Awards and Strong Traffic Numbers Lead to a Monster Start to 2002; Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine Declares Monster.com Best Job-Hunting Site.Business Editors
MAYNARD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 17, 2002
At the start of the eagerly awaited new year of 2002, newly released Media Metrix statistics and recently awarded Internet honors confirm Monster.com(R) as the leader of the online careers industry. Yahoo! Internet Life Yahoo! Internet Life was a monthly magazine published by Ziff-Davis, which licensed the name from Yahoo!, a well known search engine website. It was created and launched by Barry Golson, the former executive editor of Playboy and TV guide. recently named Monster.com as the "Best Job-Hunting Site" among the "100 Best Sites for 2002" as part of its annual "Top of the Net" issue, while PC Magazine selected Monster.com in its Best of 2001 issue in the "Sites and Services" category. Monster, the leading global online careers website and flagship brand of TMP TMP (thymidine monophosphate): see thymine. Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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3. independent research conducted by Media Metrix, Monster is the number one destination for career seekers and the 39th most visited property(a) overall on the Internet. Monster maintained its stronghold this month with an average of 27.7 pages viewed per user and a power ranking(b) of 229.9, more than four times that of its closest competitor's power ranking of 49.7. Monthly unique visitors A count of how many different people access a Web site. For example, if a user leaves and comes back to the site five times during the measurement period, that person is counted as one unique visitor, but would count as five "user sessions. to Monster increased from 3.9 million during December 2000 to 8.9 million for December 2001, an increase of 128 percent. Monster further demonstrated its strength in the online careers industry with a 53.5 percent share of online career eyeball See eyeballs and eyeball driven. minutes(c). Additionally, Monster reached the 20 million job seeker members milestone, while the resume database surpassed 14.5 million.
"As we enter 2002, Monster remains committed to helping job seekers find quality jobs to begin the new year on the right foot," said Jeff Taylor For the U.S. Attorney, see .
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Jeff Taylor is a founder of the online jobs site Monster.com. He attended UMass Amherst and joined the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He worked as a DJ before working on the startup in the mid 90s. , founder of Monster.com and Global Director, Interactive for TMP Worldwide. "As the unemployment rate has increased, so has Monster's determination to match prospective employees with the best and most qualified companies. We are optimistic that the new year will bring the millions of global job seekers fulfilling and rewarding employment opportunities."
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Monster Marketing Blitz in 2002
On December 27th, Monster.com announced the launch of its new marketing campaign to kickoff 2002. The company's new "Never Settle" ad campaign debuted during the Bowl Championship Series (January 1-3, 2002), and will continue during Super Bowl XXXVI Super Bowl XXXVI was the 36th championship game of the modern National Football League (NFL). The game was played on February 3, 2002 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana following the 2001 regular season. , which marks Monster's fourth consecutive year as a Super Bowl advertiser. The campaign will also run throughout the Olympic Winter Games
-- Microsoft and Monster.com Announce .NET-Based Strategic
On December 19th, Microsoft Corp. and Monster.com announced a broad strategic alliance to deliver superior richness and personalization to Monster.com's online job search functions and offer customers access to real-time, customized job search information. Monster.com will deploy Microsoft(R) .NET technologies, including .NET My Services See .NET My Services. such as .NET Passport authentication and single sign-in service as well as .NET Alerts, an easy and seamless way for users to choose to receive relevant information that they can act on any time, any place and on any device.
-- Monster.com Launches Monster.ch in Switzerland
December 11th marked the announcement of Monster's re-branding of its Swiss site Monster.ch, as part of its continued developmental strategy in Europe. The acquisition of Jobline International AB in July 2001 included Switzerland as one of five new countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, and Finland) for Monster.com and solidified Monster's European presence. The launch of Monster Switzerland marks the first of Monster's branding initiatives in these new countries, expanding the reach of Monster's comprehensive online career management service and content across the European continent.
Monster.com, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers website, recording over 24.8 million unique visits during the month of December 2001 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 States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. , Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Luxembourg, India, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, and Finland. Monster.com is the official online career management services sponsor of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and 2002 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Teams. More information about Monster.com is available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER.
About TMP Worldwide
Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide Inc., with more than 10,500 employees in 33 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, headquartered in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , 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. In June 2001, TMP Worldwide was added to the S&P 500 Index. More information about TMP Worldwide is available at www.tmp.com.
(a) 'Property' represents all Monster.com-owned domains.
(b) 'Power ranking,' which equals 'reach' multiplied by 'unique pages per visitor per month,' represents aggregate job seeker activity in a given month.
(c) 'Online career eyeball minutes' equals 'unique visitors' multiplied by 'the average number of minutes spent on a site per month. The percentage of online career eyeball minutes demonstrates the percentage of time spent on Monster versus other sites in the career category.'
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