NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shazam®, one of the world’s most popular mobile apps, today announced the appointment of Greg Glenday as the company’s new Chief Revenue Officer. Glenday, who will report to CEO Rich Riley, joins Shazam from digital advertising firm Undertone with nearly 20 years of proven experience in the media and advertising technology industries.
Based in Shazam’s New York office, Glenday will focus on exponential revenue growth and lead Shazam’s global revenue strategies. Glenday will help Shazam create innovative new ad formats that build on the magic of Shazam’s unique mix of display, audio, visual, and location-based technologies.
“As a senior industry veteran with a successful track record in leading world-class teams, Greg brings to the role many years of experience in digital media, and I’m excited to welcome him to our executive team,” said Shazam CEO Rich Riley. “Greg will help Shazam invent advertising experiences that both inspire the world’s leading brands and amaze our global audience.”
Prior to Undertone—which was recently acquired by Perion—Glenday served as President of Clear Channel's Connections division (now iHeartMedia), where he built the award-winning team working strategically with the world’s largest advertisers. These solutions spanned all platforms including Digital, Radio, Live Events, Venues and Content.
“This is an incredible time to join Shazam,” said Glenday. “I look forward to combining so many talented people, a product that is globally loved, and hundreds of millions of users to create one of the world’s best mobile ad platforms. Scale, emotion, and engagement - those are the ingredients we’ll be bringing together to help brands deliver an impactful message.”
Shazam is one of the world’s most popular apps, used by more than 120 million people each month to magically connect to the world around them. Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam now helps people discover, interact with, and share video, audio, or printed content on TV, radio, movie screens, magazines, newspapers, packaged goods, and retail stores -- and now Shazam lets music fans follow their favorite artists to see their Shazams and share in the thrill of discovery. The app has exceeded 20 billion total Shazams since its launch, and users Shazam over 20 million times each day. Follow us on Twitter @shazam or for more information, visit www.shazam.com.