Tag: Insiders


Celine Matthiessen named BIA/Kelsey VP, insights & analysis

Celine Matthiessen named BIA/Kelsey VP, insights & analysis

BIA/ Kelsey senior analyst Celine Matthiessen, has been promoted to Vice President, Insights and Analysis for the local-media research and service firm. Here's the announcement: 

BIA/Kelsey Promotes Celine Matthiessen to Vice President, Insights and Analysis

CHANTILLY, Va. (Dec. 17, 2013) – BIA/Kelsey, advisor to companies in the local



John Dyer to be Cox president, CEO

Effective Jan 1, 2014, Cox Enteprises COO John Dyer will be promoted to president and CEO of the media group that owns Auto Trader.com, Kelley Blue Book, Kudzu and Cox Communications. Dyer first joined Cox in 1977.

Here's the announcement: 

Cox Enterprises Announces John Dyer as President and CEO of Cox Enterprises, Inc. as of Janu


Patch co-founder Jon Brod leaving AOL

Patch co-founder Jon Brod leaving AOL

Jon Brod, who helped Tim Armstrong found Patch, is going to be leaving AOL in early 2014, All Things Digital and others are reporting. Brod is going to involve himself in a startup, according to ATD sources, though he hasn't divulged anything about his new firm. Brod's current title is EVP, Ventures at AOL.


PureCars acquires Tentail, hires new CTO

PureCars acquires Tentail, hires new CTO

Auto-valuation firm PureCars has acquired online ad management firm Tentail, making Tentail's co-founder Adam Phillips the new PureCars chief technology officer. PureCars helps car shoppers determine which pre-owned car is the best deal. With the new acquisition, it will additionally help dealers market to these prospective buyers. Here's the announcement:

PureCars Announces Chief


Redfin losing 3 executives, perhaps not replacing them

Redfin losing 3 executives, perhaps not replacing them

Redfin's chief marketing officer Tom Vogl, a 2012 hire, is leaving the technology-focused brokerage December 1. Two seven-year Redfin veterans - Matt Goyer, VP of marketing, and Bryan Selner, VP of product -are vacating their jobs as well. While Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman told GeekWire that the

Facebook to hone in on auto advertising with new hire from Google

Facebook to hone in on auto advertising with new hire from Google

Facebook has hired Michelle Morris, seven-year automotive management director at Google, to help lead auto sales on the social network. Morris will target auto manufacturers, to woo and keep them advertising there. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, in the firm's Q3 earnings call, said that auto has not been a strong vertical for the platform, but that's going to change. The social-media giant plans


Former NBC exec named first IAB Publisher in Residence

Former NBC exec named first IAB Publisher in Residence

Helping publishers evolve to successful interactive marketplaces will be the role of  the first Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Publisher in Residence, Peter Naylor.  IAB board chair for a year, Naylor is the former EVP of sales for NBC News Digital. Here's the announcement:

Digital Media Pioneer Peter Naylor To Serve As First IAB Publisher-in-Residence

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RealtyTrac hires David Towers as SVP of revenue generation, operations

RealtyTrac hires David Towers as SVP of revenue generation, operations

Former WetSeal and RazorFish executive David Towers has been named SVP of revenue generations and operations for foreclosure specialist RealtyTrac.  He'll oversee the listing and service site's call center operations, its website, and its monetization efforts. Here's the announcement:

RealtyTrac Hires David Towers as Senior Vice President of Revenue Generation and Operations