[INSIDERS] Google Hire is sneaking up on the job posting market …
- Google Hire, stealthily.
- Azulis Capital announces the closing of its new fund, MMF V, endowed with 215 million euros.
- Despite a disappointing first quarter, Netflix is approaching 100 million subscribers.
- It’s Sherif Marakby’s turn to slam Uber’s door.
- Go-Jek raises $ 1 billion to stay in the race against Uber and Grab in Indonesia.
- Americans spend an average of 2h25 per day on mobile applications.
- The multi-channel customer relationship, myth or reality?
- The nominations: Carole Dubourg, Bernard Chesnet, Agathe Bousquet, Sébastien Noël…
Google is discreetly placing itself in the job posting market. This is what the American site reveals Axios which has pinpointed a beta version of “Google Hire”, on which companies are testing and posting their first ads. On this platform, they can directly manage their information.
The battle promises to be tough. LinkedIn (acquired by Microsoft), Glassdoor, Indeed… In the United States, heavyweights are already competing to capture a market estimated at 4 billion dollars in 2016. The latest to enter the dance, Facebook, with “Jobs”.
The private equity specialist Azulis Capital announces the closing of its new fund, Middle Market Fund V (MMF V), created in 2015. With a global envelope of 215 million euros, the MMF V fund will invest primarily in the health sectors, agri-food, distribution, consumer goods, and business services.
“Azulis is entering a new stage in its career, relying on the strengths that characterize the team: strong values as a responsible investor, aware of its economic and social usefulness; a proven ability to detect trends and support innovation in its holdings; a strong and efficient team, daring in its investment choices in the service of promising companies that we support in their transformation“, declared Pierre Jourdain, Chairman of the Board. Azulis has invested in LaBoutiqueOfficiel.com, Father & Sons, and Lampe Berger.
Another little effort for Netflix. The American video-on-demand giant is no longer very far from the 100 million subscriber mark. Netflix ended the first quarter of 2017 with 98.75 million subscribers in total, including 50.85 million in the United States. Over the first three months of the year, the streaming video platform garnered 4.95 million subscribers while it was targeting 5.20 million after an excellent last quarter of 2016 during which Netflix gained 7.1 millions of subscribers around the world. The American group is no longer very optimistic for the second quarter since it plans to attract 3.20 million additional subscribers.
In the first quarter of 2017, Netflix reported revenue of $ 2.6 billion, up 35%, to net profit of $ 178 million. For the first time, the American has also managed to generate an international profit ($ 43 million). Committed to a strategy of global expansion, Netflix plans to invest around $ 6 billion to produce 1,000 hours of original programming in 2017, up from 600 hours last year.
Read also: Close to 100 million subscribers, Netflix takes off ahead of Amazon Prime Video
Departures are linked within Uber. After Amit Singhal, Technical Director, Jeff Jones, Company President, and Rachel Whetstone, Communications Director, Sherif Marakby, responsible for the development of the autonomous car at Uber, decided to leave the firm of Travis Kalanick, only a year after his arrival from Ford.
Sherif Marakby’s enthusiasm for Uber’s self-driving car has certainly been dampened by accusations from Waymo, the Google subsidiary entirely dedicated to self-driving cars. The latter believes that Uber and its subsidiary of autonomous trucks Otto have stolen the intellectual property of Waymo. This case adds to the mountain of controversy at Uber. The company is also accused of cultivating a sexist culture internally in the United States, of spying on Lyft drivers or of competing unfairly against taxis, which caused it to leave the Denmark and Italy.
Uber denies stealing Google’s Waymo technology »> Uber denies stealing Google’s Waymo technology
The Indonesian start-up Go-Jek, which is developing a motorbike passenger transport service, is on track to complete a $ 1 billion funding round. This investment should enable the Jakarta-based company to compete against Uber and Grab, the other two major players in the Indonesian market. Earlier this year, the Singaporean start-up Grab pledged to invest 700 million dollars in Indonesia over the next four years as part of the “Grab 4 Indonesia” plan.
Read also: Grab, 750 million dollars for taxis, VTCs, delivery …
Mobile applications still have a bright future ahead of them. In fact, in the United States, adults will spend an average of 2.5 hours using a mobile application in 2017, compared to 26 minutes surfing on a mobile browser, according to data. eMarketer. And by 2019, they will spend 2 hours 43 minutes on their mobile applications (12% more than in 2017), compared to 27 minutes on mobile browsers.
As a direct consequence, mobile ad spending is split between mobile applications, at 84.9%, and mobile browsers for the remaining 15%. But while the time spent using an app increases, the number of apps used on average decreases, the report’s authors point out.
Read also: How to avoid seeing your mobile application uninstalled after a month, Mobile features VS applications: how to create value for the user?
More than 40% of questions asked by customers to a brand remain unanswered when asked through a channel that requires the intervention of a person (email, social networks, chat), according to the results of a study carried out by Eptica. And when a customer addresses a brand through channels “self-service»(Forums, online communities, etc.), more than a quarter (28%) of his questions remain unanswered.
** Methodology: Study carried out in February – March 2017, to measure the quality of customer conversations initiated by 42 French brands, in different sectors of activity (banking, insurance, e-commerce, transport, tourism).
Carole Dubourg appointed Commercial Director of Rocket Fuel
Rocket fuel announces the arrival of Carole Dubourg as commercial director. She was previously director of digital management at Doctissimo.
Bernard Chesnet promoted to director of Médiamétrie technologies and operations
Bernard Chesnet becomes director of technologies and operations of Mediametry. He previously held the position of Director of Technology and Information Systems.
Agathe Bousquet becomes president of Publicis Group in France
Publicis Group in France announces the arrival ofAgathe Bousquet as president. She was previously CEO of Havas.
Sébastien Noël joins LiveRamp as Sales Director France
Sebastien noel arrives at LiveRamp as Sales Director France. He previously served as Yahoo! Sales Director France.
Chefclub strengthens its team with two new appointments
Chefclub appoints two new collaborators. Floriane de Lussac joined Chefclub as commercial director. She previously held the position of Business Development Manager at Konbini. Gregory Tappero arrives at the post of technical director. He was previously R&D director at PeopleDoc.
Florian Bressand appointed Chief Operating Officer by Mirakl
Mirakl announces the arrival of Florian Bressand as Chief Operating Officer. He was previously Partner, Retail and Travel at McKinsey & Company.
Bertrand Dolbeau becomes Marketing Director La Poste Group product
La Poste Group announces the appointment of Bertrand dolbeau as product marketing director. He is the co-founder of Value Your Network, a start-up he left in March 2017.
Clever Cloud names two new collaborators
Clever Cloud strengthens its teams. Philippe Charriere becomes CSO & Tech evangelist. Laurent Doguin comes to the position of VP, Developer Relation.
Elzear Executive Search is looking for its Sales & Marketing Director (M / F)
Beauvais Airport (Sté SAGEB), with its turnover of 55 M € and its 250 employees, manages the third airport activity in Ile de France, with 4 million passengers per year. The airport generates some 1,300 direct jobs and nearly € 300 million in economic impact.
In a context of transformation of its business, the company has to diversify its sources of income, and to digitize its presence on the market. To do this, it is recruiting a new Sales and Marketing Director.
Reporting to the Deputy General Manager and member of the management committee, the sales and marketing director defines, coordinates and enforces the sales and marketing strategy with the aim of developing non-aeronautical revenues and airport services.
This income development will be achieved in particular by:
The increase in frequentation of the Paris-Beauvais shuttle, car parks and other airport services; the implementation of a strategy of diversification of turnover and products / services; monitoring of businesses and platform operators.
The animation of a new digital strategy of the airport with companies, tour operators, passengers of the entire catchment area of the airport and potential customers of the destination network (end of lines).
The development of aeronautical revenues with existing airlines; increased air traffic and the airport’s destination network; welcoming new scheduled and charter airlines and developing partnerships with travel agencies.