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[22 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

IAC announced today that SeamlessWeb founder Jason Finger will take over as CEO of its CityGrid Media unit April 12. CityGrid Media includes the CityGrid ad network and Citysearch, Urbanspoon, Insider Pages and BuzzLabs.
Finger was a founder of SeamlessWeb in 1999. The company grew to 21 U.S. cities plus London during his tenure. SeamlessWeb, …

Facebook, Online/Interactive, Social »

[3 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

CityGrid Media has released a study it conducted via research firm Harris Interactive that suggests people are more likely to “like” a local business than write a review as a way of expressing their approval of the service they received. However, good old-fashioned word of mouth (the analogue kind) still reigns supreme, with 75 percent …

Ad Sales, City Guides, Coupons/Deals, Online/Interactive »

[14 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Citysearch is getting into the deals space, offering a mix of curated daily deals, coupons and other offers from providers such as Groupon, The Dealmap, Restaurant.com as well as from its own base of thousands of advertisers. CityGrid advertisers may also participate.
The service, similar to The Dealmap and 8coupons, is mobile-oriented. It is launching …

Online/Interactive, Social »

[10 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

BuzzLabs, a Seattle-based rep management service initially funded by CityGrid Media, has rolled out a new self-serve tier for SMBs. CEO Phillip Lee told us that the year-old, six-person company has been mainly working with large restaurant chains. But it saw an opportunity to provide a simple off-the-shelf product for SMBs, which is being priced …

User-Generated Content, Verticals »

[13 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]

Rating and review sites for things like dining, nail salons and events (i.e., Yelp) are inevitably going to battle it out with Google. CityGrid Media’s Insider Pages wants to go in a different direction.
Since last year, the site has steered most of its energies into building up a health specialty, with deep ratings and reviews …

Ad Sales, Ad Sales, National, Advertising Networks, Hyper-Local »

[16 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

CityGrid Media (formerly Citysearch) will extend its paid base of 800,000 advertisers across thousands of neighborhood news pages, courtesy of a display advertising deal with Outside.in. The two companies have been quietly conducting pilot tests of custom ads in “a couple” of markets, leading to the wider rollout.
Outside.in CEO Mark Josephson tells us that the …

Advertising Networks, Online/Interactive »

[15 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]

In its latest evolutionary step away from a destination site (Citysearch) and into a full-service advertising network, CityGrid Media is debuting its private-label reseller program to give sales teams another touch point with local businesses by allowing them to sell CityGrid’s advertising products directly.
The program gives sellers a content-centric offering — Citysearch’s business profile page template, which …

Partnerships, SMBs, Social, User-Generated Content, Verticals »

[4 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]

As my colleague Mike Boland has reported, OpenTable has opened its network a bit, allowing registered Yelp users to directly make reservations from Yelp — whether they have registered with OpenTable or not. Users who have registered with both services will automatically get the benefits that OpenTable provides (i.e., dining credits). But they don’t have …