January 18, 2023

Christopher Mottershead joins Publica as Commercial Director, APAC.

Publica announced today the appointment of Christopher Mottershead as Commercial Director, APAC to further expand global growth. He will be based in Sydney and report to Sean Galligan, Publica CRO.

Mottershead brings extensive publisher and advertising technology experience to extend Publica’s leading market position, delivering award winning CTV ad-serving and ad decisioning technology to some of the world’s biggest smart TV manufacturers, broadcasters, AVOD and FAST apps. Mottershead will be tasked with building a team and growing the global adoption of the Publica CTV ad-server, unified auction and server-side ad insertion (SSAI) products in the APAC regions.

Previously, Mottershead was Senior CTV Client Development Manager, Rakuten Advertising where he led sales and programmatic strategies in APAC and prior to that, held senior commercial roles with Criteo and Fairfax Media (AU).

Mottershead is a go-to market and sales leader with proven experience in building, leading and scaling high-performing commercial teams and has extensive experience across both the buy and sell sides of programmatic advertising. 

Awarded by AdWeek in 2022 as the Best Video Ad Server in the Reader’s Choice Technology Awards, Publica technology is implemented by publishers to help them create the streaming ad breaks that CTV ad buyers will want to target, which offer advertisers better controls around frequency and a seamless TV like viewing experience for the end viewer. 

On Mottershead’s appointment, Sean Galligan said, "We're thrilled to welcome Chris to Publica. Chris has proven experience in building customer centric commercial teams and executing go-to market strategies at scale. He will now be responsible for the continued growth, partnerships and adoption of Publica CTV ad-serving technology in the APAC markets.”
Commenting on the appointment to Commercial Director, APAC, Chris Mottershead said, “ I’m delighted to be joining Publica during this key stage of growth and helping to expand our presence in the APAC region. Investment in CTV is projected to see double digit growth in 2023. Brands and media buyers are seeking to leverage more controls when it comes to targeting the largest screen in the home and Publica ad-serving solutions enable TV OEM’s, streaming apps and broadcasters to maximize their Ad break revenues by building the ad breaks that programmatic advertisers will want to target, all whilst providing the best possible viewing experience for their users.” 

About Publica

Publica is a leading Connected TV (CTV) ad-server and works with many of the world’s biggest broadcasters, TV manufacturers, and streaming apps. Headquartered in New York, Publica provides solutions for publishers to maximize their revenue across their CTV inventory through key solutions including a Unified Auction, Ad Pod Management, Audience Management, Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI), Contextual Management, Ad Quality Management and Measurement and Verification. Publica serves over 6 billion ads on CTV every month, delivering quality ad experiences for Samsung, MLB, Paramount, Crunchyroll, E. W. Scripps, Fox, IGN, Philo, XUMO, and more. Publica is owned by Integral Ad Science (Nasdaq: IAS), a global leader in digital media quality. For more information, visit https://getpublica.com/  

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