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 is a provider of online marketing services for small and medium sized businesses, helping them to place search ads to drive customers to their business.

ReachLocal Acquired By Gannett For $156M

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal is being acquired by publishing giant Gannett Co. , ReachLocal said Gannett would pay $4.60 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. Gannett said it would use the acquisition of ReachLocal to accelerate its digital growth efforts.

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ReachLocal Trumpets Marketing Automation Customer List

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Woodland Hills-based online local online marketing provider ReachLocal is bragging today that it has signed up 1,000 clients for its new ReachEdge marketing automation product. ReachEdge helps small and medium sized businesses with their online marketing efforts, including managing their website, advertising, SEO, lead management, and tracking of customer acquisition efforts. reachlocal marketing automation customers leads software

ReachLocal To Help Power Facebook Deal Test

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of Internet advertising services to small and medium sized businesses, said Wednesday afternoon that it will participate in Facebook's Deals test in San Diego. ReachLocal said it will use its existing presence in San Diego to source deals from local businesses for Facebook. reachlocal facebook deals groupon daily deal advertising local internet

ReachLocal Expands To New Zealand

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of online marketing services for small and medium sized businesses, said Wednesday that it has expanded into New Zealand, via a strategic alliance. ReachLocal said it has partnered with SureFire Search Ltd, to provide its online advertising products and services to the country. ReachLocal said it will train SureFire's dedicated sales force to sell its products and services.

ReachLocal Tapped By UK Government

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of local online marketing services for small and medium sized businesses, announced this morning that it has been recognized by the British Government for its efforts in the UK. ReachLocal said it received the UKTI Business Innovation Award from UK Trade & Investment, as part of BritWeek. The two said that ReachLocal launched in the UK in 2008, and has offices in London, Manchester, and Birmingham.

How ReachLocal Wants To Own The Consumer Transaction

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ReachLocal (www.reachlocal.com) was born in the age of Internet search marketing, and helped define Internet marketing from local service providers--letting people know about your local business via the Internet.

ReachLocal's Zorik Gordon On Daily Deals

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Earlier this week, Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal (www.reachlocal.com), which helps small and medium sized businesses place online ads, announced a deal to buy daily deals site DealOn.com. You're entering into a fairly crowded area, what's the value that ReachLocal adds here?

ReachLocal Opens Office In Austria

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal is further expanding its European operations today, saying that it has opened up its first office in Austria. ReachLocal said the office brings its reach in Europe to seven European countries. Austria is the fourteenth country where ReachLocal has established a local presence. ReachLocal has been in an international expansion over the last year or so, as it looks to expand its model across the world.

ReachLocal Appoints Chief Product Officer

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal has set a new, Chief Product Officer, the firm announced this morning. The provider of services to help small businesses place Internet advertising said it named Kris Barton to the position. ReachLocal said Barton will be responsible for development of new products, and optimization of its core online marketing products. advertising executive officer product chief reachlocal

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 Targets Healthcare, Wellness Providers

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of online marketing services aimed at small and medium sized businesses, said late last night that it has launched a new, dedicated team aimed at healthcare and wellness providers. ReachLocal said its new team is aimed at helping those providers attract new patients, offering up tailored online marketing strategies for that segment. reachlocal health wellness patients internet marketing

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. ReachLocal relies on local representatives to help out its small and medium sized customers, and has a large network of local offices serving various markets.

ReachLocal Sees International Growth

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , which helps small and medium sized businesses place online advertising, released its results Tuesday afternoon, reporting a net loss of $4.6M ReachLocal saw its international revenues grow 76%, from $13.4M ReachLocal has been building out a network of local, international offices; local offices and representatives have been a key to the firm's strategy to growing its business. reachlocal advertising small medium business partner

ReachLocal Expands Into Germany

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said this week that it has expanded into Germany, and has opened up a new office in Berlin. The firm, which helps small and medium sized businesses place search and online advertising, said the new office will help serve German businesses. international germany expansion reachlocalThe new office will be managed by Sascha Kronberg. READ MORE>>.

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 Buys Daily Deals Firm DealOn.com

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said Tuesday afternoon that it is acquiring New York-based DealOn.com , a provider of daily deals. ReachLocal said it would pay approximately $10M for DealOn Media LLC, which offers up local deals businesses in 18 markets across the U.S., ReachLocal said it would use the buy to help it become the premier source of deals from local merchants to publishers. reachlocal daily deals merger acquisition coupon ecommerce

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

ReachLocal To Shut Bizzy

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the online marketing firm which helps small and medium sized business place Internet advertising, is shutting down its Bizzy local business recommendations site, according to a blog post from the site. ReachLocal had started Bizzy in November of 2010, looking to develop its own, social recommendations and check-in site. reachlocal bizzy social recommendations checkin shutdown networking network review local

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. We're off to a great start in LA, Orange County, and San Diego, and we've also raised a good amount of cash to help us expand beyond California in the next couple of months. Zorik Gordon: ReachLocal really showed us how broken the consumer experience was in the area.

Gannett Co.'s ReachLocal Arm Acquires SweetIQ Analytics

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the digital marketing service now owned by Gannett Co. , said the acquisition will help it accelerate its product roadmap and expand the ReachLocal digital marketing suite of products. local online marketing digital acquisition merger analytics sweetiq gannett reachlocalhas acquired SweetIQ Analytics Corp. , a developer of software for location and reputation management. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced.

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 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. ReachLocal provides help to local and small businesses to advertise their companies online. ReachLocal has tapped Jose Coscelli as CEO of its Brazilian operations; Coscelli was previously COO of cloud computing firm Globalweb Brazil. reachlocal brazil international advertising online

ReachLocal Launches New SEO Offering

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , which provides local online marketing for small and medium sized businesses, announced this morning that it has launched a brand new, search engine optimization product, ReachSEO. ReachLocal said the new software helps SMBs to drive organic search traffic to their websites. The new product works directly with its new marketing automation software, ReachEdge, and is the first search engine optimization product to come from ReachLocal.

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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.

Bizzy Launches Check-Outs

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In a twist to the popularity of mobile "check-in" applications, Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal's local recommendation site Bizzy said this morning that it has launched "Check-Outs", a new feature which allows users to rate and review local businesses--after visiting those businesses. ReachLocal launched Bizzy in November. reachlocal bizzy checkout checkin mobile social networking personalized recommend recommendation advertising business

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 Extends Lead Management Software To Canada

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said today that it has launched its leads tracking and management software, ReachEdge, into the Canadian market. The software--which ReachLocal recently launched in the United States--helps manage leads conversion, capturing lead details, and automatically reminding staff via text message, email, or mobile apps to follow up on those leads. reachlocal reachedge lead management software capture

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. ReachLocal said that Claman has been at Dell for the past 10 years. ReachLocal provides a service which helps small and medium-sized businesses place Internet advertising, as well as reach out to customers online. reachlocal executive sales chief revenue online marketing advertising

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 Opens UK Office

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said late Tuesday that it has expanded into the United Kingdom, and opened up a new office in London. ReachLocal, which provides services that help local businesses buy search engine advertising, said it has launched ReachLocal UK Ltd.,

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. 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. Tags: reachlocal local advertising merger acquisition

ReachLocal Launches ReachCast

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of online marketing services for small and medium sized businesses, said today that it has launched a new product called ReachCast. According to the firm, the new product provides Web presence management to its customers, helping customers to drive their online search discovery, manage their reputation, and also manage social media marketing. profile media social live services marketing online reachcast reachlocal