Cozi brings unprecedented value to busy families and in turn helps our business partners connect with families in a whole new way
SEATTLE (PRWEB) February 26, 2008
Through the Cozi partnership, Gannett's local affiliates will offer their readers an online service that will enable families to manage busy schedules through a central family calendar, track shopping and to-do lists, share information, and stay in communication. The co-branded service will incorporate local content, information, and schedules from Gannett's newspapers and Web sites to help families more easily manage calendars and plan activities. In turn, Cozi will increase its national footprint through Gannett's extensive U.S. network of daily newspapers, regional publications, TV stations and local websites.
"Cozi brings unprecedented value to busy families and in turn helps our business partners connect with families in a whole new way," said Robbie Cape, co-founder and chief executive officer, Cozi. "Gannett is one of the most respected media companies in the world, with an incredible ability to reach families in the communities in which they operate. This alliance will enable us, together with Gannett, to deliver on the promise of simplifying family life and providing an experience that compels families to welcome Cozi into the center of their daily routine."
Sustaining a uniquely close relationship with its readership, Gannett's local newspapers and websites reach on average 75% of all adults in their local markets each week. The company's broadcast outlets reach nearly 20 million households. Together, Gannett's operations serve as vital touch points for the communities they serve.
"Gannett's local affiliates have deep roots in their communities that transcend the daily publication or news broadcast. Our audiences increasingly turn to us not only for news and information, but also to provide new, inventive ways to stay connected to their communities," said Michael Maness, vice president of design and innovation, Gannett. "Cozi has built an incredibly useful solution for today's digital families that will be even more impactful when coupled with Gannett's local content and delivered to families where they work, go to school and actually live their busy lives."
The partnership will kick-off with a launch of the co-branded Cozi online service in three markets beginning in April, including Westchester, N.Y. (The Journal News), Salem, Ore. (Statesman Journal), and Des Moines, Iowa (The Des Moines Register).
About Cozi Group, Inc.
Cozi is the new way busy families simplify their lives with software to organize, coordinate and share, all in one solution. Cozi helps families manage and enjoy their ever-busier lives through shared family calendars, shopping and to-do lists, quick messages and fun photo collages and is accessible from any PC or any mobile phone. Located in Seattle, WA, Cozi was founded in 2005 by veterans of Microsoft, Expedia, and Amazon.com with a vision for creating technology to address the complex and dynamic needs of family life. Cozi now has more than 450,000 family users. Cozi is a free service available at http://www.cozi.com.
About Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 85 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 1,000 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom's second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes nearly 300 titles, including 18 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.