Claire Kemp-Harper Promoted to Director of Operations for Europe and Katherine McHugh Recruited as Client Services Account Manager
LONDON – 27 February 2014 – SpotX, the trusted platform for video advertising, has continued to expand its European operation with the promotion of Claire Kemp-Harper to Director of Operations for Europe and the recruitment of Katherine McHugh as Client Services Account Manager.
SpotX has been at the heart of the explosion of the programmatic video advertising market in Europe, which has been forecast to grow tenfold between 2012 and 2015 in Europe according to a recent study by IHS, the research partner of IAB Europe. IHS also predicted that the European market for programmatic video will grow an average of 77per cent a year from 2012 to 2017, reaching €626.5m across Europe’s ‘Big Five’ markets – UK, Spain, France, Germany and Italy.
Kemp-Harper joined SpotX in 2011 as the head of the Client Services Division for the European region. She has been instrumental in the growth of the business as it has expanded offices across Europe including France and Spain. Involved in the programmatic video space since its infancy in the UK, Kemp-Harper grew SpotX’s direct business by more than 100 per cent over the past two years.
Katherine McHugh joins the SpotX team from IgnitionOne where she headed up the Client Services Department for Display in the UK. At IgnitionOne, she was responsible for managing a large portfolio of client relationships and was the key point of contact with agencies such as Xaxis, Maxus, All Response Media, Arena Media, Pure Media, MEC, Profero and Harvest Digital.
SpotX is the leading platform for publishers to monetise video through its robust auction-based platform. Publishers are empowered to maximise advertising revenue from their video inventory by connecting with advertisers in a real-time bidding environment, including the ability to set up private exchanges with their top advertisers whilst maintaining full control.
Andrew Moore, European Managing Director of SpotX, said “Claire Kemp-Harper has been instrumental in building the foundations for SpotX in Europe. Her knowledge of this space and strong client relationships has helped cement SpotX as the leader in programmatic video in Europe. The recruitment of Katherine McHugh to her team is a great addition and will help enhance the service we offer our clients.”
“SpotX has shown tremendous strength in the programmatic market in Europe and it has been great to be part of this growth story. I’m excited to further build out the operation and team as we continue to expand across Europe,” commented Claire Kemp-Harper, Director of Operations Europe, SpotX.
SpotX is the trusted video advertising platform for premium publishers, connecting them with advertisers, agencies, trading desks, DSPs and ad networks to ensure they achieve maximum revenue for their inventory. SpotX shows premium publishers and more than 1,000 world class advertisers that there is a better way to buy and sell digital video – with trusted solutions that guarantee total transparency, brand safety and real-time control in an open market or directly executed through the SpotX platform. Headquartered north of Denver, SpotX has offices in New York, London, and Sydney and is ranked 1st on comScore for video ads served, reaching over 330 million unique visitors in more than 100 countries each month. For more information, please visit www.spotxchange.com and follow SpotX on Twitter @SpotX.