RealTime IT News Signs Advertising Agreements with Lycos, MSN signed online advertising agreements with the MSN network and Lycos as part of a multimillion-dollar branding campaign.

Spending specifics were not disclosed.

The move follows the recent signings of promotional agreements with Yahoo!, America Online, GO Network, and affiliate marketer Be Free Inc. secured a presence on the MSN Shopping site, and will place banner advertisements on MSN Home Advisor and Women Central. will also become an advertiser-sponsor of family-oriented sites in the Link Exchange area of Web communities aimed at home decorating and real estate, and of targeted contests, events and promotions. has gained a presence in the Real Estate, Home, Business and Arts and Entertainment areas on Lycos. Under the agreement, also gains a significant presence on HotBot as well as other Tripod communities, including Angelfire, WhoWhere, MailCity and Wired Digital. customizes the buyer experience with live expert Design Consultant assistance, a personal shopper service, free delivery and in-home set-up and unconditional customer satisfaction guarantee.