ValueClick Launches Premium Health & Wellness Network
Targeting and potential reach of 20MM+ give edge to AdRx Media clients
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Sep 15, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ValueClick, Inc. (Nasdaq:VCLK) today announced it has launched AdRx Media, a premium health and wellness online advertising network with a potential reach of more than 20 million unique visitors per month, according to comScore Media Metrix. AdRx Media is comprised of several well-known publishers, including Britannica Health, HealthGrades, Healthy.net, Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary, OrganizedWisdom.com, Wrong Diagnosis and more than 50 other high quality health and wellness information sites.
AdRx Media gives advertisers a way to reach consumers while they are engaged in seeking health information on more targeted sites beyond the largest health properties. For instance, according to comScore Plan Metrix June 2008 data, WebMD Health reaches only one in seven people who have searched for health information related to an ailment online and Everyday Health reaches only one in eleven.
"AdRx Media is filling an important gap by giving advertisers an efficient way to reach a more engaged audience as they seek information on focused health sites other than general health properties," said James Kiernan, vice president, group director at MediaVest. "Having a reliable partner to aggregate inventory on content related to all major health conditions is a service I expect media buyers in the health category will be very receptive to."
AdRx Media offers advertisers a convenient way to reach consumers as they go online to learn more about any health related issue, with complete transparency into the sites where their ads will appear. The extensive reach of AdRx Media provides several ways to reach any health-conscious audience via contextual placements alongside condition-specific content and other demographic, psychographic and technographic targeting capabilities.
"The response to AdRx Media among marketers and agencies during our initial charter period has been overwhelmingly positive," said Denise Zaraya, director, AdRx Media. "They recognize the value of targeting niche content with a partner that can guarantee quality, transparency, expertise and scale."
The network is managed within the ValueClick Media division in the U.S. and utilizes its advanced network technology and expertise. A dedicated account management and media development team works with a unique set of AdRx Media publishers and advertisers under the direction of Ms. Zaraya.
AdRx Media is exhibiting and Ms. Zaraya will speak on a panel entitled "DTC Advertising and New Media" at the PharmaMed conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey September 15-16. On September 18-19, AdRx Media will exhibit at the OMMA Global conference in New York, where Ms. Zaraya will lead a workshop on "Strategies for Maximizing Performance with Vertical Networks."
About AdRx Media
AdRx Media is an online advertising network specialized in providing custom solutions to health and wellness advertisers. AdRx Media aggregates condition-specific inventory across the Internet's top health and wellness publishers, which collectively reach more than 20 million consumers per month, giving advertisers the ability to reach all of their health targets in one single, transparent buy. AdRx Media is a product of ValueClick, Inc., and is operated by its ValueClick Media division in the U.S.
About ValueClick, Inc.
ValueClick, Inc. (Nasdaq:VCLK) is one of the world's largest online marketing services companies, offering comprehensive and scalable solutions to deliver cost-effective customer acquisition for advertisers and robust revenue streams for publishers. ValueClick's performance-based solutions allow customers to reach their potential through multiple online marketing channels, including affiliate and search marketing, display advertising, lead generation, ad serving and e-mail technology, and comparison shopping. ValueClick brands include Commission Junction, ValueClick Media, Mediaplex, PriceRunner and Smarter.com. For more information, visit www.valueclick.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risk that market demand for on-line advertising in general, and performance based on-line advertising in particular, will not grow as rapidly as predicted, and the risk that legislation and governmental regulation could negatively impact the Company's performance. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted, and reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are detailed under "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made from time to time by ValueClick, including, but not limited to: its annual report on Form 10-K filed on February 29, 2008; recent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q; and other current reports on Form 8-K. ValueClick undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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