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Xilam Appoints Nicolas Halftermeyer SVP of Marketing and Digital

The award-winning French animation company will rely on Halftermeyer’s marketing and digital expertise to increase brand recognition of Xilam properties and increase online revenue.

Award-winning French animation company Xilam has appointed Nicolas Halftermeyer as senior vice president of marketing and digital. In his new position, Nicolas will develop and implement marketing and digital strategies that benefit Xilam’s brand recognition and online revenue growth.

Nicolas has 20 years of experience in digital and innovative marketing and, in 2015, Marketing Magazine listed him as one of France’s “Top 10 CMOs of the Year.” Prior to joining Xilam, Nicolas was chief marketing officer at Parrot, a global leader in drones and consumer electronics. Nicolas also has a proven track record with online videos, both organic and viral, producing 200 YouTube videos for Parrot and working with major heavyweight influencers Pewdiepie and Cyprien.

Nicolas is also an expert in VOD (video on demand) start-ups, having also worked as marketing manager of Netgem, a set-top-box manufacturer, and at subscription video pioneer Glowria.

Marc du Pontavice, founder and president of Xilam said, “We’re delighted to welcome Nicolas on board. His expertise in digital marketing will help Xilam expand the brand awareness of its characters, initiate new growth opportunities, and overall mark an important next step for the company.”

Nicolas Halftermeyer will report directly to Morgann Favennec, executive vice president of development and global sales.

Xilam is one of Europe’s leading animation companies, producing and distributing original, 2D and CGI children’s and family entertainment content across TV, film and digital media platforms.

Source: Xilam