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Monday, October 27, 2008

Digital Director Enters The Ring

Courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment:

LONDON, October 27, 2008 – World Wrestling Entertainment® (WWE) has appointed Gillian Hughes to the position of Director, Digital Business Development for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

As the newest addition to WWE’s London office, Hughes will be charged with securing digital distribution agreements for WWE’s innovative online and mobile content across EMEA. In doing so, Hughes will contribute to the company’s fast growing digital revenue under the leadership of Dominic Hayes, Vice President and Managing Director, Television and Digital for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Dominic Hayes said: “Given the rapid growth of the digital market and the appetite for WWE’s unique mobile and online content, Gillian is a welcome addition to the WWE team. Her combination of technical and sales experience in the sector will be key in growing WWE’s mobile and online businesses in the region.”

Before joining WWE, Hughes secured numerous multimillion dollar deals at mobile transaction giant, mBlox.

Hughes has a strong base in digital technology, working as an engineer and consultant for mBlox, Prime Carrier and Logica.

Hughes has a BEng in Computer Engineering.

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