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Chief Revenue Officer
Rich has spent over 20 years working in the media as a reporter, editor and publisher, going from newspapers to magazines to websites to digital video. He is now the Chief Revenue Officer of YouTube phenomenon the Yogscast – a family of YouTube, Twitch and social channels focussed on video games that have been watched more than 6bn times and have over 20m subscribers on YouTube alone. Bristol-based Yogscast were dubbed the ‘UK’s kings of YouTube’ by the BBC.
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