Quepasa to Launch New Micro Blog and Mobile Initiatives With Dr. Rey
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Quepasa Corporation (Pink Sheets: QPSA), one of the world’s fastest-growing Latino social networks, today announced two new initiatives with famed Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Rey. Dr. Rey, who was born in Brazil, is an accomplished surgeon, medical consultant and author, best known as the star of the hit reality series “Dr. 90210″ on the E! Network.
Under an existing partnership, whereby Dr. Rey maintains his online health and beauty community comprising over 40,000 members on Quepasa.com, both parties are now extending the online community’s functionality and reach via two new initiatives:
1. Dr. ReyÂ´s micro blog, allowing Dr. Rey to share his day-to-day experiences with all of the members of his Quepasa community; and
2. Dr. ReyÂ´s health and beauty tips via SMS; Dr. Rey, in partnership with Quepasa, will offer mobile subscribers throughout Latin America the opportunity to subscribe to daily health and beauty tips via text. The relationship will be a revenue share arrangement with Dr. Rey where we leverage his current Quepasa community membership to kick off the service.
Both initiatives are due to be implemented during the fourth quarter of 2009.
“Over the past year, we have established an extraordinary partnership and friendship with Quepasa, through which I have been able to interact with a huge audience,” said Dr. Rey. “I am looking forward to a long term relationship with the most entertaining social network for Latinos.”
“Dr. Rey has been a critical element of our premium entertainment strategy, particularly in Brazil, where we are jointly developing additional online and offline ventures,” said John C. Abbott, Quepasa’s CEO.
About Quepasa Corporation
Quepasa Corporation (Pink Sheets: QPSA), headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL with offices in Los Angeles, CA; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Scottsdale, AZ; Miami, FL; and Hermosillo, MX, owns Quepasa.com (www.Quepasa.com), one of the world’s largest, trilingual, Latino social networks. Quepasa.com is an authentic Latino community that provides fun, interactive, and easy to use social tools, and rich multimedia content in English, Spanish and Portuguese to embrace Latinos everywhere, and empower them to connect online, compete in contests and games and share their interests, ideas, and activities.
About Dr. Robert Rey
Best known as the star of the E! Network hit series, “Dr. 90210,” Dr. Robert Rey is also an accomplished martial artist with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a husband, and the proud father of two children. Dr. Rey has attended some of the top American educational institutions, from U.C.L.A. School of Medicine, to Tufts University School of Medicine, to Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital where he completed a plastic surgery fellowship. While Dr. Rey enjoys performing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, he views plastic surgery as the last choice to consider. To that end, he worked with acclaimed designer Bruno Schiavi to create Dr. Rey’s Shapewear, which help provide body shaping without surgery and with the company Boom, he has developed Dr. Rey’s Sensual Solutions skin care line. Dr. Rey is also involved in charitable work in the United States and around the world, using his medical training to bring much-needed help to those in need.
Contact: Mike Matte, Chief Financial Officer Quepasa Corporation (561) 491-4186
SOURCE Quepasa Corporation