The online reward scheme WebRewards has signed up three more
partners. Moneygator.com, the personal finance aggregator, Petspark.com
and RoomService.co.uk, the restaurant delivery service, have all signed
up to the scheme. Web-Rewards allows customers to earn rewards for
buying products through the site which they may then exchange for goods
on the WebRewards.co.uk site.
Zenith Interactive Solutions has been appointed to relaunch Woolworths’
website by the Kingfisher Group. The move signals a major revamp, which
promises to improve the site’s navigational functions. About pounds 1
million is being ploughed into the relaunch, which will also include
advertising on- and offline, planned and bought by Zenith Media.
Woolworths already has an interactive television shopping portal live on
BSkyB’s Open platform.
Freeserve has won the contract to handle the online advertising sales
for the news and personal finance website UK-invest.com from 24/7
Europe. Freeserve, which owns a 13 per cent stake in UK-invest, is
developing its in-house advertising sales team. The move began earlier
this year when the internet service provider decided to bring its own ad
sales operations in-house. Freeserve has also announced the appointment
of Andrew Moore, previously at Guardian Unlimited, as account
ITV Sport has signed a deal with the live interactive TV entertainment
company Two Way TV to develop live interactive sports programming, games
and services for digital TV platforms. Two Way TV already runs a games
and entertainment channel on NTL’s Cable & Wireless digital TV
A UK company plans to launch the first in-flight interactive shopping
portals next spring. Flightstore has signed deals with a number of
companies including WH Smith to create onboard e-tailing sites that will
be available to passengers through their in-flight screens. The
retailers will carry out customer orders and fulfilment. Flightstore’s
managing director, Chris Brady, said that the company is in talks with
more than 24 different airlines about carrying the service. Sony, Nike
and BOL are understood to be interested in opening in-flight retailing
Collegiate Insurance Brokers has teamed up with the law firm Osborne
Clark to launch an online service aimed at helping clients to assess the
risks of online business. Collegiate claims that failed online
advertising, marketing and ineffective websites could cost their
creators dear as clients look for compensation through the courts. The
online service can be found at www.creativerisk.co.uk.
Pixelark, the internet solutions provider, has joined forces with the
software company Marconi Solutions to provide e-commerce strategy,
technology and creative solutions. The partnership does not have any
financial agreements, but creates a relationship through which both
groups will share their knowledge for the benefit of clients.
First Tuesday, the global internet marketplace for e-entrepreneurs, has
been bought by Yazam, an Israeli-based seed-capital investment group.
First Tuesday is best known for organising networking events for
entrepreneurs and funding groups, and the company will maintain its
brand and continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Yazam.