Bazaarvoice, the market and technology leader in hosted social commerce applications that drive sales, has joined forces with 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLWS), the world’s largest florist and gift shop, to celebrate Mother’s Day. Building on the success of last year’s Spotlight a Mom initiative, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM tapped Bazaarvoice Stories for the SPOT A MOM “Lessons Mom Taught Me” Contest. The contest offers entrants the chance to win the ultimate beach getaway to Hawaii. Hundreds of visitors have already written moving narratives about the special Moms in their lives and continue to share the imaginative and thoughtful lessons taught by these inspirational women. “1-800-FLOWERS.COM is excited to connect our brand and community to celebrate Moms around the world this Mother’s Day,” said Jim McCann, CEO and Founder 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. “The stories that our customers have shared about the lessons taught by Moms are direct, powerful, and inspirational. The stories truly enhance the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM experience, and Bazaarvoice continues to prove to be a great partner for bringing these voices into the center of our business.” The SPOT A MOM Lessons Mom Taught Me contest encouraged customers to visit www.spotamom.com to tell a personal story about their mothers, sisters, grandmothers, best friends, or any other Mom they know and love – and share their many memorable lessons. Story tellers were encouraged to submit a photo, as well as their own name and location. The finalists have been selected, and from May 6, 2010 through May 9, 2010 visitors are able to vote for their favorite lesson from Mom. The grand prize winning Mom, voted the best lesson by the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM community, will receive the ultimate beach getaway to Hawaii and a year of flowers from 1-800-FLOWERS.COM among other wonderful prizes. “Telling a story is one of the most personal and intimate ways that we share our experiences with products and brands,” said Brett Hurt, founder and CEO of Bazaarvoice. “By encouraging customers to share stories about lessons learned from their Moms, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM is continuing to innovate in collaboration with Bazaarvoice to bring the authentic imagination, passion, and thoughtfulness of its community into the brand in a way that is proven to deliver business results this Mother’s Day, the company’s largest holiday.”
About 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is the world’s leading florist and gift shop. For more than 30 years, 1-800-FLOWERS® (1-800-356-9377 or www.1800flowers.com) has been providing customers with fresh flowers and the finest selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, balloons and plush stuffed animals perfect for every occasion. As always, 100% satisfaction is guaranteed. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM earned the 2009 Gold Award in the Online Flower Delivery category from TopTenREVIEWS; the Company’s Mobile Flower & Gift Center was named winner of the RIS (Retail Info Systems) 2010 Mobile App of the Year Award in the “Best Shopping” category and the Company was recognized by Computerworld magazine as a Premier 100 IT Leader for 2010. The Company’s BloomNet® international floral wire service ( www.mybloomnet.net) provides a broad range of quality products and value-added services designed to help professional florists grow their businesses profitably. The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. “Gift Shop” also includes gourmet gifts such as popcorn and specialty treats from The Popcorn Factory® (1-800-541-2676 or www.thepopcornfactory.com); cookies and baked gifts from Cheryl&Co.® (1-800-443-8124 or www.cherylandco.com); premium chocolates and confections from Fannie May® confections brands ( www.fanniemay.com and www.harrylondon.com); wine gifts from the Wine Tasting Network® ( www.winetasting.com) and Geerlings&WadeSM ( www.geerwade.com); gift baskets from 1-800-BASKETS.COM® ( www.1800baskets.com) as well as Celebrations® ( www.celebrations.com), a new premier online destination for fabulous party ideas and planning tips. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is involved in a broad range of corporate social responsibility initiatives including continuous expansion and enhancement of its environmentally-friendly “green” programs as well as various philanthropic and charitable efforts. Shares in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, ticker symbol: FLWS. About Bazaarvoice Bazaarvoice’s Software as a Service (SaaS) social commerce solutions have served more than 100 billion pieces of customer-generated content on more than 800 brand web sites like Best Buy, Blue Shield of California, Costco, Dell, Macy’s, P&G, Panasonic, QVC, and USAA in 36 countries. The company connects organizations to their influencers through a unique network that reaches hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe, enabling authentic customer-powered marketing. Through syndication, analytics, partnerships, and consulting, Bazaarvoice brings the voice of the customer to the center of their clients’ business strategy, proving “social” can drive measured revenue growth and cost savings for manufacturing, retail, travel, and financial services companies. Headquartered in Austin, the company has offices in Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, London, Paris, Singapore, and Sydney and employs 550 team members globally. For more information and access to client success stories, visit www.bazaarvoice.com, read the blog at www.bazaarvoice.com/blog, and follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bazaarvoice.