Best Quotes from Tim Armstrong

I’m used to being in creative environments where people throw out a lot of ideas.

Tim Armstrong

The reality is, I’ve started multiple companies, so actually I’m probably more of a product/creative person than I am sales. Although I can do both.

Tim Armstrong

The No. 1 criticism most managers get is that they don’t ever change or wait too long to make changes… It’s very simple: Either things are performing or they’re not. And if it’s not performing, we have to make changes.

Tim Armstrong

A picture of me as this super affable sales guy gets painted, but in actuality, I’m pretty driven by hard work and love working with teams. What people discount is, I grew up in a very small blue-collar town in Massachusetts and have basically scrapped my way career wise.

Tim Armstrong

One of AOL’s biggest assets is its brand. For people over 30 and, due to AOL Instant Messenger, even a lot of people under 30, AOL was their first real interaction with technology in a positive way.

Tim Armstrong

AOL, I think, represented an opportunity for a few things. One is I’m a big believer in the AOL brand, and I think AOL as a brand has touched hundreds of millions of people around the world. Reigniting that brand is a very exciting challenge and a big opportunity.

Tim Armstrong

I’m a person who likes to tackle challenges. Google was a challenge when I got there. I think AOL’s a challenge. The way we run the company is a very team-focused environment.

Tim Armstrong

I think if the average person that uses AOL can’t physically see the changes in the company, we’ve failed.

Tim Armstrong

We have people who pay to use our products and services, and they are heavily engaged in our content. If you erase the brand perceptions of AOL, and consider that people pay to use our properties, you would probably consider this one of the most valuable audiences on the Internet.

Tim Armstrong

Anytime you make big plans, you have people questioning what you’re doing.

Tim Armstrong

What’s happening internally is eventually what will take AOL back to being a growth company.

Tim Armstrong

I’m a massive believer in brands. Silicon Valley has tried to reprogram everybody to think brands aren’t valuable. Or theirs are, but yours aren’t.

Tim Armstrong

I think international is a place that, actually, The Huffington Post and AOL have started to make moves in.

Tim Armstrong

I think, from a standpoint of editorial, you know, AOL historically has played in a very deep way across many different verticals in the content space. Huffington Post adds a very large new dimension to that.

Tim Armstrong

A big part of fixing AOL is getting AOL to believe in itself.

Tim Armstrong

Until the company believes in itself, AOL didn’t have its own space and identity in the marketplace. The opportunity is to get out from under the negative history and figure out the value AOL offers for consumers and for publishers and advertisers.

Tim Armstrong

Think of any news site on the web that sells subscriptions; AOL has four times as many people as the largest subscription service. We have people who pay to use our products and services, and they are heavily engaged in our content.

Tim Armstrong

Bebo has an opportunity to prove its products and services. Bebo plays in a very competitive space; it has big market share in specific countries. An AIM profile vs. a Bebo profile are very different experiences.

Tim Armstrong