Futuri Media Acquires TopLine Matters, Names New Divisonal SVPs
September 21, 2015 at 11:59 AM (PT)
FUTURI MEDIA has acquired WASHINGTON, DC-based TOPLINE MATTERS, naming its President, TRACY GILLIAM SVP/Sales, while promoting VP/Development & Support CRAIG BOWMAN to SVP/Technology, Director/Finance LAURA GRIFFITH to SVP/Finance, and bringing aboard former COMCAST SPOTLIGHT Sr. Manager/Digital Traffic and longtime broadcast executive TODD THOMAS as SVP/Operations.
In additional restructuring, JASON ROBINAUGH was named VP/Support; JAMIME ARSENEAULT moved from Dir./Mobile Development to Dir./TopicPulse Product Development; JOE TRANCHITA shifted from Creative Technologist to Dir./User Interface Development; and Pres./Broadcast Services VICTOR CABALLERO and OM/TOPICPULSE SARAH DAVIS have transitioned to a newly formed operations team reporting to THOMAS. Also joining FUTURI are TIM LOUGHRY as TOPICPULSE OM and AMANDA WILLIAMS as Assistant Development Manager.
FUTURI Pres./CEO DANIEL ANSTANDIG commented, “To keep pace with our rapid growth, it made strategic sense to realign and strengthen our executive team. TRACY GILLIAM’s company provides the sales excellence and the continuity we’ve depended on in our partnership for the past five years, and we’re thrilled to have her organization as a permanent part of our company."
GILLIAM worked with FUTURI through an exclusive partnership since 2010. She formed TOPLINE in 2011, following more than 25 years’ experience with major media groups including CBS and iHEARTMEDIA.
With live interactive programming on the air at more than 525 stations, networks and broadcast groups across NORTH AMERICA, EUROPE, AFRIDA and ASIA, FUTURI MEDIA reaches more than 100 million consumers monthly. The FUTURI MOBILE division has developed more than 165 iPHONE, APPLE WATCH, ANDROID and tablet apps for broadcasters, delivering audio and video content to mobile users. FUTURI MEDIA also provides real-time consumer intelligence to newsrooms and content producers with its popular TOPICPULSE system, tracking local trends across social media.