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Starcount Audioboom Social Media

Starcount co-founder and PHD worldwide CEO take up non-exec roles at Audioboom


By Stephen Lepitak | -

June 12, 2014 | 2 min read

Social media audio content platform Audioboo has appointed co-founder of Starcount, Brian Southward and PHD’s worldwide CEO Michael Cooper as non-executive directors.

The two will take up their roles with immediate effect, and will be paid £30,000 per annum the company revealed, which will be issued in 1,090,909 new ordinary shares during the first year.

Rob Proctor, CEO of Audioboom, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Brian and Michael to our Board as Non-executive Directors. Michael has tremendous experience in the global media markets and has helped shape the impact of social media on the communications strategies of some of the world's biggest companies. Through co-founding a company at the cutting edge of social media analysis, Brian's knowledge will be invaluable as Audioboom develops. That a company as young as Audioboom can attract talent such as this to the Board is a testament to the impact we are making within social media."

Audioboom rebranded from Audioboo in May, when it was listed on the Stock Market for a valuation of £10m.

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PHD is known globally as an innovator in communications planning and buying across broadcast, print, digital, mobile, social and emerging media and was named as the UK’s ‘Media Agency of the Year 2016’ at the Media Week Awards and as ‘Media Network of the Year 2016’ by Campaign magazine.

PHD has over 3,000 staff working in over 80 offices worldwide, having been founded in London in 1990 as the first planning-led media agency and with the Manchester office opening in 2003. Built on a culture of thought leadership, innovation and creativity, with a philosophy of “Finding a Better Way”, PHD is today one of the world’s fastest growing and most awarded media and communication agency networks.

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