Spain

Information Builds User Engagement

Spanish classified brands seeking differentiation are increasingly using information to reach potential users and build loyalty among existing visitors. Two companies using proprietary information to target specific audiences are recruitment site JobAndTalent and property portal Idealista. JobAnd Talent, a recruitment platform that uses big-data analysis to find potential job matches for its...

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InfoEmpleo Targets IT Talent with Google

p5rn7vb InfoEmpleo.com, Spain’s second-largest job board, is targeting IT talent with a dedicated recruitment page linked to Google Spain’s career content site Actívate. “There is a lack of IT candidates across the job boards in general,” Jorge Guelbenzu Lapresta, general manager of InfoEmpleo, told the AIM Group. “There is a talent shortage so InfoEmpleo is trying...

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Spanish property prices down, ads up

Spain posted a year-on-year drop in property prices in July, with values slumping to an average of 4.4 percent below the same period in 2013, according to news released by the nation’s leading property classified portal Idealista.com. Overall, Spanish property values have fallen 40.3 percent from the pre-crisis peak in December 2007. Notably, the Mediterranean coastal regions have been...

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Organizational changes at Schibsted in Spain

Schibsted Classified Media Spain announced an organizational change to go into effect immediately. Pedro Thormodsen, general manager of Fotocasa.es, Spain’s second largest real estate site, will now also manage SCM Spain’s motor-related sites, namely Coches.net (Spain’s leading auto site), Motos.net (marketer of motor bikes, ATVs), and marine classified site...

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JobAndTalent wins $14m in new round

Spain and U.K.-based recruitment site JobAndTalent raised $14 million U.S. in a Series A round of funding. “We will work on developing a wave of new features and improvements to our platform to make JobAndTalent a global brand,” wrote co-founder Juan Urdiales in the company announcement. JobAndTalent uses linguistic algorithms to match users with jobs, eliminating the need for...

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Spain’s Red Arbor buys LatAm’s biggest jobs site

Spanish Internet incubator Red Arbor announced the acquisition of 70 percent of Computrabajo.com – the world’s largest Spanish-language jobs site with significant presences in 19 countries. Red Arbor was founded by Anuntis co-founder David González Castro in 2013, after he had sold the majority of his Anuntis holdings (Segundamano.es, Fotocasa.es, Coches.net) to concentrate on building a...

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