Adspace Bolsters Sales Force With Five New Hires

October 15, 2015 | Press Releases | By Lightbox

Adspace Grows Footprint & Talent During Record Sales Year

NEW YORK – October 15, 2015 – Adspace Mall Networks, the nation’s largest digital place-based network in terms of impressions delivery (Nielsen) has hired five new national sales executives to bolster its efforts in the in-mall video space.  New hires include Jamie Rush and Doug O’Day in New York, Bobby Aguilera in Chicago, Greg Duval in Dallas and Kevin Dakis in San Francisco.  Jamie Rush and Greg Duval come from IZON Media and Bobby Aguilera was most recently with Captivate.  Doug O’Day comes with mall experience from EYE Corp and Kevin Dakis joins from the west coast office of iHeart Media. These sales professionals join an already seasoned sales team, now comprised of fifteen full time representatives. 

“Adspace has been fortunate to find such talented personnel with vast experience at the client, planning and buying levels,” says EVP and Chief Revenue Officer Eric Steinert.  “As our property count has grown to over 300 of America’s top malls, it is the perfect time to expand our sales team and further educate the media buying community about the myriad benefits of in-mall video advertising.”

With the January 1, 2015 additions of a 140 mall food court network and a network of 60+ large format LED screens, the Adspace footprint sees over 68 million unique visitors every four weeks, according to Nielsen.  This massive scale delivers the elusive teen and millennial audiences at scale, contributing to what’s already been a record sales year, with the high demand holiday shopping period still ahead.

“Adspace’s revenues were up 42% in the first half of 2015, and have already surpassed last year’s full year revenue total by 33%. We expect that number to continue to grow as we head into the busy holiday season.  In our efforts to bolster our management team, several long serving associates have been promoted into senior management positions, and we now have the right structure in place to accelerate our strong growth model,” says President and Chief Operating Officer Peter Krieger.  Jonny Hamilton has been promoted to SVP, Creative Director, Amanda Sheplee is now VP, Development and Strategic Partnerships and Ye-Ling Chen is VP, Finance. “Our mall developer partners continue to invest in their properties, making today’s Class A malls a thriving and vibrant environment.  We are very pleased with our dominant position in the mall space and expect continued growth in the future”, adds Krieger.

About Adspace Networks, Inc.

Adspace Networks, Inc. owns and operates Adspace Mall Networks, the largest digital place-based video network in the country (Nielsen). Located in America’s best malls, the Adspace Mall Networks consist of video screens in both the mall common areas and food courts. With over 3,600 screens, these networks cover 72% of the U.S. population and represent 98% of all digital screens in the mall space. Combined, both networks reach 52 million unique visitors every four weeks, and are particularly effective at reaching teens, millennials and young families.