Ex-Adap.tv/AOL Exec Joins Vdopia as VP, Business Development
FREMONT, Calif, May 28, 2014 (ADOTAS) – Vdopia, the global leader in mobile video advertising, today announced that Daniel Ahiakpor (pictured) has joined the company as Vice President, Business Development, a newly created position in Vdopia’s New York office. Ahiakpor will be responsible for striking and developing key publisher and mobile-app partnerships for the company.
“Daniel is an accomplished advertising technology professional with over 12 years of experience in sales, business development, publisher relations, and ad operations with a focus on video,” said Chhavi Upadhyay, co-founder, Chief Operating Officer, Vdopia Inc. “He will be an important addition to our New York operation as we ramp up our mobile video programmatic buying and selling capabilities.”
“I joined Vdopia because of its solid global position at the intersection of mobile and video. As we know, both are among the most important and fastest growing categories in digital advertising. Simply put, Mobile is the environment in which audiences are most engaged, and Video is often the most effective and entertaining way to deliver branded messages to audiences,” said Ahiakpor. ”With its proprietary .VDO format,Vdopia brings innovation into the equation by helping marketers target and deliver creative branded video messages across mobile and tablet devices, with greater ease and efficiency. Vdopia is also bringing automation to its ad solution to further streamline the process of planning, buying and selling mobile video.”
Ahiakpor comes to Vdopia from Adap.tv (New York), an AOL Company, and a leading video ad exchange and platform, where he led the company’s North American publisher platform business as Sr. Director/Head of Publisher Platform Sales. Prior to that, Ahiakpor was a senior member of the publisher business development team at ScanScout, a technology-driven video ad network which was sold to Tremor Video in late 2010. Ahiakpor has also held various roles in operations, ad technologies and sales development over several years for Yahoo and for Fox Interactive Media.
Ahiakpor began his career with Providian Financial (now owned by JPMorgan Chase) as a Project Coordinator – Marketing Operations. He holds a BA in Political Science from New York’s Hunter College and this year will be awarded an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Vdopia is the global leader in mobile video advertising delivering the best mobile video ad experience for consumers and advertisers across all smartphone and tablet devices. They are the first company to offer the .VDO mobile video format, a proprietary technology which enables delivery of mobile video to more people in more places than any other mobile advertising company in the world. Vdopia’s clients include Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, McDonald’s, Intel, Microsoft, Ford and hundreds of other leading global brands.
Vdopia also delivers the best publisher solutions, offering easy and efficient integrations to monetize inventory. Its premium mobile video ad units provide the best monetization scheme for both mobile web and app.
Vdopia Inc. is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Fremont, CA, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, India and Singapore.
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