Sarasota Film Festival Goes Mobile with SAMY Sarasota Merchants Can Immediately Set up A Mobile Storefront To Connect With Festival Attendees And Local Shoppers

SARASOTA, Fla., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sarasota Film Festival & MobileBits (OTCBB: MBIT) announce that SAMY, the fast growing 'mobile mall', is the official mobile marketing solution and application for the 2013 Sarasota Film Festival.  This year, festival attendees will be able purchase tickets, view festival information and receive special offers and alerts from sponsors and local merchants near festival venues in Sarasota - right from their smartphone. 

"We are always striving to provide the best festival experience to our guests, sponsors and partners," said Tom Hall, Director of the Sarasota Film Festival.  "SAMY offers us our first-ever mobile optimized ticket sales platform, giving us a unique opportunity to offer value to our festival attendees and sponsors."

SAMY is an award-winning, patent pending, global mobile marketing and loyalty network that enables merchants, brands and retailers to engage with new customers. SAMY provides businesses an easy way to quickly integrate all the important retail touch points including POS, gift cards, mobile offers, loyalty systems and more into one, synchronized mobile platform. 

"This was an excellent opportunity to leverage our mobile network to support one of the leading film festivals and recognized events on the Suncoast," said Dan Miller, CRO of MobileBits.  "We're excited to support the Sarasota Film Festival and provide their sponsors, partners and the entire Sarasota merchant and retailer community a unique and immediate mobile opportunity before, during and after the event to reach festival attendees and the larger SRQ community."   

To sign up immediately for a free merchant and/or sponsor storefront today please visit www.samy.net or contact sales [at] mobilebits.com.

To learn more about the Sarasota Film Festival please visit www.sarasotafilmfestival.com.

About Sarasota Film Festival

Held annually in Sarasota, FL, The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 180 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks. Entering our 15th year, we're proud to bring the best new and veteran independent filmmakers to our Festival with local and kid-friendly programs that showcase our idyllic Gulf Coast community.

For more information about the Festival, please visit our website at http://www.sarasotafilmfestival.com.  

About MobileBits Corporation

MobileBits, provider of SAMY, the fast growing 'Mobile Mall' that enables any merchant, retailer or brand to connect with mobile consumers in their local area through various touch points and helps increase sales. The solution provides business a complete set of tools to connect with, create and manage mobile campaigns, deals, offers, loyalty and rewards to a subscribed mobile consumer. MobileBits operates offices in Los Angeles, Sarasota, FL and Zurich, Switzerland. For more information, visit www.mobilebits.com or www.samy.net.

Media contacts:

Brian Ehrlich


MobileBits Corp.


brian.ehrlich@mobilebits.com


+1 941-225-6103

 

SOURCE MobileBits Corporation



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