Last October our VP of Sales, Les Csonge left YUDU’s London HQ to head up our US expansion with the opening of our first New York office. It hasn’t taken him long to employ a couple of great new employees to join the team.
The US team now looks a little something like this……
Les Csonge: VP Sales
Les is Co-Founder, Director and VP Sales of YUDU and has grown the company from humble beginnings to a multi-million pound leading Digital Publishing organisation over the last 10 years. Les has left his beloved Portishead to live in the Big Apple where he heads up the US team.
Miranda Tadros: Senior Account Manager
Originally from San Francisco Miranda has been working as part of the US team for more than 5 years. During her time at YUDU she has helped some of the worlds biggest brands and publishing houses with their digital projects.
She loves traveling to new places as often as possible and sampling new cuisines along the way.
Justen Calvacca: Account Manager
Justen hails from New England by way of Miami. His passion for writing, marketing, and technology collided and led him to the digital publishing realm. If you catch him outside of the office, expect to find Justen at a dimly lit comedy club or a trendy restaurant. When thinking about how to end this short bio, Justen concluded with a universal “cheers”.
Ashley Gurney: Customer Support Executive
Ashley is YUDU’s newest Customer Support Executive and a Philadelphia native. While earning her B.A. in Marketing at St. John’s University she fell in love with the diversity of Queens, NY and settled in Astoria. She brings her experience in social media and sports/promotional sales to the YUDU team.
The team can be contacted via their individual email or at NYC@yudu.com
As promised the YUDU app is now available on Android.
The app, now available on both Android and iOS devices has a selection of guides, videos, case studies and client examples to help give you a better understanding of the YUDU platform, its potential and how it’s being used.
We try and update the information in the app as often as possible so if there’s anything that you think would be of benefit let your account manager know and we’ll be sure to try and make it happen.
We’re thrilled to welcome Christian Price to the YUDU team.
Christian has over 15 years of experience in media and publishing, working for some of the world’s most respected media owners including; Dennis Publishing, Future Publishing, Emap, The Institute of Directors (IoD), Conde Nast and Dow Jones he plans to use his considerable experience and passion to lead the commercial effort and help YUDU become a global industry leader.
We look forward to working with him and are excited to see what the future holds.
After a lot of planning, filming and editing, we are very happy to say that the first ever YUDU client video testimonials have been completed… and we love them!
In the past we have been very proud of the kind words received from our clients, but never have we put them on the spot and filmed them – what a difference it makes.
We are very grateful to Jonathan from Shop Direct, David from D C Thomson and Steen from RYA, for taking the time out of their busy schedules to be a part of this and appreciate all the positive things they had to say.
We did it again! YUDU have made it into The Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry: The 2012-2013 EContent 100. We were elated to have made it in to this very highly esteemed list last year, and so to be featured and recognised again, along with the likes of Amazon, Google and Facebook, is something we are extremely proud of.
The list, complied by EContent Magazine is now in it’s 12 year, and this year has been huge for the digital content industry, especially following Newsweek’s announcement that it will go all-digital in 2013. Submissions for this year’s EContent 100 list were better than ever, so we are especially privileged to have been honoured in both the Mobile Content and Content Creation categories.
What a great way to round up a terrific 2012 for YUDU!
The Salvation Army has transformed their UK-based newspapers War Cry and the Salvationist into engaging, digital experiences, helping to increase the non-profit organization’s reach around the globe further than ever before.
Here’s how it works: In addition to the charity’s traditional printed publication digital subscriptions of the iconic magazines will now be sold in pubs, and on the streets of cities and towns across the U.K. Subscribers will be provided with an information card containing a unique digital code which provides access to a yearly digital subscription. Android, iPhone and tablet users can then download the free app and enter in the unique code to access their subscription. In addition, single titles and monthly subscriptions can be purchased through the app. Digital subscriptions also can be purchased directly through the app from the Apple Newsstand and through http://www.sp-s.co.uk.
Post Frankfurt activities are in full flow here at YUDU and only now are we finding the time to reflect on what we learnt about new and exciting developments. One point in particular, is the over-whelming influence that digital is having on the Publishing Industry, particularly with independent book publishers. We are very pleased that the excitement did not end when we left the Book Fair! The Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) have just launched their first ever app, using YUDU technology.
The brand new app will give independent publishers a great new way to stay in touch with IPG activities and goings-on across the industry. It is available to download completely free of charge to members and non-members alike, on both Apple and Android platforms, making it ideal for those using smartphones and tablets.
The apps contents include comprehensive and up-to-date details about IPG events and news of forth coming seminars, making it easier for members to book their places while on the go. There are also extracts from The Insiders’ Guide to Independent Publishing, the IPG’s very own handbook, allowing existing and aspiring publishers to pick up tips from the experts, plus the facility to buy copies online. Job vacancies among IPG members are also available to view and there is access to IPG’s twitter feed and the latest news from across the industry, via feeds from The Bookseller and Book2Book.
IPG executive director Bridget Shine says “We are thrilled to be extending our digital presence with the launch of this new app. Whether they are at their desks or on the move, it gives our members a simple and flexible way to stay in touch with all that we do around the year.”
Well here’s your chance, introduce our new referral scheme.
Like our products and services? Think you know someone who could benefit from publishing their content across iOS and Android devices? If you introduce any friends or business contact to YUDU and they become customers we’ll say thank you by rewarding you both.
How it works
Any customer can invite their friends or business contacts to use YUDU’s products by forwarding this link.
The person referred receives 25% off their first order
When the first order of net invoice value over £1500 is placed we’ll reward you with a Google Nexus 7*
More information about the scheme can be found here.
For a full list of terms and conditions please click here.
We’ll be heading north to Birmingham this Thursday the 24th for the Specialist Media Show at the THINKTANK.
Visit us on stand where we’ll be showcasing our latest product releases or come along to one of our three sessions in the Innovation Theatre where our Director of Sales, Les Csonge will be demonstrating our latest offering for small publishers, Easi-App. Our sessions will be at 10, 12.30 and 2.30, so make sure you don’t miss out.