Category: Press Releases

Award-Winning Data & Analytics Consultancy Brightblue to Merge with MightyHive

Today Brightblue, an award-winning UK-based data analytics and measurement consultancy, announced it will merge with MightyHive. The merger builds upon MightyHive’s recently-launched data practice, adding deep probabilistic attribution expertise to its experienced and rapidly-growing team. 

With COVID-19 accelerating existing digital transformation trends, analytics will be more important than ever as marketers seek to fast-track digital maturity plans. This merger addresses an immediate need for marketers in the region and globally, over 65% of whom reported plans to increase analytics investments in the next year (2020 Global State of Enterprise Analytics).

Brightblue was founded in 2012 by Michael Cross after over a decade of consulting around predictive modeling and marketing ROI effectiveness, and is supported by directors Jamie Gascoigne, David Walsh, Ruan van de Venter, and Stephen Hilton. Today, the company helps help clients grow their sales and profits using a range of mathematical and econometric techniques to allow marketers to gain greater insight into their digital audiences. Clients include HSBC, The Co-op, LV, reed.co.uk, Three, and Royal Mail. 

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Since its inception, Brightblue’s outstanding work has earned the consultancy a number of prestigious awards, including a Cannes Lion, two honors from The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA), Financial Times 1000 Fastest Growing Companies in Europe, Start Ups 100 for the UK, Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business Program, and the Mayor’s International Business Program. Additionally, both Brightblue and MightyHive have been named Best Places to Work. Brightblue is also an official effectiveness partner of the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA).   

As a platform-agnostic, independent consultancy, Brightblue is a trusted advisor for clients looking for understandable, actionable insights from their analytics data. Brightblue and MightyHive both believe in delivering transparent solutions that will drive the greatest ROI for clients, leveraging the most appropriate platforms, media partners, and modeling strategies for each client’s individual needs. 

Continued Momentum in Data and Analytics

Brightblue’s merger with MightyHive enables both companies to help marketers meet the rapidly growing need to move away from reliance on cookies. The econometric marketing mix models that Brightblue champions provide marketers with a view of performance and sales attribution across channels without relying on user-level data. Combining probabilistic models with privacy-safe, customized, deterministic attribution models will give marketers unprecedented visibility and control over their investments. 

Brightblue’s team of statisticians and mathematicians provides unparalleled expertise in designing marketing mix models and optimization strategies, and uses proprietary automated workflows to achieve maximum efficiency for clients. This merger positions Brightblue to offer a larger suite of global solutions to its clients, as well as integrated marketing services through S4Capital.

 

MightyHive and S4Capital: Leading the Way for Marketers

As companies seek to make the most of their investments and meet new consumer expectations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, smart marketers realize that it’s imperative to make data-driven decisions. Together, MightyHive and Brightblue will help companies more effectively analyze, understand, and mobilize their data for the best possible performance, revenue growth, and return on investment. 

MightyHive, reinforced by mergers in the UK and South Korea, Latin America, and Australia, and now joined by the stellar Brightblue team, is well-positioned to help marketers deliver the insights clients need to find efficiencies, optimize their marketing spend, and drive more profitable growth. As marketers accelerate digital transformation plans, MightyHive and S4Capital strive to help them quickly and efficiently stand up digital solutions that will leave them stronger and more prepared than their competitors.

In December 2018, MightyHive merged with S4Capital, a new age/new era advertising and marketing services company established by Sir Martin Sorrell. S4Capital’s strategy is to create a purely digital advertising and marketing services offering by integrating leading businesses in three areas: first-party data, digital content, digital media planning and buying.

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Leading Amazon Agency Orca Pacific Announces Intent to Merge with MightyHive

 

We are thrilled to announce that Orca Pacific, the leading full-service Amazon agency and consultancy, intends to merge with MightyHive. The deal builds on S4Capital’s existing Amazon relationship, equipping teams with an end-to-end eCommerce offering, bridging the gap between media, creative, and measurement to deliver additional expertise and services capabilities across the group.  

With COVID-19 accelerating digital transformation trends and eCommerce sales expected to grow 18% in 2020 (eMarketer), Amazon will play an increasingly integral part in retail clients’ marketing strategies. Now more than ever, marketers and retailers are looking to Amazon’s advertising and eCommerce solutions to help them build stronger digital connections with consumers. Expanding MightyHive’s Amazon partnership with Orca Pacific’s elite group of experts is a key component to client success. Clients will now be able to work seamlessly across S4Capital companies for a full spectrum of eCommerce solutions.

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Founded in 2008 and led by CEO John Ghiorso, EVP Sales & Marketing Kashif Zafar, and EVP, Client Services Lisa Lockwood, Orca Pacific helps top consumer brands optimize their customer journeys and grow their Amazon business. The company employs over 40 former Amazonians and retail industry experts working for clients including Reebok, Uni-ball, OshKosh B’Gosh, Godiva, Del Monte and Kenroy Home. 

In addition to its mastery of Amazon’s A9 Algorithm and full suite of retail management and advertising products, Orca Pacific has developed a proprietary dashboard that helps Amazon sellers analyze sales ranking trends, identify content that drives purchases, track KPIs, and measure advertising performance. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the importance of digital maturity and eCommerce for retailers globally, and Orca Pacific is helping companies take control of the entire customer journey.

Unlocking End-to-End eCommerce Capabilities

Orca Pacific’s merger with MightyHive will equip S4Capital teams with an end-to-end eCommerce offering, including retail management, advertising, and content on Amazon’s platform. Clients will be able to engage seamlessly across S4Capital companies for a full spectrum of eCommerce solutions. The Orca Pacific team bridges the gap for retailers between the content and production expertise of MediaMonks and the media and data mastery of MightyHive. Orca Pacific believes delivering relevant advertising, compelling content, and sound operations is the only way to build a sustainable path toward growth. As a result, they focus on optimizing every stage of the customer journey, from the ads that appear to the content that drives purchasing.

MightyHive: Helping Brands Adapt and Thrive

Morgan Stanley’s “Mid-year US Advertising Outlook” predicted US eCommerce would grow 38% in 2020, a sharp increase from its pre-pandemic projection of 13%, effectively pulling forward three years of eCommerce adoption into 2020. Morgan Stanley further noted that eCommerce represents 24.5% of total retail sales, and that “74% of people shopping online started on Amazon,” illustrating the strength of Amazon as a gateway to eCommerce. 

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MightyHive, reinforced by data and analytics mergers in Latin America, the UK, South Korea, a pending merger in Australia, and now with the extraordinary talent at Orca Pacific, is well-positioned to help marketers strengthen and optimize eCommerce strategies for the best possible results. We strive to help marketers develop strategies quickly and execute them efficiently, giving them the edge over their competitors.

In December 2018, MightyHive merged with S4Capital, the tech-led, new age/new era advertising and marketing services company established by Sir Martin Sorrell. S4Capital’s strategy is to create a purely digital advertising and marketing services offering by integrating leading businesses in three areas: first-party data, digital content, and digital media planning and buying.

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Press Release: MightyHive Launches Global Data Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading data and digital media consultancy MightyHive today announced the launch of its global data practice to help organizations better understand their customers and make informed decisions across their businesses with machine-learning (ML) technologies that drive the effective and sustainable use of connected first-party data and analytics.

Eighty-seven percent of marketers consider data their organizations’ most underutilized asset, yet according to Forrester, more than half of marketers still feel overwhelmed by the incoming data. In order to make data-driven marketing a reality, marketers need data experts to guide their strategy while effectively navigating a changing privacy landscape. This includes new regulations and technological changes that affect browser cookies and mobile advertiser IDs. The risks of not using or misusing data can be detrimental to a business, as 52% of Americans have decided not to use a product or service because of privacy concerns.

“Data is the vital connective tissue that drives personalization at scale and makes good creative even more powerful,” said Sir Martin Sorrell, executive chairperson of S4Capital. “As the leading tech-led new age marketing services company, launching the MightyHive data practice is a natural step in our evolution.”

MightyHive has already sustained positive results from privacy-first data strategies for international brands like Electrolux, Pandora Jewelry and Mondelēz International. A key example of this was MightyHive’s work in helping Mondelēz International create a Media Data Spine, a scaled repository to analyze media data for Mondelēz marketing teams across the globe, which has spearheaded advanced personalization-at-scale and closed-loop sales measurement with retailers such as Target.

“MightyHive has been instrumental in helping Mondelēz lead a digital renaissance in the CPG industry,” said Jon Halvorson, VP global media, digital & data at Mondelēz International. “The MightyHive data team has been by my side as we’ve architected advanced data environments and future-proofed our measurement systems.”

The MightyHive data practice has achieved certifications for Google, Amazon and Salesforce marketing clouds. MightyHive is the only global company that has both Google Marketing Platform (GMP) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) certifications with specializations across Cloud Identity and Security Expertise.

The MightyHive data practice, globally helmed by Tyler Pietz, senior vice president, global data, is a natural addition to its media consulting services. MightyHive has been steadily building upon its existing data and analytics expertise, including its deep understanding of ML and artificial intelligence (AI) through strategic mergers and calculated hires. Within the past year, the company has merged with Digodat, ConversionWorks, and MightyHive Korea, which has grown its regional presence in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The MightyHive data practice is globally available to clients with teams and support available locally and across regions.

In addition to welcoming the merged companies’ teams, noteworthy recently appointed talent includes Julien Coquet, Sayf Sharif and Toby McAra. The global data practice team has deep competency in analytics, as well as the change-maker mindset required to drive digital transformation and fill the data and analytics services gap.

“Data impacts every aspect of the customer experience – not just marketing – but it can still be overwhelming and confusing,” said Pete Kim, CEO and co-founder of MightyHive. “With the launch of the global data practice, MightyHive helps brands break down data silos within their company to more effectively intertwine data with media and creative for more compelling customer experiences and maximum returns.”

To learn more about the MightyHive global data practice, please visit https://mightyhive.com/data-practice/.

About MightyHive
MightyHive is the leading data and digital media consultancy that helps marketers take control. MightyHive delivers sustained results from the ground up through advisory for business transformation, privacy-first data strategy, and digital media services.

The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with a team of consultants, platform experts, data scientists, and marketing engineers in 19 countries and 24 cities around the world. In 2018, MightyHive merged with S4Capital plc (SFOR.L), a tech-led new age/new era digital advertising and marketing services company established by Sir Martin Sorrell.

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Press Release: Toby McAra Joins MightyHive as Head of Enterprise Data Solutions, EMEA

LONDON, July 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading media consultancy MightyHive today announced the appointment of Toby McAra as Head of Enterprise Data Solutions (EMEA). McAra brings over 20 years of commercial experience to this role and will join the EMEA sales team in securing new client engagements, driving continued growth and profitability.

At MightyHive, McAra will be responsible for helping enterprise clients understand the importance of a data-centric approach, and supporting them in defining and executing sophisticated data strategies.

McAra has the unique experience of senior roles at both Adobe and Google and has worked with multiple enterprise brands all across EMEA on the importance of leveraging cutting-edge technology and strategic consulting to drive performance. His extensive experience includes positions driving significant growth for industry leaders like Google Analytics, Adometry and Adobe. McAra’s deep understanding of advanced digital and cloud marketing analytics helped him pair clients with the most impactful commercial solutions.

“It is more important than ever for marketers to have access to end-to-end services designed to help them harness the power of their data,” said Russell Sutton, MightyHive SVP Data, EMEA. “Having previously seen Toby’s impressive finesse with leading successful commercial teams, coordinating sales and delivery for partners and driving profitability at ConversionWorks, it is an honor to welcome him to our team at MightyHive.”

McAra’s appointment follows MightyHive’s pattern of strategic investments in the EMEA region, where it services clients such as Renault, Lavazza, Pandora Jewelry, and Electrolux. In 2019, MightyHive appointed Simon Harris as head of sales EMEA and Julien Coquet as director of analytics for EMEA. Also in 2019, MightyHive merged with ConversionWorks, a London-based digital analytics, biddable media and data science consultancy. McAra previously served as an adviser and commercial director at ConversionWorks prior to its merger with MightyHive, leading to ConversionWorks winning the Drum Analytics Agency of the Year award.

“Over the last few years, MightyHive has repeatedly demonstrated its full-service capabilities as a strategic partner, helping brands take greater control of their data and digital strategies,” McAra said. “I look forward to bringing my skills to the enterprise sales team as they continue to drive excellent results for clients in digital transformation, advanced analytics, and data strategy.”

To learn more about MightyHive EMEA, please contact emeasales@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 teams in 19 countries and 24 cities around the world. 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 in 2018.

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Press Release: Sayf Sharif Joins MightyHive as Senior Director of Data, North America

Sharif adds key skills to advance MightyHive analytics and attribution services.

SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading media consultancy MightyHive today announced the appointment of Sayf Sharif as senior director of data for North America. Sharif brings over 20 years of analytics experience to this role and will advance data strategy conversations with clients to drive media value, best-in-class user experience, and data integrity.

At MightyHive, Sharif will build and lead data and analytics strategies for clients in North America and around the globe. He will nurture clients’ understanding of how to create and test attribution strategies across media buys. A thought leader in the data and analytics space, Sharif will build sophisticated technology stacks and develop attribution models based on client goals and needs.

“Marketing is changing faster than ever, so it is critical to use data to understand how to optimize it to positively impact the bottom line,” said Tyler Pietz, VP of global enterprise solutions at MightyHive. “Sayf’s unique qualifications and his archaeologist eye make him a valuable addition to MightyHive in this new role where he will help write the playbook for our clients and our team.”

Sharif is a digital analytics veteran, having previously led analytics practices at LunaMetrics and Seer Interactive, as well as having spoken worldwide at numerous analytics and digital marketing conferences. Sharif has helped companies like Leading Hotels of the World, UNICEF, University of Pennsylvania, and many others leverage data and analytics strategies to improve their return on investment (ROI).

“My education and background as an archaeologist inspires my approach to analytics and attribution, since the goal is to collect data in order to understand past human behavior,” Sharif said. “MightyHive continues to prove itself as a global leader in helping blue chip organizations better harness the power of their data, so I am honored to bring my experience and leadership to the team.”

MightyHive has made recent strategic investments to grow its data and analytics practice, including its May 2020 merger with Digodat, the leading Argentina-based analytics consultancy specializing in data visualization, data insights, predictive modeling and data engineering. In 2019, MightyHive merged with ConversionWorks, a London-based, award-winning digital analytics, biddable media and data science consultancy, and with MightyHive Korea, another widely recognized data and analytics consultancy in Seoul. Each merger added noteworthy talent, global scale, and new capabilities to MightyHive.

To learn more about MightyHive’s analytics capabilities, please contact sales@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 teams in 19 countries and 24 cities around the world. 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 in 2018.

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Press Release: MightyHive Offers Clients Free Trial of MightyDesk Ad Trafficking Tool

SAN FRANCISCO, May 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading media consultancy MightyHive today announced it is offering its global clients a free trial of MightyDesk, the tool suite which enables media buyers to effectively scale their programmatic operations. It connects to leading programmatic platforms and allows for the management of campaigns, automation of workflows, and generation of cross platform reports, alerts and insights.

The COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted international economies and many industries are expected to face financial challenges throughout Q2. To help its clients save time and increase advertising return on investment (ROI) during this difficult time, MightyHive is offering the MightyDesk trafficking tool within the MightyDesk Automation module at no cost through the end of Q2 2020.

Ad trafficking is the process of creating and setting up programmatic advertising campaigns in an efficient and effective way. It is one of the most critical, yet time- and labor-intensive aspects of digital marketing.

In this current climate, advertisers are in dire need of cost-effective and impactful solutions. MightyDesk was originally built to solve pain points MightyHive teams encountered when using programmatic platforms and is the same tool they use every day to service thousands of clients. MightyDesk Automation features helped one client save over 300 hours a month on ad trafficking tasks.

“Trust and transparency across the marketing supply chain is more vital than ever,” said Pete Kim, CEO and founder of MightyHive. “We built MightyHive on these strong moral values, so we are proud to do our part in helping our industry survive and accelerating the digital transformation that is necessary for advertisers around the world. We’re pleased to offer our clients the same tool we rely on to run our business at a global level, MightyDesk, at no cost during this difficult time.”

MightyHive clients can reach out directly to their account managers to schedule a MightyDesk demo and training session. Marketers who are not yet MightyHive clients can reach out to mightydesk@mightyhive.com.

For more information on MightyDesk, please visit https://mightyhive.com/mightydesk.

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, Chicago, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Melbourne, Milan, Montreal, Mumbai, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Vancouver. 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 in 2018.

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Julien Coquet Joins MightyHive as Director of Analytics, EMEA

PARIS, Feb. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading media consultancy MightyHive today announced the appointment of Julien Coquet as Director of Analytics for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Julien brings over 15 years of analytics experience to this role and will join the EMEA data analytics team by leading client consulting, strategy and direction, thought leadership and team development.

At MightyHive, Coquet will be responsible for building and servicing data analytics clients across MightyHive’s growing European market share in London, Milan, Paris and Stockholm, with client services centered around the Google Marketing Platform and Google Cloud Platform. He will focus on MightyHive’s enterprise clients, especially those embarking on digital transformation projects.

Coquet will oversee the growth and team development of MightyHive’s EMEA data analytics team, as growing the team is a key strategic priority for 2020. In this role, he’ll be responsible for working with the leadership team in reviewing, plotting and defining the consultancy services and products MightyHive will build through 2020 and beyond, as well as hiring new talent to grow the team. One of Coquet’s other focuses will be client thought leadership and advocacy on how to respond to the ever-evolving data analytics industry.

“Julien’s proven success in the data analytics space will help MightyHive’s EMEA team solidify ourselves as a major data analytics player in the market,” said Russell Sutton, SVP Data, EMEA. “As we continue to grow and scale our team, Julien’s experience will be key in developing MightyHive’s data analytics services in the region. With developments in marketing data now occurring at a quarterly and even monthly pace, expert guidance for clients is now more important than ever to ensure marketing solutions are privacy safe and future ready.”

Before joining MightyHive, Julien served extensively as a senior digital analytics consultant and, more recently, as VP of Marketing & Evangelization at Hub’Scan, the award winning digital analytics quality assurance solution, where he was in charge of product development and evangelization. Julien has worked for prestigious brands such as Audi, Bayer, Cartier, Havas, Home Depot, L’Oréal, Nestle, Peugeot, Samsung and more. He is recognized worldwide as a thought leader, speaker and expert, and is the leading reference in France for web/digital analytics. Julien is very involved in the Digital Analytics Association as well as leading digital analytics communities.

“MightyHive’s tremendous growth in this region, as well as worldwide, has been very impressive,” said Julien Coquet, Director of Analytics, EMEA, at MightyHive. “I look forward to bringing my experience to this team as they continue to provide clients with world-class data analytics services.”

To learn more about MightyHive’s analytics capabilities, please contact EMEA Sales.

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, Chicago, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Melbourne, Milan, Montreal, Mumbai, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Vancouver. 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 in 2018.

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Retraction to October 28, 2019 and December 9, 2019 articles

MightyHive Inc. refers to the articles it authored and released entitled “MightyHive Welcomes ConversionWorks and Datalicious Korea” on October 28, 2019 and “MightyHive Named Top Google Marketing Platform Partner Second Year in a Row” on December 9, 2019.

MightyHive wishes to correct any misapprehension that it has acquired Datalicious Korea. MightyHive immediately and unconditionally retracts each of its October 28, 2019 and December 9, 2019 articles and apologizes to Datalicious Pty Ltd both for inappropriate use of its trademark and for any confusion caused.

If you have any further questions about this correction or our retraction, please contact legal@mightyhive.com.

MightyHive Adds Japan Certification for Google Cloud Platform

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TOKYO, Sept. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading media consultancy MightyHive today announced its Japan team has been certified as a Google Cloud Platform Partner for sales and service. As a Google Cloud Platform Partner, MightyHive empowers Japanese brands to activate their data more effectively and guides clients on strategic data management. The company was initially certified as a Google Cloud Platform Partner in 2018 and is proud to announce the addition of Google Cloud Platform capabilities for clients in Japan.

According to MightyHive’s market research report “The Data-Confident Marketer,” the average marketer believes they have tapped less than half the potential value of their first-party data. To reap the full benefits of data-driven marketing, brands must de-silo and unify enterprise data sets including ad platform and media data, customer relationship management (CRM) and customer loyalty, point of sale (POS), as well as site and app analytics.

As a certified Google Cloud Platform partner, MightyHive Japan helps advertisers employ the tools needed to overcome the challenges of unifying marketing, customer, and sales data, generating new and productive signals and insights from unified data sets, and activating those insights across marketing and customer-facing channels.

MightyHive is also a service provider for Google Marketing Platform, so its clients benefit from streamlined technology connections and service between the platforms. MightyHive has been certified in the Google Marketing Platform Partner program since 2012, helping to launch the program in the United States. Its investment in Google Cloud Platform demonstrates the evolving needs of marketing clients seeking to make better use of first-party data and adapting to data privacy considerations.

“As the programmatic industry continues to grow in Japan and marketers seek to take more control, we are proud to be able to offer local advertisers the advantages of our longstanding partnership with Google,” said Ryo Matsuzaki, Senior Director, MightyHive. “Through our certified partnership with Google Cloud Platform and service capability on Google Marketing Platform, we help brands address today’s challenges for harnessing the power of data as well as build roadmaps to remain at the forefront for years to come.”

To learn more about MightyHive Japan and its local Google Cloud Platform solutions, please contact japansales@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 Bangkok, Chicago, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Melbourne, Milan, Montreal, Mumbai, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver. 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 in 2018.

About S4Capital

S4Capital plc (SFOR.L) is a new age/new era digital advertising and marketing services company, established by Sir Martin Sorrell in May 2018.

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

Digital is by far the fastest-growing segment of the advertising market. S4Capital estimates that in 2018 digital accounted for approximately 45% or $225 billion of total global advertising spend of $500 billion (excluding about $400 billion of trade support, the primary target of the Amazon advertising platform), and projects that by 2022 this share will grow to approximately 55%.

S4Capital combined with MediaMonks, the leading, AdAge A-listed creative digital content production company, led by Victor Knaap and Wesley ter Haar, in July 2018 and with MightyHive, the market-leading programmatic solutions provider for future thinking marketers and agencies, led by Peter Kim and Christopher S. Martin, in December 2018.

Victor, Wesley, Pete, Christopher and Peter Rademaker (formerly Chief Financial Officer of MediaMonks, now Chief Financial Officer of S4Capital), all joined the S4Capital Board as Directors. The S4Capital Board also includes Rupert Faure Walker, Paul Roy, Daniel Pinto, Sue Prevezer, Elizabeth Buchanan and Scott Spirit.

The company has a market capitalization of approximately £500 million ($600 million) and over 1,500 people in 22 countries, across the Americas, Europe, the Middle-East and Africa and Asia-Pacific.

Sir Martin was CEO of WPP for 33 years, building it from a £1 million “shell” company in 1985 into the world’s largest advertising and marketing services company with a market capitalisation of over £16 billion on the day he left. Today its market capitalisation is £12 billion. Prior to that he was Group Financial Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Company plc for nine years.

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Simon Harris Joins MightyHive as Head of Sales EMEA from Dentsu Aegis Network

LONDON, Aug. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading media consultancy MightyHive today announced the appointment of Simon Harris as Head of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With over a decade of experience creating and deploying programmatic solutions driving business results, Harris will help both existing and prospective clients get the most out of MightyHive’s significant expertise in programmatic media operations, data strategy and analytics.

Since launching its European presence in London in November 2017, MightyHive has grown its EMEA team by 15x. The region is showing profitable growth by offering data strategy and programmatic upskilling engagements with clients like Renault, Pandora Jewelry and other large multinational advertisers in food and beverage, beauty and apparel.

“At MightyHive, we pride ourselves in empowering brands and agencies alike to take greater control of their programmatic marketing,” said Sasha Schmitz, managing director, EMEA at MightyHive. “As one of the leading authorities globally in programmatic trading and optimization, Simon is an ideal fit to lead our EMEA sales team toward further excellence in the service of our clients.”

Before joining MightyHive, Harris served as Head of Programmatic Activation for Dentsu Aegis Network in London. In this role, he guided advertising operations (ad ops) and biddable and programmatic experience, as well as led a number of programmatic trading desks — including some of the first fully-transparent trading operations in Europe. He has also held various programmatic-focused roles at iProspect, Mindshare and IPG Mediabrands.

Harris is also actively engaged in the conversations related to future evolution of data-driven marketing outside of work. He sits on a number of working groups within the IAB Tech Lab, is active on Twitter (@SimonJHarris) and writes a weekly newsletter, Happy Friday, which has over 3,000 marketer subscribers.

“I have been in the agency world for many years and there is a clear opportunity for a new type of service provider that helps marketers understand technology and create roadmaps for change, rather than just take orders for media plans,” said Harris. “MightyHive has been incredibly successful at delivering on that need because it was quick to recognize the change in the delivery of programmatic services and created teams that are well-placed to deliver tangible results for our clients. I’m excited to join the MightyHive team at this juncture of their business and to work alongside an incredibly talented group of people across the organization.”

Harris will oversee MightyHive sales directors for EMEA, including teams in London, Stockholm, Milan and Paris.

To learn more about MightyHive EMEA, please contact Simon Harris.

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, Milan, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, 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.

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

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