Received this press release from Paul O’Brien of Zvents:
Paul Levine Joins Zvents Board of Directors
AdBrite Executive and Former Yahoo Local GM Brings Depth and Expertise to Zvents Team
San Mateo, CA July 15, 2008 “ Zvents , a local search and advertising network featuring event listings to promote local businesses , today announced that Paul Levine, Vice President of Marketing of AdBrite , has joined Zvents’ board of directors.
We’re very pleased that Paul has joined our board, said Ethan Stock, Zvents CEO and co-founder. Paul’s considerable experience in local search and local advertising will help us enhance user satisfaction and merchant adoption across the Zvents Media Network . Paul’s years leading Yahoo!’s local efforts and his current position at AdBrite give him unique insights into search, advertising, and consumer behavior within a local context.
Zvents is a local search and advertising network of hundreds of web and mobile partners featuring event listings to promote local business. Using unique technology that enables location- and time-based search for businesses and events, Zvents helps millions of people find local businesses and discover things to do. Thousands of local merchants use Zvents’ free and paid listings products to submit local events and activities, thus promoting their businesses and providing unique and hard-to-find local content to users throughout Zvents.
Zvents has all the elements necessary to build a substantial business in local: an impressive technology platform, a top-tier distribution network, and an active merchant community generating unique local content, said Paul Levine. I’m excited to work with Zvents’ outstanding board and management team to help fuel the company’s future growth.
Paul Levine is the Vice President of Marketing at AdBrite, The Internet’s Ad Marketplace, where he is responsible for the company’s marketing, public relations, and customer operations. Prior to joining AdBrite, Levine was Vice President and General Manager of Yahoo! Local, where he ran Yahoo!’s yellow pages, local search, maps, events, classified, and real estate properties. At Yahoo!, Paul oversaw the launch of Yahoo! Local, grew it to become the internet’s leading local content property with over 20 million monthly users, and led the company’s local advertising partnerships and strategy.