Local Search & Social Media Jobs Galore

My network of contacts has been pinging me recently about all sorts of job opportunities. I’m obviously not available currently (Praized Media stealth start-up anyone?) but I figure I would give some exposure to a couple of those opportunities.

In Montreal:

Description: the Senior Manager – Lead Generation is the national prime on Lead Generation programs/initiatives from a marketing standpoint. Responsible for the design, implementation and execution of the end-to-end, cross-functional lead generation framework, from lead sourcing to lead processing. Responsible for developing and delivering the annual lead generation plan and budget with measurable targets of new, qualified sales leads. Lead cross-functional teams to support program/product launches with Lead Generation initiatives. (Yellow Pages Group has 50 other jobs listed on their web site currently.)

Description: in French here

Description: amongst other things, work with Sales, and Product Development groups to drive projects, define and implement a customer communications and lead generation strategy and contribute to the product improvement process.

I was also pinged by headhunters for a business development job at Askmen.com and a Vice-President position at Edelman, both in Montreal also. I don’t have a description for them.

In Seattle:

Description: The Director of Business Development will be responsible for driving the reseller business development strategy and execution across the portfolio of Marchex businesses reporting directly to the VP of Business Development.

In San Francisco:

Solstice Beverages, Inc., CEO / GM

Description: We are seeking a CEO / GM that can lead our efforts. If you are, or know of, an experienced, entrepreneurial and passionate consumer brand builder and general manager who yearns to have the autonomy to build and manage exciting brands & products.

Heard of any other interesting job opportunities? Send me a line!

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Local Search & Social Media Jobs Galore

My network of contacts has been pinging me recently about all sorts of job opportunities. I’m obviously not available currently (Praized Media stealth start-up anyone?) but I figure I would give some exposure to a couple of those opportunities.

In Montreal:

Description: the Senior Manager – Lead Generation is the national prime on Lead Generation programs/initiatives from a marketing standpoint. Responsible for the design, implementation and execution of the end-to-end, cross-functional lead generation framework, from lead sourcing to lead processing. Responsible for developing and delivering the annual lead generation plan and budget with measurable targets of new, qualified sales leads. Lead cross-functional teams to support program/product launches with Lead Generation initiatives. (Yellow Pages Group has 50 other jobs listed on their web site currently.)

Description: in French here

Description: amongst other things, work with Sales, and Product Development groups to drive projects, define and implement a customer communications and lead generation strategy and contribute to the product improvement process.

I was also pinged by headhunters for a business development job at Askmen.com and a Vice-President position at Edelman, both in Montreal also. I don’t have a description for them.

In Seattle:

Description: The Director of Business Development will be responsible for driving the reseller business development strategy and execution across the portfolio of Marchex businesses reporting directly to the VP of Business Development.

In San Francisco:

Solstice Beverages, Inc., CEO / GM

Description: We are seeking a CEO / GM that can lead our efforts. If you are, or know of, an experienced, entrepreneurial and passionate consumer brand builder and general manager who yearns to have the autonomy to build and manage exciting brands & products.

Heard of any other interesting job opportunities? Send me a line!

Friday News Grab Bag: 2007 Global Yellow Pages Report, Illumicell & Superpages.com

1) My friends at the Kelsey Group just released their 2007 Global Yellow Pages report. It’s always excellent information and worth the purchase.

Highlights:

  • In 2006, worldwide, Yellow Pages generated estimated revenues of US$30.5 billion and estimated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of US$13.6 billion,
  • By applying a conservative multiple of 10 times EBITDA, the entire global Yellow Pages industry would have a market valuation of US$136 billion.
  • The global Yellow Pages industry employed just over 74,000 people in 2006, more than 41,000 of whom worked in sales or sales management, up from 36,000 in 2004.
  • Print Yellow Pages will stay level globally over the next five years.
  • By 2011, almost 30 percent of global Yellow Pages revenues will be online, compared with 12.4 percent in 2006.
  • Yellow Pages share of the total global advertising pie stands at 7.1 percent.

2) My friends at illumiCell just signed a distribution deal with Idearc that allows the Texas publisher to place its Superpages.com advertisers’ content on an instant messenging local search service provided by illumiCell. Under this agreement, Superpages.com’s performance-based advertisers will be featured over AOL’s Instant Messenger (AIM) network. The illumiCell local search service will launch on AIM in the United States in the third quarter of 2007. illumiCell already has a partnership with Yellow Pages Group in Canada.

Friday News Grab Bag: 2007 Global Yellow Pages Report, Illumicell & Superpages.com

1) My friends at the Kelsey Group just released their 2007 Global Yellow Pages report. It’s always excellent information and worth the purchase.

Highlights:

  • In 2006, worldwide, Yellow Pages generated estimated revenues of US$30.5 billion and estimated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of US$13.6 billion,
  • By applying a conservative multiple of 10 times EBITDA, the entire global Yellow Pages industry would have a market valuation of US$136 billion.
  • The global Yellow Pages industry employed just over 74,000 people in 2006, more than 41,000 of whom worked in sales or sales management, up from 36,000 in 2004.
  • Print Yellow Pages will stay level globally over the next five years.
  • By 2011, almost 30 percent of global Yellow Pages revenues will be online, compared with 12.4 percent in 2006.
  • Yellow Pages share of the total global advertising pie stands at 7.1 percent.

2) My friends at illumiCell just signed a distribution deal with Idearc that allows the Texas publisher to place its Superpages.com advertisers’ content on an instant messenging local search service provided by illumiCell. Under this agreement, Superpages.com’s performance-based advertisers will be featured over AOL’s Instant Messenger (AIM) network. The illumiCell local search service will launch on AIM in the United States in the third quarter of 2007. illumiCell already has a partnership with Yellow Pages Group in Canada.

First Quarter Newspaper Online Ad Revenues Up 22.3%

(via the Center for media research)

According to preliminary estimates from the Newspaper Association of America, advertising expenditures for newspaper Web sites increased by 22.3 percent to $750 million in the first quarter versus the same period a year ago. Advertising on newspaper Web sites made up 7.1 percent of total newspaper ad spending in the first quarter compared with 5.5 percent for the same period a year ago. (…) Advertising expenditures at newspapers and their Web sites totaled $10.6 billion for the first quarter of 2007, a 4.8 percent decrease from the same period a year earlier. Spending for print ads in newspapers totaled $9.8 billion, down 6.4 percent versus the same period a year earlier.

Of note in the first quarter of 2007, classified advertising fell 13.2 percent to $3.4 billion with the following detailed information:

  • Real estate advertising fell 14.2 percent to $953 million
  • Recruitment dropped 14.3 percent to $975.3 million
  • Automotive was down 20.1 percent to $751.3 million
  • All other classifieds were down 0.5 percent to $699.3 million

What it means: clearly, growth in online advertising revenues at newspapers does not compensate for loss of print revenues. Especially important are drop in automotive, real estate and recruitment (three verticals that are really strong online). What’s most important at this point is making sure newspapers increase the traffic to their web properties by all means (distribution agreements, search engine optimization, launch of new verticals and hyperlocal sites, etc.).
The creation of forced Print/Online bundles might also help them sustain their total revenues while online monetization improves in the future.

Montreal-Based StandoutJobs.com Raises $1.5M

Montreal-based StandoutJobs, which is building a site to provide video job classifieds, has raised $1.5-million of venture capital in a deal lead by Garage Ventures in Montreal.

(via MapleLeaf 2.0)

What it means: congrats to the StandoutJobs guys! There is a lot of start-up activity right now in Montreal, Canada (see this list) and I’m sure this is just the beginning of many small companies being funded here.

Yahoo Also Hiring Technical Resources in Montreal

Following my post on Google opening an office in Montreal which generated a lot of buzz in the local blogosphere (thanks to Sylvain picking up the news), I was intrigued by one comment posted by Patrick Tanguay on Julien’s blog. Pat mentioned “Btw, Yahoo is also hiring slowly in Montréal and for much more content and community oriented stuff than the engineers Google is finding.”

Being the curious person that I am, I went to look at the Yahoo Inc. jobs section and found that they are also hiring technical resources in Montreal. They are looking for 3 “Natural Language Processing Researchers” to work in the NLP group in Yahoo’s Applied Research Lab. I can’t link directly to the jobs as it’s a dynamic database but I’m curious to know what this team will be doing!

BTW, isn’t Natural Language Processing the stuff that Delphes Technologies is doing?