News in Short: Kijiji expands with Montreal presence, Torontonian hired as Kobo CMO

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Montreal’s Isabèle Richer hired as manager for Kijiji Quebec

Kijiji Advertising Group, which runs the popular classifieds-style website, has appointed Isabèle Richer  to the position of Manager of Advertising Sales. Isabele will represent Kijiji in Quebec, based out of Montreal.

Isabele began her career with a Montreal-based agency and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Montréal.

“Isabèle’s experience with the Quebec market will prove invaluable to the Kijiji advertising team,” commented Eric Pierni, who is the Head of Advertising for Kijiji Canada. “As a free, local classifieds website that has grown and attracts two million Quebecers each month, Isabèle’s understanding of the local market will help us provide the right services to advertisers who are looking to connect with millions of French Canadian users.”

“I’m thrilled to join Kijiji Advertising Group as Manager, Advertising Sales in Montreal,” said Richer. “As an online advertising professional and long-time user of, I’m looking forward to being part of the continued growth of the number one classifieds website in Canada.”

Toronto’s Marina Glogovac hired as chief marketing officer for Kobo

Kobo has announced that former Lavalife CEO Marina Glogovac is now their Chief Marketing Officer.

“We are thrilled to welcome Marina and her outstanding track record of leadership in international consumer brand marketing,” said Michael Serbinis, CEO of Kobo. “She has proven success growing and overseeing the development of premier media and online brands, and we are confident that Marina will be a significant asset in fortifying our position as top global eReading service.”

Prior to Lavalife, Glogovac held a number of senior management positions at media companies, including St. Joseph’s Media, Toronto Life, and NOW Magazine

“It’s exhilarating to be on a team of passionate book lovers who, like me, consider this the biggest revolution in reading since Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press which started it all back in the 15th century,” said Glogovac.  “I am excited to spread the Kobo promise to readers world-wide and build a community of loyal customers guided by trust, choice and the love of reading.”