ACUITYADS HOLDINGS INC. ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENT
TORONTO, ON, OCTOBER 10, 2014
Industry veteran Gary Savoy named Chief Revenue Officer
Toronto, ON, October 10, 2014 – AcuityAds Holdings Inc. (“Acuity” or the “Company”) (TSXV:AT), a leading provider of targeted digital advertising solutions, today announced that Gary Savoy has joined the Company as Chief Revenue Officer, subject to approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Savoy has oversight of Acuity’s sales efforts worldwide, and is responsible for maximizing the revenue of the Company. He will be based out of Acuity’s office in New York City.
“We are thrilled to have Gary joining our team as Chief Revenue Officer given his exceptional track record driving revenue growth,” commented Tal Hayek, Chief Executive Officer of Acuity. “Gary has over twenty years experience in the digital advertising and technology industry, as an executive at leading companies such as Google and AT&T. His deep knowledge of our clients’ needs is the perfect fit to help us deliver value-added solutions to our customers. He will be instrumental in our efforts to create an enterprise solution for our customers, one that captures multiple digital touch points with their own customer base and leverages that critical learning in their already successful Acuity media campaigns.”
Mr. Savoy was an early employee at Google, where he launched the Global Consumer Packaged Goods vertical, working with leading brand marketers such as P&G and Kraft to develop products and strategies to capitalize on Google’s global reach. Prior to joining Acuity, Mr. Savoy was Vice President of Digital Sales for Catalina Marketing Corp., the world’s largest consumer packaged goods-focused media company, until it was acquired by Berkshire Partners earlier this year. In this capacity he helped launch BuyerVision, Catalina’s critical transformation into the digital arena. Prior to joining Catalina, Mr. Savoy was a member of the executive team that launched AT&T’s AdWorks and served as its Vice President. Mr. Savoy helped develop AdWorks’ programmatic solutions to bridge the gap between desktop display and mobile ads. Formerly, Mr. Savoy led the Digital Media practice for BusinessEdge Solutions, a division of EMC Consulting, where he worked with global advertisers to develop strategies, system integrations and ad targeting vehicles critical for the success of publishers.
“I am extremely excited to be joining the team at AcuityAds,” stated Savoy. “Given the Company’s proprietary cross platform programmatic marketing solution with world class machine learning, this has all the makings of an extraordinary growth opportunity. As advertisers are faced with executing efficient campaigns that utilize programmatic tactics that safely leverage data, Acuity is uniquely positioned to work with clients and their agencies to deliver optimal campaign results reaching the right consumers at the right time with the right message and at a fair cost.”
About AcuityAds Holdings Inc.
AcuityAds Holdings is a technology company that has developed a programmatic marketing platform powered by proprietary machine learning technology that allows advertisers to target and connect intelligently with their audiences across online display, video, social and mobile campaigns. With operations in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Montreal, Chicago, Boston and Dallas, AcuityAds Holdings’ customers include both large Fortune 500 enterprises and small to mid-sized businesses. For more information, visit www.acuityads.com.
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