Videa Taps Cox Veterans Mary Barnas and Archie Gianunzio to Expand Platform Adoption as Part of the Company’s Growth Strategy

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ATLANTA – Feb. 17, 2015 – Videa, a supply-side platform for automated television advertising, today announced that Mary Barnas and Archie Gianunzio have joined the company as vice president of platform adoption and vice president of sales, respectively. They will expand upon Videa’s success in providing advertisers and agencies with direct access to purchasing local television station inventory through the company’s simple and transparent automated platform and its partnerships with local stations and national rep leadership.

 

“Mary and Archie bring a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the team, and we look forward to their continued success as part of the Cox family,” said Shereta Williams, president of Videa. “As we strive for continued platform adoption this year as part of our overall growth strategy, their contributions will be instrumental in driving our success.”

 

With more than 20 years of experience, Barnas will be responsible for working with agencies to provide them with an understanding of the advantages and efficiencies of Videa’s automated products and services as well as managing agencies through platform adoption. She will leverage her expertise as the former head of Cox Cross Media, the new business development unit of Cox Reps, where she focused on building the company’s spot television advertising business. Before Cox Cross Media, Barnas was EVP Director of Local Activation for Carat. Barnas holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and business from College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City.

 

Gianunzio will develop strategic partnerships to drive engagement with Videa’s platform and services across local broadcast television groups and national rep firms. Prior to Videa, he served as vice president and director of sales for Cox Reps where he worked with Graham Media Group (formerly Post-Newsweek Stations), to optimize ad sales for broadcast television station groups nationwide. With more than 20 years experience, Gianunzio is a native of Westchester County, New York. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Boston College.

 

Both Barnas and Gianunzio will report to Brad Smith, senior vice president of revenue and operations at Videa.

 

About Videa

Videa provides sales automation solutions and services that are designed to simplify the buying and selling of television advertising. We specialize in integrations with traditional television buying systems and traffic system data, yield optimization and audience targeting. Owned by Cox Media Group, Videa is laser-focused on ensuring our supply-side platform for linear TV is the leading solution for local broadcasters to monetize their inventory in an automated fashion. Learn more at videa.tv.