On Monday, July 29th we announced our recent CMF investment at a press conference alongside Manitoba’s Minister of Innovation, Energy and Mines (IEM), Dave Chomiak. The Press Conference was held at ZenFri’s current Headquarters just off of Pembina HWY.

We felt very honoured to have the Minister with us, as not only does it show the strong support IEM has given ZenFri, but allows us to publicly acknowledge that the recent changes to the Digital Media Tax credits played an important role in ZenFri’s recent funding — allowing us to substantially grow here in Manitoba.

From left to right: Jei Kohlenberg (Project Producer), Dougald Lamont (VP of Marketing), Danielle King (Owner/COO), Corey King (Owner CEA), Minister Chomiak

While the conference itself wasn’t broadcast in full, our announcement did garner more local media attention than we’ve ever received. For the first time we feel not only welcome in the new media industry, but in Manitoba at-large. Its all been a very humbling experience.

Here are some of the places our story appeared:

 Corey’s Breakfast Television Interview. The story
also aired during Tuesday’s Morning Show.

There is no direct link to the video, click the image, and flip through the videos in the right hand column to watch the interview

Global Evening News Coverage starts at 12 minutes

 

Click the image to watch the video. Our story starts 11 minutes in

We also had articles about our announcement in the Winnipeg Free Press, New Media MediaChrisD.ca, and Manitoba Government Website as well as coverage on the CBC Evening News at 5:30 and on CBC Le Téléjournal on the same night.