Martin Kay is the Founder of Presslocal. He has developed this start-up after being accepted into the Founder Institute accelerator program in June 2020. He is an advisor to digital media and startup businesses.
Martin has worked in digital news and sport media for 30 years. He was Managing Director of SNTV, the world’s leading sports news agency joint venture of the Associated Press and IMG for nine years, serving over 500 broadcast and digital clients. At SNTV he led a team that was the first to go HD, launched digital services, expanded news-gathering and enabled faster, flexible delivery, Live event and Brand Services services.
Martin joined SNTV after five years as VP Business Development and Distribution roles at CNBC, launching the CNBC Africa & TVN CNBC channels, growing distribution 60% and led the EMEA arm of CNBC.com's launch. Prior to this, Martin was with CNN in a similar role, launching CNNArabic.com, mobile and interactive applications.
Martin worked in venture capital as Groupe Arnault London COO on sport and media investments, after three years at Sky in Channels & Operations and Sky Sports digital.
Prior to Sky, Martin was at the Associated Press, tripling Global Media Services revenue. In 1996 he helped launch the SNTV business he later led. Martin held production manager roles at MBC and independent producers at the start of his media career.
Martin started his career in accounting, at Deloitte in Melbourne, Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.