Social video creation platform Wochit has announced the appointment of Colm Curneen as the company’s director of business development.
He will be responsible for managing strategic partnerships, continuing to grow an international portfolio of clients and overseeing teams within the company.
Curneen, who is a media industry veteran with over 15 years' experience, joins from Storyful, a social media intelligence and news agency, acquired by News Corp in 2013.
During his three years with that company, he was responsible for securing partnerships. Prior to that, Curneen was head of business development at Global Editors Network, and also worked for The New York Times, International Herald Tribune and The Financial Times during his career. He is from Dublin and graduated from Trinity College with a degree in International Business and Marketing.
Wochit was founded in 2012 by Dror Ginzberg and enables publishers, news rooms and content creators to produce short-form videos around trending topics. It works with worldwide media brands such as Time, Daily News, USA Today, Gannett, AOL and The Week.
“Wochit is a globally recognised leader in social video, and it’s an honour to be involved,” said Curneen. “I’m delighted to be joining this dynamic team and to being part of the company’s future growth and success.”
Ginzberg added: “Colm has outstanding experience and joins Wochit at a time when he can really help our growth plans. We’re delighted to welcome him to the senior team.”