seeks global marketer

Online dating site operator is looking for a vice-president of international marketing, to be based in its north London offices.

According to a spokeswoman, the position is a new one, reporting to international chief operating officer Joe Cohen. It involves responsibility for global brand development in all markets outside the US and carries a basic salary of &£100,000. operates online dating sites in 32 countries and 18 languages, with more than 1 million paying subscribers globally and turnover of nearly $200m (&£106m) in 2004. It is owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp, the US media group that recently launched a $1.85bn (&£980m) agreed takeover bid for search engine company Ask Jeeves. IAC also owns Expedia, Ticketmaster and television channel Home Shopping Network.

According to independent measurement company ComScore Media Metrix, is the leading online dating company in Europe. In January, sites drew nearly 5.7 million unique visitors. MSN Dating & Personals, which is powered by, was second. Taking into account partnerships with a number of European portal operators, such as MSN, Tiscali, and Wanadoo,’s total reach was put at more than 9.4 million visitors. ComScore says more than 35 million people in Europe visited an online dating site in January.


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