Yext today announced the addition of Brian "Skip" Schipper to its executive team. Schipper will serve as Chief People Officer, leading global human resources and recruiting. Schipper brings over 30 years of human resources experience to the company. Prior to Yext, he led global human resources at tech giants such as Twitter, Groupon, and Cisco.
Today, we are incredibly excited to bring you a new, free tool designed to help you grow your business and quickly demonstrate the value of clean location data to your clients: the Location Scan app. The free Location Scan app is available to professional marketers everywhere (no Yext account necessary) and enables you to put our PowerListings scan technology, which has been used more than 8,700,000 times, right in your pocket, so you can grow your business on the go.
Today, Yext announced a donation to the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology to support students pursuing a STEM education. Yext’s gift will be used to support the school's "Yext Computer Systems Lab," where senior students can conduct independent study in computer systems and software. This donation has particular meaning for several founding members of Yext, including Howard Lerman, CEO, Tom DIxon, COO, Sean MacIsaac, CTO, and Alok Bhushan, EVP of Finance, as they met for the first time as students at TJ high school. They are proud to give back to the school they credit for their early passion for technology, and ultimate success as entrepreneurs in the tech industry.
Today, Google released a significant update to the Google My Business API, which fuels Yext's PowerListings integration. With this update, Google is providing businesses more control over their location data and has added automation to a few steps in the process of managing a Google My Business account. Here's everything you need to know.
We’re proud to share today that Wendi Sturgis, Yext's Chief Customer Officer, has been named Chair of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board (GTAB). A Georgia Tech graduate with a B.S. degree in Industrial Management, Wendi is passionate about strengthening the school's engineering program and supporting younger generations, particularly women, in pursuing careers in tech.
We're always looking for ways to help you improve the information and content that appears online about your locations - from correcting inaccuracies in your data, which confuse customers, to powering real-time updates for enhanced content like photos and special offers. Today, we're introducing a new way to optimize your location data with Publisher Suggestions.
Yext, the global leader in location data management, today announced Yext For Healthcare, industry-specific enhancements to the Yext Location Management Platform that will help health systems of all sizes solve their office, facility, and physician location data challenges both inside their organizations and across patient-facing websites, apps, maps, and search engines.
Yext's partnership with Denny's has helped the restaurant brand empower its franchisees and improve its local search performance, increasing search impressions 162% in the first year. Denny's rolled out Yext's platform in early 2015 across its 1,700 franchise restaurant locations to correct and enhance its location data in organic search results and capture the attention of mobile-empowered diners of all ages.
Today Yext announced its exclusive partnership with goldenpages.be, Belgium's largest digital media company, giving them sole rights to leverage Yext's location management technology for small businesses in Belgium. Supported by Yext's PowerListings Network, the world's largest global listings network, goldenpages.be will be able to help its customers easily manage and update their location data on listing sites across the web in real-time, in order to engage local Belgian consumers, improve brand awareness, and drive more sales.
Yext announced the findings of the September 2015 commissioned study, The Total Economic Impact Of Yext Location Data Management, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Yext. The study examines the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Yext to streamline their location management initiatives.