SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - Tout, a next-generation news platform, announced today that David Parsons, a veteran in the online video sector, has been appointed Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of the company, joining CEO Michael Downing in leading the company into its next phase of growth. Parsons will be responsible for helping scale the company's advertising operations and revenues and further expanding Tout's video distribution network across Web and mobile platforms.
"We made a very long and careful search for an individual with the right combination of experience and innovative ideas around where video is going," said Downing. "The depth of David's online video knowledge fits perfectly with our mission to fundamentally transform the way news works online and across mobile devices."
Parsons, a 16-year veteran of the communications and digital media industries, most recently served as vice president of Business Development at Scripps Networks Interactive, where he helped launch and grow the uLive online video distribution network, which delivers premium syndicated video content and advertising across a curated ecosystem. Prior to that role, he was vice president of Business Development at Real Gravity, a pioneer in video syndication technology, which was acquired by Scripps Networks Interactive in 2012. Parsons also founded VideoLantern, a full-service online video management technology platform in 2007, taking the company from an early entrant in the syndicated online video marketplace to a leading end-to-end, outsourced solution provider by uniquely aggregating scale across highly fragmented market segments.
Tout powers mobile video reporting for leading news, sports and entertainment brands around the globe -- with over 10,000 journalists worldwide using the Tout mobile APP and platform to create real-time video news updates, Tout is transforming the way the news industry works. With a single click, journalists can instantly publish video news updates directly from their smart phones to their publication's website, mobile APP, YouTube Channel and social media outlets. The world's leading news brands are on Tout, including the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC, CBS, New York Post, Sky, The Sun (UK) and over 250 newspapers across the US.
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