blinkx Grows Advertising Sales Team to Meet Growing Online TV Opportunity
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – OCTOBER 7, 2008 – blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a number of new additions to its advertising sales team, to be based in London, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The team has expanded to further support new business development around the globe.
“We’re thrilled to bring some of the industry’s most experienced professionals on board,” said Federico Grosso, senior vice president of business development, blinkx. “We’re confident that our new colleagues will be enormous assets to our team and aid us in taking full advantage of the thriving online video advertising market.”
Simon Voysey and Alexis James join blinkx as London’s newest sales managers. Simon comes to blinkx from a number of U.K. media companies, including Channel 4 Television and Telegraph Media Group, where he managed all commercial aspects of the launch of Telegraph TV. Alexis most recently worked as UKTV’s commercial development manager, where he managed the external sales team and oversaw site development, among other duties. Previous to UKTV, Alexis spent some time at ITV as part of the launch sales team working on ITV.com.
Franc Gomez joins blinkx as director of advertising sales with over twelve years of online and broadcast advertising sales experience, for brands such as the History Channel and National Geographic. Franc will be based out of New York, where he is joined by Jeffrey Eisenberg, new manager of advertising sales. Jeffrey’s past roles include positions at Westwood One/Metro Networks, as well as at Hitwise.
Kristin Hiegel brings over ten years of online advertising sales experience to the team. Her most recent roles include positions at The Washington Post Company and Reader’s Digest association. Kristin is joining blinkx as director of advertising sales and will be based in Los Angeles, California.
Finally, Julie Yovits, formerly strategic account director at Yahoo! and Midwest director at Conde Nast, comes to blinkx as director of advertising sales. Julie is stationed in Chicago, Illinois.
blinkx plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 26 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on demand. blinkx’s founders set out to solve a significant challenge – as TV and user-generated content on the Web explode, keyword-based search technologies only scratch the surface. blinkx’s patented search technologies listen to – and even see – the Web, helping users enjoy a breadth and accuracy of search results not available elsewhere. In addition, blinkx powers the video search for many of the world’s most frequented sites. blinkx is based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.com.
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