EYE Moves: TabMo appoints Ben Phillips to newly-created NED role

Ben Philips Mobile-ad industry veteran, Ben Phillips, is to join TabMo as the company’s first non-executive director (NED). The move is a key part of the strategy to capitalise on market opportunities across TabMo’s global network; demand for its mobile-first platform Hawk continues to grow as data and technology advances increasingly make mobile the lynchpin for cross-channel advertising.

Phillips has spent 17 years working in the mobile advertising space, from creative platforms and technology to developing and activating mobile and digital strategies for global brands; he has won various awards, including five Cannes Lions, in the process.

His career-path includes five years at the UK’s largest media agency MediaCom as global head of mobile, spanning the period of the channel’s widespread expansion and adoption. This was followed by the role of vice president of strategic accounts at mobile location data company, Blis, where Phillips worked with agencies and brands direct to overcome challenges and drive return on their advertising investment.

Phillips’s will support TabMo as it continues its expansion. The company currently has offices in the UK, France, Germany and the US; the newly-created NED position is one of several hires planned for 2021 to support clients’ increased use of its Hawk platform which enables advertisers to activate campaigns and overlay mobile device data to optimise placements and increase targeting efficiencies.

With direct experience of using TabMo’s platform while at MediaCom, I have seen first hand the reliability of its platform and the results it delivers; this is combined with a culture that actively encourages inspiration and innovation. I jumped at the opportunity to work with such a robust business during its dramatic growth and development.

Ben Phillips, NED, TabMo