ReachLocal Names New CEO

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Wooland Hills-based ReachLocal said this morning that it has named Sharon Rowlands as the company''s new Chief Executive Officer, as well as a member of the company''s board of directors. ReachLocal has been on the prowl for a new CEO since September, when founder and CEO Zorik Gordon suddenly departed the company. reachlocal executive sharon rowlands board online marketing

ReachLocal Acquired By Gannett For $156M

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal is being acquired by publishing giant Gannett Co. , in a deal worth approximately $156M, the two companies said on Monday afternoon. ReachLocal said Gannett would pay $4.60 per share in cash for the company. VantagePoint Venture Partners and Rho Ventures--who own approximately 40% of ReachLocal--said it had agreed to tender their shares to Gannett as part of the acquisition deal.

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ReachLocal Strengthens Ties To Google

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the online marketing firm which helps small and medium sized businesses place online ads, has strengthened its ties into Google AdWords today, saying it has been added to the Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner (PSP) Program. ReachLocal has officially been tied to Google since April, providing similar services to help AdWords users with placing their ads. partner business medium small online advertising adwords google reachlocal

ReachLocal Opens Three New Offices

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of local online marketing services to small and medium sized businesses run by Zorik Gordon, said this morning that it continues to expand its presence with the opening of three new offices. ReachLocal said it has opened up direct local sales offices in Dusseldorf, Germany; Newcastle, Australia; and Columbus, Ohio. ReachLocal has an extensive local presence, which has been the keystone of the firm's business expansion.

ReachLocal Launches Trio Of Products, Targets Home Services

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said today that it has launched three, brand new services today, including a new website focused on the booking of home services. The new products are part of a push by the company to expand the services it offers to small and medium sized businesses, beyond its roots in helping those firms advertise their businesses online. According to ReachLocal, it has launched three new products, ReachSite , ReachConvert , and ReachCommerce.

ReachLocal Expands To 54 Offices

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of online advertising and marketing services to small and medium-sized businesses, said today that it has opened up several new local sales offices, bringing its total to 54 offices. ReachLocal, which is headed by Zorik Gordon, said the new offices is part of an expansion into new markets for the company. reachlocal marketing advertising online business

ReachLocal Expands in Amsterdam

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of services to help small and medium sized businesses advertise online, said Thursday that it has opened up a new office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ReachLocal said it now has over 800 consultants in North America, Australia and Europe serving over 18,000 advertisers. The company efforts in Europe are headed by John Mazur. reachlocal amsterdam small medium sized business advertising europe expansion

Rent.com Snags Product Head From ReachLocal

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According to recruiting firm NeoHire, Amanda McConnell has been hired as Head of Product for Rent.com, joining the company from ReachLocal, where she was Director of User Experience and Product Management. rent.com rent executive product reachlocalSanta Monica-based Rent.com , which is now part of eBay, has hired on a new Head of Product.

ReachLocal Revenues Grow On International Strength

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of local online marketing services to small and medium sized businesses, reported strong growth in its international revenues, in addition to continued revenue growth at the company. ReachLocal reported a revenue growth of 24 percent--to $99.8M ReachLocal provides services that helps local advertisers place online advertising. reachlocal revenue growth international advertising online

ReachLocal Looks To Buy Back $20M In Shares

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the firm which helps small and medium sized businesses place online advertising, said today that it has approved a $20M, share repurchase program. Share repurchases are fairly unusual in the technology business for companies, however, ReachLocal's stock has recently hit when it missed its Q3 estimates earlier this week, and when it said it expected to see challenges in the coming quarter. reachlocal rloc local advertising share repurchase

ClubLocal Debuts In Bay Area, As ReachLocal Ramps Services

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ClubLocal , the home services booking company which is owned by ReachLocal, said today tha tit has launched its services in the Bay Area. ClubLocal is part of a strategic move by ReachLocal to get more involved in the transactions between consumers and small and medium sized businesses. The company also pre-negotiates pricing for the services those providers give to consumers. ReachLocal has been in early testing of the service in Dallas since earlier this year.

ReachLocal Targets Back Office Operations

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , which provides online marketing services for local businesses, is further expanding the breadth of its business today, saying it has launched a new back-end office operations management product. The company said it has released a beta of a product called ReachCommerce, which lets home service merchants digitize their back office operations. reachlocal internet search marketing back office operations software

J.D. Power Snags Digital Media Vet From ReachLocal

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Power and Associates , a market research firm, has snagged a ReachLocal veteran to establish a new, digital research team, the firm said today. Reille was most recently a Vice President at ReachLocal, and also served at ValueClick. Westlake Village-based J.D.

How Serviz Plans To Conquer The Home Services Industry

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Both Zorik and Michael very successfully took ReachLocal from just a small startup to a large, public company. Zorik Gordon: We incubated this at ReachLocal, and spun it out in February of last year. You guys were running ReachLocal for many years�what lessons did you learn there that you are applying here? Zorik Gordon: ReachLocal really showed us how broken the consumer experience was in the area.

ReachLocal Acquires Division of New Zealand Company

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , which helps run local, online marketing efforts for small and medium sized businesses, said today that it has acquired a divisio of a New Zealand company, the SME division of SureFire Search Limied. ReachLocal says it has been working with SureFire since 2011, when SureFire launched ReachLocal''s online marketing product to the local market.

ReachLocal Shuffles Board

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal is shuffling the makeup of its board of directors, saying late Thursday that it has added two new board members--Tom Hale and Larry Kutscher--to the body, replacing existing board members David Carlick and Robert Dykes. Carlick had been on ReachLocal''s board since 2004, and according to the company is its longest serving member; Dykes has been on the board since 2008. reachlocal executive board online marketinghomeaway travelclick

ReachLocal Expands Reporting Tools

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Woodland Hills-based online marketing services and software developer ReachLocal , which offers up its services to local businesses, said today that it has added a number of analytics and reporting tools to its platform. According to ReachLocal, it has added new third-party campaign result measurement, and multi-location alert and reporting capabilties to its ReachEdge digital marketing product. reachlocal reporting software saas marketing local business

ReachLocal Loses CEO, Founder

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In a huge shift, Zorik Gordon , the CEO and founder of Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , has resigned, the company said this morning, and the company has launched a search for a new CEO. ReachLocal, which provides online advertising services to small and medium sized businesses, said that Gordon has resigned both as CEO and member of the company''s board. According to ReachLocal, Gordon has resigned to "pursue other entrepreneurial opportunities".

ReachLocal Raises $25M, As Losses Increase

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the publicly held, online marketing provider for small and local businesses, said Tuesday that it has raised $25M in a term loan. The funding came from Herculus Technology Growth Capital, and comes as the company reported sharper losses and a significant dropoff in revenues. ReachLocal said it lost $12.7M ReachLocal said it is cutting expenses and looking to return to profitability by the second half of the year.

ReachLocal Expands In Brazil

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal is continuing its international expansion, saying today that it has opened up its first, South American office, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The firm said the new office expands the company into its eleventh country. ReachLocal provides help to local and small businesses to advertise their companies online. reachlocal brazil international advertising online

ReachLocal Expands In Southeast Asia

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of online marketing services for small and medium-sized businesses, is expanding its reach in Southeast Asia. The company said today that it has linked up with Southeast Asian firm Webnatics in a reseller agreement, which will provide its online advertising and marketing services to local businesses in Singapore. reachlocal southeast asia expansion online marketing reseller international

ReachLocal Swizzles Execs, Loses Co-Founder

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The executive turmoil over at Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal continues, as the company said yesterday that President and co-founder Nathan Hanks has resigned as an officer and director of the company. ReachLocal said that Josh Claman, previously the Chief Revenue Officer at ReachLocal, has been appointed President in Hanks'' place. Reason for Hanks'' resignation was not announced by ReachLocal, which is currently seeking a new CEO.

ReachLocal Names Chief Revenue Officer

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said this morning that it has named Josh Claman as its new Chief Revenue Officer. Claman joins the company from Dell, where he was most recently Dell's Vice President and General Manager of the Public and Large Enterprise Business in the Americas. ReachLocal said that Claman has been at Dell for the past 10 years. reachlocal executive sales chief revenue online marketing advertising

ReachLocal Open Sources Mobile App Development Framework

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , which offers up local, online marketing services for small and medium sized businesses, said this morning that it has released a chunk of software to the open source community, to help others develop cross-platform, mobile apps. ReachLocal said its open source framework, LigerMobile, was originally developed to power its ReachEdge mobile app for Android and iOS. The move looks to be ReachLocal''s first large scale, open source effort.

ReachLocal Debuts New SMB Marketing Software

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal has launched a new suite of products this morning, saying that it is looking to help small and medium sized businesses attract, capture, and convert more customers. ReachLocal said its new ReachEdge product includes a website, lead management software, and mobile application specifically aimed at converting web site visitors into leads and customers for companies. reachlocal marketing software leads management launch advertising saas

ReachLocal Files For IPO

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal filed for an IPO this morning, saying that it is looking to raise up to $100M. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch, citi, Piper Jaffray, Needham & Company, and Broadpoint.Gleacher. Accoriding to ReachLocal, it had net income of $11.6M ReachLocal is backed by such firms as VantagePoint Venture Partners, Rho Ventures, and Galleon Group. ReachLocal operates a service which helps small businesses place online advertising.

ReachLocal Inks Alliance With Google In UK

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , which helps small businesses buy search engine advertising, has inked a strategic alliance with Google in the United Kingdom, the firm announced today. ReachLocal opened up its UK office in London in November, as it looks to expand internationally.

Demand Media Market Cap Huge, But Green Dot Still Bigger

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The IPO this week of Santa Monica-based Demand Media has drawn widespread attention, with a number of articles yesterday talking about how the firm's market cap exceeded the New York Times Company after the IPO. RealD (RLD) was third with $1.27B in market cap, followed by ReachLocal (RLOC) with $630.6M. demand media green gdot merger acquisition reachlocal reald

ReachLocal Partners With Yelp To Provide Home Service Bookings

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal which provides online marketing services for small and medium sized businesses, has inked a major deal with Yelp , the two said Tuesday afternoon. According to the two, the deal calls for users of ReachLocal''s online booking and buying system, ReachCommerce, to automatically include integrated booking in their Yelp profiles. Financial details of the link between the two companies was not announced.

ReachLocal Sets IPO Pricing Range

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal has updated its IPO pricing range, indicating this week in an updated S-1 that it expects the initial pricing of its IPO to be between $17.00 ReachLocal's IPO is being underwritten by J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi, Piper Jaffray, Needham & Company LLC, and Gleacher & Company. ReachLocal helps small businesses advertise their companies on the internet.

ReachLocal Hits $147M In Revenues

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500 listing was that Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , a venture backed provider of local online marketing services, hit $147M in revenues in 2008, up significantly from $4.4M The listing also revealed that the firm was up to 707 employees as of 2008; a spokesperson for the firm says that the company now actually is well over 800 employees today. magazine ranked the firm as the 39th fastest-growing private company in America. One of the revelations in yesterday's Inc.

ReachLocal Grows Revenues By 47 Percent

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of local online marketing services for small and medium sized businesses, reported its results Tuesday, saying that it had $77.1M ReachLocal said it now expects consolidated revenues in the range of $80.0 ReachLocal is one of the newest publicly traded firms in Southern California, and also ranks among the fastest growing technology related companies in the region.

ReachLocal Tops Fast 500 List

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , a provider of local search advertising services, has topped Deloitte's 2009 Technology Fast 500 list, an annual listing of companies ranked by their five year growth rates. According to the list, ReachLocal topped the list with a five-year, fiscal growth rate of 146,050 percent. Other local companies ranking highly on the list included San Diego's Entropic Communications , at number 5 (40,691 percent growth, $146.0M