blinkx plc Appoints Judy Vezmar To Board of Directors
CEO of LexisNexis International and Non-executive Director of Rightmove plc
brings Global Expansion, Digital Content and Marketing Expertise to the blinkx
LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16, 2014
LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- blinkx plc ("blinkx"
or the "Company") today announced the appointment of LexisNexis International
Chief Executive Officer Judy Vezmar^1 as an Independent Non-executive
Director. Ms. Vezmar brings over two decades of successful international
expansion, digital content distribution and marketing, business
transformation, and Board experiences to blinkx.
Based in London, Judy leads LexisNexis International. LexisNexis^® is a
member of the global media group Reed Elsevier plc, a leading worldwide
provider of content-enabled workflow solutions for professionals in the legal,
risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and
academic markets. Under her leadership, the International group transformed
the business from a traditional print based publisher to an online and digital
solutions leader, expanding the range of successful content and online
services to over 100 countries. Earlier, Ms. Vezmar held various senior
executive roles at Xerox Corporation in the US and Europe. Ms. Vezmar has
served as a Non-executive Director of Rightmove plc since 2006. She holds an
Executive MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree in
Business and Marketing from Marian College and Butler University.
"Judy is a rare and talented business leader who has successfully led
organizational transformations and entry into international markets," said
Anthony Bettencourt, Chairman of blinkx. "As we look to expand the blinkx
business in scope, scale and across geographies, her strong business and
managerial insights will be invaluable to our strategy, product and market
expansion initiatives. We are thrilled to welcome Judy to the Board."
"I am delighted to join blinkx at such an exciting time for both the company
and the online advertising industry," said Vezmar. "The progress blinkx has
made over the past two years has been truly remarkable and I see many
parallels with the growth that Rightmove experienced as a sector and category
leader. I look forward to helping blinkx accelerate its growth trajectory and
hope to apply my digital and international growth experiences to my role as a
The Company confirms there is no other information required to be disclosed
pursuant to Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.
blinkx (LSE AIM: BLNX) is an Internet media company that connects consumers
and brands through premium content online. Founded in 2004, blinkx pioneered
Internet Video Search using its patented COncept Recognition Engine (CORE).
This technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to
deeply understand the meaning and context of video content to generate
improved search relevancy for consumers and a brand safe environment for
advertisers. Today, blinkx is a broad digital media technology, distribution
and monetization platform that connects consumers, advertisers and content
across four screens. Through its partnerships with hundreds of media
companies, including ABC, NBC, Conde Nast, Reuters and Bloomberg, blinkx has
indexed and search enabled millions of hours of video content. blinkx powers
video search, discovery or monetization on thousands of online properties
including AOL, Lycos, ABC, CBS and Fox Sports. blinkx is headquartered in San
Francisco, California with 15 offices worldwide. For more information please
^1 Judith Mihajlovich Vezmar, age 57
SOURCE blinkx plc
Contact: Edward Bridges or Charlie Palmer, FTI Consulting LLP, +44 (0)20 7831
3113 or Charles Lytle or Christopher Wren, Citigroup Global Markets Ltd, NOMAD
and Broker for blinkx plc, +44 207 986 4000
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