Dec 10, 1997: TMP Worldwide's The Monster Board Announces Strategic Alliances With AOL Studios' Electra And CMPnet

Internet's Premier Career Center Adds
Six Leading Web Sites to Alliance List

New York, N.Y., December 10, 1997 -- TMP Worldwide's (NASDAQ: TMPW) The Monster Board ( today announced alliances with six leading online content providers including AOL Studios' Electra, the new interactive community designed specifically for women and CMPnet, one of the most comprehensive technology networks on the Internet. These new alliances represent the latest in a growing list of strategic co-branded agreements designed to expand the reach of TMP Worldwide's premier career sites.

TMP also announced agreements with Medscape, Workforce Online, PlanetAll and the American Society for Quality. Visitor's to these sites have access to The Monster Board's more than 50,000 high quality job listings, resume-building and posting capabilities, and expert career advice.

"With a total of 35 strategic alliances, including several of the most impressive 'brand names' on the Web, TMP continues to reinforce and strengthen its position as the leader in the online recruitment industry," said Andrew J. McKelvey, president and chairman of TMP Worldwide. "As always, we view these latest alliances as highly strategic fits for us that help extend the reach of The Monster Board to an even broader, growing audience of career seekers and clients."

According to a November Nielsen I/PRO audit, TMP's career sites, The Monster Board and Online Career Center ( collectively receive more than 2,500,000 visits a month, an increase of 32% in the last three months. In addition, Media Metrix/PC Meter's October's ratings reported that The Monster Board continues to remain the Web's top ranked career site.

Available on the Internet at and on AOL through Keyword: electra, Electra features dynamic, original programming, women-centric news and daily advice from a cadre of experts. TMP has entered into a "co-branded" relationship with Electra, providing visitors to the site with access to The Monster Board's extensive jobs database.

"We're particularly pleased to be associated with AOL Studios' new Electra interactive community," said Jeff Taylor, TMP's executive vice president, Interactive. "This agreement furthers The Monster Board's commitment to offering the rapidly growing number of women who are going online a highly effective tool to explore career choices and obtain career advice. Electra as well as the other alliances announced today provide our clients with additional access to an increasing pool of potential job candidates."

The Monster Board is replacing E-Span as the sole job provider in CMPnet's TechCareers site (, a single source for managing a high-tech career. In addition to high-tech job postings, TechCareers includes news of the week relating to high-tech careers, a salary survey, links from around the Web, and CMP employment opportunities. CMPnet, a product of CMP Media Inc., reaches a broad spectrum of builders, sellers and users of technology and the Internet. The network integrates powerful content sites such as TechWeb, TechInvestor, TechTools, TechShopper, NetGuide, ChannelWeb, EDTN, GamePower, File mine and Net Insider as well as all of CMP's publication sites.

Visitors to Medscape (, the premier interactive, multi-specialty, professional Web site for clinicians and consumers with more than 400,000 members, will have access to the extensive array of medical-related jobs found in The Monster Board's jobs database.

Workforce Online ( has recently created "Your HR Career" which will feature human resources jobs from The Monster Board. Workforce Online is the leading Web site for human resource professionals, providing targeted, business-focused online cover stories, a vast content database, and active discussion forums.

Called "The Rolodex for the new millennium" by the Boston Globe, PlanetAll a free online community created to make the world a smaller place by helping people effortlessly find and stay in touch with friends, colleagues and groups important to them. As a result of its alliance with The Monster Board, PlanetAll is making finding a new job easier than ever for its nearly 500,000 members who now have access to The Monster Board's extensive list of high quality jobs and career information. In turn, visitors to The Monster Board will have the opportunity to directly link to and join PlanetAll, which can help them network with friends, colleagues and friends-of-friends.

The American Society of Quality (ASQ), one of the world's leading authorities on quality related issues, is dedicated to the ongoing, development, advancement and promotion of quality concepts, principals and techniques for manufacturing and service industries. The Monster Board will only be accessible to ASQ's 140,000 members via the society's member only site at

The Monster Board, based in Framingham, Mass., is the flagship product of the Interactive Division of TMP Worldwide, the 14th largest advertising agency in the country, the largest yellow page advertising agency in the world and one of the largest recruitment advertising agencies 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, Monster Healthcare (, Online Career Center (, Be The Boss ( and MedSearch (

The Monster Board is a registered trademark of TMP Worldwide. Online Career Center, Be The Boss and Monster Healthcare and MedSearch are service marks of TMP Worldwide.