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Kris Smith Appointed as VP Product Development

BlogTalkRadio is pleased to announce today the hiring of Kris Smith as Vice President of Product Development. Smith is a new media, RSS and podcast expert with more than eight years of experience in online media and marketing.

In his new role, Smith will be responsible for BlogTalkRadio’s product development and user interface advances to increase the experience for the site’s hosts and listeners.

“Kris’ solid background in social media, online marketing and programming makes him an optimal choice. He will be instrumental in helping BlogTalkRadio take our innovative technologies from the development stage to their implementation, all to further enhance the BlogTalkRadio’s user experience, ” said Alan Levy, BlogTalkRadio CEO.

“BlogTalkRadio is a revolutionary and disruptive platform that’s changing the way individuals and companies communicate to their audiences online,” said Smith. “With my background in emerging media strategies and implementation for Fortune 500 companies, I am eager to help grow BlogTalkRadio into a powerful new media company.”

Prior to joining BlogTalkRadio, Smith was the Vice President New Media at Room214, a search marketing and social media agency. Smith also founded Palegroove Studios, the world’s first podcast production company. He also co-hosts and produces the 400-plus episode Croncast podcast. Additionally, Smith developed Castlock, a robust new media management and RSS metrics platform to manage large libraries of content and maintain statistics privately.

We welcome Kris to the team and look forward to his input shaping the future of BlogTalkRadio. You can see Kris’ own post about joining the team here.