FrAN: Franchise Area Network
Atlanta, GA – Always looking for ways to better service their spot distribution clients, SpotGenie Partners, LLC, has designed FrAN™ (Franchise Area Network), a unique spot distribution/tracking hub created to link franchise organizations and their franchisees to television and radio stations, and other third parties.
SpotGenie is a leading provider of digital media services to the advertising, entertainment and broadcast industries. Their new network hub guarantees franchisors tight control over the distribution of their spot inventory and the ability to direct when and to whom access is granted. It also tracks all spot deliveries (including stations and dates) and generates reports that can be submitted for talent payment.
Franchisees, on the other hand, benefit from affordable HD television distribution (no more diminished SD spots); secure access to television and radio spots for viewing and distribution; the option of being billed directly; a comprehensive traffic instruction creation/distribution system; and a simplified order management system via the web, iPhone, iPad, Android or Blackberry. In addition, the portal can be used for a franchisee to review their current on–air advertising.
Wayne Dykes, SpotGenie President/CEO, explained the key features of FrAN™. “We have tried to make this as efficient and easy as possible for the franchise community. SpotGenie is providing secure online access to all spots according to user permissions and ‘valid dates’ of spots, mobile enabled for all platforms, and a unique web portal for each franchisee and/or co-op. Spots are distributed to a network of over 18,000 broadcast stations. Users benefit from a best of class video processing/QC system. Spots are formatted according to each station’s file preference directly from a master. Traffic generation/distribution is accomplished via email, fax and web portal and we provide realtime proof of delivery reporting. Lastly, all talent usage reports include markets, dates, and stations for each asset and reports are output in a variety of formats/options to accommodate the needs of each client.”
SpotGenie VP/Director of Creative Services & Business Development Larry Fox added, “Having worked with franchisees on the agency and corporate sides I cannot emphasize enough how critical and useful a tool FrAN™ is. Not only is it a state of the art customized portal for each franchisor and their franchisees, its availability as a mobile app is perfect for the ‘on the go’ franchise executive. Wish I had this when I was interacting with clients but I’m thrilled it’s here at SpotGenie for both our current and prospective clients.”