Former MediaCom exec joins Viddyoze
Posted on August 25, 2020 by Jonathan Symcox
North West-based SaaS animation firm Viddyoze has appointed former MediaCom executive Fiona Hunt as a board adviser to oversee the next stage of the company’s growth.
Australian by birth, Hunt enjoyed a prestigious marketing career in Sydney and Melbourne including roles at Google, Intrepid Travel, Sydney Opera House and Mahlab Media, before she joined MediaCom in Manchester in 2017 and held a board role.
As head of marketing for MediaCom North, she led marketing for its three agency brands and was head of MediaCom Beyond Advertising, the agency’s content marketing business.
Viddyoze is one of the North West’s fastest growing companies and customers include Tesla, Sony and PwC.
Its technology allows people to create and use their own video animation and is now being used in 250,000 monthly clips worldwide.
Hunt will be helping Viddyoze launch a new enterprise solution.
Hunt, who has held a range of non-executive board roles across a variety of sectors, said: “I’m really happy to be working with the Viddyoze team. The product offering is a game-changer and the team are inspirational in how they have built the business to date.
“I’m looking forward to working with them to help launch their enterprise products into new markets and help grow this already incredible business.”
David Chamberlain, who founded Viddyoze in 2015 with Jamie Garside and Joey Xoto, said he was delighted at the appointment.
“It’s an exciting time for the company and the new enterprise solution will open up new markets to us,” he said. “Fiona has a proven track record and I’m convinced she’ll help us on our journey to the next level.
“We recently ran a campaign for a North West insurance broker to around 20,000 clients where we sent out renewal notices by SMS and email incorporating personalised videos, which resulted in a 15 per cent jump in renewal conversion rates.”
Hunt was introduced to the Preston-based company by Viddyoze’s non-executive director Ian Wright through the peer-2-peer non-executive director community Virtualnonexecs.com.
Wright said: “Fiona will be working with the board of directors to progress the cutting-edge enterprise solution that Viddyoze have developed which allows companies – from SME to large corporates – to create bespoke, personalised mass video at scale.”