Openings and New Hires at Bing, Inside Sales, Access Communications

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Every two weeks, 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.)

Duane Forrester – Microsoft/Bing
Sixty days ago, Microsoft was laying off employees in mass quantity and decided to let Duane Forrester go. Duane was a representation of the Bing brand to many — the voice and personality for them even as he was their Webmaster outreach manager. After a little time away, last week Duane announced plans to return to Bing in a role similar to his previous gig. Once he left, his many followers came to his defense and voiced their dismay on his abrupt departure. Microsoft ended up saying “baby come back.”

Bill McIntyre – Ketchum
Bill McIntyre was recently brought on as Ketchum’s director. In the past he was an EVP at Edelman where he managed digital and traditional public affairs. Both roles are based in Washington and in his free time, Bill is an adjunct professor at Georgetown. He’s also the former NRA chief national spokesman and was featured in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and PR Week. It sounds like Ketchum’s certainly caught the right one for the role!

Stanford Bonnemort – Inside Sales
Stanford Bonnemort recently left Orange Soda as their senior director of enterprise marketing to join Inside Sales, a SaaS-based sales acceleration platform. I had the pleasure of getting to know “Stan the man” a few years ago while he was at Orange Soda and he did a great job of working the room and networking at conferences. All the best to him in his new transition.

Nancy Blair – Access Communications
Nancy Blair was recently named vice president of content at Access Communications where she will be charged with curating and editing PR-related content. She’s been an editor for almost twenty years and most recently had been technology editor at USA Today. While at USA Today, she was also a personal finance editor. Before that role, she was an editor at Gannett and The Journal News.

Jennifer Warren – At Home
Jennifer Warren has been named CMO at At Home (the store formerly known as Garden Ridge). She was most recently CMO at Radio Shack, a leading national retailer of consumer electronics, and technology products and services. Prior to RadioShack, Jennifer’s experience includes developing strategy and building top tier brands and businesses through multi-channel marketing solutions. Brands Include: Samsung, Dell, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Kinko’s, Dial, Land Rover, Charles Schwab, Southwest Airlines, Chili’s, Hallmark, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and Zales.


Plus where to look for jobs now….

Soleo is hiring software developers, a web developer, and digital media account manager, among other roles. Apply here.

Where2getit is hiring for almost a dozen roles, check it out and apply here.

Review Trackers is in search of a VP of business development and senior sales executive. Apply here.

Location3 is hiring all kinds of roles, check it out and apply here.

Localvox is looking for a director of business development as well as a director of marketing. Apply here.

Colony Logic is looking for a business development director. Apply here

PlaceIQ is looking for a VP of business development in NYC. Apply here.

Comporium seeks an SEO expert in the Carolinas. Apply here

Ping4, a hyperlocal mobile app in the government/public safety market seeks BD talent in the greater Boston area. Apply here

eBay is in search of a senior product manager. Apply here.

CivicScience is on the hunt for strong sales folks with national brand experience. You could live in Pittsburgh or somewhere else as long as you know your stuff! Apply here.

Fixya is also on the prowl for a product manager. Apply here.

Placed, the local insight and targeting source  is looking for a Seattle-based director of marketing. Apply here


Plus new talent looking now….

Washington D.C. based talent looking for an executive or senior sales leadership position in a progressive, growth-oriented environment, preferably with equity potential. Well versed in consulting with over 16 years of experience at a powerful market research firm.

I have a CMO in the Bay Area looking for a C-Level role in the location-specific business, he’s looking for a similar role at an up and coming / somewhat established startup in the Bay Area.

L.A.- based talent seeking director / GM level roles in either product management or product marketing within the online advertising and marketing space. She has 15 years of experience.

Seasoned talent in broadcasting, over 15 years of experience interested in growing a video ad platform play.

Over 20 years in franchise experience, role must be located in the Southwest region of the US.

This guy has years of SEO / SMO / PPC experience in the Charlotte-Metro Area.

Experienced online marketing / sales professional in the Pittsburgh area.

Seasoned sales leader with 20 years of management experience out of Charlotte, NC for hire.

Veteran in the digital media and paid advertising space. He’s located in Seattle and looking to move yesterday. He has the know-how and experience to bring the next company very far.

Detroit-based product and marketing leader with 15 years of experience.

If you are interested in any of these candidates or you would like to be featured as such, please e-mail me at [email protected] for more information.

Kelly Benish is VP of publisher development at CivicScience. You can follow her on Twitter @Lokellsearch.

Kelly is Global VP of Strategic Partnerships at Uberall