Eight-Part Weekly Reality Series Premieres Monday, January 23 at 10PM
New York, NY, January 18, 2006– WE: Women's Entertainment, the only cable network dedicated to helping women connect to one another and the world around them, announced today that it's launching its first-ever mobile marketing campaign with ipsh! mobile marketing, enabling viewers to receive personal weekly style tips from Rachel Hunter via their mobile phone. The campaign coincides with the Jan 23 premiere of Style Me with Rachel Hunter and runs until March 1 st.
"WE is always seeking out non-traditional marketing initiatives that allow us to speak to our core audience of women beyond our linear network," said Jennifer Robertson, Vice President, Consumer Marketing for WE. "This mobile platform is an exciting initiative for WE and Style Me reinforces our dedication to original programming."
To sign up, WE viewers can log on to www.we.tv and be directed to a sign-up page where they can enter their mobile number as well as a friend's number. Once entered, they receive a confirmation text message and beginning Jan 23rd their weekly personal recorded message from Rachel Hunter, full of exclusive style tips will be sent straight to their mobile phone.
Style Me, hosted by supermodel and actress Rachel Hunter, seeks to create the next top celebrity stylist by pitting twelve aspiring wannabes against each other in the world's most critical fashion city – New York. Over the course of eight episodes, contestants compete in a series of over-the-top, time-sensitive and high-pressure challenges to prove they've got what it takes to work alongside the Hollywood elite. The individual judged most style savvy wins the ultimate prize: $10,000, a one-year contract with a talent agency and the chance to style Rachel Hunter for an A-list, red carpet event.
This year marked WE's largest programming expansion in its history, including a 30% increase in original programming. The network's originals also garnered record ratings success for WE. In 2005 to date, 8 of the network's Top 10 ranked telecasts for A18-49 delivery were originals for WE, compared to 1 in 2004*.
*Source: Nielsen Media Research, WE Total Day M-Su 10a-5a, 12/29/03-10/31/04 compared to 12/27/04-10/30/05
Style Me with Rachel Hunter is co-produced by WE: Women's Entertainment and Ultra HD, a VOOM HD Network.
About WE: Women's Entertainment
WE: Women's Entertainment is the only cable network dedicated to helping women connect to one another and the world around them. With quality original programming including the hit series "Bridezillas," unique movie packages like "Three Men and A Chick Flick," topical specials and its public affairs initiative WE Empowers Women, the network supports women and appeals to their interests in pop culture, relationships and personal style. WE: Women's Entertainment is a subsidiary of Rainbow Entertainment Services and is currently seen in over 56 million homes.
ipsh! is the North American leader in innovating, developing and deploying effective, turnkey mobile marketing solutions, with over 400 successful campaigns since the company's inception in June 2001. Spanning technologies that encompass 1-way and 2-way SMS, alerts, promotions, ringtones, logos, pictures, wallpaper, screensavers, games, real-time voting/polling, chat, interactive TV, IVR (interactive voice response), premium SMS, MMS, and mobile video, ipsh! has dominated the media, entertainment and brand verticals with its proprietary PRISM platform. ipsh! is a wholly owned subsidiary of Omnicom Group Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ipsh.com.