San Mateo, CA October 14, 2008 -- Jivox, the online video advertising service that helps small and medium-sized businesses reach local customers, today announced that it has added Internet industry veteran Jim Gustke, former Vice President of Marketing at Intuit, to the management team.
Gustke will join Jivox as the Vice President of Marketing, directing the firm's global marketing initiatives aimed at building brand recognition and bringing Jivox's online video advertising service to even more small and medium-sized businesses.
"Jim is a marketing maverick with a keen vision for creating innovative, next-generation marketing campaigns that really connect with customers, and we're thrilled he has joined the Jivox team to advance our brand throughout the industry."
Prior to Intuit, Gustke was Vice President and General Manager for memory cards at Lexar Media, where he was responsible for business management, global branding and communications, and product marketing.
five years at the company, Gustke
helped drive revenue growth from $68 million to over $800 million, before the company was acquired by Micron.
Gustke also served as a member of the founding executive team and Vice President of Marketing at Ofoto, establishing Ofoto as the leader in the new category of online photography, which led to it's acquisition by Eastman Kodak in 2001.
Earlier in his
led a team that launched Polaroid.com, the company's first corporate web site in 1995.
He joined America Online in 1996 as the Marketing Leader for Global Network Navigator, AOL's first Internet service provider.
"I've spent my career building new technology brands by making them accessible to mainstream people," said Gustke