05 February 2014

MGM Resorts International, one of the world's leading hospitality companies, and TEKGROUP International, Inc., an award-winning online newsroom software and services company, today announced the launch of MGM Resorts' first consolidated online newsroom portal for its portfolio of world-class resort destinations.

MGM Resorts develops, builds and operates destination resorts designed to provide a total resort experience, including first-class accommodations and dining, world-class entertainment, state-of-the-art meeting and convention facilities, and high-quality retail and gaming experiences. MGM Resorts’ Public Relations team, which manages communications for all individual brands within the company, will use the organic functionality of the TEKGROUP online newsroom to distribute and monitor news and information to a wide array of audiences around the globe.

“Operating a portfolio of resort brands in Las Vegas and throughout the country, it was imperative that we create a way for media to access all of our content quickly and conveniently rather than having to visit several websites,” said Jenn Michaels, senior vice president of public relations for MGM Resorts International. “We needed to find an online newsroom provider that could think laterally and vertically in platform development and TEKGROUP was able to design a customized solution that addressed the many facets of our business and communication needs.”

The TEKGROUP online newsroom platform allows multiple-users, multiple-site functionality without the need for separate installations of software on separate servers – a substantial cost and time savings for companies seeking a single-provider solution for multiple brands or working units. And each unit within the hub-and-spoke configuration has unlimited access to the tools and technology needed for communication success – such as e-mail alerts with receipt tracking, video and audio distribution, user registration, and social integration.

“This implementation of our online MGM Resorts newsroom demonstrates the flexibility and scalability of our platform,” said Steve Momorella, Partner and Co-Founder of TEKGROUP. “The ability to position multiple brands in multiple locations within the framework of a single software solution saves time for the communications team, and money for the individual brands. This platform allows for sharing of digital assets, consolidation of back-office production work, and collaboration among the various brands in their social channels. It’s truly a win, win…win.”

About TEKGROUP International, Inc.

TEKGROUP is an award-winning Internet software and services company that develops solutions for the Corporate Communications industry. Founded in 1998, TEKGROUP focuses on software and services for our clients, helping them save time and money while providing a platform to help maintain content, distribute news, and increase coverage in the mainstream and social media. The company offers software products, programming, project management, online newsroom software, e-commerce and auction software, website design, hosting, maintenance, and consulting. Clients include AAA, Accenture, ADT, CIGNA, Cracker Barrel, Curves, Dollar General, MGM, NFL, Prudential, Vail Resorts, Walgreens and the Public Relations Society of America. For more information visit https://www.tekgroup.com.

About MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino.  For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at mgmresorts.comor the online newsroom at http://newsroom.mgmresorts.com/.


Steve Momorella

Online Public Relations
Email: steve@tekgroup.com
Phone: 734-945-7790
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