November 7, 2005 — InfoCommerce 2005 Showcases Best of Breed Information Products; Internet Publishing Experts Name 10 Products as ”Models of Excellence”
Philadelphia, PA – (BUSINESS WIRE) – To illustrate the transformative effect the Web has had on data publishing, InfoCommerce Group will award 10 “Models of Excellence” at its InfoCommerce 2005 conference, November 7, at an awards cocktail reception sponsored by media investment bankers DeSilva & Phillips.
InfoCommerce Group President Russell Perkins, who is also the conference’s producer, said the defining characteristic for each Model of Excellence is that each combines top-quality data with world class software.
Perkins said, “The Internet is more than just a distribution platform. Its interactive nature has accelerated the convergence of content with commerce – and these Models of Excellence show how data publishers are using the Web to create successful new products and to reassert their significance in the information supply chain.”
The InfoCommerce Models of Excellence products were developed by both online publishers and old line print-based publishers. Perkins said online
publishers had the clean-slate advantage, allowing them to design a product without having to accommodate an existing base of business, along with its associated expectations and processes. Print-based publishers, on the other hand, had to innovate to preserve their core value propositions.
The 2005 InfoCommerce Models of Excellence selections include:
Agencyfinder.com, produced by Business Partnering International; ESPOnline, produced by Advertising Specialty Institute; epipeline, produced by epipeline, inc.; Goliath, produced by Thomson Gale; GovSearch, produced by Carroll Publishing; Jigsaw, produced by Jigsaw Data Corp.; FundXtra, produced by Uptick Data Technologies, Inc.; ValueStar, produced by Service Ratings, LLC; Who’s Mailing What, produced by North American Publishing Company; and Ziggs, produced by Ziggs, Inc.
InfoCommerce 2005 provides a fertile environment in which business publishers will find new content, distribution and technology partners. It is produced by InfoCommerce Group and takes place November 6 – 8 at The Westin Philadelphia. More information about the conference can be found at www.infocommercegroup.com/conference or by calling the InfoCommerce Group at 610-649-1200 ext. 252
ABOUT INFOCOMMERCE GROUP INC.
InfoCommerce Group provides consulting and research to its clients — publishers of commercial databases from nearly 30 companies in seven countries. InfoCommerce Group also publishes InfoCommerce Report, produces the annual InfoCommerce Conference and the Models of Excellence list and identifies opportunities and coordinates investments in early-stage database content companies. For more information please visit http://www.infocommercegroup.com , or call 610-649-1200, ext. 252.