The web hosting company officially launched its new brand strategy today, along with a new design and “reinvigorated” product offerings that focus on helping small businesses, and TV ads with Jean-Claude Van Damme
Chief executive Blake Irving said he wants to make it as frictionless as possible for anyone to set up a small business online, which made Locu a hot acquisition target.
Editor’s Pick With new leadership, new branding, and a new vision, GoDaddy stands poised to transform the opportunities for small businesses If the team can shake off years of controversy and build a world-class platform, that is.
Elissa Murphy, Yahoo’s VP of engineering for cloud services, is the second employee in two weeks to leave Yahoo to work for Blake Irving, Yahoo’s former CPO who now heads up Go Daddy.
It may have been awkward and it may have been inappropriate and it was probably sexist, but Go Daddy’s Super Bowl ad featuring supermodel Bar Rafaeli and — yeah, let’s be straight-up — a fairly ugly geeky dude, totally worked.
Former Yahoo and Microsoft executive Blake Irving will take over as chief executive officer of major web domain business Go Daddy, succeeding interim CEO Scott Wagner.