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‘LET THE BUTLER DO IT’ …. HE WILL SAVE YOU TIME AND EFFORT
NEW ASK JEEVES CONCIERGE SERVICE LAUNCHES IN THE UK

http://www.askjeevesconcierge.co.uk/

Ask Jeeves Concierge is the new time-saving ‘virtual butler’ service from Ask Jeeves, designed to make people’s lives easier, hassle-free and more manageable. The service will save its members valuable time that would otherwise be wasted by personally researching, securing services, or organising a whole project ab initio to final completion.

The ‘virtual butler’ service offers a team of experts and accredited suppliers in a multitude of fields, waiting behind the scenes to solve problems and efficiently deal with members’ requests. Jeeves Concierge can also open doors to special services, events and privileged treatments. The service can assist with business-related tasks such as organising conferences, business presentations and important meetings, or even jump waiting lists for ordering new cars. Time saved can now be spent enjoying life to the full. So let Jeeves Concierge:

· Organise complex travel for a special trip abroad for the family holiday

· Locate and book a special reservation at a top restaurant to impress your client

· Obtain tickets to a popular, even sold out concert or event to please your partner

Annual subscription to Ask Jeeves Concierge costs £299 (incl. VAT). There are no hourly charges, and members only pay for the costs of individual tasks or for the goods and services they have requested. Advice and information, like city details, hotel and foreign restaurant recommendations, is provided free of charge. So for less than £25 per month members will have full access to the extensive services of the Ask Jeeves Member Assistance Centre

The service is aimed primarily at busy office professionals who need efficient and helpful assistance from a team of available experts who are on call to help with anything, whenever and wherever. Specialist services include: travel, special occasions, eating out, beauty, domestic help, entertainment, shopping, sports, motoring and home maintenance – thus providing one of the most comprehensive concierge services in the UK.

The service operates via a London-based Member Assistance service centre, from 9am to 7pm Monday-Sundays, where members can request services either by email or telephone. The ‘virtual butler’ takes the hassle out of organising things in your life.

This month, Ask Jeeves UK, the intelligent search engine, also announced a significant surge in web traffic and new users to the UK’s favourite question answering service. November 2002 saw over 6.5 million unique users access the search engine to find answers to over 35 million different questions representing a 20% month on month increase. Additionally, a new Christmas Gift Zone site launched last week, providing specially-selected gifts for Yuletide.

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Notes to Picture Editors:

High-resolution screen grabs and logos available for print inclusion.

Please email Parool Patel with your request or alternatively download from:

http://www.jeevesconcierge.co.uk/



Top five facts about Ask Jeeves

1. Ask Jeeves enjoys the second highest brand awareness after AOL, according to independent research by RSL Capibus, April 2002

2. 6.5 million unique visitors visited the site in November 2002

3. 1 in 4 of all web users is reached by Ask Jeeves

4. 35 million questions were answered by Jeeves in October 2002

5. Ask Jeeves uses a combination of Teoma powered search technology, hand edited and selected questions using human Editors providing targeted search answers to online queries.

Notes to Editors

Ask Jeeves is an intuitive and intelligent Internet search engine service that helps people find what they are looking for on the web – both quickly and easily. Ask Jeeves also brokers its solutions to portals, informediaries, content and destination sites to help companies increase e-commerce and advertising revenue. Unlike other search engines, Ask Jeeves enables users to ask whole questions in plain English and express themselves to find the most relevant answer more easily. Launched in the UK in February 2000, Ask Jeeves has grown rapidly and now has over 6 million unique users per month and is a top 10 site1 in the UK.

UK web users voted Ask Jeeves as ‘Best Search Portal’ in the Future UK Internet Awards 2000 and as ‘Best Search Engine’ in 2001. Ask Jeeves UK & Ireland is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ask Jeeves, Inc. Ask Jeeves is a registered trade mark of Ask Jeeves, Inc.

Media Enquiries:

· For further downloadable information & logos from Ask Jeeves: http://www.ask.co.uk

· For a preview of the Ask Jeeves Concierge site: http://www.jeevesconcierge.co.uk/

· For further information or an interview with Ask Jeeves, please contact:

Parool Patel

Media Relations Consultant

Ask Jeeves UK Partnership

53 Parker Street

London

WC2B 5PT

Email: parool@askjeeves.co.uk

Tel: 020 721 1677

Fax: 020 7400 2221

Mobile: 07973 415950



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