SOURCE: TBG Digital, Inc.

TBG Digital, Inc.

October 20, 2010 07:00 ET

TBG Digital Launches in US and Expands Sales Force

Global Technology and Marketing Agency Announces Broad Availability of ONE Media Manager™ for Facebook Advertising Campaigns That Scale

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and LONDON--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) -  TBG Digital, the leading global marketing and technology company specializing in Facebook and social media advertising campaigns, today officially announced the opening of its US headquarters in San Francisco, along with three key hires. 

TBG Digital was one of the first three companies to work with Facebook to become an approved API vendor in 2009, creating the ONE Media Manager™ platform, an automated program for social media advertising. It now deploys successful advertising programs for global brands, managing campaigns for more than 90 companies in over 40 countries. The US office has already signed more than 25 US-based clients, including JetBlue and Experian.

"Facebook is still a rich, untapped global market," said Simon Mansell, CEO and Founder, TBG Digital. "With 500 million users worldwide, it makes sense for companies to develop targeted programs to reach consumers where they spend the majority of time online. Our platform enables marketing to niches at scale, while achieving maximum ROI."

ONE Media Manager™
According to eMarketer, the industry is expected to grow to more than $4.2 billion in 2011. TBG has developed a proprietary software platform, ONE Media Manager, to scale ads and campaigns in minutes, to maximize spend and volume. The product helps clients utilize Facebook information to accurately target potential customers for brands by preferences. The flagship product is setting a precedent for how brands execute social media advertising campaigns since its launch in November 2009 accounting for more than two billion impressions per day for major clients.

ONE Media Manager™ enables marketing executives to build, monitor and optimize large-scale advertising campaigns through a one-screen, one-click user interface. More than 10,000 advertising variants can be set up and deployed in less than three minutes. Campaign managers can test, review and enhance existing campaigns in minutes, ensuring the right audience is being reached every time. The technology also allows for automated optimization to cost per acquisition (CPA) based programs, development of long-term auto-bid programs; provides multiple strategic approaches for maximized return on investment (ROI) and offers real-time reporting that ensures campaigns are consistently on target.

US Headquarters
Late summer, TBG Digital officially opened its headquarters in San Francisco, California. Silicon Valley veteran Patrick Toland has joined as managing director and as such will oversee all US operations. Chris Cooper joins as vice president of account development, and Craig Walsey joins as vice president of business development. The UK's senior vice president of corporate development, Simon Spaull, will split duties between offices to work with Walsey and Cooper.

Patrick Toland - Managing Director, US
Patrick Toland brings to TBG Digital more than twenty years' experience building technology and Internet businesses in a variety of leadership roles, including marketing, business development, and product management. As US managing director he will oversee all aspects of US operations, from new business to marketing and human resources. Toland joins TBG Digital after ten years as co-founder of Incentive Networks, a company providing highly integrated loyalty solutions in the US and Europe, where he successfully secured and managed both clients as well as 3500+ merchant relationships worldwide. He helped facilitate the successful sale of the company in 2008 to Webloyalty, Inc. Previously, he held various positions in marketing and business development at CNET Networks, Digital River and Schoolpop. Toland has a B.S. from San Francisco State University.

"Patrick brings invaluable experience and a broad industry network to TBG Digital," said Simon Mansell, TBG Digital CEO. "His demonstrated contributions to startups through his leadership, expertise, and vast knowledge of this industry shall benefit our efforts to grow the US operations."

Chris Cooper - Vice President, Account Development
Chris Cooper is leading account development initiatives in the US, a skill he honed from his previous roles at Google. There he spent six years in various positions, including Bay Area operations and SEM manager roles where he managed multi-functional teams that were responsible for negotiating and managing a $50 million co-brand initiative that encompassed multiple ad platforms. His experience goes back to the early days of online advertising when he managed many large brand advertisers for Excite@home. His most recent job prior to TBG Digital, was working for Sustainable Global Sourcing where he helped launch a sewing project in Monrovia, Liberia. Cooper has a B.A. from Chapman University.

Craig Walsey - Vice President, Business Development
Craig Walsey brings a valuable combination of skills to his role as vice president of U.S. Business Development having held senior sales, business affairs and legal positions for some of the best known entertainment and consumer products companies including, Viacom, Paramount Pictures, Winterland and bebe stores. Most recently, Walsey spent more than four years at Dogster, Inc., the award-winning publisher group responsible for pet community sites Dogster.com, Catster.com, Snuzzy.com, and the Vet Blog. There he was vice president of Digital Advertising Sales, joining the company as its first employee. Walsey has a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from New York Law School.

"Chris and Craig bring extensive market experience and demonstrated success to TBG Digital, which will help us expand our reach into the growing social media ad market," said Mansell. "Their experience will allow us to lead the charge in this rapidly changing industry."

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About TBG Digital
TBG Digital is a global marketing and technology company, specializing in Facebook advertising and social media marketing. Combining technology with unparalleled experience, the company collaborates with clients to meet their marketing objectives. Founded in 2001, TBG Digital has offices in London and San Francisco manages campaigns for more than 90 advertisers targeting in 40+ countries. For more information, please visit our website at www.tbgdigital.com.

About ONE Media Manager™
ONE Media Manager, TBG Digital's flagship product, is an innovative software platform designed to allow advertising executives to build, monitor and optimize large-scale ad campaigns on Facebook.

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