Nov 2012 21

Exciting times for Mark as he unleashed his new business,

Here is the press release relating to the launch…

Mark Pearson, the founder of the UK’s most popular discount voucher code website, has decided to pursue a passion of his and launch a design-orientated website that promises users huge savings on fashion, interiors, gardening and food and drink, with launch collections including the likes of Calvin Klein, Dolce and Gabbana and French Connection.

Pearson is launching having already had more than quarter of a million people sign up using the site’s placeholder signup page. Once signed up, the site has been offering users cash to use on the site as credit by referring friends.

The site will give users up to 75% off handpicked exclusive sales, showcasing popular brands and great designs for the home and wardrobe.

The success of led to the launch of more than a dozen international variants under Pearson’s company Markco Media, helping millions of people save hundreds of millions of pounds. Markco Media has built a database of more than 4.5 million discount-savvy members of public within the UK.

Using the discount platforms as a springboard, Markco Media is launching with a £1m budget, ensuring no expense is spared in terms of the products and team built to source them. The project has received no external funding.

The team, including buyers who bring a wealth of product-hunting experience, include professionals from the likes of Harrods, Net a Porter and the Arcadia Group.

Shoppers will find items from brands such as Calvin Klein, Dolce and Gabbana and French Connection forming part of the launch range. From festive decorations to designer gifts, the team has pulled out all the stops to deliver discounted collections from brands not traditionally associated with sales.

Mark Pearson, founder of had the following to say,

“Saving consumers money has always been a huge passion of mine and now I’m in a position to launch a site that delivers designer home and wardrobe collection savings, I’m very excited.

He continued,

“The team I’ve built and the money I’m putting into it has already started reaping rewards given the incredible number of signups we had, before so much as listed one product. To have so many people signed up and excited about the launch is very promising. We’re confident we’ll have the products to grow and keep consumers coming back.”

This post was written by Andy, part of the Markco Media team.

Oct 2012 17

Digital Entrepreneur Awards Winner Mark Pearson

Brilliant news has just reached us that, at a glamorous ceremony in Manchester, Mark was named Digital Entrepreneur of the Year at the Digital Entrepreneur awards.

Mark was up against some real heavyweights from the digital sector including: Clive Bridgeman, Gas-n-Go Limited, William Muir, Limelight Software Limited, John Straw, Linkdex, and Polly Gowers OBE, Everyclick.

The judges were particularly impressed by the rapid growth of Markco Media along with the positive impact that Mark has had on the digital media landscape.

As ever, Mark was quick to praise his team of employees and thank them for the role that they played in helping him win the award.

More to come on the story…

Written by Andy from the Markco Media team.