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Elevator Pitch: Is Zaarly the Next Big Thing?

In the latest episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler talks to Bo Fishback, CEO and co-founder of the buyer powered online marketplace Zaarly.

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Elevator Pitch: Is Gojee the Next Big Thing?

In this episode of MediabistroTV’s “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler gets pitched by Michael LaValle, the CEO of recipe curation site Gojee.

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So, what do you think? Is Gojee the next big thing? Leave your thoughts in the comments section…

To The Yankees!’s job board team held a giveaway for job board advertisers. One lucky recruiter would win two tickets to tonight’s game, valued at $350 each (Thanks, Alan Meckler!).

The winner: Leiann Kaytmaz, HR director for Global Advertising Strategies.

When asked by our senior account manager about why her company chooses to advertise on, she replied: “I advertise my positions on Mediabistro because I always get top quality candidates. During the summer internship program that Mediabistro offered, I received the most unbelievable candidates for our Interactive Marketing department! We call them our ‘A’ team and they know who they are! Shout out to: Rubin, Julia, Sanya, Jessica and Carmen.”

When asked how she felt about being notified that she was the winner, Kaytmaz said: “Being a New Yorker, this was kind of like an OMG moment! What New Yorker doesn’t love the Yankees!!”

Congrats Leiann, but bring a scarf or something because it’s gonna be cold.

Hey, consider this a PSA from us to job advertisers: When you pick Mediabistro, good things may happen.

WebMediaBrands Closes Two Design Magazines

WebMediaBrands (formerly JupiterMedia) has closed its two bi-monthly design magazines, Dynamic Graphics+Create and Step Inside Design, Folio reports. Eight of the nine employees who produced the magazines lost their jobs.

WebMediaBrands CEO Alan Meckler tells MediaJobsDaily, “We are putting greater emphasis on the Web and we felt now was the time to move these titles exclusively online.” Meckler hinted at an online expansion of WebMediaBrands’ business through an acquisition, perhaps as early as this week.

The magazines’ circulations were between 20,000 and 25,000, and before the closings, Meckler told Folio, the company planned to merge the magazines together into one publication called Create.

Instead, given that 98 percent of the revenue of the magazines came from online, Meckler said, the titles have been moved onto the ‘Net. (If that figure’s accurate, WebMediaBrands needs to share its secret with the rest of the media world.)

Disclaimer: MediaJobsDaily is part of the blog network. Mediabistro is a subsidiary of WebMediaBrands.