Leading Video Advertising Technology Company Addresses Mounting Demand for Online Video Ads with Expanded Sales Force


Redwood City, CA – July 14, 2010 – YuMe, the leading video advertising technology company, today announced that it has expanded its national presence by opening a new regional sales office at 3015 Main Street in Santa Monica, CA. The company also announced the addition of three new members to its rapidly growing advertising sales team: Marc Hale, Blake Hebert, and Evan Hsieh. The addition of these new hires to the Santa Monica office underscores the company's commitment to deliver consistently excellent results to new and existing clients.


Marc Hale joined YuMe as a Senior Account Executive. Hale has held positions at MySpace, Sony Pictures, and IBM. Another recent addition as the Senior Account Executive for Automotive is Blake Hebert. Hebert came to YuMe from Jumpstart Automotive Group. Evan Hsieh joined YuMe as an Account Executive. Previously, Hsieh worked at Horizon and Carat Fusion.


“YuMe’s rapid growth validates our mission to create the most comprehensive, innovative, and effective video advertising solutions in the media industry,” said Sonya Chawla Sinha, Vice President of Sales, West. “We are pleased to have Blake, Evan, and Marc on board, as they bring a diverse set of skills and experience to bear at YuMe. Together, these three will help YuMe continue to expand its presence in the Greater L.A. and Orange County area.”


YuMe has seen significant growth in the past year, serving an average of over 50 million in-stream video ads per day in May 2010. The additions of a new office and three new hires in conjunction with the company’s overall growth highlight its continued success in helping the nation’s largest brand marketers reach the right audiences at scale with video advertising.


About YuMe

YuMe is a video advertising technology company that is making professional video profitable for publishers and effective for advertisers. With hundreds of publishers, millions of unique viewers and more than 1 billion video streams per month, YuMe gives publishers and advertisers unprecedented reach, brand safety, contextual relevance, controlled syndication, and consistent delivery across all digital media platforms–Web, downloads, mobile, and IPTV. YuMe is a privately held company headquartered in Redwood City, CA and backed by Accel Partners, BV Capital, DAG Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Menlo Ventures. For more information, visit www.yume.com, follow @yumevideo on twitter (www.twitter.com/yumevideo), or become a fan of YuMe on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yumevideo.