November 06, 2013 08:00 ET

Greg Sugar Joins Tout as VP of Business Development

Former Zynga Executive Charged With Driving Sales and Expanding Global Initiatives for Tout's Real-Time Video Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 6, 2013) - Real-time mobile video company Tout ( today announced that Internet and digital media industry executive Greg Sugar, the former Senior Director of Ad Revenue with Zynga, has joined the company as its VP of Business Development. In his new role at Tout, Sugar will be responsible for expanding Tout's SaaS platform business, scaling monetization through advertising and growing domestic and international business opportunities.

Sugar's experience building highly profitable, high growth businesses includes launching and growing Zynga's advertising business from zero to over $100 million in annual revenue in a very short period of time. Prior to Zynga, Sugar served as VP of Corporate Development at Datran Media, VP of Business Development at Grouper and Director of Business Affairs at AOL. 

"We're thrilled to have Greg join our executive team," said Tout CEO and Founder Michael Downing. "His deep experience with scaling sales operations, closing key partnerships and building teams of top performers will be crucial as we continue to grow Tout into a high-growth, profitable enterprise."

"Tout has carved out an impressive leadership position in the new visual Web movement -- enabling many of the world's leading brands to harness the power of real-time mobile video," said Sugar. "I'm proud to be part of such a visionary company and am looking forward to growing the enterprise client-base, delivering advertising revenue for our clients and bringing new products to market."

About Tout
Tout powers real-time mobile video publishing for leading news, sports and entertainment brands, helping them engage their audiences in highly relevant ways across mobile, desktop and social. In less than 30 seconds, companies can capture and publish video to their websites and mobile apps, track engagement through real-time analytics across all platforms, and instantly drive revenue through video sponsorship opportunities. Companies such as the Wall Street Journal, ESPN, WWE, and Digital First Media are using Tout to create real-time video updates around breaking news and events. Visit Tout online at

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