MIAMI BEACH, FL- February 20, 2014 - Mindpix Corporation (OTC Pink: MPIX) ("Mindpix" or the "Company"), a technology driven media services and entertainment company focused on owning, creating or managing multi-platform music/entertainment, sports and U.S. Hispanic media properties, today is pleased to announce that it has expanded its reach to one of the nation's fastest growing music, entertainment and technology cities -- Nashville, Tennessee. As part of the expansion, Mindpix also hired Nashville native, music, digital media and marketing specialist, Ryan Bitzer, as its V.P. of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, reporting directly to Victor Siegel, Mindpix President and CEO. In his new role, Ryan is tasked with immediately growing the Company's top-line revenue across music, technology and brands, covering music entertainment, sports and U.S. Hispanic media properties.
Victor Siegel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mindpix Corporation, commented, "I'm thrilled to welcome Ryan to the Management team at Mindpix. In my mind, he's a 'triple threat' -- with deep roots and established relationships in all genres of music, digital companies, and brands, all core sectors for Mindpix. His background working with artists, management and brands will be invaluable to our plans going forward. Ryan has worked on many different business models for leading artists throughout his career, helping them get closer to their fans and monetize their digital efforts far beyond simply selling music. His highly diverse background is right in synch with our stated plans for expanded pay per view, ad-sponsored video events and social monetization strategies for Mindpix."
Mr. Siegel added, "On a personal level, I'm excited about our expansion into Nashville as it is quickly becoming one of the most important international hubs for music, entertainment and technology, well beyond its country roots. Nothing speaks to this fact more than the recent announcement of Google selecting Nashville as one of ten cities they are looking at to create a fully functioning high-speed infrastructure business by 2015."
Entertainment-based multi-platform music, digital media and marketing expert, Ryan Bitzer comes to Mindpix with 15 years of experience in evangelizing technology and developing new business models within music, technology and brand marketing sectors. He has successfully developed and executed a variety of sales strategies while creating new digital revenue streams for artist and brands alike.
Prior to joining Mindpix, Ryan was the National Director of Industry Relations & Event Marking at Eventful, based in Nashville, from 2011 - 2014. There he developed and grew Eventful's entertainment and event marketing department, and evangelized it to artist, entertainment, and technology communities worldwide. Among his accolades includes the invention, development and sale of new products to major record labels, as well as successful campaigns that led to the receipt of three OMMA (Online Media, Marketing and Advertising) Awards.
In addition and prior to his tenure at Eventful, Ryan held the position of VP Business Development at Sparkart Inc., where he launched, developed and created its entire Nashville business and staff in less than 2 years. Growing the business over 500%, the clients Ryan worked with at Sparkart ranged from Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, The Killers, Cierra Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, and major label groups such as Big Machine Records and leading technology companies such as Topspin and Mobile Roadie.
Previous to SparkArt, Ryan was Chief Strategy Officer at rpm management, responsible for creating the strategy for the mobile and online business of Tim McGraw and Julianne Hough. His strategies resulted in record setting online merchandise sales and database size for those clients alone. He was also instrumental in negotiating, closing, and activating high dollar sponsorships deals with major brands including Clorox, Frito Lay, Coty, and Wrigley's, as well as integrating teams both on the artist-side and on the product-side necessary to maximize consumer sales. Bitzer holds a B.A. in Entertainment Business Management from Belmont University.
Ryan Bitzer commented, "I couldn't be more excited to join the Mindpix team and bring my experience in entertainment, digital, and brand marketing to the table. I've worked under the leadership of Victor before, and couldn't be more thrilled to join him and other key members of the team at this critical juncture. I look forward to creating significant long-term value for the company and our customers."
About Mindpix Corporation
Mindpix Corporation (OTC Pink: MPIX) is a technology driven multi-platform media company focused on owning, creating and/or managing multi-media entertainment and sports and US Hispanic media properties across the globe. Through a unique eco-system, MPIX provides the critical on-line video technology, production, digital marketing, audience development, payment services, sponsor acquisition, digital and traditional media distribution services to drive revenue for live and VOD (video on demand) events globally.
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