RTB House builds up its position in Turkey

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  • May 29, 2015
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RTB House – a tech company specializing in display advertising precisely tailored to the users’ interests – is focusing on business development in Turkey by employing Okay Tuğ, a new country manager for that market.

“We know that our dynamic foreign expansion wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the cooperation with experienced managers, who recognize and understand local business needs. That is why Turkey is yet another country, after Russia and the Czech Republic, where we have strengthened the sales structures over the last few months. We believe that Okay’s vast business experience, in the local and global companies alike, will allow us to forge even closer cooperation with Turkish advertisers and foster our position in the region” – says Daniel Surmacz, chief operating officer at RTB House.

For the previous 2.5 years, Okay Tuğ’s worked as sales director at Ligatus – an international performance marketing agency, which is part of the multinational mass media corporation Bertelsmann. His professional experience includes employment with Sosyalmedya.net, one of the first social media agencies in Turkey, where he managed sales and marketing activities. He is a graduate from Marmara Üniversitesi in economics and an MBA in the field of sales and marketing from Yeditepe Üniversitesi.

In RTB House, Okay Tuğ is responsible for planning and executing all business activities on the Turkish market, including development and implementation of sales strategies.

“RTB is, without a doubt, the future of online advertising and we do not need to convince the Turkish advertisers about it. That is why I was very happy to start cooperation with RTB House, a company which developed its own technology to buy ads in real time and created additional opportunities for manufacturers to participate in the programmatic ecosystem. I hope that my extensive experience in working with different categories of advertisers, including online shops and manufacturers, as well as publishers, will allow me to transform the knowledge about their needs and expectations into effective advertising activities for each of these groups” – adds Okay Tuğ, country manager at RTB House Turkey.

RTB House currently operates in 33 markets. Serving its global clients, it buys 3.5 bn ad views per month. The company has operated on the Turkish market since 2013 and already provides its services to such brands as: Emlakjet, Kliksa, Cimri, Boyner or Butikbebe.

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