FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Drew Blakeman
Magnet Communications for MyPrimeTime, Inc.
212-979-2700 ext. 251
Surges Into Top 300 of All Internet Sites
Boomer Online Category with More than 2 Million Unique Monthly Site Visitors
SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2000 – Myprimetime.com (www.myprimetime.com),
the definitive online resource for baby boomers and part of media network
MyPrimeTime, Inc., has surged into the Top 300 of all Web sites. With
2.2 million unique monthly site visitors, myprimetime.com is now the category
leader among Internet sites featuring content tailored specifically to
the interests of the baby boomer generation.
The latest Web rankings
continue to demonstrate myprimetime.com's steady increase in site traffic
since the beginning of the year. In just nine months since launching,
myprimetime.com has joined the elite list of top Web sites and eclipsed
all of its competition in the online baby boomer space, including former
long-time category leader thirdage.com. More than half of all Internet
users are in the baby boomer generation, which is defined as the 81 million
people in the U.S. who are 35 to 54 years old.
According to PC Data
Online (www.pcdataonline.com), a provider of technology market research
and Internet audience measurement statistics, myprimetime.com is now the
leading online baby boomer destination. Myprimetime.com's nearly 2.2 million
unique site visitors in June place it at #290 of all Internet sites, with
chief competitor thirdage.com attracting 1.5 million visitors in June
According to Media Metrix (www.mediametrix.com), another Internet and
Digital Media measurement firm, myprimetime.com has also surged ahead
of thirdage.com. In its June Internet traffic reports, Media Metrix shows
the MyPrimeTime site attracting nearly 1.6 million unique visitors, placing
it at #250 of all Web sites, compared with slightly more than 1 million
for the ThirdAge site (#442 overall).
"Traffic to myprimetime.com has increased more than ten-fold since the
beginning of the year. Our
affiliation with public television's Nightly Business Report program,
combined with our MyPrimeTime Minute video packages, originally produced
stories, and interactive tools and quizzes, give our site users news they
can use in the most important story of all time – their own lives," said
Craig Forman, Co-Founder and CEO of MyPrimeTime, Inc.
"Myprimetime.com resonates with baby boomers because we are the generation
that defined personal growth. Last year alone, 25 million adults bought
$2.5 billion worth of tapes, videos, and seminars to improve their lives.
We are appealing to these people who want to make positive changes in
their lives and communities, and myprimetime.com is helping them do that,"
added Helen Whelan, MyPrimeTime Co-Founder and President.
"MyPrimeTime, Inc. has tapped into both the individuality of baby boomers
through its life-stage-based content personalization, as well as to boomers
collectively, which as a group has been largely ignored by the media,"
said Ann Winblad, co-founding partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners,
a lead investor of MyPrimeTime who also serves on the company's Board
"Myprimetime.com's site traffic is an extremely important metric for any
Internet company, and the quality of MyPrimeTime's all-band content is
the key factor in attracting such a large and growing audience," added
Winblad. "We, as well as key MyPrimeTime advertisers such as Fidelity
Investments, see the huge opportunity in speaking to this active group
who have defined much of the world's experience for the past
About MyPrimeTime, Inc. and myprimetime.com
Empowering active, self-motivated adults between the ages of 35 and 54,
myprimetime.com is a broadband Web site that provides the 81-million-strong
baby boomer market with tips, tools and inspiration to make positive changes
in their lives. The site's five principal content areas are Family, Money,
Health, Work and Play. Users receive highly customized content and tools
tailored to their lives through the site's life-events personalization
feature. According to MyPrimeTime Co-Founder, Vice President and Editorial
Director Donald Van de Mark, myprimetime.com is "a personal trainer for
your life." Myprimetime.com, part of media network MyPrimeTime, Inc.,
is based in San Francisco, CA.
MyPrimeTime, Inc. was founded in June 1999 by a group of former CNN/CNNfn
executives, with the myprimetime.com Web site launching in October 1999.
The company's senior management team includes former executives from Inktomi,
Disney, StarMedia and Electronic Arts. Its corporate partners include
Fidelity Investments and public television's Nightly Business Report.
MyPrimeTime's investors include venture capital firms Hummer Winblad Venture
Partners, Sequoia Partners, Blue Chip Capital, Presidio Ventures Partners,
Odyssey Research, Integrity Partners and W.R. Hambrecht, as well as angel
investor Joan Rivers. The total equity investment in the company stands
at more than $30 million.