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.)
Veronica Sheeran – Turner Broadcasting
Turner Broadcasting has made some swift moves lately. The company snapped up Veronica Sheehan in an evolving role as senior vice president of their global network with a focus on the technology and studio operations for TBS, Inc. In addition to Sheehan, TBS also brought on Dawn Simonton as their vice president for network partnerships. Both will be charged with network expansion and profitability.
Kevin Flaherty – WhitePages
Over the past year, WhitePages has funneled into the B2B market. The company recently hired Kevin Flaherty as its first CMO to help boost its efforts. In October, WhitePages Pro was launched when the company realized that 30% of their monthly visitors are businesses. Pro grants multi-location businesses demographic data about their customers to help improve customer service and engagement levels.
Mari Tangredi – 4INFO
CloudPrime co-founder Mari Tangredi has recently joined 4INFO, the rapidly growing technology company solving mobile attribution for national brand advertisers. Tangredi joins as senior vice president of strategic alliances and corporate development to help grow the platform and fuel technology adoption. Tangredi is charged with creating new partnerships, driving revenue growth and leading potential merger-and-acquisition activity.
David Marcus – Facebook
The former leader of eBay’s fast-growing payments unit PayPal, David Marcus, is moving on to Facebook to take the role of VP of messaging products. Under Marcus’ direction, PayPal raised brand awareness dramatically and even developed mobile wallet as a retail-facing POS and usable tool for consumers. Facebook is at the pinnacle of some pretty exciting developments in messaging with the recent acquisition of WhatsApp for a cool $19 billion.
Tom Dowdy – Mobee
Retail industry veteran Tom Dowdy has joined Mobee as SVP of business development to drive growth following some recent developments to the mobile crowdsourcing and retail intelligence platform. Dowdy is a seasoned CPG sales and marketing executive who joins Mobee from Gigwalk where he served as retail and brands general manager. Dowdy is well known in the retail industry for founding National In-Store in 1994 and serving as CEO until the firm was sold to Omnicom in 2007.
Plus where to look for jobs now….
Many legacy media companies looking for sales managers in the midwest, Texas and several other US markets. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Stealth startup on the west coast seeks a CTO with experience in coding, POS and IT; for more info e-mail me directly. email@example.com
A director partner development needed for a video company. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
A dozen enterprise sales roles in 10 – 15 US markets. Email email@example.com for more details.
Plus new talent looking now….
Video advertising sales leader based in Los Angeles seeks a new role.
This lady has over 20 years in franchise experience, role must be located in the Southwest region of the US.
Seasoned talent in broadcasting, over 15 years of experience interested in growing a video ad platform play.
Global head of digital product for a major telco in the UK seeks a new role. Over 15 years of experience.
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.
The perfect digital sales manager in Reno Nevada, history in the newspaper publishing arena. Ready to roll over to a new opportunity.
Senior classifieds sales director in Boston, ready to throw in the towel and try something new.
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
Long-time media industry adopter and digitally-savvy mobile marketer and entrepreneur interested in a new opportunity. Chicago based.
The former Head of digital SME advertising products for a major EU telco is exploring opportunities for his next venture.
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.
If you are interested in any of these candidates or you would like to be featured as such, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.