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James Poole Joins Shopper Media

Shopper Media [1], Australia’s fastest-growing offline retail out-of-home media company, has appointed James Poole in the newly created role of Head of Platform, with a focus on enhancing the capability of the digital out-of-home network.

L to R: Jamie Hollebone, Shopper Media’s Head of Revenue and James Poole, new Head of Platform

Jamie Hollebone, Shopper Media’s Head of Revenue, told us “James’ role will be transformative for our business, driving greater innovation and network optimisation whilst leading our programmatic offering. James will be working closely with creative and media agencies to leverage the capabilities of our Smartlite network, enabling advertisers to optimise their campaigns and achieve deeper engagement through more dynamic and contextually relevant messaging in retail environments.”

James has worked in digital out-of-home organisations around the world and prior to joining Shopper Media, he led digital capability and content management at Cartology (part of the Woolworths Group), and previously worked across digital solution delivery at JCDecaux and Adshel.

Shopper Media’s investment in intelligent Wi-Fi and virtual beacon technology allows a deeper engagement between shoppers and advertisers, enhancing the way agencies deliver campaigns in retail OOH environments.

James’ role will further this engagement ensuring that marketers are making the most of the Smartlite network’s dynamic competency, from first-party data capture and behavioural insights to the innovative delivery of creative messaging.

Jamie Hollebone continued “We are committed to delivering best-value, optimised campaigns in retail OOH. James will work alongside advertisers to ensure our responsive digital and content capability delivers advertising that is dynamic, relevant and engaging to consumers. The Head of Platform role aligns with our focus on innovation as we navigate the changing media landscape and the on-going challenges in a post COVID world.”

Shopper Media boasts a portfolio of more than 400 shopping centres providing essential retail to local communities across the country. The latest Standard Media Index* data saw Shopper Media post an 8.4% growth, securing the title of highest-growth offline media company in real dollar terms for the second consecutive year.