I hosted a BD gathering last week at the Coffee Shop down in Union Square.
Good turnout with business development professionals including Chris Hunter from Yahoo Finance, Mike Dehm and Stephen Smith from Reuters, Nolly Evans from CNBC, Carolyn Levy from AOL Money, Virge Cavalli from Bankrate, Josh Cohen from Google News, Sandy Brown from TheStreet and Marissa O’Hare from Forbes, to name a few of the attendees.
The CNNMoney BD team was in attendance, including Melissa Davis and Michelle Savage.
It was Mojito night in the back room where we swilled, spilled and chatted about online publishing, the soft Q’1 with respect to online sales, advertising networks, traffic from Google and Yahoo search, and other challenges facing this stalwart team.
Next BD gathering – TBD. Shooting for a June timetable and may invite a few GM’s to pepper the conversation with product development and ad ops.