NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 6, 2012) - 33Across, operators of the largest social and interest graph in the world, reaching over 1.25 billion users, today announced that three seasoned experts have joined its burgeoning company and recognized sales team. Attracted to 33Across's fast-track growth, vast data, and innovative technology, Courtney Kurland has joined as Midwest Sales Director, Todd Rankin as Detroit Sales Director, and Maurice Moore as Vice President of Sales for CPG & Retail. Kurland and Rankin will report to Sky Holden, Vice President of Sales, and Moore will report to Matt Arkin, President, of 33Across.
"Maurice ("Mo"), Courtney, and Todd are experienced key players in the world of sales," said Matt Arkin, President of 33Across. "Today's announcement significantly strengthens our sales efforts and expands our geographical reach, allowing 33Across to grow exponentially in the Midwest and throughout the US. These three are entering at an exciting time, with our recent Tynt Acquisition and widespread marketer adoption of the Brand Graph™."
Maurice Moore is the Vice President of Sales for CPG & Retail at 33Across, responsible for growing the company's revenue from these channels and creating a go-to-market strategy. Mo is an accomplished sales and business development executive with over 20 years of experience in both traditional and digital media and marketing solutions sales. He began his sales career with Nielsen, followed by media sales with ABC Radio Networks, Turner Broadcasting, and USA Networks. As a digital pioneer he opened Chicago offices for Flycast and the CMGI companies, Enpocket/Nokia and the Sprint Mobile Media Network, and Adify Media/Cox Enterprises. Mo is an active member of Chicago Interactive Marketing Association (CIMA). He holds a BA in Economics from Rollins College.
Courtney Kurland is the Midwest Sales Director at 33Across, with more than 20 years of experience and a proven track record of success in digital advertising sales. Based in Chicago, Courtney joins the 33Across team with an extensive background in agency buying/planning, interactive video marketing, research, and multi-platform integrated sales. Prior to 33Across, Courtney worked at Bradford Media Group as Director of Advertising Sales and Partnerships; and prior to that, she was at Adify Corporation, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, as the Midwest Sales Director. She also held senior positions at The Nielsen Company, Oxygen Media, and Tatham Euro RSCG. Courtney holds a BS in Psychology from The DePauw University.
Todd Rankin is the Detroit Sales Director for 33Across, bringing over 20 years of sales and advertising experience and auto industry expertise to the company. Prior to joining 33Across, Todd was most recently Senior Vice President, Midwest Sales Director at Gas Station TV/Destination Media (digital OOH video). Previous to GSTV, he served as Detroit Regional Manager for Reader's Digest Association (both print and online); Senior Vice President, Media Director at Mediaedge, overseeing Lincoln; and prior to that, Senior Vice President at PHD, overseeing the Dodge Regional business. Todd holds a BA in Telecommunications and an MA in Advertising from Michigan State University.
About 33Across Inc.
Over 500,000 publishers and more than 375 Fortune 1000 marketers use 33Across's Brand Graph™ technology, tools, and real-time predictive systems to connect their content and products into the social graph. Clients rely on their Brand Graph to leverage how individuals and the networks around them react to what is read, purchased, shared, and recommended in real-time. Reaching over 1.25 billion users, 33Across processes billions of anonymous social engagement, influence, and interest actions that surround marketer and publisher brands each day. The company has offices in 11 cities including New York, San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Detroit, and Boston. Learn more at 33across.com.