Demand Media Appoints Sean Moriarty As New CEO, Acquires Saatchi Online

Demand Media just announced that it has appointed former CEO of Ticketmaster and Saatchi Art, Sean Moriarty, as its new CEO. The company has also acquired Saatchi Online, Inc. which operates online art gallery Saatchi Art. Co-founder and interim CEO…

Demand Media Sells Creativebug, CoveritLive

Demand Media announced the sale of a couple of its properties on Monday: Creativebug and CoveritLive. The company acquired Creativebug just last year. The service provides online video workshops for arts and crafts. Think of it like a Google Helpouts…

Here’s A Look At Demand Media’s Latest Google-Proofing Efforts [Updated]

Article Updated: See the end. As reported last month, Demand Media is now extending its content creation services to brands, publishers and agencies, essentially selling the content it has been using to get search traffic, monetizing it thorough brand partnership-based…

Demand Media Sells Its Content Creation Services To Brands

Demand Media is extending its content creation services to brands, publishers and agencies. It’s also launching new content formats, like original photography, infographics and animated GIFs for clients. The company says it’s opening up access to its model for creating,…

Demand Media Earnings Continue To Suffer Google’s Wrath

Demand Media reported its financial results for Q4 and fiscal 2013 on Tuesday. The company continues to suffer at the hands of Google algorithm changes (it just so happens that this week marks the three-year anniversary of the Panda update).…

Demand Media Enters New Ad Partnership In Latin America

Demand Media announced that it has entered into a digital advertising partnership with Cisneros Interactive’s RedMas, which will see RedMas gain exclusive representation for branded digital ad solutions eHow en Español, in certain Latin American countries. Demand Media will provide…

Demand Media Further Prepares For Rightside Domain Spin-Off

Demand Media announced that it has filed a Form 10 registration statement with the SEC in preparation for the spin-off of its domain services business, which it recently announced would be called Rightside. “The Form 10 filing marks another key…

Variety Calls Demand Media ‘Epic Fail’

We’ve been following the Demand Media story with intrigue over the last few years, as it has proven to be the highest profile example of how a site can truly game Google, and make a business out of it, only…

Demand Media Revenue Down Thanks To Loss Of Search Referrals

Demand Media just announced its results for the third quarter. Revenue was down 2% year over year. Content and media revenue specifically was down 7%. Registrar revenue was up 11%, and mobile revenue doubled year over year. The company perhaps…

Demand Media Names Domain Services Business, CEO

Demand Media announced today that it has a new brand name for its soon-to-be spun off domain services business, and it has appointed a CEO to run it. The new brand will be Rightside, and the CEO will be current…

Demand Media Announces Significant Steps For Domain Business

Demand Media has a few pieces of domain-related news this morning. Its United TLD subsidiary is now officially an ICANN accredited gTLD registry, eNom and Name.com have signed the 2013 ICANN RAA, and the company has joined the Domain Name…

Richard Rosenblatt Steps Down As CEO And Chairman of Demand Media

Demand Media just announced that its board of directors has accepted the resignation of Richard Rosenblatt as CEO and chairman of the company. The resignation as CEO is effective as of October 31st, and resignation as chairman is effective immediately.…

Demand Media Gets New SVP Of Technology For United TLD

Demand Media announced on Wednesday that it has appointed recent hire Wayne MacLaurin to Senior Vice President of Technology for United TLD, a subsidiary of the company. The company says United TLD is investing in infrastructure to become a leader…

Demand Media Launches eHow Crafts, Google’s Algorithmic Effects Remain To Be Seen

Demand Media has launched a new channel for its popular eHow site – eHow Crafts. “We’ve seen explosive consumer demand for craft-related content on eHow, which is why we’re bringing together and adding a wide variety of helpful content in…

Google Was Not Kind To Demand Media In Q2

Demand Media just posted its earnings report for its Q2 earnings, with revenue and revenue ex-TAC up 9% year-over-year. Revenue growth, the company says, was primarily driven by 15% Owned & Opearted revenue growth. Registrar revenue grew by 10% year-over-year.…

Society6 Not Being Integrated With Other Demand Media Properties (At Least For Now)

Demand Media announced this week that it has acquired artist marketplace Society6 for $94 million. Users worried about changes under new corporate management don’t have much to be concerned about from the sound of it. At least not in the…

Demand Media Acquires Artist Marketplace Society6 For $94 Million

Demand Media just announced that it has acquired Society6, an ecommerce marketplace for artists. “All an artist needs to do is upload their artwork or design and consumers can customize a wide range or products, from iPhones to T-shirts to…

Demand Media Announces Designs.com Platform For gTLDs

Demand Media announced that later this year, it will launch Designs.com, as the new gTLDs become available. The site will feature a platform to create designs for sites utilizing the new domain extensions. “The goal is to have easy ways…

Demand Media Announces Domain Business HQ In Dublin

Demand Media announced today that it is opening its largest international office in Dublin, which will serve as the company’s international headquarters for its domain business. Last month, the company announced that it intends to split its content and domain…

Demand Media: Etsy And Pinterest Will Feed Interest In Creativebug

As previously reported, Demand Media announced today that it has acquired arts and crafts e-learning site Creativebug as part of its push to expand into paid content offerings. During a recent earnings call, the company expressed such an initiative, leading…