DeepBridge Launches European Assault

[Rome, ITALY] Deepbridge Content Solutions, a leading provider of personalized content management, CRM and e-commerce solutions in the USA, announced its entrance into the European business-to-business market with the establishment of an operational headquarters in Rome.

“Europe is the fastest growing Internet market today,” said Mark Abouzeid,
Senior Technical Strategies, Mark Abouzeid, who will manage DeepBridge’s
expansion operation. “According to EC figures, approximately 101.3 million
people in Western Europe will have access to the Internet by 2001. European
businesses need faster, more efficient and cost-effective solutions to
manage the vast amount of content they’re publishing to the Web. DeepBridge
has the breadth of experience and technical capabilities necessary to
dominate this market.”

Headquartered in New York City with offices in Boston and Washington, D.C.,
DeepBridge provides services to clients like Sotheby’s, Staples,, Pharmacia, Macy’s, Association Press, Business Week, Time
Inc., Banker’s Trust, and IBM. In September, the company purchased
Washington, D.C.-based OnLine Communications for an undisclosed amount of
cash and stock. The acquisition marked a continuation in the company’s
strategy of building a strong vertical market presence, expanding
DeepBridge’s geographical reach, and increasing its blue-chip customer base. Europe
was its next target.

During the expansion announcement, DeepBridge CEO, Jim Clements, said that
“Mark Abouzeid’s strengths in e-Business strategy, interactive branding, and
information architecture fit squarely with the full complement of content
management solutions that DeepBridge offers. Furthermore, his extensive
knowledge of the global e-business market will help us achieve a firm
foothold in Europe.”

DeepBridge now has over 120 employees and projected revenues of over $20
million annually.

“Business models are being written from the ground-up in Europe,” said
Abouzid. “It presents a rare opportunity for a company like DeepBridge to
help global business achieve smooth, strategic and profitable change to Web

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