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Paul Jackson joins Videojug, targets Buzzfeed and Vice

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Ex-Eyeworks, BBC and ITV executive Paul Jackson has taken a consultancy role at Videojug as part of a restructure at the online content firm that sees its CEO, Tom Laidlaw, leave the business.

Videojug is a how-to site covering a range of lifestyle topics from fashion to food.

The company said that Jackson’s brief as consultant, content and channels, is to develop the site into a competitor to the likes of Buzzfeed and Vice.

Jackson, the former Eyeworks UK, Granada America and BBC entertainment boss, said: “I think there is a huge opportunity for the business to build on its position as the original ‘how-to’ site and develop into a global entertainment platform for short-form video.

“There is a growing demand from brands and agency partners for great original video content with humour and compelling stories that engages consumers and we will move rapidly to answer this need.”

Gareth Mugford, commercial director, Videojug Networks, added: “It’s thrilling to have such a great mind working with Videojug Networks on behalf of our client roster of brands and agencies. There is a content battle going on in the world of online video and Paul’s expertise will allow us to offer competitive advantage that will be of huge value to our clients.”

Laidlaw has exited Videojug after six years at the helm.