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11 Largo Drive South

Stamford, CT 06907

United States

Phone: 203-323-5161

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CTM Media Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops and distributes print and mobile and digital based advertising and information in targeted tourist markets. The company publishes a comic book and graphic novel that creates and licenses intellectual property. The company’s subsidiaries include CTM Media Group (CTM) and Idea and Design Works, LLC (IDW). CTM CTM’s other advertising-based product initiatives focused on small to medium sized businesses. Advertisers include entertainment venues, tourist attractions, and cultural sites, as well as their related service providers including dining, lodging, and transport services. CTM uitlizes its regional network of approximately 11,000 proprietary brochure display stations to distribute approximately 238,000,000 printed brochures and cards per year to tourists, and to drive mobile and Internet traffic to its online tourist information services. CTM’s client base includes approximately 2,950 advertisers in 28 states and provinces in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada. Its distribution territory in the United States includes the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states. CTM operates as a brochure distribution company with operations in New York City, Boston, Toronto, Ottawa, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Cleveland. Throughout its operating region, CTM operates four integrated and complimentary business lines, including Brochure Distribution, Publishing, RightCard, and Digital Distribution. Brochure Distribution: CTM distributes client brochures through its network of approximately 11,000 strategically located display stations. Locations are typically hosted within facilities serving the travel, tourism and entertainment industry, including hotels and other lodgings, corporate and community venues, transportation terminals and hubs, tourist attractions and entertainment venues. CTM also contracts with public transportation authorities and high volume retail chains to host a small percentage of its brochure display stations. CTM has developed relationships with its display station hosts and its regional client advertisers. Its key metropolitan areas include San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Las Vegas. Publishing: CTM publishes maps with integrated display advertising and identified tourist locations. RightCard: CTM designs and prints RightCards – pocket-sized cards in a format distributed through a network of specialized display stations in high-traffic areas. The RightCard content format includes a discount or value offer, map and contact information in both print and online. RightCards are distributed at approximately 600 locations. Digital Distribution: The Ettractions Digital Distribution program offers CTM’s customers a multi-channel marketing platform that includes the Web, mobile Internet, SMS, social media, and digital signage. Ettractions’ SMS platform provides text messaging services using short codes in the U.S. and Canada, and connects with cell phone subscribers in approximately 100 countries using an international long code, thereby offering a truly global marketing platform for the travel industry. The Ettractions SMS platform delivered approximately 1,400,000 text messages and peaked at 143,000 messages in July 2011. CTM’s Digital Signage includes a network of approximately 125 LCD screens built into CTM’s brochure displays located at high traffic locations in CTM’s major metropolitan markets. The ExploreBoard, an interactive, kiosk style display, was brought to the market in August 2011 with much excitement from location hosts and advertisers. Design & Print: CTM leveraged its in-house design team and large print volumes to provide clients with custom design and print services. IDW IDWoperates as an independent comic book publisher pre-eminent in the horror and action genres, boasting such high-profile titles as 30 Days of Night, Angel, Doctor Who, G.I. Joe, Locke and Key, Star Trek, The Transformers, True Blood, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dungeons & Dragons, and Godzilla. IDW has established itself as a significant player in the comic book and graphic marketplace. IDW provides clients with custom comic books and artwork/graphic design services (creative services). IDW’s primary customer is Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. (Diamond), an unaffiliated entity that handles the vast majority of all comic publishers’ direct market distribution. Diamond purchases IDW’s publications and subsequently sells them to both the direct and non-direct markets. Retail stores are also indirect IDW customers. IDW’s business cycle is driven by its publishing schedule and movie release dates (of movies for which IDW publishes comic books and graphic novels) which are set by third party studios. IDW’s publications are available for purchase via handheld devices, including iPhones, iPod Touch, iPad, PSP, PSP Go, Kindle, Nokia, Blackberry and Google Android devices. IDW titles are also available direct-to-desktop through Web sites. Competition IDW faces significant competition from other publishers, such as Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse Comics. Dispositions In 2010, CTM ceased its Design & Print business.

 

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