FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS MEDIA)
Andrew M. Rose
Marketing Ink, Inc.
Johnson, Morgan and White Named Exclusive Commercial
Collection Company for International
On-Line Trading Center
Delray Beach, Fla., February 26, 2003 - Johnson,
Morgan & White of Delray Beach has been named the exclusive
provider of commercial collection services for The
Broker Forum, the largest international online trading
center dedicated exclusively to brokers and distributors in
the electronic components industry.
The Broker Forum will endorse Johnson,
Morgan & White to its membership, which is made up exclusively
of more than 2,700 brokers and distributors in the electronic
components industry. Johnson, Morgan & White has a large national
and international client base, which includes many Fortune
500 Public and Private Companies. The fast-growing agency
will offer collection services to members of The Broker Forum
at a discounted rate.
"The brokers and distributors who use international online trading centers like The Broker Forum to conduct their business benefit greatly from the professional collection services our agency has to offer," said Robert G. Cooper, president of Johnson, Morgan & White. "We have extensive experience in performing collection services for the electronics industry, and we are looking forward to extending our reach into this area. We plan to grow Johnson, Morgan & White into one of the top five commercial collection agencies in the United States, and this alliance with The Broker Forum is a major step forward in achieving that goal."
The Broker Forum, which caters to more than 5,000 users in 45 countries, was established in 1995 and has quickly become the leader in online trading centers, offering a unified marketplace where members can easily identify, locate and trade active and passive components, integrated chips, semi-conductors, diodes, transistors and other electronic components. Currently, The Broker Forum averages more than 115,000 searches for parts per day; and more than 37,000 postings of requirements, availabilities and stock offers are offered within the trading center at any given time. The premier marketplace has more than 26 million line items of inventory listed, with a combined quantity of more than 300 billion parts.
"We wanted to offer some new added-value services for our members that go beyond online trading," said Marc Vezina, Vice-President of Marketing and Sales for The Broker Forum. "This alliance is a good fit for us. Johnson, Morgan & White has an excellent reputation in commercial collection field and will offer our members the expertise of specializing in the electronics industry."
Johnson, Morgan & White's primary mission is to assist
corporate clients in maximizing debt recovery through
a proven combination of cutting-edge technology and
traditional investigational expertise. The company is
a member of The American Cash Flow Association and the
International Association of Commercial Collectors,
Inc. For more information, call (800) 441-9550; e-mail
or visit www.jmandw.com.
The Broker Forum is a subsidiary of Mediagrif Interactive
Technologies Inc. (TSX: MDF) world-leading operator
of e-business networks and provider of complete e-business
solutions, including content management and e-tendering
solutions. Mediagrif's e-business networks allow buyers
and sellers within specific industries to source, purchase
or sell products and to exchange documents more efficiently
using the Internet. Mediagrif operates 8 networks, including
industry leaders The Broker Forum (www.brokerforum.com)
Power Source On-Line (www.powersourceonline.com),
Telecom Finders (www.telecomfinders.com)
and Global Wine & Spirits (www.globalwinespirits.com).
Through its networks, Mediagrif currently serves a membership
base of more than 7,300 business located in 60 countries.
The company also owns and operates the MERX e-tendering
service, the official distributor of tender documents
for the federal government of Canada, which allows more
than 23,000 Canadian businesses to access government
contract opportunities. Headquartered in Montreal, Mediagrif
through its subsidiaries has various offices in Canada
and the United States. For more information on Mediagrif
please visit us at www.mediagrif.com
or call 1 (877) 677-9088.