"Bill brings passion, vision and international experience to the Fotoglif team, along with an entrepreneurial spirit, and an obsession for customer focus," Mike Betts, Founder
Toronto (PRWEB) April 6, 2010
Fotoglif, a world leader that provides compelling imagery to small publishers and bloggers on an ad-supported basis announced today that Bill Creighton has joined the Company as President.
Creighton will guide the strategic direction of the Company and assumes overall operational responsibility for the Fotoglif business. The move signals the Company's intent to aggressively build its business with new products and services servicing this growing media sector and its ever-increasing need for great images.
"Bill brings passion, vision and international experience to the Fotoglif team, along with an entrepreneurial spirit, and an obsession for customer focus," said Mike Betts, Fotoglif''s Founder. "He is an award-winning photographer who understands the value of great images, and a business leader who creates innovative business models to license and deliver those images to publishers worldwide. At a time when the image business is undergoing dramatic changes, he is the right person at the right time to build a business that balances the needs of both the publisher and agencies."
Prior to joining Fotoglif, Creighton was Managing Director for Newscom, an aggregator of videos, images and stories for license to the global publishing community. During his five-year tenure, he led a complete restructuring and repositioning of the company to create one of the world’s leading content marketplaces. Creighton's career in news and publishing spans more than 25 years and 76 countries. Before Newscom, Creighton was VP of sales and marketing for UPI, responsible for all commercial activities worldwide. He held senior editorial and business leadership positions during his 15 years with Reuters in the US, UK, Germany and Asia, and did extensive consulting work for Corbis.
"I am extremely excited about joining Fotoglif at this crucial time in the image licensing business," said Creighton commenting on his new role. "Throughout the blogging world, Fotoglif is regarded as a world-class operation that offers ease of use and great content to enhance blogger's sites. Our image partners are amongst the best in the world and the depth and breadth of their images is truly amazing."
"My objective is to build on the success of the Fotoglif platform to create a solid commercial foundation upon which we can significantly grow our business. With a great platform, great content and innovative business models, we are in an excellent position to lead the industry in meeting the needs of small publishers and bloggers for years to come," said Creighton.
Fotoglif, http://www.Fotoglif.com, is an online business that operates a professional image-sharing community and licensing platform with photos from top photographers and agencies like Getty Images, Reuters and European Pressphoto Agency. Photographs hosted in the Fotoglif site are offered royalty-free to bloggers, social media fans and other Web publishers to enliven the written word with high-quality images. The site features more than 5 million images, with thousands of new ones added daily from around the globe. The company's business model allows Web authors who use the images, photographers and news agencies who contribute content, and advertisers on the site to all share in revenue opportunities. Fotoglif is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.