About

You're here to inform and entertain people in your community and the country at large. We're here to support your teams on the ground as they create and publish content with a single, powerful, integrated workflow.

Frankly supports your teams on the ground with a powerful platform for the new multi-screen world.

The way your users interact with your content is changing. We design with devices in mind, creating native app experiences for all screens and leading the industry in native advertising and engagement technology.

WorldNow, the original broadcast arm of Frankly, was founded in 1999. We now serve over 200 stations across the United States as a true partner, offering customization services and strategic trainings on industry best practices for user engagement and monetization.

Our offices are in New York City and San Francisco, where Frankly Platform, our mobile technology branch, was founded in 2013. Frankly is publicly traded under ticker TLK on Canada's TSX Venture Exchange.

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Our Executive Team

  • stevechung

    Steve Chung

    CEO & Chairman of the Board

  • louschwartz

    Lou Schwartz

    COO & CFO

  • omar

    Omar Karim

    Head of Engineering

  • todd

    Todd Randak

    Head of Product

  • melissa

    Melissa Hatter

    Head of Client Services

  • bill

    William Ammerman

    Head of Advertising

  • jason

    Jason Simpson

    Head of Sales and Business Development

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    Michael Bachman

    Head of Design

  • johnwilk

    John Wilk

    General Counsel

Board of Directors

  • stevechung

    Steve Chung

    CEO & Chairman of the Board

  • joefiveash

    Joe Fiveash

    Corporate VP, Digital Media, Strategy and Business Development, Raycom

  • samuel

    Samuel Hyun

    Director, Global Planning Team, SK Planet Co., Ltd.

  • TomRogers

    Tom Rogers

    Executive Chairman, WinView Inc., and Chairman, TRget Media LLC

  • Steve Zenz - Transparent

    Steve Zenz

    Consultant and former KPMG Partner

Awards

Worldnow Awarded Product of the Year at NAB

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Worldnow won the most prestigious technology honors, Product of the Year, presented at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas by Broadcast Beat Magazine. The judging panel of industry experts selected Worldnow’s technology above all other technology vendors at NAB, citing several factors, including innovation and ground-breaking technology advancement.

Worldnow Awarded The 2015 Innovation Award for its Leadership in Innovation and Superior Product

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Worldnow received top honors for its innovation and product advancement by the Business Intelligence Group. “We pride ourselves on our vision and pioneering culture that sets us apart from other vendors in the industry; to provide economies of scale and support for a unified workflow,” said John Missale, Chief Technology Officer of Worldnow. “We offer clients a modular end-to-end stack that supports a bi-directional workflow between linear studio systems and digital publishing platforms to efficiently create, manage, monetize and distribute content to all screens. This unique approach results in a much more seamless, tighter, robust and cost effective solution. “

Worldnow's Media General Station WNCN Wins Best Website Award

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Presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association, WNCN was awarded best website at the broadcaster’s association award ceremony. WNCN, a station owned by Media General, worked closely with Worldnow’s Client Service team to develop their digital presence. Over the past 18 months alone, WNCN has quadrupled its page views. To learn more about Worldnow’s Strategic Services please click here.

Winners of the Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Best Website

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Our Values

We bring the world closer together with the power of content and conversation

  • Users first
  • Innovate
  • 'We' is better than 'I'
  • Have fun!
  • Be #1
  • Ownership
  • Treat people with respect

Working at Frankly

Our teams in New York City and San Francisco

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