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Bigmouthmedia, the world’s largest independent Full Search Marketing Company, has joined forces with Skype. The news comes after a successful merger with German search agency Global Media which now sees bigmouthmedia with a presence in 11 countries worldwide.

Skype was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis and has expanded globally over the past 4 years. Currently, Skype has over 196 million registered users worldwide.

Bigmouthmedia will work with Skype to manage its comprehensive organic search offering across the major search engines, initially within 8 geographic locations worldwide including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Brazil, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Japan. The appointment comes at an exciting time for both companies with each expanding quickly worldwide.

Speaking after the appointment, bigmouthmedia MD Lyndsay Menzies said “We are thrilled to be chosen as Skype’s first search agency for the UK. Skype is such an exciting brand and one we are delighted to be associated with."

Skype Press Officer, Imogen Bailey added, "We like working with agencies that are at the forefront of critical marketing activities essential to helping us expand our brand online. Bigmouthmedia fits the bill and we look forward to seeing the fruits of its labours.”

It has been an exciting time for bigmouthmedia - with a host of new client wins and industry awards. These recent wins include the 'AXA Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year Award’ at the National Business Awards 2006 and ‘Best Use of Search Optimisation/Search Marketing’ with client Superbreak – the online travel company – at the Technology for Marketing and Advertising Awards in February 2007 and ranked in the top 50 of the FT UK Best Workplaces.

Notes to Editor:

About bigmouthmedia

Bigmouthmedia, part of the Global Media Group is a leading digital marketing agency with 11 locations based in the UK, Mainland Europe, Asia and the USA. Servicing over 300 clients across all sectors, ranging from SME’s to major global brands, bigmouthmedia offers a range of search marketing services leveraged to offer its clients maximum return for their online investment.

Founded in 1997, the company currently has offices in Edinburgh, Manchester, London and New York, and counts among its clients British Airways, MTV, Barclays, Tesco and Hilton. Parent company Global Media has a further 7 offices around the world and clients including AOL, lastminute.com and eBay. An award winning agency, Bigmouthmedia was named the AXA Small to Medium Business of the Year at the 2006 National Business Awards, with comments from the judges including: “Successful on a global scale. Impressive, knowledgeable” and “A real market leading service performed exceptionally well.”

About Skype

Skype was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. Skype created a little piece of software that makes communicating with people around the world easy and fun. With Skype you can say hello or share a laugh with anyone, anywhere. And if both of you are on Skype, it’s free.

Skype is available in 28 languages and is used in almost every country around the world. Skype generates revenue through its premium offerings such as making and receiving calls to and from landline and mobile phones, as well as voicemail and call forwarding. Skype, based in Luxembourg, has relationships with a growing network of hardware and software providers and is an eBay company.

Bigmouthmedia Ltd UK Press Contact:

Emily Thorpe
Marketing Manager
51 Timberbush
Edinburgh
East Lothian
EH6 6QH
Tel: (+44)131 561 2179
Fax (+44)131 553 6800
emily.thorpe@bigmouthmedia.com
http://www.bigmouthmedia.com/

Press Contact: SKYPE UK
Imogen Bailey
imogen.bailey@skype.net
SI: + 44 (0) 207 193 8038

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