Hamburg, 27 January 2014 – XING, the leading online business network in German-speaking countries, is continuing its strong member growth. In mid-January 2014, XING passed the 7 million-member mark in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Around 600,000 members are registered in Austria and Switzerland respectively. XING has 14.1 million members worldwide. According to the IVW, in December 2013 XING recorded over 31.46 million visits for the first time ever, with more than a third of those visits coming from its iPhone and Android apps.
Thomas Vollmoeller, CEO at XING AG, said: “The year has started really well for us. We’re very happy to have passed the 7 million-member mark in German-speaking countries right at the start of this year. Our member growth shows that a lot of people set great store on their business network, especially during the transitional phase our labour market is currently seeing. Our aim is for our members to have a better working life, no matter what people perceive that to be.”
At the end of December XING launched a widespread campaign on various German TV stations under the motto “Für alle, die arbeiten. Und leben.” The campaign involves four stories which tell how XING helps people to develop their career or create a positive work-life balance. Each ad focuses on people and their individual lifestyles, not on optimising their career from a purely economic perspective. The TV campaign is based on our new claim, “For a better working life”.
XING is the social network for business professionals. More than 14 million members worldwide – over 7 million of whom are based in German-speaking countries – use XING to boost their business, job, and career. XING is a platform where professionals from all kinds of different industries can meet up, find jobs, colleagues, new assignments, cooperation partners, experts and generate business ideas. Members can meet and exchange views in over 50,000 specialist groups, while also getting together at networking events. The platform is operated by XING AG, which was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 2003, has been publicly listed since 2006, and listed on the TecDAX since September 2011. In December 2010, XING acquired amiando AG, a Munich-based company and Europe’s leading provider of online event management and ticketing. The acquisition of kununu GmbH, the leading platform for employer reviews in German-speaking countries, allows XING to extend its position as the social recruiting market leader. Please visit www.xing.com for more information.