About MyVillage

About MyVillage

About MyVillage

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About MyVillage



Record traffic figures - over 610 130 unique visitors a month and rising
(Source: RedSheriff, Jan 2006)
The new year sees traffic figures soar for MyVillage, reaching over 610 130 locals per month. MyVillage prepares to cover every postcode in April 2006.
MyVillage Mini-Oscars (January 2005)
Thousands of locals vote in the MyVillage Mini-Oscars, held in select areas of London. The voting see competition heating up for the Best Bar, Best Shop, Best Club, Best Restaurant, Best Hairdresser and Best Venue.
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Adlink to handle sales (Media Week January 28, 2005)
"Digital media company AdLink has been appointed to handle sales for MyVillage. AdLink clinched the contact from incumbent Real Media.

"Alongside taking over the sales house role for myvillage.com, AdLink will also be responsible for clinching sponsorship deals and advertorials for the site."
Passport launches in Leeds (November 2004)
MyVillage launches Leeds Passport following the success of the scheme in London.
www.myleeds.net/passport
Passport launches in London (December 2003)
MyVillage launches member loyalty scheme, Passport, firstly in Notting Hill, then Clapham, Islington, Shoreditch, Brixton, Camden, Chelsea, Docklands, City of London, and several other sites.
www.myvillage.com/passport
Press: Top 100 websites (August 11, 2003)
Daily Mirror reports Internet Magazine has placed MyVillage in the top 100 useful websites in their feature "100 Sites That Will Change Your Life."
61. www.myvillage.com
Messages, jobs and guides for local communities
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BBCi offers live local news to MyVillage (January 2003)
"BBCi has struck a deal with MyVillage to syndicate live local news to the community portal.
John Allen, head of new services, BBC English regions, said: "Providing access to BBC local news from the MyVillage web site means that BBC content is available to licence fee payers whose lives don’t necessarily revolve around sitting down in front of the news at a prescribed time." BBC London
Internet Magazine: Site of the Month (September, 2002)
’The site is clear, with good navigation and excellent download speeds. All the community features you’d expect are there and, what’s more, they’re intelligently presented. Great work.’
Press: The Guardian (March 11, 2002)
"As with so many clever ideas, MyVillage began as a very small one. It started as a community noticeboard for the London district of Notting Hill, built by Roifield Brown as a personal project to bolster his CV as a web designer."
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Press: Freeserve (Interview, 2003)
Boy George declares his favourite website www.myhampstead.co.uk
"I’ve been in Hampstead for years and the site MyVillage has all the best local gossip."
Ask Alix (2002)
Partnership begins with business listings specialists AskAlix. MyVillage has over 2.8 Million UK businesses listed in the MyVillage Network. Askalix is Europe’s largest and only interactive online business directory featuring over 22 million business records covering 15 European countries.
Press: The Sunday Times (August 2001)
"Part of the fabulous MyVillage.co.uk network of destinations that provides a community home page for every area of London, www.mynottinghill.co.uk is news on local movers and shakers - and local information divided into Arts & Entertainment, News & Community and Homes & Property. This is an essential starting point to discover that there is more to Notting Hill than Hugh Grant." click on image to read article
Press: The Independent (July 2, 2001)
"Instead of covering the whole of London with one website, MyVillage.com breaks it down into the actual ’villages’ in which people live."
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MyChelsea and MyKensington go live (January 2001)
MyVillage rolls out to the entire borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
www.mychelsea.net
www.mykensington.co.uk
MyNottinghill Awards 2001 (May 2001)
MyVillage receives extensive press including Hello, OK, and Sky after holding a glitzy awards ceremony at the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill. Local celebrities including Claudia Winkleman, Aldo Zilli, Oswald Boateng and Jenny Frost attend awards, while DJing is none other than Norman Jay.
In the beginning (1999)
Local site www.portowebbo.co.uk was started in 1999 by Roifield Brown in Notting Hill. Local Adam Cole was looking for a plumber one day and bumped into www.portowebbo.co.uk. He immediately recognised it was a great concept and invested in the company in March 2000. MyVillage is born.  


MyVillage, 11th September

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