Zinio Announces Launch of Global Newsstand and an International Marketing Partnership

    Partnership with Acceso, a company part-owned by Havas Media, will further
    extend Zinio's reach in Europe and Latin America

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ -- Zinio (http://www.zinio.com), the leading
online publishing, distribution and retail services company, announced two
pivotal initiatives today; the launch of an online Global Newsstand; and a
partnership spanning Europe and Latin America with Acceso Group, a company
part-owned by both Havas Media -- the media division of Havas, one of the
largest communication and advertising groups worldwide -- and ISP. Zinio's new
global initiative provides publishers increased reach and introduces more
variety for consumers with an expanded selection of magazine titles and a
choice between online or offline reading capabilities.
    "As more consumers adopt digital lifestyles and traditional print
publishers look to the Web for solutions, Zinio continues to provide the most
choice, ease of use and added convenience," said Rich Maggiotto, Zinio's CEO.
"With Zinio's Global Newsstand, publishers can offer consumers popular
domestic and international publications in one convenient location, while
still providing the highest-fidelity, digital reading experience. Consumers
will be able to select and navigate by country or language, and have the
ability to make purchases with the currency of their choice."
    "The Zinio Global Newsstand is 'long tail' at its most powerful. In a
marketplace where access is traditionally defined by geographic scale of
demand, Zinio enables mass and niche interest communities worldwide to connect
with specific magazine content regardless of local market demand viability,"
said Joan Sola, Acceso Group's CEO.
    Zinio Global Newsstand -- The first of its kind, Zinio's Global Newsstand
offers magazine publishers the ability to easily circulate their publications
worldwide, a task previously limited by constraints of print costs,
distribution and inventory. Today, more than 850 digital consumer magazine
titles actively sell and deploy their content online in multiple languages,
across more than 200 countries, using Zinio's platform. Zinio aims to expand
that number to more than 2,000 top-tier titles within the year by
collaborating with Havas Media global network.
    Publishers who join will also have access to a new resource center that
includes the ability to work closely with Zinio's Publisher Growth Services
Group (PGS Group) to create tailored marketing programs, as an extension to
their own resources. The PGS Group helps publishers build stronger recognition
for their titles and brand while increasing a variety of circulation and
advertising revenue streams.
    Zinio Global Partnership -- Zinio expects to further expand its
organically developed international footprint across countries in Europe and
Latin America by partnering with Acceso Group and collectively with Havas
Media. For the publishing and advertising industries, this media collaboration
offers new digital opportunities for global export and interactivity.
    "We believe that Zinio's superior technology and online marketing
services for publishers will drastically increase the appeal and usage of
digital publications. We want to be ahead of this process and be able to fully
exploit for our clients the possibilities of this promising interactive
channel," said Alfonso Rodes, CEO of Havas Media.
    "This is a climactic time for the publishing industry," said Maggiotto,
"With the depth and breadth of Havas Media's global communications experience,
and the high-fidelity digital reading experience Zinio offers, we are creating
a new chapter in history by offering publishers and consumers an international
extension that localizes their reading experience, while preserving the
integrity of the magazine brand for consumers and advertisers."
    About Zinio LLC
    Zinio is the global leader for digital publishing products and services.
Zinio provides publishers with new circulation and revenue growth
opportunities through its comprehensive offerings from marketing programs that
include customer acquisition, retention and cross-promotion to seamless
production services, a robust e-commerce engine and extensive digital
delivery, circulation and fulfillment services. Major publishing partners
include, Bonnier, Hearst, IDG, Gruner + Jahr, Hachette Filipacchi, IPC Media,
Mariah Media, McGraw-Hill, The National Magazine Company, Playboy Enterprises,
Primedia, Rogers Publishing and Ziff Davis. Zinio has offices in San Francisco
and New York with several franchisees worldwide. For more information, or to
purchase any of the digital magazine-specific titles offered by Zinio, please
visit http://www.zinio.com.
    About Acceso Group
    Acceso Group is a company participated by Havas Media and ISP.
Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, ACCESO provides Media Content Intelligence
services and Communications Management Solutions to leading international
companies like Vodafone, Repsol, Nike, Coca-Cola, Telefonica, Nabisco,
Volkswagen Group, Wrigley, Sol-Melia and BBVA.
    About Havas Media
    Havas Media is the global media network of Havas.
    Havas Media represents one of the world's fastest growing media networks,
its agencies have grown from 10 markets in 1999 to over 100 markets in 2008.
    Havas Media services its clients through a portfolio of specialist global
networks and agencies. This group is organised to maximise local market
dynamics whilst leveraging the extensive global insight and strategic support
within Havas Media. The range of companies within Havas Media include:  MPG
(Havas Media's global media network), Arena (Havas Media's network for tailor-
made communication services), Havas Digital (Havas Media's global interactive
network), Havas Sports (Havas Media's global sports communication network) and
B6 Integrated Entertainment (Havas Media's branded entertainment network).
    Recent new business wins from across the Havas Media teams include: Sears
(USA), BBC (UK), Danone (Canada, US, Colombia), Credit Suisse (Global), ING
(Italy), Coca-Cola (Latam), Christian Dior (Portugal), Reckitt Benckiser
(Argentina, Belgium, Thailand, Switzerland), Turespana (Spain), Olympic Art
Festival (China), DCNS (France), French Hiking Federation (France), Nature
Valley (UK), Tourism Malaysia (UK), F&C Investments (UK), Bwin (Argentina),
Fox Channel (Argentina), Audi (Mexico), Grupo Damm (Spain), Goodyear (Spain),
Emirates Airlines (India), Nokia (Chile), Schering Plough (Mexico), Lacoste
(UK), Honda, BP Gas and Geox (Portugal).
    About ISP
    ISP is a holding company with interests in different communication
companies present in Europe and Latin America. ISP belongs to the Rodes

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