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.)
Joseph Dressler – LiveIntent
Joseph has joined the actionable e-mail display ad platform LiveIntent as VP of national sales. He was previously the multi-titled VP of national sales, sponsorship, and advertising at The Competitor Group. He also has an impressive history of working for major publishing muscle including Hearst, Dow Jones and Smart Money. Joseph seems to be like a great fit for the LiveIntent team, he will be joining one of my faves in business and VP of client services there, Steve McLaughlin.
Ben Saren – CO Everywhere
Location and experience-based mobile app CO Everywhere just brought on one of my old friends Ben Saren last month. Ben has been charged with cultivating partnerships and developing out the platform. Some of you may know that name from the past when Ben was co-founder and CEO of Citysquares. He left local for a bit as VP of marketing for Litle and Co. a payments company, but now he’s back and better than ever. He’s looking forward to the Street Fight’s Local Data Summit in Denver in two weeks, so make sure you pull him aside and say hello.
Dave Bussin – PlaceIQ
Dave is coming to PlaceIQ from digital advertising platform Turn. With a long history in sales and business development for Google and Xtopoly it seemed like PlaceIQ was a great place for him to land. Dave just started there as their senior sales director tasked with selling their location intelligence, which enables advertisers to reach and define mobile brand audiences at scale for a wide range of marketing activities.
Susan Wojcicki – YouTube
Google recently appointed SVP of ads and commerce Susan Wojcicki to head up YouTube in an effort to improve ad revenue. The expectation is that Wojcicki will replace Salar Kamangar, whom many are thinking will move into a new role. Initially reported by The Information, there were a couple of reports that Kamangar previously discussed moving to a new role last year after remaining in the same role since 2010.
Peter Naylor – Hulu
Hulu is hoping to reinvigorate its share of online advertising dollars by bringing on some fresh sales talent. The company reportedly will be bringing aboard Peter Naylor as its new SVP of Sales. Most recently known as EVP of sales at NBC News Digital, Naylor has worked across several different areas at the network including entertainment and sports. In his new role, Naylor will be responsible for managing interim head of sales Jim O’Donnell. O’Donnell will soon report to Naylor as VP of West Coast advertising and sales operations.
Plus where to look for jobs now…
— Street Fight is looking for a sales director and a managing editor. Apply here
— The Colorado Springs Independent is looking for a sales manager. Apply here
— Ballantine Communications Inc. is seeking a Sales Manager for their phone directories covering Southwestern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements through this link. The company is also in the market for a director of marketing. Apply here.
— Linkedin is looking for a senior manager of business operations. Apply here
— AT&T is looking for a sales manager. Apply here
— Daily Press is looking to hire a new business development manager for digital services. Apply here
— VendAsta seeks account executives. Apply here.
— Can you do product development work? Contact Oracle about their senior QA analyst role. Apply here
— AOL is looking for a product manager. Apply here
— Yahoo! is looking for a senior business development manager.. Apply here
— Google seeks a channel partner manager – media partnerships. Apply here
— Apple wants to find an operations manager (in Shanghai). Apply here
— Twitter is on the prowl for a marketing operations manager. Apply here.
Plus new talent looking now…
Hyperlocal community editor, publisher, marketer is a strategic problem solver. Over 25 years dailies, weeklies, start-ups, magazines, digital, websites, editing and writing books. New Orleans/Baton Rouge area.
Talented SEO-er Joe Youngblood is on the market in Arlington, TX.
A digital veteran with 20 years of management level sales and marketing experience in digital media, mobile media and consumer technology sectors. She has a strong track record of accomplishment in successfully growing start up and young firms. She’s also been responsible for driving significant revenue growth in divisions of larger, publicly traded companies. Located in the San Francisco Bay area.
Long-time media industry adopter and digitally-savvy mobile marketer and entrepreneur interested in a new opportunity. Chicago based.
Global head of digital product for a major telco in the UK seeks a new role. Over 15 years of experience.
VP of product in California is interested in a new role, over 20 years of varying expertise. Highly recommended.
Social media maven and marketing newbie starting out in Saint Louis MO seeks an entry level role
President of online consulting firm, works with IYP’s & newspapers and eventually moving over to loyalty-based and digital solutions. Willing to relocate from New England.
Director of development in the Boston metro area, with 6 years of business development, customer acquisition, partnership building & product development. Available now..
If you are interested in any of these candidates or you would like to be featured as such, please e-mail me at email@example.com for more information.
Kelly Benish is VP of sales and marketing at Search Influence, a national online marketing firm focused on SMBs and white label online marketing for publishers and media partners who serve them. You can follow her on Twitter @Lokellsearch.