The monetization march has started for Schibsted-owned Blocket's jobs vertical in Sweden. It recently raised the listing price of a single job by 27 percent from SEK 750 (€85 or $117 U.S.) to SEK 950 (€107 or $149 U.S.).
The vertical Blocket Jobb was launched in 2011 and this was the first price increase since the launch.
With 170,000 to 200,000 unique weekly visitors, it is still very cheap
Blocket's CEO Martin Frey got a new top job in Schibsted's classified business. He's now senior vice president of Schibsted Classified Media Northern and Eastern Europe, to which Blocket also belongs.
His place as CEO of Blocket was taken by Jan Prokopec (34), who served as deputy CEO until now and who started his career at Blocket in 2011. Frey will be responsible for Schibsted Classified Medi
South Africa's multimedia and Internet giant, Naspers, named Bob van Dijk as successor to its current CEO Koos Bekker. Bob was the company's most senior ecommerce manager. He'll take over already on April 1.
Before he joined Naspers Van Dijk was COO of Schibsted’s classifieds department and later worked for EBay Germany. Van Dijk holds an MSc Econometrics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a
Aiden O'Byrne joined Ireland's leading online classifieds platform DoneDeal.ie in January, from online ad sales agency Electric Media, where he was account director from 2008. At DoneDeal he is responsible for the commercial partnership strategy (<a href="http://www.linkedin.com/profile
Schibsted surprised the classifieds world today by announcing three new deals, and a business-model shift at one of its most important sites, that make major changes in the world of classifieds in four countries. On one hand they are about consolidation, and on the other they are about defending Schibsted's leading position in classifieds …
Quietly and without any official media statement, Anuntis Segundamano appointed IT entrepreneur and lawyer Sergio Balcells as new general manager of all auto classified platforms of the Schibsted Classifieds Media (SCM) subsidiary in Spain. To round the new start off, the leading auto platform Coches.com relaunched on a faster, more user-centered platform.
Balcells (click <a style="line-
Schibsted's Swedish general classified site Blocket bought the Swedish operation of Axel Springer's job board StepStone (see link in
At an investor meeting in Copenhagen earlier today Trond Berger, chief financial officer of Schibsted, told attendees the transformation of Schibsted into an online business is accelerating and online now contributes 76 percent of its EBITDA (excluding new ventures).
The 27-page presentation (here in English
No surprises at Schibsted Media Group's Q3 results presentation today: The Online classifieds segments increased underlying revenues by 13 percent, 17 percent excluding Spain. Classified websites in the established phase of operations like Finn, Blocket and LebonCoin are still growing, earning good money, the better the markt position, the better the results and margins. There are some runners-up
Swiss media group Tamedia has ambitious goals for its digital revenue share:
Just recently CEO Christoph Tonini announced in an interview with business portal Moneycab that till the end of this decade Tamedia aims to generate a 50 percent of all revenues with its digital segment, to which belong several classifie