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Core functionality in Immediacy WCMs 6.0 that helps users create accessible web sites is a key factor in a new partnership with the leading digital agency and accessibility specialist Fortune Cookie

3rd January 2008 – Immediacy, part of the Mediasurface group (UK, AIM: MSR) and Europe’s leading CMS provider, together with Fortune Cookie, one of the UK’s leading digital agencies announced today a partnership to deliver accessible content management.

Fortune Cookie puts usability by disabled people at the heart of its design process, and has won more RNIB awards for creating accessible web sites for its clients (which include Legal & General, Kuoni and Diabetes UK) than any other digital agency. The 1995 Disability Discrimination Act places a legal duty on web site owners to ensure that disabled people can use their web sites. Fortune Cookie sought a content management solution for their clients that would enable them to deliver and manage content to the highest standards of accessibility. Last month’s launch of Immediacy WCMs 6.0 included specific features to help with accessibility, including a built-in Compliance Checker to ensure that sites remain conformant with international web accessibility guidelines and up-to-date with key legislation and regulations. The accessibility features in Immediacy WCMs 6.0 were a key factor in cementing the partnership.

Justin Cooke, Managing Director of Fortune Cookie said, “We’re really excited about the partnership with Immediacy. Immediacy’s content management solution ticks all our clients’ boxes; the CMS is easy to use, the company offers great support and accessibility checking is built in.”

Immediacy specialises in developing sophisticated web content management software, enabling non-technical users to create and manage content, carry out administrative tasks and add functionality across web sites, intranets and extranets.

“We’re really pleased to have signed an agreement with a partner of Fortune Cookie’s calibre,” said Matt Goode, Sales Director for Immediacy. “Ensuring content is accessible not only takes innovative technology, but also extremely high levels of market awareness and integration expertise. Fortune Cookie delivers on these requirements and we’re looking forward to tackling new projects with them in the near future.”

Immediacy provides its web content management system to a wide range of UK companies including the BBC, JPMorganChase, Avis, Principality Building Society, British Transport Police, The British Council, National Express, The Hilton Group, phones 4U, Equal Opportunities Commission, Amicus Trade Union, British Gypsum, ElanIT, MerseyCare NHS Trust and numerous local authorities.


About Fortune Cookie

Digital design agency Fortune Cookie’s expertise encompasses a wide range of commercial and non-profit sectors. Clients include Kuoni, Legal & General, Aqualisa, Arsenal FC, Oxfam International, Amnesty International and Diabetes UK. Ranked 13th in an industry survey of 395 UK digital agencies, Fortune Cookie celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2007 when it bought back 100% independence from its investors. Renowned for delivering return-on-investment to its clients, 11 Fortune Cookie client projects were short-listed for major design industry awards in 2007.

About Mediasurface

Mediasurface is a global provider of web content management solutions allowing businesses to easily manage their internet, intranet and extranet websites. Mediasurface solutions power sophisticated, content-driven websites ranging from Global 1000 companies to thousands of sites for medium and smaller businesses. Familiar, easy-to-use interfaces deliver unrivaled content management and enterprise search capabilities.

Morello is an enterprise solution that has changed the face of content management and is used to power sophisticated intranets, extranets, websites and other digital channels for Global 1000 companies.

Immediacy is an intuitive website and intranet management solution for the connected enterprise that makes it easy for anyone to create and maintain high quality websites.

Pepperio is a one-stop-shop package for SMEs exclusively offered by Mediasurface’s network of accredited Pepperio partners, allowing smaller businesses to easily run professionally designed websites for a low fixed monthly fee.

Mediasurface operates through wholly owned subsidiaries and partners across Europe, USA and AsiaPacific.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, risks in product and technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product conditions, both here and abroad, release and sales of new products by strategic resellers and customers, and other risk factors detailed in the Company's most recent annual report and other filings with AIM.


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