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London 21 May 2001 – Swedish mobile software and portal technology supplier, room33, has signed a deal with consumer giant Procter & Gamble. Under the agreement, the Nordic division of Procter & Gamble has purchased the room33 Mobile Marketing m-sweepstake application and will use it to support the launch of its new Tampax product. The launch is targeted at young girls in Denmark and the sweepstake is scheduled to run on the chilinet.dk youth portal, which is sponsored by Procter & Gamble feminine care.

“We chose to partner with room33 after thoroughly researching the SMS applications market, searching for quality applications attractive to the youth sector” said Lars Tong-Strömberg, head of Interactive Media at Procter & Gamble Nordic. “room33 demonstrated greater technical competence than other suppliers and a more in-depth understanding of the end user, the market and the needs of Procter & Gamble as an advertiser.”

Sign up for the sweepstake opened on 15th May 2001 at www.chilinet.dk and the sweepstake itself will commence on 31st May 2001. The sweepstake offers an innovative channel of communication with a local flavour and following evaluation of the success of the campaign Procter & Gamble will consider using other mobile marketing applications to create additional channels of communication using SMS in other Nordic markets.

“Procter & Gamble became a household name around the world supported by implementation of it’s finely tuned marketing communications programme,” said Huw Hampson-Jones, CEO, room33. “The fact that such a widely respected and successful consumer company understands the potential of our mobile marketing applications, supports our belief that services of this kind will have a substantial impact and will quickly become an integral element of such programmes for consumer oriented companies.”

room33 Mobile Marketing is a suite of SMS-based applications that enable the creation of a variety of interactive media channels of communication with large numbers of users simultaneously. All services are instantaneous and permission-based.

“Our services offer new media channels which are quick and easy to use and most importantly are inexpensive in comparison to traditional marketing channels,” said Hampson-Jones. “People are becoming increasingly mobile and we can see other uses for these services apart from pure marketing, for example, adding value to CRM.”

For further information contact:
Stephanie Sewell, Marketing & Communications Manager, room33 Ltd
t: +44 0 207 477 6315 / f: +44 0 786 612 6823 / e: stephanie.sewell@hq.room33.com

Peo Olsson, VP Corporate Communications, room33 AB
t:+46 8 506 508 54 / f: +46 706 34 55 41 / e: peo.olsson@hq.room33.com

Lars Wallström, PR Manager, room33 AB
t: +46 08-506 508 53 / f: +46 706-35 55 32 / e: lars.wallstrom@hq.room33.com

About room33

room33 is the market leading mobile software and portal technology company, delivering wireless applications and services to both enterprise and consumers. Closely integrated and accessible from all devices connected to the Internet, the room33 solutions are platform independent and future-proof.

As a business solution, room33 offers an advanced suite of mobile applications in the room33 Open Service Platform. It combines technology, content and hosting capabilities to telecommunications operators, ISP’s and other enterprises.

The company also offers room33 Mobile Marketing – a suite of compelling applications enabling creation a variety of instantaneous and interactive communication channels. A dedicated marketing resource, room33 Mobile Marketing provides enterprises with permission-based, one-to-one marketing and CRM capabilities deliverable via SMS.

As an end-user service the room33 branded consumer portal, at http://www.room33.com, is a popular destination site. A global service available in 11 languages, room33.com gives users access to an innovative blend of wireless information, entertainment, communication tools, and applications.

Founded in 1998 in Mobile Valley, Stockholm, room33 AB is a member of the WAP Forum, the Mobile Applications Initiative, SyncML, Bluetooth SIG, W3C, the World Wide Web Consortium, Wireless Data Forum and the Swedish IT industry organisation, IT-företagen. room33 has regional offices in London, Madrid, and New York supporting headquarters.

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