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Johnston Press launches TheSmartList

Johnston Press launches TheSmartList

Seemingly optimistic about the chances of exiting recession U.K. regional publisher Johnston Press has announced a fixed-price recruitment service aimed at helping employers ramp up headcount in a hurry for less money.The idea is that rather than have varying costs for filling vacancies the fees will be fixed for a pre-screened shortlist targeting mid-level jobs.Joe Slavin, Managing Direct


Experian details all U.K. homes

Experian details all U.K. homes

Experian, the financial information company best known for its personal credit profiles, now offers a database of information on every one of the U.K.'s 24 million privately-owned properties.The database is the first of its kind in the country and the aim is to help insurance companies and lenders get a clearer view of an individual's assets.  To do that it combines surveyor data, valuations,


Rightmove rolls out Market Intelligence campaign

Rightmove rolls out Market Intelligence campaign

The latest campaign from U.K. market leader Rightmove sees the property portal leverage the wealth of local knowledge it can access thanks to its agency clients.  The so-called Market Intelligence campaign features interactive video that helps users access price trends, market yields, and local tips based on postal codes.As Rightmove Director Miles Shipside puts it: “In a market where new sell


Dating meets renting with Faceroom.co.uk?

Dating meets renting with Faceroom.co.uk?

Londoners looking for flatmates can now browse candidates by their pictures with the newly launched Faceroom.co.uk. Faceroom is a free service currently for London only and available in five languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian), since it clearly targets the student and migrant worker sectors trying to find accommodation in


Auto Trader to cease printing

Auto Trader to cease printing

Auto Trader has long been an institution in the U.K. and the cars classifieds paper still sells some 87,000 copies a week but Trader Media Group has announced that the print title will be axed. This follows figures for last year that show a slump in advertising revenues for print from £44.1m to £27.8m. Trader Media's Chief Executive John King predicted the end of the print edition within a year an



Sly Bailey leaves Trinity Mirror six months early

Embattled Trinity Mirror chief executive Sly Bailey has left the U.K. newspaper group a full half year earlier than originally planned with her role being taken by group finance director Vijay Vaghela while the company searches for a full time replacement.Industry commentators have been quick to point out that the move is linked to the change in chairmanship from Sir Ian Gibson to David Grigso


Nestoria News launches

Nestoria News launches

There's nothing new about news on property portal sites but Nestoria U.K. has added a gentle Twitter twist in the form of Nestoria News which combs the Twittersphere for U.K. property news and reposts it on site. Naturally a simple retweeting would be little more than an exercise in content scraping so Nestoria aims to add value by means of an algorithm which selects the 20 most important tweeps f


New entry for U.K. property market

New entry for U.K. property market

Ever since the announcement of the DPG/Zoopla merger the talk in the U.K. property portal market has been of little else other than whether the newly merged group has what it takes to tip top dog Rightmove from its throne.So it makes a nice change to be able to report a little fresh blood on the scene in the form of newly launched NeedaProperty.com.The baby of former estate agents Scott Green


U.K. online jobs on the up according to Monster

U.K. online jobs on the up according to Monster

The pundits may be warning of double dip recession but the Monster Employment Index U.K. shows a three per cent increase in online job opportunities year-over-year with  a 20 per cent rise in engineering jobs going a long way to buoying the figures. Surprisingly, despite dire warnings of belt-tightening the public sector is also rebounding strongly with 14 per cent growth.Julian Acquari, Managin


DMGT’s digital advertising to exceed print in 5 years

DMGT’s digital advertising to exceed print in 5 years

The U.K.'s Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) group would once have been blithely described as a newspaper group with a flagship daily (the Daily Mail) and a stable of regional papers (Northcliffe). Yet the group's Finance Director Stephen Daintith has not only said that revenue for digital advertising will surpass print within 5 years, but that the power for this will come from a mix of the Mail



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