Signs Exclusive Deals With Content Providers
San Francisco - Military.com (www.military.com), the online home for the 80 million Americans with close ties to the military, today announced the acquisition of four companies with unique content and thriving communities. Military.com also announced exclusive licensing deals for geopolitical analyses, strategic forecasts, and definitive search capabilities for the .mil and .gov domains.
"The response to Military.com has been overwhelming, exceeding our expectations for both traffic and registrations," said Christopher Michel, CEO, Military.com. "Our content partnerships and acquisitions augment our comprehensive offering to this important community. As the online destination for the military community, we will continue to acquire leading brands serving this audience."
Launched just six weeks ago, Military.com has 200,000 registered members composed of active duty, family members, defense workers, veterans and enthusiasts.
Acquisitions Add Unique Content and New Users
The four acquisitions further differentiate Military.com's content and community.
MilitaryReport.com is the premier e-mail news service for the military community. With a large worldwide subscriber base, MilitaryReport.com is an influential source of both breaking news and analysis.
"Military.com's leadership in this market gives us broad reach and new opportunities for growth," said John Whitney, CEO, MilitaryReport.com.
Thefew.com, the top commercial Web site serving America's 4 million Marines, is a destination site allowing members of the Marine Corps community to post messages, share photos and find information.
"Thefew.com was built by Marines for Marines," said Neil Moore, CEO, Thefew.com. "Our relationship with Military.com guarantees that Marines will always have a home on the Internet."
Fredsplace.org is the definitive online home of the Coast Guard community. Fred's Place, the place to find old shipmates, is a destination for veterans and a resource for the active duty community.
"Fredsplace.org occupies a unique place in Coast Guard life," said Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Vince Patton. "Fred knows how to build a sense of community and keep people personally connected online. Everyone knows Fred."
GIBillExpress.com is the leading Web site helping military members and their families get the most out of their educational benefits. The site has information on more than $300 million of scholarships targeted toward the military as well as federal and state GI Bill benefit information.
Exclusive Content Deals Enhance User Experience
Military.com's original content will be augmented by exclusive relationships with leading content providers.
Strategic Forecasting, Inc., the recognized leader in military intelligence and strategic forecasts, will provide Military.com with military and political analyses in the form of daily global intelligence updates, top stories, and weekly reports. Strategic Forecasts, Inc., was founded by noted military author and futurist Dr. George Freidman. The company's online presence at Stratfor.com is "an invaluable Web site on strategic information," according to syndicated columnist Robert Novak. The Industry Standard described Strategic Forecasts, Inc., as an "open source CIA."
SearchMil.com and SearchGov.com will provide Military.com users superior search capabilities for both the .mil and .gov domains. SearchMil and SearchGov harness powerful proprietary search engine technology that ranks results in order of popularity.
Recently, Military.com announced a partnership with PRIMEDIA and a strategic investment by PRIMEDIA Ventures. Military.com receives exclusive content and advertising placement from PRIMEDIA's Enthusiast Group, which publishes such leading military history titles as America's Civil War, MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, Vietnam and World War II.