Net Media Planet goes live with PC Site

Launch of PC Site

By Sri Sharma, Managing Director, Net Media Planet

Today we went live in beta with http://www.pc-site.co.uk a website to research, find and save on computer products and software. We wanted to come up with something that my mum could use and many other mums and dads out there. This includes simple tools to find the right product for you, non tech lingo, really useful product reviews, technology guides and vouchers. We are confident that we can combine serving users well and also serving our brand clients by driving traffic and sales to them through many channels, of course, PPC too.

Please enjoy, show it to your mum, and let me know what you think.

Net Media Planet Receive the Award for Ranking 16th in Tech Track 100


By Pavitra Kumar, Marketing Executive, Net Media Planet

Net Media Planet’s Business Development Manager, Luke Judge and Head of Client Services, Cameron Lawson receive the award on behalf of the company for being ranked 16th in the ‘Tech Track 100’ rankings 2009 at the award dinner held at Vinopolis, London on 17th November 2009.

The excited duo speak for the entire company when they came back and said that they were proud to have received such a prestigious award for Net Media Planet and it all comes down to the hard work of each member of the team.

Luke Judge shares his brief description of the event through ‘Twitter’ saying, ‘awesome speech by Tim Smit, CEO of Eden Project: Tinkabell Theory, Last man standing, Freak Valley & Gorilla Good Will. Fantastic!’

Well done everyone!

Net Media Planet and Commission Junction beat the Welsh 3000 to raise money for charity.

By Luke Judge, Business Development Manager, Net media Planet

The first mention of this charity event was made over lunch between Luke Judge, Dan Thut and Hildegun Iversen from Net Media Planet, Qua Media and Commission Junction respectively. Maximuscle offered to sponsor the endeavour giving the organisers much needed support and backing. Their confident “I’d be keens”, soon became solid admissions for the weekend event. Some months of training followed, with a couple of solid training walks in the rolling hills of the South Downs.

Katherine Francis from Commission Junction joined us and before we knew it, the kit list was being ticked off, the bags packed, and the hire car started up.

The sun hadn’t risen yet and we were ready for the off. A short car journey, some very well needed Viper energy bars were consumed as breakfast thanks to the generosity of our sponsors at Maximuscle. And we were off. Ahead of us 15 peaks over 3000ft each spread over 32miles.

For the pictures of the whole event, search ‘Commission Junction Welsh 3000’ and enjoy the photos with accompanying sound track.

Fast forward to the last peak, we achieved our goal of hiking all 15 peaks in less than 24hrs of walking. Every ache and pain had been worth it, the feeling of elation at completing the final peak was memorable. In the process we raised over £700 for Meningitis UK.

Thanks to Commission Junction for organising this outstanding event, a really great challenge.

Thanks must go to Maximuscle for their fantastic support, without which I don’t think we could done. The many protein bars, Viper energy bars, and Viper energy drinks fuelled us to the finish and aided our recovery on the long journey home. I’d definitely recommend them to anyone setting out on such an endeavour.

And finally thanks to the fantastic generosity of all who supported us in our Welsh 3000 Challenge 2009. Thank you.

Enjoy the photos.

Net Media Planet ranked in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100


By Pavitra Kumar, Marketing Executive, Net Media Planet

Another exciting ranking for Net Media Planet this year! Net Media Planet has been ranked 16 in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100. According to the Sunday Times supplement, ‘this year’s survey of the fastest-growing private technology firms shows how they are seizing new opportunities thrown up by the downturn.’
We have been ranked among some of the fastest growing technology companies in the UK including Lovefilm and Moneybookers. Being specialists in Paid Search Marketing, Net Media Planet have generated over £80 million in client revenues in the last year. In the past five years, the company has grown from working in one country to working internationally across 29 countries and 17 languages.
Excited to see his company recognised by the Sunday Times, Sri Sharma say, ‘it is an honour to be ranked among the fastest growing technology companies in the UK. This award recognises the great work we have been doing and is a real motivation to the team at Net Media Planet. I would like to thank the Tech Track 100 research panel and team for recognising us and congratulate the team on a great job.’

Sri Sharma wins Highly Commended Entrepreneur of the Year, National Business Awards

By Pavitra Kumar, Marketing Executive, Net Media Planet

After having heard of the great news of having won the Highly Commended Award, Entrepreneur of the Year in the National Business Awards South England in May, it was really exciting to actually bring the certificate back to the office last week.

Sri Sharma, Managing Director, Net Media Planet proudly collected an award for the Highly Commended Award, Entrepreneur of the Year in the South of England region last week. The awards ceremony took place at London Hilton on Park Lane.

Sri says, “It is an honour to be awarded the Highly Commended Award for Entrepreneur of the Year in the South of England region as recognized by the National Business Awards. This award is for great team work by the Net Media Planet team. I would like to thank the National Business Awards judging panel and team for a wonderful awards ceremony and congratulate all award winners.”

Sri Sharma shares knowledge at the Online marketing Show 2009

By Pavitra Kumar, Marketing Executive, Net Media Planet

At this year’s Online Marketing Show (30th June and 1st July) at London’s Olympia, Sri Sharma shared his ‘Top 11 PPC Strategies for Greater Return on Investment’. His two sessions were a tremendous success with all the theatre seats being taken and people standing around to gain further insight.

The Online Marketing Show itself was part of Marketing Week Live which also featured the Data Marketing Show, In-Store Show and the Insight Show. The place was abuzz with Marketing Decision Makers and Suppliers eager to learn more, network and share knowledge.

Amongst interesting sessions were ‘Twitter Strategies, techniques, rules, measurement and 140 brands’ by Immediate Future and ‘Online PR – the key to Unlocking your Brand’s Potential’ by Propellernet .
Sri says, “I really enjoyed sharing knowledge, meeting interesting people from the industry and gaining exposure. It was great to be part of the Online Marketing Show. Thank you to all those who attended our sessions and to the team at the Online marketing Show for organising the event.’

Read Sri’s presentation on ‘Top 11 PPC Strategies for Greater Return on Investment’.

Net Media Planet outperforms the field to win outstanding Maximuscle South Africa incentive:

By Luke Judge, Business Development Manager

At the start of June this year Sam and Leon at Maximuscle, a client of Net Media Planet, decided to motivate their affiliate partners with an incentive – a 4 day trip to Durban, South Africa, to support the British Lions in their 1st Test Match. Naturally a number of contenders increased their performance in the month of June to try to win this incredible incentive. However the outstanding performance of the Search Account Management team at Net Media Planet delivered the results that would see us top the table. The call from Sam and Leon at Maximuscle came, and Net Media Planet would indeed be joining Maximuscle on the trip of a lifetime in South Africa!

The excitement continued to rise in the lead up to departure, fuelled only more by the good weather forecast and pre-match build up to the first test between South Africa and the British Lions. For two outstanding accounts of the days that would follow read the excellent Maximuscle Blog (www.maximuscle.com/blog ) and the Lions 2009 Blog on the Telegragh website (http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/sport/author/ericjanssen/ ) written by our friend Eric Janssen.

We would like to extend a big thank you to the team at Maximuscle for being fantastic hosts in Durban, South Africa; thank you to all of the guests of Maximuscle who joined us in making it such a brilliant occasion from start to finish; and thank you to the two teams who fought a superb match on the pitch of Kings Park stadium Durban.

Enjoy the photos that follow.

Luke

Some pre-match fun on the beach:
Some pre-match fun on the beach

The pre-match entertainment:
Pre-match entertainment

During the game:
During the Game

During the game:
During the game

Post match BBQ:
Post Match BBQ

Sri Sharma awarded Highly Commended Entrepreneur of the Year

By Pavitra Kumar, Marketing Executive, Net Media Planet
Home Sri Sharma, Managing Director Net Media Planet has been awarded the Highly Commended Award for the Entrepreneur of the Year category from the National Business awards, South of England region.

The National Business Award is UK’s most sought after business accolade – providing Highly Commended participants and winners with real recognition of their achievements. Sri Sharma has been awarded the Highly Commended Award for the Entrepreneur of the Year category for his determination to succeed, his innovative business model and his outstanding leadership qualities.
The awards themselves will be presented at an official presentation during the National Business awards Regional Awards ceremony on 14th July 2009 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

Sri says, “It is a privilege to be awarded Highly Commended Entrepreneur of the Year by National Business Awards. It gives us great confidence to be recognised on a national level. This is an award for great team work by the entire Net Media Planet team. I would like to thank our clients and partners, the National Business Awards judging panel and congratulate all finalists. Looking forward to an exciting awards ceremony!’

Net Media Planet Finalists for two categories in the A4U Awards 2009

By Pavitra Kumar, Marketing Executive, Net Media Planet

Net Media Planet have been shortlisted as finalists for two categories in the A4U awards 2009! Entering the A4U awards for the categories ‘Innovative Publisher of the Year’ and ‘Best affiliate in the Technology vertical’ we have been shortlisted for both.

These are exciting times for Net Media Planet! Thrilled to be among the top five affiliates to be shortlisted, we are looking forward to the A4U awards ceremony.

The A4U awards reward excellence and innovation in Affiliate Marketing as chosen by community at affiliates4u.com and a panel of Affiliate marketing professionals. The awards ceremony itself will be held at the Landmark London Hilton on Park Lane in London on 2nd June 2009 and is a much anticipated event for the industry!

Net Media Planet works on over 300 campaigns across 28 countries and 17 languages and always strives to deliver value. Last year we generated client revenues of over £80 million.

Sri says, “It is great to be shortlisted as finalists for two categories in the A4U awards this year. I feel very proud of our team at Net Media Planet. Thank you to everyone we work, partners and clients, the A4U Awards team, the judging panel and congrats to the other finalists. Looking forward to the awards ceremony!”

Sri Sharma Speaks at the A4U Expo Europe 2009

By Pavitra Kumar, Marketing Executive, Net Media Planet

Sri Sharma, Managing Director, Net Media Planet attended and spoke at the A4U Expo Europe in Amsterdam last week. Being a part of the International Super Affiliate Panel and holding a session of his own Sri benefitted from meeting some experts from the industry and also shared his own experiences in Paid Search.

Sri Sharma was a panellist at the Super Affiliate Panel on Day 1 with Pascal Fantou and Marcus Tandler. The panel discussion revolved around how different panelists had developed their businesses into Super Affiliates. Sri received excellent feedback from the audience and panellists on having built a very professional and credible business.

One of the most interesting questions posed to Sri at the panel was about how he would approach Paid Search or Affiliate Marketing in different countries. Explaining that different countries not only have different language and cultural needs but their markets are also different, Sri emphasised the need for local consumer behaviour knowledge of the market, language and local Paid Search expertise.

On Day 2, Sri gave one of the most successful presentation’s at the A4U Expo Europe 2009 on ‘Proven Strategies to Earn More ROI from your Paid Search Campaigns’. It was great to present a session that people really wanted to attend and a full house! To watch the presentation and learn tactical tips on how to improve your Paid Search ROI and profits as an affiliate from one of the largest Paid Search companies, Net Media Planet click here!

“The A4U Expo Europe was a great event! It was very exciting to meet successful affiliates and merchants and some of the industry’s experts such as Dave Naylor, Dixon Jones and Marcus Tandler. The event was especially interesting because of its European context as we not only got to learn from successful businesses across Europe but also had the opportunity to share our perspective pan Europe,” said Sri Sharma.