Caroline Waxler, managing editor of TheStreet.com-offshoot, MainStreet.com, is leaving that position, according to Portfolio by way of PaidContent
Caroline Waxler, managing editor of TheStreet.com-offshoot, MainStreet.com, is leaving that position, according to Portfolio by way of PaidContent.
ClickZ News profiled MainStreet in a feature a few months ago that, I have to say, was super fun to report and write, in part because of Caroline. If you haven't checked out the site, I described it as "a pop culture-inspired personal finance site." That's pretty much what it is. It's the kind of place you'll stumble upon doing searches on Alex Rodriguez's divorce. But instead of just providing the rundown on his doomed marriage and Madonna's rumored involvement, you'll get a healthy dose of information about pre-nup agreements.
According to Portfolio, Waxler is leaving the site, but "may stay on in some contributing capacity." Portfolio refers to mediocre site traffic, and notes, "Lately, it has shown signs of shifting away from celebrity-inspired stories and towards more meat-and-potatoes wealth coverage -- a shift that's likely to accelerate once Waxler departs."
The focus of my piece on MainStreet was its obvious SEO-driven content focus and the site's high caliber video promo effort, in part enabled by last winter's writer's strike. (Essentially, Waxler was able to gather a lot of her old comedy writer and actor buddies to put together some truly funny and unique spots that promoted the site and were intended to encapsulate its attitude.)
As Portfolio's Jeff Bercovici noted in his post about the departure, the future of the site and its direction hang in the balance.
Of all the promo videos created under Caroline's stewardship, this is my favorite (and of all blasts from the past, it features Joe Franklin):
Revolutionize your digital marketing campaigns at ClickZ Live San Francisco (August 10-12)!
Educating marketers for over 15 years, our action-packed, educationally-focused agenda offers 9 tracks to cover every aspect of digital marketing. Join over 500 digital marketers and expert speakers from leading brands. Register today!
Kate Kaye was Managing Editor at ClickZ News until October 2012. As a daily reporter and editor for the original news source, she covered beats including digital political campaigns and government regulation of the online ad industry. Kate is the author of Campaign '08: A Turning Point for Digital Media, the only book focused on the paid digital media efforts of the 2008 presidential campaigns. Kate created ClickZ's Politics & Advocacy section, and is the primary contributor to the one-of-a-kind section. She began reporting on the interactive ad industry in 1999 and has spoken at several events and in interviews for television, radio, print, and digital media outlets. You can follow Kate on Twitter at @LowbrowKate.
US Consumer Device Preference Report
Traditionally desktops have shown to convert better than mobile devices however, 2015 might be a tipping point for mobile conversions! Download this report to find why mobile users are more important then ever.
E-Commerce Customer Lifecycle
Have you ever wondered what factors influence online spending or why shoppers abandon their cart? This data-rich infogram offers actionable insight into creating a more seamless online shopping experience across the multiple devices consumers are using.