Thursday, November 20, 2014

Meet the Vidicom Team

A look at the folks that make Vidicom run! 

Christy Ferer is a leading innovator in branded video content and multi-media distribution. After starting her career as an anchor for WPIX New York and covering local news, Ferer became the first network news correspondent to regularly cover fashion runway for NBC’s Today Show. A seasoned news personality with a pioneering vision, Christy started Vidicom in 1982 and spearheaded its growth into the force it is today. She is the author of several lifestyle books, serves as the liaison for 9/11 issues for the Mayor of New York City and serves on several non-profit boards. She is also a former Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  
Scott is a pioneer in the PR services business and is credited with creating Narrative Marketing, “In the Know” TV segments and the first international entertainment news feed. As the former Senior Vice President of MediaLink and Synaptic Digital, Scott has forged direct contractual relationships with numerous corporate clients, including Merrill Lynch, General Motors, Siemens, Allstate and many more. Scott served 13 years at the ABC News Agency, WTN, servicing international broadcasters, ABC affiliates and national programs with live event services.
Sebastian brings 15 years of experience as a TV news and documentary producer for major networks. As a Media Strategist, he helps PR professionals craft and develop effective media campaigns that are seen and heard by millions of consumers.
Pierre joins our team bringing over 20 years of broadcast production experience. Previously, he managed day-to-day broadcast production/field operations and logistics for NBC News division’s camera and audio crews for NBC News shows such as the Today Show, Nightly News, MSNBC and Dateline. His clients included The Weather Channel, Telemundo, Peacock Productions, Thanksgiving Day Parade, Christmas Tree lighting show, Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks, and the Olympics. He’s overseen US presidential elections, the global economic crisis, and foreign conflicts including wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He’s also worked in national and international production at the network level at NBC News and Fox News Channel.
Shirin served as a Director of Finance at a renowned Strategic Communications firm for seven years in Washington D.C. Prior to her exciting world in media, she spent over eight years in a residential educational environment, managing finance and administration. On her down time, she has a passion for catching the latest and greatest acts in performing arts and spends time in the great outdoors with her family. Rest??!! I don’t think so.   
David has 20 years of experience working with PR and media professionals as a media strategist, creating numerous successful broadcast and online media campaigns. Having started his career at ABC News in New York, he has helped broaden awareness of some of the world’s most popular brands and products in industry sectors, including pharmaceutical, finance, automotive, consumer and entertainment.
Charlie manages Vidicom’s marketing and sales operations. When he’s not showing clients The Vidicom Difference, the ruggedly handsome Chico (as he’s known around the office) enjoys conversing with Christy Ferer and sipping a well made negroni. Prior to his tenure at Vidicom, he held positions in the newsroom and in political communications.
A recent college graduate of Merrimack College with a BA in Mass Communication and a minor in Social Psychology, Dana comes to Vidicom from her time at Clear Channel Communications where she was the lead writer and marketing manager. In her spare time she loves hitting the beach and spending time with her Pug Toby.
Editor of broadcast and branded content, Fred is a graduate of CCNY with BFA in Film & Video. In his spare time, Fred is a talented filmmaker and is known for always having a good joke up his sleeve.    

Eva joins the Vidicom team as a Citybuzz Predator. She has worked as a sideline reporter for Verizon FiOS1 Sports, the Sports Director at the FOX affiliate in Binghamton, NY, and as the Video guru at food website The Daily Meal. A lover of all things entertainment, Eva is excited to combine all of her passions into one at Vidicom. When she’s not at work, you can find Eva cheering on the Syracuse Orange or working on her latest DIY project.

Kristin brings a decade of experience across many entertainment verticals including television marketing, public relations and production. She has worked closely with studios, gaming, electronics, import autos and many more brands. Additionally, she is adept at working with clients to understand their specific marketing and PR needs and execute their media campaigns on-air, digitally and out of home.

Andie is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism. Prior to her stint at vidicom, she was a reporter and entertainment anchor/producer for KOMU-TV Missouri. She’s also interned at MTV News, Maxim Magazine, and CryBaby Media. When she’s not at work, she’s an avid movie watcher, writer and traveler, and enjoys live music and the beach.


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