Press Release

Business Wire  –  Mon Oct 06 09:30:00 CDT 2008

DG FastChannel(R) Names Former DoubleClick/Google Executive, Richard Kidd, Managing Director Europe


DG FastChannel, Inc. (NASDAQ: DGIT), a leading provider of digital media services to the advertising and broadcast industries, announced today that Richard Kidd has been named Managing Director Europe.

In his new role at DG FastChannel, Richard Kidd will be responsible for overseeing the European operations of DG FastChannel's Unicast Internet Marketing and Advertising Technology Group. Unicast empowers media agencies, creative agencies, online publishers and advertisers to deliver rich media for online and mobile advertising. Richard Kidd will report directly to DG FastChannel Executive Vice President Derek Smith.

Richard Kidd was previously Senior Director Rich Media EMEA at DoubleClick/Google, responsible for the suite of rich media tools and ad serving solutions for agencies and publishers. Kidd also held management positions with Volkswagen in both the United Kingdom and Germany and with Regus Business Centres and CKS Marketing in Hamburg overseeing business development. As managing director of Flycast Deutschland GmbH/Engage Technologies GmbH, Richard Kidd was responsible for founding one of the largest online marketing networks in Germany/Europe, after which he established his own sales training and consultancy company in Hamburg.

Derek Smith commented, "DG FastChannel brings the world's most esteemed brands integrated advertising solutions for the transition from traditional analog processes to digital media solutions. Richard has succeeded in establishing and building digital media businesses in Europe, with a particular focused on rich media capabilities. His expertise in digital advertising and his knowledge of the digital advertising market will be invaluable to Unicast. Our goal is to expand our business base in the United Kingdom and establish offices in Hamburg, Germany. We anticipate growth throughout Europe."

About DG FastChannel

DG FastChannel provides innovative, technology-based solutions to help advertisers and agencies work faster, smarter and more competitively. DG FastChannel delivers the standard in digital media services to the advertising, broadcast and publishing industries. Through its Unicast and Springbox operating units, DG FastChannel is also a leading Internet marketing technology company offering online marketing and advertising solutions through a powerful combination of proprietary visualization technology, and a premium rich media advertising platform for the creation, delivery and reporting of premium rich media.

The Company utilizes satellite and Internet transmission technologies and has deployed a suite of digital media intelligence and asset management tools designed specifically for the advertising industry, including creative and production resources, and digital asset management. The Company has an online media distribution network used by more than 5,000 advertisers and agencies, and over 21,000 online radio, television, cable, network and print publishing destinations. For more information visit

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Statements in this Press Release may contain certain forward-looking statements relating to DG FastChannel and its expectations for achieving operating and financial synergies as it integrates Enliven Marketing Technologies into its operating structure. All statements included in this press release concerning activities, events or developments that DG FastChannel expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results and performance to be materially different from any future results or performance expressed or implied by forward-looking statements, including the risk that the operations will not be integrated successfully and the risk that the expected cost savings and other synergies from the transaction may not be fully realized, realized at all or take longer to realize than anticipated. Additional information on these and other risks, uncertainties and factors is included in DG FastChannel's annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and other documents filed with the SEC.