We are indeed fortunate to attract an individual of Douglas Edwards' caliber and talent to lead our online division
Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) May 16, 2008
John P. McMeel, chairman and president, and Hugh T. Andrews, executive vice president of Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU), announce the appointment of Douglas Edwards to the position of chief executive officer of AMU's uclick division, effective June 2, 2008. Uclick is the nation's premier digital content provider, and the largest packager and distributor of comics and word games on the Web and mobile phones. Edwards is a co-founder of Handmark®, a leader in the development and distribution of mobile media.
"We are indeed fortunate to attract an individual of Douglas Edwards' caliber and talent to lead our online division," McMeel said. "Bringing us his expertise in integrating content with exceptional delivery channels invigorates uclick's position and adds value to our partners and consumers as we go forward in combining our top-of-the-line content with evolving technology."
Andrews said: "We envision significant growth with uclick under the direction of Douglas Edwards. Uclick has harnessed the best content available for online and mobile services, and its stable of talent, together with Douglas' remarkable success in marketing for mobile and web delivery, will increase uclick's potential for continued development. We look forward to capitalizing on the many opportunities in this arena under his stewardship."
Commenting on his new role at uclick, Edwards said, "Andrews McMeel has an unrivaled reputation for quality and a vast portfolio that presents almost unlimited opportunities to extend and add value in the digital domain. Combined with a proven ability to deliver new creative concepts both online and directly to mobile handsets means that uclick is in a unique position to grow and to define new digital consumer experiences."
Edwards joins uclick from Handmark®, a mobile media company he co-founded in 2000. Handmark is a leading developer and distributor of mobile games and applications for devices including BlackBerry®, Palm® Treo™, Symbian® and Windows Mobile® devices. Edwards was one of the chief architects behind the creation of the company's flagship mobile service, Pocket Express®, which launched in 2004. Now on millions of handsets around the world, Pocket Express is the leading on-device news and search service that delivers vital information and provides easy discovery and purchase of other games, ringtones, and productivity applications.
uclick is a leading digital entertainment provider offering a broad mix of popular comic strips for the web and mobile phones. uclick delivers entertaining comics and games to hundreds of online clients, including major consumer and news portals such as Yahoo!, MSNBC.com, New York Times, washingtonpost.com, CNNi, USA Today and AOL. Their mobile division brings comic books, manga, illustration, photography, video and games to mobile consumers worldwide. Their feature lineup includes top brands such as Garfield, The Boondocks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TOKYOPOP, USA Today, Pat Sajak, Mary Engelbreit, Wyland and many more. uclick's products are available through the GoComics website, top U.S. carriers and leading distributors worldwide.
uclick is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, the leading syndicate and publisher of humor books and calendars in North America.
For more information on uclick, visit uclick.com
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