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CLIENT: WARNER BROS ONLINE - 2000-04-24 - BEEP! BEEP! WILE E. COYOTE AND ROAD RUNNER ADD ZIP TO NEW POSTAGE STAMP


BEEP! BEEP!

WILE E. COYOTE AND ROAD RUNNER ADD ZIP TO NEW POSTAGE STAMP

WASHINGTON, DC - April 24, 2000 - World-renowned animated Icon Wile E. Coyote will finally catch up with the Road Runner, if only for a brief moment, when the first-ever commemorative postage stamp to be issued in cyberspace by the U.S. Postal Service debuts on April 26, 2000.

The event marks not only the first time a U.S. stamp has been dedicated on-line, but also the first time consumers can purchase stamps via the Internet on the first day of issue. Traditionally, first day of issuance ceremonies are held in a single city and the stamps made available exclusively in that location for one day.

The Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner stamp will be officially dedicated by Time Warner Chairman and CEO Gerald Levin, Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Barry Meyer and James Tolbert, Postal Service Executive Director, Stamp Services, during a history-making live Webcast at 4 p.m. ET. The Webcast will take place on America Online (keyword: BeepBeep), Warner Bros. Online (http://www.warnerbros.com) and on the Postal Service's Web site at http://www.stampsonline.com.

The Time Warner Media Center at the Children's Museum of Manhattan will serve as the host site for the on-line event, where local schoolchildren will participate in the ceremony by unveiling the stamp on the Internet.

"The Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner stamp is a colorful and exciting addition to our nation's commemorative stamp program," said Tolbert. "Their ongoing feud is based largely on speed and ingenuity, which is a fun-loving reminder of the Postal Service's continued success in improving the speed and efficiency of mail service to everyone, everywhere, every day."

"A long time ago, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote taught us the two essential lessons of the broadband revolution: Speed is everything, and no matter how many obstacles you may face along the way, never stop trying," said Levin. "Today, we honor these two digital pioneers with a commemorative stamp. We at Time Warner are proud of the honor paid to two of our favorite colleagues, and we are determined to keep following their example of speed and persistence as we set the pace of innovation on the digital highway."

"Warner Bros.' beloved animation director Chuck Jones invented Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner as two tireless adversaries on a never-ending chase," said Meyer. "It's a great honor to have these classic animated characters immortalized on a U.S. stamp."

The desert home of Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner will be the site of the stamp's "terra firma" first day of issue site with a ceremony at 10 a.m. MST at the Pecos Station Post Office in Phoenix, Ariz. The ceremony will be free and open to the public.

300 million self-adhesive Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner stamps have been printed. The stamp features the letter-delivering Road Runner perched atop a mailbox and the ever-scheming Wile E. Coyote, whose plot to make a meal out of this special mail carrier is foiled.

The Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner stamp is the fourth in a series of U.S. stamps honoring Warner Bros.' famed Looney Tunes characters. The Bugs Bunny stamp launched the series in 1997, followed by stamps honoring Sylvester and Tweety (1998) and Daffy Duck (1999).

"We're proud to have joined with the Postal Service-first with Bugs Bunny, then with Sylvester & Tweety and Daffy Duck, and now with Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner-to help young people across the country discover the joy of stamp collecting," said Dan Romanelli, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Consumer Products.

Legendary animation director Chuck Jones created the ultimate cartoon rivals when they debuted in their first animated short, "Fast and Furry-ous." He based Wile E. Coyote's adept skill with various apparatuses and contraptions upon his own experiences as an unaccomplished handyman. Jones then partnered the Wile E. Coyote with the Road Runner, whose modus operandi is to deliver a well-timed "Beep! Beep!", unfurl his tongue and speed blithely by, eluding Wile E. Coyote and all of his failed Acme Products. The unconventional chase has become a classic in cartoon history.

For more information on U.S. stamps, or to order many stamps and philatelic items, visit http://www.stampsonline.com. Stamps can also be ordered by calling toll-free 1 800 STAMP-24.

 

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Stamp News Release Number 00-028

USPS Contact: Don Smeraldi (202) 268-6524

Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Contact: Kari Dahlquist (818) 954-3023

Warner Bros. Online

Contact: Cathy Doré (818) 977-8864

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Issue: Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner

Item Number: 559100

Denomination & Type of Issue: 33-cent commemorative

Format: Souvenir Sheet of 10 (one design)

Series: Looney Tunes

Issue Date & City: April 26, 2000, Phoenix, AZ 85026

Illustrator: Ed Wleczyk, Warner Bros., Los Angeles, CA

Designer: Ed Wleczyk, Warner Bros., Los Angeles, CA

Character Art: Frank Espinosa, Warner Bros., Los Angeles, CA

Concept: Brenda Guttman, Warner Bros., Los Angeles, CA

Art Director: Terrence W. McCaffrey, USPS

Modeler: Banknote Corporation of America, Inc. (BCA)

Manufacturing Process: Offset/Microprint

Printer: Banknote Corporation of America, Inc. (BCA)

Printed at: BCA, Browns Summit, NC

Press Type: Goebel, 670

Stamps per Sheet: 10

Print Quantity: 300 million stamps

Paper Type: Pre-phosphored Type II

Gum Type: Self-adhesive

Processed at: BCA, Browns Summit, NC

Colors: Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black

Stamp Orientation: Vertical

Image Area (w x h): 0.84 x 1.41 in./21.34 x 35.81 mm

Overall Size (w x h): 0.99 x 1.56 in./25.15 x 39.62 mm

Full Booklet Size (w x h): 6.83 x 5.13 in./173.48 x 130.30 mm

Plate Size: 120 Stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers: N/A

Catalog Item Number(s) 559140 Souvenir sheet of 10-$3.30

559161 First Day Cancellation-single-$0.54

559184 Top Press sheet-$19.80

559186 Bottom Press sheet-$19.80

559166 Stamped Cards-$6.95

559178 Stamper Cards-$3.25

559141 Special Die-Cut-$3.30

HOW TO ORDER THE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE POSTMARK
 

Customers have 30 days to obtain the first day of issue postmark by mail. They may purchase the stamps at their local post office, affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them into a larger envelope addressed to: WILE E COYOTE AND ROAD RUNNER COMMEMORATIVE STAMP, POSTMASTER, 4949 E VAN BUREN ST, PHOENIX AZ 85026-9991.

After applying the first day of issue postmark, the Postal Service returns the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark. All orders must be postmarked by May 26, 2000. Stamp Fulfillment Services also offers the first day covers for new stamp issues and postal stationery items postmarked with the official first day of issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USA Philatelic catalog. Customers may request a free catalog by writing to: INFORMATION FULFILLMENT, DEPT 6270, US POSTAL SERVICE, PO BOX 219014, KANSAS CITY MO 64121-9014, or by calling 1 800 STAMP-24.

First day covers remain on sale for at least one year after the stamp's issuance.

 

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InterActive Agency, Inc. - http://www.presscontact.com/iagency was an online marketing, public relations, and advertising firm. We specialized in driving traffic to Web sites and increasing product downloads. Our companies list server provided up-to-the-minute news on our cutting-edge clientele and projects.


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CLIENT: IAGENCY - 2000-04-05 - IAGENCY ANNOUNCES RECAPITALIZATION

IAGENCY ANNOUNCES RECAPITALIZATION WITH FUNDING FROM ROUND ONE INVESTMENTS
Co-Founder and CEO Alan Wallace Exits
Tony Winders to Take Over as President and CEO

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (April 5, 2000) - InterActive Agency, Inc. (iAgency) announced today it has received a funding commitment from Beverly Hills based Round One Investments. iAgency co-founder and CEO Alan Wallace will exit the business to pursue other ventures whereupon co-founder Tony Winders will take over as Chairman, President and CEO. Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.

A formal announcement of the restructuring and iAgency's plans for future growth will be unveiled during a VIP press reception at 7 p.m. today at The Mayan Theater (1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles), during the third annual "VIC @ The Mayan" party in conjunction with Spring Internet World.

"I have enjoyed my years at iAgency and am very proud of our accomplishments. I am also grateful to have represented such wonderful clients and for the opportunity to help pioneer Internet publicity, marketing, and advertising," said Wallace. "I now have the opportunity to pursue other interests, which are very exciting. This is a great move for me and will give iAgency what it needs for its continued strong growth," he said.

"This is one of the most important developments in the five-year history of iAgency and sets the stage for an aggressive expansion strategy," said Winders. "We plan to capitalize on our understanding of the maturing online advertising industry while positioning iAgency to become the world's first broadband advertising agency," said Winders.

Round One Investments is a Beverly Hills based venture capital group co-founded and managed by John Robison and Richard Slaid that is focused on early stage investments in Internet video enabling technologies, rich media online advertising, and content aggregation and digitization.

iAgency (InterActive Agency, Inc.) was founded in May, 1995 by Tony Winders and Alan Wallace to serve the public relations needs of the emerging Internet industry. One of the first interactive agencies in existence, iAgency specializes in driving Web traffic and sales through online and offline promotion, publicity, advertising and direct marketing services. In addition to launching The Palace, Inc., Warner Bros. Online, The Attitude Network, and HBO.com, iAgency's current clients include Warner Bros. Studio Store, NBC, F/X Networks, Stamps.com, FastBand GlobalCast, FansRULE.com, NeTVideoNetworks.com and Clicksure, among other leading online entertainment and e-commerce companies.


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InterActive Agency, Inc. - http://www.presscontact.com/iagency was an online marketing, public relations, and advertising firm. We specialized in driving traffic to Web sites and increasing product downloads. Our companies list server provided up-to-the-minute news on our cutting-edge clientele and projects.

DESCRIPTION = InterActive Agency, Inc. (iAgency) announced today it has received a funding commitment from Beverly Hills based Round One Investments.  iAgency co-founder and CEO Alan Wallace exits the business to pursue other ventures whereupon co-founder Tony Winders will take over as Chairman, President and CEO.  Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.

KEYWORDS = InterActive Agency, iAgency, round one investments, funding, capitalization, investment, internet video, rich media, online advertising, content aggregation, digitization


CLIENT: CLICKSURE - 2000-04-04 - CLICKSURE HIRES PR FIRMS FOR NORTH AMERICA

CLICKSURE HIRES PR FIRMS FOR NORTH AMERICA


LOS ANGELES, April 4, 2000 -- Clicksure (http://www.clicksure.com), the only global quality certification program for e-commerce Web sites that is comprehensive and independent, announced today they have retained Ruder Finn and iAgency for public relations and interactive marketing in North America.

"Clicksure's goal is to become the sign of quality on the Internet, and we are committing the resources necessary to meet that goal," Clicksure CEO Christopher Upton said. "We want online buyers -- both consumers and businesses -- to recognize that Clicksure and quality are synonymous. The Clicksure seal means a site is safe, reliable, and service oriented. We are thrilled to be working with such an established and prestigious firm as Ruder Finn, in conjunction with the creative online talent of iAgency, to deliver the Clicksure message. The combination is proving to be dynamic and we are very excited to have them on our team."

"We are very happy to be representing Clicksure. They offer the e-commerce community a new standard of quality assurance and help e-merchants best protect and serve their customers in a self-regulated manner," said Craig Martin, managing director of Ruder Finn Washington.

"We are honored to contribute our Internet marketing expertise to this important e-commerce initiative," said Tony Winders, president of iAgency. "Clicksure is raising the bar for e-commerce best practices on a global level and we are looking forward to playing a vital role in its successful roll-out in North America."

Ruder Finn and iAgency are the newest additions to Clicksure's global PR team. In order to maximize coverage in the regional press, Clicksure has hired agencies in all three countries where they currently have offices. Blitz! handles public relations in the UK, Financial Dynamics is responsible for public relations to the European financial community, and PResse was recently hired to handle public relations in Germany.

Clicksure's founders and advisory council have developed standards regarding privacy and security of data collection and transactions, customer service, site quality, and social responsibility that follow ISO (International Organization of Standardization) guidelines and principles and existing codes of practice for e-business from organizations such as the International Chamber of Commerce. The Clicksure standards create the opportunity for self-regulation by e-merchants, and provide them with a benchmark for quality so that the online shopping experience is reliable, safe and effective. In order to feature the Clicksure certification symbol, Web sites undergo rigorous testing against the Clicksure standards, and are monitored every six months to ensure all criteria continue to be met. Clicksure has offices in Washington, D.C., LA, and worldwide.

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InterActive Agency, Inc. - http://www.presscontact.com/iagency was an online marketing, public relations, and advertising firm. We specialized in driving traffic to Web sites and increasing product downloads. Our companies list server provided up-to-the-minute news on our cutting-edge clientele and projects.

 

DESCRIPTION = Clicksure (http://www.clicksure.com), the only global quality certification program for e-commerce Web sites that is comprehensive and independent, announced today they have retained Ruder Finn and iAgency for public relations and interactive marketing in North America.

KEYWORDS = interactive agency, iagency, clicksure, ecommerce, e-commerce

 

 

CLIENT: 5th AVENUE CHANNEL - 2000-04-04 - CLICKSURE HIRES PR FIRMS FOR NORTH AMERICA

5TH AVENUE CHANNEL AND IAGENCY COLLABORATE TO DEVELOP ADVERTISING FOR NETVIDEONETWORKS.COM

 

5TH AVENUE CHANNEL AND IAGENCY COLLABORATE

TO DEVELOP ADVERTISING FOR NETVIDEONETWORKS.COM

 

5th Avenue Channel Corp. (NASDAQ: FAVE) today announced the signing of an agreement with iAgency, a Los Angeles based Internet advertising agency for the development and expansion of 5th Avenue's Internet activities. The agreement provides for iAgency to develop and implement 5th Avenue's Internet advertising revenue models and the immediate and long term development of the Company's website and video viewer audience.

"Our partnership with iAgency is consistent with our strategy to become the source of choice for financial video content, which offers to the consumer personalized real-time market-oriented information and tools to help people increase their financial well-being. Our content gives them direct access to top-flight financial experts through our net-cameras and full production studios that we are placing across the country" stated Mel Rosen, CEO and President of 5th Avenue.

 

"Combining our innovative online promotion and community outreach techniques with our advertising consulting expertise, iAgency will play a strategic role in attracting and maintaining a highly qualified audience for NetVideoNetworks.com and its advertisers," said Tony Winders, president of iAgency.

 

Founded in 1995, iAgency specializes in increasing sales for its e-commerce clients and driving online audiences toward Internet content. iAgency's marketing solutions are based on a philosophy of integrated media and marketing disciplines and an understanding of how both paid and unpaid marketing, across all media, support a company's Internet business objectives.

 

5th Avenue Channel Corp., through its NetVideoNetworks subsidiary, is creating and aggregating television and video content available through television and in streaming on-demand form on the Internet. 5th Avenue also operates wireless cable systems in Wisconsin and Costa Rica and 5th Avenue Channel Retail, Inc. a business-to-business sales division that sells products to mass market retailers across the country.

 

This press release contains forward-looking statements. 5th Avenue Channel's actual results may differ materially from the results discussed, implied or forecasted in the forward-looking statements. Further information on the factors that could affect the actual results of 5th Avenue Channel Corp. are included in its Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1998, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 5th Avenue Channel Corp. assumes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

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InterActive Agency, Inc. - http://www.presscontact.com/iagency was an online marketing, public relations, and advertising firm. We specialized in driving traffic to Web sites and increasing product downloads. Our companies list server provided up-to-the-minute news on our cutting-edge clientele and projects.

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DESCRIPTION = 5th Avenue Channel Corp. (NASDAQ: FAVE) today announced the signing of an agreement with iAgency, a Los Angeles based Internet advertising agency for the development and expansion of 5th Avenue's Internet activities. The agreement provides for iAgency to develop and implement 5th Avenue's Internet advertising revenue models and the immediate and long-term development of the Company's website and video viewer audience.

KEYWORDS = interactive agency, iagency, 5th avenue channel, netvideonetworks, netvideonetworks.com, internet television, tv on the internet, interactive television, financial news, marketing, advertising, online advertising, promotions, public relations

 

 

 

FX PREMIERES SON OF THE BEACH A NEW COMEDY SERIES FROM HOWARD STERN PRODUCTIONS MARCH 14 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT

Star Tim Stack Joined by a Group of Sexy, Talented Actors Leila Arcieri, Lisa Banes, Jaime Bergman, Roland Kickinger and Kim Oja

 

Los Angeles - FX will premiere Son of the Beach, a new, original half-hour scripted comedy series from Howard Stern Productions, on March 14, 2000, at 10:30 PM ET/PT, announced FX President Peter Liguori. Son of the Beach will star Tim Stack (Nightstand with Dick Dietrick) and a team of talented, sexy actors, including Leila Arcieri, Lisa Banes, Jaime Bergman, Roland Kickinger and Kim Oja. More information about the show is online at http://www.fxnetworks.com/whatson/originals/sotb/index.html

"Son of the Beach is an ambitious endeavor which we believe can be a breakout hit," said Liguori. "It is an extremely funny and sexy. Howard Stern's commitment to the show, coupled with the other talent involved, made it a must-do for us. This series further demonstrates FX's commitment to develop a full slate of original programs that stand out from the pack."

Son of the Beach follows the action-filled life of loveable idiot "Notch Johnson" (Stack), the world's greatest lifeguard. Each week, Johnson and his sexy "SPF-30" lifeguard unit bumble their way to success on the shores of lovely "Malibu Adjacent" while solving a murder, busting a drug lord, or helping an attractive woman get over her fear of thongs. The series was created by Stack, David Morgasen and James R. Stein, who also serve as the show's Executive Producers. FX has initially ordered production of six episodes of the half-hour.

Executive Producer Howard Stern said, "Our agent, Don Buchwald, suggested Tim Stack and I could work well together. When Tim pitched Son of the Beach to our company, I said this is a TV show I would watch. My fans will love it. The collaboration with the guys has been terrific so far. I know we will justify the courage and commitment FX has made in us." "For this, FX's first foray into the arena of scripted series programming, there is no other partner we could possibly have more exciting than Howard Stern Productions," said Jeremiah Bosgang, FX's Senior Vice President, Development and Production.

The series regulars will include:

Tim Stack - As Notch Johnson, a loveable idiot who also happens to be the world's greatest lifeguard - Originally from outside Philadelphia, PA, Tim Stack has been a familiar face in both films and television. He has written for and starred in numerous television series, including as host "Dick Dietrick" of E! Entertainment Television's Nightstand with Dick Dietrick and Parker's dad in Parker Lewis Can't Lose. He recently completed work in Dreamwork's Castaway, directed by Robert Zemeckis, and has been featured in past films such as Idle Hands, Dear God and It's Pat. Tim is also a Groundlings alumni.

Leila Arcieri - As Jamaica St. Croix, a sassy female lifeguard who joins the unit from the inner-city - Originally from Northern CA, Leila Arcieri has been featured in a number of television series, including Aaron Spelling's Rescue 77 and Nickelodeon's Cousin Skeeter, and films, including Beverly Hood and the upcoming The Stoop, with Ice Cube. She also serves as the Coors Lite Beer 2000 Spokesmodel and has her own internet publishing venture at http://www.exoticspices.net.

Lisa Banes - As Mayor Anita Massengil, Mayor of "Malibu Adjacent" with congressional aspirations. She hates Notch and will do anything to steal attention from him. - Originally from Colorado Springs, CO, Lisa has starred in a number of films, including Hotel New Hampshire, Young Guns and Cocktail, and television series, including China Beach, Legacy, The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, Providence and Murder One.

Jaime Bergman - As B.J. Cummings, very nice and trustworthy, but she makes Notch look like a Rhodes Scholar - A Salt Lake City, UT native, Jaime Bergman was the January 1999 Playboy Playmate of the Month and has appeared in several Playboy videos, including Playboy's Playmate Pajama Party and her own video centerfold. She has starred in several television series, including Beverly Hills 90210 and Love Boat: The Next Wave, and films, including Daybreak, Armageddon and the upcoming Gone in 60 Seconds with Nicolas Cage.

Roland Kickinger - As Chip Rommel, a native of Germany who hopes to eventually go home because he knows one day Germany will have an ocean - Originally from Austria and a former European National Bodybuilding Contest winner, Roland recently gained national attention hopping across hot sand at the beach in a memorable AT&T 1-800-COLLECT commercial with Ed O'Neill. Roland has starred in a number of movies, including Lethal Weapon 4 and Boys on the Side, and television series, including Home Improvement and Caroline in the City.

Kim Oja - As Kimberlee Clark, wholesome, all-American and sweet. She's the one in the crew that has the most sense and constantly puts the unit back on the right track - Originally from Los Angeles and raised in Oklahoma, Kim Oja (pronounced OH-yah) has been featured in films, including Switch, and a range of television series and movies, including Time of Your Life, Touched By An Angel, Frasier and Beverly Hills 90210.

FX is a branded general entertainment basic cable network geared toward viewers with a young, savvy mindset. The diverse schedule includes a growing roster of fearlessly original programs, daring acquired series, provocative event films, plus marquee sports. The network launched in 1994 and is seen in 45 million homes. For more information go online at http://www.FXnetworks.com.

 

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iAgency Contacts:
Heather McDaniel
Teri Danz


FX Contacts:
John Solberg
Steve Webster
David Gardner

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InterActive Agency, Inc. - http://www.presscontact.com/iagency was an online marketing, public relations, and advertising firm. We specialized in driving traffic to Web sites and increasing product downloads. Our companies list server provided up-to-the-minute news on our cutting-edge clientele and projects.

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