February 02, 2012 10:03 ET Announces New Chief Business Development Officer

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 2, 2012) -, the largest video curation and publication platform for web video today announced that John Brown has joined the company as Chief Business Development Officer.

Brown joins the company from Time Inc., where he was a driving force behind the transition from print to digital. As the President of This Old House Ventures at Time Inc., he drove revenue and profit growth across all platforms -- digital, print, and TV. Also at Time Inc. he led the creation, development, and launch of

John is a rare executive with both a deep understanding in publishing, and a genuine excitement for the possibilities and opportunities that the emerging digital ecosystem offers. At he assumes responsibility for all sales and marketing efforts.

Said CEO Steven Rosenbaum: "John is a key figure in media and publishing whom we've come to highly respect over the past few years. He embraces the power of video, and the huge hunger that consumers feel for wanting to have their trusted media sources both create and curate video to enhance their experience. We look forward to leveraging John's expertise along with that of our core team to drive the digital businesses of our customers.", leads the market with Curated Video Content (CVC) for publishers, brands, and web-commerce companies. Video sites powered by include TEDx, Patagonia, New York Magazine, Parents Magazine, Reader's Digest Taste of Home, Mediaite, and many others.

Said Brown of the announcement: "Curation meets a fundamental human need in any medium. It has defined the success of all the great brands I've had a chance to work for over the years -- New York, The Atlantic, People, Real Simple, InStyle, Health, Essence and many others -- and will continue to be central in how we all consume information. My role at Magnify gives me a chance to serve the needs of not only media companies but frankly any business that recognize the power of storytelling and a curated content experience."

About platform currently provides video curation and discovery of video and photos, upload, and encoding for more than 100,000+ publishers, ecommerce sites, and communities. The Platform provides a cost-effective and automated service that features and delivers a unique and engaging video mix. For more information, visit

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