Madgex launches its first US job board for Star Tribune - no. 11 US newspaper
7 July 2009
7 July 2009
Madgex is launching its first US job board for no. 11 ranking US newspaper; Minneapolis Star Tribune (www.startribune.com/jobs).
Star Tribune made the decision to move to the Madgex Job Board platform due to its UI design and innovation focus. Madgex's Job Board platform simplifies user journeys to maximise conversions and revenues.
Star Tribune’s new job board is launching just 4 weeks after signing the contract with Madgex. Such short lead times are possible due to Madgex’s investment in an evolving core platform, which is offered to clients on a fully managed, all inclusive basis.
Madgex’s commitment to ongoing innovation means that the new Star Tribune jobs platform will continually evolve to keep ahead of the competition.
Madgex invests in extensive user research to test and improve the Madgex platform for the both job seekers and recruiters.
Jamie Flaws, VP Classified Advertising at Star Tribune comments “We are impressed by Madgex’s focus on UI and emerging trends and technologies. We have managed to launch a job board that positions us for growth, and offers cost efficiency. The transition was well managed by the team at Madgex, with them showing great attention to detail and a strong commitment to meeting our needs.We are looking forward to phase 2 of our implementation.”
The market in the US has previously been dominated by a few companies offering classified software for Cars, Real Estate and Recruitment.
Madgex sees the online recruitment market as a specialist market which often represents a large proportion of its clients’ online revenues. It therefore focuses solely on job board technology and is committed to innovation and thought leadership in this field.
Simon Conroy, CEO at Madgex comments “We are very pleased to have developed this relationship with Star Tribune. This is the first of a number of conversations that have reached fruition. We are planning to open a US office in 2010, and plan to have people from our dedicated US sales team visiting prospective clients in the US every month until then.”
Madgex offers local business hours support to its clients covering the whole of the US & Canada.
Star Tribune ranks 11th in US newspapers (Source: ABC FAS-FAX Circulation averages for six months ended March 2009 (Audit Bureau of Circulations)),