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  • 27 February 2006 08:33

Overture Services Australia re-brands to Yahoo! Search Marketing

Rebranding facilitates launch of Advertising Solutions centre – new portal to Australia’s largest set of search and brand advertising solutions

SYDNEY, February 27, 2006: Overture Services Australia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yahoo Inc., today announces it’s re-branding to Yahoo! Search Marketing.

In conjunction with the re-branding, it has partnered with Yahoo!7 to launch a new Advertising Solutions centre The centre creates a single point of access to both of the company’s online advertising solutions. It represents the first step in a process of creating tighter synergies between the two group’s offerings.

Craig Wax, Regional Managing Director of Yahoo! Search Marketing for Australia, India and South East Asia said, “The objective of the re-branding is to leverage the power of the Yahoo! brand and to further build a strong and integrated offering when going to market with Yahoo!7.”

“Additionally, by establishing a single point of access to our combined online advertising solutions, we will create a better experience for our advertisers and enable them to more easily achieve their online marketing goals.”

The introduction of the Advertising Solutions Centre will also give Australian marketers access to the largest set of search marketing and brand advertising solutions on the web.

“By visiting the centre businesses can plan and buy Yahoo! Search Marketing products as well as source information about Yahoo!7’s customised, creative media solutions, “ said Mr Wax.

From today, Australian advertisers of all sizes will now enjoy convenient access to the industry’s most comprehensive suite of search marketing and related products and services. This includes:

¨ Sponsored Search, Yahoo! Search Marketing’s flagship search advertising product,

¨ Content Match™, Yahoo! Search Marketing’s contextual advertising listings,

¨ Shopping, which allows advertisers to reach motivated buyers through Yahoo!7 Shopping,

¨ Small Business, Yahoo!7’s suite of products enables small businesses to get online and sell,

¨ Local Search, Yahoo!7’s local directory that allows advertisers to target prospects searching for businesses in their neighborhoods.

Yahoo! Search Marketing will also continue to enhance and expand its Australian sponsored search distribution network – including many niche websites in Australia that attract significant levels of traffic. The group’s current distribution network includes Yahoo!7, ninemsn, News Interactive, Fairfax Digital, OptusNet, Ansearch, Mooter and OzEmail.

Overture formally changed its brand to Yahoo! Search Marketing in the US during April 2005. Overture’s other international markets will also be re-branded to Yahoo! Search Marketing – except for Japan and Korea, where the Overture brand will be maintained.

Australian advertisers wanting to list their products and services via Yahoo! Search Marketing should go to:, call 1800 007 577 or email


About Yahoo!

Yahoo! Inc. is the No. 1 Internet brand globally and the most trafficked Internet destination. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Yahoo!’s mission is to provide online products and services essential to consumers’ lives and offer a full range of marketing solutions to enable businesses to connect with Yahoo!’s hundreds of millions of users worldwide. For more information about Yahoo! Search Marketing, visit


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