Glam announces two more verticals, Glam Live‘s real time search and forms Advisory Board

Paris, France, December 3rd, 2009: Glam One, owner of the “glam” brand in France and developer of France’s first vertical media platform is announcing the launch of two more verticals, GlamZic.com and GlamSport.com, for music and sport’s independent professionals. In addition, Glam is announcing the release and integration of Glam Live’s real time search capability through its partnership with Collecta.

Glam’s vision is to evolve Web engagement by providing talent showrooms, personal productivity, branding tools and transactional ecommerce storefronts. With GlamSport.com and GlamZic.com, sport and music professionals now have an environment to better market their skills. Glam counts 7 verticals:

  •  GlamFree (http://www.glamfree.com): freelances en communication pour annonceurs et agences
  • GlamParis (http://www.glamparis.com): photographes, mannequins, stylistes, maquilleurs
  • GlamShows (http://www.glamshows.com): artistes du spectacle vivant
  • GlamAct (http://www.glamact.com): comédiens pour directeurs de casting et producteurs
  • GlamChic (http://www.glamchic.com): hôtesses pour agences de communication événementielle
  • GlamSport (http://www.glamsport.com): professionnels du sport
  • GlamZic (http://www.glamzic.com): professionnels de la musique, artistes, compositeurs et producteurs

Glam owns over 400 two-syllable “glam” domains and verticals can be deployed in under 48 hours from start to finish. The Glam architecture is built on innovative, original and integrated best-of-breed technology and is available as a white label solution for enterprises and advertisers to deploy their own vertical networks.

In addition, Glam is introducing Glam Live (http://www.glamlive.fr). The web is alive and real-time generated content is accelerating. Glam Live, integrated at the core of every vertical, provides real time Webwide search results. Through its technology partnership with Collecta  (http://www.collecta.com), Glam users, independent professionals and agencies can now keep pace with real time information, brand conversations, trends and comments every minute. Collecta monitors the update streams of news sites, popular blogs and social networks including multimedia content from Flickr and YouTube.
“Real-time search is a window into the heart of the social network. It reveals the vibrancy of the network, community, and conversations to both users and outside observers,” said Collecta CEO Gerry Campbell. “Through streaming search, users see a deeper, more complex view of what’s taking place in the world right now.”

Real time is at the heart of the Glam platform. Users can automatically post statuses, publish their profiles and import online activities from their social network accounts including Twitter, YouTube, DailyMotion, Flickr, Del.icio.us and other networks.

Glam is also adding close to a century of professional experience through the formation of its Advisory Board. The charter of the Board is to guide Glam’s long term vision and support the executive team navigate through the company’s tactical growth milestones. Glam’s Advisory Board members include:

  • Chris Kitze, Publisher at “Before It’s News”, Board Director of Intelius, former Chairman of Wine.com and CEO of NBCi
  • Thierry Happe, founder of NetExplorateur thinktank, former President of Euro-RSCG Futurs and Havas Advertising’s Pôle Communication et Nouvelles Technologies
  • Sylvain Bellaiche, Founder and CEO of publicly traded Groupe Referencement.com
  • Franck Debane, former head of search technology for AOL Europe and more recently BBC.com

Privately-held Glam One, with offices in Paris, Glam is the legal owner of several French trademarks protecting the word “glam”, registered with the French Intellectual Property office. Any unauthorized commercial use of the word “glam” for goods or services in France similar to those of classes 35, 38 or 41 constitutes trademark infringement and could lead to criminal prosecution.

Arnaud Fischer - @arnaudfischer
arnaud [at] glam.fr
33 (6) 21 84 33 96

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