Funmail appoints Branded for marketing campaign

- Funmail, the free web-based email service, has appointed Branded to spearhead an aggressive brand building campaign.

- Funmail, the free web-based email service, has appointed Branded to spearhead an aggressive brand building campaign.

Branded has been briefed to develop and implement a brand positioning campaign targeting 15- to 34-year-olds. In addition, it will manage the relationships with creative and media agencies that will be appointed in the near future. In effect, Branded will become the out-of-house marketing department for Funmail.

Funmail offers users a choice of over 8,000 names to use as email addresses. Unlike other free email services, such as Hotmail, Funmail offers surfers a range of personal email addresses that sum up a variety of emotions, moods and occasions.

Funmail is rapidly approaching 250,000 users of the service within 6 months of going live. It recently received £5.25 million of funding, valuing the company in excess of £30 million. A large proportion of the funding has been earmarked for this marketing offensive.

Graham Goodkind said: "Philip Ley and the Branded team's track record in building brands in the internet, entertainment and media sectors is spot on for Funmail. Their approach will be exactly what we need to evaluate Funmail above the clutter of other Internet-related services and establish our proposition with consumers."

The Funmail service is accessible from www.funmail.co.uk



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