BRETT BREWER

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Brett Brewer – Founder of MySpace.com, President and member of the Board of Directors of Adknowledge

His colleagues call him “a true Internet visionary and an expert in online marketing”, and indeed Brett Brewer’s knowledge in the digital domain permeates in the World Wide Web as founder of Intermix Media, the publicly traded parent of Myspace.com. Today, he is president and Board member of Adknowledge, a leading online advertising agency firm. In December 2006, Brett was appointed to Trans World Entertainment Corp.’s Board of Directors.

Brett has built several Internet businesses since graduating from UCLA in 1996, the largest of which was Intermix Media, which he sold to News Corp. fpr $673 million in October 2005. He is a leading Internet pioneer with an influential voice in the dynamic, growing online advertising industry. Brett’s experience has lead AdKnowledge to be recognized as a Red Herring Top 200 Company for 2006. He is an angel investor in several technology start-ups and active in a number of community and charitable organizations including Big Brothers of Los Angeles and Bizworld.org, a children’s education organization.

Greater Good Radio proudly brings Brett Brewer and his story of building an Internet empire and developing a 21st-century pop icon with the online networking sphere, MySpace. In this interview, Brett talks about the challenges of starting Intermix and how he and his colleagues have overcome this to eventually bring the company to its public stage. He also mentions how MySpace, through careful deliberation, has overtaken its fiercest rival in the industry networking industry.

“Sometimes in launching as many internet businesses we have over the years, it’s nice sometimes to be first but in most ways on the internet it’s actually fine to be second or third or fourth because you have the advantage of obviously seeing what’s working and seeing what’s not working,” he says.

Listen to this interview and find out more about one man’s journey into the unknown world of the digital sphere and how he has risen to the top of the game.

BIO:
Trans World Announces Appointment of Brett Brewer to Company’s Board of DirectorsTuesday December 12, 11:21 am ET

ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Trans World Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC – News) announced today that Brett Brewer has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Brewer is currently President and a member of the Board of Directors of Adknowledge, a leading online advertising technology firm. He previously served as President and co-founder of Intermix Media, the publicly-traded parent of Myspace.com. The appointment of Mr. Brewer increases the number of members of Trans World’s Board of Directors to nine.

“Brett is a true internet visionary and expert in online marketing, bringing Trans World a unique perspective as the Company expands its focus on digital entertainment and aggressively develops new avenues to provide consumers with all things entertainment,” commented Robert J. Higgins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trans World Entertainment. “His experience and knowledge make him an important addition to our team. I am pleased to have Brett on our Board and look forward to working with him.”

Mr. Brewer is a leading Internet pioneer with an influential voice in the dynamic, growing online advertising industry. He has built several Internet businesses since graduating from UCLA in 1996, the largest of which was Intermix Media which he sold to NewsCorp for $673 million in October 2005. In his latest venture at Adknowledge.com, Mr. Brewer is leading the growth of the behavioral based advertising company which was recognized as a Red Herring Top 200 Company for 2006. He is an angel investor in several technology start-ups and active in a number of community and charitable organizations including Big Brothers of Los Angeles and Bizworld.org, a children’s education organization.

Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of music, video and video game products. The Company operates over 1,100 retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico under various brands. The Company is in the process of consolidating the majority of its stores (Coconuts Music and Movies, Strawberries Music, Wherehouse, Sam Goody and Spec’s) under the name f.y.e. for your entertainment. The Company also operates over 185 video only stores primarily under the Suncoast brand and on the web at www.fye.com, www.coconuts.com, www.wherehouse.com, www.secondspin.com, www.samgoody.com and www.suncoast.com.

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AdKnowledge Inc.
Trans World Entertainment

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Episode 110