WebMediaBrands Inc. Reports Financial Results For Its First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011; First Quarter Revenues Increase 18%
New York, NY - May 11, 2011 - WebMediaBrands Inc., (Nasdaq: WEBM) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011.
Revenues for the first quarter of 2011 were $2.2 million compared to revenues of $1.9 million for the same period in 2010. Revenues from online job board postings were up 45% compared to the same period last year. Net loss was $1.3 million during the first quarter of 2011 compared to a loss of $1.9 million during the same period in 2010.
"We continued to demonstrate rapid growth during the first quarter, despite not having the benefit of any trade shows during the quarter, while continuing to contain our operating expenses," stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of WebMediaBrands Inc. "We anticipate continued growth in the coming quarters as our website traffic grows along with our various lines of business," added Meckler.
During the first quarter, WebMediaBrands announced the acquisition of the assets of the SemanticOverflow.com website, the acquisitions of the assets of the FacebookMarketing.de and Twittercism.com blogs and the acquisition of the trade show and related assets of the European Semantic Technology Conference. WebMediaBrands also entered into a joint venture with pedigital GmbH to launch AllFacebookStats.com.
Also during the first quarter, the Company announced the launch of its Social Media Boot Camp, an innovative 8-week online conference and workshop that ran from March 23 - May 11, 2011 and will run again from June 8 - July 28, 2011.
WebMediaBrands Inc. 1st Quarter 2011 Financial Results Conference Call Alert
WebMediaBrands Inc. invites you to participate in its conference call reviewing 2011 first quarter results on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 12:00 noon EDT.
The conference call number is 888-297-8964 for domestic participants and 719-325-2150 for international participants; confirmation code "6387080." Please call five minutes in advance to ensure that you are connected prior to the presentation. The conference call replay will be available until Wednesday, May 18, 2011. Replay call numbers are 888-203-1112 for domestic participants and 719-457-0820 for international participants; confirmation code "6387080."
About WebMediaBrands Inc.
WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) (http://www.webmediabrands.com), headquartered in New York, NY, is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, and career services to media and creative professionals through a portfolio of vertical online properties, communities, and trade shows. The Company's online business includes: (i) mediabistro.com, a leading blog network providing content, education, community, and career resources (including the industry's leading online job board) about major media industry verticals including new media, social media, Facebook, TV news, sports news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, mobile, and the Semantic Web; and (ii) AllCreativeWorld.com, a leading network of online properties providing content, education, community, career, and other resources for creative and design professionals. The Company's online business also includes community, membership and e-commerce offerings including a freelance listing service, a marketplace for designing and purchasing logos and premium membership services. The Company's trade show and educational offerings include conferences, online and in-person courses, and video subscription libraries on topics covered by the Company's online business.
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