Former Examiner.com CEO Rick Blair Joins Street Fight as Adviser

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In addition to providing strategic insights and guidance, Blair will write a column on Street Fight’s website and moderate a panel at Street Fight Summit West in June.

Rick Blair

Rick Blair joins Street Fight as adviser

I’m thrilled to help guide the coverage, research and events needed to support a lasting, thriving hyperlocal industry.

Street Fight (http://streetfightmag.com), the leading source of media, research and events focused on hyperlocal content, commerce and technology, has added former Examiner.com CEO Rick Blair to its advisory board. A pioneer in hyperlocal publishing, Blair brings expertise and leadership in digital media to the startup.

As an adviser, Blair will provide insights on key trends in the hyperlocal industry; offer guidance and introductions in the area of fundraising; advise on company strategy; and contribute content to the Street Fight website.

“I’ve been impressed by Street Fight since David and Laura launched the website last spring, and then again by Street Fight Summit 2011, which exceeded my high expectations,” said Blair. “I’m thrilled to join the team as an adviser, helping to guide the coverage, research and events needed to support a lasting, thriving hyperlocal industry.”

With more than 30 years of publishing, business development and electronic media startup experience, Blair is an established and respected leader among the global content, advertising and digital industries. Most recently, Blair served as CEO of Clarity Digital Group, overseeing Examiner.com and NowPublic.com. With strong roots in local, Blair was also a key player in the reemergence of AOL’s content strategy and a creative force behind AOL’s Digital City, and is an investor and adviser of Dobie Media.

Blair joins other members of the board of advisers including Larry Kramer, founder of CBS Marketwatch; and Rick Robinson, formerly of AOL Digital Cities whose Locl.ly was acquired by Street Fight in 2011.

About Street Fight
Street Fight is a media, events, and research company focused on the business of hyperlocal content, commerce and technology, founded in April 2011 by journalists Laura Rich and David Hirschman.

The Street Fight website publishes news, commentary, case studies, and how-to articles to help the hyperlocal ecosystem achieve sustainable business models. Street Fight Insights conducts research and analysis on industry trends within hyperlocal marketing. And Street Fight Events operates proprietary and custom events for all aspects of hyperlocal business, including the flagship Street Fight Summit, held in New York City every fall.

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