Mediabistro and Miami Ad School Announce New Online Education Partnership
(New York, NY - July 22, 2010) Mediabistro.com (a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., Nasdaq: WEBM), the leader in online education for media professionals, and Miami Ad School, the leader in global advertising degree programs, today announce a new initiative in online advertising education.
Mediabistro and Miami Ad School will partner to create online education for aspiring copywriters and designers as well as mid-level advertising and design professionals who want to stay on top of current trends and technologies.
Carmen Scheidel, Director of Education for Mediabistro, said, "We're excited to collaborate with Miami Ad School. Their world-class reputation and innovative approach to advertising and design education is a great fit for our audience."
Pippa Seichrist, Founder of the Miami Ad School, said, "Mediabistro's extensive experience in online education complements our professional and graduate programs. We're eager to bring a taste of our state-of-the-art training to a larger audience."
The program is expected to launch in the fall of 2010 and will also serve the audiences of Mediabistro’s sister sites, Ads of the World and Brands of the World.
Mediabistro.com is the leading content, career, and event resource for media and business professionals. This community comes to mediabistro.com to read news and features, take courses, attend events, and find work on the industry's best job board.
About WebMediaBrands Inc.
WebMediaBrands is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows and recruitment services for media and business professionals. Our online business includes: (i) mediabistro.com, the leading blog network providing content, career and educational resources about major media markets and industry verticals including new media, TV news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, mobile and the semantic web, which also includes the industry’s leading online job board; (ii) Social Times and All Facebook, which provide industry-leading content about the latest developments in social media, social networks and social gaming; (iii) other leading content Websites including Ads of the World, Brands of the World, Semantic Web and TVNewser; and (iv) e-commerce Websites including Freelance Connect and Stock Logos.
About Miami Ad School
Founded in 1993, Miami Ad School is known as the "School for Pop Culture Engineering" and offers innovative education programs which go where no other institution has dared. Miami Ad School is the only truly global educational network for the marketing communications industry, offering students the opportunity to study and intern in different locations around the world including: Miami, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Hamburg, Madrid and Sao Paulo.
For the past five years the Gunn Report, which ranks agencies globally, has named Miami Ad School among the most awarded schools in the world, based on the quality of awards received by students.
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