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2011-05-27 03:00:00

LONDON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Josh Mitchell, a 22 year old International Hospitality graduate from UWIC University, Cardiff has today been unveiled as the UK's first official meerkat ambassador, beating five other shortlisted candidates and earning himself 40,000 pounds* for the six month role. The ambassadorial role generated over 1,500 applications around the country and was the brainchild of comparethemeerkat.com founder and best-selling author Aleksandr Orlov. Josh's new role...

2011-05-16 03:00:00

LONDON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Helping to save the planet has just become a whole lot easier for bikers with a cause as motorcyclists can now source greener motorcycle insurance policies for their bike through one of the UK's leading price comparison websites comparethemarket.com. For motorcyclists who want more than just low-cost insurance, the ethical choice is now a reality as The Green Insurance Company has joined the comparethemarket panel of insurers. The Green Insurance...

2011-05-11 03:00:00

LONDON, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Meerkats show off their vocal talents in the latest comparethemeerkat advert, which aired this week. To the melody of the children's song, "The wheels on the bus..." a young meerkat choir sings an impassioned protest song, describing how they have been affected by people searching incorrectly online for comparethemarket and cheap car insurance. The ad, which aired on Sunday 1 May 2011, is the fifth instalment in the latest series of TV and radio...

2011-04-11 03:00:00

LONDON, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- comparethemarket.com, one of the UK's leading price comparison websites, has announced the promotion of Nicola Stubbs, formerly Senior Marketing Planning Manager, to Associate Director of Marketing Communications. Nicola has been with the comparethemarket.com team for over three years and will be responsible for continued creative excellence across all channels of communications. Nicola joined the BGL Group, owners of comparethemarket.com, in July...

2011-04-08 03:00:00

LONDON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The hunt for a UK Ambassador to represent the Meerkat village of Meerkovo was launched today by best selling author and founder of comparethemeerkat.com, Aleksandr Orlov. The six month, home based role will pay 40,000 pounds Sterling, gross, and the successful applicant will become the country's most famous meerkat's first ever, human, UK based Ambassador. The role will be advertised in The Sunday Times, The Times and The Guardian this week with...

2011-02-12 03:00:00

LONDON, Feb. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend fans of the popular comparethemeerkat.com campaign will be treated to a whole new 20 second advert, featuring the local meerkat school and its meerpups. The advert, shot as an investigative documentary, reports that the pupils cannot use their new computer because the site they want to access, comparethemeerkat.com, is being overloaded by UK visitors looking for cheap car insurance. The ad, which airs on 13 February, is the third...

2011-02-04 03:00:00

LONDON, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- comparethemarket.com, one of the UK's leading price comparison websites, is pleased to welcome Virgin Money to its panel for car and home insurance products. Virgin, with over 2.5 million customers already, will bring its expertise and product range to the comparison website. Both brands offer similar assurances on great value and better deals, all while offering customers a quick and easy user experience. Virgin Money combines cover to suit...

2011-01-25 03:00:00

LONDON, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- comparethemeerkat.com founder, Aleksandr Orlov, has today announced that he is looking for a UK town to be twinned with his suffering village, Meerkovo. The Russian meerkat village is the focus of the latest comparethemeerkat.com television commercials. Aleksandr is launching the campaign to raise awareness of the plight of Meerkovo, which continues to suffer as people who are looking for cheap car insurance on comparethemarket.com are visiting his...

2011-01-20 03:00:00

LONDON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- comparethemeerkat.com founder Aleksandr Orlov today unveils the second instalment of his new advertising campaign today, which explores the meerkat village of Meerkovo. The new advert introduces meerkat fans to two new villagers, Igor and Grigor, who are residents of the Silver Tail residential home. The latest ad is part of a wider campaign, launched on 1st January 2011, where Aleksandr has turned documentary film maker to highlight the plight of...

2011-01-19 03:00:00

LONDON, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The UK's love of meerkats has been demonstrated once again with online visitors flocking to a new digital meerkat village, meerkovo.com. After just a few days of going live, the new site - which showcases comparethemeerkat.com founder Aleksandr Orlov's home town of Meerkovo - is already attracting tens of thousands of visitors daily. This follows the success of Aleksandr's autobiography, A Simples Life, which became a Sunday Times bestseller....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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