Press Releases / 1st July 2014

Orion media deploys IMImobile’s ‘DaVinci Social’ platform across all their radio stations

Posted by Alex Klose

London, United Kingdom, 1st July, 2014 – IMImobile a global technology company providing software and services which help businesses capitalise on the growth in mobile communications, today announced that Orion Media is deploying DaVinci Social, IMImobile’s market leading TV and Radio broadcasting platform, across all their radio stations.

Orion Media operates five FM radio stations and three AM services in the East and West Midlands. Together they are the most listened to commercial radio brands in the Midlands, broadcasting to 1.2 million listeners a week. IMImobile’s DaVinci Social platform will allow Orion Media to manage all audience engagement from multiple mobile and social media sources through one single platform, giving each radio station a coherent and unrestricted view of how their listeners are interacting with their radio stations, leading to better engagement insight and audience management. In addition, Orion Media will use DaVinci Social’s Campaign Management Console to deploy and manage all SMS voting and competition campaigns, which are entered via a short code.

IMImobile, the UK’s leading provider of audience engagement and interactive broadcast solutions to commercial and non-commercial TV & Radio broadcasters, developed and launched DaVinci Social to allow broadcasters to adapt to the changing demands of the social multichannel radio listener. DaVinci Social enables broadcasters to manage and curate high volumes of audience inbound content across multiple mobile and social communication channels, such as SMS, MMS, Email, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Inbound content is conveniently displayed in separate streams, allowing content to be easily managed and replied to regardless of channel it originated from.

Using DaVinci Social, Orion Media will be able to manage, curate, distribute and analyse user generated content, allowing their radio stations to easily integrate user generated content into the live environment to enrich their programs in order to create a more meaningful conversation with their listeners, adding a new layer of interactivity to the radio experience.

Phil Riley, Chief Executive at Orion Media commented, “We chose IMImobile due to their strong heritage and deep understanding of the radio broadcasting sector. The DaVinci Social platform allows us to interact with our audience without the need of multiple tools, streamlining the process of sorting, integrating and responding to our listeners to create a more interactive radio experience.”

Steve Godman, Commercial Director Brands, Media and Agency Group at IMImobile said, “We are pleased to enter a partnership with Orion Media, the leading radio broadcaster in the East and West Midlands. Radio broadcasters across the UK need to adapt to changing listener behavior, who are demanding that their radio station listen, interact and use their content. We believe DaVinci Social will allow Orion Media to drive audience engagement and easily tap into the potential of user generated content to increase their footprint across the Midlands.”

For more information about DaVinci Social and the product sheet please click here.

About IMImobile

IMImobile enables organisations of all sizes and sectors to maximise the potential of mobile technologies to improve customer engagement. We believe that mobile will sit at the heart of customer engagement strategies for years to come.

By removing the barriers and complexities to create and deploy mobile-led customer engagement solutions as part of a multichannel framework, we provide software and services that helps organisations to improve customer experience, simplify business processes and enhance operational efficiency.

Our products and solutions built upon the IMIcloud act as an intelligent layer between existing IT systems and business processes to create,manage and launch services across mobile, digital and social communication channels.

Organisations that trust us to deliver smarter customer engagement include Vodafone, O2, Telefonica, Aircel, Airtel, EE, BSNL, AT&T, MTN, France Telecom, Centrica, Universal Music, Tata, the AA, the BBC and major financial institutions.

IMImobile is headquartered in London with offices in Hyderabad, Atlanta and Dubai and has 700 employees worldwide. IMImobile is quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market with the TIDM code IMO.

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