HiQ BOLSTERS BACKYARD BABIES’ COMMUNICATION

Today sees the launch of a new communication platform for Swedish rock band Backyard Babies. The band’s digital partner HiQ has created a solution that simplifies and improves communication with both fans and the media. 

“We have been working with the band’s frontman, Dregen, for many years, and we’re proud to be part of the team now that he and Backyard Babies are ready to make their comeback. We help our customers to create communication solutions that strengthen their business and support their operations – and that’s exactly what we have done in this instance, too. Great music and high-energy stage shows are simply no longer enough to rise above the background noise,” says HiQ’s Peter Lindecrantz.

Backyard Babies decided to take time out in 2010, but they will soon be back with a new, long-awaited single due to be released on 27 May. The band has been very active in promoting its comeback on social media and it now has a single shared platform for all its communication.

“The new site is fast, easy to work with and it looks good, too. It’s a solution that also works well from a user’s point of view, with ticket sales and news flows all on the same site. HiQ is always an easy company to work with, and once again the team there have really delivered the goods. Together with a wickedly strong new single, the scene is set for a fantastic comeback,” Dregen says.

The partnership has been initiated as part of a systematic process of innovation to ensure the band conquers new territory through its digital presence. The new communication platform is the first step in this process.

“These guys are more than just a gang of fantastic musicians. They’re also smart, driven entrepreneurs. It’s great fun to be looking on from the wings as they make their comeback, knowing that we’ve created something that genuinely simplifies and improves things both for the band and their fans. Strong, clear communication is essential for success in any business today,” says Lars Stugemo, President and CEO of HiQ.

Check out the new website at backyardbabies.com 

Backyard Babies was formed in Nässjö, Sweden, in 1989. The band’s members are Dregen (vocals, guitar), Johan Blomquist (bass guitar), Peder Carlsson (drums) and Nicke Borg (vocals, guitar). Their most recent album was released in 2009 before the band made the decision to take time out in 2010.

For more information, please contact:

Lars Stugemo, President and CEO of HiQ. Tel. +46 8 588 90 000

Peter Lindecrantz, Head of Corporate Communications, HiQ. Tel. +46 704 200 103

Per Kviman, Versity Music, Manager for Backyard Babies. Tel. +46 73-389 36 64

HiQ helps to make the world a better place by making people’s lives simpler. We are the perfect partner for everyone eager to achieve results that make a difference in a digital world. Founded in 1995, HiQ currently has 1,400 specialists in four countries and is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm MidCap list. For more information and inspiration, please visit www.hiq.se

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