Europe's Leading Ad Agencies Choose Accellion's Large File Transfer Solution

Palo Alto, California – September 17 2007 –


Accellion, Inc. a global provider of enterprise file transfer solutions which are secure, cost-effective and easy to use for both end users and IT management has gained the support of leading European marketing agencies including TBWA, Ogilvy, Proximity, Abbott Mead Vickers, ?What If!, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, and Jones Knowles Ritchie.

"Since signing Ogilvy, our first media and advertising customer only a few years ago, our penetration in the European market has rapidly made Accellion the de-facto standard for file transfer in the marketing industry," said Dr. Paul Steiner, Managing Director, EMEA. "Accellion's client list now includes companies from all four major global advertising groups: IPG, WPP, Omnicon and Publicis."

In the fast-paced world of advertising, the award-winning TBWA UK Group companies have earned the reputation for creating and delivering challenging, visionary ideas for some of the world's largest consumer brands, including Apple, adidas, Sony Playstation and McDonald's. "At TBWA we have an every increasing need to distribute large files to clients that exceed email size restrictions," said Nick Allen, IT Director at TBWA Group UK. "Accellion is a 'killer app' enabling us to easily and quickly distribute files across a mixed environment of Macs and PCs. It works across multiple browsers and operating systems with the same experience on all. Our users frequently send files larger than 2GB with no issues."

The need to send large files over the Internet is nothing new, however, the media industry's file transfer needs are increasing and the solution to meet their unique requirements is Accellion. "The Accellion system is fast, easy to use, guarantees information security, and emailing over-sized files are not a problem," said Patrick Smith, IT Director, Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO Ltd. There is absolutely nothing Accellion left out when they designed their file transfer products."

Because Accellion's solution covers all the key concerns with file transfer, it works on par with the needs of a fast paced industry such as media and advertising. "Installing Accellion's solution was a strategic decision for us," said Yuri Aguiar, senior partner, Chief Technology Officer, Ogilvy Worldwide. "We use Accellion's technology in all of our global offices including London, Paris, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Mumbai to keep business running smoothly. Accellion's solution has helped Ogilvy work more effectively with our clients, saving us time and improving our work turnover. In the end, Accellion provides us with a significant competitive advantage."

Meeting these demands is only part of the reason why Accellion has been widely accepted by the advertising industry. As Michael Curtis, Head of Technology Integration, Proximity London explains, "The Accellion system, you can just fire-up and forget it. For over two years we have used Accellion's system completely free of faults or repairs. On top of that, our clients have shown great satisfaction with the system because it is so easy to use, yet extremely secure. With Accellion, our overhead costs have been reduced and now Proximity's workforce has more time to do the work they were originally hired to do - creative thinking."

Accellion continues to grow in popularity among leading media agencies. The secure file transfer solution offered by Accellion can be found in major advertising firms around the world and is definitely here to stay.

About Accellion
Accellion, Inc. is a profitable, well-funded, private company that provides enterprise-class mobile file sharing solutions to enable secure, anytime, anywhere access to information while ensuring enterprise security and compliance. More than 9 million users and 1,600 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Activision; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Foley & Mansfield; Lovells; Bridgestone; Ogilvy & Mather; Harvard University; Guinness World Records; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA use Accellion to protect intellectual property, ensure compliance, improve business productivity and reduce IT costs. Accellion file sharing solutions can be deployed on public, private and hybrid cloud environments and provide the ease-of-use business users need while giving the enterprise organization the flexibility, scalability and protection it needs. For more information please visit or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.