Demand Media Taps Crid Yu To Drive Strategic Partnerships

Former Google and Philips Executive to Focus on Expanding Distribution

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Demand Media(R) (NYSE: DMD), a leading content and social media company, has named industry veteran Crid Yu as its senior vice president of strategic partnerships. Yu fills a new role at Demand Media where he will create and manage relationships that accelerate the company's growth and expand its strategic footprint.

"Crid is a strategic thinker and business builder who has demonstrated an ability to grow relationships and revenue in complex and fast paced environments," said Steven Kydd, executive vice president and founding team member of Demand Media. "He's exactly the right kind of leader to establish and expand our biggest partnerships and evaluate new market opportunities in the US and abroad."

Operating out of the Bay Area, Yu will develop partnerships that expand distribution and increase revenue in existing and new market segments. "I've been impressed by Demand Media's innovative spirit and results driven leadership team for a long time," said Yu. "Demand seems to have cracked the code to develop premium content for the web. I'm delighted to join the Demand team to advance the digital publishing industry."

Yu joins Demand Media from Google where he held a variety of senior leadership positions over the past seven years. Most recently, he oversaw revenue and relations for the top 1000 strategic partners in Google's US Display Business. Among other roles, Yu was also a key management team member within the Asia Pacific region for many years where he helped establish Google's China operation, he built and ran their business in Hong Kong and was the country director in Korea.

Prior to Google, Yu created new revenue opportunities for the Emerging Business Unit of Philipps Semiconductors. He began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company where he focused on high tech assignments with Fortune 500 companies. Crid earned a BS and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

About Demand Media

Demand Media, Inc. (NYSE: DMD) is a leading content and social media company. Through its owned and operated web properties reaching more than 100 million monthly visitors, global network of digital partners, and innovative content studio, Demand Media publishes what the world wants to know and share. Founded in 2006, Demand Media is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA with offices in Bellevue, WA, Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, New York, NY and London, UK. For more information about Demand Media visit

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