Atlanta, GA – December 11, 2013 – In an ongoing effort to better service current and future spot distribution clients, SpotGenie Partners, LLC (seespotgenie.com), a leading provider of digital media services to the advertising, entertainment and broadcast industries, has added three seasoned industry veterans to their sales team, it was announced today by company President/CEO Wayne Dykes.
“We are pleased to welcome Rob Porter back to SpotGenie. We have always held him in high esteem here. Additionally, SpotGenie is very excited to have Doug Williamson and Greg Stirling joining him to form a team. They are experienced professionals who thoroughly understand this niche industry and will be great additions to the company,” explained Dykes.
Robert Porter, Senior Vice President National Sales, Douglas Williamson, Vice President, Regional Sales, and Greg Stirling, Director of Regional Sales, will spearhead SpotGenie’s sales efforts. Williamson and Stirling will work closely with, and report directly to, Porter.
In making the announcement Dykes stated, “In addition to our commitment to building the most innovative, sophisticated and cost effective suite of services for our SpotGenie clients, we were also determined to assemble the most knowledgeable and experienced sales team in the business.
“I am thrilled with the opportunity to lead a solid team of professionals,” said Rob Porter. “Our focus remains on providing high quality broadcast distribution services. Our system is simple, yet sophisticated, so we can prepare and deliver high quality HD with extreme efficiency.
Robert Porter, Senior Vice President National Sales:
After a short stint with Extreme Reach, Rob Porter has come home to SpotGenie where he was formerly Vice President of Sales, Western Region. An industry leader with vast experience in the advertising, media and postproduction service industries, Porter and his team are tasked with bringing SpotGenie’s proprietary advertising distribution services to the West Coast and beyond and for business development in all market segments from entertainment and agency accounts to wholesale distributor opportunities.
Over the past two decades, Porter held a number of senior sales and client service management positions with advertising distribution firms including Extreme Reach, DG, Vyvx, AGT and SpotLink (today all part of the DG Systems family). Based on the West coast, he held the position of Sales Manager at Extreme Reach, Regional Account Manager at DG, Major Account Manager at Williams Communication (Vyvx – Advertising Distribution Services), Regional Account Manager at Schawk!, Inc./Anthem! Worldwide (AGT/SpotLink Broadcast Services), Regional Account Executive at Initiative (Western International Media & SpotLink Division), and, earlier in his career, Assistant Account Executive at Admarketing.
Rob Porter earned his Bachelor of Arts from Saint Leo University (Saint Leo, FL), graduating with honors. He currently makes his home in California’s San Fernando Valley.
Douglas Williamson, Vice President, Regional Sales:
Williamson is a marketing and sales professional with 15+ years’ experience in the advertising industry. He has a deep knowledge of television broadcast spot distribution, both satellite and Internet delivery, and online advertising as well.
He has worked in social media advertising and SEO advertising and has enjoyed consistent professional growth, excelling in key positions including Regional Sales Manager at Extreme Reach, Account Director at Deluxe Entertainment Services, Account Executive/Sales Manager with Filmcore Distribution, Account Executive at FastChannel Network, and, Manager of Client Services, Point.360.
Doug Williamson earned his Bachelor of Arts in Media from the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) and is in the process of earning an MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute, an online executive education program. He is based in Glendale, California.
Greg Stirling, Director of Regional Sales:
Greg Stirling is a results-producing sales executive with decades of documented success and senior level experience managing business-to-business sales accounts, driving revenues and training sales staff, selling to national, regional and local clientele.
West coast-based, Stirling has held a number of sales positions including Sales Manager at Extreme Reach; Regional Account Manager, Membership Development at 1-800-DENTIST, Account Executive, Local Client Services, with The Nielsen Company, Account Manager at KRLA 870 AM, Consultant at Stirling Media, Account Manager at KPXN and Junior Account Executive at Bravo Networks, both for NBC Universal. Earlier in his career, he was a Sales Planner for The Weather Channel/Weather.com, and a Media Buyer at Initiative Media (Western International Media).
Greg Stirling earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) and studied at Western State College of Law (Fullerton, CA). He resides in Pasadena, CA.
About SpotGenie Partners, LLC:
Founded in Atlanta, GA in 2002, SpotGenie Partners, LLC, a privately-held technology and service company, has revolutionized the digital distribution of high-quality HD television and radio spots, trafficking, tracking, asset management and other postproduction services. SpotGenie’s proprietary technology digitally delivers TV and radio commercials across the country at an approximately 80% reduction in cost over older technologies, making it affordable for everyone.With SpotGenie advertisers and ad agencies manage and monitor every aspect of their broadcast spot distribution using just an Internet browser. In addition to trafficking, tracking and delivering spots, SpotGenie helps clients prepare their spots for air with services that include closed captioning, tagging, slating and video transcoding.
SpotGenie is headquartered at 345 Peachtree Hills Ave, Suite 400, Atlanta GA 30305. For further information about SpotGenie contact Wayne Dykes,President/CEO, at 888 202-1631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.