July 08, 2005 17:26 ET

HarvestINFO Acquires Future of News and "Place My Ad"

MASON, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 8, 2005 -- HarvestINFO, Inc. announced today that they have reached an agreement to acquire Future of News, LLC and their industry leading product "Place My Ad." The conclusion of this agreement will bring the "Place My Ad" product into the mix of online revenue products and services which Harvest provides to the online newspaper industry.

"We want to provide the best level of service and support to our customers. By being integrated into HarvestINFO with their product strength and marketing and support services, the 'Place My Ad' product will continue to be enhanced and customers will receive superior support," said Scott Engel, Managing Partner of Future of News.

"We believe the addition of the 'Place My Ad' product, which enables the online placement of ads and the integration back into print, will continue to round out the product suite offered by HarvestINFO and extend to our customers the best in product and support services. This addition continues to reinforce Harvest's commitment to deliver revenue-generating products for our customers," said Joe Rueth, President of HarvestINFO.

"The acquisition of Future of News and their 'Place My Ad' product line enables HarvestINFO to provide additional online revenue opportunities to the newspaper industry. By now integrating the reverse publishing online to print capabilities for classifieds to all of our Market Place Local customers, we continue to provide online revenue drivers through our product offerings. We continue to invest in and build out our online revenue product lines. This recent addition not only drives online revenue, but drives print revenue as well," said Scott Bailey, CEO and founder of HarvestINFO.

HarvestINFO is the market leader in online advertising solutions for the newspaper industry. To learn more about turning your website into the ultimate Shopping Channel in your market, visit their website at or call 513.701.3000 ext. 248.

About HarvestINFO

HarvestINFO was founded in 1996 and is located in Mason, Ohio. Today HarvestINFO serves over 400 newspapers worldwide, representing over 50 publishers. HarvestINFO provides newspapers with the #1 local/regional shopping solution for all advertisement types.

Contact Information

    Michael Galamb
    V.P. Sales & Marketing
    HarvestINFO, Inc.
    513.701.3000 ext. 246
    513.701.3019 FAX
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