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2012 Global Classifieds Annual

  • Published: December 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 171 Pages
  • Advanced Interactive Media Group LLC

Four major players battle it out; Craigslist revenue, profits resume growth in 2011

With multimillion dollar profits at stake, four major international companies are battling for supremacy in classified advertising worldwide, the AIM Group reveals in a new 171-page, special edition of Classified Intelligence Report.

Craigslist, the smallest of the “Big Four” companies profiled in the report, will generate 2012 revenue of $126 million and profits of up to $103 million, the AIM Group estimated. It's a 9.7 percent increase over the company's revenue in 2011.

The remaining Big Four companies, EBay, Naspers and Schibsted, are competing head-to-head in a number of markets and are growing organically, by acquisition and through aggressive marketing. But in several countries, including Belgium, Spain and Switzerland, independently owned sites have managed to take the lead in spite of the efforts of the Big Four.

The annual report from the AIM Group, “Global Classifieds 2012,” is the largest issue of Classified Intelligence Report since the consulting group began publishing CIR almost 14 years ago. It profiles more than 150 emerging or expanding READ MORE >

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