Video streaming platform Dailymotion has appointed Simon Barnett as its VP Sales, APAC as the company continues its regional expansion by growing its senior team.
Simon brings over two decades of leadership experience across business development and sales in startups and large enterprises such as Channel Factory, DAZN, News Corp, Yahoo and Catcha Digital Asia. Reporting to Bichoï Bastha, Chief Revenue and Business Officer, Simon will be tasked with building out Dailymotion’s business and commercial strategy in APAC, including company positioning as its ramps up personnel growth in the region.
Bichoï Bastha, Chief Revenue and Business Officer, Dailymotion, said, “We are thrilled to bring Simon onboard at Dailymotion as our VP Sales, APAC. This is a crucial appointment for us, at a time when we are looking to expand our footprint into the APAC region. Especially as we grow our brand-safe advertising ecosystem for agencies and brands, Simon’s leadership and experience will be important in driving these efforts.”
Alongside the evolution of its video streaming platform, Dailymotion has rolled out a video marketing platform, Dailymotion Advertising, which leverages Dailymotion’s 2500+ premium content publishers and operates solely through zero- and first-party data. Meanwhile, the company continues to grow its in-house creative and insights team, supporting brands in rolling out full-funnel marketing campaigns across an ecosystem of more than 365 million monthly active users.
Speaking on his appointment, Simon said, “I am excited to be a part of Dailymotion’s continued growth and expansion in the APAC region. I look forward to driving the company’s growth and development and building an even stronger presence within the region. I am positive that together, we will make Dailymotion the top-of-mind choice for video advertisers and media agencies.”