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Openings & New Hires at Locu, Groupon, Patch, Signpost, and More…

Kelly Benish

Openings & New Hires at Locu, Groupon, Patch, Signpost, and More…

There’s lots happening in hyperlocal as the year comes to a close: Locu snags PayPal vet Mok Oh as an adviser, plus lands a hot ex-Googler. Booker brings on a dynamic duo in its hiring spree. Patch sees big moves at the top. And there are some shifts at Groupon and open gigs at Telenav, Signpost, Swipely, Yellowbook, Yelp, and more…

In Superstorm Sandy, GramercyOne Carries on Through the Cloud

Josh McCarter

In Superstorm Sandy, GramercyOne Carries on Through the Cloud

As a provider of cloud based software, GramercyOne, based in lower Manhattan, embraced these systems for internal infrastructure and despite the office and surrounding area being completely offline and inaccessible, all of its mission critical systems, including its SaaS application used by thousands of businesses, was fully operational. Here, CEO Josh McCarter shares his company’s and his personal experiences through the storm and its aftermath.

Case Study: Rural Town’s First Taste of Deals

Stephanie Miles

Case Study: Rural Town’s First Taste of Deals

Ryan DeJong, founder of the gooroo group marketing agency, used Closely to create a series of daily deal offers for the Pineapple Day Spa in Pine Bush, N.Y., (pop. 1,780). DeJong has found that small town customers are just as eager to jump on the daily deal bandwagon as their big city counterparts, and that customers are more responsive to limited-time deals than the generic discount codes spas typically send out in email blasts…