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The 14 Biggest #PRFails of 2014 - Posted December 26, 2014
The leaves are dying, the trees are barren, the weather is getting colder, and there's no money left in your bank account. That literal and figurative chill in the air can only mean one thing -- it's award season for public relations. It's that time of the year wh... [FishbowlDC]

AOL's Tim Armstrong Gives Sincere Apologies - Posted February 11, 2014
Or so says Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times in the first episode of his planned series #ApologyWatch (and yes, we know that others used the hashtag before him). ... [FishbowlDC]

Questionable Comments Put AOL CEO Back on Defensive - Posted February 10, 2014
[caption id="attachment_25911" align="alignleft" width="259"] AOL CEO Tim Armstrong[/caption] It seems that AOL CEO Tim Armstrong just can't keep his foot out of his mouth--even when the company has good news to report. The good ne... [10,000 Words]

Uncertain Future for AOL's Patch - Posted December 30, 2013
By now, most media pundits and journalism wonks have all but concluded their somewhat premature postmortems on what exactly went wrong at Patch, AOL's network of local news and information sites. Although the company's problems had been mounting for several years, the combination of major lay... [10,000 Words]

Friday Morning Stir - Posted August 16, 2013
-Former LBi U.S. CEO Frank Pedersen, who left said agency last year, has joined Deep Focus as managing director and will work out of its New York HQ. ... [GalleyCat]

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Failed PR 101 - Posted August 12, 2013
Today in CEOs Behaving Badly: We understand why AOL chief Tim Armstrong was a little upset at the unfortunate struggles of Patch, his well-meaning $300 million experiment in hyper-local news content. He promised AOL that the venture would tu... [FishbowlDC]

Patch's Hyper-Urgent Deadline: Q4, 2013 - Posted May 10, 2013
Hindsight is admittedly 20/20. But looking back on the evolution of AOL's Patch, it's hard not to wonder where the network might be today if the original focus had been on rolling out around 80 nationwide hubs rather than shooting for a ridiculous, illogical 2010 year-end target of 800+. The fallout from... [FishbowlLA]

Thursday Odds and Ends - Posted April 11, 2013
-CP+B brings back Mr. T, along with Airplane star Julie Hagerty, in its latest spot for Old Navy. Guess what Clubber Lang/B.A. Baracus is plugging. -Meanwhile, here's a new ... [GalleyCat]

Tuesday Morning Stir - Posted December 11, 2012
  -BBDO has corralled a group of ad professionals to help out small businesses in Sandy-affected areas via an effort called #IStandBuy. link -New Zealand native James Tucker... [GalleyCat]

Thursday Morning Stir - Posted July 26, 2012
-IPG didn't have the most positive Q2 report. link -On the flipside, Tim Armstrong and his crew at AOL have some reason to gloat ab... [GalleyCat]

Thursday Odds and Ends - Posted October 13, 2011
-Google beat its own estimates by reporting Q3 revenue of nearly $10 billion. Google+, mea... [GalleyCat]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Glenn Beck, Bilbo Baggins, and Amazon's Tablet - Posted September 13, 2011
In this week's episode of 5 Things You Need to Know This Week, we talk about fantasy football, Fashion Week, Tim ... [FishbowlLA]

TechCrunch Reporters Speak Out About CrunchFund - Posted September 6, 2011
[caption id="attachment_26775" align="alignright" width="225" caption="TechCrunch's Michael Arrington"][/caption] TechCrunch writers are speaking out about the news that... [FishbowlDC]

Five Things AOL's Patch Is Doing Right - Posted April 29, 2011
Patch has gotten somewhat of a bad reputation in journalism circles -- remember when USC journalism professor Robert Hernandez asked Tim Armstrong if Patch is "evil" at 2010's Online News Association conference? For those of you who have been living under a rock, Pa... [10,000 Words]

After Downsizing, Huffington Post Media Group Staffs Up - Posted March 14, 2011
Just two business days after it was out with the old at AOL and Huffington Post Media Group, it was in with the new, as the division created by the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

AOL's Stock Sinks After Closing Huffpo Deal - Posted March 7, 2011
LAT's Nathan Olivarez-Giles ... [FishbowlLA]

Huffington Post Media Group Picks First Six New Hires - Posted March 7, 2011
The Huffington Post Media Group announced its first six hires since the merger of The Huffington Post and Aol: Michael Calderone (as ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Arianna Huffington on TechCrunch, Engadget: Hands Off - Posted March 4, 2011
Aol CEO Tim Armstrong and Arianna Huffington, who will be president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group once the me... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Aol: Arianna Huffington's Entrance Leads to David Eun's Exit - Posted February 24, 2011
The acquisition of ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Politics Daily Loses Exec Editor to RealClearPolitics - Posted February 24, 2011
Executive Editor Carl Cannon is leaving AOL's Politics Daily for RealClearPolitics.com. Word has it that Politics Daily could fold in the next 10 days as soon as HuffPost's acquisition with AOL closes. ... [FishbowlDC]

Tuesday Odds and Ends - Posted February 15, 2011
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Arianna Huffington Outlines The Prospects For HuffPo and AOL - Posted February 7, 2011
In an essay on The Huffington Post discussing the site's merger with AOL, Arianna Huffington, HuffPo co-founder and now ... [GalleyCat]

Super Sunday Stunner: Aol to Acquire The Huffington Post - Posted February 7, 2011
A news announcement at midnight on Super Bowl Sunday had better be something big if it expects to attract any kind of attention, and in the media world, this one was huge (and shocking): Aol announced that it will acquire The Huffington Post, and that HuffPost co-founder and editor-in-chief ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

AOL Boosts Earnings As Revenues Slide - Posted February 2, 2011
With today's Q4 earnings report from AOL, we can say that the internet provider has truly become a media company: it's in that funny* stage where even though revenues are continuing to slide, the company c... [MediaJobsDaily]

Patch 'Probably Costs Too Much To Last' - Posted January 18, 2011
Well, some bad but not particularly surprising predictions from The New Yorker's Ken Auletta in a six-page spread about Tim Armstrong's attempted turnaround of A... [MediaJobsDaily]

Aol Inks Content Pacts with The Sporting News, Everyday Health, Move.com - Posted January 13, 2011
Content is king again at Aol: Just days after ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Sporting News, AOL Enter New Content Agreement - Posted January 13, 2011
Starting on Mar. 1, the Sporting News and AOL will enter a new content agreement, "delivering a "best-of-breed" sports destination with compelling multi-media content and unsurpassed user experience, and the premi... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Is Seed.com Still A Black Hole? - Posted November 18, 2010
Once upon a time, almost a year ago (which is eons in Internet time), AOL launched a freelance content generating engine called Seed. It worked in a way similar to competitors like Demand Studios: assignments would be posted to an online bulletin board to be snatched up by hungry wordsmiths. (Considering... [MediaJobsDaily]

USC Prof Follows Up 'Evil' Patch Question - Posted November 15, 2010
It has become known as the Patch question heard around the world, or at least around the insular world of print and online journalists. At a recent conference in Washington, D.C., USC Annenberg School of Journalism Assistant Professor ... [FishbowlLA]

Aol to Add a Half-Dozen Scripted Web Series from Michael Eisner's Vuguru - Posted November 10, 2010
Aol will look to boost its original video offerings by adding at least six scripted Web series from Vuguru, the digital studio started by former Disney CEO ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Former ABCNews.com VP Jonathan Dube Joins Aol - Posted October 28, 2010
Former ABCNews.com vice president Jonathan Dube joined Aol as senior VP and general manager of Aol... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Mel Taylor: Aol's Patch Geared Toward Advertisers, Not Readers - Posted October 26, 2010
Mel Taylor, a strategist focused on online revenue for hyperlocal media, shared his theory about Aol's Patch ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Fortune 2010 40 Under 40 Rankings Full of Tech Execs - Posted October 14, 2010
Fortune released its ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Former AOL Media President Bill Wilson Joins Townsquare Media - Posted September 29, 2010
Townsquare Media, which owns and operates digital properties and radio stations in local markets, tapped former AOL Media president Bill Wilson for the newly created posit... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington on Why He Sold Out to AOL - Posted September 28, 2010
TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington offered his take on ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

AOL Announces TechCrunch Acquisition, on TechCrunch - Posted September 28, 2010
After days of speculation, AOL's acquisition of Michael Arrington's TechCrunch ... [FishbowlDC]

Done Deal: AOL Acquires TechCrunch - Posted September 28, 2010
The rumors have now been officially confirmed by AOL chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong: AOL is the proud new... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

AOL Continues Hiring Spree, Armstrong Says Some WTF Things - Posted September 13, 2010
We're bewildered that AOL is continuing to hire, since the Internet content company has been in seemingly full-on hiring mode since, oh, eighteen months ago. But hey, who are we to complain? The Daily Front Row interviewed AOL CEO Tim Armstrong about his plans for the company. Surprise, surprise: Armstrong says AOL... [MediaJobsDaily]

AOL CEO: Social Media For Us 'Is A Distribution Platform' - Posted July 26, 2010
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IWNY 2010: Aol to Turn Brands Into 'Super-Networks' - Posted June 9, 2010
AOL brands like Engadget and Aol Music could be expanding to new websites and products, according to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong. WebNewser was there at Armstrong's Q&A at IAB Innovation Days, part of Internet Week 2010. At th... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Internet Earnings: 'Growth Company' AOL Isn't That, Yet; IAC Back In The Black - Posted April 28, 2010
In other earnings related news today, Aol has decided it wants to be an "internet growth company," according to CEO Tim Armstrong in the company's Q1 earni... [MediaJobsDaily]

AOL's Culture Clash...And Tim, Where Do You Think This Work Is Coming From? - Posted March 25, 2010
AOL's going to have/is already having a culture clash problem with all the ex-Google employees it's brought on, reports Econsultancy. CEO ... [MediaJobsDaily]

100 Losing Their Jobs At AOL Today, 1,000 More Cuts To Come? - Posted November 10, 2009
Kara Swisher reports that AOL will be cutting about 100 jobs today, in preparation for the company's spinoff from Time Warner later this year. We're not sure from which departments these layoffs are coming, but we're betting it's not content. The comp... [MediaJobsDaily]

Digg.com PR Head Leaves for AOL, Re-Joins Old Yahoo Boss - Posted November 5, 2009
Kiersten Hollars, director of communications at social networking site Digg, has left to join AOL. The connection? Hollars was plucked away by her old boss at Yahoo, Brad Garlinghouse.... [FishbowlDC]

Time Warner Inc. Posts 10% Decrease In Profits But Still Feels Like A Billion Bucks - Posted November 4, 2009
A billion and a third, that is. Time Warner Inc. (TWX) reported a profit of $1.3 billion on revenues of $7.1 billion, leading chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes to announce that "Time Warner is firmly on track to post solid results this year in spite of the tough economic environment." Revenue at... [MediaJobsDaily]

AOL's Secret Project: Turn The Company Into A Low-Cost Content Machine - Posted October 26, 2009
AOL, which has been making headlines hiring big-name journalists (the company now employs something like 3,000 full-time writers) is now going in perhaps the opposite direction, content-wise: the company is working on a new content management system (CMS) that will make it easier for AOL to scale up the number of... [MediaJobsDaily]

Caroline Campbell To Join AOL as VP of Corporate Communications - Posted September 24, 2009
PRNewser has learned that Caroline Campbell will join AOL as VP of Corporate Communications. Campbell previously was a VP at Porter Novelli. Prior to Porter Novelli, Campbell served as Senior Manager, Global Communications & Public Affairs at Google. A... [FishbowlDC]

Advertising Week Opening Night: "It's Not Just the Ad Trades Anymore" - Posted September 22, 2009
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, Fox Interactive head Jonathan Miller, R/GA founder Bob Greenburg, Interpublic CEO ... [FishbowlDC]

Time Warner Posts Smaller Profit - Posted July 29, 2009
Time Warner Inc. posted a profit of $519 million for the past quarter, down from $792 million in the same period last year. The company's broadcast division (Turner Broadcasting & HBO) did fairly well, but gains there were not enough to offset losses in Publishing, AOL, and the Filmed Entertainment divisions. Advertising... [MediaJobsDaily]

AOL Buys Local Citizen Journalism Site Patch.com - Posted June 11, 2009
AOL is seriously serious about staying in the content biz, isn't it. Today AOL announced through a release that it's buying Patch.com, a local news site we ... [MediaJobsDaily]

How Many Media Moguls Can Fit Onto A NYC Rooftop? - Posted June 5, 2009
Valleywag's Ryan Tate has the wrap on last night's Founder's Club Internet Week bash here in New York: There were so many old-media bigwigs at the Internet Week event, it's surprising there were any admission badges left for Web startups. Bonnie Fuller, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Google Cuts 200 In Sales - Posted March 27, 2009
After cutting nearly 100 recruiters in January and 40 more employees when it folded up it's radio division, the news that Google is laying off workers is hardly, well, news at all. What is interesting right now is that Google just laid off 200 employees in sales and marketin... [MediaJobsDaily]

Internal Google Memo on Today's 200 Layoffs: 'We've Ended Up With Overlapping Organizations' - Posted March 26, 2009
We've got the internal memo sent by outgoing Google senior vice president Tim Armstrong ("TA") to Googlers in its North American sales organization ("... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

More Changes At AOL - Posted March 26, 2009
Since he was hired two weeks ago at AOL, everyone has been wondering what Tim Armstrong&#151 former head of advertising at ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Falco And Grant Out At AOL, Ex-Googler In - Posted March 13, 2009
Tim Armstrong, Google Senior Vice President, has been named chairman and CEO of AOL effective yesterday, we've learned. Current chairman/CEO Randy Falco and president/COO Ron Grant will leave the company after a transition period. Not much of a "tra... [MediaJobsDaily]

Breaking: Google Exec Named Chairman/CEO of AOL - Posted March 12, 2009
The NYTimes' Brian Stelter Tweets: • FLASH: The CEO and COO of AOL are out; Tim Armstrong of Google is in as chairman and CEO. Marketwatch.com has more: Time Warner Inc. said late Thursday it named Google Inc Senior Vice President Tim Armstrong... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]