1. Akshay Masand's Avatar

    Just last year Andy Miller, Apple’s previous Vice President of Mobile Advertising, left his position at Apple’s iAd team to become a partner at venture firm Highland Capital. The Cupertino California company hired Todd Teresi from Adobe to replace Miller and fill in the position but it seems that more changes to the iAd team have been made. According to TechCrunch, another iAd executive, former Senior Manager Mike Own, has decided to leave and take a job as the CRO of the video ad network, AdColony.

    Mike Owen had overseen the company’s New York office, a role that is arguably most important as many main contendors in the ad industry are heavily concentrated in the area. His new position is based in Los Angeles where he’ll be responsible for overall company revenue. Owen provided a statement regarding the situation:

    AdColony is delivering rich, fast mobile video experiences to consumers in a mobile video ecosystem that is riddled with speed and quality issues… Video is incredibly powerful for consumers and brands and AdColony’s technology is allowing premium publishers to deliver the highest quality video experience to their consumers, which is translating into unprecedented results for advertisers. The post-PC era has just begun and we have a clear opportunity to change the way consumers think about, and experience advertising on their mobile devices.
    We’ll have to wait and see who Apple hires to replace Owen, as the position will likely need to be filled in the near future to keep things running smooth.

    Source: TechCrunch

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2012-06-16 12:22 PM
  2. Mrteacup's Avatar
    ... i feel like having i ad executive on your resume wouldnt even help considering how much of a failure iad was..
    2012-06-16 04:20 PM
  3. mmaboi21's Avatar
    The success of apple is all you need if you ask me.
    2012-06-17 04:46 PM
  4. Goof's Avatar
    The only iAd I've seen was the Test iAd. Lol.
    2012-06-17 05:52 PM
  5. H4CK3R's Avatar
    The only iAd I've seen was the Test iAd. Lol.
    Haha true. I hate ads anyways so I could care less about this guy
    2012-06-17 08:50 PM
  6. sea.envy's Avatar
    is there an iad killer tweak that actually works?? as much as i love being force fed enticing gifs to make me spend money on junk that is so far off the "could care less" chart......
    2012-06-18 12:09 AM
  7. H4CK3R's Avatar
    iAdKiller is on Cydia. It only whites them out though, it doesn't delete them.
    2012-06-18 12:13 AM