Business Wire

Cif Joins Forces with Online Marketplace Helpling to Make Home Cleaning Easier Than Ever

Jaa

Unilever’s cleaning brand, Cif, has today announced its partnership with Helpling, Europe’s leading online marketplace for household services, to free people's time from their cleaning chores.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171010006301/en/

Cif partners with cleaning platform Helpling through Unilever Foundry to provide a premium home clea ...

Cif partners with cleaning platform Helpling through Unilever Foundry to provide a premium home cleaning and beautification service (Photo: Business Wire)

On average, people spend two hours a day cleaning. Together with Helpling, Cif wants to give them this time back and make it easier than ever for people with busy lives to enjoy beautiful homes. Within a couple of taps on the Helpling app or clicks on the website, people can book a vetted and insured cleaning service provider and, at the same time, purchase Cif products to manage their household more conveniently.

The partnership, starting with a pilot in London, follows Unilever’s investment into the home-cleaning platform and is supported by Unilever Foundry. The joint venture comes as part of Cif’s wider strategic plan to find new, innovative ways to help people cope with increasingly stressful and frenetic lives.

Charlie Beevor, Vice President for Cif, commented: “In cities, such as London, people have extremely busy lifestyles that makes it hard to keep up with the household jobs. People are looking to technology to make their lives easier. By connecting people with trusted cleaners via the Helpling platform and our great CiF products, we free up their precious time to focus on what they enjoy most whilst keeping their homes beautiful to be enjoyed and lived in.”

Benedikt Franke, Co-founder of Helpling, commented: “Today’s consumers have come to expect businesses to offer solutions that make their lives easier – already, consumers don’t have enough time and want to make the most of what they have. Partnering with Cif allows us to collaborate with a well-established brand to help ease the labour of cleaning. Our service enables Cif to keep evolving and connecting with new audiences and adapt to changing digital consumer lifestyles.”

Unilever Foundry, a global platform for startups to collaborate with Unilever’s 400+brands, has been an entry point for innovative tech companies for over three years, piloting over 100 startups with Unilever brands in that time.

For more information about the partnership, please see here. To find out more about startup collaborations with Unilever Foundry, please visit: https://foundry.unilever.com/

- ENDS –

About Unilever Foundry

‘Unilever Foundry’ is a global platform for partnering with the world's best startups to accelerate innovation on a global scale. It brings together Unilever, startups, and entrepreneurs to encourage innovation and create new partnerships that deliver real and meaningful business impact. Unilever Foundry focuses on the following areas: Marketing Tech & Ad Tech, Enterprise Tech, Products & Ingredients, New Business Model Innovation and Social Impact.

The Unilever Foundry provides a single entry-point for innovative startups seeking to partner with Unilever, enabling the company’s global brands to experiment with and pilot new technologies more efficiently, effectively and speedily. It provides startups and entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop and work on global projects, access mentoring from marketing professionals, and tap into funding through Unilever Ventures. Startups are invited to apply to be part of the Unilever Foundry through visiting http://foundry.unilever.com/projects. More details on Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan can be found here: http://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living-2014/

The Unilever Foundry (Unilever.com/foundry) works closely with Unilever Ventures, the Venture capital arm of Unilever. Unilever Ventures invests in early-stage companies that could become strategically relevant to Unilever and can benefit from access to Unilever’s assets and capabilities. One of the key areas of investment for Unilever Ventures is Digital Marketing, encompassing marketing services business with a focus on mobile marketing, digital media and video, social media, content creation, eCommerce, shopper marketing and big data. Recent examples include Olapic and Blissmedia.

Helpling

Helpling is Europe’s leading online marketplace for home services. On the website or via the app, customers can book a vetted and insured service provider and gain back free time within a couple of clicks. For service providers, the innovative online service makes it easier than ever to find new clients and to manage when and where they want to work.

Helpling was founded in early 2014 by Benedikt Franke and Philip Huffmann. Among its investors are Rocket Internet, Mangrove Capital, Lakestar, APACIG and Accel. Helpling currently offers its services in 9 countries: Australia, Germany, Italy, France, Ireland, UK, UAE, the Netherlands and Singapore.

Contact information

Unilever Foundry
Tom Careless
Phone: +44 (0)20 3301 2086
Email: tom.careless@kaper.uk.com

Tietoja julkaisijasta

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Tilaa tiedotteet sähköpostiisi

Haluatko tietää asioista jo ennen kuin ne uutisoidaan? Kun tilaat tiedotteemme, saat ne sähköpostiisi yhtä aikaa suomalaisen median kanssa. Tilauksen voit halutessasi perua milloin tahansa.

Lue lisää julkaisijalta Business Wire

Andersen Global Expands in Africa with Oliveira & Associados21.8.2018 16:30Tiedote

Andersen Global continues its expansion in Africa through a Collaboration Agreement with Oliveira & Associados, a law firm based in Angola, founded by Formosa Oliveira in 2016. Andersen Global Chairman and Andersen Tax LLC CEO, Mark Vorsatz, commented, “The economy in Angola is one of the fastest growing in the world, and we are excited about adding this practice in a market that has a strong connection to Portugal and is strategic to our business in Portugal. Oliveira & Associados is an energetic and talented group, and with the addition of Isalcio Mahanjane e Associados in Mozambique last week, we have added key locations in our Portuguese and Iberian strategy.” With headquarters in Luanda, Oliveira & Associados provides legal services to both corporate and individual clients within Africa and globally. “Collaborating with Andersen Global will help us extend our reach as we develop and seamlessly deliver cross-border solutions,” remarked Formosa Oliveira. “With added tax and legal se

Mavenir Introduces RCS Business Messaging Partner Program to Enable MNO’s A2P Revenue Growth21.8.2018 16:00Tiedote

Mavenir, the world’s #1 messaging systems provider and a leader in Rich Communication Services (RCS)—with an 85% market share in North America—today announced its RCS Business Messaging Partner Program with 15 confirmed partners. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180821005089/en/ Mavenir’s RBM Chatbot (Photo: Business Wire) The Mavenir RCS Business Messaging (RBM) solution enables brands, aggregators, content providers, enterprises and MNOs to monetize RCS messaging technologies and provide rich, multimedia end-user experiences from the native messaging application on mobile devices. This global partner program is focused on accelerating the adoption of RCS multimedia messaging by creating a community of industry leading messaging partners to provide MNOs with a compelling business-to-consumer (B2C) messaging channel and become the platform of choice for advertisers, brands, content providers and enterprises to

Dynacor Announces First Quarterly Dividend Payment21.8.2018 15:03Tiedote

Dynacor Gold Mines Inc. (TSX: DNG) (OTC: DNGDF) (Dynacor or the Corporation) is pleased to announce today that its Board of Directors (Board) has approved the initiation of quarterly cash dividends to its shareholders and the declaration of the first cash dividend in the company's history. The dividend of CAD$ 0.01 per common share, is payable on October 1, 2018 to shareholders of record on September 20, 2018. Dynacor is one of the largest ore purchasing processors in Peru. With its new ore processing facility operating at near full capacity, the Corporation is forecasting 2018 to be its best year on record. Dynacor’s stable business model is proven to withstand the volatility of the gold price. The Corporation is free of debt, in a healthy financial situation and working towards its 30th consecutive quarter of profits. President and CEO Jean Martineau states, “Our team has worked very hard to build the Corporation to what it is today. Our solid financial situation and leadership posit

FAA Approves AerTrak for Boeing 757-200 Series Aircraft to Comply with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Operations Mandate21.8.2018 15:00Tiedote

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of AerSale®’s AerTrak™ system on Boeing 757-200 series aircraft (ST04011NY), to comply with the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Operations rule, a critical part of the agency’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Beginning January 1, 2020, the FAA has mandated that aircraft operating in airspace defined by 14 CFR § 91.225 must be equipped with an ADS-B Out system that meets the minimum performance requirements of 14 CFR § 91.227. The FAA approved AerTrak for Boeing 737 NG series aircraft (ST04009NY) earlier this year. ADS-B provides enhanced navigational accuracy using precise tracking via global positioning satellite (GPS) signals. Reducing risk and improving safety, the technology increases navigational coverage, especially in remote areas beyond radar range. Additionally, ADS-B enables more direct flight plans, thereby saving time, costs, an

Smiths Detection Delivers Effective Lithium Battery Detection21.8.2018 11:00Tiedote

Smiths Detection now offers reliable and accurate lithium battery detection as an option on the HI-SCAN 100100V-2is and 100100T-2is scanners, with other conventional X-ray systems to follow. Existing installations can also be upgraded on site. This is the first module from a series of smart and adaptable algorithms for the automatic detection of an ever expanding list of dangerous, prohibited and contraband goods and substances. Taking the deep learning approach, Smiths Detection is collaborating with customers to build a huge library of images from which the algorithms can ‘learn’ to detect many other items. “The lithium battery development follows IATA’s recommendations regarding Dangerous Goods and is aimed mainly at the air cargo sector,” explained Matt Clark, VP Technology & Product Development, Smiths Detection. “It is designed to tackle the tangible threat posed by lithium batteries, which have the potential to ignite when airborne. In addition to extending this option to a full

Avaya Contact Centre Migration Improves Australian Department of Defence Effectiveness and Capability21.8.2018 10:00Tiedote

Protecting the national interest gets a boost from omnichannel communications, as Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE:AVYA) today announced it has been selected as the contact centre technology and services provider by the Australian Department of Defence. The five-year contract will see Defence migrate and consolidate its 14 contact centres – comprising more than 650 personnel and servicing over 40 lines of business – exclusively to the Avaya omnichannel platform. The new solution will enable Defence’s contact centres to be fully unified with all communications channels and associated applications. This omnichannel environment will allow Defence to expand its automation and analytics capabilities, subsequently providing a more efficient and personalised experience for the people who interact with any of the contact centres. When the project is complete, contact centre agents within each operational arm of Defence will have visibility into combined data sets, allowing them to deliver personalis

Uutishuoneessa voit lukea tiedotteitamme ja muuta julkaisemaamme materiaalia. Löydät sieltä niin yhteyshenkilöidemme tiedot kuin vapaasti julkaistavissa olevia kuvia ja videoita. Uutishuoneessa voit nähdä myös sosiaalisen median sisältöjä. Kaikki STT Infossa julkaistu materiaali on vapaasti median käytettävissä.

Tutustu uutishuoneeseemme