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Marchex boosts revenues, profits

Seattle mobile advertising company Marchex today reported revenue of $39.7 million, and net income of $597,000 for the fourth quarter. That compares to revenue of $32.4 million and a net loss of $33.5 million in the same period in 2012. “Marchex made significant strides in 2013 as we expanded our Call Analytics technology, won new… Read More

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These industries get cussed out more than any others

From the folks who earlier this year brought us the list of the most foul-mouthed Americans (yes, my home state of Ohio is frickin’ No. 1) here comes the latest in expletive-tossing. Marchex, the Seattle mobile advertising company, has put together a list of the industries that get cussed out the most on the phone…. Read More

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Digital ad vet Clark Kokich named chief strategy officer at Marchex

Marchex is making a big bet on mobile performance advertising, and it has hired an experienced leader to help lead the charge. The Seattle company today announced that Clark Kokich, an online advertising veteran who most recently served as chairman of Razorfish, has joined as chief strategy officer. At Razorifish, the digital agency and largest operating unit… Read More

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Marchex co-founder John Keister announces resignation

Marchex co-founder John Keister, who has served as the company’s chief operating officer and president over the years and most recently filled the role of executive vice chairman, has announced his resignation from the company effective immediately. Keister had served on the board of Marchex since it was founded in January 2003 along with former… Read More

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Yes, I’m from frickin’ Ohio, and I cuss up a storm

Those around the GeekWire offices know that I occasionally like to drop an f-bomb or two every once in a while. It’s not in anger, typically. It just kind of feels nice rolling off the tongue. Now, I’ve got an excuse for my potty mouth. It’s a cultural thing. I’m from mother f***ing Ohio, dammit!… Read More

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Mobile ad spending drives slight revenue growth for Marchex

More spending toward mobile consumers helped Seattle-based online advertising company Marchex, as it reported a slight bump in revenue on its first quarter earnings report. “Momentum across our Call Products drove accelerating growth in the first quarter,” Russell Horowitz, CEO of Marchex, said in a press release. “Advertisers are spending more marketing dollars going after mobile… Read More

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Marchex to split in two, form new ad and domain marketplace Archeo

The name Archeo is derived from the Greek word “arche” — meaning beginning. And that’s exactly what’s happening with Seattle-based online advertising company Marchex — a new beginning. The 9-year-old company is announcing today that its board has authorized a plan to split into two separate public companies, one operating under the name of Marchex… Read More

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Marchex rings up revenues on call advertising growth

Marchex placed a significant bet two years ago that the phone call wasn’t dead. Now, the Seattle online advertising company is experiencing growth in that business, reporting today that revenues increased to $39.9 million during the third quarter, up from $24.2 million for the same period last year. Net income was $1.2 million, which compared… Read More

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Marchex sells Foodie.com to Glam Media’s Samir Arora

Prior to getting into the call advertising business, Marchex was a big acquirer of domain names. But that’s no longer the Seattle company’s focus. And, as a result, the Russ Horowitz-led advertising company continues to sell off its old portfolio. One of those transactions occurred last week, and it was a big one. Marchex spokesman… Read More