TMP Worldwide's The Monster Board Announces Relationships With MCI, Women's Wire And Rent Net
NEW YORK, N.Y., January 21, 1997 -- Continuing its rapidly expanding co-branding efforts, The Monster Board (www.monster.com), owned by TMP Worldwide (NASDAQ: TMPW), announced three new alliances today. Joining TMP's impressive list of co-branding relationships are MCI Telecommunications, Inc., Women's Wire and Rent Net. The Monster Board, the Internet's premier career center, will provide visitors to these Web sites with over 50,000 job listings, as well as resume-building and posting capabilities.
"These alliances help strengthen The Monster Board's positioning as the leading brand for recruiting on the Internet," said Andy McKelvey, CEO and chairman of TMP Worldwide. "By partnering with other market-leading sites, we are able to provide thousands of quality career opportunities to a growing and diverse group of Internet users, while finding the most promising potential job candidates for our clients."
Jeff Taylor, TMP's executive vice president, Interactive, also believes these new relationships will result in added benefits to both career-seekers and potential employers.
"Our co-branding efforts continue to expand The Monster Board's reach, providing job postings and career information to the widest variety of Web users," said Taylor. "In addition, these new alliances help employers reach people who may be in the very early stages of their job search and can now discover The Monster Board; through our partners' Web sites."
MCI Telecommunications, Inc., one of the largest and fastest growing telecommunication companies in the world, is introducing an exclusive online classifieds area featuring employment listings and career-related information via MCI/Monster Board; from their MCI2000 (www.mci2000.com) and MCI One (www.mci.com) sites, offering visitors free access to job listings, resume building, employers profiles, etc.
Through the Women's Wire Work Channel (www.women.com), the site's 500,000-plus visitors per month will be provided free access to The Monster Board's job database, job search, resume building and job posting capabilities. The Work Channel is comprehensive career talk, offering advice to aspiring career hunters, profiles of successful role models and business advice.
As a complimentary feature to its apartment and relocation service, Rent Net (www.rent.net) is introducing a new online job listings area, which offers its more than 350,000 monthly site visitors free career-related information via The Monster Board. A reciprocal arrangement, The Monster Board; visitors will have easy access to Rent Net's detailed apartment, corporate housing, self-storage and relocation information.
For TMP, these three partnerships are the latest additions to a growing list of co-branding efforts, including USA TODAY Online, NBC Interactive Neighborhood, ZDnet, Advertising Age, Switchboard, Gartner Group and Cahner's Publishing. The Monster Board; is the premier career center on the Internet's World Wide Web, connecting career seekers with top employers online. The Monster Board; provides free access to more than 50,000 current job postings, as well as employer profiles. More than 3,000 companies are currently posting jobs on the site, and more than 110,000 resumes are available to employers through The Monster Board's "Resume City." Each month nearly 800,000 people visit The Monster Board to look for positions and gather information on furthering their careers.
The Monster Board, based in Framingham, MA, is the flagship product of the Interactive Division of TMP Worldwide, the 14th largest advertising agency in the country and the largest yellow page and recruitment advertising agency worldwide. TMP intends to continue to develop alliances that will provide additional value-added content to its list of career center Web sites, which currently includes The Monster Board, Online Career Center(SM) (http://www.occ.com), Be The Boss(SM) (http://www.betheboss.com) and MedSearch(SM) (http://www.medsearch.com).
MCI, headquartered in Washington, D.C., provides a full range of integrated communication services to more than 20 million customers. Credited with opening up the U.S. long distance market for competition, MCI is now leading the charge to bring competition to the $100 billion local market, offering American consumers for the first time the freedom to choose their local carriers. On November 3, 1996, MCI announced a definitive agreement to merge with BT to form Concert, the world's first global communications company.
Wire Networks, Inc. was one of the first companies to recognize the potential of women on the Internet. The company produces Women's Wire, Beatrice's Web Guide and Healthy Ideas. Wire Networks is a leading interactive media company offering original, targeted and engaging content on the Internet.
Rent Net is the Internet's most-visited and comprehensive apartment and relocation guide. The site offers apartment seekers information on more than 1.7 million rental units in 1,200 U.S. and Canadian cities, corporate and international housing, self storage, moving services, etc.
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