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VHT Announces Appointment of Maia Tihista to Vice President of Marketing
Jul 09, 2008 (08:07 AM EDT)


CHICAGO, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- VHT, Inc., a leading provider of visual marketing services, announces the appointment of Maia Tihista to the position of Vice President of Marketing. In this newly established role, Tihista directs the development and market introductions of new visual marketing technology and visual asset management services. These new visual technologies and services include a variety of new media, including wireless devices, video on demand, Internet TV, streaming media and web 2.0 social networking.

"During her career, Maia Tihista has shown an extraordinary ability to help companies develop and market technology platforms, services and products to business and consumer audiences," said Brian Balduf, CEO of VHT, Inc. "She will be an invaluable part of ensuring VHT is not just known as the industry leader in photography, but as the trend setter in interactive visual marketing products that meet the evolving needs of our clients."

In addition to producing professional photography, video tours and content for real estate professionals, VHT has increased the value and reach of its clients' visual marketing by offering real-time distribution services to more than 100 partners, including such printers, publishers and content aggregators as LuxuryPortfolio.com and the Comcast VOD channels. Tihista will help develop new products that will allow real estate professionals to market listings in new ways and through new forms of media, including social networks and streaming media.

Prior to joining VHT, Tihista held the positions of Senior Director of Marketing for LexisNexis, Vice President of Marketing for Interface Software, Inc. and Director of Marketing for Authentify, Inc. She has also held marketing positions for such international technology leaders as Sony Electronics, Inc., Hitachi America, Ltd. and Panasonic Communications & Systems Company.

About VHT, Inc.

VHT provides professional production, management and distribution of visual content -- including photographs, video, multimedia tours and Video on Demand television spots -- for more than $1.5 billion in properties for 3,500 clients and 75,000 real estate professionals. VHT's production services include the creation of visual content by VHT's nationwide team of professional photographers and videographers as well as the award-winning editors and image specialists at VHT Studios. VHT's ImageWorks visual asset management services provide for the resizing, reformatting, repurposing, tracking and distribution of visual assets for use in all media.

CONTACT: Mark Bouffard, Arras Group for VHT, +1-216-333-5959, mbouffard@arrasgroup.com

Web site: http://www.LuxuryPortfolio.com/