Calendar can be found at: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/automobiles/index.html and the Career Calendar can be found at: http://jobmarket.nytimes.com/pages/jobs/.
Trumba Corporation is a Seattle-based developer of innovative online calendaring solutions that help businesses and organizations effectively publish, promote and communicate their events online. The company’s flagship product, Trumba Connect, allows organizations to embed highly interactive and customizable calendars within their websites. Trumba customers also benefit from an array of event-centric tools that include the ability to email calendars, create categories of calendars based on event types or geography, leverage user-generated content through event submission forms, drop events onto an array of personal calendaring solutions and much more. Trumba technology is used by institutions of higher education, newspapers, corporations, associations, cities and towns, hospitals and large religious organizations. Trumba Connect is a subscription-based software as a service (SaaS) solution. The company is privately held and backed by three of the industry’s leading venture capital firms, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital and Oak Investment Partners. To find out more about Trumba, visit www.trumba.com.
About The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2005 revenues of $3.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers, nine network-affiliated television stations, two New York City radio stations and 35 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com. The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting, and distributing high-quality news, information, and entertainment.
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