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StrongMail

February 23, 2011 04:00 ET

Top European Flash Sale Site Privalia Sends Millions of Emails in Minutes With StrongMail

International Private-Sales Site Switches to StrongMail to Gain the Data Integration, Performance and Reliability Necessary to Deliver Personalized Sale Announcements in Near Real-Time

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) - StrongMail, a leading provider of online solutions for email marketing and social media, today announced that Privalia, the leading private online sales club for fashion brands in Spain, Italy, Brazil and Mexico, is standardizing its email marketing and triggered messaging on StrongMail. By switching to StrongMail, Privalia gains the data integration, performance and reliability that are required to deliver personalized flash sale event announcements to millions of members in a matter of minutes.

Established in Barcelona in 2006, Privalia has more than 6 million members worldwide and is the leading flash sale site in every market it serves. Email is a key driver of sales for the company, with as much as 80 percent of its members accessing their daily offers through their email sales announcements.

With Privalia's rapid growth, it soon outgrew the capabilities of its existing solution. Upon evaluating the top email solution providers, Privalia selected StrongMail for its enterprise-grade email marketing capabilities and proven track-record powering leading flash sale sites. By switching to StrongMail, Privalia is now able to send more personalized and dynamic campaigns to millions of members in a very short time-frame.

"With email driving 80 percent of our rapidly growing member base to our daily offers, we needed a reliable email solution that combined performance and scalability with advanced functionality and real-time data integration -- and that's exactly what StrongMail provides," said Ferran Güell, director of corporate marketing at Privalia. "Switching to StrongMail was a strategic decision, as email is a key factor in Privalia's success that not only impacts the customer experience, but our conversion rates as well."

Ideal for flash sale sites, StrongMail's burst email delivery technology provides the technical platform for assembling and delivering millions of personalized messages in a matter of minutes. Direct connection with customer data enables dynamic assembly at the time of delivery, while StrongMail's advanced email campaign management features provide real-time insight into deliverability and campaign performance.

"With email driving such a significant amount of traffic to its limited-time sales events, Privalia is making a smart investment in maximizing conversions by ensuring that the right email reaches the right recipient at the right time," said Ryan Deutsch, vice president of strategic services at StrongMail. "Flash sale sites like Privalia often attract highly engaged and motivated consumers, and they are smartly relying on email to make sure that they keep them informed of sales events from their favorite brands."

About Privalia
Privalia is a private sales club which organizes the sale of leading name products at exceptional prices exclusively for club members. Established in Barcelona in 2006 by Lucas Carne and Jose-Manuel Villanueva, at present it has approximately 6 million members worldwide and is the leader in each of the markets on which it operates: Spain, Italy, Brazil and Mexico. The Group employs over 600 privalians who work at offices in Barcelona, Milan, Sao Paolo and Mexico City.

About StrongMail Systems, Inc.
StrongMail enables marketers to forge meaningful, profitable and long-lasting connections with their customers through email marketing and social media. With our unique combination of technology and services, StrongMail takes a fundamentally different approach to traditional email service providers that offers many distinct advantages. StrongMail's dedicated solutions offer the lowest cost of ownership of any tier-one solution and easily connect with customer data for superior relevancy and performance. StrongMail's email and social CRM agency provides groundbreaking strategic and creative services to help marketers listen, learn, engage and influence best customers. It's these differences that have led Fortune 2000 brands to switch to StrongMail. Learn more at www.strongmail.com or via the links below.

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