Tukaiz Partners with WGN, HOY, and St. Louis broadcast stations
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Press release from the issuing company
Franklin Park, IL - Tukaiz, a leading provider of results-driven marketing communications services, today announced it has renewed its strategic marketing partnership with WGN Radio to once again sell Tukaiz' exclusive image-personalized calendars on its radio and TV Web sites; and has expanded this enterprise to include other broadcasting stations with a strong online presence. The calendars, which enjoyed widespread appeal as the perfect holiday present last year on the WGN Radio and TV Web sites, are also now featured on the English and Spanish Web sites of HOY, one of the largest Spanish-language daily newspapers in the U.S.; and the Web sites of the St. Louis stations of KMOX NewsRadio, KEZK 102.5, and Y98.
These are not the typical calendars featuring family photos or other standard real-life images. The calendars, a practical yet thoughtful keepsake gift that is reasonably priced and easy to create, use an advanced picture personalization technology to incorporate the recipient's name into classic scenes chosen from either Chicago or St. Louis. As a gift that lasts all year long, each month the calendar will feature a special image that is packed with emotion-like a familiar city street scene with the surprise addition of the recipient's name on a street sign or a serene winter landscape with the name spelled out in the snow. Also available only on the WGN Radio and TV Web sites-and new for 2010-are personalized invitations and holiday cards that can be customized using the same high degree of technology.
"The huge popularity of the personalized calendars last year encouraged us to make them available to additional markets, along with adding more product choices for the WGN audience," said Todd Manley, manager of consumer markets for Tukaiz. "These one-of-a-kind, image-personalized calendars, invites, and holiday cards are instant crowd favorites, and we are looking forward to repeating the success of last year's partnership program this holiday season."
"We're excited to once again offer these amazing products to our WGN Radio listeners and visitors at www.wgnradio.com. Our terrific partners at Tukaiz have created yet another unique way to make people smile," said Jackie Paulus, director of marketing and digital innovation for WGN Radio.
Ordering is as simple as selecting the images and keying in the personalized name. At $14.99, the standing desk calendar measures 5" x 7.5" and features a double-sided flip design. The wall calendar costs $19.99 and measures 11" x 17". The invitations and holiday cards include holiday themed images and measure 5" x 7". Prices for the holiday cards and invitations are $29.99 per set. Both products are available in sets of 20 with discounts for multiple sets.