MAYNARD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2001--Monster(R).com once again followed its proven formula during 2001's advertising event of the year: The Super Bowl. Following its success in 1999 and 2000, Monster.com, the leading global online careers site and flagship brand of TMP Worldwide (NASDAQ: "TMPW"; ASX: "TMP"), announced record-breaking traffic figures following CBS's Sunday broadcast of Super Bowl XXXV and the launch of the highly-anticipated advertising campaign, "Job Good. Life Good."
"By returning as a Super Bowl advertiser, we wanted to captivate the large nationwide audience by showing successful moments that define your career and your life, such as the moment you receive your first business card," said Jeff Taylor, CEO of Monster.com. "Our traffic figures following the game are an important indication as to the success of our campaign; we measure the strength of the traffic figures in three ways: the number of resume submissions, job searches, and job postings. Based on the traffic figures following this year's Game, including an astounding 42,556 resume submissions, the launch of the "Job Good. Life Good." campaign was a Monster success."
Monster.com today announced a phenomenal daily resume submission record, as 42,556 resumes were submitted to the site on Monday, January 29th, besting the previous resume one-day submission high of 38,346. Monday's resume record is a 172% increase from the day prior to the Super Bowl, when 15,641 resumes were submitted. It is also a 123% jump over the 19,100 resumes submitted the day after last year's Super Bowl and a 432% jump over the 8,000 resumes submitted the day after the Super Bowl in 1999.
Over the three years of advertising in the Super Bowl, job searches on Monster.com have nearly doubled each year. In 2001, a record 8.1 million job searches were conducted following Super Bowl XXXV. In 2000, there were 4.4 million job searches after the Game. And in 1999, 2.2 million job searches were recorded.
There were 27,728 jobs posted on Monster.com on Monday, January 29th, a 60% hike from the 17,279 jobs posted a day prior to Super Bowl XXXV.
Page views following the Super Bowl also reached record highs, as there were over 32 million page views, which is a 100% increase compared to the over 15 million page views during the 24-hour period before the Game.
During the 24-hour period following the Game, 45,794 "My Monster" accounts were created, a 186% increase over the 24-hour period before the Super Bowl when 16,032 "My Monster" accounts were created.
Fast Facts on Monster.com's Traffic
During the 24-hour period on Monday, January 29th, Monster.com experienced:
More than 8.1 million unique job searches, a 300 percent increase compared to the two million job searches Monster.com processed a day prior to the Super Bowl.
The 8.1 million job searches is also a 176 percent increase when compared to the 2.9 million job searches Monster.com processed during a 24-hour period a month before on December 27, 2000.
A peak of 6,579 searches in one minute in contrast to a peak of 2,553 searches in one minute the day before the Super Bowl. This represents a 158 percent increase.
Internet bandwidth peaked at 143 megabits per second during the 24-hour period after the Super Bowl, as compared to 53 megabits per second the day prior to Super Bowl XXXV, and a peak of 72 megabits per second following the Super Bowl last year.
Monster.com, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers Web site, recording over 16.2 million unique visits during the month of December 2000 according to independent research conducted by I/PRO. Monster.com connects the most progressive companies with the most qualified career-minded individuals, offering innovative technology and superior services that give them more control over the recruiting process. The Monster.com global network consists of local content and language sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, and Luxembourg. More information about Monster.com is available at www.monster.com  or by calling 1-800-MONSTER. Monster.com is the flagship brand of the Interactive Division of TMP Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: "TMPW"; ASX: "TMP").
About TMP Worldwide
Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide Inc., now with more than 8,750 employees in 31 countries, is the online recruitment leader, the world's largest Recruitment Advertising agency network, and one of the world's largest Executive Search and Executive Selection agencies. TMP Worldwide Inc., headquartered in New York, is also the world's largest Yellow Pages advertising agency and a provider of direct marketing services. The company's clients include more than 90 of the Fortune 100 and more than 480 of the Fortune 500 companies. More information about TMP Worldwide is available at www.tmp.com .
Special Note: The above statements include forward-looking statements based on current management expectations. Factors that could cause future results to differ from these expectations include the following: risks associated with acquisitions, competition and seasonality. Additional factors are described in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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