15th September 2008, London: The UK’s fastest growing price comparison web site BeatThatQuote.com today announces the launch of its new shopping comparison service in partnership with UK’s most comprehensive and impartial price comparison service, PriceRunner.co.uk.
This exclusive deal between two of the UK’s most popular price comparison sites will see BeatThatQuote.com’s new shopping channel join the site’s rapidly expanding portfolio of consumer services, including the newly launched utilities and travel channels.
Thomas Adalbert, Commercial Director at BeatThatQuote.com commented: “PriceRunner.co.uk’s shopping comparison offer is one of the most compelling on the web. By adding shopping content to our existing portfolio of services we are making BeatThatQuote.com the best place for customers to find great deals for just about anything they’re shopping for online.”
Mattias Berg, Managing Director, PriceRunner.co.uk comments, “This is an exciting partnership for us to be embarking on, BeatThatQuote.com is a clear leader in the financial comparison market and we look forward to providing their customers with the best product shopping experience, and to deliver increased sales to our merchant partners.”
BeatThatQuote.com services are used by over two million visitors a month across its entire digital footprint, making it one of the leading web sites in the UK. The shopping channel will bolster the proposition offered to consumers and will be supported by BeatThatQuote.com’s recently launched £1.7m per month through-the-line campaign, created by Leagas Delaney.
PriceRunner.co.uk is the only truly impartial price comparison site in the UK, globally reaching 7 million unique users per month, with 3 million per month in the UK.
Notes to Editors
BeatThatQuote.com is price comparison web site that helps people find the very best deals on a range of financial products and services that includes mortgages, credit cards, loans, home and car insurance, annuities and investments.
BeatThatQuote.com is an independent company owned by the people who work there. In April 2008 it was voted number one in the ‘Start-Ups Top 100’ new companies. In 2006 it won the Growing Business Awards ‘Young Company of the Year’ award as well as being the NatWest Startups ‘Business of the Year’ and ‘Online Business of the Year’ winner. BeatThatQuote.com also reached the national finals in the Orange National Business Awards, and the HSBC Start-Up Stars Awards.
Independent net ratings agency Nielsen Online announced in February 2008, that BeatThatQuote.com was the UK’s fastest growing web site in 2007, beating Facebook into second place. In January 2008 Comscore noted BeatThatQuote.com as one of the UK’s top 100 most visited web sites.
About PriceRunner (ValueClick, Inc.)
PriceRunner.co.uk is owned by ValueClick, Inc., one of the world’s largest integrated online marketing companies. Through its individual brands, ValueClick offers comprehensive and scalable solutions that deliver cost-effective customer acquisition for advertisers and revenue for publishers. ValueClick provides advertisers and publishers with performance-based solutions through all online marketing channels.
Brand offerings include:
PriceRunner.co.uk – the UK’s most comprehensive and impartial price comparison website; ValueClick Media - online advertising network and ad sales for advertisers and publishers; Commission Junction – world’s largest affiliate marketing network.
Mediaplex - intelligent technology for digital marketing, including adserving, email marketing and paid search bid management.
For further information please contact the BeatThatQuote.com press office:
Kirsten Smith tel: +44 (0)207 4675820
For BeatThatQuote.com partnership enquiries please contact:
Whitelabel Partnership Manager
Nadya@beatthatquote.com tel: +44 (0)207 428 7756
For further information on PriceRunner.co.uk please contact:
UK PR Executive
tel: +44 (0)20 8785 5849
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