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OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING SELECTS ONLINE SOLUTION FROM TRUMBA TO PUBLISH AND PROMOTE LOCAL COMMUNITY EVENTS
Trumba Connect Provides Local and Neighboring Viewers and Listeners with
Interactive Statewide Community Events Calendar
SEATTLE, WA, July 11, 2007 – Trumba Corporation, a developer of innovative online calendaring solutions, announced today that Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) has selected Trumba Connect to power its online OPB Community Calendar. OPB is a not-for-profit, private, locally owned public broadcast network with Television, Radio and Internet services that reach 1.5 million people every week across the state of Oregon and southwest Washington.
Trumba Connect helps media and broadcast organizations like the OPB increase awareness of and attendance at local events and better connects these organizations with their communities through a comprehensive suite of tools that includes a hosted, interactive Web calendar, event submission forms, and reporting services. Trumba Connect’s innovative design allows for quick deployment of customer-branded event calendars that are rapidly adopted by community users because of an intuitive interface and interoperability with leading personal calendaring solutions.
Powered by the Trumba Connect solution, OPB visitors can easily add specific activities to their own personal Google™, MSN® Hotmail®, AOL®, Yahoo!™, Microsoft® Office Outlook® and Apple® iCal® calendars, set event reminders and receive notifications of event changes. Moreover, the OPB Calendar encourages individual visitors to submit their own events to the calendar, thus functioning as a two-way communication vehicle with the community.
Highly visible and just one click away from the OPB homepage, the OPB Community Calendar provides visitors with a comprehensive monthly view of various events happening across the state (http://www.opb.org/community/calendar/). The OPB Community Calendar is extremely comprehensive yet easy to navigate and provides access and information across sixteen different event categories, including Workshops, Children’s Events, Fair & Festivals, Charities, Theater & Dance, and more.
“Trumba Connect has seen aggressive growth among media companies during the last several months. With today’s OPB win and the recent King5 deployment in Seattle, the broadcast media markets are heating up and have begun to increase their presence among our many print and online media customers,” said Jeremy Jaech, CEO of Trumba. “Local public broadcasting organizations like the OPB are natural fits for Trumba Connect because their listeners and viewers naturally look to them for community information. We’re looking forward to providing them with a better way to do just that.”
Trumba Corporation is a Seattle-based developer of innovative online event presentation and content management technology that helps media companies build community around and generate revenue from “go-and-do” content. 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 leverage user-generated content through event submission forms, create categories of calendars based on event types or geography, reverse publish online event information, drop events onto an array of personal calendaring solutions and much more. Trumba technology is used by a variety of media organizations, including The New York Times, Pocono Record, Chattanooga Times Free Press, SouthCoastToday.com, Cape Cod Times, and King 5 TV. 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.
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