19th June, London, UK – The Search Works, the European leader in search marketing services for online advertisers, announces that it has won a contract to provide NET-A-PORTER.COM, the world’s premier luxury online fashion retailer, with a fully managed search engine marketing (SEM) solution.
NET-A-PORTER’s business has almost doubled in size every year since its inception in 2000 with ambitious growth plans in place for 2007/2008. As a previous winner in the Best Shop category at the British Fashion Awards, NET-A-PORTER understands the importance of a consumer-friendly, interactive and engaging website. What it hopes to achieve with The Search Works’ support is a consistent presence in search listings across all the major search engines, helping customers around the globe find the hottest looks of the season from the world’s cutting edge labels.
The Search Works will manage the SEM campaign at a granular level, working with NET-A-PORTER to recommend popular keywords to bid on, devising campaigns for new lines and altering strategy to reflect times of day and competitor activity. With The Search Works’ help, NET-A-PORTER plans to grow its campaigns on a global basis – both in terms of keywords and revenues – whilst retaining a set return on investment.
Mario Muttenthaler, Online Marketing Manager at NET-A-PORTER, comments, “Having worked with its sister company The Technology Works before, we chose to work with The Search Works as we knew we would be getting consistently excellent levels of expertise, planning and consultancy.
“We invited a number of specialist search and full service agencies to pitch, but we were particularly impressed by the retail experience and passion of The Search Works’ team and the transparency that we would be afforded through regular updates and reports. The Search Works understands what drives our business and recognizes our need for online visibility to drive traffic and sales through our website. We’re confident in their ability to grow and optimize our search engine marketing campaign as an integral part of our online and offline communications strategy.”
Sonia Bercel, New Business Director at The Search Works says, “We’re particularly pleased to have gained NET-A-PORTER as a client and we’re looking forward to working with Mario and the online marketing team to optimise their existing campaigns and launch new ventures.
“Servicing one of the world’s premier luxury e-commerce sites brings with it a unique set of challenges but we’re confident we can deliver a dynamic, ROI-focused and consumer-engaging search engine marketing campaign.”
About The Search Works

Headquartered in London, England, The Search Works is the UK’s leading privately-owned independent specialist search engine marketing services agency. Founded in 1999, the company provides pan-European search marketing campaigns using BidBuddy technology and the unparalleled knowledge and expertise of its client services team, enabling clients to achieve higher online visibility whilst measuring and maximising returns from online marketing spend. The Search Works continues to build on its success of the past 8 years to deliver considered and highly-targeted search marketing solution services, first rate customer service and technological expertise on behalf of its broad range of blue chip clients including Lastminute, Eurostar, ASDA and The Carphone Warehouse

In the New Media Age Marketing Services Guide 2007, The Search Works was named as the UK’s top search marketing agency with a turnover of £50.18m, nearly double that of its nearest rival. And in 2006, The Search Works was listed as Britain's third fastest growing private technology company and highest-ranked search marketing company in The Sunday Times TechTrack Top 100.

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Tom Pearson / Nichola Waller / Christine Wilkie
Firefly Communications
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Published on: 12:00AM on 19th June 2007