Oracle executive Ilda Jamison to exit and join the SpotX team down under
DENVER and SYDNEY — 1 May, 2019 SpotX, the leading video advertising and monetisation platform, today announced the appointment of Ilda Jamison as the company’s new Managing Director in Australia and New Zealand. With over 17 years industry experience working in the UK and Australia, Jamison joins SpotX from Oracle, where she was tasked with the launch of the third party marketplace for Oracle Data Cloud’s Australian division. Prior to Oracle, Jamison also held executive positions at MediaMath, AppNexus, Fairfax Media and currently sits on the IAB Data Council.
Jamison is scheduled to begin at SpotX mid May at which time she will be tasked with focusing on the company’s next phase of growth in the region including reinvigorating the company’s brand, revenues, and market position, and re-establishing SpotX as the leading video advertising platform with offerings around addressable TV, over-the-top (OTT), online video, and more.
Ilda Jamison said: “I’m excited to join SpotX at such a pivotal time for the company. The recent mergers and acquisitions will provide a huge opportunity for publishers and brands to achieve much greater value from the video ecosystem. I look forward to hitting the ground running and sharing SpotX’s exciting full stack offering with this part of the world.”
The news comes amid the recent acquisition by SpotX’s parent company, RTL Group, of Yospace, a video technology company that has developed one of the most advanced technologies for Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI), allowing the replacement of existing commercials from a broadcast stream with more targeted, personalised advertising. This acquisition combined with last year’s merger of SpotX with its sister company, addressable TV and HbbTV provider smartclip, repositions SpotX as a powerful player in the growing TV and digital video ecosystem throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Mike Shehan, co-founder and CEO at SpotX said: “We’re excited to welcome Ilda Jamison to SpotX. Her background and experience will allow us to accelerate business operations throughout the region, drive sales, and help increase brand awareness about SpotX’s ability to bridge the gap between linear TV and digital video.”
SpotX’s country manager, Australia and New Zealand, Christopher Blok, has moved on from the company to pursue new opportunities.
Shehan continued: “We are extremely grateful to Chris for his dedication and contributions to the company, and we wish him the best in his future endeavours.”
SpotX, an RTL Group company, is the leading video advertising platform unifying TV and digital video globally. Our solutions enable media owners to monetize content across all screens and streams while providing advertisers with direct access to premium inventory. We deliver the data, control, transparency, actionable insights, and expert service needed to understand buyer behavior, manage access and pricing, and maximize revenue. With best-in-class technology purpose-built for video, our brand-safe solution is employed by some of the largest media owners in the world including A+E Networks, AT&T, The CW Network, Discovery, Electronic Arts, E.W. Scripps, Fox Corporation, fuboTV, Gannett, Microsoft, Pluto TV, Roku, Samba TV, Sling TV, Vudu by Walmart, as well as IP Deutschland in Europe and Dentsu CCI in Japan. SpotX also partners with a variety of different companies within the digital video ecosystem including comScore, DoubleVerify, Integral Ad Science, JW Player, MediaMath, MOAT, Nielsen, Oracle, and more. Headquartered in Denver, SpotX has 26 offices worldwide including Amsterdam, Chicago, Hamburg, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, and Tokyo. Learn more at www.spotx.tv.