Motio Appoints New CFO: Michelle Malley

Motio is delighted to announce the appointment of Michelle Malley as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer.

With over 20 years of Australian and International experience, Ms Malley is a highly regarded professional with an impressive track record in financial management and leadership across a range of companies.

Ms Malley previously worked as Head of Commercial Management & Pricing for Norton Rose, was the Head of Finance for Jemalong Property Group and was the Financial Controller of Hogan Lovells in London  – as well as spending significant time with Deloitte and KPMG.

CEO of Motio, Adam Cadwallader said Ms Malley had the ideal aptitude to lead our Finance team as the company continues to grow.

“I’m extremely pleased to welcome Michelle to the team. She has already made an impact on the business initially focussing on systems, processes and analysis in our quest for growth over the coming years. Michelle has had a breadth of experience which has added significant capability to the business,”

Ms Malley holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Griffith University and is a Chartered Accountant.

Motio Wins 4-Year Exclusive Contract With Australia’s Largest Medical Centre Network

Motio (ASX:MXO) has continued to drive its product leadership position in the Health & Wellbeing sector winning the exclusive media and content rights to Australia’s largest medical centre network, IPN Pty Ltd which operates in 150+ Health & Wellbeing environments across Australia.

Motio says IPN’s size, coverage and commitment to patient engagement has made it the perfect partner as it continues to develop its Audience Experience platform which encompasses engaging, location-based content, centralised communication for the practices and a high quality, trusted environment for brands to advertise at the right time, place and with relevant intent.

Adam Cadwallader CEO of Motio said “we have been working with IPN to integrate with its customer experience model and are now ready to roll out across its extensive group of centres. As well as the provision of Health and Information based content, IPN will have direct access to its part of the Motio network to communicate key messaging across the entire group or even down to a single location. The Motio Platform allows IPN to communicate up to the minute health information right through to the marketing of allied services available across the IPN network.”

Michael Johnstone, COO of Motio said “this is a very exciting addition to our Digital Place-Based network. Being chosen by the IPN team to deliver a key part of their in-practice experience is very humbling. The increasing need and benefit of Digital Place-Based Based media and communication within this sector has seen an upward trend in demand for content, information and communication.”

The agreement sees Motio continue to evolve its Digital Place-Based and Audience Experience strategy across the Health & Wellbeing sector with IPN further adding to its scale and audience reach. Motio will begin rolling out across IPN Medical Centre locations across Australia with the first deployment and other emerging platforms planned for December.

Motio acquired Medical Media in April this year from Swift Media (ASX:SW1) and last year acquired oOh!’s Health & Wellbeing network and will be adding the IPN network to its Ultra, Large & Community scale Health & Wellbeing locations Australia wide.

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Adam Cadwallader
Managing Director, Motio Limited
0419 999 867
adam@motio.com.au

Motio Guarantees Summer Audiences With New Initiative

There is little doubt that Australians are going to be on the road this summer. With lockdowns promised to disappear, and holiday houses being booked like never before, the great summer road trip is calling.

That means fuelling up! Motio has teamed up with its retail-on-the-go partner, Ampol to provide 1st party transactional data with incredible accuracy. This will enable Motio to guarantee impressions over summer. Based on this granular data source Motio is offering a money back guarantee, a true commitment to brands.

Daily data has shown that audiences have been strong with an average of 3 million transactions each week across the network. Michael Johnstone, COO of Motio said “we have obviously seen some dips throughout the pandemic, specifically in New South Wales and Victoria but the transactional data shows numbers overall are up due to the localisation of travel. This is going to be a big summer, and we want to give brands guarantees with quality data and flexibility that hasn’t been offered by out-of-home media companies previously”.

Motio has one of the largest on-the-go networks with unique in store, high-definition digital displays that impact consumers at point of purchase with 120+ second average in-store dwell time to impact consumers at the right time, place and with purchase and of course travel intent offering packages through its team and programmatically.

Want more info on how your brand can reach millions of Aussie travelers this summer? Get in touch below, and one of our team will be in touch.

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Adam Cadwallader
CEO
0419 999 867
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Motio Transforms Its Business And Delivers On Its Promise To Shareholders

Today, Motio Limited (ASX:MXO) posted an EBITDA result of 1.491M and have delivered on the promise to shareholders replacing the revenue of its Cross Track business by the end of its contracted period with Queensland Rail and Metro Trains Melbourne.

Just over a year ago, Motio Limited, then known as XTD, launched it’s own Digital-Place-Based media business acquiring Adline media and oOh!’s Healthcare network. Nine months later, they acquired Swift’s Health & Wellbeing network, Medical Channel Pty Ltd emerging as a frontrunner in the Healthcare sector.

CEO, Adam Cadwallader said “we have transformed the business despite the current market conditions. The team is genuinely excited about our purpose, growth and breaking new ground as we fuse together media with real, credible, and sustainable utility to benefit the Motio audiences and commercial partners. Brands want to ensure they make sense to the people that are engaging with Motio’s displays and we have spent considerable time developing quality 1st party data that underpins this with precision.”

Motio operates digital display networks and software solutions across Indoor Sports and Leisure, major Health & Wellbeing locations also has the exclusive rights to the Ampol-On-The-Go-Retail digital display networks. Motio has taken an innovative approach to its commercial property partnerships as well as providing greater flexibility to advertisers than legacy players in out-of-home. COO of Motio, Michael Johnstone said “as well as traditional agency sales we have connected to all of the major programmatic out-of-home players and established a very successful local sales approach, it’s working very well”.

As well as media, Motio has spent the past 12 months working on the customer experience aspect of its networks and now provides technology to solve solutions that have been handled by notice boards and posters on walls. Cadwallader added “sometimes this is as simple as reminding people to wach their hands or integrating elegant solutions such as advising how long people will be waiting to see their doctor. The operators of these locations want to be able to do this seamlessly and Motio is making this possible. Customers want engaging communication that is relevant to their location, culture and language. We know people are looking to our displays for information and entertainment beyond their device”

Motio’s EBITDA plus extraordinary items (share based payments and project evaluation fees) is $1.806M and the cash and cash equivalents as at 30 June, 2021 totalled $4,500,946 (2020: 1,644,942). Its Net asset position as at 30 June 2021 was $8,406,641 (2020: $3,264,743).

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Adam Cadwallader
0419 999 867
adam@motio.com.au

Motio Connects Another 1,000 Displays & Millions More Eyeballs To Its Programmatic Network

Emerging Digital-Place-based and Location Intelligence company, Motio has today announced its continued expansion of programmatic across its networks, adding its Retail-On-The-Go network, Motio Go, to its existing Health and Play environments.

Motio Go is a highly scaled, in-store retail network in over 500 Ampol locations across Australia with 10 million customer contacts per month, reaching consumers committed to purchase.

Motio has announced Vistar as its launch partner utilising its leading end-to-end programmatic ecosystem for Digital-Out-Of-Home. Vistar’s demand & supply-side platforms empower buyers and sellers to easily transact on high value inventory while applying intelligent data insights that improve and enhance media performance.

Michael Johnstone, COO at Motio, commented:

“This brand-new inventory stream is powered by Vistar, who have worked incredibly hard to make this a successful launch. The quality of Vistar’s technology, energy and industry expertise has enabled Motio to accelerate its position in this market. Coupled with Motio’s commitment to 1st party data, it gives brands the confidence to deliver for is customers who purchase more than just fuel”.

Ben Baker, Managing Director, APAC at Vistar Media, commented:

“Our aim is to grow the entire out-of-home ecosystem, by enabling advertisers to seamlessly tap into the wide variety of unique, impactful media experiences with the same data-driven strategies that drive programmatic success in other channels. Inventory like the Motio Go network that can influence consumers right at the point-of-purchase is highly valuable to buyers and we’re pleased to partner with Motio to further expand our scale.”

Andrew Gilbert, Head of Platform Sales for Australia & New Zealand at Verizon Media, commented:

“The programmatic, digital out-of-home and place-based sector is alive. We’re very excited about the launch of the new Motio Go network, giving our brands and agencies access to a large-scale network of super fuellers.”

Motio won the media sales rights to the Ampol network in June last year which is operated by Engagis.

Following the programmatic deployment of Motio Health and Motio Play earlier in the year, the company continues to grow in the Digital-Place-Based sector as it approaches its first year of operation in media sales.

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Adam Cadwallader
0419 999 867
adam@motio.com.au

Gordon D’Mello
0433 179 068
gordon@motio.com.au

Motio Acquires Swift’s Medical Channel, With Its Network Set To Increase By 5x

Motio has grown again! Announcing this morning it has acquired Swift Media’s Health & Wellbeing company, Medical Channel Pty Ltd. The move is set to transform the Motio Health network, increasing its existing footprint by over five times, significantly expanding its network and driving an injection of quality in this important Digital Place-Based sector.

The acquisition is pivotal in Motio’s strategy to lead the Digital Place-Based & Location Intelligence media sector, specialising in the health & wellbeing category, leveraging scale, incumbency, and a focus on technological development.

The move also provides significant commercial scale for Motio’s Health network, with Medical Channel enabling a further extension to Motio’s programmatic focus – that is already operating across its Play and Health networks.

The past year has been an unlikely and impressive period of growth for the business, with Motio expanding into a strong competitive position in the Digital Place-Based market since acquiring Adline Media and oOh! Media’s ‘mega medical centre’ display network in January and April last year (respectively).

Motio’s growing Digital Place-Based media business is driven by a committed focus to media sales, content, utility-based enhancements, audience measurement and first party data.

July will see the Swift Health & Wellbeing business (Medical Channel Pty Ltd) re-launched as Motio Health in combination with Motio’s existing ‘mega medical centre’ display network. This will incorporate a comprehensive refresh across the newly acquired business, upgrading key sites with the latest hardware and software components to improve and augment the value proposition for commercial partners and advertisers. Motio will also undertake an evolution of Medical Channel’s content program through its content and creative company, Enormity.

Adam Cadwallader, Motio CEO, commented:

“Our focus on leadership in the Digital Place Based Media & Customer Location Intelligence sector will be significantly accelerated with the acquisition of Medical Channel – health & wellbeing is a strong sector for Motio to build and lead,”

“This deal will provide further reach, scale and impact for our Motio Media business, as we continue to enhance our ownership position in the Digital Place Based sector.”

Michael Johnstone, Motio COO, commented:

“The addition of Medical Channel to our already significant portfolio will drive stronger, brand-safe, content enhanced environments underpinned by technology and data.”

Pippa Leary, Swift Media Limited CEO, commented:

“This deal is a natural extension of our existing sales representation partnership with Motio. Motio has recognised our vision and the hard work that the Swift team has already invested. The company has both the capability and experience to see the business through to the next stage of success,”

“Swift is delighted to be able to maintain an indirect presence in this growth market, retaining a significant equity stake in Motio and looks forward to the business increasing value for Swift’s shareholders.”

The re-launch of the Motio Health network will perfectly complement Motio Play (indoor and online sporting environments) and Motio Go (retail-petro-convenience), while the wider business will continue to explore growth opportunities in the Digital Place-Based market.

Additionally, the company’s internal sales brand, Motio Media, was launched on 1 July 2020 – and representation partnerships were agreed with Ampol Digital Screen Network, as well as Swift Health & Wellbeing last year.

For more information, head to our Results & Reports page and see our Investor Presentation for March 2021.

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Adam Cadwallader
0419 999 867
adam@motio.com.au

Gordon D’Mello
0433 179 068
gordon@enormity.com.au

Motio Announces Half Year Results, On Track To Deliver Growth Mission By Mid-2021

Despite all the challenges of COVID in the past six months, Motio has announced a very positive start to the 20-21 financial year.

In an official release to the ASX, CEO Adam Cadwallader, announced that the company had hit an underlying EBITDA of $301,177 whilst establishing the foundations to transition and scale the business in a challenging trading period.

“(It’s a) testament to a tremendous team effort – I am quietly optimistic about the outlook for our business in the second half – we are in a strong cash position, debt free and continue to be encouraged around future possibilities,” he said.

During the half, Motio undertook a successful capital raise, which ultimately strengthened our financial position and enabled investment in our business. We are now configured for growth, and we’re ready to pursue the opportunities that are emerging as the market regains confidence.

In addition, our audiences across Motio Health, Play and Go channels are continuing to strengthen as Australia builds confidence again in the advertising and media sector.

This has enabled Motio Media to continue to grow with the investment in the team well founded. Both Local and National sales are continuing to swell and programmatic revenues continue to show promise. The Software and Payments business offers an exciting addition to our future in the Motio Play business, and whilst early, customer feedback has been positive.

We are also working with our partners to ensure our transition away from the Rail sector is successful and seamless. We’re confident and on track as a business to deliver on our growth mission and diversify the business by mid-2021.

Cadwallader also noted crucial shareholder support during the half, for helping the business build on growth.

“I really want to thank our shareholders for continuing to help Motio grow,” he said.

“I am very pleased with the shareholder value that has been realised over the past 6 months,”

Our positive performance this half would not have been possible without the strong support of our Rail partners and suppliers, our team members and the Government stimulus that allowed Motio to pursue its goals and continue to deliver on its mission. We thank all involved for your ongoing support, and hope to share more positive news in a few months time.

For Media & Investor relations:

Adam Cadwallader
Chief Executive Officer
Motio Limited
adam@motio.com.au

Motio Names Harley Grosser As Non-Executive Director

Today marks a significant milestone in the progress of Motio and its strategic development with the appointment of Motio’s largest shareholder, Harley Grosser, to the Board.

Harley Grosser is the Founder of Capital H Management, a Sydney based specialist small cap funds management company, and the manager of the Capital H Inception Fund. Mr Grosser also has experience working at firms such as Bligh Capital and Pie Funds Management.

Welcoming Mr Grosser to the Board, Motio Chair Justus Wilde noted the expertise Mr Grosser will bring – his valued experience in the micro-cap environments and contribution to the overall strategic vision for Motio.

“Mr Grosser’s ability to identify investment opportunities in their hyper growth phase created a natural alignment between his ambitions and Motio’s current business progression and we are enthused to have his energy, focus and guidance,” Mr Wilde added.

Mr Grosser also mentioned that he was excited to be working closer with the direct Motio team.

“We identified in Motio a high quality and energetic team executing on an attractive opportunity to build the leading place-based media business in Australia from the ground up,” he said.

“I’m excited to be working closely with Adam and his team to execute on this vision.”

Capital H is an active investor that endeavours to add value to its investments and has a successful track record of identifying growth companies early in their development. Since founding Capital H Inception Fund has delivered a 34% CAGR at 31st December 2020[1].

“Harley is future thinking, well researched and more than a person just to watch,” Mr Wilde added.

The growth and traction Grosser has gained over the early years of his career is inspiring to the Motio team and highlights his value to the business.

This announcement has been authorised by the Board of Motio Limited.

For Media & Investor relations:

Adam Cadwallader
Chief Executive Officer
Motio Limited
adam@motio.com.au

Willoughby Leisure Centre Joins MotioPlay Network, As Indoor Sports Booms Again

As indoor sports centres nationally start to get back to pre-COVID-19 participation levels, we’re extremely excited to welcome Willoughby Leisure Centre to our growing MotioPlay network.

Our MotioPlay network is now over 94% back open for business, and Willoughby Leisure Centre is the latest addition to our growing portfolio.

The venue is one of Sydney’s premier sporting sites, providing a hub for social athletes in the North Shore of Sydney. Operated by Willoughby City Council, the centre is one of suburb’s most valued facilities, providing aquatic facilities and services, health club facilities and sports courts to the community.

The venue officially opened in 1990, and joins our network with a rich history. With a range of upgrades in the future plan, Willoughby Leisure Centre continues to be at the forefront of indoor sporting innovation.

Motio COO, Michael Johnstone, says the new partnership is a major win for all involved.

“Willoughby Leisure Centre is a tremendous addition to our MotioPlay network, this multi-purpose sports centre is a major focal point for active lifestylers and families of the lower North Shore in Sydney,” he said.

“The venue is the heartbeat of the community, featuring a multitude of fitness sports and classes; over two huge indoor courts, a first-class, eight-lane 25-metre swimming pool, spa and sauna – as well as providing comprehensive gym facilities,”

“Additionally, the main indoor courts can operate as two full-size basketball courts, three volleyball courts, two indoor netball courts or eight badminton courts – showing enormous versatility,”

And while Willoughby Leisure Centre has become a hub for social sports in Sydney’s North Shore, their extensive range of classes conveys the centre’s ambition to provide health and fitness options to all ages and lifestyles.

“It’s rare to see a sports centre offer such a vast scope of options for their customers. With the venue offering Cycling, to Boxing, Body Pump to Energy Circuits, Yoga to Zumba – and everything in between,” Johnstone said.

“We are proud of the recent installation in this landmark venue, featuring three high definition screens in key dwell time areas, adding to our ever growing national network – which enables brands to engage and influence where people play for fun.”

Additionally, the centre has undertaken a number of steps to reduce the centre’s environmental footprint.

Recent energy conservation measures installed have resulted in lower operational costs and more importantly a significant reduction in the centre’s carbon dioxide emissions. The centre also generates electricity from natural gas, depicting the venue’s focus on having a strong environmental footprint.

On behalf of all the team here at Motio, a big welcome to Willoughby Leisure Centre to MotioPlay!

XTD Resets Its Course, Officially Rebrands As Motio

We’re extremely excited to announce that Motio has launched today, the new name for XTD, marking the next stage in our evolution.

From today, Out-of-Home media company XTD has officially changed its name to Motio Limited (ASX:MXO); and we’re looking forward to solidifying our place as a leader in the Place Based media and Location Intelligence sector.

The change was approved by shareholders at our Annual General Meeting last Friday, the name change supports our diversification strategy and the evolving of our core business of Place Based Media. Motio’s growth ambitions have been well documented this year – launching a market facing media company of the same name led by Jack Mortlock, accelerating the combination of media, content, customer experience, data and technology integration to develop and grow our environments.

Our CEO and Managing Director of Motio, Adam Cadwallader, said the name Motio represented movement and pays a genuine respect to the people who are committed to its growth.

“The hard work and dedication of our small, but very committed team over the past twelve months revealed clear demand for advertisers to invest in our sectors for relevance, brand safety and targeting layered with a genuine thirst from landlords looking for more than a cheque or some heat maps from their Wi-Fi provider,” he said.

“We are creating scaled media and data led micro-environments in the Sports and Leisure, Health and Wellness and On-The-Go Retail, replicating the same tech and approach as ‘smart cities’ or ‘precincts’ with scale, customisation and flexibility.”

“Whilst these elements are operating independently today, we are pioneering the ability to bring these parts together providing intelligence to our property partners, advertisers and importantly making our environment customer focussed and friendly.”

Motio now owns digital place-based networks across Australia in Health, Sports and Leisure, represents Swift Media’s Health & Wellness network, and Engagis’ Caltex Petro Retail network.

We also operate Digital-Out-Of-Home content company, Enormity and have recently announced the development of its data and analytics platform, CLIX.

Additionally on the ASX, we last week closed our share price at $0.073, a 332% Year On Year share price increase (13/11/20 vs 13/11/20 $0.022) – and a 507% Market Capitalisation increase to date.

The business also had a 164% EBITDA increase Year On Year (FY2020 vs FY2019).

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