Sponsored content giant Outbrain gets new European boss

15/06/2016

Content recommendation firm Outbrain has promoted Stephanie Himoff to Managing Director Northern Europe.

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Previously the company’s UK MD, Himoff joined the UK team in 2012 and has been instrumental to growing the business working with premium publishers such as BBC, Sky, Guardian, Telegraph amongst many others.

Outbrain has seen rapid expansion in recent years. It boasts over 1000 premium publisher partners and on a European scale has seen a 77% increase in page views. Top-tier premium publications that currently leverage the Outbrain platform at a local level in Europe include: Le Monde, The Guardian, Le Figaro, Bild, The Telegraph, El Mundo, Sky News and BBC Worldwide.

Stephanie Himoff, Managing Director of Northern Europe, commented: ““We want to keep developing strong ties with all premium media publishers in the region and to establish Outbrain as the go-to discovery and content marketing expert for premium brands who want to turn brand stories into measurable brand results."

“Furthermore, by strengthening our leadership structure across Europe, we will aggregate the experience garnered from each unique market we operate in, increase opportunities for pan-European collaboration and position ourselves optimally for continued growth in the region.”

Himoff will report to Managing Director, International, Eytan Galai and work alongside counterparts Alex Erlmeier and Franck Monsauret, who will manage Central and Southern Europe respectively.

The content discovery leader now has six offices across Europe in London, Paris, Madrid, Munich, Dusseldorf and Milan. It also counts more than 100 employees representing 14 languages across publisher partner development, marketer sales and account services.

The region continues to witness sustained growth and doubled the size of its business between 2014 and 2015.

It has over 1000 premium publisher partners and on a European scale has seen a 77% increase in page views. Top-tier premium publications that currently leverage the Outbrain platform at a local level in Europe include: Le Monde, The Guardian, Le Figaro, Bild, The Telegraph, El Mundo, Sky News and BBC Worldwide.

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