June 15, 2010 15:13 ET

Ecast Announces Hire of Dan Ackerman for Vice President, Advertising Sales

CBS Ad Veteran Brings Deep Agency Relationships, Cross-Platform Sales Expertise

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) -  Ecast, a leader in place-based media solutions, today announced the hire of Dan Ackerman for the position of vice president of advertising sales. Most recently Ackerman served as vice president, worldwide sales and business development for Jivox, a privately held online video ad technology startup providing a video ad platform and network for agencies, advertisers and online publishers. There, Ackerman led the development and implementation of strategic partnerships with comScore Top 500 properties including publishers such as Gannett, Meredith, CBS and McClatchy.

Prior to Jivox, Ackerman spent over a decade with CBS where, as an advertising sales executive, he was involved in developing and taking to market cross-platform advertising and marketing solutions to the biggest national brands. He was instrumental in implementing new pricing and inventory management to optimize sell-through and developing third-party partnerships to generate incremental revenue. As a result, Ackerman has long history and relationships with leading advertising agencies, including MediaVest, Optimedia, Mediacom, Hill Holiday, OMD and Universal McCann.

"Dan brings a long tenure in cross-platform advertising and marketing, a deep knowledge of inventory management and negotiating key content partnerships, as well as extensive relationships with the biggest ad agencies to this critical role," said John Taylor, CEO of Ecast. "His expertise and experience in online video advertising will ensure that we are mining all the marketing opportunities of the Ecast network by creating value for advertisers who want to add place-based media to their marketing mix in a way that taps the power of social media and other engaging content to optimize ROI and conversion."

Before joining CBS, Ackerman spent stints with the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL), and the NBA and NHL for the Wizards and Capitals respectively, in sponsorship sales.

About Ecast
For over ten years, Ecast has been a leader in place-based, interactive media solutions. A pioneer, Ecast built the only 100% broadband out-of-home network which today delivers digital music, games, entertainment, information and advertising to more than 10,000 bars and nightclubs across the U.S. Ecast branded experiential media solutions deliver the functionality of the Internet to out-of-home venues utilizing web-based technology to serve targeted and relevant on-demand content including interactive advertising, video, real-time contests, games and music across diverse vertical markets. Advertisers on the Ecast network represent a cross-section of industries and the biggest national brands, including Visa, McDonalds, AT&T, Geico, Verizon, Absolut, Jeep and Microsoft. Leveraging the personal impact of touch combined with the interactivity and targeting of the Internet, Ecast brings unsurpassed consumer engagement to out-of-home markets and is redefining the way consumers are entertained, informed and engaged.

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