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eVentures Appoints GM Of MessageMedia

eVentures announced today that Mr Chris Price has been appointed to MessageMedia as General Manager.

Recently launched by eVentures NZ Limited, MessageMedia is the USA's leading provider of permission based e-messaging solutions. Its services include information delivery, e-message marketing, research and e-commerce messaging solutions to help businesses build effective, personal relationships with their customers and potential customers.

Mr Price has an extensive background in e-commerce business development. In his most recent position as eCommerce Channel Manager at Datamail, he was responsible for national business revenue from e-opportunities.

CEO of eVentures New Zealand, Cindy Mitchener, said Mr Price's knowledge of electronic business strategies and his proven successes in winning business and exceeding sales targets in competitive environments were key reasons for his appointment.

"MessageMedia is all about providing New Zealand businesses with access to the latest messaging software in an ASP environment via the internet. Chris has a comprehensive understanding of the e-business landscape, combined with the ability to clearly focus on meeting customer needs."

Mr Price brings to the position a wealth of experience in developing and selling new technology products, gained during a successful sales and management career. He joined Datamail in 1992, winning substantial new business that fuelled the dramatic growth of the company. Through his understanding of both customer needs and Datamail's capabilities, Mr Price assisted corporates in delivering business solutions, consistently delivering multi-million dollar revenues.

Since becoming Datamail's eCommerce Channel Manager, Mr Price has been successfully repositioning Datamail as a credible supplier of e-commerce solutions, and as a key player in the electronic document presentation and payment market. Mr Price also designed, installed and managed Datamail's initial website.

Mr Price took up his position as MessageMedia's General Manager on the 23rd of August, 2000.

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For further information contact:

Cindy Mitchener Chief Executive Officer eVentures New Zealand ph 09 359 5000

Communications contact: Leigh Strange ph 04 499 9111 leigh@svl.co.nz B A C K G R O U N D E R

MessageMedia www.messagemedia.co.nz

MessageMedia is a leading international company that provides advanced messaging solutions for building and enhancing online customer relationships.

MessageMedia's e-mail marketing and customer service solutions enable businesses to maximise the opportunities e-mail offers as a communications channel with their customers. MessageMedia benefits clients by increasing customer acquisition, retention and loyalty, and by reducing related operational technology risks in executing large-scale e-mail programs.

MessageMedia works with companies in financial services, technology, publishing, entertainment, retail and ISPs/portals. The company offers a variety of e-mail messaging solutions which help organisations create and deliver sophisticated database-driven marketing programs. These solutions help MessageMedia's clients build, strengthen and enhance customer relationships online and help them keep in touch with their employees, prospects, shareholders, suppliers, distribution partners and other groups.

Software solutions are hosted on MessageMedia's server and provide advanced e-mail management and relational database capabilities, allowing clients to develop and deliver targeted, personalised and trackable permission-based marketing campaigns. MessageMedia's software is accessible via the internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides organisations with the flexibility and power to deliver e-mail campaigns of any scale on time.

MessageMedia's launch in New Zealand is a joint venture between eVentures New Zealand and MessageMedia Inc.

A SOFTBANK affiliate, MessageMedia Inc. was founded in 1994 in the US and is publicly trading on the NASDAQ. Some of MessageMedia Inc's. clients include Yahoo!, E*TRADE, Barclay's Bank, The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft, Readers Digest, Compaq and Universal Studios.


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