1/9/2009 4:49:00 PM
Blyk appoints co-founder and executive director as new UK CEO
Blyk has appointed its co-founder and current executive director Antti Öhrling as UK CEO, after Shaun Gregory departed the company for ‘personal reasons’.
Öhrling co-founded Blyk in 2006 with former Nokia president, Pekka Ala-Pietilä, and has played a key role in deciding the company's strategic direction.
Öhrling said: ‘In 2008 Blyk achieved milestones in member and advertiser growth in the UK and it was a pivotal year for Blyk in demonstrating that the model works for both young people and advertisers alike. We thank Shaun for his contribution to this success.’
Gregory joined the company as UK CEO in October 2007, and oversaw the UK launch. He joined from the Daily Telegraph where he was director of new media.
In April last year, Blyk announced that it had hit the 100,000 subscribers mark. However no usership figures have been released since.