LoopMe, a brand-focused mobile advertising platform, has announced a number of hires across the APAC, including four senior hires: Daisuke Shigeishi as Head of Digital Partnerships, Georgia Watson as Senior Sales Director, Akihito Morita as Sales Director, and James Symonds as Senior Sales Director ANZ. This follows investment by Mayfair Equity Partners and strong revenue growth, with the firm achieving $114m in revenue in the last 12 months.
Revenue in APAC alone increased 90% in 2021 YoY, with international growth accelerating at a phenomenal rate. LoopMe now works with all five of the main holding companies globally.
What is the industry expertise of the new hires?
The hires will be instrumental in driving continued momentum and identifying new revenue opportunities in APAC. Shigeishi, who joins from AdColony where he most recently worked as Head of Sales UA Japan/Director of Strategic Partnerships APAC, will be based in Tokyo.
His role will centre around developing and implementing supply strategy, as well as bringing in new partnerships and supporting business development through collaboration with senior leadership and demand teams. Watson and Morita will both be based in Singapore.
Joining from Blis, Watson will drive revenue across the SEA region in her role as Senior Sales Director. Morita, previously in Sales at Foursquare, will leverage his understanding of data and tech to grow LoopMe’s partnership with dentsu in Singapore and Tokyo. Symonds will use his 8 plus years of experience in media in firms like Nova Entertainment, Fairfax Media (now Nine Media) and Ikon Communications (now Essence), to boost sales across the ANZ region.
What are the executive’s thoughts on the appointments?
Pete O’Mara-Kane, Managing Director, APAC said, “After stellar growth in 2021, we are incredibly excited to build out our teams in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia.”
“Our agency and client kin-ships have never been better, with LoopMe’s PurchaseLoop product suite delivering outstanding ad campaigns and experiencing monumental growth in 2021 YoY. We are adding the resource levels required to deliver great customer service.”
As LoopMe expands its team in APAC, additional appointments across the region include: