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.
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.
Global Evening News Coverage starts at 12 minutes
We also had articles about our announcement in the Winnipeg Free Press, New Media Media, ChrisD.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.