uclick incorporates, opens
Kansas City and Cambridge, Mass. Offices.
KANSAS CITY - February 18, 2000 - Universal
New Media, the digital media division of Universal Press
Syndicate, has spun off from its parent company and begun
operating under the new name, uclick.
Operating out of offices in Kansas City, Missouri and Cambridge,
Massachusetts, uclick is dedicated to bringing the work
of America's most prominent and widely-read content in creators
to millions of online viewers.
uclick already has established relationships with more than
150 content creators whose work it distributes on a fee-for-syndication
basis to several hundred web sites including AOL.com, CNNi,
Netscape, MSNBC.com, Salon.com and New York Times.com. Additionally,
uclick has built and maintains a network of high-volume
consumer web sites focused on the work of specific creators.
These sites include Garfield.com, Doonesbury.com, and Foxtrot.com.
Through its existing network of consumer web sites and distribution
clients, uclick's content reaches over 110 million unique
visitors each month.
"We represent the names that people know," said John Howard,
President and CEO of uclick. "We're starting with an industry-leading
portfolio of talent, but we're not stopping there. We're
going to develop and deliver new kinds of content from that
group of creators and cultivate the next wave of up-and-coming
talent creating for the web. We intend to be the preeminent
digital source of branded humor and games content on the
is a 19-year veteran of Time Inc., where he served as CFO
and Senior VP of Information Technology and Customer Service.
Most recently, as an independent management consultant,
he has worked with such clients as AOL, AT&T, and Disney.
He leads a staff of 40 split between uclick's Kansas City
and Cambridge offices.
uclick provides its web site customers with what they say
they need most - compelling and entertaining content that
attracts and hold users. This content is delivered via a
system that reduces hassle and handling for clients and
provides web users with the richest possible online experience.
is one of the country's leading providers of brand-name
digital content. It distributes more than 100 popular comics,
games and text-based features to its online clients through
a fee-for-syndication service and via its own network of
consumer web sites. uclick's top-quality content offering
includes: Garfield, Doonesbury, Cathy, Bizarro, The Boondocks,
Thank McNamara, News of the Weird, Motley Fool, Dear Abby,
Ann Quindlen, William F. Buckley, Jr., and many other prominent
features. Among uclick's creators are 13 Pulitzer Prize-winning
writers and cartoonists. uclick clients include AOL.com,
CNNi, Netscape, MSNBC.com, Salon.com, and New York Times.com.