Preston-based animation firm Viddyoze has appointed former MediaCom executive Fiona Hunt as a board adviser to oversee the next stage of the company’s growth.
Hunt, who was born in Australia, had roles at Google, Intrepid Travel, Sydney Opera House and Mahlab Media in her homeland before joining MediaCom in Manchester in 2017.
As head of marketing, she worked across MediaCom’s three agency brands and was head of MediaCom Beyond Advertising, the agency’s content marketing business.
Viddyoze is one of the North West’s fastest growing companies and customers include Tesla, Sony and PwC. Its technology allows people to create and use their own video animation and is now being used in 250,000 monthly clips worldwide.
Hunt, who will be helping Viddyoze launch a new enterprise solution, said: “I’m really happy to be working with the Viddyoze team. The product offering is a game-changer and the team are inspirational in how they have built the business to date.
“I’m looking forward to working with them to help launch their enterprise products into new markets and help grow this already incredible business.”
David Chamberlain, who co-founded Viddyoze in 2015 with Jamie Garside and Joey Xoto, added: “It’s an exciting time for the company and the new enterprise solution will open up new markets to us.
“Fiona has a proven track record and I’m convinced she’ll help us on our journey to the next level. We recently ran a campaign for a North West insurance broker to around 20,000 clients where we sent out renewal notices by SMS and email incorporating personalised videos, which resulted in a 15% jump in renewal conversion rates.”