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 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. ReachLocal said fifty five percent of its first clients have been prior, ReachLocal customers, and that it has been seeing the most interest in the healthcare, automotive, home services, legal and education industries. reachlocal marketing automation customers leads software

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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.

ReachLocal Launches Retargeting For SMBs

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal is looking to make search retargeting -- the targeting of consumers based on their prior Internet history -- available to the SMB market this morning, with the launch of a new product. Typically, retargeting has been a more expensive and difficult solution to implement for small and medium sized businesses; it looks as if ReachLocal is making to widen the use of that technology to its SMB customer base.

ReachLocal Names Two Executives

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said Monday that it has named two new executives, hiring Paras Maniar as the company''s new Chief Strategy Officer, and Megan Opp as the company''s new Chief People Officer. The new hires come as ReachLocal has been building up a new executive team, headed by new CEO Sharon Rowlands. reachlocal executive strategy officer local advertising human resources

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 Launches Deal Platform

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the online marketing and advertising firm headed by Zorik Gordon, said Thursday afternoon that it has launched ReachDeals, a daily deals syndication platform. ReachDeals sources deals from ReachLocal's sales team, and syndicates them to multiple online publishers. ReachLocal said the platform will make it easier for publishers to integrate local deals into their own websites. reachlocal dealon daily deals reachdeals facebook

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 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 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. ReachLocal said Barton will be responsible for development of new products, and optimization of its core online marketing products. advertising executive officer product chief reachlocalThe provider of services to help small businesses place Internet advertising said it named Kris Barton to the position. Barton was previously at Nero, where he was Chief Operating Officer.

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. According to ReachLocal, it has launched three new products, ReachSite , ReachConvert , and ReachCommerce. reachlocal expansion online advertising search marketing booking software

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 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

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 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. international germany expansion reachlocalThe firm, which helps small and medium sized businesses place search and online advertising, said the new office will help serve German businesses. The 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 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

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. ReachLocal has been in early testing of the service in Dallas since earlier this year. clublocal reachlocal appointment mobile booking services home household repair

CyberDefender Snags VP From ReachLocal

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Izadpanah was most recently Vice President of Software Development at ReachLocal. executive security software cyberdefender reachlocalLos Angeles-based CyberDefender , the developer of Internet security software and provider of technical support, said today that it has snagged a Kamran Izadpanah as its new Senior Vice President of Technology. Izadpanah has also served at the Los Angeles Times, Interactive Division, Edmunds.com, and J2 Global Communications.

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. ReachLocal said the new software lets merchants handle appointments and calendering, digital estimates, and payment processing, via a iPad provided to field technicians. 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.

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. Gannett Co.

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 Partners With MerchantCircle

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said late last night that it has tied with MerchantCicle.com , and will add MerchantCircle to its online booking network. ReachLocal said the link allows it customers to automatically integrate booking functionality into their MerchantCircle profiles. ReachLocal''s latest push has been to enable the rest of the customer transaction--in this case, booking and scheduling appointments--for its small business customers.