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Paul Levine Joins Zvents Board of Directors



2008-07-15 07:24:00

Paul Levine Joins Zvents Board of Directors

AdBrite Executive and Former Yahoo Local GM Brings Depth and Expertise to Zvents Team

SAN MATEO, CA–(EMWNews – July 15, 2008) – Zvents, a local search and advertising network featuring

event listings to promote local businesses, today announced that Paul

Levine, Vice President of Marketing of AdBrite, has joined Zvents’ board of


“We’re very pleased that Paul has joined our board,” said Ethan Stock,

Zvents CEO and co-founder. “Paul’s considerable experience in local search

and local advertising will help us enhance user satisfaction and merchant

adoption across the Zvents Media

Network. Paul’s years leading Yahoo!’s local efforts and his current

position at AdBrite give him unique insights into search, advertising, and

consumer behavior within a local context.”

Zvents is a local search and advertising network of hundreds of web and

mobile partners featuring event listings to promote local business. Using

unique technology that enables location- and time-based search for

businesses and events, Zvents helps millions of people find local

businesses and discover things to do. Thousands of local merchants use

Zvents’ free and paid listings products to submit local events and

activities, thus promoting their businesses and providing unique and

hard-to-find local content to users throughout Zvents.

“Zvents has all the elements necessary to build a substantial business in

local: an impressive technology platform, a top-tier distribution network,

and an active merchant community generating unique local content,” said

Paul Levine. “I’m excited to work with Zvents’ outstanding board and

management team to help fuel the company’s future growth.”

Paul Levine is the Vice President of Marketing at AdBrite, The Internet’s

Ad Marketplace, where he is responsible for the company’s marketing, public

relations, and customer operations. Prior to joining AdBrite, Levine was

Vice President and General Manager of Yahoo! Local, where he ran Yahoo!’s

yellow pages, local search, maps, events, classified, and real estate

properties. At Yahoo!, Paul oversaw the launch of Yahoo! Local, grew it to

become the internet’s leading local content property with over 20 million

monthly users, and led the company’s local advertising partnerships and



Zvents is a local search and advertising network of hundreds of web and

mobile partners, featuring event listings to promote local business. Using

unique search technology, which enables location- and time-based search for

businesses and events, Zvents provides users with a compelling search and

discovery experience, while enabling local merchants and advertisers to

effectively promote their businesses. Zvents connects local businesses

with millions of monthly users in diverse categories including music,

movies, restaurants, sports, retail shopping, and community. The company

aggregates rich business and event information from web sites,

user-contributed content, and 3rd party sources, and integrates

high-quality partner editorial content with its search index. The company

is a leader in local search relevance and is the main sponsor of the

open-source Hypertable project.

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