Personals

Allegro Group gets a new PR manager

Naspers’ Allegro Group appointed Michał Bonarowski as a senior PR manager. He will be responsible for creation and implementation of PR strategy for Allegro.pl and selected product categories of the site. Bonarowski is also expected to support the strategic development of Allegro Group PR team competences associated with creating own media. Michał Bonarowski (LinkedIn profile) joined...

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Whatever happened to LesPAC’s English language site for Canada?

In our 2012 “Global Classifieds Annual” (CIR 13.20, Oct. 12, 2012), we reported that the Quebec-based, French language general classified website LesPAC was planning its first ever English-language version for roll out across Canada. We’ve checked in with LesPAC several times since then, but no sign of the English site. So we asked Suzanne Moquin, the company’s CEO, what was up? The...

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CCO of Johnston Press leaves after five months

Neil Jones joined Johnston Press two years ago from News International, where he had been director of commercial strategy. Five months ago he was promoted to chief commercial officer (CCO) of Johnston Press – and now he’s left, The Guardian reported today. (His LinkedIn profile doesn’t reflect the changed situation yet.) As CCO Jones spearheaded the local newspaper group’s...

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Schibsted Classified Media has new director in Hungary

Starting from July 1, Schibsted’s operations in Hungary are managed by a new executive director, Géza Palocsay-Zubor, Hungarian media reported. Géza Palocsay-Zubor (LinkedIn profile here) previously worked as sales director at Sanoma Hungary and at the country’s e-commerce company Arukereso.hu. Schibsted Classified Media, previously headed by Laszlo Budai, sees operations in Hungary as...

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Brain drain at AutoScout24 as both CEOs leave

Alberto Sanz de Lama (right on photo) and André Stark, the two co-CEO’s of auto site AutoScout24 in Germany, vacated their positions today with immediate effect. According to online magazine Autohaus Online (here’s the link to the German report), the two managers left the company “on the best of terms”. Greg Ellis, new CEO of the Scout24 Group, has taken over on an...

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Trade Me loses COO O’Donnell

After 10 years with the company, Mike O’Donnell (known by his nickname, MOD), the COO of Trade Me resigned Tuesday, the leading New Zealand online classified site company announced. The motor division newsletter was named after and written by O’Donnell. MOD’s Motors was hugely successful and demonstrative of the COO’s involvement and passion with the company. O’Donnell’s sense of...

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