ValueClick Expands European Senior Management Team with New Head of Search
LONDON, UK, 3 March 2005 - ValueClick, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCLK), the leading provider of digital marketing solutions, today announced the appointment of Nigel Frith as Head of Search for ValueClick Europe. As Head of Search, Nigel will be responsible for driving the European launch and development strategy for Search123, ValueClick's pay per click search marketing business. In addition, Nigel will address how to effectively build and grow other search related revenues across ValueClick's existing business portfolio. Nigel joins from international search company, InfoSpace where he was responsible for the UK business development strategy of its search and directories business.
With over thirteen years experience in sales and business development, Nigel has a wealth of industry expertise in search and online media. At InfoSpace he drove the sales strategy for a white-label search solution, winning significant revenue-generating deals with major online brands such as Mirror.co.uk and Directory.co.uk. During this time, Nigel was responsible for managing the Thomson Directories account. Nigel has also gained a variety of industry experience in senior sales and business development positions with BMW (GB) and Canon.
Commenting on his new role, Nigel said, "ValueClick has a substantial number of clients across an extremely broad spectrum of the Internet space. ValueClick provides media owners and agencies with ways to enhance and monetise their services effectively. A pay per click search engine is one remaining key area we have not had in Europe, until now. We will launch Search123 in the UK later in 2005 with further European roll-out planned in 2006."
Carl White, European Managing Director, ValueClick said, "Nigel is an excellent addition to our growing European management team and brings extensive knowledge of business development and sales from both search marketing and online media industries. Nigel's experience from InfoSpace will be key in assisting our clients and agencies in getting the very best from their search activities. The launch of Search123 will extend ValueClick Europe's unique ability to offer a one stop shop solution to advertisers and publishers."
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ValueClick, Inc. (Nasdaq:VCLK) is a leading global provider of digital marketing solutions, enabling advertisers, agencies and publishers to reach consumers through all major online marketing channels. Through its four main businesses; ValueClick Media, Commission Junction, Mediaplex and Pricerunner, ValueClick provides a comprehensive portfolio of digital marketing solutions.
ValueClick Media (http://media.valueclick.com) provides a wide range of online marketing solutions - including web marketing, email marketing, lead generation marketing, and search marketing - to create awareness, build brands, deliver targeted visitors, generate leads, drive sales and grow customer relationships.
Commission Junction (www.cj.com) provides advanced affiliate marketing solutions that help marketers increase online leads and sales. By facilitating strategic relationships between advertisers and publishers through the use of superior technology solutions and professional account management services, Commission Junction drives significant results for many of Europe's largest advertisers.
Mediaplex (www.mediaplex.com) provides technology and services that enable advertisers, agencies and website publishers to manage their online advertising and email campaigns. Mediaplex's solutions include: MOJO Adserver, third party adserving for advertisers and agencies; MOJO Publisher, ad management for online publishers and MOJO Mail for email campaign management and delivery.
Pricerunner.com (www.pricerunner.com) is the UK's most comprehensive shopping price comparison service. It is unique in being an independent and unbiased tool that lists online and offline retailer details. Pricerunner allows effective comparisons on product specifications and delivery terms as well as prices.
Search123 (www.search123.com) is a pay per click search engine that was acquired by ValueClick in 2003. Search123 was one of the first pay per click platforms and is due to launch in the UK mid 2005.
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This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, trends in online advertising spending and estimates of future online performance-based advertising. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted, and reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are detailed under "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made from time to time by ValueClick, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 15, 2004, recent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. Other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the risk that market demand for online advertising, and performance-based online advertising in particular, will not grow as rapidly as predicted. ValueClick undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Published on: 12:00AM on 3rd March 2005