Gearhead Communications Keeps Beat With DocuSign Electronic Signature Service

Multimedia Publishing Company Accelerates Business by Going Green with DocuSign 

SEATTLE – October 11, 2010 – DocuSign®, the global leader in electronic signature, today announced that Gearhead Communications, LLC, publishers of Premier Guitar, uses the DocuSign electronic signature service to complete and sign advertising contracts online. Gearhead, a leader in multimedia publishing with an audience of more than 650,000 across multiple platforms, trusts the DocuSign electronic signature platform to quickly, securely and completely transact advertising contracts, insertion orders and contest affidavits from anywhere, anytime.

"DocuSign was highly recommended by a member of our sales force who had used it previously. We looked into DocuSign and quickly learned that it was the gold standard for electronic signature – it just made sense to us," said Haylee Zlatohlavek, production coordinator at Premier Guitar Magazine. "DocuSign is amazing. We use DocuSign for 99 percent of our contracts. Plus it automatically reminds advertisers to sign, saving me hours and hours of time tracking down clients to complete contracts. It's made my life so much easier!"

Gearhead Communications has eliminated the logistical nightmare of faxing, printing and mailing contracts and contest affidavits. By incorporating DocuSign into Gearhead's workflow, advertisers and contract writers can complete contracts in minutes—not days. Plus, DocuSign offers the convenience of mobile signing using any Apple iPhone® and iPadTM, RIM® BlackBerry® or any other mobile device. DocuSign provides Gearhead with a fast and trusted method to complete contracts, thereby significantly reducing the time, environmental impact and cost of traditional paper-based processing.

"We are pleased to be the trusted electronic signature provider for Gearhead Communications and look forward to helping them continue to streamline their contracting processes," said Steve King, president and CEO of DocuSign. "We welcome Gearhead Communications and anticipate an accelerated on-boarding of other technology-enabled companies wanting to close business faster, easier and more securely using DocuSign."

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About Gearhead Communications, LLC

Based in Marion, IA, Gearhead Communications, LLC publishes the Premier Guitar multimedia network. Premier Guitar currently boasts the largest multimedia audience (650,000+) of any guitar magazine in the world. In addition to offering its magazine content across four separate platforms (print magazine, digital magazine, website, & free iPhone app), Premier Guitar also offers the market's leading interactive gear search service. Serious and accomplished players can find, buy and sell gear on Premier Guitar's Gear Search. With nearly 60,000 pieces of gear listed and more than 200,000 visitors every month, there is plenty of commerce going on. For more information on Gearhead Communications, LLC and Premier Guitar, go to 

About DocuSign

DocuSign, Inc. is the global leader in electronic signature. DocuSign provides the world's largest and fastest growing electronic signature platform, empowering businesses to complete transactions online quickly and securely while improving compliance and dramatically reducing costs.

DocuSign is the only cloud computing-based electronic signature platform that entirely replaces slow, expensive paper transactions with a fast, efficient and completely digital solution. Accessible from any Internet-connected device, DocuSign supports virtually any document and form type in simple and complex workflows, and provides broad user authentication options, data collection, secure document/data storage and retrieval, as well as real-time negotiation and collaboration tools.

DocuSign employs the industry's only multi-site enterprise class, SAS-70 data centers delivering 99.9% uptime for customers over the last four years. With more than 8 million unique signers processing millions of transactions per year, DocuSign is trusted by more people, more companies, more times than any other electronic signature provider in the world.

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