24/7 Media Acquires ConsumerNet

24/7 Media Inc., moving to bolster its
direct marketing operations, acquired ConsumerNet, a provider of opt-in
e-mail marketing solutions, for $52 million.

The ad network company said that its 24/7 Mail e-mail-based direct marketing
arm (previously known as Sift Inc.) now has under management more than 11
million addresses.

The company said the acquisition also enhances its ability to offer
integrated multimedia campaigns that utilize the strengths of e-mail and

ConsumerNet acquires, manages and markets self-reported consumer preference
information from both online and off-line data sources, creating an opt-in
cooperative database of demographic and psychographic consumer preference

The company’s database consists of more than three million consumers who
provided information in more than 20 major categories. Members of the
ConsumerNet Alliance number more than 125 Web sites, including Fox
Interactive, GameSpot, Columbia TriStar, BMG and RCA..

24/7 Mail has a stable of e-mail newsletters and standalone lists that
provide marketers with a means of reaching highly targeted demographics.

ConsumerNet will be merged with 24/7 Mail, an independent subsidiary of 24/7
Media, Inc., and its management team will become an integral part of the 24/7
Mail division, led by Rowsom. The ConsumerNet management team includes Paul
Chachko, CEO and Troy Scheer, president.

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