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  • ComScore Report: Fastest-Growing Sites And Top-Ten Advertising Magnets

    ComScore Report: Fastest-Growing Sites And Top-Ten Advertising Magnets

    Of the top 100 sites on the Web, which ones grew the fastest in 2008? In a report it is preparing to release tomorrow, The comScore 2008 Digital Year In Review (which you can sign up for here), comScore ranks the 20 fastest-growing Web properties. These are out of the largest 100 sites overall. They are shown below, as measured by growth in unique visitors. (Interestingly, in a separate list… Read More

  • Glam Slashes Exec Compensation By Up To 60%, Everyone Else by 3%-15%

    Advertising/blog network Glam Media held a company wide meeting today where employees were told about the company's 2009 operating plan. Q4 was surprisingly strong, the company told employees, with only the auto and finance advertising sectors down significantly. But the company is making changes anyway, they say, mostly to control expenses. The executive team will take a "25-60% reduction in… Read More

  • Glam Media's Application Platform Goes Live

    Glam Media's Application Platform Goes Live

    Glam Media has launched its application platform, called Glam Apps Atako, to the public. The platform was originally unveiled in July, and has remained in private beta until now. Each application allows bloggers and site owners to quickly implement new functionality into their sites, with available options for syndicating content, adding rich media, and enhancing posts with comments and polls. Read More

  • Glam Media Blames Economy, Slows Down Payments To Publishers

    Glam Media Blames Economy, Slows Down Payments To Publishers

    Glam Media, the always interesting womens network (and now men's network) is back in the news this morning. Glam is both a direct publisher of content and an advertising network. A big part of their business model is float management - making sure that they collect money before they pay it out to partners. If they pay too soon, they could get hit with bad debt when advertisers don't pay. Pay… Read More

  • Glam Gets Brash: Screenshots Of The New Men's Network

    Glam Gets Brash: Screenshots Of The New Men's Network

    Fast growing women's network Glam Media is now a fast growing women's and men's network with the launch of a sister (err, brother) site Brash.com later this week. Update: Brash moved up its launch to today. The site will target 18-49 year old men and will, like Glam, bring in content from a network of third party sites. Glam will focus its efforts on ad sales and gathering content… Read More

  • Glam Teams With GumGum To Serve Free, Legal Images

    Glam Teams With GumGum To Serve Free, Legal Images

    Image licensing platform GumGum has scored a deal to serve free legal images across Glam Media's publishing network. Glam publishers will have access to photos from Splash News' catalog of celebrity images, many of which run from $75-500 apiece under standard licensing deals. In lieu of these fees, GumGum will allow publishers to display their images with ad overlays free of charge (publishers… Read More

  • Glam's Not-So-Pretty, BFF Approach To Pushing Its ComScore Numbers Higher

    Glam's Not-So-Pretty, BFF Approach To Pushing Its ComScore Numbers Higher

    Glam Media loves to tout its comScore numbers, and uses them to claim it is the largest collection of women’s sites in the world. And that’s true when you count all of the affiliate sites Glam does not own or operate that it sells advertising for. That’s Glam’s entire business model: sign up sites that appeal to women, and sell ads across the entire network. In June, that… Read More

  • How Close Were Glam And Revolution Health To Merging?

    Women’s focused advertising network Glam Media, which raised $85 million in a combined debt and equity financing in February 2008 (they have raised a total of $115 million since 2004), was rumored to be mulling over a $1.3 billion acquisition offer just a couple of months later in May. It’s a safe bet to assume that the merger discussions were leaked directly by CEO Samir Arora or his… Read More

  • Sugar Inc Breaks Up With NBC, Brings Ad Sales In House

    Sugar Inc Breaks Up With NBC, Brings Ad Sales In House

    Fast growing women-focused blog network Sugar Inc announced that they’ve terminated their year-old ad sales relationship with NBC. All ad sales will now be via an in-house sales team, says the company. There was speculation that NBC’s recent investment in Blogher, arguably a competitor to Sugar, was to blame. But Sugar CEO Brian Sugar (guess where the company name came from) says this… Read More

  • How Beautiful is Glam?

    How Beautiful is Glam?

    Women’s ad network Glam Media thinks it’s worth more than $1.3 billion, reports Matt Marshall at VentureBeat. That’s how much an unnamed suitor is supposedly offering for Glam. But Marshall thinks that Glam will turn it down. The company has raised $115 million, most recently in an $85 million round. Glam runs ads on female-oriented Websites that it says reaches 64 million people… Read More