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Robert Norton is a British-born internet media executive.

He is the CEO of s[edition] and was formerly CEO of Saatchi Online.

Robert was born in London. He graduated from Oxford University with a master's degree in modern history in 1993. [edit] Career

After completing his schooling, he worked for Reuters as a correspondent and producer in London and New York.

In 1996, Robert was part of the rollout team for AOL Europe. Later named its head of e-commerce, he launched the shopping channel for AOL UK and signed the first pan-European e-commerce deals.

Robert served as business development director for Nomade.fr, a French search engine, later purchased by Kingfisher and Groupe Arnault, in 1998 and 1999.

With Toby Rowland, later a co-founder of King.com, Robert in 1999 launched his first company, Clickmango.com. The pair secured $5 million in seed financing in eight days, setting a precedent for the fastest round of European seed financing.[1] The business became a case study for the London Business School MBA program for students enrolled in the entrepreneurial management course.

Robert headed TVF International in London, the UK’s largest independent distributor of factual TV programming, in 2002 and 2003. He negotiated rights for acquisitions, co-productions and pre-sales agreements.

In 2003, Robert launched Colorcalm, a lifestyle media business that produced and distributed ambient video content for hotels, hospitals and homes. His clients included W Hotels, Bath & Body Works, Pantone, JetBlue Airways, Peter Saville and John Maeda.

Robert joined King in 2006 to develop distribution and secure licensing deals for content. He was instrumental in forming groundbreaking partnerships with global media companies including NBC, CBS, Endemol, Reveille and Fremantle Media and partnerships with Yahoo.com and RealNetworks. Robert also secured licensing deals for the video game versions of such TV hits as “American Idol,” “Deal or No Deal,” “Biggest Loser” and “1 vs. 100,” among others.[2] As of December 2008, more than 350 million games in nine languages are played on King each month.[3]

Robert has written for The European, CBS Marketwatch and The Financial Times online.

Robert’s international media experience began when became the press officer of world champion heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis.

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