KO taking it to the trolls!

Go KO!  I loved this story.. does anyone like patent trolls?

Job Posting for Glam

Ex-Clicker Susie Roach dropped this over to me for posting.. send inquiries to: Morgank {at} glam(.)com

BD/ Blogger Recruitment Manager – This position is focused on developing, growing, and expanding Glam Media by developing blogger relationships and closing blogger sales contracts.
• Manage and report on inbound blogger leads
• Maintain a pipeline of blogger distribution and business opportunities
• Establish trusted relationships with key decision-makers in target client organizations
• Identify, pursue, and close qualified opportunities
• Negotiate contracts that match sales growth areas and strategic objectives
• Manage key network and blogger relationships.
• Meet monthly and quarterly blogger recruiting and profitability goals.
• Use media research tools to identify emerging bloggers and growth opportunities
• 2 – 4 years of online account management/business development experience with at least 2 years of blogger recruitment experience
• Knowledge of emerging blogger yield tools, ad revenue opportunities, and ad product trends
• Familiarity with online media measurement tools like comScore, Nielsen, Quantcast, and Alexa
• Self-motivated and self-managing
• Effective analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to multi-task and be highly organized in a fast-paced, ever changing environment
• Extremely strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• BA/BS required

Happy Anniversary!

Maybe not what you expected, but 10 years ago today, a number of us slept on the floor on the 16th floor of 450 W. 33rd as it was the biggest blackout in NYC history.  Some memories:

  • After about an hour or so, the toilets stopped working, as they worked on electric pumps
  • Ted Dill and some others went out and got us chinese food.  No elevators worked, so they had to work down & up 16 flights.  You don’t forget those little things
  • We needed to use our Blackberries as flashlights in the stairwells, no lights
  • I slept on a yoga mat in the board room.  It was quiet and cooler – as it was away from the exterior.
  • It was hot and muggy, not ideal weather to have no A/C
  • A handful of us walked to midtown the next morning and took a bus to Westchester, where Nadia’s (engineer) husband drove us home
  • My house had electric within a few hours, so my family had food, A/C, light and power.  In 450, we had phones.

It wasn’t even that horrible at the time.. but it all contributes to a wealth of lifetime memories for the time with DCLK.

7 rounds of layoffs?

I didn’t realize it was that many.. but I know how miserable people were that they promised “no more layoffs” – then had many more rounds.


DCLK: $268 to $11

I was emailing someone and decided to see if I could find the DCLK stock and when it went off a cliff.  2000.  It went from $268 to $11 in less than a year.  But it was hard to find more robust data, but this tells some of the story.   If anyone knows how to get a more robust dataset, let me know, I’d like to grab a chart or two.