**Ben Regensburger Brings to DoubleClick 15+ Years of European Sales and Marketing Experience**
LONDON: DoubleClick Inc. (Nasdaq: DCLK), the leading provider of marketing tools for advertisers, direct marketers and Web publishers, today announced the appointment of Ben Regensburger to vice president of sales and account management, EMEA, a newly created executive level position.
Ben brings more than 15 years of European sales and marketing management experience, gained within the media and consumer goods industry, to his new role with DoubleClick. He will oversee sales and account management for prospective and current clients located within Europe, the Middle East and Africa, including Bertelsman, Dixons, FreeServe, T-online and VNU business publications. Ben joins the company from LYCOS Germany, where he was managing director and a member of LYCOS' European Management Board.
"We see tremendous growth potential in European marketing this year and therefore want top talent on our team," said Doug Knopper, senior vice president and general manager, DoubleClick, Inc. "Ben has a rich track record of building sales and market-share both as a marketer and publisher. His recent experience as a key executive of a leading European new media company is hugely beneficial to DoubleClick as we strengthen our offerings and provide customers with the solutions needed to experience true marketing ROI."
Under Ben's leadership, LYCOS Germany's financial results improved significantly, and the German portal developed from a search technology platform to a more diverse offering that combines communication, community and entertainment products. He also contributed significantly to building the pan-European brand equity of LYCOS Europe and led the successful ramp-up of the group's e-commerce business. Before LYCOS, Regensburger was Hugo Boss AG's marketing director, responsible for the group's global marketing activities and license sales. Regensburger also held senior positions at Prinz Magazine, an affiliate of the German publishing group Jahreszeiten Verlag, and Procter & Gamble.
"Given its large portfolio of services, DoubleClick's in a strong position to play a leading role in helping EMEA marketers more effectively communicate with their customers," said Regensburger. "There are technology solutions that have not yet penetrated the market here, so I'm excited to be part of a pedigree team that's changing the way people think about marketing."
DoubleClick is the leading provider of solutions for advertisers, direct marketers and web publishers to plan, execute and analyze their marketing programs. DoubleClick's online advertising, email marketing and database marketing solutions help clients yield the highest return on their marketing dollar. In addition, the company's marketing analytics tools help clients measure performance within and across channels. DoubleClick Inc. has global headquarters in New York City and maintains 22 offices around the world.
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Published on: 12:00AM on 9th February 2004