Welcome!

News Feed Item

PointRoll Names Mario Diez Chief Executive Officer

PointRoll, a Gannett company and a leading provider of digital advertising technology and services, today announced the appointment of Mario Diez as Chief Executive Officer. Diez will be based at the company’s headquarters in King of Prussia, PA, outside Philadelphia.

This is a homecoming of sorts, as Diez opened the New York market for PointRoll in 2003, when the company was a two-year-old startup. In the years since, he has become one of the industry’s leaders at the vanguard of the display advertising ecosystem’s evolution.

“Combining PointRoll’s creative and delivery legacy with the back-end analytics and scale that marketers want makes PointRoll a very exciting place to work in the years to come,” said Diez. “I joined PointRoll as its 13th employee more than a decade ago, and today, I am returning as its 266th. We intend to drive innovation and value just as we did as a startup, all while providing the same quality service that has been our hallmark throughout.”

Diez takes the helm at a pivotal time for PointRoll as it further expands beyond offering rich media, video and mobile display advertising to being a multi-screen digital advertising creation, delivery and measurement provider. Recognizing the proliferation of multi-screen media engagement and the difficulty marketers have with existing technologies and disparate, multi-vendor solutions, PointRoll delivers both the technology and support services to enable buyers and sellers to bridge this gap.

“The intersection of consumer behavior and technology is driving marketers to move beyond just exploring multi-screen strategies to implementing them at scale,” said David Payne, Chief Digital Officer at Gannett. “PointRoll has the relationships in place, has an incredible service reputation, and has the leader to meet this need as we build the technology to make this work. Mario has a keen understanding of the industry and the experience needed to lead PointRoll into the future.”

Today, PointRoll provides HTML5 and Flash ad-authoring tools with single tag delivery and the ability to distribute ads and measure campaign performance on any digital screen in all display environments, including social media. PointRoll delivers and measures the effectiveness on a customized basis for more dynamic campaigns on behalf of more advertisers, agencies and publishers than anyone else online.

“PointRoll is well positioned to provide deep solutions across the three primary needs of brands: exceptional creative, multi-screen media distribution and meaningful measurement,” said Diez. “We’re making it easy via simple-to-use tools, enhanced media and targeting capabilities, and are already testing attribution analytics. This will enable marketers to better gauge campaign effectiveness across not only their buy, but across multiple devices.”

Diez has been at the center of creative, media and measurement technologies, building sales for and leading some of the best-regarded and innovative technologies in digital media. After senior roles at New York Times Digital and PointRoll, Diez joined Centro to build its local media platform in New York as Vice President of Eastern Sales. After Centro, as Vice President for Datran Media, he launched Aperture, the industry’s first real time analytics platform based on verified household data. Most recently, he led quadrantONE, the industry’s first and only multi-company private exchange exclusively devoted to premium local publishers.

About PointRoll

Since 2001, PointRoll, a Gannett Company (NYSE: GCI), has transformed the way advertisers, agencies and publishers create, manage and deliver the most effective interactive advertising. Today, PointRoll provides display advertising products including video, mobile, rich media, social, standard display and emerging formats, across all digital screens. With OnPoint, a next generation ad design, delivery and analytics platform, PointRoll enables advertisers to manage and create compelling campaigns more efficiently – connecting with consumers, driving engagement and generating quantifiable results. For more information, visit http://www.pointroll.com or follow us @pointroll.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
Five years ago development was seen as a dead-end career, now it’s anything but – with an explosion in mobile and IoT initiatives increasing the demand for skilled engineers. But apart from having a ready supply of great coders, what constitutes true ‘DevOps Royalty’? It’ll be the ability to craft resilient architectures, supportability, security everywhere across the software lifecycle. In his keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Jeffrey Scheaffer, GM and SVP, Continuous Delivery Busine...
While some vendors scramble to create and sell you a fancy solution for monitoring your spanking new Amazon Lambdas, hear how you can do it on the cheap using just built-in Java APIs yourself. By exploiting a little-known fact that Lambdas aren’t exactly single threaded, you can effectively identify hot spots in your serverless code. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, David Martin, Principal Product Owner at CA Technologies, will give a live demonstration and code walkthrough, showing how to o...
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
Everyone wants to use containers, but monitoring containers is hard. New ephemeral architecture introduces new challenges in how monitoring tools need to monitor and visualize containers, so your team can make sense of everything. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, David Gildeh, co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, will go through the challenges and show there is light at the end of the tunnel if you use the right tools and understand what you need to be monitoring to successfully use containers in your...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Judith Hurwitz is president and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, a Needham, Mass., research and consulting firm focused on emerging technology, including big data, cognitive computing and governance. She is co-author of the book Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics, published in 2015. Her Cloud Expo session, "What Is the Business Imperative for Cognitive Computing?" is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, at 8:40 a.m. In it, she puts cognitive computing into perspective with its value to the busin...
NHK, Japan Broadcasting, will feature the upcoming @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley in a special 'Internet of Things' and smart technology documentary that will be filmed on the expo floor between November 3 to 5, 2015, in Santa Clara. NHK is the sole public TV network in Japan equivalent to the BBC in the UK and the largest in Asia with many award-winning science and technology programs. Japanese TV is producing a documentary about IoT and Smart technology and will be covering @ThingsExpo Silicon Val...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CollabNet, a global leader in enterprise software development, release automation and DevOps solutions, will be a Bronze Sponsor of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, taking place from June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CollabNet offers a broad range of solutions with the mission of helping modern organizations deliver quality software at speed. The company’s latest innovation, the DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM), supports Value S...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry at VMware, will discuss how successful organizations approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations should be centralized and when it’s best to decentraliz...
The age of Digital Disruption is evolving into the next era – Digital Cohesion, an age in which applications securely self-assemble and deliver predictive services that continuously adapt to user behavior. Information from devices, sensors and applications around us will drive services seamlessly across mobile and fixed devices/infrastructure. This evolution is happening now in software defined services and secure networking. Four key drivers – Performance, Economics, Interoperability and Trust ...