This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

About.com Appoints Neil Vogel As Chief Executive Officer

NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- About.com, a top 20 US website representing the best collection of handcrafted, expert content on the web, today announced the appointment of Neil Vogel as chief executive officer. The founder of Recognition Media, Mr. Vogel was responsible for the transformation of the company's flagship property, the Webby Awards, into the  "Academy Awards of the Internet," growing the Webby from an industry award into a global brand with entries from major Internet companies across more than 60 countries.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130402/NY87197)

"Neil's track record of building a world renowned brand on the web is exactly what About.com needs," said Doug Leeds, chief executive officer of Ask.com, which acquired About.com in September of 2012. "Neil's entrepreneurial mindset and boundless energy combined with About.com's incredible content, traffic and revenue will fuel huge success for both the company and the brand."

As founder and later CEO, Mr. Vogel built Recognition Media's business from the ground up, launching, acquiring and growing media and awards properties such as the Webby Awards, Internet Week NY and Europe, the Netted.net daily email, and The Telly Awards. Prior to Recognition Media, Mr. Vogel was part of the senior management team at Alloy Media + Marketing, a digital content and marketing services company focused on the teen and youth market, where he played an integral role in taking the business from start-up to more than $300 million in revenue and $50 million in cash flow in fewer than five years. Mr. Vogel also serves as a venture partner at FirstMark Capital.

"There aren't many truly meaningful destination sites on the Internet today, and About.com is one of them," said Mr. Vogel.  "Sixty-five million people a month trust About's guide network to help them solve problems, answer questions and learn, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to dig in with the entire team and unlock its incredible brand potential."

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 17,730.11 -27.80 -0.16%
S&P 500 2,076.78 -0.64 -0.03%
NASDAQ 5,009.2140 -3.9090 -0.08%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs