NEW YORK, June 4, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that its affinity marketing program, NASDAQ OMX Advantage, is partnering with Google's (Nasdaq:GOOG) affiliate network.
Through the Advantage service, NASDAQ OMX-listed companies can offer their employees access to discounts and promotions for products and services offered by participating NASDAQ OMX-listed companies. Today, many NASDAQ OMX-listed companies participate in the Google Affiliate Network as advertisers and post a variety of retail offers. As a result of our Google Affiliate partnership, Advantage will provide issuers and employees with access to additional retail offers currently on Google Affiliate Network from companies such as Sears, Kmart, The Great Indoors, MacConnections and IRobot.
"We are thrilled to partner with Google's affiliate program as part of our effort to expand NASDAQ OMX Advantage," said Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President of NASDAQ OMX. "Our partnership with Google's affiliate network provides additional visibility for our listed companies that are participating in this program while passing on added savings to our companies and employees," he said.
NASDAQ OMX Advantage is offered through a proprietary website that serves as an online marketplace featuring current offers and discounts which are frequently updated. Participants can register to obtain details on the many promotions from premier NASDAQ OMX-listed retail companies at the following site: www.shopadvantage.net. Participants in the program must be NASDAQ OMX-listed company employees. Advantage is currently available to U.S. companies.
NASDAQ OMX-listed companies currently participating in NASDAQ OMX Advantage include: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Cheryl & Co; Plow & Hearth; Wind & Weather; Hearth Song; Magic Cabin and Problem Solvers; JoS.A.Bank; PetMed Express; DELL Inc.; Casual Male Retail Group and their brands Casual Male XL, Living XL; Rochester Big & Tall; Microsoft; Apple; Wynn Resorts; IAC InterActive Corp.; Netflix; Napster; NutriSystem; Bidz.Com; VistaPrint; Weyco Group and their Florsheim and Stacy Adams Collection brands; Drugstore.com; Intuit Inc.; iBasis; PetSmart; and ValueLine Inc. among others.
NASDAQ OMX-listed companies have access to innovative products and services through a robust group of wholly owned subsidiaries -- Carpenter Moore Insurance Services, Shareholder.com, News Wire Service and Directors Desk -- and strategic alliance partners that make up NASDAQ OMX Corporate Services. Combined, these services help NASDAQ OMX-listed companies by facilitating transparency, mitigating risk and inspiring better corporate governance. An integral part of the quality service NASDAQ OMX-listed companies receive is a NASDAQ OMX Relationship Manager -- a dedicated, day-to-day NASDAQ OMX contact who works with our companies directly to answer their questions on market matters and other issues that affect them. The NASDAQ Market Intelligence Desk(r) gives senior executives an immediate, integrated and insightful source of real-time market information customized to their companies and needs. NASDAQ OMX-listed companies also have opportunities to increase their visibility through venues that are uniquely NASDAQ OMX including the NASDAQ MarketSite(r) and NASDAQ websites. To learn more about NASDAQ OMX Corporate Services, visit NASDAQ Online(sm) at www.nasdaq.net.
About DoubleClick Performics:
Performics was founded as the first full-service affiliate network in 1998 and was acquired by DoubleClick in 2004. Today Performics Affiliate operates as Google Affiliate Network and remains committed to delivering affiliate channel growth for advertisers and publishers.
About NASDAQ OMX Advantage:
NASDAQ OMX has established an affinity program called NASDAQ OMX Advantage (Advantage). Through Advantage, NASDAQ OMX companies provide offers that are distributed and marketed to NASDAQ OMX Companies and their employees. For more information about Advantage, visit www.shopadvantage.net or email email@example.com.
About NASDAQ OMX:
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,800 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com.
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The matters described herein may contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about NASDAQ OMX's products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to, factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.
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