SEATTLE, June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Trumba Corporation, a developer of
innovative online calendaring solutions, announced today that KING 5,
Seattle/Tacoma's NBC affiliate and number one television station, has
selected Trumba(R) Connect to power its online Home Team summer calendar.
Trumba Connect helps organizations increase event awareness and attendance
and better connects them with their audiences through a comprehensive suite
of tools that includes a hosted, interactive Web calendar, email, and
KING 5 launched its enhanced Home Team community calendar, which
includes event information in the Western Washington area across a variety
of categories, on KING5.com (http://www.king5.com/calendar). By interacting
with the calendar, KING5.com visitors can easily add specific activities to
their own personal Google(TM), MSN(R) Hotmail(R), AOL(R), Yahoo!(TM),
Microsoft(R) Office Outlook(R) and Apple(R) iCal(R) calendars, set event
reminders or receive notifications of event changes. Visitors can also
submit their own events to the calendar.
"Viewers rely on us to keep them connected to the community," said Ray
Heacox, president and general manager of KING 5, KONG 6/16, NorthWest Cable
News (NWCN) and Weather Plus. "This is one more tool to help our audience
stay on top of the many happenings around the Puget Sound area."
Trumba Connect is easy to set up and can be customized to fit the look
and feel of KING5.com's brand. Trumba allows KING 5 to manage events in a
variety of ways and to customize submission forms based upon the type of
event. By powering an online calendar with Trumba Connect, KING 5's goal is
to become a destination for anyone who is looking for something to do in
the greater Seattle area.
"Local news stations have always been a primary source for viewers to
find out what is happening in their communities. These news stations are
increasingly moving their news and information content online and making
their Web sites more dynamic and interactive to attract more visitors,"
said Jeremy Jaech, CEO of Trumba. "Trumba Connect is a perfect tool for
helping KING 5 stay connected to the Puget Sound community and become a key
source for local event information."
KING 5 is launching a marketing campaign to promote the expanded
calendar and encourage community groups to submit their events.
Trumba Corporation is a Seattle-based developer of innovative online
calendaring solutions that help businesses and organizations effectively
publish, promote and communicate their events online. The company's
flagship product, Trumba Connect, allows organizations to embed highly
interactive and customizable calendars within their websites. Trumba
customers also benefit from an array of event-centric tools that include
the ability to email calendars, create categories of calendars based on
event types or geography, leverage user-generated content through event
submission forms, drop events onto an array of personal calendaring
solutions and much more. Trumba technology is used by institutions of
higher education, newspapers, corporations, associations, cities and towns,
hospitals and large religious organizations. Trumba Connect is a
subscription-based software as a service (SaaS) solution. The company is
privately held and backed by three of the industry's leading venture
capital firms, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital
and Oak Investment Partners. To find out more about Trumba, visit
SOURCE Trumba Corporation