Andy Wiedlin has joined Buzzfeed as Chief Revenue Officer
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Wiedlin was most recently SVP of Sales at Huffington Post and got started in the social space in 2008 while at MySpace. Prior to this he worked at Yahoo for five years, serving as Vice President of the Northwest Region.
“The rise of social media is transforming publishing and advertising, and BuzzFeed has taken advantage of this major shift by developing proprietary technology to accelerate the social distribution of content. This platform has had great success in growing Buzzfeed’s site to over 10 million uniques, as well as powering social advertising for leading brands such as GE, Coca Cola, Disney, and many others. I’m excited to work with the team and our clients to define premium social advertising and to build a next generation social media sales organization,” Wiedlin explained.
“Andy is a proven sales leader, who has built teams, worked with leading brands, and has a deep understanding of branded content and social marketing. We’re beyond thrilled,” Peretti said.
Wiedlin will report to CEO Jonah Peretti and work closely with President Jon Steinberg and Buzzfeed’s creative team of social content experts.
Prior to joining Yahoo! in 2003, Andy was a sales director at iVillage & BlueMountainArts, and the VP of Sales for WeddingChannel.com. Before diving into online in 1999, Andy spent five years with AT&T International/Bell Labs. He spent 10 years working abroad, primarily in Japan and Australia.Andy has a Master’s Degree in Pacific International Affairs (with a focus on Marketing and Japanese Language) from the University of California, San Diego.
About BuzzFeedBuzzFeed is a new kind of media company for the social world. Our technology powers the viral distribution of content, detects what is trending on the web, and connects people in realtime with the hottest content of the moment. Our site is a rapidly growing hub for viral media that reaches over 10 million monthly unique visitors and our viral media network reaches an additional 225M.