Yoyodyne Inc., an interactive
direct marketing company, said it signed partnership deals with a variety of
Web site operations to co-sponsor its online shopping program, EZSpree.
Irvington, NY-based Yoyodyne said it signed deals with Sprint Internet
Passport, Infoseek, WhoWhere?, 3Com and iVillage. Financials were not
The partners are featured on rotating buttons on every EZSpree page, in addition to
weekly e-mail sent to all players.
Launched on Oct. 15 and sponsored by American Express,
EZSpree is an electronic shopping promotion designed to get the e-commerce
ball rolling. The promotion involves the chance to win a $100,000 online
More than 225 merchants have already joined the program.
Said Seth Godin, president and founder of Yoyodyne: “In just a few weeks,
EZSpree has become one of our most popular and successful products. These
sponsorships enable the companies to directly connect with the growing roster
of merchants who are reaping the retail benefits of qualified Internet
Each sponsor has category exclusivity for EZSpree. Sprint ISP Sprint Internet Passport is
the official Internet service provider of EZSpree, and Infoseek is the official
search engine of the program. iVillage is the official
Internet community site, WhoWhere? is the official
online directory, and 3Com/U.S. Robotics
is the official modem of EZSpree.