Tag: Personals



Lawrence Wambua joins BuyRentKenya

Lawrence Wambua, who had been an AIM Group team member for some months, joined BuyRentKenya.com as Business Development Manager. We thank him for his contributions and wish him good luck with his new job! BuyRentKenya, which was established in May 2012, is a small, but growing real estate portal in the country. It was recently honored for excellence and ach



Leboncoin boss jokes (?) about new launch

When Olivier Aizac, managing director of French classifieds giant Leboncoin, was interviewed on the radio station Europe 1 recently, he joked (we think) about a new venture for the site - dating. "We have already heard stories of romances; of couples who came together when buying or selling and fell in love at the moment they opened the door. People have got in touch with us saying they got tog


Gabriele Ottino - new digital strategist at Tamedia

Tamedia appoints new digital strategy head

Swiss media company Tamedia has appointed Gabriele Ottino as new digital strategy head in July. Ottino will report directly to Christoph Brand, who is responsible since October 2012 for the Digital Business segment, which includes several important online classifieds portals. [caption id="attachment_38762" align="alignleft" width="336"]

Online prostitution-ad revenue crosses Craigslist benchmark

Online prostitution-ad revenue crosses Craigslist benchmark

Revenue from U.S. online prostitution advertising totaled $45 million in the 12 months ended in May, surpassing a benchmark set when Craigslist abandoned its adult services section in September 2010. For the first time, the estimated 12-month revenue generated on five websites tracked by the AIM Group has exceeded the $44.6 million a year that Craigslist alone made from selling ads for escorts


All Change At The Top For Evenbase

All Change At The Top For Evenbase

U.K. Job board giant Evenbase  has announced that chief executive officer and founder of the group, Keith Potts, is to become chairman of the group, making way for new CEO Ian Hanson. Potts, who founded the UK’s first generalist online job board, Jobsite.co.uk, which was acquired by DMGT in 2004, said that



FriendScout24 COO changes partners

Jörg Rahmer, chief operating officer (COO) of FriendScout24.de, has resigned and will leave the employ of FriendScout24 at the end of September to take up the position of managing director at software developer Allplan on Oct. 1. The search for his successor is on, FriendScout24 said. Rahmer


Revenue from online prostitution ads steady in April

Revenue from online prostitution ads steady in April

Revenue from U.S. online prostitution advertising totaled $5.1 million in April, a 56 percent increase compared with the same month in 2012. Nearly all of the increase is due to rate increases at Backpage.com, which generated $4.4 million from online prostitution ads in April, about the same as the previous month but 68 percent more than the $2.6 million generated in April 2012. Despite the


De Persgroep stocks up on expertise

De Persgroep stocks up on expertise

After the acquistion of AutoTrack.nl, the biggest auto portal in the Netherlands, from Mecom Group (here), Dutch media group De Persgroep now strengthened its top management cadre with the appointment of Jeroen Verkroost (44) as new chief digital officer (CDO). [caption id="attachment_35067" align=


Monthly revenue from online prostitution ads crosses $5 million

Monthly revenue from online prostitution ads crosses $5 million

Monthly revenue from U.S. online prostitution advertising exceeded $5 million for the first time in March. The March total of $5.1 million on five tracked websites was 4.2 percent higher than the February total and 61.1 percent higher than March 2012. The large year-over-year gain is due to recent increases in the prices of escort and body-rub listings on Backpage.com. The monthly total is m


Online marketing specialist new CMO at Scout24 Switzerland

Online marketing specialist new CMO at Scout24 Switzerland

By Cristina Costa   Swiss Scout24 Schweiz AG, the joint-venture classifieds company of Ringier Digital AG and German Deutsche Telekom has announced a replacement in its board of directors. The company has appointed Andreas Schrag, who will replace Frank Gerber as new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In the press note Scout24