James Young has been named the Managing Director for Magnite’s Australia operations. Digital advertising company Rubicon Project and Telaria merged forces in April to form Magnite. Young held the position of General Manager at Telaria in Australia prior to the merger.

Ad spendings in Australia’s digital advertising market in 2020 is predicted to reach $7,526 million [1]. Magnite wants to leverage the growing need in the ad-tech industry by providing its clients with excellent service and advanced programmatic technology thereby increasing their trust.

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At Telaria, Mr James contributed to strengthening the company’s position by building strategic relationships and collaborations with partners. Before working for Telaria, Young was the Head of Advertising at eBay and Commercial Director at Guardian News & Media. 

On becoming the MD for Magnite, Young says there still are various challenges and opportunities that need to be addressed in the industry and Magnite is focused on being the reliable independent partner that sellers and buyers can believe in to have their best interest at heart.

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Other leadership roles at the advertising platform Magnite

Senior Vice President of APAC at Telaria, Juliette Stead, will take charge as the role of SVP and Head of JAPAC for Magnite. James Brown, Rubicon Project’s former Managing Director of EMEA, will now become the Head of International. To lead custom client integrations across EMEA and JAPAC, Rohan Creasey is to assume the role of Director of Solutions Engineering International.

Stead commented that Magnite’s combined experience and expertise in all digital ad formats make Magnite a strong and trustworthy tech partner that premium publishers can rely on. She adds that the company has a highly experienced team in Australia to look after the unique and diverse opportunities as well as challenges that publishers face.  As an independent technology provider that has no DSP or content bias, Magnite will always be focused on the needs of its clients and their success in the long-term, she adds. 

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[1] Statista 2020 “Digital Advertising – Australia | Statista Market Forecast” [Online] Available from: https://www.statista.com/outlook/216/107/digital-advertising/australia#market-revenue [Accessed July 2020]

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