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Marketing Manager

RealNetworks Seattle, WA

We are seeking an experienced Marketing Manager to help drive consumer adoption and revenue from our social and mobile games. You will work closely… RealNetworks

18 days ago

Sr Marketing Manager Customer Acquisition

RealNetworks Seattle, WA

The Marketing Manager, will implement the outbound marketing strategy to aggressively drive sign-ups and paid subscriptions for RealPlayer Cloud and… RealNetworks

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RealNetworks Founder, Chairman & CEO Rob Glaser
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    The company has a cloud system that is global in presence and well-designed, it is a great environment to learn the technology, partly because there are too many tasks and not enough technical people to carry them out, so asking to be part of something that is outside your specific task set is generally welcomed.


    While the technology side of the company is able and agile, senior management struggles with finding an identity for the enterprise. The game portals have very loyal customers, but they don't seem to promote them anywhere online. The mp3 selling business (Rhapsody) was spun off last year. They have some interesting streaming business lines in SE Asia, but it's a small percentage of there business. One of the business lines is selling ringtones and ringback tones, with smartphones very few people need to buy ringtones anymore.
    Intra-departmental competition over who controls network operations and monitoring has frustrated the attempts of middle management to lower network costs.

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    Follow Amazon and Google into the Cloud, you have the infrastructure to create new opportunities yet you have been trying to buy something, anything, that looks like it might be a 'hit'. To the board; Rob Glaser said he doesn't want to be CEO, you should listen to him. You've had two short term CEO's in the last three years. That should tell you something about the process you're using. Find a better search agency and have a review of your top-level relationships. There are some revolving door relationships which seem questionable in the Director/VP range in Seattle.

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