POMPANO BEACH, Fla., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onstream Media Corporation (NASDAQ: ONSM), a leading online service provider of live and on-demand corporate audio and web communications, virtual event technology, and social media marketing, today announced that Bell SMG, LLC, which operates the MRGA (Market Research Global Alliance), has launched MRGA365 ( www.MarketPlace365.com/MRGA365), powered by Onstream Media's MarketPlace365® and believed to be the market research industry's first virtual expo. MRGA365 has combined its virtual event, complete with live webcasts, recorded presentations and educational sessions, with their physical two-day Market Research Capabilities Event, which took place on July 13th and 14th. The goal of MRGA365 is to offer its 24,000 members an online forum featuring the best market research content from around the world live as it happens, while driving business opportunity globally.
The virtual event, which will continue to run year round, brings together buyers, sellers and organizations seeking trusted business partnerships in the market research industry. In order to kick off the event, MRGA indicated that it sent over 100,000 e-mails to marketing departments that run market research projects, professional market researchers, and market research solution providers.
The auditorium featured live event webcasts and webinars from industry experts such as: John Dick, Founder and CEO of CivicScience; Kristin Luck, President of Decipher; Clif Fleitas, Director-Hosted Research Technology of uSamp; Dean Wiltse, CEO and Founder of Thumbspeak, as well as many other event sponsors.
Event sponsors included Toluna, Decipher, NetBase, GlobalPark, ActusMR, Broadlook, CivicScience, Research RockStar, Cint, FocusVision, HubSpot, Survey Analytics, Thumbspeak, Vision Critical and MarketTools.The Exhibit Hall enables attendees to learn about products, services and partnership opportunities from the leading market research firms from around the world as well as to watch live videos, get information, and chat with exhibitors.