FORMER CORBIS, BEN CEO GARY SHENK JOINS JUKIN MEDIA AS ADVISOR
April 10, 2019
JUKIN MEDIA ADDS GARY SHENK, FOUNDER OF BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK AND
FORMER CORBIS CEO, AS ADVISOR
LOS ANGELES -- 4/10/19 -- Jukin Media, the global multimedia entertainment company, has added Gary Shenk, Founder of Branded Entertainment Network (BEN), and former President and CEO of Corbis, as an advisor.
Shenk’s deep experience in both licensing and branded content will be a boon to Jukin’s licensing and ad sales businesses. Jukin currently licenses content to more than 1,000 advertisers and media companies globally, and sells advertising against a massive social video and connected TV footprint that generates billions of video views per month.
“Gary’s been at the helm of great companies in Corbis and BEN that have a lot of overlap with what we do here at Jukin,” said Jukin Media Founder and CEO Jonathan Skogmo. “It’s rare for anyone to have such a deep background across licensing, branded content and advertising.”
Shenk’s career as an entrepreneur and media and technology executive spans several decades. In addition to BEN and Corbis, Shenk founded FlixMix, a division within Universal Pictures dedicated to finding new production formats and distribution channels for the studio’s illustrious film and TV library, as well as Greenlight, the world’s largest rights clearance and rights representation agency.
“Jukin’s in an enviable position as a digital media company with several profitable and high-growth business units, that’s doing extremely interesting work enabling brands and developing major digital properties with large followings,” said Shenk. “I look forward to working with the executive team to accelerate Jukin’s growth across its portfolio.”
About Jukin Media
Jukin Media is a global entertainment company built on the belief that the future of storytelling is user generated. Jukin produces original content for TV, the web, and emerging platforms, and is owner/ operator of a portfolio of digital video properties that includes FailArmy, People Are Awesome, The Pet Collective, and JukinVideo; the properties combine for more than 180 million fans online and nearly four billion monthly video views. Additionally, Jukin provides a wide range of solutions that allow premium brands, publishers, and media networks, to commercially utilize user-generated video content. For more information, visit http://www.jukinmedia.com/corporate.