September 29, 2016 3:47 AM ET

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Company Overview of Wikia, Inc.

Company Overview

Wikia, Inc. operates a network of collaboratively published content on the Web for various fan communities worldwide. It offers content in the areas of console and mobile games, movies, cable and streaming TV shows, comics, books, lifestyle, big movie franchises, sporting events, anticipated book releases, fashion trends and DIY, food and drink recipes, current events, video games, movies, cars, cooking, crafts, education, travel, fashion, and technology. The company allows users to form communities and share knowledge on various topics. Wikia, Inc. was formerly known as Wikicities and changed its name to Wikia, Inc. in March 2014. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San ...

500 3rd Street

Suite 405

San Francisco, CA 94107

United States

Founded in 2004

Phone:

650-548-0800

Key Executives for Wikia, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Founder, Chairman and President
Age: 50
Co-Founder and Vice President of Community
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Wikia, Inc. Key Developments

Wikia Launches Content Studio in Los Angeles; Appoints Anthony Cava as Head of Video

Wikia expanded its video capabilities with the launch of a dedicated Content Studio in Los Angeles, as the company further establishes its original content and programming for entertainment fans. The new studio, charged with developing video content to run across Wikia's newest media property, Fandom, offers passionate entertainment fans comprehensive coverage on their favorite movies, television shows and games. The studio will be fully equipped to host talent interviews, original video programming, and unique branded content. The studio will be led by Anthony Cava who will serve as Head of Video. As Head of Video, Cava will expand video production from one studio in San Francisco to two dedicated studios, adding a new studio in Los Angeles, to grow video branded content capabilities and lead new fan engagement opportunities. Prior to Wikia, he ventured into digital media as a video producer for IGN Entertainment and later launched his Flash-Frame production company in 2012.

Wikia Appoints Christy Shannon as New Vice President of Marketing

Wikia announced Christy Shannon as their new vice president of marketing. In this role, Shannon will oversee global marketing for the company, including brand-building efforts, developing product launch strategies, leveraging digital marketing strategies, as well as events and public relations. Shannon's announcement comes at a time of significant growth for Wikia. The company recently unveiled a brand new media property, which will serve as a one-stop shop for passionate entertainment fans. Fandom combines original editorial, best of the web curated links and content pulled from Wikia's 360,000 communities. Shannon will lead brand and acquisition marketing for the new site, which will include an expansion of her team with new product marketing and audience development positions. Shannon most recently was a Digital Marketing Consultant at KnockKnock Digital Brand Shop, where she spearheaded digital marketing strategy for small-business startups.

Wikia Appoints Walker Jacobs as Chief Operating Officer

Wikia announced that it has appointed Walker Jacobs to its newly formed Chief Operating Officer position. In this role, Jacobs, who will be based in New York, will lead the sales, marketing, operations and advertising product development teams. Jacobs is charged with accelerating the company's growth by enhancing its advertising product offering, and broadening and deepening its client base. Toward that end, he will oversee the evolution of the Wikia brand and help partners create ways to engage with it and its audience of superfans. Jacobs has nearly 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and product innovation. Most recently, Jacobs was President and Chief Revenue Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor.

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