DexMedia lays off, makes ad sales virtual

11 Dec 2014

In an unsurprising effort to chop off about $150 million in costs each year, directory giant DexMedia is closing all sales offices and sending its advertising sales staff home to work.  The company will also reassign or layoff 1,000 employees, including 350 field sales reps. These staff changes or cuts represent 25 percent of its workforce.

Here’s the announcement: 


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Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.