Performance Development Group and PROTONMEDIA form Strategic Partnership

PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT GROUP AND PROTONMEDIA FORM
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Philadelphia, PA. – July 10, 2009 – Performance Development Group of Malvern, PA today announced a strategic alliance with ProtonMedia of Lansdale, PA. Performance Development Group and ProtonMedia will work collaboratively to offer creative performance strategies and solutions by incorporating ProtonMedia’s enterprise virtual world, ProtoSphere®, a secure, private virtual world environment for collaboration, learning and social networking.

ProtoSphere®’s immersive settings will allow Performance Development Group clients to communicate securely using built-in application sharing, Voice Over IP (VoIP), text chat, and video telepresence facilities.
”This is a time of great change within the performance improvement space.” said David Manning, Managing Partner of Performance Development Group. “A rapidly increasing adoption rate of emerging technologies coupled with economic pressures for corporations to reduce budgets is creating tremendous demand for innovative digital solutions and the service providers who design them. Performance Development Group’s partnership with ProtonMedia enables our team of world-class experience architects to leverage the industry’s leading corporate Virtual World platform to design unparalleled experiences for driving workforce behavior and brand engagement.” “Large organizations are committed to virtual teaming, and virtual learning” says ProtonMedia’s CEO Ron Burns, “but today’s tools are dispersed, and hard to use. With ProtoSphere, and the awarding winning content and design work from PDG, organizations can leverage the best of both content and context, to increase the speed of knowledge transfer between organizational silos and build a more efficient and collaborative learning enterprise”.

Through this partnership with ProtonMedia, Performance Development Group enables global businesses to facilitate communication, collaboration and training in a secure, always on, immersive environment. Examples of capabilities include:

. Virtual corporate meetings
. Simulation-based training
. 3D virtual classrooms

. Social network systems
. Built in-blogs and wikis
. Customizable avatars

“Traditional push formats for training, communication and marketing are being replaced with more agile pull opportunities — where search engine optimization is king and one size fits one.” Mr. Manning continued. “The partnership between ProtonMedia and Performance Development Group will place the power of Virtual Worlds, Social Networking and Web 2.0 technologies into the hands of PDG’s experience architects to create engaging collaboration and learning opportunities for our clients’ employees and customers.”

About Performance Development Group
Performance Development Group is a leading Performance Improvement Agency that delivers strategy and solutions through interactive training, communication, and digital marketing experiences that ignite performance and catalyze behavior change for companies and their customers.

About ProtonMedia
ProtonMedia is the leading provider of virtual world technology for the enterprise. ProtonMedia’s flagship product ProtoSphere® is a secure, private virtual world environment for collaboration and learning. As the premier virtual world platform for the enterprise, ProtoSphere® features a suite of communications and social networking tools designed to deliver the most efficient knowledge transfer within a networked, learning organization.

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If you’d like more information, or to schedule an interview with David Manning, please call 610-827-9595 or e-mail info@performdev.com

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