NEW YORK & LONDON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Shazam®, the world’s leading media engagement company, today proudly announces that Kevin McGurn has been named Chief Revenue Officer. His focus will be to accelerate the company’s revenue growth by driving Shazam’s global television and mobile advertising sales and spearheading the expansion of key partnerships. With his background working with leading companies such as Hulu and NBCUniversal, McGurn brings a wealth of experience to Shazam as it solidifies its leadership position in mobile-based media engagement.
“Our ongoing work with leading brands and agencies will be a key revenue driver, and Kevin will be instrumental to growing and scaling Shazam’s business.”
“With more than 15 years of online media experience selling to some of the world’s most renowned brands, Kevin is a world-class professional who knows how to accelerate revenue growth, making him the perfect addition to lead our Sales and Business Development teams,” said Shazam CEO Rich Riley. “Our ongoing work with leading brands and agencies will be a key revenue driver, and Kevin will be instrumental to growing and scaling Shazam’s business.”
The growth and development of strategic partnerships – including music labels, OEMs, platforms, carriers, broadcasters and global brands – is another important component of Shazam’s continued dominance in mobile discovery. McGurn, who will be based in New York, will continue to leverage and strengthen these relationships to ensure Shazam is available everywhere and that people discover and use Shazam for music, television and all other forms of entertainment content. Shazam is currently available on every major platform and works with major carriers around the world.
“I am incredibly excited about my new role with Shazam as its Chief Revenue Officer,” said McGurn. “Shazam is an amazing global brand that people love to use – and love to show off to their friends – which provides an outstanding platform on which to build new partnerships and drive new revenue opportunities.”
McGurn joins Shazam from Hulu, where he has served as Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales for more than six years. He also led the national advertising and media business at NBBC (the National Broadband Company, an NBC Universal venture marketplace for digital video syndication).
McGurn joins Shazam as the company is aggressively recruiting and expanding its offices and operations in the new U.S. headquarters in New York, the western regional sales office in Los Angeles and the corporate headquarters in London. In New York, Shazam recently leased an entire floor at 52 Vanderbilt Avenue in midtown Manhattan and plans to roughly double the size of its New York operations. In London, Shazam has expanded its Hammersmith offices, taking an additional floor in anticipation of doubling London-based staff in the coming months. Earlier this year, the team in Los Angeles moved to their new offices in Brentwood and is forecast to see 50% growth in personnel by the end of the year.
Shazam is the world’s leading media engagement company with more than 375 million people in more than 200 countries and adding more than two million new users each week. With the industry’s unlimited fastest tagging in the Free and premium Encore Apps on iOS and Android devices, Shazam is the best way for people to discover, explore, buy, and share more music, TV shows and branded content they love.
People can also share their discoveries with their friends on Facebook using the Shazam Friends feature, as well as on Twitter and Google+. For people who don't yet have the Shazam application on their smartphone, it is available for FREE on every major platform and can be found on iTunes App Store, Google play, Amazon App Store, AT&T’s AppCenter, Verizon VCast app store, Nokia Store, Windows Phone Marketplace, BlackBerry App World, and GetJar.
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