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Shazam Announces Appointment of Brent Hoberman to Its Board of Directors
By: Business Wire
Dec. 12, 2012 04:00 AM
Shazam®, the world’s leading media engagement company, today announced that respected UK entrepreneur, Brent Hoberman, has joined the Shazam Board as an independent board member. Hoberman’s extensive experience of working with successful businesses, including his tenure as Founder and CEO of popular travel/leisure site, lastminute.com, as well as Co-founder of PROfounders Capital, Mydeco.com and made.com, will add further expertise and strength to the company.
UK entrepreneur, Brent Hoberman, has joined the Shazam Board as an independent board member. Hoberman's extensive experience of working with successful businesses, including his tenure as Founder and CEO of popular travel/leisure site, lastminute.com, as well as Co-founder of PROfounders Capital, Mydeco.com and made.com, will add further expertise and strength to the company.
“Brent has played a key leadership role in a number of the UK’s most successful digital and media businesses, shaping the strategies that has helped them lead their markets ” said Andrew Fisher, CEO, Shazam. “As Shazam continues on its mission to lead the market for media engagement by providing consumers with the most efficient way possible to engage with content and brands Brent’s experience and insight will be invaluable.”
During the last two years, Shazam has successfully expanded its service in North America to include television programming and advertising. Shazam enabled advertising has now been launched in the UK and Europe and the company plans to further expand its service in these regions in the coming year. Hoberman’s knowledge of the European market is expected to be a major asset in the development and execution of these plans.
“Shazam is an amazing company that has become one of mobile’s most loved global brands,” said Hoberman. “The company is uniquely positioned to continue its leadership role as it expands beyond music to provide content owners and brands with the most efficient way possible to enable consumers to engage with their offerings.”
Shazam recently announced that its service had surpassed the quarter billion user milestone and that it processes more than ten million tags per day. Recently, Shazam also announced that it has expanded its Shazam for TV second-screen service in the U.S. to support TV programming on any channel, anytime of day, making Shazam a “TV companion app.”
Shazam is the world’s leading media engagement company with more than 250 million people in 200 countries and adding another 2 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 offers they love.
Shazam makes it easy for people to 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..
Shazam Media enquiries: PR@shazamteam.com
The Shazam, Shazam Encore, LyricPlay, Shazam for TV names and icons are trademarks of Shazam Entertainment Limited.
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