From start-up to Opera MediaWorks

Pioneering Mobile Advertising

Create a world class creative and technology studio able to shape the future of mobile advertising.

Early days
Settled the Creative department with two brilliant gentlemen (1 Junior/1 Intern) in Summer 2011.
Without any hesitation a bunch of sales/wolves from "Wall Street" attacked the design team with a series of briefs we couldn't refuse; these pitches made an...

Staff (18 Months)
2 > 6 Designers
0 > 5 Developers
0 > 3 Testers
0 > 1 Studio Manager

Model duplicated for 250 creative studios globally.

Campaign Workload
+450% (from Fall 2011 to 2013)
Opera acquisition occurred in Feb 2012.
AdColony rebranding occurred in December 2016.

IAB Best Mobile Creative Portfolio (APR 2012)
Role Head of Creative Services EMEA
Project/Client Various
Year 2011/2013

Additional activities
Trained the OMW USA (New York) design team.
Managed contractors developers from India to South America (HTML5 Builds).
Trained and transformed an intern into a great Studio Manager.
Designed a series of mobile products such as analytics platform and Ad formats.

At 4thscreen we built a team able to craft and deliver effective mobile experiences for global brands and agencies.
We enstablished a collaborative pairing rotation process (designer/developer) to encourage knowledge sharing and a more holistic design approach with weekly team reviews and hack–days.

The end-to-end Creative & Product Studio became an important business generator, a model example supporting the company targets, winning new businesses week after week. It put down the roots for what Opera House is today, more than 60 creative innovators and mobile marketing masterminds spread across the globe.


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