OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--infoUSA (NASDAQ: IUSA), the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases, sales leads, direct marketing, email marketing, and market research, announced today that the company is officially changing its name to infoGROUP, to better reflect its broadening global presence and long-term business strategy. Based in the United States, infoGROUP currently has offices and operations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The new branding will be reflected in all of the company’s internal and external communications effective June 1, 2008.
infoGROUP’s acquisitions of several high-profile research companies around the world, including Opinion Research, provided the company a significant platform and foothold in the international marketplace and was a driving factor in the expansion of infoGROUP’s research and database work.
"This is a landmark occasion, as we further redefine the company into a true global enterprise," said Vin Gupta, Chairman, CEO and Founder of infoGROUP. "The opportunities are limitless and we are extremely well positioned for a foundation of success overseas, much as we have demonstrated stateside."
Through its vast resources, infoGROUP anticipates becoming a single entity solution for companies around the globe and will look to expand into new markets such as New Zealand and Ireland, while continuing to bolster existing operations in Australia and other countries.
While the name will change, the core of the company’s overarching strategy will remain consistent in developing high-quality, proprietary databases and technological solutions, enabling these databases to be used in a variety of impactful ways by businesses, salespeople and the public and private sectors.
infoGROUP (www.infoGROUP.com), founded in 1972, is the leading provider of business and consumer databases for sales leads & mailing lists, database marketing services, data processing services and sales and marketing solutions. Content is the essential ingredient in every marketing program, and infoGROUP has the most comprehensive data in the industry, and is the only company to own 12 proprietary databases under one roof. The infoGROUP database powers the directory services of the top Internet traffic-generating sites. Nearly 4 million customers use infoGROUP’s products and services to find new customers, grow their sales, and for other direct marketing, telemarketing, customer analysis and credit reference purposes. infoGROUP headquarters are located at 5711 S. 86th Circle, Omaha, NE 68127 and can be contacted at (402) 593-4500. To know more about Sales Leads, click www.infoGROUP.com. To get a 72-hour free trial and 100 free sales leads, click www.salesgenie.com.
Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information constitute forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, recent changes in senior management, the successful integration of recent and future acquisitions, fluctuations in operating results, failure to successfully carry out our Internet strategy or to grow our Internet revenue, effects of leverage, changes in technology and increased competition. More information about potential factors that could affect the company's business and financial results is included in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.