Dec 4th 2013
In addition, Brian is a nationally recognized pop culture expert who has spent his entire career managing premiere consumer media brands.
He joins AOL from HGTV where he was Director of Original Programming and Development -- overseeing more than 500 hours of programming for many of the network's most popular titles and some of my personal favorites, like "House Hunters" and "Selling New York/Selling LA."
Prior to HGTV, Brian spent many years at NBC and the Today Show, where he launched the very successful fourth hour of "TODAY" with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.
I sat down with Brian recently to get his thoughts on joining the AOL family.
Dec 4th 2013
Institutional Investor has just published the winners of the 2014 All-America Executive Team, featuring America's best CEOs, CFOs, IR professionals and IR programs. We're honored that AOL's Eoin Ryan is ranked in first place for Best Investor Relations Professional!
This year, 1,405 portfolio managers and buy-side analysts, as well as 1,209 sell-side analysts voted in the survey across 48 sectors.
Our mission at AOL has always been to communicate with Wall Street in an open and transparent manner, and work in partnership with our holders and analysts. Congratulations to Eoin and our Investor Relations team for their honest and visionary work ethic, always acting in the best interest of the Company and its shareholders.
Dec 3rd 2013
Helping others is in our core DNA – so when typhoon Haiyan recently hit the Philippines, AOLers worldwide sprung into action. Coming up with a plan that involved both consumers and employees, we raised a quarter of a million dollars for typhoon Haiyan relief.
In the wake of the devastation, AOLers jumped in quickly from all sides of the company: leveraging our unique AOL.com Cause of the Day module, we rallied our AOL users to donate; leveraging the AOL UK homepage, we put a call out to all AOL UK users that for every pound they donated to relief efforts, we would match up to 10,000 pounds; and, utilizing our Community Relations site, employees raised money and AOL matched the amount through our Matching Grants program.
AOL is also providing support for the relief effort via content, and we're working with our partner, Network for Good, to provide opportunities for consumers to easily donate.
We've made great progress and are committed to continuing relief efforts. Thank you to all the AOLers who have supported this important cause. Click here to find out how you can help.
Nov 25th 2013
AOL was selected from more than 13,000 nominations, with criteria that included worker satisfaction, flexibility, work/life balance and workplaces that employees enjoying going to each day. Once the nominations were narrowed down to the top 200, the companies were compared by size and the final 50 were selected.
To celebrate, the Dulles campus enjoyed a drop-by breakfast at three locations.
Nov 22nd 2013
The two-day getaway will be jam packed with thrilling NASCAR experiences including the opportunity to drive a real NASCAR race car through the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, an intimate dinner with Kwasniewski and VIP access to NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week activities, which celebrate the top 13 Sprint Cup Series drivers of the racing season. As a part of Champion's Week, the winner and his/her guest will witness first-hand a traditional NASCAR start line as the champs cruise down Las Vegas Boulevard, performing burn-outs and authentic pit stops in front of the Bellagio Fountain during the famous NASCAR Victory Lap.
For the chance to win, audiences must re-tweet a special message from @AOLOriginals. The promotion is in conjunction with the launch of a bonus episode that documents Kwasniewski's frightening crash at New Hampshire Motor Speedway earlier this fall and his dramatic championship win!
Contestants must be 16 years or older and reside within the United States. Entries are eligible 9 a.m. EST on Nov. 21 through 11:59 p.m. EST on Nov.24. For official contest rules, visit http://on.fb.me/1c720Lj.