Seedooh creates new roles to drive global biz expansion
By Rajiv Raghunath - December 12, 2019
Seedooh’s Director of Confidence Kenta Shimizu has been appointed SVP North America, while Joe Copley becomes MD Europe and APACSeedooh’s Director of Confidence Kenta Shimizu has been appointed SVP North America, while Joe Copley becomes MD Europe and APAC
Australia-based Seedooh is actively targeting Europe, the US and Asia for its next growth phase after consolidating its business in Australia.
Seedooh’s OOH platform provides independently verified, comprehensive delivery reporting for any DOOH campaign using the top seven media suppliers in Australia, with ongoing growth in New Zealand. The company offers the robust solution in the markets across digital and classic formats, with direct connection into media owners’ systems and a rigorous controls framework around connections and data. Seedooh thus offers subscribing agencies and advertisers a consolidated view of their verified campaigns across multiple suppliers, instantly and at scale.
The platform has reported on 20,000 campaigns since launch, and is now processing 1.4bn data points a month – consumed by almost 2,000 registered users in Australia. The Seedooh platform will also complete its SOC2 level assurance report via PwC early in 2020.
“Since launching our Independent Verification Platform (IVP) almost three years ago, we have focused on delivery reporting that provides efficiency and confidence for all participants, while enabling improved automation through standardisation and connectivity,” said Seedooh Founder and CEO Tom Richter.
“The best practice assurance controls within our IVP are well designed and can be easily adapted for other industry sub-verticals, and we are looking forward to building our business as interest continues to grow in connected, independently verified data at scale.”
To drive its global growth priorities, the company has created two new roles. Seedooh’s Director of Confidence, Kenta Shimizu, has been appointed SVP North America, while Joe Copley becomes MD Europe and APAC.
“We have stepped up our marketing and business development activities in Europe and the US particularly, as a result of heightened interest in our solution,” said Richter. “Australia is leading the way in the technology and control systems necessary to independently verify advertising campaigns, especially in the OOH market which traditionally has not always been easy to measure.”
The company recently extended its Australian offering beyond the OOH category into cinema, with Val Morgan announcing last month it would be providing transparent verification and reporting of cinema advertising campaign delivery via the Seedooh platform. Val Morgan opted for the Australian owned and developed verification platform after a thorough global review of available technology, in order to help deliver more transparency.