Auctionwire Breaks Expectations Heading into 2008

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Capitalizing on their successes of 2007, online auction agency Auctionwire, breaks new ground in the new year.

The year 2007 marked a stellar year for Auctionwire, which saw a marked increase in business, brand recognition and charitable initiatives.

The summer of 2007 saw Auctionwire fly into history with the auction of all seats aboard the world's first commercial flight of Singapore Airlines A380. The auction was held from August to September, and in that time generated over $2,000,000. It was also the largest charity auction ever held on eBay.

The iPhone, Apple's first venture into the cellular phone market was also a success for Auctionwire. With the first iPhone sold in the U.S. fetching over $100,000

With such high-profile auctions and rapidly increasing business, Auctionwire garnered several awards to celebrate their role as the premier auction provider. Among these was a place among Profit Magazines Hot 50 Fastest Growing Companies. Joshua Gold, Auctionwire's CEO, was also awarded Entrepreneur of the Year award by Dell Canada. This included a meet and greet with Michael Dell, as well as a feature in Canada's national paper, The Globe and Mail.

With over 300 million visitors in 2007 from over 90 countries to Auctionwire's websites, Auctionwire continues to maintain its dominant leadership position as the go-to auction agency. Auctionwire is selected by companies and charities wishing to integrate auctions into their business model and help raise money and gain exposure in a new and unique way.

Auctionwire has also integrated events into their online auctions, bringing online auctions into a room where the event attendees can bid against the online community. When it came to raising money for charity, Auctionwire is the prime choice for generating awareness and reaching buyers worldwide.

2007 also marked the opening of Auctionwire's L.A. office under the direction and leadership of Steven Liberman. Under Steven's direction, Auctionwire launched the first ever auction on eBay of California's most eco-friendly home. Steven was also responsible for launching a new overseas initiative, which saw over 7 million scrolls brought to auction to help raise money for orphans in China.

Heading into 2008, Auctionwire has chosen to expand upon their philanthropic mandate by assisting the fight against breast cancer. From May through November, Auctionwire will partner with Quilt Pink and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure campaign. They will auction off over 1,500 hand made quilts, to raise money for breast cancer research.

A second announcement made public is the participation between Auctionwire and GivingRoom.com. This joint effort will enable the creation of a charity-based portal that will focus specifically on charities, non-profits and ethical corporations. Slated for launch in March, GivingRoom.com is aimed at becoming the premier forum in providing news, articles and auctions for those interested in cause-related events.

Auctionwire continues to win new accounts and has been approached by many large clients who continue to entrust Auctionwire with the running of their future auction events. Said Joshua Gold, CEO and founder of Auctionwire, "This is a testament to our quality, experience, industry knowledge, expertise and staff. From the world's oldest hockey stick, to Barry Bond's baseball and unique experiences, Auctionwire continues to raise funds and exposure for charity in a unique and fun way. At the same time, this elevates a corporation's social mandate. Auctionwire is always on the lookout for the next, great auction idea."

About Auctionwire: Auctionwire works with the world's largest corporations, foundations, ad agencies and non-profit organizations to create successful on-line auctions that raise money, increase brand awareness and generate positive publicity.
Auctionwire website: http://www.auctionwire.com
Corporate Head Office Contact:
Auctionwire Inc.
Amanda LeBlanc
416.636.8678 ext 223

GivingRoom Contact:
Givingroom.com
Anthony Heath
416.636.8678 ext 229

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