Akoo International, a media and technology innovator, today announced that the Company has moved into its newly developed global headquarters at 5600 N. River Road in Rosemont, Illinois, one-half mile from Chicago’s O’Hare International airport.
Akoo’s state-of-the-art, 25,000 square foot facility occupies the entire ninth floor of a Class A commercial building. The space was specially designed to meet the needs of the rapidly growing Company, which develops interactive technology and operates a leading television network, recently rated by Nielsen as the largest average minute audience of any digital out-of-home network reporting age 12+.
Akoo’s television network is available throughout the U.S. in 161 “Akoo Pavilions,” which attract 64 million consumers each month in the most highly trafficked seating environments across the nation’s premier shopping malls. Viewers spend an average 20 minutes per visit seated in front of the network, Nielsen certifies.
Akoo’s programming includes music and entertainment, as well as originally produced programming. To maximize engagement, the Company’s patented interactive technology enables viewers to make on-demand content requests via their personal mobile devices and tablets. Consumers visiting Akoo Pavilions can also access Wi-Fi services, connect with friends via Facebook and Twitter, and receive geo-targeted mobile coupons and exclusive special offers.
The new headquarters include a master control room for monitoring Akoo’s television network across more than 60 top U.S. markets; an in-house video production facility; a recording studio; a research & development laboratory; an executive board room; the Akoo Café; and office space to accommodate employee growth. The Company also plans to incorporate a Living Room of the Future showcase to demonstrate its newest interactive technologies for partners, brand advertisers, and agencies.
“The Village of Rosemont welcomes Akoo, one of Chicagoland’s stand-out media and technology companies,” said Mayor Bradley A. Stephens. “We look forward to witnessing Akoo’s continued growth as a recognized media and technology innovator and are committed to helping the Company create new jobs in the local community.”
Akoo CEO Niko Drakoulis said, “The entire Akoo team is extremely excited to move into our new global headquarters in Rosemont, one of the most dynamic business and entertainment centers in Chicagoland. We thank Mayor Stephens for his support during our relocation and look forward to growing our corporate presence in Rosemont.”
Located between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and the City of Chicago, Rosemont is a leading meeting, convention, entertainment, and commercial hub, home to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, the Allstate Arena, the Rosemont Theatre, and numerous top hotels and restaurants. A new entertainment district, the Park at Rosemont, opens in April 2012.
Drakoulis added: “Akoo achieved several important milestones during the first half of 2011, and we anticipate an even stronger second half of the year due to increased advertiser demand. Our state-of-the art facility allows us to better serve our brand clients and supports the continued growth of our Company.”
The architectural design of Akoo’s new offices was envisioned by CEO Niko Drakoulis, with the support of an in-house team led by Chief Creative Officer Yanni Lolis and Design Director Brett Casey.
About Akoo International
Akoo is a global media and technology innovator. The Company’s flagship television network integrates TV, mobile, social and local to deliver the most magnetic and rewarding consumer entertainment experiences. Akoo’s television network is rated by Nielsen as the largest average minute audience of any digital out-of-home network reporting age 12+ and is available throughout the U.S. in 161 Akoo Pavilions, the most highly trafficked seating environments across the nation’s premier shopping malls. Each month, 64 million consumers visit Akoo Pavilions and spend an average 20 minutes seated in front of network’s entertainment programming.
To maximize engagement, Akoo’s proprietary interactive technology enables viewers to make on-demand content requests, connect with friends via Facebook and Twitter, and access geo-targeted mobile coupons and exclusive special offers via their mobile devices and tablets. As a result, Akoo drives unmatched marketing effectiveness and ROI for the world’s leading brand advertisers.
The Company’s interactive technology has been awarded patents in major global markets, including the U.S. and China, the two largest advertising markets in the world. With a proven and patented technology platform, the Company is committed to delivering the next generation of in-home on-demand television experiences – by integrating its technology with set-top boxes, media servers, game consoles, and TV apps.
Akoo International Inc.
Andy Stankiewicz, 847.737.4570
andy [at] akoo.com
Source: Akoo International