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Spir revenue drops, board appoints new CEO

The French publishing group Spir Communication reported revenue of €403 million ($457 million U.S.) in FY2015, which was 6.4-percent down from FY2014. The board of directors responded by appointing Patrick Puy as CEO in the place of Thierry Vallenet. Vallenet (LinkedIn profile here) had been general director of Spir for the last two-and-a-half years. Despite the overall revenue drop for the group – both year-on-year and in...

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Zoopla loses finance chief

Zoopla loses finance chief

Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) announced that chief financial officer (CFO) Stephen Morana intends to leave the FTSE 250 company. He will continue in his position until a successor has been appointed. Morana joined ZPG in 2013, and his short tenure comes to an end after successfully leading the group to its IPO in 2014, which valued the company at close to $1 billion U.S.. He...

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Jeff Herr

Jeff Herr moves to Bay Area News Group

Jeff Herr has been appointed to the new position of strategic project lead for the Bay Area News Group. Herr is a long time online media exec, working with newspapers and media groups over a two decade career. He started out as a reporter for the Arizona Daily Star and by 2003, had become director of online operations at Tucson Newspapers, responsible for AZStarnet.com, TucsonCitizen.com...

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Suhail Ansari new CTO at Move Inc.

Suhail Ansari new CTO at Move Inc.

Move Inc. has a new CTO. The News Corp. subsidiary which operates real estate classified website Realtor.com appointed Suhail Ansari as the company’s chief technology officer. Ansari comes to Move from Pivotal Software where he was VP of engineering, focusing on the company’s suite of Big Data products – which will be of key interest for Move moving forward. Before Pivotal, Ansari spent 11 years with EBay,...

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Classified ad execs promoted at newspaper publisher Lee

Classified ad execs promoted at newspaper publisher Lee

Lee Enterprises, which publishes 46 daily newspapers including the Lincoln Journal Star and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has promoted two executives to classified advertising related positions. Ava Thomas, publisher of the Lincoln Journal Star, has been named senior sales executive for automotive advertising for all of Lee. Ray Farris, publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, will also serve as senior sales executive for classified, overseeing...

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Classified Ventures co-founder Tim Knight new president of Cleveland’s NEOMG

Tim Knight, the new president of the Northeast Ohio Media Group (NEOMG) – which operates Cleveland.com, the Sun News and is responsible for all multimedia ad sales and marketing for The Plain Dealer – has a strong classified ad background: he was one of the co-founders of Classified Ventures, where he also held senior management roles. Knight, 50, who will be relocating to Cleveland for...

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David Chavern to head up NAA

The new president and CEO of the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) is not a newspaper man. David Chavern comes to his position after a decade at the United States Chamber of Commerce where he held a number of roles, from executive vice president and COO to his most recent stint heading up the organization’s Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation. Chavern hopes to apply...

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Arabam.com fires 40 employees

Arabam.com fires 40 employees

Early in September, Arabam.com, one of Turkey’s biggest auto site, asked 40 employees to go home. The website has been competing with Sahibinden.com for a long time. Sahibinden is Turkey’s biggest classified website. Arabam created a lot of awarenes recently, with a funny TV commercial that responded to an earlier TV commercial of Sahibinden.com. More people are expected to be fired at Arabam.com, a company of...

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Former MCN exec joins REA

Former MCN integration and content partnerships national director Elizabeth Minogue has been appointed as executive general manager of property classifieds giant REA Group, with responsibility for media and property related services business. MCN (Multi Channel Network) is a joint venture between Foxtel and Fox Sports. Minogue’s 12-year tenure at MCN included positions as group account manager and head of channel management and integrated sales. She...

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Gumtree U.K. appoints new GM

Gumtree U.K. appointed Morten Heuing (photo) as its new general manager, following the departure of Robin Voogd in May. Heuing moved from EBay Denmark, where he served as general manager for four years. During this time he also oversaw subsidiary brands BilBasen, Denmark’s auto marketplace, BilInfo, market-leading automotive tool business and DBA, the online marketplace in Denmark. Heuing brings to Gumtree a wealth of experience...

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