Donald Hamilton has been appointed as Senior Vice President of blinkx Media in London. Hamilton will play a key role in shaping blinkx's growth and expansion strategy in the UK and Europe.
Through its flagship site, blinkx.com, blinkx pioneered video search on the Internet, developing an engine based on technology that was conceived at the University of Cambridge.
Hamilton brings over 20 years of online branding and direct marketing experience, with a track record of fueling enterprise growth. Prior to joining blinkx, Hamilton acted as Managing Partner and Founder of Segmentation Consulting Ltd (Precidio), where he worked with prominent US companies seeking strategy, product development and positioning for European growth.
Before that he launched and acted as Managing Director for Wunderloop in the UK, quickly growing it into the second largest independent behavioral targeting solution company in the UK.Previously, Hamilton was UK Managing Director at DoubleClick/AdLINK Internet Media, Commercial Director for Bananalotto.com at Netarget Ltd, Director of Internet Sales & Development at Dunnhumby (a member of Primecom Media Group), and Director of the Direct Marketing Division for Claritas Ltd. at Acxiom.
S. Brian Mukherjee, CEO of blinkx said: "We are delighted to have Donald bring his years of experience and deep knowledge of the European tech and online advertising markets to the blinkx team.
"With an impressive career history boasting clear successes in scaling businesses and growing the scope of enterprise services, we expect Donald to make an immediate and significant contribution to the company across the board, from business strategy to thought leadership,as we grow and develop our business on a global level."
Blinkx recently agreed a new five-year lease on a ground floor suite in The Platinum Building at St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge. Through its partnerships with hundreds of media companies, including ABC, NBC, Conde Nast, Reuters and Bloomberg, blinkx has indexed and search enabled millions of hours of video content. blinkx powers video search, discovery or monetization on thousands of online properties including Lycos, ABC, CBS and Fox Sports.
blinkx is headquartered in San Francisco, California with 15 offices worldwide.