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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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. 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 losses local small business advertising marketing

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 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 Ties Into Google

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of local online marketing services to small and medium sized businesses, said Tuesday that it has become a global premier Google AdWords partner. ReachLocal specifically said the move will help drive growth and expansion into new international markets. reachlocal google partnership adwords marketing local online advertising

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 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 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 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. ReachLocal said that Webnatics will provide a trained, dedicated sales force focused on offering up its SMB products and 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 Sees Growth In Q2

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the publicly held provider of online marketing for small and medium sized businesses, released its first quarterly results since its May IPO, saying that its Q2 revenues rose to $70.4M. ReachLocal also said it had boosted both the number of active advertiser, as well as active campaigns being run by the firm, going from 13,200 advertisers in Q2 of last year to 16,700 this year, and going from 16,100 active campaigns to 21,400 active campaigns.

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.

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 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. ReachLocal said the new offering includes an expert professional to set up the solution, and will help businesses post to social media sites, engage with fans and followers, and publish custom content. profile media social live services marketing online reachcast reachlocal

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 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 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.,