Thomson Interactive Media Signs Atlanta Newspaper

Stamford, CT-based Thomson Interactive
Media
(TIM), a provider of
online advertising solutions, was selected by The Atlanta Journal-
Constitution
, a Cox Newspaper, to provide the technology to support its
online
classifieds.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will use the latest version of TIM’s
Classified IQ product, v5.1, which offers such features as searching by
specific areas, streaming video and full multimedia. TIM will also provide
custom parsing services. The newspaper also has the option to utilize TIM’s
Encore product, and to deploy TIM’s Directory Express for listings and guides.
Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

“It is particularly gratifying to have been selected by such a respected
newspaper known for its online prowess,” said Jonathan Sheer, CEO of TIM,
whose suite of products includes:

  • Encore, a Web development tool that creates customized Web sites, coupons
    and marketing literature online in real time.

  • Classified IQ, powered by an advanced classified search engine and
    featuring parsing and database aggregation capabilities, it supports streaming
    video, e-mail, hotlinks, 360-degree immersive photography, logos and graphics.

  • Directory Express, which puts yellow pages and niche products such as real
    estate, travel and restaurant guides on the Internet.

  • HomeStretch, an online tool developed to connect buyers and sellers of
    real
    estate. It is designed to drive traffic, leads, listings and sales to local
    real estate agents. It can be used
    to deliver MLS home listings to newspaper ads or directly to real estate Web
    sites.

TIM is part of Thomson Newspapers, one of the main operating units of The
Thomson Corp.

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