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Yet another Craigslist wannabe

Here at Classified Intelligence, we have an acronym we use about once a week: “YACLW.” It stands for “yet another Craigslist wannabe.”...

Jobing? Or Jobbing? Either way …

A sidelight on the article in the East Valley Tribune about ChosenList.com: The piece refers to the difference in pricing for video employment ads...

Tough economy sharpens focus on sales training

By Joe Michaud “Nothing happens until somebody sells something.” It may be a sales cliché, but these days, it’s the ultimate reality check of online publishing....

What’s the right organization model?

Local media companies have tried a few different models over the years for selling online products. One model has dedicated reps selling all online products, with...

Kelly-Gilbert goes to MNG

Susan Kelly-Gilbert has been named director of multimedia sales-real estate for Media News Group. Previously she was VP-sales for Digital Media Communications,...

McKnight, Boehlke tapped at Manheim

Jim McKnight has been named strategic execution officer of Atlanta-based Manheim and Sue Boehlke has been named SVP of Manheim Enterprise Solutions, the umbrella...

Dubai site adds community features

UAE’s major classifieds site, Dubizzle.com, has undergone an overhaul to bring Dubai city life online, creating virtual neighborhoods, adding reviews, blogs...

Tribune records Q2 loss

Tribune Company reported a Q2 loss from continuing operations of $3.8 billion, compared with income of $35 million in the same period a year earlier. The loss was...

Schibsted shows online growth in Q2

Schibsted showed a Q2 operating profit (EBITA) of NOK 426 million ($79.45 million U.S.), up from NOK 413 million in the same quarter of 2007. That produced an...

Crunch time for call centers

Call centers have become a hot topic in online media. Traditional media companies, such as newspapers and niche magazines, have used call centers for years to...

SNA taps papers of the year

The Suburban Newspapers of America lauded newspapers in six categories as first place winners in its annual Newspaper of the Year contest. There was a long list of...

NAA combines Marketing, Nexpo conferences

As the American newspaper industry tightens its belt, one of its main nonprofit organizations, the Newspaper Association of America, has announced that it will...

I’ll be GPhone for Christmas

Roll over iPhone. Google is teaming up with T-Mobile and mobile phone manufacturer HTC to deliver a new touch-based smart phone in time for the holidays. The...