Every two weeks, Search Influence’s Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. (Plus, scroll down for jobs on offer now.)
Margie Barclay — Advance Digital
Margie Barclay recently made the shift from working as Yodle‘s director of partnerships and business development to become Advance Digital’s new director of SEM/SEO sales. As a seasoned sales and business expert whose career experience also includes streamlining product and process for Webvisible, AT&T Advertising Solutions, and BellSouth Advertising and Publishing, it seems there was no better fit for Advance Digital. In her free time, Margie enjoys participating in highly difficult endurance-based races such as the Spartan Beast and Tough Mudder, which simply reinforces her resilience and determination.
Brad Moore — InnerWorkings
Jack-of-all-trades Brad Moore oversaw a huge group of media properties including RedEye, Chicago Magazine, TheMash, TribLocal, The Onion and Metromix.com, as well as other niche publications as VP of business development for the Chicago Tribune Media Group. After five years of building revenue and developing strategy, Brad left the company to spearhead M&A, new business, and investor relations as vice president of corporate development at InnerWorkings, a company that provides print and production solutions to brands.
Barry Judge, Chad Fowler — LivingSocial
Barry Judge, formerly Best Buy‘s CMO, was appointed last week LivingSocial’s chief marketing officer. It looks like he nailed the Best Buy slogan “Thousands of Possibilities. Get Yours” in a literal sense when he decided to power himself “off” its payroll and head to the deal giant. Many are speculating that he might be the life preserver that LivingSocial needs to revitalize its marketing and revenue strategy; he brings his rather impressive track record of helping Fortune 50 companies blow up (in a good way.) Meanwhile, the company’s SVP of technology, Chad Fowler, decided to leave the country and head to Berlin! Chad joined LivingSocial two years ago, as part of the InfoEther acquisition. Although still close with his colleagues, Chad decided to say nein to staying with the troubled daily deals company, opting to move to Germany to become CTO at a technology start-up and follow his personal dream of living overseas. Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Chad and family!
Denise Chudy — The Weather Channel
This just in: Sales and advertising maven Denise Chudy is sweeping across the nation as VP of sales strategy on the hyperlocal platform for The Weather Channel. Since her past work history includes C-level roles at Google, MTV Networks, Viewpoints, and most recently serving as founder of marketing firm Digital Footprint, it’s safe to say the forecast will be calling for monetary rain: dollars and cents just pouring out of the sky for The Weather Channel going forward. Make it rain, Denise!
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Kelly Benish is VP of sales and marketing at Search Influence, a national online marketing firm focused on SMB’s and white label online marketing for publishers and media partners who serve them. You can follow her on Twitter @Lokellsearch.