MWV Consumer & Office Products Selects Cozi as Partner: Launches Online Family Calendar and Organization Solution
SEATTLE, WA and SIDNEY, NY (November 19, 2009) — MeadWestvaco Consumer & Office Products (MCOP), a division of MeadWestvaco (NYSE: MWV), the leader in school supplies, office products, planning, and organizing tools, and Cozi® Group Inc, the nation’s leading online provider of software for families to organize and manage their daily lives, today announced a strategic partnership and launch of the free MeadCal™ Family Organizer at www.meadcal.com.
The two industry-leading companies have joined in a strategic alliance to deliver collaborative solutions tailored to families. A recent MCOP study shows that 65% of adults use both paper and electronic planning products to manage their lives and families. The alliance between Cozi and MCOP results in a product that specifically addresses this significant co-usage market. The collaboration will empower MCOPs consumers with Cozis online solutions that make family life easier. With the launch of www.meadcal.com, MCOP is offering a version of Cozis online calendar and organizer to its consumers for use in conjunction with other MCOP paper-based products that can be purchased at retailers and office products dealers throughout North America.
We evaluated online calendaring and organizing solutions and found Cozi to be uniquely positioned to offer the best digital solution for managing family schedules, said Don Sommerville, Vice President of Marketing, MWV Consumer & Office Products. Families are busier than ever and they need tools that connect them 24/7 from anywhere. Families can access their online calendar, customized lists and communications tools from any computer at home, at work, or on any mobile phone. MeadCal™, using Cozis Web-based software, provides families with tools to manage schedules and activities, track shopping and to do lists, organize household chores, and share family moments with friends and relatives.
At Cozi, we’re focused on families and helping them find ways to communicate, coordinate and simplify everyday tasks so they can enjoy their lives, said Robbie Cape, co-founder and CEO of Cozi. A partnership with MWV Consumer & Office Products enables us to deliver our software to their incredible base of avid consumers. This alliance also gives us a world class partner to innovate and deliver new solutions to address the organization and planning needs of todays busy families.
Available immediately at www.meadcal.com is a co-branded version of Cozis family organizer; it is free to families and offers an online family calendar, customizable shopping lists, to do lists, a family journal and a messaging center.
About MWV Consumer & Office Products
MWV Consumer & Office Products, a division of the MeadWestvaco Corporation, is the leading manufacturer and marketer of the most trusted brands in school supplies, office products, planning, and organizing tools, including Mead®, Five Star®, AT-A-GLANCE®, Cambridge®, Academie®, Day Runner® and Amcal® brands, among others. MWV Consumer & Office Products produces notebooks, folders, decorative calendars, stationery products, and time management and personal organizers for every stage of life. For more information, please visit www.mead.com.
About Cozi Group, Inc.
Cozi is a free web service that helps organize and simplify busy family life. With Cozi, families have the tools to manage schedules and activities with an online calendar, track shopping and to do lists, organize household chores, and share family moments with friends and relatives — all with one solution. Families can access Cozi from any computer at home or at work, and can get their shopping list, to do list, schedule and messages on any mobile phone. Located in Seattle, Wash., Cozi was founded by veterans of Microsoft, Expedia and Amazon with a vision for creating technology tuned to the family. Cozi has over 2 million registered family members, and is available for free at www.cozi.com.
Carrie Peters, Cozi
Julie W. McEwan, MWV