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New Era for AOL
"AOL became an independent, public company on December 10, 2009. The company has a strong strategy, a clear mission and a firm commitment to delivering value.
Learn about the new AOL in this video from Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong.
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AOL’s mission is: To inform, entertain and connect the world.
Stock Ticker: AOL common stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “AOL”.
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AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of more than 80 premium branded and niche content sites. Approximately 80 percent of AOL’s content is originally produced by top editorial talent, including nine Pulitzer Prize Winners, seven Baseball Hall of Fame Voters, three Heisman Trophy Voters and two Pro Football Hall of Fame Voters. AOL has leading offerings in content, advertising and communications. The company is focused on building the highest quality content for consumers and the best products and services for its advertising and publishing partners, AOL operates the largest domestic advertising network, measured by reach.
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AOL’s content brands include AOL.com, Moviefone, FanHouse, ParentDish, Asylum, Spinner, DailyFinance, BlackVoices, AOL Latino, PoliticsDaily, Engadget, WalletPop, Patch. and many others.
AOL owns and operates more than 80 content sites covering topics about which people are passionate. Our talented journalists produce content that is accurate, intriguing, impartial and fair.
The #1 network for five straight years
Sixty months in a row and counting. That's how long Advertising.com has topped comScore's ranks of ad networks, reaching nearly 91 percent of the U.S. online population. And we have no intention of stepping down.
But reach is only one measure of a network's power. Advertising.com couples its scale with the most advanced optimization technology in the industry, AdLearn, making it possible to target any section of that massive audience with remarkable precision.
AdLearn analyzes your campaign's performance in real-time, and updates ad placements every hour based on your objectives, whether you're after clicks, conversions, volume or any other metric.
If your customers are online, they're on our network. We can help you – and your brand – find them.
AOL will mark its 25th anniversary in 2010.
The company was founded in 1985 as Quantum Computer Services and launched its first online service – Q-LINK – on the Commodore 64 the same year. The name “America Online” was originally proposed in an employee contest and the company officially became America Online, Inc., commonly called AOL, in 1991. In 2006, the company officially changed its name to AOL and began offering its content and services free of charge to Web users.
The AOL Running Man was introduced in 1996 when the icon was featured in the sign on process for the AOL service and then became the icon for AIM in 1997. In 2009, the Running Man was inducted into the Madison Avenue Advertising Walk of Fame and was also recognized in the Advertising Icon Museum.
Tim Armstrong is AOL’s Chairman and CEO, responsible for setting the company’s strategy and overseeing the business and day-to-day operations. Prior to joining AOL in 2009, Armstrong was in charge of Google’s North American and Latin American advertising sales, marketing and operations teams.
As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tim Armstrong is responsible for setting strategy and overseeing the businesses and day-to-day operations of AOL. In December 2009, he took the company public with a listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
Armstrong joined AOL in April 2009 from Google, where he oversaw the company’s North American and Latin American advertising sales, marketing and operations teams as President of The Americas Operations and worked with some of the world's most widely recognized brands and advertising agencies. His tenure at Google covered the scaled launch of Google's advertising efforts and defined many of the operating structures that supported Google's global expansion. Armstrong was a member of Google's Operating Committee, the company’s executive team.
Prior to joining Google, Armstrong was Vice President of Sales and Strategic Partnerships for Snowball.com. Before that, he served as Director of Integrated Sales and Marketing at Starwave's and Disney's ABC/ESPN Internet Ventures, working across the companies' Internet, TV, radio and print properties. At the start of his career, Armstrong co-founded and ran a newspaper based in Boston, Mass. and later joined IDG, where he launched its first consumer Internet magazine, I-Way.
Armstrong is on the boards of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the Advertising Council and the Advertising Research Foundation, and is a trustee at Connecticut College and Lawrence Academy.
He is a graduate of Connecticut College, with a double major in economics and sociology.
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AOL’s Board of Directors includes leaders in Internet, media, entertainment and marketing, as well as finance. To learn more, please click here.
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In addition to New York City, AOL has offices in Dulles, Va., Mountain View, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, and Detroit, among other locations. Internationally, office locations include Toronto, Hamburg, Dublin, Paris, London, Bangalore and Tel Aviv.
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