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Press Release: MightyHive Names Jayne Babine as VP of Partnership Development

NEW YORK, June 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading media consultancy MightyHive today announced the appointment of Jayne Babine as Vice President of Partnership Development. With more than 15 years of experience in sales and partnership development in media, advertising, martech and data, Babine will lead the newly-formed partnership development team. The team was created to improve the flow of information and develop new initiatives with partners across the advertising and marketing ecosystem.

“We pride ourselves on establishing a deeply-rooted exchange of value with our partners at MightyHive. In a fast-evolving technology and data landscape, nurturing these relationships and piloting new ones is a critical pillar of our mission,” said Emily Del Greco, President of the Americas at MightyHive. “Jayne’s extensive cross-functional experience and collaborative leadership style will guide our new partnership development team toward further excellence in the service of our joint clients.”

Before joining MightyHive, Babine was the Head of National Ad Sales for life stage brand The Knot Worldwide, which owns The Knot, WeddingWire, The Bump, The Nest and How They Asked. She drove the launch of the company’s first programmatic offering and leveraged its first-party data across display, video, mobile, social, custom content, event activation and national print advertising.

Babine also served as the Vice President of Media and Advertising at Neustar, where she was instrumental in building and growing Neustar’s Marketing Services business and advertising partnerships team. Earlier in her career, she held roles at TARGUSinfo, InterActiveCorp (IAC) Advertising Solutions and United Online Inc.

“MightyHive continues to scale its business and expertise in delivering the highest quality marketing services to its clients. Our partnership development efforts will strengthen our position with our partners to align business goals that drive mutual value for brand marketing strategies using our partners,” said Babine. “I’m excited to join the MightyHive team at this juncture of their business and work alongside an incredibly talented group of people across the organization.”

To learn more about the MightyHive partner development team, please contact Jayne Babine.

About MightyHive
MightyHive is a new breed of media consultancy that partners with global brands and agencies seeking transformative marketing results in a time of massive disruption and opportunity. Recognized as a global leader in advanced marketing and advertising technologies, MightyHive provides consulting and services in the areas of media operations and training, data strategy and analytics. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York, London, Toronto, São Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm and Sydney. In 2018, MightyHive merged with S4 Capital plc (SFOR.L), a new age/new era digital advertising and marketing services company established by Sir Martin Sorrell in 2018.

Read the press release on Globe Newswire.

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Lacy Talton
Blast PR for MightyHive
lacy@blastpr.com
252.467.5220

Press Release: MightyHive’s Sasha Schmitz Recognized in Ad Age’s Women to Watch Europe

Sasha SchmitzSAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MightyHive, the leading media consultancy, today announced that Sasha Schmitz, managing director for the EMEA region, has been named an Ad Age Woman to Watch Europe 2019. The prestigious list honors groundbreakers, forward thinkers, and rainmakers in the marketing and advertising realm who are blazing trails with new solutions, standout creative work and business-building initiatives.

Schmitz is responsible for scaling the company’s business across Europe. In just two years, she grew the MightyHive EMEA team from three women in a co-working space in London to a 30-person team, with offices in London, Stockholm, Paris and Milan — with more offices in Europe and the Middle East to come. Under her leadership, MightyHive’s European revenue grew by triple-digit percentages in 2018, while maintaining a 100 percent retention rate across the entire region.

Schmitz has been instrumental in developing partnerships in Europe that enable better connections between media, creative and technology, resulting in better experiences for advertisers and consumers. Her programmatic expertise and deep understanding of client management have been key in securing MightyHive’s marquee European clients, who still remain on their roster today.

In 2019, Schmitz will continue to build the relationship between creative agency MediaMonks and MightyHive following the company’s 2018 merger with Sir Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital, informing how the companies under the S4 Capital umbrella align offerings to better benefit clients.

“Having seen Sasha in action over the past few months, I am certain that Ad Age made the right decision,” said Sir Martin Sorrell, Executive Chairman of S4 Capital. “I look forward to seeing S4 Capital develop more talent like Sasha to lead the industry into the new era.”

“Sasha is an excellent example of a new breed of digital marketers, savvy across the board in technology, media and general business acumen. We made a bet on her talent and ambition to lead our entry into Europe, and the results have exceeded our expectations,” said MightyHive CEO Pete Kim. “Her leadership of the European region has been critical for our overall business growth. We are thrilled that one of our most valued leaders is receiving this well-deserved recognition.”

Schmitz added, “I am honored to be recognized by Ad Age, alongside many other outstanding women. Leadership to me is about building an inclusive culture and uniting teams across different cultural backgrounds, all while scaling the company’s business. Throughout the journey, I feel it has been critical to empower teams with strategic clarity and a collaborative structure to develop their strengths and equip them with the confidence to nurture business relationships of their own.”

To see the full list of Ad Age Women to Watch Europe 2019 honorees, please click here.

About MightyHive
MightyHive is a new breed of media consultancy that partners with global brands and agencies seeking transformative marketing results in a time of massive disruption and opportunity. Recognized as the global leader in advanced marketing and advertising technologies, MightyHive provides consulting and services in the areas of media operations and training, data strategy and analytics. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Auckland, London, Melbourne, New York, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. In 2018, MightyHive merged with S4Capital plc (SFOR.L), a new age/new era digital advertising and marketing services company established by Sir Martin Sorrell.

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Cassady Nordeen
Blast PR for MightyHive
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718-644-0273

Press Release: MightyHive Acquires ProgMedia

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MightyHive, the leading media consultancy, today announced it has acquired ProgMedia, a Brazilian-based programmatic solutions consulting firm. Under the terms of the agreement, ProgMedia becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of MightyHive. The acquisition expands MightyHive’s operations into Latin America and is expected to increase ProgMedia’s customer base and revenue in Brazil and Latin America by more than 200 percent over the next 12 months.

MightyHive is one of the largest and fastest-growing programmatic buyers in the world and now operates throughout North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. With this acquisition, MightyHive enters the Latin American ad market, the fourth-largest in the world, accounting for 6.1 percent of worldwide media ad spending in 2018, with Brazil owning the largest spend in the market.

“MightyHive’s growth by acquisition this week is consistent with S4 Capital’s strategy of broadening our capabilities in first-party data, content and media around the world,” said Pete Kim, MightyHive CEO. “ProgMedia is the strongest programmatic company in the region and will propel our Latin American business forward so we can capitalize on the clear market opportunity here. We expect our success will lay the groundwork for further acquisitions in 2019 and 2020.”

The acquisition will allow current customers of ProgMedia to draw on MightyHive’s international strength and partnerships, as well as allow global enterprises to extend their in-housing or programmatic initiatives with MightyHive to Latin America. ProgMedia plans to rebrand itself as MightyHive in the coming year as it broadens its service offering and technology partners. Bruno Rebouças, CEO and Founder, and Natália Fernandes, COO and Partner, will remain as the leaders of the ProgMedia team and will report to Emily Del Greco, President of the Americas for MightyHive.

“Over the last several months, we have had a surge of demand for Latin America-based support and consulting from our multi-national clients. I am delighted to work with Bruno, Natália, and team to scale MightyHive’s offering into this critically important region,” said Emily Del Greco, President of the Americas, MightyHive.

“We feel strongly that this move is the right one for ProgMedia’s clients and team,” said Bruno Rebouças, CEO and founder of ProgMedia. “MightyHive’s culture and values reflect ProgMedia’s high standards for client service and employee happiness. Moreover, we share a vision to help companies master the technologies required to digitally transform themselves for success. We look forward to working with MightyHive to help marketers and agencies in Latin America fully realize the potential of advanced marketing and advertising technologies.”

About MightyHive
MightyHive is a new breed of media consultancy that partners with global brands and agencies seeking transformative marketing results in a time of massive disruption and opportunity. Recognized as the global leader in advanced marketing and advertising technologies, MightyHive provides consulting and services in the areas of media operations and training, data strategy and analytics. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Auckland, London, Melbourne, New York, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. In 2018, MightyHive merged with S4 Capital plc (SFOR.L), a new age/new era digital advertising and marketing services company established by Sir Martin Sorrell.

About ProgMedia
ProgMedia is a São Paulo, Brazil-based programmatic consultancy founded in 2017. The company is led by two former Google employees, Bruno Rebouças and Natália Fernandes. The company provides consultancy, campaign operations, and training capabilities for clients in Latin America.

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Cassady Nordeen
Blast PR for MightyHive
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718-644-0273

MightyHive Combines with São Paulo-based ProgMedia

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Olá, Brazil!

MightyHive and ProgMedia Logos

Today, we are excited to announce that ProgMedia, a São Paulo-based programmatic consultancy, will join MightyHive. The acquisition marks MightyHive’s first entry into Latin America. Latin America is the fourth largest ad market in the world, accounting for 6.1 percent of worldwide media ad spending in 2018, and Brazil accounts for the largest spend in the region. We see a clear market opportunity in the region for global enterprises looking to scale their in-housing or programmatic initiatives, and ProgMedia adds increased geographic coverage to MightyHive’s global capabilities.

ProgMedia will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of MightyHive, and Bruno Rebouças, CEO and Founder, and Natália Fernandes, COO and Co-Founder, will remain as the leaders of the ProgMedia team. Both Bruno and Natália will take on additional responsibilities associated with regional leadership of MightyHive’s international operations servicing a global roster of clients. The Latin American operation will report to Emily Del Greco, President of the Americas for MightyHive.

In December 2018, MightyHive merged with S4 Capital. MightyHive’s expansion into Latin America is in line with S4 Capital’s strategic imperatives of broadening and deepening its functional and geographic capabilities in first-party data, content, and media.

ProgMedia: Brazil’s Programmatic Pioneers

 

ProgMedia was founded in 2017. After spending 3.5 years at Google on the Google Marketing Platform team, Bruno Rebouças saw a massive opportunity to build a services company focused on new marketing technologies. Many advertisers in Brazil and Latin America were in need of specialized services and the lack of qualified professionals was a significant gap in the market.

In less than two years, Bruno and Natália won engagements with enterprise clients such as iFood, a leading online food delivery service throughout Latin America, Serasa Consumidor, an Experian-owned Brazilian credit research firm, and O Boticário, Brazil’s second largest cosmetic company and the largest beauty franchise in the world.

ProgMedia’s team of specialists helps brands and agencies take advantage of data and technology for better marketing execution.

What’s Next for MightyHive and ProgMedia

ProgMedia will rebrand under the MightyHive umbrella and the team will broaden its service offering to include expertise on additional Google and Amazon platforms. MightyHive clients looking to extend their media and data capabilities into Latin America can reach out to their account team for more information.

Press Release: MightyHive Appoints Alexandre Hénault to Lead Quebec Office

MONTREAL, April 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MightyHive, the leading media consultancy, today announced the appointment of Alexandre Hénault as market lead, Quebec, to oversee MightyHive’s operations in the French speaking market. Alexandre Hénault brings more than 20 years in adtech and martech to this position, with a career spanning a number of Quebec’s publishers and startups. After heading one of Montreal’s first trading desks, Magnet Intell, he went on to become vice president of digital sales and operations at Quebecor, Quebec’s largest publisher. Alexandre has extensive experience both on the programmatic buy side and sale side.

“We believe strongly in providing local support for clients and are investing in their success by providing on the ground services to meet the growing needs of micro markets,” said Tessa Ohlendorf, managing director of MightyHive Canada. “We know that there are both established and emerging businesses operating in Quebec and that a dedicated French speaking team will be in the best position to provide successful support for the businesses in the region. Alexandre will be in an exciting position, offering support for all programmatic media, data, analytics, DCO and associated services for Quebec based businesses.”

In his new role, Alexandre will build a local team to support existing clients and provide local expertise on MightyHive service offerings. Whether providing end-to-end in-housing support, a scope for data, or DV360 platform usage, MightyHive Montreal will fill the gap in the market for regionally focused programmatic services. Throughout the remainder of the year, Alexandre will work with the rest of the Canadian team, led by Tessa Ohlendorf, focusing on transition and increased expansion into the Quebec region.

“Over the last 20 years, I have had the opportunity to work within great organizations and with clients that have challenged me to offer bespoke business solutions,” said Alexandre. “Leading my own startup for five years has also helped me understand the different challenges of business owners in this digitally disrupted era. I’m very excited to join MightyHive and bring to the Quebec market a unique set of services and skills that are necessary to ensure success for companies seeking to digitally transform their marketing and business.”

To learn more about Quebec Canada, contact Tessa Ohlendorf or Alexandre Hénault.

About MightyHive
MightyHive is a new breed of media consultancy that partners with global brands and agencies seeking transformative marketing results in a time of massive disruption and opportunity. Recognized as a global leader in advanced marketing and advertising technologies, MightyHive provides consulting and services in the areas of media operations and training, data strategy and analytics. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Auckland, London, Melbourne, New York, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto. In 2018, MightyHive merged with S4 Capital plc (SFOR.L), a new age/new era digital advertising and marketing services company established by Sir Martin Sorrell.

Contact
Cassady Nordeen
Blast PR for MightyHive
cassady@blastpr.com
718-644-0273

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Press Release: MightyHive Grows Tokyo Office

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading media consultancy MightyHive today announced the opening of a new office in Tokyo, Japan, as the company continues expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. MightyHive has already established offices in Singapore, Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand. The Tokyo location will allow MightyHive to extend the sales and service of its integrated programmatic buying and analytics approach into Japan, a key area of programmatic growth. In fact, research conducted by Digiday recently estimated Japan’s programmatic market to reach $2.54 billion annually by 2020.

MightyHive provides consulting and services in the areas of media operations and training, data strategy and analytics, to help marketers and agencies fully realize the potential of advanced marketing and advertising technologies. MightyHive’s solution helps advertisers take greater ownership of their platform relationships, enabling more transparency and agility as they work to address increasing consumer demands for relevance.

The company plans to add 25 full-time employees to the Tokyo office by the end of the year.

“To help our Japanese clients take greater control of their programmatic operations, it’s critical to provide them with local talent,” said Chris Martin, chief operating officer and co-founder of MightyHive. “The World Federation of Advertiser’s 2018 study of the world’s 13 biggest ad markets identified Japan as a maturing market in programmatic. We are excited to offer the focused attention and support these companies need to take advantage of the opportunity here.”

For more information or to get in contact with a MightyHive representative in other regions, contact questions@mightyhive.com.

About MightyHive
MightyHive is a new breed of media consultancy that partners with global brands and agencies seeking transformative marketing results in a time of massive disruption and opportunity. Recognized as a global leader in advanced marketing and advertising technologies, MightyHive provides consulting and services in the areas of media operations and training, data strategy and analytics. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Auckland, London, New York, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. In 2018, MightyHive merged with S4 Capital plc (SFOR.L), a new age/new era digital advertising and marketing services company established by Sir Martin Sorrell in 2018.

Contact
Cassady Nordeen
Blast PR for MightyHive
cassady@blastpr.com
718-644-0273

MightyHive EMEA is now certified for Google Tag Manager

 

As part of our steady progress toward full-stack, certified support for Google Marketing Platform in the EMEA region (and globally), MightyHive was recently able to complete its EMEA certification for Google Tag Manager and Google Tag Manager 360 (the enterprise version of Google Tag Manager).

Local expertise, global coverage

In addition to enhancing our ability to serve EMEA clients, we’re also following through on our longer-term commitment to provide clients with a single partner they can work with globally. MightyHive currently holds Google Tag Manager certifications for EMEA and North America, with APAC not far behind.

Our tag management expertise not only spans multiple global regions, it also spans multiple internal MightyHive client service teams such as Analytics, Solutions Engineering, and Data Science. We’re committed to having local experts in Google Tag Manager who can consult on tagging best practices and also build custom solutions that are either implemented by MightyHive or the client.

GDPR and tag management

With the increased focus on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), MightyHive has seen an increase of service requests coming from our clients across multiple markets. In an effort to remain compliant, brands are striving for consistent governance across all participating countries, as opposed to the historic country-by-country data protection rules.

Within Google Tag Manager and other tag management solutions, configuration considerations exist to mitigate any PII (Personally Identifiable Information) exposure to the web browser and to ensure a brand is GDPR-compliant. MightyHive provides best practices and advice to ensure brands are fulfilling their commitment to exclude or anonymize sensitive data. When working with clients, MightyHive discusses the best practices in detail with the client ahead of deployment and we consult on an individual basis.

Other tag management use-cases we help with

Helping our EMEA and global clients manage GDPR compliance isn’t all we do! The majority of use-cases across EMEA involve the setting up and optimisation of website or campaign dimension or metric data. This includes:

  • Google Analytics 360 custom dimensions
  • Custom variables (Display & Video 360, Campaign Manager, and Search Ads 360)
  • User-ID tracking
  • Cookie management
  • Third-party tool implementors
  • Custom Javascript variables to manage bespoke event tracking, single page application behaviour, and/or on-page element visibility

MightyHive also has the ability and expertise to support clients across a full range of tag management and web analytics solutions, including:

Let’s work together!

The MightyHive EMEA team has invested in our Google Tag Manager certification for you, our clients. If you have questions on tag management, GDPR compliance, web analytics, or full-stack programmatic support, reach out to us at emeasales@mightyhive.com.

MightyHive Named to Built In NYC’s Best Midsize Companies to Work For in NYC in 2019 List

BEST MIDSIZE COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN 2019 – #45

We are thrilled to announce that MightyHive has been named to Built In NYC’s Best Midsize Companies to Work For in in NYC in 2019 List. Our team and culture are the secret sauce of our success as a company. We have worked hard to build a culture of transparency, collaboration, and ownership and we are excited to be recognized for the amazing work environment we have built in New York and across the globe.

 

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JOIN US

We’re hiring. Big time. To join our amazing team in New York, visit our careers page to see our current openings and apply. You can also visit our Glassdoor to see what MightyHiver’s are saying about working here.

Want to meet the team? Join us at our New York office on Thursday, January 17 at 6:00 PM for a deep dive into attribution models over pizza and drinks.

AdExchanger: He Said What? AdExchanger’s Most Popular Opinions Of 2018

In AdExchanger’s annual round-up of their 10 most popular opinion columns of 2018, MightyHive grabbed not one, but two spots on the list! As Tilde Herrera explains:

“The very best columns are engaging, on-point and fun to read. Our 10 most popular op-eds of 2018 below delivered on each count.

We have to give a gold star to Martin Kihn (formerly of Gartner and now at Salesforce), author of three of our most-read columns. Not far behind is MightyHive, the consultancy recently acquired by S4 that contributed two of our top columns.”

 

MIGHTYHIVE’S TOP OPINION PIECES ON ADEXCHANGER

#6 – What Will Ad Tech Consolidation Look Like?
By: Pete Kim

MightyHive’s CEO gives his take on how the winners of the ad tech game will consolidate around four key strengths – an interesting view from the leader of a company that was itself just acquired.

#10 – The Seventh Deadly Sin Of Digital: Reach And Frequency
By: Ming Wu

Another winner from MightyHive shows how marketers’ quest for reach and frequency can lead them to the dark side.

Read the full list of top opinion columns on AdExchanger.

BusinessWire: Cheddar Selects MightyHive for Programmatic Advertising – Press Release

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cheddar, the leading post cable networks company today announced that it has selected MightyHive as its partner for programmatic advertising services.

Cheddar has tapped MightyHive to extend the reach and impact of select client campaigns programmatically. Cheddar will also partner with MightyHive to implement and leverage Google Analytics 360 for full end-to-end performance tracking across web, mobile, and connected TV.

“Cheddar is a leader and, in some ways, unique in over the top video news broadcasts. Their ad offering is innovative, and advertisers are clearly responding. We are thrilled to be working with Jon and Cheddar,” said Martin Sorrell, Chairman of S4 Capital.

“Several of our clients asked us to extend the campaigns we were doing for them across the web. We saw an opportunity, need, and in MightyHive, a solution to do and measure this,” said Jon Steinberg, founder and CEO of Cheddar.

About Cheddar

Cheddar is the leading post-cable networks company. Its programming is available on Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV, Snapchat, fuboTV, Philo, Amazon, Twitch, Twitter, 60% of smart TVs in the U.S., and Facebook. Cheddar currently broadcasts two live video news networks: Cheddar, a business news network covering the most innovative executives, founders, products, and technologies transforming our lives and economy, and Cheddar Big News, a fast-paced, young, non-partisan general news and headline news network. The company broadcasts from the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, its street level studio in the glass corner of the Sprint Store in the Flatiron Building, WeWork in Los Angeles, and the White House. Cheddar was founded by Jon Steinberg, President and Chief Operating Officer of BuzzFeed from 2010 to 2014. Its investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Raine Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Liberty Global, Comcast Ventures, AT&T, Amazon, Antenna Group, Ribbit Capital, The New York Stock Exchange, Altice USA, 7 Global Capital, and Dentsu Ventures.

About MightyHive

MightyHive is a new breed of media consultancy that partners with global brands and agencies seeking transformative marketing results in a time of significant disruption and opportunity. Recognized as a global leader in advanced marketing and advertising technologies, MightyHive provides consulting and services in the areas of media operations and training, data strategy, and analytics. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York, London, Toronto, Singapore, Stockholm, and Sydney.

About S4 Capital

S4 Capital plc (SFOR.L) is a new age/new era digital advertising and marketing services company established by Sir Martin Sorrell in 2018.

Its strategy is to build a purely digital advertising and marketing services business for global, multi-national, regional, local and millennial-driven influencer brands. This will be achieved initially by merging with leading businesses in three areas: digital content, digital media planning and buying and first party data, along with an emphasis on “faster, better, cheaper” executions in an always-on consumer-led environment.

S4 Capital merged with MediaMonks, a creative digital content production company led by Victor Knaap, Wesley ter Haar and Peter Rademaker, in July 2018, and with MightyHive, a market-leading programmatic solutions provider for future thinking marketers and agencies led by Pete Kim and Christopher S. Martin, in December 2018. Victor, Wesley, Peter, Pete and Christopher all joined the S4Capital Board as Directors.

The company (SFOR.L) has a market capitalization of approximately $550 million and approximately 1,200 people across North and South America, Europe, the Middle-East and Asia-Pacific.

Contacts

Daniel Schneider
Distro@Cheddar.com