ALLENDALE, N.J., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Automated Media Services, Inc. (AMS), responsible for the creation of 3GTv™, the first out-of-home form of television, announced today that Burt Manning, Chairman Emeritus of J. Walter Thompson, has been named chairman of its advisory board. An advertising industry icon, Manning has been instrumental in helping AMS bring its vision to life: the development of a truly plannable television experience in retail. As chairman, Manning will help guide the company through its national expansion phase.
"Having lived the advertising and media landscape for the past 30 years, I can appreciate the unique value that 3GTv™ brings to the industry – 3GTv™ delivers the only measurable television platform in grocery," said Manning, chairman of AMS advisory board.
Manning joins an extraordinary leadership team including Willard Bishop, Stephen Grubbs, Nick Loria and Larry Blasius, who together draw on years of experience in the television advertising, media agency, and retail marketing professions.
Mr. Manning led JWT as chairman and CEO for a decade and served more than one thousand clients. During Manning's tenure, the agency won acclaim with creative work for clients like Ford Motor Company, Kellogg's, Kraft Foods, Kodak, Sprint, Bell Atlantic and DeBeers.
In 1996 Manning became the first advertising professional elected to the National Sales and Marketing Hall of Fame. Three years later he was inducted into the AAF Advertising Hall of Fame, making him the first ever to be honored by both groups.
"As chairman of our advisory board, Burt adds an invaluable depth of expertise and insight to our leadership team," said AMS CEO Bob Wolinsky. "Not only is he a brilliant strategist, but unparalleled when it comes to understanding the nuances and challenges of marketers and their brands."
About Automated Media Services, Inc.
Automated Media Services, Inc. (AMS) is an Allendale, New Jersey-based firm responsible for the creation and development of the next generation television called 3rd Generation Television or 3GTv™. The 3GTv™ network is the first out-of-home form of television – the solution to today's media and advertising crisis. Like radio, which decades ago made the leap from in-home to out-of-home, television is now going to do the same with the 3GTv™ network. Founded by a coterie of industry veterans with over 150 years of collective experience in television, engineering, advertising and marketing, AMS has fused the benefits of in-home television and the efficiencies of the Internet with the ideal demographic location. The result is the first development of an automated, plannable advertising and media platform located in the midst of the most coveted marketing environment in the physical universe, the retail store. For more information, visit www.3gtv.com.
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