Yodle represented at SXSW Interactive 2014 at the Digital Creative Job Market and Future 15 Session. #yodlesxsw #flashbackfriday

Yodle Star Spotlight

Our first set of 2014 Yodle Stars were announced in last month’s Town Hall Meetings with our CEO Court Cunningham. These employees go above and beyond to live the Yodle values and we are thrilled to recognize them!

Yodle Star: Ned Buckee, Sales Representative
Yodle Value: Results Matter
Location: Scottsdale


What are your key responsibilities at Yodle?

I am on the sales team in Scottsdale.

What do you most enjoy about working at Yodle?
There are endless opportunities to grow and learn. I am working with the best people at the best company ever!

What do you think are the most important attributes for succeeding at Yodle?
Commitment to greatness.

If you had a special power what would it be and why?
If I had a special power it would be the ability to be invisible so I would have front row seats to any game or concert. I’m sure I’d prank a lot of people as well!


Yodle Star: Preston Bebas, Marketing Operations Analyst
Yodle Value: Question Authority
Location: New York


What are your key responsibilities at Yodle?

Investigating and further improving product performance.

What do you most enjoy about working at Yodle?
I enjoy working with a large group of intelligent and inquisitive individuals. I also like being at a company that is consistently increasing its market share by encouraging its employees to constantly ask why we do things and how we can do them better.

What do you think are the most important attributes for succeeding at Yodle?
Strong work ethic and an ability to assess whether what you’re working on is essential for further driving company improvement.

Favorite Food?
Favorite food has to be sushi—white tuna in particular.


Yodle Star: Press Miller, Client Services Manager
Yodle Value: Own Our Customers’ Success
Location: Charlotte


What are your key responsibilities at Yodle?

I manage a team of marketing consultants. I am responsible for the direction and management of the client service functions including hiring, training, and client management best practices.

What do you most enjoy about working at Yodle?
The best thing about working at Yodle is the people. I have a team of smart and driven individuals that make it fun to come to work every day. That and free t-shirts…

What do you think are the most important attributes for succeeding at Yodle?
Optimism is the most critical attribute. Yodle is always innovating and changing. To keep up you need to embrace change with a positive outlook, eager to take on new challenges.

If you had a special power what would it be and why?
What do you mean IF I had a special power? I have been told when I dance it is like I am walking on air.


Yodle Star: Ryan Dopkin, Senior Accountant
Yodle Value: Results Matter
Location: New York


What are your key responsibilities at Yodle?

A few of my key responsibilities include revenue recognition, monthly accruals, and cash forecast/validation. As a part of the finance team, I contribute to the collective effort to monitor and report on the financial position of Yodle.

What do you most enjoy about working at Yodle?
I would have to say the culture and believe this would be atop the list of most Yodle employees. I have worked here for nearly four years and can say the company has continually worked to maintain and further improve the culture.

What do you think are the most important attributes for succeeding at Yodle?
The ability to deal with ambiguity, having a team mentality, organization, and patience.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I would have to say Spain. I always thought it would be fun to do the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.


Yodle Star: Richard Sitze, Senior Software Engineer
Yodle Value: Keep Your Word
Location: Austin


What are your key responsibilities at Yodle?

I’m a Senior Software Engineer for Yodle. I work with a relatively new team, based in Austin, TX, that is focused on software tools for sales and client services. Our goal is to enable Yodle customer representatives, both individually and as a company, to work more effectively and react to a changing and dynamic market. I bring process, design, and development experience to the team. I help to set timelines, contribute to an atmosphere of learning and self-improvement, and generally do what needs to be done to meet our goals.

What do you most enjoy about working at Yodle?
I’ve worked for both larger and smaller companies. I like that Yodle doesn’t have the bureaucracy of the large company, doesn’t have the resource limitations of the small company (yet isn’t wasteful), and promotes excellence from within. Yodle is high energy, and is excelling in the market place. It’s great to be able to see the projects I work on out on the floor, and to know that I’m part of the high performance engine driving Yodle forward.

What do you think are the most important attributes for succeeding at Yodle?
Listening and being open to what’s going on, questioning things not understood, productive challenges to authority, contributing insights, and actively applying oneself to deliver meaningful results.

Favorite Food?
My favorite food is green chile chicken enchiladas, though I do miss a good New Mexico red enchilada. I enjoy reading and learning new things about the world around me.


Yodle Star: Jorge Suarez, Inbound Customer Care Specialist
Yodle Value: Own Our Customers’ Success
Location: Austin


What are your key responsibilities at Yodle?

As an Inbound Call Account Specialist, my duties are to field the questions, changes or concerns of our clients, acknowledge the request, investigate the issue and provide a resolution to better improve the current state of the account. Ultimately, I strive to have the customer feel that they are speaking to their partner in advertising who truly cares for the success of their campaign.

What do you most enjoy about working at Yodle?
I really enjoy the feeling I get knowing that I had a hand in helping a local business attain a solid and effective marketing campaign online. We all are very aware how the recession has affected businesses and families across the nation. It gives me great pride that Yodle has had a positive impact in helping rebuild our country’s economy and keeping the money earned local and home.

My coworkers are also the greatest! Yodle definitely knows how to pick them. These are like-minded individuals who all strive to be the best. I have to also mention the free lunch we get every day. What a blessing! Yodle does everything they can to remove stress from the workplace. Work-life balance exists at Yodle.

What do you think are the most important attributes for succeeding at Yodle?
The desire to learn something new every day is highly encouraged. To look at an issue, positively, as a healthy challenge which will produce a successful outcome for the client and Yodle. Connecting with our clients as partners and have them feel completely confident that we care entirely about their business and its success. Coming in to work each day, happy, knowing that we will all have a part in our clients business growth and prosperity. Being able to adapt to constant change is crucial in our industry. Yodle is the primary leader in innovation amongst all of its competitors. Wow, there are so many more. Call me. I will talk for days about this.

Any hidden talents?
I’m an accomplished musician.

If you can visit anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Australia, because a few people have told me that there a bunch of “me’s” out there.

If you had a special power what would it be and why?
Reading minds so I won’t talk as much as I do, haha!

Yodle @ SXSW 2014 #YODLESXSW

Heading to Austin, TX for @SXSW this year? Come meet @Yodle at one of the following events! Whether you are looking to learn about our job opportunities, want to hear from our CEO, Court Cunningham, about how to make money in the SMB Market, or like free ice cream (yes, free!).. Yodle is there for you! #yodlesxsw

Thursday, March 6th – Friday, March 7th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Digital Creative Job Market
Austin Convention Center - Ballrooms A, B, C
http://sxsw.com/trade-shows/job-market

Saturday, March 8th 11:00 am – 7:30 pm
NY Tech Meetup: Austin
The Rio Rooftop - 601 Rio Grande, Suites 200/300
http://www.madeinnyaustin.com

Monday, March 10th 12:45 pm
Court’s Future15 Session – Making Money in the Small Business Market
Austin Convention Center - Ballroom E
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP23960

Monday, March 10th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Yodle/Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck with Free Ice Cream Sandwiches
96 Red River St - 5 min away from the Austin Convention Center

Tuesday, March 11th 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Yodle Careers Info Session @ Austin Office
12234 N IH 35 Building B
www.yodlesxswinfosession.eventbrite.com

Just kickin’ it in Scottsdale, lovingly known as Yodledale, at their recent kickball tournament. If only, every Yodle office was lucky enough to have Scottsdale’s weather in February :)

We love our CEO so much, that we decided to dress up as him. Our Charlotte office welcomed Court on his Office Town Hall Road Show by surprising him with “Court Cunningham Day!” But, can you spot the real Court Cunningham? Happy Court Day, Yodle Nation!

We love our CEO so much, that we decided to dress up as him. Our Charlotte office welcomed Court on his Office Town Hall Road Show by surprising him with “Court Cunningham Day!” But, can you spot the real Court Cunningham?


Happy Court Day, Yodle Nation!

Tara Lynn Wagner of NY1 “Money Matters” shares the great story about Inc. & Yodle ‘s contribution to American job growth!

'Tis the Season of Giving!

The Yodle IDEA Committee is committed to celebrating Yodle culture and values through social and philanthropic opportunities across all locations. This holiday season, Yodle Nation participated in several activities that benefited those in need in our local and global communities. Here’s a sneak peak:


Yodle Austin:

Leading the annual initiative for Movember across Yodle Nation, our Austin team was able to raise over $3500 towards Movember and grow several mustaches and beards to promote awareness for men’s health.


Yodle Charlotte:

This year, Yodle Charlotte worked with A Child’s Place to adopt families in need as part of #GivingTuesday. The office raised well over $800 and collected donations in the form of toys and clothing. Each family will also receive gift cards to put towards groceries.


Yodle New York:

For #GivingTuesday, the New York office partnered with the Food Bank of New York to hold a Virtual Food Drive and raised $450. Employees also had the opportunity to participate in City Harvest’s Mobile Markets, where volunteers helped distribute fresh produce to families in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

This winter, New York will also be collecting coats for New York Cares and will be holding a fundraiser to aid those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.


Yodle Scottsdale:

After the devastating typhoon struck in the Philippines, Yodle Scottsdale, aka “Yodledale” quickly rallied to raised funds for the survivors to receive aid. The office raised over $1200 in just a few days!

In addition to the fundraiser, Yodledale held a food drive for St. Mary’s Food Bank. On top of the boxes they filled, an additional $500 was donated that will translate to about 3,500 meals that they can provide this holiday season.

Today, they will be shipping 150 gifts from this year’s Giving Tree to underprivileged kids in the community. Yodledale, your level of commitment to greatness in the Scottsdale community is an inspiration to us all in Yodle Nation!

Sincerest thanks to all for committing yourself to greatness and to helping those in need. Happy Holidays to all :)

At the beginning of November, ahem #Movember, @Yodle #Austin threw a launch party to kick off our annual fundraiser across Yodle Nation. Employees shaved their full beards and mustaches to prepare, as others donned stick-on mustaches and sang karaoke to encourage their brave and now beardless coworkers.


Check out how @Yodle is changing the face of men’s health as we hit the mid-way point of #Movember and donate to our company team! http://us.movember.com/team/962729 via @movember

Yodle Star Spotlight

Congratulations to the newest installation of @Yodle Stars for 2013!

Yodle Star: Matt Hausman, Client Services Manager (CS)
Yodle Value: Own Our Customers’ Success/Results Matter
Location: Austin


What are your key responsibilities at Yodle?

I am a client services manager at Yodle responsible for managing credit card issues, client management, and account acceptance.

What do you most enjoy about working at Yodle?
The organization has some of the smartest hard working people in the industry. It’s amazing to have the opportunity to work alongside them day in and day out.

What do you think are the most important attributes for succeeding at Yodle?
Adaptability. Yodle tends to pivot fast and employees have to be ready to change on a dime. Everyone in the organization is really amazing with change.

If you can visit anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Alaska is on my things to do list. I love to be outdoors and there seems to be plenty of hiking in Alaska.


Yodle Star: Dustin McCallister, Local Sales Training Manager (Sales)
Yodle Value: Commit Yourself to Greatness
Location: New York


What are your key responsibilities at Yodle?

As a sales training manager, I work with the new hires to get them fully ramped up on our sales processes. I make sure they are set up for success with their new teams as they transition out to the sales floor.

What do you most enjoy about working at Yodle?
The culture is great. The company has spent several years building and maintaining the culture that makes this the best place to work. The people around me are always looking for the next best thing that is going to push Yodles’ success.

What do you think are the most important attributes for succeeding at Yodle?
Very simple: Work ethic, attitude, and the ability to implement feedback from your managers.

If you had a special power what would it be and why?
If I had a special power, it would be to fly so that I never have to sit on a cramped plane or take the red eye flight ever again.


Yodle Star: Ana Canuto, Quality Analyst (CS)
Yodle Value: Commit Yourself to Greatness
Location: Scottsdale


What are your key responsibilities at Yodle?

As A Quality Assurance Analyst I am responsible for completing in depth QAs at a large scale to assure quality across the entire organization.

What do you most enjoy about working at Yodle?

I enjoy working in a fun environment led by passionate and intelligent people.

What do you think are the most important attributes for succeeding at Yodle?
Adapting quickly to change and having innovative problem solving ideas

Any hidden talents?
My hidden talent is ballroom dance. I compete professionally with my husband and teach part time.


Yodle Star: Jeremy Coggin, Quality Control and Service Manager (CS)
Yodle Value: Commit Yourself to Greatness
Location: Charlotte


What are your key responsibilities at Yodle?

I am on the Online Production Team focused on the build of our various products. My primary responsibilities include: 1) Managing a production team responsible for building SEO campaigns and 2) Managing a group of Quality Analysts responsible for quality control of all products.

What do you most enjoy about working at Yodle?
It’s the culture. Yodle has a very unique culture that encourages its employees to always challenge status quo and find unexplored business need. Our leadership team is extremely open to change, which produces an atmosphere of continual testing and improving.

What do you think are the most important attributes for succeeding at Yodle?
It’s problem solving. People need to look at issues as opportunities to go above and beyond.

What’s your nerdiest habit?
My nerdiest habit would have to be my obsession with gadgets and technology. I fill my home with everything from old school Nintendos to salvaged PC parts.


Yodle Star: Swapnil Parikh, Manager, Marketing Operations (Product)
Yodle Value: Results Matter
Location: New York


What are your key responsibilities at Yodle?

Performance of ad copy and sales expectations for Rogers.

What do you most enjoy about working at Yodle?
There is a new challenge everyday and everyone has the opportunity to contribute to improving and growing the business.

What do you think are the most important attributes for succeeding at Yodle?
Flexibility, accountability, entrepreneurial spirit, drive to succeed, and ability to think outside of the box.

If you can visit anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

Brazil for the World Cup.


Yodle Star: Taylor Wolfe Cunningham, Senior Marketing Consultant (CS)
Yodle Value: Own Our Customers’ Success/Results Matter
Location: New York


What are your key responsibilities at Yodle?

I am a Senior Marketing Consultant charged with delighting Yodle’s higher budget clients. I also mentor newer hires on my team and work with other Yodle departments to innovate processes and products within Client Services.

What do you most enjoy about working at Yodle?
Yodle creates an environment that cultivates individual success without the cutthroat competitiveness that is often found in an organization filled with ambitious, high-achieving people. Teamwork and generosity are truly valued here, and I always feel supported by my teammates.

What do you think are the most important attributes for succeeding at Yodle?
Creativity, flexibility, communication, and a sense of humor.

If you had a special power what would it be and why?
Teleportation - I have terrible luck with air travel and it would be great to bypass that whole process all together.


Yodle Star: Yolanda Musgrove, Sales Representative (Sales)
Yodle Value: Commit Yourself to Greatness/Keep Your Word
Location: Austin



What are your key responsibilities at Yodle?

As a Lighthouse sales rep, I’m responsible for making outbound calls to dentists and conducting a phone presentation to sell them dental software that assists them in confirming their appointments.

What do you most enjoy about working at Yodle?

I totally enjoy the fact that I get to write my own paycheck. That really motivates me! I worked as a process engineer for years and it always bothered me that someone else could determine my monetary worth. At Yodle, if I work hard my check will reflect it! I also enjoy the relaxed environment and the free meals!

What do you think are the most important attributes for succeeding at Yodle?
I often tell new hires and people who might be experiencing a slump in their sales that they just need to stay focused on a goal that’s important to them and keep dialing. I think it’s important to set small meaningful goals for yourself and to never lose sight of where you’re going. Always strive to do your best and stay away from negatives and you will win!

Any favorite food and hobbies?
My favorite food is pizza and popcorn! As far as hobbies, I enjoy going for long walks and lifting weights. In my spare time you’ll find me either spending time with my amazing family, reading a book or decorating my home.

What’s your nerdiest habit?
Something kind of nerdy is that I really like to encourage people. My kids often call me nosey because I’m always trying to figure out what’s wrong with someone and then offer solutions to make them feel better.


Yodle Star: Orion Wills, Sales Manager
Yodle Value: Results Matter
Location: Austin



What are your key responsibilities at Yodle?

Ongoing development, training and support of the Yodle Max Sales Team; maintain company values and demand the highest standards of conduct from self and team; work on solutions that foster teamwork and maintain a positive and thriving culture all while supporting Yodle values.

What do you most enjoy about working at Yodle?
In my 3+ years of tenure here at Yodle, my interests have evolved in many different aspects. In my current role, I most enjoy seeing my reps’ excitement and success, specifically as they embrace, understand and implement the strategies that we teach for the solution that we offer. The reward of being a small part of the success of an agent as they learn to believe in their own abilities and achieve success is something that I’ll always remember.

What do you think are the most important attributes for succeeding at Yodle?
Besides the ancillary traits of being open-minded, eager and confident, here are a few of the traits I’ve noticed in our leadership team and look to emulate: - Be adaptable to the inevitable change(s), be professional in every situation, be cognizant and have foresight of the consequences that your actions will have. Above all work hard; play hard; work hard.

Any favorite food?
Hot dogs. Sometimes I eat them cold, straight out of the package much to my wife’s horror.

What’s your nerdiest habit?
I dream in binary (01101100 01101111 01101100).

Did you miss our Grand Opening @Yodle #Charlotte? Never fear, our next Sales Info Session is here! RSVP to our November 12th event at our brand new 35,000 sq ft facility and learn more about our growing world-class sales team!


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