LONDON, UK, 25 February 2005 - ValueClick, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCLK), the leading provider of digital marketing solutions, today announced the rebranding of its UK media business. Complete with a new corporate identity, vcmedia (formally ValueClick Media) will begin operating under its new brand forthwith.
The new name and identity reflects the evolution of ValueClick's media business over the last three years incorporating the exclusive sales representation of a number of premium sites including successful niche titles such as Brand Republic, The Number 118 118 and Delia Online. This brand advertising business complements the direct response business that ValueClick Media is renowned for, and as ValueClick continues to acquire and develop successful digital businesses, the media name change ensures a clear distinction between the media sales operation and the parent company.
ValueClick also announced today the appointment of Vanessa Kent as the new UK country manager for vcmedia. Vanessa's role will be to lead the continued growth of the media sales operation with a focus on developing the brand advertising business. Vanessa joined ValueClick in January 2004 as corporate development director.
Vanessa Kent said: "vcmedia offers a complete range of creative advertising solutions, providing advertisers and media buyers with a real alternative to portals through niche targeted audiences reached through quality destination sites. The combination of our leading edge technology coupled with a deep understanding of the delivery of advertising campaigns across our many businesses makes our media business unique."
Commenting on Vanessa's appointment, Carl White, european managing director, ValueClick said: "Vanessa's experience as corporate development director working across all of our business units, as well as her previous positions at DoubleClick and Excite, means that she has a unique understanding of the challenges faced by online advertisers."
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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; vcmedia, Commission Junction, Mediaplex and Pricerunner, ValueClick provides a comprehensive portfolio of digital marketing solutions.
vcmedia (www.vcmedia.co.uk) offers a complete range of creative online advertising solutions for advertisers and publishers. vcmedia provides a quality, targeted high volume audience for advertisers and provides publishers with significant revenue streams, superior branding and direct response advertising campaigns.
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.
For more information, please visit www.valueclick.com.
Published on: 12:00AM on 25th February 2005