LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SpinMedia Group announced today the appointment of Tom Morrissy as Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. With more than 20 years of experience in media and entertainment, Morrissy has a proven record of building entertainment and celebrity-lifestyle properties across all platforms. As Chief Revenue Officer, Morrissy will report to CEO Dale Strang and be responsible for leading the organization's sales and growth strategies. Morrissy is the first senior executive hire at SpinMedia Group, the newly formed and capitalized entity which recently acquired the assets of SpinMedia LLC.
"We are delighted to have someone with Tom's expertise and passion in building entertainment and celebrity brands. He has a unique ability to help advertisers engage and activate trend setting consumers like ours," said Strang. "Tom's digital experience in mobile and video will be particularly valuable in leading our investments in these high growth areas for the company. Today marks a fresh start for SpinMedia Group and I look forward to working with Tom to build out a world class sales and marketing team."
Morrissy is an entertainment and digital media leader with expertise in building significant, multi-platform initiatives. As the former publisher of Entertainment Weekly and OK! Magazine and their digital properties, Morrissy is also known for his creative, collaborative relationships with editors. Morrissy worked extensively with mobile, video and social platforms while leading the teams for Synaptic Digital and Selectable Media. In addition to his role at SpinMedia Group, Morrissy is also joining the Board at Selectable Media where he was EVP/Chief Revenue Officer.
"Every day SpinMedia Group connects millions of fans and influencers to the entertainment and pop culture they love. With 27 million unique visitors, we literally reach one in five millennials. This is a fun and highly scalable business with significant growth potential and I'm thrilled to be joining the team," said Morrissy.
About SpinMedia Group
SpinMedia Group is an industry leading digital-first media company featuring 47 pop culture and music digital brands. Each day, SpinMedia Group connects 27 million fans and influencers around the topics they love, making the company a leading publisher among teens, young adults and Millennials. Through category leading titles such as SPIN, VIBE, Celebuzz, Buzznet, The Frisky, Idolator, Stereogum, Videogum, The Superficial, WWTDD, PureVolume, Socialite Life, Gorilla vs. Bear, Concrete Loop, Go Fug Yourself, Pink is the New Blog, and Brooklyn Vegan, among others, SpinMedia Group excels in providing brands with an authentic and credible way to connect with fans by feeding pop culture obsessions.
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