[email protected] Acquires DataInsight

Now that the Internet advertising industry has asked for (and won) the hand
of customers, companies are looking to maintain those relationships, with
the latest evidence being [email protected]‘s acquisition on Wednesday
of database management company DataInsight.

[email protected] will use the company’s technology to enhance its MatchLogic database marketing division.
Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“ROI-focused online marketing is all about knowing how to find new
customers, and then establish individual relationships with them,” said Tim
Prunk, president of MatchLogic.

“However, the industry has been paying too much attention to customer
acquisition neglecting the value of retaining customers. We believe our
customers gain mutual benefits when they focus on learning the consumer’s
desires, which is why we’re investing aggressively in our eCRM offerings.”

DataInsight’s professional services division will become a part of
MatchLogic’s infrastructure services, and its eVista solutions group will
become a new product.

The founder and chief executive officer of DataInsight, Steve Helle, will
now oversee MatchLogic’s data warehousing groups. All of DataInsight’s 30
employees will become part of the MatchLogic division.

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