AOL Vet Returns from Google to Lead Media/Studios Division
AOL has named David Eun as its new President of AOL Media and Studios. Until 2006, Eun was Vice President, Operations for the Media & Communications Group at Time Warner, where he helped oversee AOL. During that time, he contributed to providing operational oversight and development of new businesses in digital distribution and broadband content.
After that, he worked at Google as Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, where he managed global content partnerships with Google and YouTube. He is replacing Bill Wilson, who has been with AOL for nine years.
"David brings an impressive breadth of media experience to AOL at an exciting juncture for the company as we focus on scaling our content platforms, production and partnerships to offer quality, original content that will engage consumers and bring them – and their friends – back to our properties time and again," said AOL CEO Tim Armstrong. "I’m delighted to welcome him back to AOL as we continue to pursue our strategy and mission in digital content and journalism."
"Bill Wilson has been a driving force for content at AOL and under his leadership the quantity and quality of our premium branded and niche offerings have expanded significantly. On behalf of AOL, I want to thank Bill for the energy and dedication he has brought to the role. Bill has been an outstanding leader at AOL," Armstrong added.
AOL has of course taken up a new strategy since its new found independence from Time Warner took hold. A big part of that strategy is content, and AOL will likely be looking into further partnerships in that area.
"AOL has a unique opportunity to bring together its core strengths in the key areas of content and journalism, distribution, and advertising to engage its users, partners and advertisers in a way very few companies can. These three elements will be fundamental to success as the media and technology industries evolve and converge," Eun said. "And after nearly 15 years of seeing this convergence approach, I couldn’t be more excited to be returning to AOL to help Tim and his team capture that great promise."
Eun will report directly to Armstrong and will be based out of New York.