All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Bob Parsons’

Go Daddy CEO Warren Adelman Steps Down

Warren Adelman, who took over as CEO of Go Daddy, after Bob Parsons stepped down last year, has stepped down from his position to assume a new role as Special Advisor for Strategy and Global Policy at the company. Scott Wagner has been named interim CEO, as the company’s Board of Directors searches for a new one. Adelman had not …

Read More

GoDaddy Experiences Massive SOPA Backlash

So, what’s worse? Bad PR due to the perhaps unnecessary killing of a wild elephant or a mass exodus due to supporting one of the most combative pieces of legislation to address the Internet, perhaps ever? News of GoDaddy’s support of SOPA hit its crescendo over the Christmas weekend, spurred on by Jimmy Wales’ announcement of his intentions to move …

Read More

Dan Wheldon Remembered By IndyCar Sponsor Bob Parsons

On Sunday, the sports world was hit with the tragic loss of IndyCar champion Dan Wheldon. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner died after a massive 15-car crash at the Indy 300 race in Las Vegas. He was 33. Wheldon, who was born in England, was one of the sport’s young stars, and his death hit the racing community pretty hard. …

Read More

GoDadddy Hits 50 Million Domain Milestone

Remember all of that controversy this year around GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons killing an elephant? There was a lot of talk about sites jumping ship and moving over to GoDaddy competitors. In fact, competitors were capitalizing on the controversy, offering sites that switched domain providers from GoDaddy special deals. It appears that this all didn’t put too much of a …

Read More

GoDaddy Wants to “Do the Right Thing” with Former White House Advisor

Go Daddy announced today that it has added former White House Advisor Andrew Kline as its new Deputy General Counsel for Global Policy. In fact, Go Daddy says he’s joining to help join the company’s “fight to do the right thing.” That is, at least when it comes to the Internet. Not everyone agrees about the company’s approach to the …

Read More

GoDaddy Looks Unscathed By Bob Parsons Elephant Killing

If you want to boost sales for your business, kill an elephant. No, seriously – take a video of yourself shooting an elephant in the dark as well as the subsequent slaughtering and throw it up on YouTube. Then, advertise said video all over Twitter. Once you start to receive any backlash, double-down on your position that said elephant killing …

Read More

GoDaddy CEO Links to More Footage From Controversial Elephant Killing

Every time we think GoDaddy has tried to put to rest the controversy over CEO Bob Parsons killing an elephant, Parsons brings it back up. This time he has tweeted a link to a a cover story for NRA digital magazine America’s 1st Freedom, which reports in line with Parsons’ own defense for his actions. Do you think Parsons was …

Read More

Indianapolis 500 Broadcast to Unveil New GoDaddy Ad

Domain hosting company GoDaddy.com is set to once again to sponsor Sunday’s broadcast of the Indianapolis 500. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the famed race. The company, known for their advertisements that ask audiences to “see what happens next” will also be unveiling a new commercial during the broadcast. The new ad will star Danica Patrick, who will …

Read More

GoDaddy Sets Philanthropy Record

GoDaddy announced today that it has already donated more money to charities in 2011 than it did all of last year, which was $3.4 million. This year, the company says GoDaddy Cares, it’s philanthropic arm, surpassed the $4.2 million mark last weekend at the Make-A-Wish Ball in Scottsdale. While GoDaddy has a history of donating to a number of charitable …

Read More

GoDaddy CEO Calls Critic a Bully in Twitter Name Calling Session

GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons is still on the defensive about his controversial elephant killing, which made some big publicity waves for the company a couple months ago. The issue seemed to have died down for the most part, as far as the public eye was concerned, but it was brought back up when GoDaddy itself mentioned it again in a …

Read More

GoDaddy Brings Up the Elephant Ordeal in Press Release About Haiti Donations

As reported a few weeks ago, GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons tweeted that the company was donating $500,000 to the charity Hope for Haiti, the second such donation it had made since the earthquake in Haiti in early 2010. Despite numerous charitable efforts from the company over the years, some critics suggested this was a PR move to aid in the …

Read More

GoDaddy CEO Breaks Twitter Silence Following Elephant Killing Controversy

GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons has been pretty quiet for a couple weeks following the controversy that blew up around a video he posted online in which he killed an elephant in Zimbabwe. As said controversy ignited, he went on the defensive, and certainly did have his supporters, but the comments we’ve received on our coverage indicate that most found the …

Read More

Page 1 of 212»