World news releases

Daily Mail merges classified and display teams

Mail Advertising, the commercial arm of The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, has merged its classified and display advertising sales teams in a group restructure. The combined team of 120 people in London and 16 in Scotland and Manchester offices will be led by Rosemary Gorman, the group’s advertising director. The restructure follows an internal review conducted by Boston Consulting Group,...

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Auto Trader to launch major TV campaign

Auto Trader is launching a £6.5 million ($10 million U.S.) television advertising campaign on the day after Christmas to highlight the online features it offers to help people find their perfect autos. The TV advert called ‘Searchers’ shows people from a young age looking and observing, leading to older people using the same observation skills to admire the autos which suit them...

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Housing.com gets $90 million

In a year when Indian online real estate classifieds websites have been raking in big bucks, it’s going to be a sunnier Christmas for Mumbai-based Locon Solutions Pvt. Ltd., promoters of Housing.com. The map-based house hunting website, which was started by 12 graduates of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in 2012, has received a financial injection of $90 million from...

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Uber Banned in Spain

A judge in Madrid has temporarily banned Uber from operating in Spain. CNN reported the ban was in response to a complaint by the Madrid taxi association, which is now expected now to file a formal lawsuit after gathering more documents and information. Uber has faced protests and the threat of hefty fines for drivers in Spain, where taxi drivers have voiced concerted objections to the app,...

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Rekrute.com turns its attention to Africa

Moroccan recruitment company Rekrute.com officially launched its jobs site in Africa. This decision fits in with Rekrute.com’s commitment to accompany its customers when they expand into Africa. This also came as a contribution to the development of Morocco as a hub for launching the businesses of big, foreign groups into Africa. Rekrute.com now launched its recruitment operations in West...

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Stock mix matches demand at only 1% of dealers, says Auto Trader

Auto Trader claims its iControl tool shows that only one percent of dealers have the perfect used-auto stock mix to match local demand, as the auto site prepares, for the first time, to send U.K. dealers “Auto Trader Top 10″ tables of the most desirable autos in their regions. Look at the tool at AutoTraderTop10.co.uk (here). Its iControl tool uses Big Data techniques to analyze...

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