NEW YORK – MirriAd Limited, the embedded advertising specialist, today announces the appointment of Denny Wilkinson as Chief Operating Officer. He joins MirriAd as the company moves rapidly to exploit its patented technology in markets around the world. MirriAd’s solutions have now been adopted in both Hollywood and Bollywood where it is delivering a new advertising service that embeds advertising imagery into the content that is contextual and drives positive emotions from audiences.
Wilkinson has held senior executive positions in some of the leading advertising and media companies in the U.S. including PVI Virtual Media Services, video ad management company BlackArrow Inc. and Time Warner subsidiary HBO. Prior to joining MirriAd, Wilkinson was CEO at etc.tv, the Canadian advertising on-demand network which has delivered campaigns for major brands including General Motors, Ford Motors of Canada, Unilever, and Procter and Gamble.
Wilkinson will report to MirriAd CEO Mark Popkiewicz who said, “Denny’s wide ranging experience in the content and advertising market has given him huge insight into the potential opportunities for MirriAd. In particular, his U.S. knowledge and expertise that he has developed over 25 years will be invaluable in developing the MirriAd business in one of the key worldwide markets.”
“The advertising and broadcast industries are struggling to make the established advertising models work in this digital age,” commented Wilkinson. “We have to accept that the consumer is increasingly in control of the viewing experience and able to avoid traditional advertising. MirriAd’s technology and solutions take account of the new industry dynamics by placing advertisers back in touch with their audiences while maintaining the uninterrupted viewing experience that the consumer clearly wants. That is a compelling proposition and one I am looking forward to implementing.”
About MirriAd Limited
MirriAd Limited seamlessly embeds advertising into any video content, as if it was always there. The company’s solutions allow content owners to effectively monetize their assets and deliver a means by which brands can capitalize on the worldwide shift from the analog broadcast model to multi-platform, on-demand digital video delivery.
London based MirriAd is the first and only company that has the ability to embed advertising, words, images and interactive hyperlinks cost-effectively, in small and large volume digital content and with high quality on any platform using its proprietary ZoneSense™ technology.
MirriAd is funded by venture capital funds including London Seed Capital, Oxford Technology Management and South East Growth Fund and by private investors led by Seraphim Capital.
For more information: www.mirriad.com
MirriAd was recently named in Library House’s MediaTech top 100 list, which lists Europe’s hottest private media technology companies, likely to have the biggest impact on the industry.