Tina Brown’s The Daily Beast is getting serious about building revenue. The Internet start-up hired Brian Dick as its vice president of business development. Previously, he worked at Google and as director of business development at Lime Wire LLC.
The Beast, which didn’t want advertising at first, has recently begun developing ad deals. Dick’s hire would seem to signify that the site will ramp up its attempts to raise revenue. We wish him the best of luck.
THE DAILY BEAST NAMES BRIAN DICK VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Appointment of former Strategic Partner Developer at Google and Director of Business Development for Lime Wire LLC to focus on new business opportunities
New York, NY (April 29, 2009) — The Daily Beast announces today the appointment of Brian Dick to Vice President of Business Development, effective immediately. The Daily Beast is an operating unit of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). In his new role, Brian will focus on driving strategic traffic acquisition as well as new business and revenue opportunities.
Prior to joining The Daily Beast, Brian served more than five years as Strategic Partner Developer/Founder of Google TV ads under Tim Armstrong and as Director of Business Development for Lime Wire LLC. Previous to Google and Lime Wire, Brian served in Interactive Marketing & Sales Strategy for MGM Home Entertainment and Strategic Planning for CBS Entertainment.
Brian serves on the New York board of Association for Strategic Planning, a not-for-profit professional association dedicated to advancing thought and practice in strategy planning development and deployment for business, non-profit and government organizations. He is also a committee member of the Internet Advertising Board (IAB). He graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Business and B.A. in Film Production.