Grass Valley Appoints Platform as Global PR Agency of Record

New agency to support Grass Valley as it expands its thought leadership position in end-to-end Broadcast production

Platform PR, the specialist in digital TV and multi-screen media communications, today announced that it has been appointed as the global PR agency for Grass Valley®, the company that is defining the future of live broadcasting.

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In a competitive pitch that kicked-off with a formal RFP (request for proposal) in November 2012, Platform was chosen from over ten prospective agencies because of its deep understanding of the issues driving the business of television and of the technologies enabling the ‘TV Everywhere’ generation. Platform’s proven ability to serve a broad roster of video technology and services clients, from start-ups to large multinationals, at a global level was also a key factor in the selection decision.

Kara Martin, VP Corporate Marketing Communications at Grass Valley said; “We were impressed by the enthusiasm and positive attitude of the people at Platform from the moment we met them. They have a solid understanding of our markets and of the issues we and our customers are facing in a rapidly changing technological landscape. They are clearly able to couple that expertise with creative and focused communications messaging and PR campaigns. I am sure Platform will be an asset to us as we continue to grow Grass Valley’s thought leadership in the end-to-end live production world.”

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Platform has already started work with the Grass Valley communications team and will report directly to Denise Williams, Director, Corporate Public Relations. One of the agency’s first tasks will be to help launch a number of integrated solutions, including innovative cameras, playout and workflow systems, at the upcoming NAB exhibition, Las Vegas, 8-11 April, 2013.

Gay Bell, CEO of Platform PR said: “We are absolutely over the moon to have won what could be termed as the broadcast industry’s ‘PR pitch of the year’. The Grass Valley brand is highly respected by many in the broadcast industry. I too have admired the company since I first started working in the broadcast sector. It is truly an honor to be asked to help shape the communications of this industry changing organization.”

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About Grass Valley
For more than 50 years, the Grass Valley name has been synonymous with innovation, leadership, and performance. Our full range of solutions and services is unmatched in the industry, leveraging the economies of scale of the IT industry with our proprietary core knowledge of media processing and storage. Grass Valley customers include most of the world's leading broadcasters, teleproduction facilities, and service providers, as well as independent video professionals who rely on our products to cover the world's most high-profile live events, as well as to benefit from efficiencies in day-to-day operations. When you’re watching news, sports, or entertainment programming—whether on a TV, the web, or a mobile device—you’re watching Grass Valley at work in today's connected world.

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