Associated Northcliffe Digital is no more

Another DMGT Rejig: AND Killed Off, CEO Titus Leaving:

Richard Titus

Daily Mail (LSE: DMGT) & General Trust is to dissolve its standalone consumer digital arm, Associated Northcliffe Digital, in a cost-cutting move that will result in job losses and the departure of chief executive Richard Titus.

Titus, who joined DMGT from the BBC just over a year ago, has stood down with immediate effect but will continue work on a consultancy basis until the end of November.

(Via paidContent:UK.)

LocalPeople looking pretty good

Associated Northcliffe Digital is pleased with its LocalPeople project – and it appears that in some places it might even be making money:

AND launched LocalPeople in 2009 as a network of sites organised by a freelance community publisher and contributed to by local citizens. It’s now up to 100 sites, eight of which became profitable last month, managing director Roland Bryan says…

“We now feel we’ve proved there is pretty significant user enthusam and engagement. Across the network, we’re now seeing 320,000 uniques and, per town, penetration of about 20 percent of all the online households using our sites at least once a month.

“The thing that’s been the real clincher, we’ve been seeing really good revenue growth across the sites, well ahead of our expectations.”

via Mail Group Mulls Global LocalPeople, Doubling Network | paidContent.

They’re looking to expand – possibly even overseas.