New York, New York (PRWEB) December 15, 2011
Ology Media (http://www.ologycorp.com), a social entertainment company, announced today the addition of Merrill Brown and Scott L. Kauffman to its board of directors, effective immediately. Mr. Kauffman with serve as Chairman of the Board. Beth Haggerty, CEO and Founder of Ology Media, made the announcement.
Ology Media is a top 20 comScore entertainment property with 31M uniques, and is composed of flagship site Ology.com (http://www.ology.com) and the newly launched social interest platform My.Ology (http://www.my.ology.com).
Merrill Brown served on Ology Media’s Advisory Board for the past two years before becoming a member of the board of directors. He is the founder and principal of MMB Media LLC, a strategy consulting firm. Clients have ranged from companies in the news, information and wireless businesses to large foundations and public broadcasters. Before establishing the firm, Brown served as Senior Vice President, Real One Services. Brown became the first Editor in Chief of MSNBC.com in August 1996, and Sr. Vice President in August 2000. During his tenure, the fledgling company grew to become one of the most visited news offerings on the Web, maintaining a position as the No. 1 online news provider during his tenure.
Brown serves on the board of directors of MedCity Media and the advisory boards of Causes.com and the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. Brown is an advisor to MESA, the New York strategic and financial advisory firm, and Curious Office, a Seattle early stage investment and technology firm. Brown also is a member of the advisory boards of three advertising firms, Media 6 Degrees, Mixpo and TRA Global, where he serves as Advisory Board Chairman.
“As a media executive and board member, I have been involved in the development and growth of many companies, and I am impressed by Ology Media's potential and momentum,” said Merrill Brown. “I am proud to be part of the company that is positioned to create a massive interest based social network.”
Scott Kauffman has more than 25 years of senior executive and board leadership experience with both public and private companies. He is a widely recognized industry leader and expert in the fields of digital entertainment, Internet media and consumer marketing. Most recently, Scott was the President & CEO, and a member of the board of Geeknet , the parent company of SourceForge, Slashdot and ThinkGeek. He joined Geeknet shortly after Yahoo! acquired BlueLithium, where he served as President & COO. Scott was President & CEO, and a member of the board, of several venture-backed Internet start-ups, including Zinio, MusicNow, Coremetrics, eCoverage and AdKnowledge, which he filed to take public before negotiating its sale to CMGI in 1999.
Scott is currently Chairman of the Boards of Lotame, TuneUp Media and Ology Media, and a board member at MDC Partners and LookSmart.
“Ology Media has an exciting opportunity in the burgeoning social interest platform space,” said Scott L. Kauffman. “They have experience, leadership and an impressive track record, and I am looking forward to working with the management team and the board to ensure continued growth.”
About Ology Media
Ology Media, a top 20 comScore entertainment property with 31M uniques, is a social entertainment company based in New York City dedicated to nurturing people’s core passions and interests. Ology Media is composed of flagship site Ology.com and newly launched My.Ology (http://www.my.ology.com). Designed to reflect and deliver people’s interests, Ology.com’s editorial content appears on Ology.com, ten premiere entertainment properties, and more than 300 exclusive blog and niche interest sites. Content spans music, film, TV, celebrity, geek, gaming, technology, sports, humor, and lifestyle content. My.Ology provides a place for people, or individuals “Ologists,” to self-express through a community of seamlessly integrated content, ideas, rants and raves. Ology Media’s mission is to put people’s passions at their fingertips by bringing them closer to the things they love and closer to others who share those interests. More information can be found at http://www.ologycorp.com.