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 May 27, 2013
Kevin O'Connor Visits Angie?s List

David: From angieslist.com and written by Meranda Watling:

O?Connor participated in a Twitter Chat answering home improvement questions from Angie?s List followers and then helped Angie?s List employees kick off a week of car building in anticipation of the seventh annual Angie?s List Soapbox Derby.

Angie?s List is one of the underwriting sponsors for Ask This Old House, on which the show?s hosts and crew of expert contractors answer viewer questions and help complete projects on their homes.

?Ask This Old House is doing house calls at two homes in Indianapolis for electrical and plumbing projects,? O?Connor says. ?We wanted to be here and meet the employees and see Angie?s List while we were here.?

Jillian McIntyre, media buyer for Angie?s List, says beyond sponsoring the show, the two brands partner together at various home shows, and Angie?s List advertises in the This Old House magazine.

Michael Burton, vice president of television operations at This Old House, says the show uses the List to find contractors for projects around the country.

?This is a great relationship for us,? he says. ?We both want to help home remodelers and Do It Yourselfers get good information and do their projects well.?

That?s why some Angie?s List employees say they love the show.

?I?ve learned a lot by watching this show for years,? says advertising sales representative Chris McDonald, who?s renovated his home. ?Their workmanship is phenomenal.?

Account manager Andrea Lewis also watched the shows for years and took a break from the day to get an autograph and snap a photo with O?Connor. ?I know Angie?s List is a sponsor of the show and it?s watched by so many people, so I was excited to meet him,? she says.

In addition to the projects in Indianapolis, the upcoming season of Ask This Old House will feature projects from various cities, from the Gulf Coast to Albuquerque. The season premieres in October, along with a special season of This Old House that follows three homes along the Jersey coastline as they rebuild after Superstorm Sandy struck last year.