VANCOUVER, Jan. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - VidWRX Inc. (TSX-V:VID) ("VidWRX" and/or "the Company"), the pioneer of scalable cloud-based video production solutions, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Steve Hancock as its new President and Chief Operating Officer effective as of today's date. George Fleming will resign as President of the Company but will remain its Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Hancock's responsibilities will include oversight of the Company's current operations and business development initiatives, with a particular focus on taking the company's video production solutions to market within the agency, internet marketing and corporate channels.
Steven Hancock is a veteran advertising and marketing executive, entrepreneur and advisor with unique experience in the online video production space and a strong track record building successful online and digital media based businesses. Mr. Hancock was a pioneer of SaaS based video production management as the founder and CEO of Adbeast after spending over 17 years as an advertising and marketing executive in Canada, the US and the UK with TBWA/Chiat Day.
Adbeast was an early pioneer of online video production management and collaboration and provided a range of critical ad industry workflows including creative development, project management, video production, and digital media archiving. The company successfully grew into a widely respected SaaS digital asset management company used globally by over 250 major advertisers, agencies and production companies including Anheuser Busch, Sears, Ogilvy and DDB. In 2010 Adbeast was acquired by DGFastChannel, the North American leader in broadcast advertising distribution services.
Mr. Hancock began his career in advertising working in London after first competing for Great Britain as a member of the British Olympic kayak team. Moving to North America he then spent over 17 years with TBWA/Chiat Day, one of the most creative and progressive global advertising agencies, in increasingly senior strategy and management roles in San Francisco, New York and Toronto including 6 years as CEO of TBWA/Chiat Day Canada where he worked with major advertisers including Nissan, American Express, Microsoft and TDBank.
After leaving Adbeast in 2012 Mr. Hancock began advising and coaching high growth potential technology based companies focused on marketing, advertising, market research and ecommerce.
"We are extremely excited to welcome Steve to the VidWRX management team," stated George Fleming, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "His experience and track record as both an advertising industry executive and the former founder and CEO of a successful SaaS video production management platform make him the ideal candidate to lead our operations and go to market efforts. With first mover advantage and accelerating growth in demand for scalable video production solutions we see the opportunity ahead for VidWRX as truly remarkable."
Founded in 2006 as SoMedia Networks, VidWRX is an industry pioneer, providing scalable video production services to marketers and digital agencies in any volume, anywhere in North America. Combined with its online platform and proven processes, VidWRX' expert production teams ensure exceptional customer service and affordable, high quality videos.
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For further information:
George Fleming, CEO
Greg Werbowski, VidWrx
Tel: 604.683.5510 ext. 590
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