Charlottetown, PEOctober 29, 2009

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – October 29, 2009 – Tourism PEI has partnered with ScreenScape, a leader in Internet-based Venue Networking solutions, as a technology provider for a multi-faceted marketing effort says Minister of Tourism Valerie E. Docherty.

“The ScreenScape Community represents a significant promotional opportunity for tourism in Prince Edward Island” said Minister Docherty. “With ScreenScape-powered screen displays now being used in venues throughout the world, we see a fantastic opportunity to use this service in PEI. We’ll also use the technology to deliver content to select venues across the Island starting with our Visitor Information Centers; with the intent to grow this initiative to include our community partners.”

ScreenScape has been described by pundits as ‘Web 2.0 Digital Signage’ as it combines professional display authoring tools with the content sharing principles and techniques of social media. The company was founded in Charlottetown in 2007 and now has a presence in more than a dozen countries worldwide.

“Tourism PEI is always interested in implementing new technologies to enhance the tourism industry,” said Minister Docherty. “ScreenScape will allow us to move to the next level in marketing and we look forward to this partnership. The added benefit is that we are investing in an innovative PEI-based company.”

“We’d like to welcome the Government of Prince Edward Island to the ScreenScape Community,” said Company Founder and Chief Product Officer, Mark Hemphill. “The ScreenScape platform is really a natural fit for the tourism sector. Whether it’s by reaching out to partners abroad through the ScreenScape Community or by building a coordinated tourism marketing network here on the Island, ScreenScape can provide a significant boost to the Island tourism industry.”

Venue Networking promises to pave the way for a range of experiential marketing activity that is both targeted and cost-effective. “Government partners can play an important role in coordinating the messaging of an entire tourism region,” said Hemphill. “As a member of ScreenScape, Tourism PEI can now promote any of its many Island-wide festivals throughout the ScreenScape Community. For instance, during an event, Tourism PEI can use the ScreenScape service to present festival goers with coordinated messaging on screens in the venues that are participating. This can help to direct tourists to a schedule of events, to local tourism operations, as well as to any special offers.”

 

About Tourism PEI

Tourism Prince Edward Island is a department of the the Government of Prince Edward Island (PEI). It’s mandate is to promote continued growth in the PEI tourism sector; aggressively market PEI as a premier destination; proactively facilitate product and plant development; aggressively promote special events; provide continued emphasis on customer service; manage provincial infrastructure projects (i.e. golf courses and parks); and facilitate community development through tourism.

Tourism PEI Media Contact:
Julie Whitlock, Communications Officer
(902) 368-5535

About ScreenScape Networks

ScreenScape makes software that helps businesses connect and control screens over the Internet. Using a simple plug & play device, ScreenScape customers can turn any screen into a connected digital sign. Once a screen is connected it can be updated, monitored and managed over the Internet using ScreenScape.com. Brand marketers and retail networks use the technology to publish digital signage content on screens inside their stores. Health clinics, university campuses and other kinds of venues use it to engage and entertain their visitors. It’s part of a growing technology arena called place-based media that is rapidly turning TV screens outside the home into location-specific media channels.

For more information, please contact:
ScreenScape Networks Inc.
(902) 368-1975 | screenscape@screenscape.com | http://screenscape.com
P.O. Box 291, 133 Queen Street, Third Floor Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K4 Canada

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