06/15/2022 17:00:00
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The CTV landscape and Future of Gaming from Samsung Ads

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Derek Fung

Sales Manager

Samsung Ads

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Corey Johnston

Sales Manager

Samsung Ads

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Dave Pauk

Regional Sales Director, Canada

Samsung Ads

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Akta Sharma

Senior Sales Manager

Samsung Ads

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Dave Pauk
Regional Sales Director, Canada
Samsung Ads
 
Dave Pauk is the Regional Sales Director at Samsung Ads Canada, where he has helped lead up the global expansion of Advanced TV advertising solutions and build out the Samsung Ads sales team based in Toronto. Dave is an advanced TV and digital advertising specialist who excels in utilizing TV data and industry trends to leverage actionable audience insights and develop winning strategies for advertisers. Dave has also held leadership roles with Tremor Video DSP, CBC-Radio Canada, Quebecor Media, and Rogers Media. In addition to his involvement on the IAB Canada Ad Tech Council, he’s also a member of their Video & Programmatic Councils.
 

Akta Sharma
Senior Sales Manager
Samsung Ads

Akta Sharma is the Senior Sales Manager at Samsung Ads Canada where she leads the automotive vertical as well a large QSR brand to drive business objectives in the Connected TV space. With over 17 years of progressive experience in sales and client service positions, Akta is a leader in the digital marketing landscape. 

Previously to Samsung Ads Canada, Akta was the Key Account Director at Quebecor Media, where she managed a $12 million sales territory, represented various assets to major agencies such as Initiative Media, and sold multi platform solutions. Prior to Quebecor, Akta began her career in client service positions at CBS Outdoor and IBM, where she coordinated and implemented corporate marketing initiatives. 

Akta received her Bachelors of Science from Western University and Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Windsor with honors.

Derek Fung
Sales Manager, Canada
Samsung Ads

Derek Fung is the Sales Manager for Samsung Ads Canada, where he is responsible for developing and fostering the CPG and Pharma verticals and oversees the creation of strategies to ensure sustainable revenue growth in Canada. As a leader in the digital marketing landscape, Derek brings nearly 20 years of experience in sales, business development, and project management. Prior to Samsung Ads, Derek served as Senior Sales Manager for Quantcast, where he managed a high-level sales team covering the western provinces and Ontario. Before Quantcast, he was an Advertising Sales Manager at Cue Digital Media, where he drove consistent revenue growth and negotiated with major agency holding companies for content and media. Derek began his career in 2003 as a media planner, where he worked with major brands like Pepsi, Molson, Kraft and more. He holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in International Marketing from Humber College and a B.A in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.
 

Corey Johnston
Sales Manager
Samsung Ads

Corey Johnston is a Sales Manager at Samsung Ads, responsible for helping Samsung’s Canadian Content Partner, Gaming, and Theatrical clients navigate the shifts in TV viewership behavior, and leverage Samsung’s 1P data/ad units to maximize their KPIs. He brings 8 years of experience in the Advanced TV space in both Sales and Analytics roles.  

Prior to Samsung Ads, Corey was an Account Executive at Tremor Video, which he moved into during the acquisition of RhythmOne/YuMe after spending almost 5 years on the Media Insights & Analytics team.  Prior to that, Corey was at Everyday Health in Ad Effectiveness Research and Financial Strategy roles.


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