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Jobs site BrighterMonday ditches freemium model

One Africa Media’s BrighterMonday switched from the freemium model to charging SME’s and companies for listing vacancies, and so generate more revenue for the eight-year-old jobs site. Backed financially by Australia’s Seek, One Africa Media (OAM) was never a big advocate of the freemium model for BrighterMonday, as championed by its popular Cheki auto site, but tried its hands...

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CareerBuilder 2014 revenue gains slight

CareerBuilder’s advertising sales team had a prosperous though not celebratory fourth quarter and full year 2014.  While the recruitment giant is no longer reporting the ad sales generated by its newspaper affiliates, a company spokesperson told the AIM Group that its own team generated $181 million in global revenue for Q4 and $713 million for the year. In North America alone Q4 sales...

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Digital lifts print doldrums Down Under

Digital sales have helped soothe the sting, as newspaper and print circulation continued to slide in the latest figures from the Audited Media Association of Australia (AMAA), with print down 8.49 percent in the three months to December 2014, the last in a string of five consecutive audits showing losses in hard copy circulation. At the same time digital sales as part of total masthead sales...

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Fairfax Media banks on agents

blackjack games As predicted Fairfax Media has embraced the successful agent equity model of its new acquisition, Metro Media Publishing, rolling out a new classifieds advertising business on a national basis. According to media reports, the first states which are up for agent incorporation to the business are NSW and Queensland. Fairfax bought MMP in January for $56 million (AUD$72million),...

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More light on the Immonet/Immowelt merger

The merger of German real estate sites Immonet and Immowelt was announced yesterday (our report here). The media statement (here) left several questions unanswered. Such as, what does “merger” mean in this context? Our efforts to get clarity from Axel Springer have only been partly successful… This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more...

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CareerCloud debuts job aggregator app

CareerCloud, creator of  Twitter-based JobCritters and the InstaJob and Talent XRay mobile apps, has just announced Jobmaster. This new IOS app aggregates more than 1,000 recruitment listing sites, and lets job seekers search by country, state or industry.  While this portion is free, there are two 99-cent versions to filter by niche or by state. The Android version of Jobmaster is expected...

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