SOURCE: HarvestINFO

October 31, 2006 12:14 ET

Cox Newspapers, Inc. Delivers Local Deal and Online Shopping Search Capabilities to South Florida Utilizing ShopMountain™ and Deal Storm™ Solutions From HarvestINFO

Implementations on Four Treasure Coast Publication Websites Deliver the Most Robust Local and Online Deal Information to Cox's English and Spanish-Speaking Consumers With HarvestINFO's Deal Storm and ShopMountain Integrated Marketplace Solutions

MASON, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2006 -- Cox Newspapers, Inc. and HarvestINFO, Inc., a leading provider of local search, shopping and advertising solutions, have again partnered to deliver integrated local deal and online shopping marketplace solutions for four websites serving the South Florida market: the Edgie award-winning www.palmbeachpost.com, www.palmbeachdailynews.com, www.flapennysaver.com, and www.lapalmainteractivo.com.

HarvestINFO's Deal Storm and ShopMountain implementation on these four sites enable Cox Newspapers to provide consumers with a fully integrated shopping experience through which they can access the best local and online deal information for a wide variety of products and services. Classifieds from Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News, Florida Pennysaver, and La Palma are also integrated to complete the range of consumer shopping options. What's more, implementation of a fully translated Spanish language shopping solution on La Palma Interactivo allows Cox to more effectively service South Florida's Spanish-speaking community -- not only improving user-experience, but additionally increasing reach and exposure for local advertisers.

"HarvestINFO's Deal Storm and ShopMountain solutions provide us with the ability to offer greater value in service to local advertisers, a wider variety of shopping information and options for our consumers, and a more user-friendly shopping experience for our Spanish-speaking audience," said Dan Shorter, general manager, palmbeachpost.com. "The HarvestINFO team has once again proven a reliable partner and solution provider in launching our improved marketplaces. The quality of their technology is surpassed only by the excellence of their customer service as we worked together to achieve a highly complex launch of all four sites."

"We take great pride in our ongoing collaboration with Dan and the Cox team," said Doug Olsson, senior vice president of sales, HarvestINFO, Inc. "Having our products live on both English and Spanish language sites is a testament to our shared commitment to providing consumers and advertisers in the South Florida market with the most robust and gratifying shopping experience online. It is an honor to work with a group like the folks at Cox Newspapers, Inc. who are dedicated to offering the same level of excellence in service to their customers as we do in service to ours."

About HarvestINFO, Inc.

HarvestINFO, Inc. provides leading edge local search, online shopping, and online advertising technology solutions for hundreds of media clients, representing 50 publishing groups, worldwide. Since 1996, HarvestINFO has delivered solutions that enable media clients to strengthen their commitment of service to local advertisers and consumers, and compete in their local marketplace. For more information on what HarvestINFO can do for your local franchise, please visit www.harvestinfo.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Janet Deaton
    Vice President of Marketing
    HarvestINFO, Inc.
    513.701.3000 x283
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