SOURCE: HarvestINFO

January 26, 2006 09:44 ET

Seacoast Online First to Launch ShopMountain™ Online Shopping Portal From HarvestINFO™ at www.seacoastshops.com

Ottaway Newspapers' Property First to Implement Full Suite of Online Shopping Portal and Local Advertising Solutions Offered Within HarvestINFO's Local Marketplace Enterprise

MASON, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 26, 2006 -- Seacoast Online and HarvestINFO together announce the inaugural launch of ShopMountain™ -- the e-commerce enabled, online shopping portal solution from HarvestINFO, Inc. that allows consumers to search and purchase products from top online retailers, while providing new revenue streams for media partners -- at www.seacoastshops.com.

ShopMountain™ delivers product results from hundreds of retailers in response to a user's keyword search or category browse on Seacoastshops.com, owned and operated by Seacoast Media Group, a subsidiary of Ottaway Newspapers, Inc. The site also features Deal Storm™ local deals advertising technology that delivers results compiled from display ads, inserts, classified ads, and data feeds -- all integrated into a single, highly organized result set alongside ShopMountain™ online retailer results. Consumers are provided access to a wide variety of local and online shopping choices, while businesses -- local and online -- are provided additional channels by which to reach highly targeted local consumers.

"We are very excited to be first to launch ShopMountain™ and equally pleased with the dedication and support offered by the team at HarvestINFO," said Devin Gladstone, new media director, Seacoast Online. "With ShopMountain™ and Deal Storm™, HarvestINFO enabled us to create the critical mass necessary for a successful local shopping channel. The way the product displays data allows us to give premium positioning to our own valued local advertisers while at the same time creating a marketplace that has millions of products. This delivers an even better experience for our valued online users. The additional services provided on Seacoastshops.com will effectively strengthen Seacoastonline.com's position as a leading source of information, as well as an outstanding advertising vehicle for local businesses."

"We are thrilled to enter our tenth year of service with this announcement of our partnership with Seacoast Online and our first launch of ShopMountain™," said Joe Rueth, president, HarvestINFO, Inc. "Together, ShopMountain™ and Deal Storm™ provide consumers with results they need to make well-informed purchase decisions, whether buying online or locally. Both new technologies were developed in response to the changing competitive landscape our media partners face. We are dedicated to empowering our partners with tools like ShopMountain™ and Deal Storm™ so they may continue to lead in their local markets. Our partnership with Seacoast Online and our innovative collaboration on Seacoastshops.com is representative of that commitment."

About Seacoast Online and Seacoastshops.com

Seacoast Online and Seacoastonline.com are part of Seacoast Media Group, owned and operated by Ottaway Newspapers, Inc., a Dow Jones company. Seacoastonline.com is the most visited web site in the Seacoast region (including Seacoast New Hampshire and Southern Maine,) with more than 450,000 unique visitors monthly. Seacoastshops.com is the shopping vertical site for Seacoastonline.com consumers.

About HarvestINFO, Inc.

In 2006, HarvestINFO, Inc. celebrates its tenth year of providing leading edge local search, online shopping, and online advertising technology solutions for hundreds of media clients, representing 50 publishing groups, worldwide. HarvestINFO has delivers solutions that enable media clients to strengthen their commitment of service to local advertisers and consumers, and lead their local marketplace. For more information on HarvestINFO, please visit www.harvestinfo.com.

Contact Information

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