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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.

Mar 19th 2013

Autoblog Canada Launches French Language Edition, Autoblog Québec

Good news for gear heads in Québec! AOL Canada just announced the launch of Autoblog Québec, the French language edition of its popular automotive site Autoblog Canada. Autoblog Québec will be led by editor Jean-François Savoie who will combine award-winning content from the international editions of the site, with featured content from key contributors and local journalists from across the province.

With 50 percent of Quebecers (3 million UVs) currently visiting automotive sites, Autoblog Québec will provide a new destination for original automotive news and industry content, car reviews, international auto show coverage and captivating best-in-class photo and video galleries to a highly engaged audience*.


The launch will extend the distinctive and authoritative voice and original content offered by Autoblog Canada to French speaking visitors. The expansion only further supports AOL Canada's commitment to growth for both French language sites and original local content, as Autoblog Québec joins Le Huffington Post Québec in AOL Canada's growing French language portfolio.

For more info on Autoblog, see what it's up to in the U.S: http://www.autoblog.com/




*Source: comScore, Inc., Total Canada, Home and Work, January 2013
**PMB/comScore, 2012 Fall Fusion

Jul 17th 2012

AOL Canada Chooses Shop.CA To Power Shopping Tab on AOL.ca

AOL.ca users can now enjoy a whole new shopping experience through our partnership with SHOP.CA.

To create a new social shopping culture in Canada, SHOP.CA and AOL Canada will kick off a campaign that includes Walletpop.ca daily deals and even a direct link to SHOP.CA from the AOL.ca main menu bar.

SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada's leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in June 2012, SHOP.CA offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.

Visit the new experience by heading to AOL.ca and clicking "Shop" in the top navigation bar.

Jul 13th 2012

AOL Canada Announces Key New Hires

AOL Canada is getting set to go west this summer with The Huffington Post Canada's regional expansion across the Western territories, and what better way to get started than adding amazing talent to the team.

The upcoming launch of HuffPost B.C. & Alberta sites will mark the second regional expansion for The Huffington Post Canada this year, following the launch of Le Huffington Post Québec in February 2012. Traffic and advertiser demand have been strong for the site in Quebec, with 199% growth in UVs since launch and a social following of more than 26,600.

Joining the Canadian editorial team are Andree Lau, Michelle Butterfield and Patrick Bellerose:

  • Andree Lau joins the team as News Editor, HuffPost B.C. after a career at CBC in Vancouver, Calgary and New Brunswick. She worked as an integrated journalist in Vancouver and also was a web editor for cbc.ca in Calgary.
  • Michelle Butterfield joins as Associate News Editor, HuffPost Alberta. Butterfield comes from The Calgary Herald, where she was a digital editor and spearheaded their social media strategy.
  • Patrick Bellerose joins the team as News Editor, Le Huffington Post Québec, reporting to managing editor, Patrick White. Bellerose's experience includes work as a journalist and online editor at Info Presse Magazine, as well as a regular contributor to Branchez-Vous.com, Les Affaires, Urbania, Marketing Magazine, Must Alimentaire, L'Actualité alimentaire, Jobboom and L'Actualité.

With growth across Canada in full bloom this summer, AOL Canada has also made additions to the sales team:

  • Sydney Robertson has joined as Account Executive and has deep knowledge and experience in digital media from previous sales roles with Yahoo!, Glam Media and Rogers Media.
  • Jeffrey Wood has joined as Account Manager and comes to AOL from Olive Media.
  • Tanya Iliakis is relocating to Vancouver to fill the role of Western Canada Account Executive after two years as an Account Executive in the AOL Toronto office.

AOL Canada, led by GM, Graham Moysey, now has offices in Toronto, Quebec, and soon to open in Calgary and Vancouver, and offers consumers and advertisers a network of premium properties, including AOL.ca, The Huffington Post Canada, Autoblog Canada, Moviefone, Engadget, Everyday Health others, reaching an audience of 10.2M unique visitors per month in Canada.

*Source: comScore, Inc., Total Canada, Home and Work, May 2012. The Huffington Post data from [E] Huffington Post Global.

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