Hollywood Stock Exchange(R) Hires Alex Costakis as Vice President Sales

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Hollywood Stock Exchange

    LOS ANGELES, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood Stock Exchange(R)
 (www.hsx.com) today announced that Alex Costakis has joined the company as
 vice president, sales.  The new appointment comes at a notable time for the
 organization following the launch of HSX Research (www.hsxresearch.com)
 earlier this month.  Costakis is responsible for the strategizing, planning
 and execution of research sales, advertising sales and advertising
 sales-related promotions for each of the company's several lines of business.
     Costakis brings 12 years sales experience across several industries
 ranging from e-commerce research, micro-marketing and package goods.  Most
 recently Alex was Manager, Custom Research Sales, at BizRate.com where he
 helped build a successful research practice and introduce product development
 initiatives.  Prior to BizRate.com Costakis worked with VNU - Claritas, Inc.
 as Account Executive and later as Senior Director, Consumer Marketing Group.
 His experience included developing site evaluation models, category management
 applications and market segmentation solutions.  Costakis holds an M.B.A. in
 Marketing from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a B.A. in Communication
 from Pepperdine University.
     "We are thrilled to have Alex aboard to focus on the sales and marketing
 of HSX Research and lead the company's advertising sales efforts.  He brings
 extensive experience to the position that will be instrumental in developing
 long term sales strategies to benefit HSX as well as our clients," said Brian
 Dearth, CEO of the Hollywood Stock Exchange.
 
     About Hollywood Stock Exchange
     The Hollywood Stock Exchange(R) (www.hsx.com) is an integrated marketing,
 research and technology company driven by its patented entertainment stock
 market.  At HSX.com, visitors buy and sell virtual shares of celebrities,
 movies and music with a currency called the Hollywood Dollar(R).  HSX
 syndicates the data collected from the Exchange as market research to
 entertainment, consumer product and financial institutions and as original
 programming to radio, television and print media.  Founded in 1996, HSX is
 headquartered in West Hollywood, California.
 
 

SOURCE Hollywood Stock Exchange
    LOS ANGELES, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood Stock Exchange(R)
 (www.hsx.com) today announced that Alex Costakis has joined the company as
 vice president, sales.  The new appointment comes at a notable time for the
 organization following the launch of HSX Research (www.hsxresearch.com)
 earlier this month.  Costakis is responsible for the strategizing, planning
 and execution of research sales, advertising sales and advertising
 sales-related promotions for each of the company's several lines of business.
     Costakis brings 12 years sales experience across several industries
 ranging from e-commerce research, micro-marketing and package goods.  Most
 recently Alex was Manager, Custom Research Sales, at BizRate.com where he
 helped build a successful research practice and introduce product development
 initiatives.  Prior to BizRate.com Costakis worked with VNU - Claritas, Inc.
 as Account Executive and later as Senior Director, Consumer Marketing Group.
 His experience included developing site evaluation models, category management
 applications and market segmentation solutions.  Costakis holds an M.B.A. in
 Marketing from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a B.A. in Communication
 from Pepperdine University.
     "We are thrilled to have Alex aboard to focus on the sales and marketing
 of HSX Research and lead the company's advertising sales efforts.  He brings
 extensive experience to the position that will be instrumental in developing
 long term sales strategies to benefit HSX as well as our clients," said Brian
 Dearth, CEO of the Hollywood Stock Exchange.
 
     About Hollywood Stock Exchange
     The Hollywood Stock Exchange(R) (www.hsx.com) is an integrated marketing,
 research and technology company driven by its patented entertainment stock
 market.  At HSX.com, visitors buy and sell virtual shares of celebrities,
 movies and music with a currency called the Hollywood Dollar(R).  HSX
 syndicates the data collected from the Exchange as market research to
 entertainment, consumer product and financial institutions and as original
 programming to radio, television and print media.  Founded in 1996, HSX is
 headquartered in West Hollywood, California.
 
 SOURCE  Hollywood Stock Exchange