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World’s Largest Virtual Career Fair Runs on ON24 platform

September 26th, 2011

Organizers Leverage ON24 Virtual Show to Connect Job Seekers and Employers Globally

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—September 26, 2011— ON24, the global leader in webcasting and virtual event solutions, has announced that Sanoma Media Budapest (SMB) is using the ON24 Virtual Show platform for this week’s Profession Virtuális Állásbörze, or Virtual Career Fair. This semi-annual, three-day job fair is expected to attract more than 100,000 online visits by some 25,000 attendees.

“By providing an effective and cost-efficient recruiting solution, SMB is offering both employers and job-seekers a valuable service,” said ON24 Chief Marketing Officer Denise Persson. “With its anticipated audience, the SMB Virtual Career Fair is the world’s largest.”

SMB is one of Hungary’s leading media companies, with diverse operations across print, television and online media outlets. Its affiliate, Hungary’s leading employment portal, is a member of The Network, a formal alliance of 49 leading recruitment job boards in more than 120 countries.

This week’s event is a follow-up to Sanoma’s March 2011 Virtual Career Fair. SMB’s March event attracted more than 21,000 attendees – with an unprecedented registrant-to-attendee conversion rate of 88% – close to 100,000 online visits and 90,000 document exchanges. By partnering with ON24, SMB can scale its efforts to reach a larger audience while providing a world-class end user experience to serve growing interest and participation in virtual career events.

Selecting ON24 for its reliability, scalability and global reach, Sanoma also looks to ON24 for outstanding project management and implementation. Project management and operational expertise will be especially crucial for this month’s Virtual Career Fair; in addition to the greater attendance, 43 sponsoring companies will be participating.

Available 24 hours per day for three days, SMB’s Virtual Career Fair will offer presentations from employers, enable online chats between job seekers and hiring companies, and facilitate document sharing and exchange – allowing interested candidates to present their CVs instantly to recruiters within the Virtual Show environment.

“As an innovative media company, Sanoma is excited about our partnership with ON24,” commented Eva Acs, SMB Project Manager. “The capabilities of ON24’s virtual events platform, when combined with the draw of, result in a new and different approach to recruiting – enabling us to deliver an innovative solution that is effective for our marketing partners and convenient for job seekers.”

About the Profession Virtuális Állásbörze (Virtual Career Fair)
Scheduled to run this week through September 29, the event will feature a variety of high-profile brands as sponsors. More than 100,000 online visits are expected, and visitors can use the event to explore open positions and learn about current employment trends. Professional recruiters and HR representatives will be on hand to interact with job seekers, answer questions and chat in the ON24 Virtual Show environment.

About ON24, Inc.

The recognized global market share leader, ON24 provides webcasting and virtual environments for corporate communications and demand generation. The ON24 platform is a complete Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud offering; no deployment resources or audience downloads are required. ON24 offers fully integrated, enterprise-wide solutions for applications ranging from partner expos, user conferences and trade shows to training, sales enablement and company town hall meetings. More than 750 organizations, including IBM, Cisco, CA Technologies, Merck, AstraZeneca, Fiserv, Credit Suisse, GE and Oracle, rely on ON24. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices throughout the world. For more information, visit