In a new campaign entitled "Project: Real People" Yahoo! Personals will feature singles who are currently using the service to connect and communicate with prospective dates. According to a market research performed by the Company on a focus group: "nearly 70 percent of singles felt most advertisement models were unreal, impersonal and unattainable." In the press release, Katie Mitic, vice president and general manager for Yahoo! Personal said:
"Building loyalty through being responsive to customer needs and helping singles feel comfortable within a dating community are key elements to success in the online dating industry. 'Project: Real People' illustrates Yahoo! Personals' commitment to creating a high-quality environment for singles to meet and interact -- the campaign also brings online dating to life in a way that has never been done before."