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POPS Worldwide has named David Kolko to the newly-created role of Chief Content Officer (CCO). Mr. Kolko will be responsible for the overall content strategy across multiple platforms including POPS streaming service. He will lead creative and content investment to ensure POPS is delivering the best and most relevant content on all our channels and platforms across the region. Mr. Kolko has taken this role as of Feb 3, 2020 and will be based out of the POPS Vietnam office in Ho Chi Minh City.
David has been the driving force in creating high profile television and video content around the world whilst tailoring the storytelling to local sensibilities and audiences. He has partnered with A-list Hollywood talent, top recording artists, and social media influencers for over two decades as he leads teams in the production of live talk shows, mobile-first video content, news, documentaries, and reality television.
Originally based in New York City, David has produced content in the USA and internationally for MTV, CBS, FOX, VH1, HBO, NBC, The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), FUSE, A+E, Sprint Mobile, and many more. He also has a foundation in crafting brand-friendly content and experiences, having worked for agencies McCann and Dentsu. He has a degree in advertising and marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
“From the very first time I met Esther and the rest of the POPS team I was blown away by what they’ve built and their enthusiasm to keep growing at light speed. Throughout my career, I’ve been lucky to have covered a wide range of subject matters including pop culture, music, fashion, health, and travel. In every instance, both the challenge and thrill has been digging in deep to find the fresh, untold story. Then we take the audience along for that ride. I am delighted to be embarking on such a journey alongside this impressive group of creatives and visionaries. The sky’s the limit here and I can’t wait to see what we at POPS can accomplish next.” commented Mr. Kolko.
Esther Nguyen, founder and CEO of POPS Worldwide, noted “David’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has made him a key addition to our senior leadership team. This is a sign of our strong commitment to produce more original content and deliver stories that are most relevant to our fans. It is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of David’s caliber and experience to fulfill this role. I’m confident that David will play a key role in fulfilling our goals by setting a new standard for original content across our expansive platforms.”