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Conferences, Leading in Local: The National Impact »

[25 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Have you made up your mind to join hundreds of your colleagues at Leading in Local: The National Impact in Atlanta May 7-9? We’re deeply excited about the event and its unique focus on leveraging the franchises, multi location outlets and brands that are investing heavily in local.
Just added: A great Buy Side/Sell Side session …

Conferences, Leading in Local: The National Impact, Verticals »

[9 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

The spanking new program is set for Leading in Local: The National Impact, which is May 7-9 in Atlanta.
We’ve put together a great list of 55 hand-picked speakers – all centered on what’s really happening in local with a special, unprecedented eye on the all important franchise and brand customer — plus a unique tour …

Hyper-Local, ILM East, Online/Interactive »

[26 Mar 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

“AOL has a huge bet on local and Patch in particular,” said Mark Josephson, senior vice president of revenue at AOL Local during our afternoon session at ILM East. Patch hyperlocal sites reach 865 communities that Josephson describes as “under served” by traditional media.  Patch’s business model operates at local, regional and national levels. At …

Video, online »

[15 Feb 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Blinkx, a British video search company, will now power video search on AOL.com. Its video platform includes the ability to listen to the sound track using speech-to-text technology, look at the images on screen using advanced video analytics, and read other information embedded into the file by using media-analysis plug-ins. Blinkx will also incorporate AOL’s …

Coupons/Deals, Hyper-Local, Shopping, online »

[14 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Ease of transaction, rewards and “exclusives” will be key to the next generation of deals, and the credit card companies are determined to play a major role. MasterCard is working with NextJump for a special rewards programs, and has a number of other initiatives in the space (which key execs will discuss at our Deals …

Online/Interactive »

[2 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

AOL’s Patch.com, which is now in 813 markets, is meeting internal goals and poised for success, according to President Warren Webster, who addressed San Diego Interactive Day yesterday.
Webster said Patch is now reaching 6.9 million unique visitors and has seen 194 percent growth in the past six months. The site will continue to rapidly add …

Mergers & Acquisitions, News, online, Online/Interactive »

[7 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

AOL will buy The Huffington Post for $300 million in cash and $15 million in stock, and put Arianna Huffington in charge of the AOL Local sites (MapQuest, Patch, MovieFone) as well as its growing collection of opinionated tech and vertical news properties, such as TechCrunch, Engadget and Popeater. AOL’s vertical sites, such as …

Hyper-Local »

[22 Dec 2010 | One Comment | ]

I take great delight in the Carlsbad Patch updates on my smartphone every morning. And the Fwix local app on my iPad. But why do I feel they are my “guilty pleasures”? Because there is a rap out there that hyperlocal doesn’t scale and these are toys.
Is it still the case?
Patch now has a …

Coupons/Deals, Online/Interactive, SMBs, Social, Television, Local »

[12 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

Group buying platform LivingSocial has taken another important step in differentiating itself as more than just another deal a day, building on its recent acquisition of social adventures company UrbanEscapes to unveil LivingSocial Espcapes. The new travel-focused offering segments getaways into three distinct categories: urban (in town), nearby and destination.
Escapes works much like LivingSocial’s standard daily deals, …

Coupons/Deals, Hyper-Local, Online/Interactive, Shopping, offline »

[6 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

AOL is taking the plunge into the competitive deal-a-day space, launching Wow! as an integrated deals sites under the larger brand that will serve “your bargain of choice” from both local and national offers.
Increasingly, group buying offers are sold like advertising units, not promotional items. The initial value proposition is strong: no upfront costs, strong …

Online/Interactive, Verticals »

[21 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]

SeniorChecked.com, a Washington D.C.-area start-up targeting the $3 trillion elder-care market officially launched today. The company is working to develop SeniorChecked into a national symbol for seniors and their families to find trusted local service providers that are screened through SeniorChecked’s extensive verification process.
The market is enormous. Seniors are the No. 1 group for fraud …

Ad Sales, City Guides, News, online, Newspapers, Video, online, Yahoo!, Yellow Pages, Internet »

[17 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]

AOL’s Patch gave a progress report today on its $50 million hyperlocal initiative. The site said it now has 100 hyperlocal sites, and will launch 400 more over the next six months. It also said it plans to hire at least one journalist in each community, adding 500 new journalists as part of its growth. …

Online/Interactive »

[24 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

AOL today celebrates its 25th anniversary, and the thought of it leaves me a little nostalgic, but also really proud of the great role it has played in the development of interactive — and local — media and services.
AOL’s support for local, of course, has ebbed and flowed based on budgets and leadership vision. But …

Ad Sales, Hyper-Local »

[17 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

Jon Brod, EVP, AOL Ventures
Patch.com, AOL‘s hyperlocal network, will grow from its tally of 30 sites today to “hundreds” by the end of 2010, per an internal memo read by Business Insider (and that we saw on www.netnewscheck.com). The memo sites AOL’s goals to be “the global and local leader in sourcing, creating, producing and …