|12/16/09||AOL Promotes Tekedra M. Jefferson to Lead Global Gov't Affairs; Announces New Corporate Secretary|
|Company to Open Washington, D.C., Government Affairs Office in New YearNEW YORK, Dec 16, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AOL Inc. today announced that it has promoted two key employees to lead
its public policy efforts and filled a key role on its corporate
Tekedra McGee Jefferson has been named Senior Vice President of
Government Affairs and will head the company's new Washington office,
reporting to AOL Executive Vice President and General Counsel Ira ... |
|12/10/09||AOL Celebrates Day One as an Independent Company|
|New AOL will maximize core strengths in content, advertising and communications to succeed in the new content economyNEW YORK, Dec 10, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AOL (NYSE: AOL) Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong will join AOL employees
at 9:30 am ET today to ring The Opening BellSM at the New
York Stock Exchange on AOL's first day as an independent, public company
following its spin-off from Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX).
"As we look to the future on this important day for AOL, ... |
|12/07/09||AOL Chairman and CEO to Participate in UBS Global Media and Communications Conference|
|New York - December 7, 2009 – AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL WI) today announced that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong will participate in UBS Global Media and Communications Conference on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at the Grand Hyatt in New York, NY.
Mr. Armstrong’s remarks are expected to begin at approximately 12:00 pm ET. An audio webcast will be available online at http://ir.aol.com.
To listen to the live webcast, please visit our website at http://ir.aol.com and click... |
|11/16/09||Time Warner Declares Spin-off Dividend of AOL Shares|
|Record and Distribution Dates and Final Distribution Ratio Announced
NEW YORK, November 16, 2009 – Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) and AOL Inc. today announced the timing and details regarding the spin-off of AOL from Time Warner.
The Time Warner board of directors has approved the final distribution ratio and declared a pro rata dividend of the shares of AOL common stock owned by Time Warner that will result in the complete legal and structural separation of the two companies.
On t... |
|11/06/09||AOL Announces Key Hires Ahead of Separation from Time Warner|
|Mike Suffredini Joins AOL as Treasurer; Eoin Ryan Will Head Investor Relations; Don Neff Named Head of Internal Audit
Ned Brody Rejoins AOL to Lead Paid Services
NEW YORK, NY – November 6, 2009 – AOL announced today it has completed its financial leadership team as it prepares to separate from Time Warner Inc. and become a publicly traded company. Mike Suffredini has joined AOL as Vice President and Treasurer, with Eoin Ryan joining as Vice President of Investor Relations. Do... |
|11/06/09||AOL Names Susan Lyne to Its New Board of Directors |
| Gilt Groupe CEO Brings More Than Two Decades of Media Experience to AOL Board
Appointment Follows Naming of Nine Board Members on October 26
NEW YORK -- November 6, 2009 -- AOL today named Susan Lyne, Chief Executive Officer of the online luxury retailer Gilt Groupe, Inc., to serve on its Board of Directors. Lyne and nine members named on October 26 will join the AOL Board when the separation from Time Warner is complete.
AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong said: “Susan’s record of excellen... |
|10/26/09||AOL Names its Board of Directors|
|New Board Establishes Strong Foundation in Leadership and Governance with Diverse Range of Talents from Internet, Media, Marketing, Entertainment and Finance
NEW YORK, NY - October 26, 2009 - AOL today named nine members to serve on its Board of Directors, drawing on leaders with expertise in Internet, Media, Entertainment and Marketing, as well as Finance. Among the directors named are: Richard Dalzell, Karen Dykstra, William Hambrecht, Patricia Mitchell, Michael Powell,... |
|09/29/09||AOL Names Shashi Seth to Lead Global Advertising Products |
|NEW YORK, NY – September 29, 2009 – AOL announced that Shashi Seth has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Global Advertising Products, responsible for building and scaling AOL’s advertising platform and developing industry-leading products. Seth comes to AOL from Cooliris, where he served as Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to that he was with Google, where he served most recently as head of monetization for YouTube.
“Shashi is unmatched in the industry as an innovator with an outstandi... |
|09/08/09||AOL Names Brad Garlinghouse as President, Internet and Mobile Communications |
|NEW YORK, N.Y. – September 8, 2009 – AOL today named Brad Garlinghouse as President of Internet and Mobile Communications, spearheading AOL’s global efforts to expand the reach of its e-mail and instant messaging. Garlinghouse will also take on an expanded leadership position for the company, heading up AOL’s Silicon Valley operations from its Mountain View campus and serving as the West Coast lead for AOL Ventures, the company’s venture capital arm headed globally by Jon Brod. Garlinghouse was ... |
|08/27/09||AOL Names Arthur Minson as Chief Financial Officer |
| Time Warner Cable Deputy CFO Rejoins AOL; Brings Critical Expertise from Time Warner Cable's Successful Transition to Independent Public Company
New York, NY, August 27, 2009 - AOL today named Arthur Minson as the company's new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Minson joins AOL from Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), where he has served as Executive Vice President and Deputy CFO and helped manage that company's separation from Time Warner. Prior to his rol... |
|07/29/09||AOL Names Stephane Panier Global Head of Bebo |
|NEW YORK, NY, JULY 29, 2009 – AOL has appointed Stephane Panier as head of Bebo’s global operations, responsible for scaling the social media network’s operations, advancing its global reach, and delivering an exemplary user experience to the company’s 24 million* global consumers. Panier was previously VP and COO of Bebo. In his new role, Panier will report directly to Jon Brod, Executive Vice President, AOL Ventures.
“Stephane is a proven strategist and operator with executive experience from... |
|07/07/09||AOL Names Kate Burns Head of European Sales |
|NEW YORK, NY, JULY 8, 2009 – AOL appointed Kate Burns as head of its European Sales, responsible for expanding ad sales on AOL’s owned and operated properties in Europe, scaling its Advertising.com third-party network, and delivering unmatched consumer insights. Burns was previously Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, of AOL’s social media company, Bebo. In her new role, Burns will report directly to AOL Global Advertising and Strategy President Jeff Levick.
“Europe is key to realizin... |
|06/18/09||AOL Sites Expand Audience Reach in May |
| AOL.com Up 23% in Unique Visitors
New York, NY – June 18, 2009 – AOL’s MediaGlow sites continued to expand their year-over-year consumer reach in May, with unique visitors climbing 5% to reach an all-time high 76.3 million, according to May 2009 comScore Media Metrix data. MediaGlow, http://www.mediaglow.com, is AOL’s publishing unit. AOL also expanded internationally in May, launching a revamped AOL homepage, http://www.aol.co.uk/newhomepage, and ParentDish, http://www.p... |
|05/28/09||Time Warner Inc. Announces Plan to Separate AOL |
|NEW YORK – May 28, 2009 – Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized management to proceed with plans for the complete legal and structural separation of AOL from Time Warner. Following the proposed transaction, AOL would be an independent, publicly traded company.
Time Warner Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bewkes said: “We believe that a separation will be the best outcome for both Time Warner and AOL. The separation will be another critic... |
|04/30/09||Jeff Levick Named Head of AOL Global Advertising and Strategy |
|New York, NY – April 30, 2009 – AOL announced that Jeff Levick will join the company as President, Global Advertising and Strategy. In this new and expanded role, Levick will be responsible for Platform-A, AOL’s advertising business, as well as developing global revenue strategies. Levick comes to AOL from Google, where he was most recently VP of Industry Development and Marketing, The Americas. He will report directly to AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong.
“Our goal at AOL is to create great c... |
|04/08/09||Mark Ellis Promoted to EVP of Sales at Platform-A |
| In Expanded New Role, Ellis Will Oversee Ad Sales Across Platform-A, Expand Sales Force and Fully Leverage Platform-A’s Scale and Technologies
New York, NY - April 8, 2009 – AOL’s Platform-A, the widest-reaching ad network in the U.S., named Mark Ellis as EVP of Sales. In this role, Ellis will lead Platform-A’s aggressive efforts to expand its digital ad sales efforts, increase and improve Platform-A’s sales force, and fully leverage Platform-A’s reach -- nearly 90% of all domestic online co... |
|03/26/09||AOL Tops the List Among Internet Service Providers in Customer Experience Online Survey |
|New York, NY – March 26, 2009 – AOL was rated as the top Internet service provider for overall customer experience, according to a survey of consumers by Forrester Research, an independent research company.1 The survey asked nearly 4,600 consumers about their interactions with Internet service providers based on a number of measures, including usefulness (tied for first at 79%) and ease-of-use (71%).
AOL’s overall “Customer Experience Index” rating was 71%, higher than any other service provide... |
|03/12/09||Tim Armstrong Named Chairman and CEO of AOL |
|New York, NY - March 12, 2009 - Tim Armstrong, Google Senior Vice President, has been named Chairman and CEO of AOL, LLC, Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes announced today. Current AOL Chairman and CEO Randy Falco and President and COO Ron Grant plan to leave the company after a transition period.
In making the announcement Mr. Bewkes said: “Tim is the right executive to move AOL into the next phase of its evolution. At Google, Armstrong helped build one of the most succe... |
|03/04/09||Bebo Open Mobile Drives 44% Page View Growth |
|New York and London, March 04, 2009 - Bebo today announced that January mobile page views grew by 44%* and text messaging traffic grew by 13%* month on month following the launch of Bebo Open Mobile.
Bebo Open Mobile is a global program for mobile operators, handset manufacturers and mobile software developers. The initiative offers a suite of tools to support the delivery of the Bebo social networking experience to mobile users and has achieved considerable industry adoption.
Sean Kane, Globa... |
|03/03/09||Platform-A Wins European Seal of E-Excellence 2009 |
|LONDON, 3 March, 2009 – AOL’s Platform-A has been awarded the European Seal of e-Excellence in Silver for targeting capabilities providing advertisers the opportunity to find niche audiences at scale. The European Seal of e-Excellence rewards Information and Communication Technology and Digital Media companies with an excellent track record in innovation marketing. Awarded annually since 2003 by the European Multimedia Forum and its Partner Associations, the Seal is widely known for recognising ... |
|02/23/09||AOL Launches New AOL Classifieds Website |
| New Site Brings Together Buyers and Sellers on One of the Web’s Largest Classifieds Services
NEW YORK – February 23, 2009 – AOL announced the launch of AOL Classifieds, http://classifieds.aol.com, a new site that enables consumers to search through millions of local classifieds listings for every ZIP Code in the United States, as well as to post their own ads for free.
Developed in partnership with Oodle, which operates the largest network of classifieds services in the U.S., buyers can eas... |
|02/03/09||AOL Names Greg Coleman President of Platform-A |
| Former Head of Global Sales at Yahoo! to Drive Platform-A’s Display Advertising Sales Across AOL’s Businesses
NEW YORK, N.Y., February 3, 2009 – AOL today named Greg Coleman President of Platform-A as part of the company’s effort to expand display sales across its advertising and programming networks. Coleman, who has more than 25 years of sales and media experience, will lead Platform-A, the industry’s largest online advertising platform.
“Greg Coleman is perfectly suited to build on the... |
|01/21/09||AOL’s MediaGlow Sites Achieve Record Traffic Growth in 2008 |
| Year-End comScore Numbers Show Increases Across Programming Sites; AOL.com Up 16% in Unique Visitors; More Than 25 Sites Rank in Top 5
More Than 20 New Sites Launched in 2008
New York, NY - January 21, 2009 – AOL announced that its programming sites saw significant growth in 2008, a week after news that the company has centralized all its publishing content into a new division called MediaGlow. Page views on AOL’s MediaGlow content sites climbed to 71 billion from 48 billion, up 47% for... |
|01/20/09||Truveo Updates iPhone Video Search Application |
| Adds Intelligent Query Completion, Makes More than 145 Million Professional and User-Generated Videos Available Over the iPhone
SAN FRANCISCO – January 20, 2009 – Truveo released a second generation version of its widely praised video search application for the iPhone, with new features and additional videos. Through the Truveo Mobile Video Search for iPhone app, users can now access more than 145 million videos1, making it the most comprehensive video search offering on the iPhone.
|01/15/09||AOL Launches New Sports Site FanHouse.com |
| New Online Sports Destination Adds Acclaimed Columnists, Introduces New Features and Live Event Coverage; Outlines Super Bowl Coverage
New York, NY- January 15, 2009 – MediaGlow, AOL’s newly created publishing unit, announced the launch of the new sports site FanHouse.com, http://www.fanhouse.com. An evolution of AOL Sports, FanHouse.com features a new design, an expanded line-up of leading national sports columnists, increased on-site coverage of major sporting events and new features that... |
|01/12/09||AOL Announces Expansion of Publishing Unit with the Creation of MediaGlow|
| Plans Include the Development of Over 30 New Sites in 2009
State-of-the-Art MediaGlow Studios Launches in NYC and LA
Bill Wilson to Lead New Global Publishing Push
NEW YORK, NY, January 12, 2009 – After a year of strong growth for its programming efforts, AOL announced today a series of significant developments that will dramatically expand, reposition and monetize its digital publishing business in 2009. Over the past year, AOL’s programming unit has seen page views climb 40% year-over-... |