AboveNet, a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, announced that it is working with i/o Data Centers at its Phoenix ONE facility to provide an array of low-latency, gigabit speed networking services.
Adgregate Markets announced that it is putting its AdExchange.com domain up for sale. The domain name is targeted at the online advertising industry, specifically companies wanting to establish a presence in the ad exchange marketplace.
Appssavvy, a direct sales team for the social media space, announced its first vice president of sales, Vida Mylson, who previously served as appssavvy's director of sales.
AudienceScience (formerly Revenue Science) has added Stephanie Walton to its West Coast sales team as sales manager. Walton has held account executive positions at several of the nation's largest media companies, including ABC/Disney, CBS, and Clear Channel and its radio affiliates.
Barker/DZP, an integrated traditional and digital agency in New York, has given Paul Sewards the newly created role of managing director. Sewards is an experienced integrated and digital marketing executive with a strong track record of building high-performance teams and delivering effective client programs.
Batanga, a leading next-generation Hispanic media company, announced the launch of the Batanga Network, a groundbreaking, pure-play Hispanic ad network.
Bellrock Media announced that Joe Brichler has joined its U.S. subsidiary Moderati as the chief financial officer. In his new position, Brichler will be responsible for all aspects of Moderati's corporate finance and accounting, tax and treasury, and financial planning and analysis.
Collective Media, a leading online advertising and technology solutions company for display media, announced the addition of Todd Taplin as chief revenue officer. Taplin, the former vice president of New England and Canada sales at Yahoo, will be responsible for Collective Media's revenue growth and sales strategy.
Cotendo, a content delivery network and innovator of software-focused CDN technologies, announced that Viadeo, one of the world's largest online professional networks, is implementing the Cotendo Content Delivery Application Suite to support its global growth strategy.
Experian CheetahMail, a leading provider of email marketing and customer intelligence technologies, announced that for the fourth consecutive year, it has been recognized in Internet Retailer's Top 500 Guide for working with more of America's leading online enterprises than any other vendor in its category.
FastPencil announced a robust feature update to its free social self-publishing platform that allows authors to easily write, share, publish, and sell their books. FastPencil now offers additional book templates, Facebook Connect, Twitter updates, and distribution of ebooks through Barnes & Nobile and Amazon, including iPhone reader and Kindle support.
FetchBack, a leading online retargeting company, announced that after adding enhanced notice to retargeted ads, its clients experienced an increase in communication with consumers and did not see any change in the opt-out rate.
Giant Realm, an online media company that delivers millions of 18-34-year-old males to advertisers through its publisher group of focused entertainment enthusiast sites, announced that it has signed an exclusive representation deal for the U.S. market with fast-growing online TV listing service LocateTV.
GlobalSpec's chairman and CEO Jeffrey M. Killeen has been named to BtoB Magazine's "Who's Who in B-to-B 2009." According to the publication, this year's special report features key thought leaders and movers and shakers across a broad spectrum of the marketing industry.
Gorilla Nation, a digital brand sales company, announced that it has been hired as the exclusive North American digital sales representatives to support World Wrestling Entertainment, an integrated global entertainment company specializing in the creation and distribution of original content across multiple media platforms.
Haynes and Boone has expanded its national IP practice with the addition of legal counsel Henry N. Garrana, who joins the firm's Austin office as Of Counsel. Garrana comes to Haynes and Boone after spending the last 14 years building Dell's intellectual property strategy and managing intellectual property litigation.
HiveMind Marketing, a new marketing "mashup" company that integrates web design and development as well as email, search, and social marketing, announced it will use Lyris HQ Agency Edition to enhance clients' digital marketing campaigns from creation to delivery and measurement.
Incisive Media has announced the appointment of Mike Grehan as VP and global content director for Search Engine Watch, ClickZ, and Search Engine Strategies.
InMobi (formerly mKhoj), a global mobile advertising network, and peperonity.com, a mobile Web 2.0 platform, are reporting strong results from their mobile web advertising partnership. InMobi monetizes peperonity's mobile traffic in its top 10 markets including Indonesia, India, South Africa, and Bangladesh.
InterAct Public Safety Systems (InterAct), a leading provider of safety and security software for government agencies and private enterprises, announced its acquisition of all assets associated with BIO-key International's Law Enforcement Division, which consists of the MobileCop, PocketCop, MobileRescue, MobileOffice, and InfoServer product lines.
InterCLICK, a top 10 ad network based in New York, has hired Kurt Munzinger as senior vice president of sales for the West Coast region, and Heather Oxer as vice president of sales for the Midwest region.
Inter/Media Group announced that Robert Yallen has been elevated to chief executive officer. He has served as president and chief operating officer for the last 10 years and will now assume his new role helming the $450-million media organization.
JangoMail announced a new SMTP relay integration with Gmail. The new integration lets users utilize JangoMail servers to send email messages with their own custom domain, eliminating the "on behalf of" message that recipients would typically see.
Jumptap, a leading mobile advertising and solutions provider, announced that it was awarded Patent No. 7,577,665 by the U.S. Patent Office. The patent relates to a computer-implemented method for presenting user characteristic-influenced search results via a display of a mobile communication facility.
LBi, a global digital marketing and technology agency, announced the appointment of Judith Carr as U.S. managing director. Carr, who comes to New York from "across the pond," will now be based out of iconNicholson's Manhattan office.
Livestream has opened its industry-leading live and linear video streaming platform by releasing several powerful APIs, thus enabling the Livestream service (free or premium) to be integrated into in-house or third-party online video platforms and players.
Lyris announced "Cash for Email Clunkers," a new program offering marketers a risk-free way to upgrade their outdated or inefficient email marketing tool to the Lyris HQ online marketing solution.
Maponics, a leading provider of neighborhood boundary data, announced a partnership with Trulia that will significantly expand and improve property search and map display for Trulia's 5.5 million unique monthly visitors. This new alliance will increase Trulia's neighborhood coverage by more than 300 percent.
Mashable announced the launch of its new Sociable Ad Creator, a simple platform for creating and publishing a 300x250px ad unit on Mashable that includes links to all of a brand's social media profiles, plus the latest tweet from a brand's Twitter account.
Mobile Commons, a pioneer of easy-to-use technology for mobile marketing campaigns, announced the appointment of Anthony M. Risicato as its chief executive officer. In addition, the company announced that it is expanding its partnerships with agencies on mobile marketing campaigns, leveraging its robust technology platform.
MSNBC announced that it is acquiring EveryBlock, an experiment in hyper-local news funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Knight Foundation says the EveryBlock source code remains available to anyone to address community information needs.
Olson has hired former Yahoo senior director of agency development, Paul Ratzky to head the agency's interactive division. He will oversee innovation and strategy for all of OLSON's interactive and digital marketing services.
Opera announced the beta 3 release of the Opera 10 browser, ready for heavy work on the web. Performance and stability were prioritized in beta 3, with improvements to Opera Turbo, a compression tool for faster surfing, and refinements to the overall look and feel of the previous Opera 10 betas.
Organic, a leading digital communications agency, announced the appointment of Ben Arno to vice president of engagement management. Organic also announced the results of its ROI study of the new Microsoft search engine Bing, comparing the performance of Bing to Microsoft's previous search engine, Live Search, over a two-week period. Organic found a nearly 23 percent lift in ROI in terms of marketing value for some of its top clients.
Parentgiving, a comprehensive online resource for family caregivers of aging parents, announced the launch of the Parentgiving Co-Branded Store Partner Program, its newest ecommerce initiative that allows marketing partners to offer the Parentgiving online store directly on their own websites.
Posterscope USA, part of the Posterscope Worldwide network, the largest buyer of outdoor space in the world, has announced that it is expanding its U.S. operation by opening new offices in Las Vegas and Miami.
Roku is pleased to announce that MLB.TV Premium subscribers can now watch live MLB games from across the country using the Roku digital video player. With an MLB.TV Premium subscription and the Roku player, customers will be able to enjoy live, out-of-market baseball games in high definition quality, where available.
RPMC, a leading provider of global brand events and experiences, announced that Michael Birkin, former vice chairman of Omnicom Group and CEO of Omnicom Asia-Pacific, has taken a majority position in the privately held company. Birkin will hold the title of "partner" at RPMC and will oversee its strategic expansion in the marketing services and consulting sector.
Seventeen magazine announced that a recently launched free iPhone application, Seventeen Fashion Finder, has pushed Zippo out of the top spot in just under two weeks. With more than 75,000 downloads, Seventeen Fashion Finder is the first mobile application targeted at the teen market that allows users to locate and reserve products in their local area.
Signal, a full-service creative communications agency with studios in Raleigh and Wilmington, N.C., announced that it recently named Robin Vuchnich as creative director in its Raleigh office.
SurveyU and Youth Pulse announced that they have joined forces to create Youth Pulse. With an expanded and highly talented team of youth experts, Youth Pulse will develop daily news and commentary, events, research, and strategy for youth-oriented organizations.
The Concept Farm announced the addition of Mark Weintraub as director of account management. Weintraub has more than 16 years of industry experience and has worked with clients such as Subaru, The American Stock Exchange, Hershey, and Michelin Tires.
Tremor Media, the largest online video advertising network and provider of the market-leading Acudeo video monetization platform, has secured a strategic investment from SAP Ventures, a division of SAP AG.
Tribal Fusion, the digital marketing solutions company owned by Exponential Interactive, Inc., announced the appointment of Sean Crawford as senior director of international strategy and operations.
[x+1], a leader in predictive marketing, has posted strong growth for the second quarter ended June 30, with a 45 percent increase in total revenue compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, total revenue increased by 46 percent for the first half of 2009 over the first half of 2008.
YuMe, a dedicated video ad network and provider of the leading video ad management platform ACE, announced that it has partnered with AutoTrader.com Access, AutoTrader.com's advertising network that allows advertisers to effectively and efficiently reach in-market car shoppers across the internet.
ZEDO, the largest privately held ad server in the U.S., announced that it has added PostClick in Australia to its ever-growing customer base worldwide.
Zippo Manufacturing Company and Moderati Inc. announced that their Virtual Zippo Lighter, a free, branded application available in Apple's iTunes App Store for the iPhone and the iPod Touch, has notched five million downloads and is extending its European tour with releases in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.
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