NBC.COM SEES HUGE RESPONSE TO 'DUNDER MIFFLIN INFINITY' � OVER 8 MILLION PAGE VIEWS AND OVER 800,000 UNIQUES IN JUST 6 WEEKS
First Scripted Comedy "360" Feature Drives Traffic, Acceptance Rates and Time Spent
BURBANK, Calif. � October 24, 2007 � NBC.com today announced the initial results of its "Office 360" suite of entertainment features. The Dunder Mifflin Infinity site, a social networking site for "The Office" fans, saw over 800,000 unique users coming to view some part of the site, over eight million page views and over 100,000 consumers who signed up to be a part of the virtual work force. The announcements were made by Vivi Zigler, Executive Vice President, NBC Digital Entertainment.
"The ever-growing fan base for 'The Office' has once again demonstrated their love for this show," said Zigler. "We're really excited to see their enthusiastic response to the challenges ranging from creating a branch logo to submitting a trip review for Schrute Farms."
"The Office 360" launched on September 11th, with Dunder Mifflin Infinity (DMI). Fans who register on the site are given positions in the other "branches" of Dunder Mifflin and asked to perform weekly tasks and challenges that tie in to each week's storyline. Winners have already received exclusive signed items from cast members and "SchruteBuck" rewards which they can spend on their virtual desk environments containing many props taken directly from "The Office" set. Additionally, fans can create detailed profiles on the site, creating a community with their "co-workers."
User response to the September 13th DMI newsletter was very strong, with 73% unique open rate and 56% unique click-through rates.
"Office" fans from all over the country will have the chance to get up close and personal with the stars and writers of the show when they gather for "The Office" Convention in Scranton, PA from October 26th to the 28th. Fan events include casino night, autograph signings, performances by the Scrantones, cast Q & A panel, writers block panel, Office Olympic competitions at the street festival and much more. Dunder Mifflin Infinity is the exclusive sponsor of the Office Olympic competitions.