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KBB.com launches webinar series

KBB.com launches webinar series

Kelley Blue Book is launching a new ProfitDriver webinar series. The first webinar will highlight “Maximizing Online Lead Generation and Sales Using Kelley Blue Book's LeadDriver.” Dates are: March 3, March 6, March 11, March 17 or March 23.

Up next: “Understanding and Using Kelley Blue Book Values to Close More Sales,” “The Benefits of KBB.com Advertis


Wilhite new CEO of Jumpstart Automotive Media

Wilhite new CEO of Jumpstart Automotive Media

Steve Wilhite is the new president & CEO of San Francisco-based Jumpstart Automotive Media. Wilhite, a veteran auto marketer who worked at Volkswagen and Nissan, joined Jumpstart as president in mid 2008. CEO and founder Mitch Lowe is leaving for an extended sabbatical. Wilhite will report to Alain Lemarchand, president and CEO, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. which own Jumpstart.


New study looks at where companies recruit employees

New study looks at where companies recruit employees

CareerXroads released its annual Source of Hire study yesterday. The 8th annual free study, subtitled “What Happened in 2008 and What It Means for 2009,” looks at how corporate staffing functions measure and report sources of hires for the openings they fill.

Highlights from the study include:

- Internal transfers and promotions were 38.8 percent of all the ful



European publishers chase smarter, slimmer products

By Michael van Wijngaarden Cutbacks, takeovers and layoffs are the most common news coming from European publishers these days and every publisher tries to keep its head above water in different ways... This content is available free to Classified Intelligence Report clients. In a further attempt to slim down, the nearly bankrupt Mecom Group ann



YouTube allows some partners to charge for downloads

YouTube is now allowing a select number of its partners to charge users for downloads. Most videos in the current test are currently charging about $1 each. Payment is made via Google Checkout. The partner can also decide how the downloadable video will be licensed to the user - whether it will b


AutoUpLinkUSA opens Seattle market

AutoUpLinkUSA opens Seattle market

Brian O’Kelly is the newest market partner for AutoUpLinkUSA, which makes inventory data and vehicle image acquisition software. O’Kelly opens up the Seattle market for company, its 8th new market in the last 12 months. AutoUpLinkUSA now services auto retailers in 37 states. There are 1,400 AutoUpLinkUSA dealership customers.

O'Kelly founded CheckMedia, publisher of the S



Innovation from Rust at Inland exec confab

SAN ANTONIO, Texas --- Great sessions and surprisingly strong turnout this week for the Inland Press Association Key Executives Conference along the delightful Riverwalk here.

One of the great “up and coming” executives I’ve seen twice in the past few weeks is Jim Maxwell, VP of operations of Rust Communications. Rust is doing lots of innovative things for small-mar



Quotes of the day from Inland Press Assoc conference

Quotes of the day from the Inland Press Association Key Executives Conference in San Antonio this week:

--- “Just two years ago the concern of the industry was the major metros, and the thinking was the community newspapers, the smaller papers, were insulated from the problems. No more.” --- Doug Franklin, Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

--- Bill Watson of the Po



Local mobile search ads $1.3 billion by 2013

U.S. local mobile search advertising will hit $1.3 billion by 2013--up from just $20 million in 2008, according to a new study by The Kelsey Group. That’s a 130 percent annual growth rate, significantly more than the 81 percent annual increase the company expects for overall mob