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Sonic Foundry Names Finalists in the 2013 Rich Media Impact Awards

Ninth annual award program recognizes Mediasite users for webcasting achievements

MADISON, Wis. — April 02, 2013 — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted cornerstone of your enterprise, campus and event video content management and webcasting strategy, today announced the finalists for the company’s ninth Rich Media Impact Awards, an annual recognition of excellence in the practical and creative integration of Mediasite in business, education, health and government.

Mediasite users nominated organizations that achieved measurable improvements in information accessibility, cost savings, efficiency and productivity through Mediasite. This year’s finalists join more than 150 organizations from around the world that have been recognized since 2005.

Winners will be announced during a special ceremony at Unleash 2013, the Mediasite User Conference, taking place April 28 to May 1. All RMIA finalists in attendance at Unleash will have the chance to win an annual license of My Mediasite during a drawing at the end of the conference. Sonic Foundry will also honor two higher education institutions each with a $2,500 scholarship to award to a student of their choice, as well as an annual license of My Mediasite for the institution’s use.

“The Rich Media Impact Awards program is one of our favorite parts of Unleash, because we get to go behind-the-scenes to see how our customers are using Mediasite to improve the way they communicate, save money and increase productivity through live streaming online video and rich media webcasts,” said Rob Lipps, Executive Vice President of Sonic Foundry. “This year’s finalists each have exemplary video success stories to tell and we’re excited to share their stories with the world.”

The awards ceremony will be webcast live via Mediasite at 4:25 p.m. CT April 29 from the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wis.

Finalists are listed alphabetically below, with links to their entries.

Global Reach Award: Recognizes any successful initiative that connects the international community through rich media

Innovation Award: Recognizes an organization for outstanding innovation and unique accomplishments in rich media including automation, room integration, online integration, content creation or pedagogy

Outcomes Award: Recognizes an organization that uses rich media to quickly achieve a measurable ROI in its training, communications or outreach initiatives

Prolific Use Award: Recognizes an organization that has dramatically scaled its rich media video program to achieve broad deployment across its enterprise, or a large number of presentations or presentation views

Rapid Deployment: Recognizes an organization for fostering, advancing or accelerating the adoption of a rich media program

Video in Education Scholarship: Recognizes academic excellence in higher education through video and provides an opportunity for students to reach their full potential through online, blended or distance learning

Trusted by more than 2,600 customers worldwide in education, business and government, the Mediasite enterprise, campus and event video content management and webcasting system quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, deliver and search of live and on-demand streaming videos and rich media.

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Madison, Wis., Sonic Foundry (OTC: SOFO) is dedicated to transforming how the world works and learns through innovative and scalable technology solutions. Sonic Foundry’s brands include Vidable® and Global Learning Exchange® which help unlock a smarter, more connected world for learners, workers, and entrepreneurs everywhere. For more information visit


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