All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘GoDaddy’

Here’s What The GoDaddy IPO Looked Like [GDDY]

GoDaddy held its initial public offering today with shares jumping as much as 34% after the stock’s debut. It opened at $26.15, 31% over the IPO price, and worked its way up to $26.84. It’s fallen a bit since then, and is at $26.15 as of the time of this writing. GoDaddy is trading as GDDY on the New York …

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Danica Patrick Defends GoDaddy Puppy Ad, Scoffs At Our Culture

Danica Patrick was disappointed that she didn’t get to be in another GoDaddy Super Bowl ad this year. Her sponsor, GoDaddy, always has great Super Bowl ads. Some of them are a little controversial, not because of their message, but because of Danica Patrick’s lack of clothing. This year’s ad also felt the sting of controversy, but for a completely …

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GoDaddy Announces ‘Unpredictable’ Super Bowl Ad

GoDaddy, a company known almost as much for its Super Bowl ads as its actual services, announced that it will be appearing in a spot during the Super Bowl yet again in 2015. While typically, the company runs multiple ads during the big game, it will be running just a single 30-second spot this time around. This is, according to …

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GoDaddy Announces New Online Stores For Small Businesses

GoDaddy on Thursday announced the launch of the new GoDaddy Online Store for small businesses, where they can create an e-commerce presence and sell their items online. The idea behind it is to make the process of gaining an online presence as easy for businesses as possible. Businesses aren’t expected or required to have a lot of Internet experience. With …

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GoDaddy Teams Up With Stripe For Small Business Sales

GoDaddy announced on Thursday that it has partnered with Stripe to make it easier for small businesses to sell online. The partnership will enable businesses to get instant credit approval, begin accepting credit card payments and access funds more quickly. “We want to ensure we solve the critical pain points e-commerce merchants face when they build their online stores. Setting …

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GoDaddy Buys Email Marketing Firm Mad Mimi

GoDaddy announced on Wednesday that it has acquired email marketing company Mad Mimi, whose offerings have been geared toward small businesses. GoDaddy’s efforts of late have also been focused specifically on small businesses, so boosting its email marketing efforts for the segment seems like a no-brainer. Mad Mimi founder and CEO Gary Levitt said, “We built Mad Mimi with a …

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GoDaddy Takes Another Turn With Its Advertising

GoDaddy announced on Wednesday that it has hired a new ad agency – Barton F. Graf 9000. The agency is known for work with companies like Kayak, Unilever, and Dish. GoDaddy hired Deutsch New York a couple years ago, and appeared to be shifting away from the controversial “GoDaddy Girls” strategy with small business-oriented ads including some with Jean Claude …

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GoDaddy Files for a $100 Million IPO

In 2006, web hosting company GoDaddy.com decided it was time to file for an initial public offering (IPO). However, it quickly changed its mind after learning that it would have to take a 50 percent haircut (a loss on the market-value of a stock to provide a cushion for the brokerage company in case the investment loses money) on its …

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GoDaddy To Try This IPO Thing Again

Set to go public, GoDaddy has filed its S1 with the SEC, proposing an initial public offering of shares of its Class A common stock. Rumors had been heating up earlier this year that the company would move ahead with an iPO, but it’s now official. From the press release: Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and …

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GoDaddy Executive Running for Arizona Governor

A former GoDaddy executive filed nominating petitions last week to enter the Republican primary for governor of Arizona. Christine Jones, a former legal counsel for the Scottsdale-based website hosting company, submitted her paperwork on Tuesday, the opening day of the regular filing period for the August primary. Jones, who calls herself an “unapologetic conservative,” endorses gun rights, border security and …

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GoDaddy Partners With Spree To Offer eCommerce Solutions To Small Businesses

Last year, GoDaddy moved away from super models to focus on small businesses and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Since then, the the company has entered into a number of key strategic partnerships to help out small businesses with everything from email management to eCommerce solutions. GoDaddy announced today that it has partnered up with Spree Commerce to offer its open-source eCommerce …

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Danica Patrick Involved in Big Crash at Daytona

NASCAR driver Danica Patrick was involved in a big crash at Sunday’s Daytona 500, effectively ending her night 145 laps into the 200-lap race and giving her a 40th place finish. According to a post-race report on Patrick’s website, the cars of Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, and Brian Scott got together and started a chain reaction crash. Almirola slammed into …

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