April 24, 2007 09:00 ET

Zango Strengthens Management Team With Addition of Rip Warendorf as Senior Vice President of Sales

Warendorf Brings Nearly 20 Years of Sales Management and Digital Media Experience to Zango

BELLEVUE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 24, 2007 -- Zango, an online media company, today at ad:tech San Francisco announced the addition of Rip Warendorf to its management team. Warendorf joins Zango as senior vice president of sales.

Warendorf brings nearly 20 years of relevant sales and digital media experience to his new post. Most recently, he led the Seattle office of Marketing Drive Worldwide (, which he opened in 2004. Marketing Drive, a full-service promotional marketing agency, is a division of Draftfcb, one of the world's leading advertising and marketing agencies.

"Rip is an experienced, results-oriented leader with a track record of success in building and managing sales organizations," said Daniel Todd, president of Zango. "Under Rip's leadership, Zango's sales team of more than 60 professionals working out of offices in Seattle, New York, London and Tel Aviv will focus on growing their base of more than 3,000 brand and direct advertiser relationships, both in the U.S. and internationally. He is a welcome and significant addition to Zango and the management lead to take our unique Time Shifted Advertising(SM) model to the next level."

Prior to Marketing Drive, Warendorf held senior positions with digital media companies Corbis, iVillage and FizzyLab. He also ran his own management consulting and outsourced business development services firm, where his clients included Microsoft, FCB Seattle and Zango, among others.

"Zango, as the clear leader in the desktop advertising space, is in one of the strongest positions I'm aware of to connect advertisers with consumers in a relevant and meaningful way," said Warendorf. "The company has all the pieces in place, including a vast audience, thousands of loyal and valued advertisers and, most importantly, industry-accepted best practices to protect consumers and advertisers alike. I'm very excited to join the company and contribute to its long-term growth and success."

Warendorf began his career with The New York Times Company, where he spent eight years leading sales and marketing for the company's year-round winter sports magazine, Snow Country. Warendorf holds bachelor's degrees in Political Science and French from the University of Vermont.

About Zango

A pioneer of what we call the Content Economy, Zango, an online media company, fulfills millions of consumers' growing demand for free, sought-after online videos, games, music, tools and utilities, giving those consumers greater choice and control over when, where, and how they access that content. Zango's vision enables content creators to monetize and distribute their content, provides publishers access to valuable and unique content as well as a way to make money from their web traffic, and delivers to advertisers industry-leading ROI through time-shifted ad delivery by engaging more than 20 million consumers precisely when they are most likely to make a purchasing decision. Committed to safe and ethical practices, Zango welcomes more than 200,000 new opt-in consumers every day. For more information, visit

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