Monstermoving.com Launches Utility Connection Center
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 27, 2003-- Monstermoving.com, a leading online source of relocation information and a brand extension of Monster®, the flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST - News), today announces the launch of the Monstermoving.com Utility Connection Center. Monstermoving.com site visitors are now able to quickly and efficiently connect critical household services prior to moving into a new home. This new service gives utility providers a new marketing tool for reaching the hard-to-target relocation market.
Making Moves Easier
The Monstermoving.com Utility Connection Center provides a free and convenient way to set-up or transfer utilities including local, long distance and wireless phone service; cable and satellite television; Internet services; gas and electric. Packaging vital home connections into a single, easy to use online tool, Monstermoving is helping people on the move more efficiently manage an otherwise time-consuming process. Site visitors take advantage of this new offering by simply logging onto the Monstermoving Utility Center, where they are given direct access to local utility service providers, allowing them to research options and choose services that best meet their needs.
Helping Utility Providers Connect With Customers
Recent "Do Not Call" legislation has made it increasingly difficult for telephone, wireless and cable providers to reach prospective customers. The Monstermoving Utility Connection Center provides an effective alternative for utility providers accustomed to conventional telemarketing. Through an online listing on the Monstermoving Utility Connection Center, utility providers can reach a highly targeted audience of moving consumers at the point when they are making key utility buying decisions. By helping providers reach this important market, the Monstermoving Utility Connection Center will serve as a valuable customer acquisition and retention tool.
"The Utility Connection Center is a perfect complement to Monstermoving's comprehensive relocation services offering, supporting our commitment to save our site visitors time, money, and reduce the stress associated with moving," said Pete Lamson, Chief Operating Officer, Monstermoving.com. "The process of transferring utilities is very time consuming. Through this service, customers can complete these complicated tasks online, in a matter of minutes."
As one of the world's largest online marketplaces for relocation information, services and moving-related decision support tools, Monstermoving.com simplifies the way people move by leveraging the power of the Internet to successfully manage all stages of the relocation process. Monstermoving.com provides a comprehensive array of moving-related services and relocation tools, designed to reduce the time, cost and stress associated with moving. Monstermoving.com is a division of Monster Worldwide, Inc. and a brand extension of Monster, the flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. More information about Monstermoving.com is available at www.monstermoving.com.
About Monster Worldwide
Founded in 1967, Monster Worldwide, Inc. is the parent company of Monster®, the leading global online careers property. The company also owns TMP Worldwide, the world's largest Yellow Pages and Recruitment Advertising agency network and provider of direct marketing services. Headquartered in New York with approximately 4,500 employees in 19 countries, Monster Worldwide's clients include more than 90 of the FORTUNE 100 and more than 490 of the FORTUNE 500 companies. Monster Worldwide (NASDAQ: MNST - News) is a member of the S&P 500 Index. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at www.monsterworldwide.com.
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