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Do you really want funding?

My monthly news roundups invariably feature a number of companies that have received funding from venture capitalists and other types of investors. Going through funding rounds - which was pretty much non-existent during the first few decades of the industry…

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Names can be useful but misleading things

NOTE: I'm re-upping this post from earlier in the year because: a) it's still relevant; and b) I asked what job boards called themselves in the latest Recruiting Site Trends Survey. Turns out a lot of them call themselves 'job…

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SEEK’s variable adventure begins

Did you hear? SEEK, the Australian job board giant, is moving from a subscription-based revenue model to variable - or surge - pricing. Um...what's that, you may ask. Well...it is lining up the price for a job ad with the…

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Making money with dinosaurs and automobiles

Ok, a question for you: which site can make more money - a job board that gets 80%+ of its revenue from job postings, or a job board that gets 80%+ of its revenue from 'recruiting solution' subscriptions? Um...trick question.…

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Is offline the new online? Deja vu all over again!

As famed New York Yankee (and St. Louis native) Yogi Berra once said, β€œIt’s deja vu all over again.” While he was talking about baseball, the comment could easily apply to the recruitment marketing business these days - specifically, the…

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What if?: an exercise for your business

If you read my monthly news roundup (and if you don't, you should!), you have probably noticed that a fair amount of the content is on companies getting funding. Why? Well, for one thing, big (or even moderate) money is…

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Programmatic gets some respect

Programmatic ads have been around for a while in the consumer space. If you've been in a deep dark cave for the past 5 years (and if that's the case, why are you reading this post?), a quick definition: programmatic…

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