ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vinco Ventures, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBIG) (“Vinco Ventures,” “Vinco,” or the “Company”), a digital media and content technologies holding company, today announced the appointment of Ted Farnsworth as co-Chief Executive Officer alongside Lisa King, current CEO of Vinco Ventures, effective June 8, 2022. Mr. Farnsworth and Ms. King will lead the Company as co-CEOs.
As Co-Founder and Chairman of ZASH Global Media and Entertainment (“ZASH”), Mr. Farnsworth was instrumental, along with Vinco and ZVV Media Partners (“ZVV”), in acquiring Lomotif and AdRizer, and has proven leadership and experience in the media industry. He has built many successful companies and is considered an expert in strategic development, marketing, public relations, consumer behavior and direct response marketing.
“I speak for myself and the entire Vinco team when I say how thrilled we are to welcome Ted to management in an official capacity as co-CEO,” said Lisa King, Co-CEO of Vinco Ventures. “Vinco and ZASH have begun to streamline our businesses. With Ted as co-CEO, together, we can more efficiently execute on our strategic growth plans with a clear understanding of our Company’s combined vision and plan.”
“I’ve worked alongside Vinco since the early days of ZASH and I am excited about the future. I am pleased to take on this role alongside Lisa, who was with me at ZASH when we acquired Lomotif,” said Ted Farnsworth, Co-CEO of Vinco Ventures. “As we continue moving forward and disrupting the media landscape, we remain focused on content, content, and content, and in turn, driving revenue through our portfolio of Vinco brands.”
A key component to Vinco’s growth strategy is Lomotif in combination with AdRizer and Mind Tank, our short-form video platform that drives user experiences with its user interface and patented editing tools. By utilizing Lomotif’s mobile or web-based platform, our ad and marketing platforms help drive engagement and grow revenue with premium content across the Vinco and ZASH ecosystem.
About Vinco Ventures
Vinco Ventures (Nasdaq: BBIG) is focused on the development of digital media and content technologies. Vinco Ventures’ consolidated subsidiary, ZVV Media Partners, LLC, a joint venture of Vinco Ventures and ZASH Global Media and Entertainment Corporation, has an 80% ownership interest in Lomotif Private Limited. Vinco Ventures owns a 100% ownership interest in AdRizer, LLC. For more information, please visit investors.vincoventures.com.
Forward-Looking Statements and Disclaimers
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are based upon beliefs of, and information currently available to, Vinco Ventures’ management as well as estimates and assumptions made by Vinco Ventures’ management. These statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historic or current facts. When used in this presentation the words “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “believe,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “projected,” and other words or the negative of these terms and similar expressions as they relate to the applicable company or its management identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current view of Vinco Ventures with respect to future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors relating to Vinco Ventures and its subsidiaries and consolidated variable interest entities including Lomotif, their industry, financial condition, operations and results of operations. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the expected risks and benefits from the proposed increase in Vinco Ventures’ authorized shares as described in our proxy statement, Vinco Ventures’ investments in ZVV Media Partners, LLC, Lomotif Private Limited, PZAJ Holdings, LLC and related growth initiatives and strategies such as the blended media, cross-platform distribution strategy, the expected benefits of Lomotif’s participation in and sponsorship of live entertainment events, the expected benefits from acquisition of AdRizer and planned integration of the AdRizer technology with Lomotif and Honey Badger and synergies between AdRizer, Lomotif and Honey Badger, the regulatory risks with the NFT and blockchain business lines and such other risks and uncertainties described more fully in documents filed by Vinco Ventures and Cryptyde with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors discussed in Vinco Ventures’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2021 filed on April 15, 2022 which is available at www.sec.gov. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ significantly from those anticipated, believed, estimated, expected, intended, or planned. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, performance, or achievements. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States, we do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to actual results.