Landmark Communications Acquires InternetSeer
September 15, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsNorfolk, Virginia – (September 15, 2007) - Landmark Communications Inc. has acquired the business of InternetSeer.com Corp., a provider of website monitoring and marketing services to more than 1 million small businesses. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Key members of the InternetSeer management team will continue to remain in place and operate the company.
InternetSeer provides website monitoring services through both its InternetSeer and AtWatch brands, and web-focused marketing services through its EnterURL brand.
The acquisition continues Landmark’s strategy of acquiring leading providers of Internet services and online marketing solutions with excellent growth opportunities. “InternetSeer provides valuable website monitoring services to a large and growing base of online businesses,” said Michael Alston, President of Landmark Interactive, a division of Landmark Communications. “We’re encouraged by the company’s recent success in expanding its loyal customer base and look forward to providing additional services to help our customers monitor and grow their online businesses.“
“We are excited by the opportunities that this acquisition provides to InternetSeer’s customers,” said Michael Dever, co-founder of InternetSeer. With the backing and additional resources of Landmark Communications, InternetSeer will be able to expand the range of services provided to customers and further solidify InternetSeer’s position as a leading provider of website monitoring and marketing solutions to the small business market.”
InternetSeer was founded in 2000 by Michael Dever and Mark McLellan and quickly grew to be the largest website monitoring service in the world providing reliable and affordable monitoring to over 1 million businesses. InternetSeer was partially funded by Mind Drivers LLC and received early funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners. http://www.internetseer.com; http://www.atwatch.com
About Landmark Communications, Inc.
Landmark Communications, Inc., is a privately-held media company with interests in newspapers, broadcasting, cable programming, print and online classified marketplaces, broadband services, interactive marketing, Internet video distribution, and other businesses. Based in Norfolk, VA, Landmark employs more than 12,000 people in the US. Landmark owns The Weather Channel ® ; Weather.com ®; hundreds of local and national print, broadcasting, and online businesses; WSI Corporation, a provider of weather presentation systems and data; CBS-TV affiliates NewsChannel 5 Network in Nashville and KLAS-TV in Las Vegas; and Dominion Enterprises, a leading operator of vertical classified marketplaces.
Landmark Interactive is a division of Landmark Communications, which includes Q Interactive, a leading interactive direct marketing company; Alliant Cooperative Data Solutions, a leading cooperative database marketing provider; Digital Envoy the pioneer of Internet Protocol intelligence and Geolocation technology; TotalVid.com, the world’s largest collection of niche video available by download; and the leading online marketplaces for franchise and business ownership opportunities.
Mind Drivers LLC