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Ernest Jones website wins Hitwise Top Ten Performance Award


The Hitwise UK Online Performance Awards celebrates the most successful UK websites in 50 key selected industries. Ernestjones was ranked number ten based on the market share of UK visits it had received throughout 2006, indicating its popularity as an online retailer.

It is not the first time that Ernest Jones has been recognised for outstanding performance. In 2006, it was awarded a prestigious 5/5 rating from New Media Age for launching an exceptional online shopping experience with best-in-class functionality and flexible navigation.

Nicky Brown – Head of Multi-channel at Ernest Jones said;

“Ernest Jones is delighted to be a Hitwise UK Top Ten Performance Award-winner for 2006, this is a fantastic achievement and reflects our integrated marketing approach comprising both online and offline marketing activities that maximise the strength of Ernest Jones, an established brand within the UK.

Since launching in September 2006, the Ernest Jones website has gone from strength to strength and winning this award reinforces Ernest Jones’ exceptional online gifting service and our multi-channel approach to shopping. The website has an extensive range of gifts for every occasion from diamond jewellery to watches along with an impeccable fulfilment and delivery service. All of which have contributed to the increase of our website’s popularity.”

Hitwise UK said, “The online success of Ernest Jones is a fantastic achievement. As Hitwise measures over 900,000 websites, being one of the most popular websites visited by UK internet users demonstrates the strength of Ernest Jones’ marketing success.’

Notes to Editors:
Ernest Jones is the UK’s diamond and watch specialist, with a collection of diamonds, jewellery and prestigious watches. With over 206 stores across the UK is part of Signet Group plc, the world’s largest speciality retail jeweller.

At the start of February 2007 Signet operated 1,889 specialty retail jewellery stores; these included 1,308 stores in the US, where the Group trades as “Kay Jewelers”, “Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry” and under a number of regional names. At that date Signet operated 581 stores in the UK, where the Group trades as ‘H.Samuel’, “Ernest Jones” and “Leslie Davis”.

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Ernest Jones PR contact

Deborah Sharpstone
Online Store Manager
Ernest Jones
Signet Trading Ltd
Imperial Place 3
Maxwell Road
Tel: 020 8207 8327


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