Shaping the future of movie marketing

About us

Over 34 million moviegoers

Movio is the global leader in marketing data analytics and campaign management software working with leading cinema exhibitors, film distributors and studios.

Movio’s mission is to revolutionize the way the film industry interacts with viewers, increase box office revenue and improve the quality of content produced. Through our innovative cloud-based solutions we provide a greater understanding of what drives consumer behavior, and a highly targeted channel to market.

Our products maintain real-time, authoritative data on the loyalty activity and transactions for many of the world’s biggest cinema chains, capturing the behavior of over 34 million moviegoers.

Movio is a company of Vista Group International Ltd (NZX/ASX:VGL), which brings a comprehensive film industry software offering, covering cinema management software, box office data analytics, and film distribution software.

Movio Origins

From garage to global

The origins story of Movio goes back further than it’s founding in 2010. Will Palmer and Peter Beguely met in 2006 and established a loyalty and CRM solution, originally designed for Berkeley Cinemas in Auckland. The key premise was to analyze transactional data from the loyalty program to create highly targeted and relevant email and SMS marketing campaigns for their loyalty members.

Peter and Will soon realized that they had cracked the formula to increasing cinema attendance. This experience highlighted the need to empower exhibitors to understand and engage with moviegoers via technology that was made specifically with their industry in mind. Movio was formed on the basis of this shared passion for technology, marketing, and of course a love of film.

Our Offering

Our flagship product, Movio Cinema, makes it faster and cost-efficient for exhibitors to analyze their data and execute personalized campaigns to their customers. Movio’s market share in North America now tops over 53% of screens of the Large Cinema Circuit (cinemas over 20 screens).

Movio's latest development, Movio Media, aggregates data across a region to provide film distributors and studios comprehensive market data, crucial audience insights and innovative campaign solutions.

Our Movio Experts offer strategic services to the cinema industry and Movio customers, to evolve and help shape profitable cinema loyalty programs. The Movio Experts team comes with extensive experience working within leading cinema exhibitors marketing teams and cinema loyalty.

Our Leadership

William Palmer

Chief Executive

Under his leadership, Movio has consistently doubled its revenue since its inception in 2010. A devout film-lover, Palmer has a grand vision for Movio 'to revolutionize the way the film industry interacts with moviegoers.'

"We want to be the home of Big Data in NZ. We are at the forefront of technology."

Peter Beguely

Chief Product Officer

Peter oversees the whole of Movio's products and services offering. Prior to co-founding Movio, Peter was involved with other well-known New Zealand technology startups.

"We are an ambitious bunch of kiwis and we'll make a difference on a global scale!!"

Kalman Bekesi

Chief Technology Officer

Kalman was the first employee at Movio and brought with him over 15 years of experience from a diverse technical background. He’s shaped and mentored our growing development team.

"We like white boarding ideas. When we don't have enough white boards, we use walls!"

David Black

General Manager Operations & Commercial

David worked within Vista Group’s Finance team for five years before joining Movio. He has a strong financial and project management background gained from a variety of challenging roles.

Christelle Blanchet-Aissaoui

Head of Marketing

Christelle has over 15 years experience in marketing global brands for software corporates. At Movio, she drives the marketing strategy, establishing the business as a market leader in key territories.

Kahwen Tan

Program Manager

KahWen joined Movio in 2013 to work with Movio's growing product development team; creating a program strategy that supports the delivery of Movio's products and projects to market.

Ryan Scott

Product Owner

Prior to joining Movio in 2013, Ryan has held various roles in the tech industry varying from sales to telecommunications engineer. Ryan's interest in all things tech, as well as business, helps him ensure Movio continues to create market leading software.

Matthew Liebmann

Senior Vice President,
the Americas

Matthew oversees operations in the Americas and provides strategic services and loyalty program design assistance to global exhibitors. He has 20 years’ experience in entertainment and media organizations, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of Hoyts Cinemas.

Sarah Lewthwaite

Strategic Partnerships Director EMEA

Sarah oversees Business Development and Strategic Services in the EMEA territory. She brings with her over 15 years of cinema and loyalty experience and was formerly Vice President of Marketing at Cineplex Entertainment in Canada.

Lawrence Wang

Lawrence Wang

Regional Manager

Lawrence works as Regional Manager of Vista Group in Shanghai. With a BA from New Zealand, Lawrence brings an in-depth understanding of both Western and Chinese business practises and culture.

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Introducing Vista Group

In the below video Vista Group CEO, Murray Holdaway, introduces the Vista Group.

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