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Mainardo de Nardis Appointed to Voxnest’s Board of Directors

Audio technology company names distinguished advertising industry veteran to help drive continued innovation in podcast programmatic advertising

Voxnest, leading audio technology company, announced today that it has appointed Mainardo de Nardis, former CEO of OMD Worldwide, Aegis Media and MEC, to its Board of Directors. de Nardis joins with more than 30 years’ experience in the global media and advertising industries.

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“Drawing on his many years spent as a tenacious business builder and forward thinking leader, Mainardo will add significant value as our newest board member,” said Francescho Baschieri, CEO at Voxnest. “Mainardo truly understands the always-evolving nature of marketing services, and we look forward to benefiting from his expertise as we continue to forge the path for programmatic in podcasting.”

Prior to joining Voxnest’s board, de Nardis was the global CEO of OMD Worldwide (Omnicom) and previously the CEO of Aegis Media and MEC (WPP) out of London, UK. During his tenure there, OMD was the largest media agency – in terms of billing and market share – both globally and in the United States. He’s an experienced investor, advisor and entrepreneur in AdTech, MarTech, health, travel and wine & spirits. Additionally, de Nardis serves on the boards of Edelman, inVRsion, AdPredictive and Ad Results Media.

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“Audio is the next big thing and growth in podcasting has specifically exploded in recent years – in terms of audiences, advertising spend and number of active brands. It’s a really exciting time to join Voxnest’s board,” said de Nardis. “Supporting brands’ performance, by integrating podcasting in their communication plans, is something I find extremely fulfilling. While the expansion originates, and continues, in the US, it’s also very interesting to see podcast programmatic advertising beginning to take root in countries where the medium is in its nascent stage. I’m looking forward to assisting Voxnest as they continue to fuel the podcast programmatic flame across the globe.”

The appointment of de Nardis further articulates Voxnest’s commitment to providing the best suite of tools for advertisers and content creators in order to be heard in the increasingly louder world of podcasting.

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