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Mercury names sales and acquisitions head

London-based distributor MercuryMedia International has appointed Caitlin Meek O'Connor as its head of sales and acquisitions.
May 12, 2011

London-based distributor MercuryMedia International has appointed Caitlin Meek O’Connor as its head of sales and acquisitions.

Meek O’Connor is a former BBC commercial exec with a background in international sales honed at UK distributor DRG. She will be charged with spearheading Mercury’s drive into factual sales, building on its established documentary distribution business.

“I have been aware of Mercury’s terrific reputation for some time and I am really attracted by the opportunity to help grow its traditional and digital revenues,” said Meek O’Connor.

MercuryMedia CEO Tim Sparke added: “Caitlin’s breadth of experience, tenacity and sales acumen matches our need to recruit a proven distribution professional.”

Meek O’Connor replaces Calum Gray, who leaves Mercury later this month “to focus on career opportunities within the feature film business,” according to Sparke.

Gray’s exit comes two months after he was promoted to the head of sales and acquisitions position, having taken over from Patricia Hickey following the latter’s previously reported departure in March.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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