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04 February 2015

Publicis Groupe Chief Strategist Rishad Tobaccowala Elected to Matomy’s Board of Directors

Rishad Tobaccowala, Chief Strategist of Publicis Groupe, has been elected to the Matomy Media Group Board of Directors.

  • Publicis Groupe senior executive brings more than 30 years of advertising and management experience to Matomy’s Board
  • Election to Matomy’s Board follows Publicis Groupe’s October 2014 strategic investment in Matomy
  • Mr Tobaccowala will help shape Matomy’s innovation initiatives for digital performance-based advertising

Matomy Media Group Ltd. (LSE:MTMY), one of the world’s leading digital performance-based advertising companies, is pleased to announce today that Rishad Tobaccowala, Chief Strategist of Publicis Groupe, has been elected to the Matomy Board of Directors. Matomy’s shareholders approved Mr Tobaccowala’s appointment at the Company’s 2 February 2015 Extraordinary General Meeting, following Publicis Groupe’s October 2014 strategic investment in Matomy.

Mr Tobaccowala has more than three decades of global advertising and marketing experience. As Publicis Groupe’s Chief Strategist he has a broad portfolio of responsibilities that include serving on the company’s P-12 and Directoire+ (Management Board+) executive committees, advising Publicis Groupe agencies and clients on their digital activities, and providing strategic guidance in regards to the digital future of Publicis Groupe. Mr Tobaccowala was named by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the top business leaders for his pioneering innovation, and TIME magazine dubbed him one of five ‘Marketing Innovators’.

Prior to being named Chief Strategist of Publicis Groupe, Mr Tobaccowala held a number of senior management and advisory roles within the Publicis Groupe network of agencies. He began his career at leading advertising agency Leo Burnett, where he rose from an Account Executive in the early 1980s to eventually become President of Starcom IP, part of what is now Publicis Groupe’s media buying network Starcom MediaVest.

Commenting on the election of Mr Tobaccowala to the Matomy Board, Ilan Shiloah, Chairman of Matomy, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Rishad Tobaccowala as a Non-executive Director of Matomy. His extensive knowledge and experience within digital marketing and advertising will provide us with a wealth of insight that will help us continue to enhance Matomy’s performance-based advertising capabilities. I look forward to working with our expanded Board and our management team as we carry out our vision of becoming the best performance-based media company in the world.”

Commenting on his election to the Matomy Board of Directors, Mr Tobaccowala said:
“Matomy is a leader in outcome-driven performance marketing, which is poised to scale its capabilities across mobile and video platforms. It is a privilege to join the Matomy Board and to find ways to build and grow together.”

About Matomy Media Group
Matomy Media Group Ltd. (LSE:MTMY) is one of the world's leading digital performance-based advertising companies. Working across Web, social media and mobile platforms, Matomy offers advertisers, media partners and publishers a range of opportunities to generate risk-free performance-based results, delivering quality, scale and speed by providing a single gateway to all digital media channels. Matomy’s marketing solutions include: a display ad network; mobilesocial and video advertising; email marketingsearch marketing and search engine optimisation; a virtual currency platform; and domain monetisation

For more information:
www.Matomy.com 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/matomymediagroup
Follow Matomy on Twitter: @MatomyGroup
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/matomy-media-group 

Curriculum Vitae – Rishad Tobaccowala
Prior to being named Chief Strategist of Publicis Groupe, Rishad Tobaccowala held a number of senior management and advisory roles within the Publicis Groupe network of agencies. From July 2013 to August 2014 he was Chairman of Publicis Groupe digital agencies DigitasLBi and Razorfish. Prior to that he served as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at digital agency VivaKi from 2010-14; CEO of Denuo, a Publicis-owned creative agency, from 2006-09; and Chief Innovation Officer of Publicis Groupe from 2003-08. He began his career at leading advertising agency Leo Burnett, where he rose from an Account Executive in the early 1980s to eventually become President of Starcom IP, part of what is now Publicis Groupe’s media buying network Starcom MediaVest.

Current Matomy Board of Directors
Matomy’s Board of Directors is comprised of seven Non-executive Directors, as well as Matomy’s CEO and CFO. This diverse group of media, advertising and business executives now consists of:

  • Ilan Shiloah, who has served as Chairman of Matomy since 2007. Currently Chairman of McCann WorldGroup, Israel, and Chairman and major shareholder of The Time, an investment company based in Tel Aviv that focuses on young innovative technology start-ups in the area of new media;
  • Ofer Druker, co-founder and CEO of Matomy;
  • Sagi Niri, CFO of Matomy since 2008;
  • Rupert Howell, appointed Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of Matomy in March 2014. Currently serves as Group Development Director of Trinity Mirror plc and Non-executive Chairman of Hey Human/Brave Group, an independent UK marketing agency;
  • Harel Beit-On, appointed a Non-executive Director of Matomy in July 2010. Co-founder of Viola Group and Carmel Ventures;
  • Gary Hughes, appointed as an independent Non-executive Director to, and nominated as external director of, Matomy in March 2014. Senior adviser at Apax Partners LLP and currently serves as an active board member of a number of companies, including acting as the Chairman of the audit committee of SECC Limited and J Sainsbury plc;
  • Nathalie Schwarz, appointed a Non-executive Director of Matomy in March 2014.  Currently non-executive director of Wilmington Group plc and Photon Kathaas plc;
  • Rishad Tobacowala, appointed a Non-executive Director of Matomy in February 2015. Currently Chief Strategist of Publicis Groupe; and
  • Nadav Zohar, appointed as an independent Non-executive Director to, and nominated as external director of, Matomy in March 2014. Currently Senior Consultant of Impact Equity Corporation, where he advises and takes an active management role in a select portfolio of growth media and technology companies.

Enquiries:
Matomy Media Group
Keith Trivitt, VP Global Marketing and Communications
ktrivitt@matomy.com
+1 417 299 5996

Tulchan Communications 
Stephen Malthouse
Giles Kernick
matomy@tulchangroup.com
+44 (0) 207 353 4200

Matomy Media Group Ltd. (LSE:MTMY) is one of the world's leading digital performance-based advertising companies. Working across Web, social media and mobile platforms, Matomy offers advertisers, media partners and publishers a range of opportunities to generate risk-free performance-based results, delivering quality, scale and speed by providing a single gateway to all digital media channels. Matomy’s marketing solutions include: a display ad network; mobilesocial and video advertising; email marketingsearch marketing and search engine optimisation; a virtual currency platform; and domain monetisation

For more information:
www.Matomy.com 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/matomymediagroup
Follow Matomy on Twitter: @MatomyGroup
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/matomy-media-group 

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