14/10/13 – Ziff Davis, the digital media company with market-leading positions in the technology, gaming and men’s lifestyle markets, has announced the appointment of Geoff Inns as VP and Managing Director for Ziff Davis International, with immediate effect.
Ziff Davis properties now attract a global audience exceeding 120m unique users a month. The company’s market-leading brands include PCMag.com, AskMen.com and IGN.com. Earlier this year, Ziff Davis acquired NetShelter, representing the commercial interests of the largest community of independent tech publishers – dedicated to consumer electronics, computing and mobile communications.
A digital publishing veteran with over 20 year’s media experience, Geoff joins Ziff Davis from his role as VP and UK Managing Director of CBS Interactive. Geoff has also had stints with media organisations including Guardian Media Group and Express Newspapers.
In his new position at Ziff Davis, Geoff is based in London and reports to Chief Operating Officer, Steve Horowitz, with a brief to further develop the company’s media interests outside of North America, building its existing properties, as well as targeting new launches and acquisition opportunities. Ziff Davis currently has owned and operated international offices in the UK and Australia and works with international publishing partners in almost 50 countries, delivering local editions of Ziff Davis properties and editorial content in 15 languages.
Vivek Shah, CEO, Ziff Davis, Inc. said:
“With the continued global expansion of our business and growing opportunity for our market-leading brands in new markets, it was important the leader of international business was a recognised voice in our industry. Geoff’s considerable experience will strengthen our talented teams in the UK in Australia and drive the strategy that further builds our position in new territories and additional publishing verticals.”
Geoff Inns, VP and Managing Director, Ziff Davis International, added:
“Ziff Davis is a very exciting place to be; it's growing fast, has great brands and is run by smart people who have an abundance of energy and ideas. I'm delighted to join the team and look forward to ensuring the International division delivers against its potential.”
About Ziff Davis
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, reaching over 120 million unique visitors per month. Ziff Davis sites include IGN.com, PCMag.com, AskMen.com, ComputerShopper.com, ExtremeTech.com, Geek.com, LogicBuy.com and Toolbox.com. Ziff Davis also operates NetShelter, the largest community of technology publishers dedicated to consumer electronics, computing and mobile communications. Ziff Davis B2B is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors.
Ziff Davis successfully partners with local publishing experts in almost 50 countries worldwide, with its content now available in 15 languages – including Arabic, Chinese and Russian.