London, 31 March 2011 – Econsultancy, the e-commerce and online marketing-focused market intelligence and training company, has reached the major milestone of 100,000 members globally.

On 8 March, Meera Shah, Director at Red Apple Delivery (www.redappledelivery.com) became the 100,000th person to sign up as a member of Econsultancy. Econsultancy offers subscribers different annual membership options, including Silver membership at £295 for individuals, and Diamond Membership at £4,975 for larger teams.

The membership milestone has been achieved eight years after Econsultancy first launched its paid-for subscription model, and follows on from a period of international expansion to the US, Middle East and Far East.

The company has thrived in difficult market conditions partly as a result of its focus on practical research and training courses, which help businesses to optimise their websites and internet strategies.

Econsultancy CEO Ashley Friedlein says: “We’re all thrilled to have surpassed the 100,000-member mark. We’ve always believed in our professional community-focused business model and, in an era where many publishers are scrabbling to find a monetization model that works, it’s exciting to be growing so fast, particularly in the US, Middle East and Far East. We believe the internet is opening up huge opportunities internationally for UK businesses like ours: the growth in elearning and web-delivered professional qualifications alone is immense.”

More facts about Econsultancy
- The Econsultancy website typically generates more than 400,000 visits a month.
- The company has increased its headcount by 30% in the past year. It employs 60 staff.
- It has 44,000 followers on Twitter.
- It has published 1,600 reports in the past decade.
- It has trained more than 20,000 people in the past five years through in-house and public training courses as well as MSc qualifications.
- More than 5,000 people attended its events last year.
- It has offices in London, New York, and Dubai.
- It was founded in 1999 by Ashley Friedlein and Matthew O’Riordan.

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About Econsultancy
Econsultancy is a community where the world's digital marketing and e-commerce professionals meet to sharpen their strategy, source suppliers, get quick answers, compare notes, help each other out and discover how to do everything better online.

The company was launched in 1999 and since then has grown into an authority on digital marketing. Its website and blog attracts around 400,000 visits per month and its range of courses and conferences are attended by more than 5,000 marketers every year.

People use Econsultancy to make better decisions, build business cases, find the best suppliers, look smart in meetings and accelerate their careers. It has more than 100,000 members.

For more information, visit http://econsultancy.com or follow @econsultancy on Twitter

Media contacts
Econsultancy:
Natalie Evans (@Econsultancy)
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Tel. +44 20 7269 1471
natalie.evans [@] econsultancy.com

Published on: 11:00AM on 31st March 2011