Burke Steps Into Smashing Ideas

Entertainment and marketing studio Smashing Ideas has named Brian Burke managing director of corporate development. In his new role, Burke will oversee the company’s corporate and business development efforts, with a focus on strategic partnerships in media, mobile, consumer products and emerging technologies. Previously, Burke was vice president of syndication at AtomShockwave, a digital entertainment marketing and distribution corporation he helped launch in 2001. He has also held positions at rich-media and tech firms including Zango, Vendaria and Imation Publishing Software. Based in Seattle, Smashing Ideas develops Web-based brand-building experiences, games and content for clients including Nickelodeon, Yahoo!, AOL and Mattel.