Appointed VP of Product and Platform to manage EMEA wide initiatives
London, July 23, 2015 — Videology, one of the world’s leading software providers for converged TV and video advertising, today announced the expansion of its European leadership team with the appointment of Jon Block as EMEA Vice President of Product and Platform. In response to Videology’s rapid European growth, Block’s new role will see him leading product evangelism in the region, with a focus on helping broadcasters and media agencies in particular to implement Videology’s solutions into their offerings.
Block joins Videology with 15 years’ experience in online media, including seven years at U.K. commercial broadcaster ITV where he was responsible for delivering multi-platform products and commercial innovation. Whilst at ITV, Block launched a number of highly successful advertising products, including innovations in advertising formats as well as video-on-demand.
Joining Videology in September, Block will have a key role in promoting and evangelising the Videology product and enterprise solutions set and be responsible for driving the company’s EMEA product and platform vision with a clear focus on Videology’s support for advertisers, agencies, broadcasters and premium publishers across the EMEA region. Block will be based in the company’s European head office in London and will report to John Tigg, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships in EMEA.
“This is a timely appointment for Videology as the industry sees the realms of broadcasting and online converging with advertisers increasingly looking for unified advertising solutions,” explained Tigg. “A core responsibility of Jon’s new role is to be our product evangelist in Europe to help support broadcasters and advertisers to work together in a fast changing environment. With his extensive product and commercial experience in developing solutions at ITV, Jon is the ideal candidate to champion our programmatic approach to the broadcast industry across Europe.”
Commenting on his new role, Block said: “I want to help broadcasters and advertisers work together to use data to deliver advertising to the right people at the right time, and Videology is most renowned in the industry for doing this. I look forward to working with Videology’s clients to help them make their TV and video advertising more effective.”
Videology (videologygroup.com) is a leading software provider for converged TV and video advertising. By simplifying big data, we empower marketers and media companies to make smarter advertising decisions to fully harness the value of their audience across screens. Our math and science-based technology enables our customers to manage, measure and optimize digital video and TV advertising to achieve the best results in the converging media landscape.
Videology, Inc., is a privately-held, venture-backed company, whose investors include Catalyst Investors, Comcast Ventures, NEA, Pinnacle Ventures, and Valhalla Partners. Videology is headquartered in New York, NY with key offices in Baltimore, Austin, Toronto, London, Paris, Madrid, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and sales teams across North America.