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Feb 13th 2014

AOL Canada Hires Susan Byng as Head of Specialist Sales

AOL Canada announced to the industry today that they have hired Susan Byng in an important new leadership role as Head of Specialist Sales.

Under Susan's leadership, the Sales Specialist team, which will include all product specialist sales resources, will drive deep focus on products and platforms, including programmatic, premium formats, branded content, video and mobile advertising solutions and ensure that we are working together with our partners to drive innovation in the advertising space.

Susan has distinguished herself in the Canadian digital industry through increasingly senior roles at Yellow Pages, Canoe, Bell Canada, Canwest, and most recently Microsoft where she led a high performance team of AEs and Sales Specialists. We are thrilled to welcome her to the AOL Canada team.

We are also pleased to announce that Dana Toering, AOLC Head of Sales, will take on additional responsibilities for driving revenue success for AOL Canada. Dana will lead all revenue efforts for AOL Canada, including sales, business development, publisher and member services. In this role, all AOL Canada Account Executives and business development resources will continue to report to Dana and he will add publisher and member services resources to his team.

Vivian Ip, AOLC Head of Agency Development, will also take on new sales operations responsibility and, in collaboration with Andrew Consky, AOLC Director of Research, will take on responsibility for delivering thought leadership through research to our valued clients.

Great news for the success of AOL Canada. Congratulations to Dana & Vivian and welcome Susan!!

Apr 11th 2013

AOL Canada Ranked One of the Best Places to Work

AOL Canada is proud and honored to have been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada, ranking fourth on this year's list.

This list of "Best Workplaces in Canada" is compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. The competition process is based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from a survey completed by a random selection of employees, along with their open-ended comments about their organization; the remaining one-third of the score comes from an in-depth review of the organization's culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture.

This award just helps to validate our approach to the workspace. We are dedicated to encouraging a positive work environment with initiatives such as work benefits, health and fitness programs, charity work and educational opportunities. With a dedicated leadership team led by Graham Moysey, general manager of AOL Canada and SVP of AOL Global O&O, we embrace a transparent strategy that includes all employees as thought leaders and contributors.

We're especially excited to win this award in the midst of huge growth over the past three years, - we now have offices in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.

Join us! To see if there is an AOL opportunity out there for you, visit our Careers site.

Oct 15th 2012

The Huffington Post - Big News in Canada

We're thrilled to share with you the news that The Huffington Post has just become Canada's largest national news site, with a record 3.9 million monthly unique visitors in Canada, compared to key national news competitors, including The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and National Post*.

In reference to the recent release of the September data from comScore Inc. we could not be more excited with the great news!

Since the site launched in May 2011, Canadian unique visitors to The Huffington Post have grown by 150% and the average visitor spends more than 17 minutes on our sites**.

In Canada, there are 3 regional editions of The Huffington Post, including Le Huffington Post Québec, The Huffington Post Alberta and The Huffington Post British Columbia. We have launched 12 Canadian specific sections, including HuffPost Canada Style, Living, Music, Impact, Art de Vivre, Travel and more! In addition to our traffic growth, we have seen our social community flourish with over 1,400 bloggers, in excess of 2 million social actions per month, over 20,000 weekly comments and have a social following of more than 65,000 fans on Facebook and more than 46,000 Twitter followers – now that is breaking news!

Our blend of unique Canadian programming, original reporting, photo and video galleries on people's favorite topics and stories and our signature mix of blogs and a strong DNA for social news and sharing have quickly propelled us to a leadership position in the Canadian marketplace.

*comScore Inc., Total Canada, Home and Work. Sept 2012. [E] Huffington Post Global compared to [P] The Globe And Mail, [M] Toronto Star, [S] and National Post Sites.
** comScore Inc., Total Canada, Home and Work. June 2011 vs. Sept 2012. [E] Huffington Post Global.

Oct 1st 2012

AOL Canada Joins in Huge WE Day Event in Toronto



More than 20,000 young people turned out last Friday in Toronto for We Day, an event that aims to empower and inspire Canadian youth for social change, and AOL Canada and HuffPost Impact Canada were proud to be part of it. For the second year in a row, we partnered with Free the Children, which sponsors the annual event in Toronto and other Canadian cities.

HuffPost Impact Canada's "Be the Change" campaign featured a video booth activation for attendees to voice what they will do to drive social change locally, nationally or internationally. You'll find extensive coverage of We Day on HuffPost Impact Canada, including exclusive interviews with speakers and performers Nelly Furtado, Martin Sheen, Romeo Dallaire, Shawn Desman, Jennifer Hudson and Justin Trudeau, along with a We Day big page specific to the event.

We'll also participate in We Day in Vancouver on October 18 and Calgary on October 24. In support of Free the Children earlier this year, AOL Canada raised $25,000 to Adopt-a-Village in Kenya and sent seven employees to Africa to support the construction of a local school. AOL is very proud of the partnership and will continue efforts to support the Free the Children organization.

Check out full coverage of the event here, and the video below.


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