Today we’re excited to announce that SAM has appointed convergent media specialist Graham Lovelace as an advisor to our growing startup.
As with any great advisor, they tend to be fairly hands-on prior to any official engagement. This has been especially true for Graham as his input into our company has already resulted in very tangible advancements since we launched last summer. This role will further Graham’s involvement and I couldn’t be more excited to have him in this role – helping us grow from a startup to a great media tech company.
Graham – a former news journalist and editor – was a non-executive director at social TV analytics company SecondSync before its acquisition by Twitter in 2014. Graham pioneered early web services and interactive TV innovations in the 1990s as chief editor at Teletext Limited. His first start-up, media intelligence provider Lovelacemedia, was sold to The Press Association in 2004.
“I’ve followed the rise of SAM from early idea to the fast-growing business it is today. James and the team have built an incredibly smart platform that meets a genuine need, helping newsrooms, broadcasters, publishers and event organisers find great content on social networks, tell stories and augment coverage, and integrate everything within their workflows. It’s brilliant, and I’m excited to have the opportunity of advising SAM on the next stage of its journey. I’m delighted to have been appointed an advisor to SAM.” – Graham Lovelace.
Graham will be working closely with myself and Fergus Bell, our Head of Newsroom Partnerships & Innovation, in building up our UK operations and expansions. Many of SAM’s largest customers are UK-based and with many of them increasing reliance and commitments to our platform, our intention is to fully support and fuel that growth. This is a first step of many to increase our UK presence.
A very warm welcome to Graham in joining the SAM team. Big things are in store.
– James A. Neufeld
Founder & CEO