POET Launches Campaign with AGORACOM for Online Marketing and Social Media Engagement
December 9th, 2020
TORONTO, December 9, 2020 – POET Technologies Inc. (“POET” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: PTK; OTCQX: POETF), the designer and developer of the POET Optical Interposer™ and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) for the data center and tele-communication markets, is pleased to announce that it has launched a marketing campaign through AGORACOM for the purposes of raising the visibility and awareness of the Company on key online platforms while also facilitating education and increased understanding of POET’s technology, development progress and market opportunities.
Significant Exposure Through AGORACOM Digital Network
In 2019, AGORACOM has served over 350 public companies and surpassed 600 million page views, exceeding industry engagement metrics by over 400%.
The POET HUB, containing multiple landing pages, videos, photos and other helpful information, will be updated regularly over the course of the engagement and go-live on December 10, 2020 at: https://agoracom.com/ir/POETTechnologies
The POET HUB will receive significant exposure through continuous brand impression, content marketing, search engine marketing and social media engagement throughout the entire AGORACOM network. AGORACOM is the only small-cap marketing firm to hold a Twitter Verified badge, averaging 4.2 million Twitter impressions per month in 2019.
“Beyond The Press Release” Interviews on AGORACOM Discussion Forum
POET has also launched a Discussion Forum on AGORACOM that will serve as a media and communications platform to provide expanded information about the Company and its technology to both current and prospective shareholders in a fully moderated environment. The new Discussion Forum will exclusively feature a “Beyond the Press Release” interview series with POET’s executive management team, which will include in-depth reviews and highlights from the Company’s most recent press releases. The first of the “Beyond The Press Release” Interviews can be found at: https://agoracom.com/ir/POETTechnologies/forums/discussion/topics/750580-video-poet-technologies-launch-of-lightbar-for-data-centers-is-an-inflection-point-for-the-company/messages/2291701#message
The POET discussion forum can be found at: https://agoracom.com/ir/POETTechnologies/forums/discussion
Verified officers at launch will be: Vivek Rajgarhia, President & General Manager and Thomas Mika, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
The AGORACOM marketing campaign is scheduled to run for a period of 12-months at a total annual cost of C$75,000 plus HST, which will be paid entirely in shares of POET’s common stock at various intervals after services have been rendered. The shares to be issued will not be issued at a discount. The Company will issue 30,268 shares at today’s closing price of C$0.56 associated with the initial payment for services rendered to-date. The issuance of all shares related to the marketing campaign agreement are subject to the TSX Venture Exchange policies and regulatory approvals.
AGORACOM is a pioneer of online marketing, broadcasting, conferences and investor relations services to North American small and mid-cap public companies, with more than 300 companies served. AGORACOM is the home of more than 7.7 million investors that visited 55.2 million times and read over 600 million pages of information over the last 10 years. The average visit of 8min 43sec is more than double that of global financial sites, which can be attributed to the implementation and enforcement of the strongest moderation rules in the industry.
About POET Technologies Inc.
POET Technologies is a design and development company offering integration solutions based on the POET Optical Interposer™ a novel platform that allows the seamless integration of electronic and photonic devices into a single multi-chip module using advanced wafer-level semiconductor manufacturing techniques and packaging methods. POET’s Optical Interposer eliminates costly components and labor-intensive assembly, alignment, burn-in and testing methods employed in conventional photonics. The cost-efficient integration scheme and scalability of the POET Optical Interposer brings value to any device or system that integrates electronics and photonics, including some of the highest growth areas of computing, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles and high-speed networking for cloud service providers and data centers. POET is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Allentown, PA and Singapore. More information may be obtained at www.poet-technologies.com.
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