Monster Teams with Major League Baseball Advanced Media; Monster to Help Major League Baseball Find Quality Candidates for the 2005 Season
MAYNARD, Mass. and NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 26, 2004--With the 2004 Major League Baseball playoffs in its final stage, baseball fans around the nation are intent on keeping up to date with the latest scores and all the storylines from this year's match-ups. To leverage the excitement baseball in October always generates, MLB Advanced Media recently teamed with Monster to begin recruiting quality candidates to staff the 2005 Major League Baseball season. Monster is the leading global online careers property and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST). MLB Advanced Media, LP (MLBAM) is the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball that runs MLB.com, the official league website, and the 30 individual team websites.
As part of the deal, which began in early October and runs through Spring Training 2005, Monster has homepage placement on MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, and all 30 of the MLB Team Sites. A banner, titled "Click to Get The Ultimate Job with MLB.com," on the sites' homepage allows visitors to search job opportunities with MLB.com.
"As the leader in our industry, Monster has been successful helping both national and local companies find quality candidates to grow their businesses," said Brad Baker, SVP of Product and Marketing, Monster. "Through this relationship, Monster will help drive talented candidates to nationwide opportunities available with Major League Baseball at a time when traffic to MLB.com is at its highest levels of the year."
MLB Advanced Media, LP recorded record single day traffic and page views to the MLB.com site on October 20th. Spurred by the deciding Game 7 of the ALCS and Game 6 of the NLCS, a single day record of more than 8 million fans visited the site, which registered its first-ever 90 million page view day, up about 200% from last year's 7th game.
"Teaming with Monster, the leader in the online recruitment industry, is a natural fit in helping us recruit quality people for the unique job opportunities available for the 2005 Major League Baseball season," said Scott Norwood, Director of Sponsor Relations for MLB Advanced Media.
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Monster is the leading global online careers property. A division of Monster Worldwide (NASDAQ: MNST), Monster works for everyone by connecting quality job seekers at all levels with leading employers across all industries. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Maynard, Mass., Monster has 25 local language and content sites in 23 countries worldwide. Monster is the official online career management services sponsor of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team. More information is available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading employer products and services, please visit http://recruiter.monster.com.
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