Backpage continues to gain from prostitution advertising

25 Feb 2011

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2011) – Led by Backpage.com, a Village Voice Media company, revenue generated by prostitution advertising online in the United States increased 1 percent in January over the previous month’s total to an estimated $3.15 million.

Of the January total, $2.1 million was generated by Backpage.com, now the leading site for prostitution advertising in the United States

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Mark Whittaker

Mark Whittaker joined the AIM Group as sales director in March 2009. His career in newspapers spans 30 years as a reporter, editor and online manager. He spent seven years as online managing editor and online director for PittsburghLive.com and the Tribune-Review Publishing Co. in Pittsburgh, and later worked as interactive media director for Beaver Newspapers Inc. in suburban Pittsburgh. At Beaver Newspapers, he was responsible for day-to-day advertising, design and operation of the company’s Web sites, supervising a staff of eight. At Tribune-Review, he oversaw about 20 Web sites, including ad sales, coordination between the Web sites and affiliated newspapers, and negotiating partnership agreements. He is based near Pittsburgh.