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Gartner Studios Acquires aVinci

01/11/2012

GARTNER STUDIOS, INC. LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE MEDIA OPERATION
Stillwater, Minnesota company acquires assets of aVinci Media Corporation

STILLLWATER, MN (January 9, 2012) Gartner Studios announced today the acquisition of the assets of aVinci Media Corporation and the formation of a new media business unit, Gartner Media. This new business unit will focus on consumer media-driven social expressions and will expand and enhance existing offerings the company has at Target, Walgreens, CVS, Michaels Stores, and FedEx Office, among others.

According to Greg Gartner, CEO of The Gartner Companies, “the aVinci technology is right at the convergence of the new photo and social expression industry, where instant sharing via social media and mobile phones are the new necessity to today’s consumer.”

Combined with the proven strong design capabilities of Gartner Studios, the aVinci technology will allow anyone anywhere to spontaneously share, instantly stream and automatically create virtual and physical media-enabled social expressions from any mobile device, computer or PC. Gartner Media, will combine both proven on-trend mass market design capability with best-in-class online and mobile personalized template automation to create a new generation of fresh and simple-to-use social expression products, including themed greeting cards, stationery, and personalized photo products.

“We are excited to bring these two companies together to change the face of mobile social expression, both online and with our retail partners throughout North America,” said Gartner. The aVinci technology can be applied to a variety of life event and everyday products such as invitations, personalized greeting cards, instant photo book pages, DVD movies and slideshows, and more.