Publicitas enters into a comprehensive cooperative agreement with

Lausanne, 1June 2011 – PubliGroupe acquires a 5 per cent stake in the 4uGroup, owner of the online knowledge platform launched in December 2010 whose subscriptions and business solutions will be sold by Publicitas. Beat Roeschlin, CEO of Publicitas and member of PubliGroupe’s general management, joins 4uGroup’s board of directors.

PubliGroupe has acquired a 5 per cent stake in the 4uGroup and its platform launched in December 2010. Furthermore, the innovative job platform based on a novel “matching” concept and Publicitas have entered into a comprehensive, non-exclusive cooperative agreement for the sale of subscriptions and business solutions throughout Switzerland. In addition to the Swiss site, plans additional international roll-outs in the near future, which Publicitas will actively support.

Publicitas possesses extensive experience in the classified segment. Today some 70% of job-related classified advertising appears in online media. PubliGroupe will be represented on 4uGroup’s board of directors by Beat Roeschlin, CEO of Publicitas and member of PubliGroupe’s general management.

Background on provides companies and private individuals with a simple and convenient tool that places all the world’s talent, knowledge, skills and abilities at the disposal of businesses and private individuals, for commercial use. The platform has been in operation since the end of December 2010 at Following the principle of high-quality matching, the individually definable selection criteria of the various users are compared against one another. Companies, organisations and private individuals are brought together in real time in a quick, user-friendly and exceptionally cost-effective manner. works on the basis of Social Semantic Web (Web 3.0) technology, an intelligent refinement of social media. At present, has been launched in Switzerland in German, French, Italian and English. Plans for the future include Europe-wide marketing and expansion into in the Middle East, Asia and the USA. Several thousand users, both private individuals and companies, are already registered at and make use of the rapidly growing platform on a daily basis.