Strategy

Schibsted drops the Bikhir brand in Morocco

Detail of the merger of Schibsted-owned Bikhir.ma and Avito.ma, the two leading general classified sites in Morocco, was announced this week, five months after the deal was first signed in February (our report here). The merged site will be called Avito.ma, and it will be headed by Bikhir’s manager Larbi Alaoui Belrhiti, the parties announced… This content is available to Classified...

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Tamedia ready for the global stage

Tamedia Digital, the subsidiary of Swiss media group Tamedia known for established Swiss classifieds such as auto site Car4You.ch, real estate site Homegate.ch, jobs site Jobs.ch, and general platform Tutti.ch, is looking for investment opportunities in (among others) classifieds all over the world, Stefan Steiner, investment scout at Tamedia Digital, confirmed to AIM Group… This content is...

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DealerRater gives online-review tips

In the Driving Employee Engagement with Reviews Webinar hosted by Dealer Communications, DealerRater director of sales Ray Alther offered statistics and guidance about online reviews that are as meaningful for classified and marketplace publishers as they are for auto dealers. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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Elisabeth Barrie: the face behind Schibsted’s new app

At Schibsted mobile development is top priority. That much we heard in no uncertain terms from CEO Rolv Erik Ryssdal during his presentation of Schibsted’s Q2 results last Friday (read our report here). Elisabeth Barrie (photo), a Schibsted veteran with ten years service in the company, is product director and leader of the team developing Schibsted’s new apps. The first new app has...

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Tough time recruiting IT folks? Try beer

In Boston at least, beer has become a hot incentive for local companies who are valiantly competing for new technical staff, and as well concerned about keeping them. Perhaps if you’re a Boston-area recruitment publisher you might want to start soliciting display advertising from beer distributors, for placement near your job ads. It sounds like this guzzling gambit is working for these...

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De Persgroep requests Dutch regulator’s approval to buy Mecom

The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) was requested by Belgian media group De Persgroep Publishing to approve its acquisition of Mecom Group’s assets in the Netherlands and Denmark, Dutch regulator said Thursday (statement in Dutch available here). ACM will examine whether there will be sufficient competition in case the acquisition was approved, and is expected to make a decision...

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