about.me and MOO Take Online Profiles Offline

Partnership offers Users Free Business Cards Featuring their about.me Profile

PALO ALTO, Calif.--()--about.me, a product that empowers people to create a single personal splash page that presents their online identities, seamlessly and together in one place, announced today it has partnered with MOO, to offer its users free business cards that leverage the identity and narrative of about.me splash pages. Together, about.me and MOO, a high-quality print producer of head turning, business cards, are giving freelancers, career seekers and other users an easy way to create personalized business cards that are as beautiful as their about.me pages.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Sign up at about.me and register for your 50 free cards, users will need to pay for shipping
  • MOO will add your about.me profile, unique URL and QR code to your cards, enabling users to easily find all of your online information
  • Upload additional images; each card can be different
  • Add to or edit your contact information
  • Voila, your cards are shipped within days

KEY INFORMATION

  • about.me allows everyone to have their own splash page, but without the hassle of having to create one from scratch; simplifying the social experience across the web, while offering contacts a better look at the person behind a name or a resume.
  • With a recent boost in the U.S. job market of over 200,000 private sector jobs added in March alone (according to Reuters), job seekers more than ever need to stay competitive and stand out from the pack – about.me and MOO give job seekers a unique edge.
  • In a March 2011 study1, the following trends surfaced around the importance of an online web presence and job searching:
    • Being found is critical across all job seekers – while they may not want to broadcast their job search, inclusion in a directory where they can be both discovered and directing people would be helpful.
    • Even sophisticated job seekers with a web presence aren’t using the full extent of the web, a 60% rely on a resume on a job board, while 43% rely on Facebook.
  • about.me was launched by accomplished entrepreneurs Tony Conrad, Timothy Young and Ryan Freitas and was acquired by AOL in December 2010.

LINKS:

Please use this link to access about.me

about.me on Twitter

Who’s on about.me; examples

MOO on Twitter

Video: Veronica Lives Online – about.me

PRE-APPROVED QUOTES:

about.me co-Founder, Tony Conrad: “We’ve had connecting physical and digital identity as one of our top must do’s since kick starting about.me. The combination of about.me and MOO is a natural fit as we think about how we can better serve our super engaged user-base who are looking for a consistent online and real world presence,” said Tony Conrad, co-Founder of about.me. "We’re driven to help people take back control of their online identity and we can’t wait to see the creative and passionate pages and business cards people come up with.”

MOO Founder, Richard Moross: “At MOO we believe in presenting yourself to the best of your ability, both in the real world through the creation of great business cards, but also online,” stated Richard Moross, MOO founder. “This was a natural fit for our company, as well as our customers and we’re pleased to be working with such a creative trail blazer.”

ABOUT AOL

AOL Inc. (NYSE:AOL) is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. AOL is focused on attracting and engaging consumers and providing valuable online advertising services on both AOL's owned and operated properties and third-party websites. In addition, AOL operates one of the largest Internet subscription access services in the United States, which serves as a valuable distribution channel for AOL's consumer offerings. For more information, visit www.aol.com.

ABOUT MOO

MOO is an award-winning online print business that is passionate about great design and the difference it can make to its customers and the world. Launched in 2006, MOO aims to disrupt the $100 billion global print industry by combining the values of professional design with accessibility and reach of the web; making great design available to all. By applying Web 2.0 principles to a 500 year-old market, MOO has become one of the fastest growing print businesses in the world, with triple digit annual growth and a global reach since launch. MOO prints millions of cards a month and has served customers in over 180 countries. For more information, visit www.moo.com.

1 An AOL study of 500 U.S. representatives who are online, 18+ and either unemployed and looking, or employed and looking for jobs.

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Contacts

SHIFT Communications on behalf of AOL
Jessica Gross, 415.591.8471
aolsf@shiftcomm.com
or
AOL Corporate Communications
Kelly Mayes, 650.937.2026
Kelly.mayes@teamaol.com

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about.me and MOO partner to offer user free business cards.

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Contacts

SHIFT Communications on behalf of AOL
Jessica Gross, 415.591.8471
aolsf@shiftcomm.com
or
AOL Corporate Communications
Kelly Mayes, 650.937.2026
Kelly.mayes@teamaol.com