Jeffrey Hayzlett Joins iVdopia’s Advisory Board
August 13, 2010
Submitted by iVdopia
2009’s Top 10 BtoB Marketer of the Year and Forbes’ “Celebrity CMO” to provide strategic advisory services
SAN JOSE, Calif., August 12, 2010 - iVdopia (www.ivdopia.com), the largest video and rich media mobile advertising network, today announced that Jeffrey Hayzlett, former Vice President and CMO of Eastman Kodak, award-winning B2B marketing guru and author of the bestseller “The Mirror Test: Is Your Business Really Breathing?” has joined the company’s advisory board.
Drawing upon his diverse background in business, superb media skills and a stellar track record of result-orientated leadership skills, Hayzlett will apply his role as a change agent for iVdopia. Acknowledged by Advertising Age as one of the top ten C-level executive Twitterers in the world, “The Celebrity CMO” by Forbes magazine, Top 10 B2B Marketer of the Year by BtoB magazine in 2009 and a “new style of CMO,” Hayzlett is a turnaround architect of the highest order. Additionally, he is also known as a maverick marketer who embraces traditional modes of customer engagement and possesses a remarkable cachet of mentorship, corporate governance and brand building.
On taking up his role as a strategic advisor to the largest video and rich media mobile advertising network, Jeffrey Hayzlett commented, “As a social media and marketing evangelist, I was very impressed by iVdopia’s pioneering work and exemplary achievements in the mobile advertising industry, providing ‘first to market’ mobile ad opportunities for leading brand advertisers and publishers. iVdopia’s products are a perfect blend of the latest in technological innovation and those that meet the advertising industry needs. I’m honored to take up this role as their strategic advisor, at a point where iVdopia is poised for tremendous growth in exploiting a tremendous opportunity within mobile advertising in the U.S. and APAC regions.”
“We are extremely delighted to have on board one of the world’s most sought after marketing visionaries and strategic advisors as part of iVdopia’s mentoring team. Jeffrey undoubtedly brings a tremendous amount of marketing, brand building, business development and advanced leadership experience to our organization,” said Saurabh Bhatia, Chief Business Officer. “With Jeff playing a key role in our strategic development, we look forward to his guidance during iVdopia’s next growth phase in furthering its aggressive developments within the mobile advertising industry.”
As Kodak’s CMO, Hayzlett revitalized one of the world’s most iconic brands and is renowned since then as a turnaround architect of the highest order, transforming B2B marketing to take advantage of emerging opportunities and adopt social media aggressively. He is also a much sought-after speaker and winner of numerous marketing honors and business awards. Author of the bestselling book “The Mirror Test”, Hayzlett has been cited as a leading marketing expert in numerous books, magazines and newspapers worldwide and is a frequent television guest and commentator, having appeared on shows including CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Fox Business News and NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump.
iVdopia has been at the forefront of mobile advertising innovation since its inception in March 2009. The company introduced the first mobile ads that let users stay within the application, more than a year before the iAd was scheduled to make that feature available. iVdopia also introduced the first social media ads for mobile with Talk2Me; the first HD advertisements on the iPad; and the Viper Ads, which delivered a new level of user engagement. Most recently, the company introduced V5, the world’s first HTML5 video ad platform, and Future5, the first HTML5 ad-authoring solution available for all iOS devices.
iVdopia is the largest video and rich media mobile advertising network, pioneering rich media and video advertising on smart phones, including Pre-App video and social networking options on smart mobile devices, and high-definition video ads for the iPad. iVdopia's brand-centric mobile advertising network and platform is used by top developers and brands such as Coca-Cola, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers and Miller Lite to deliver premium advertising campaigns.
The holding company Vdopia Inc. is the fastest growing, venture-funded advertising technology company focused exclusively on premium audiences in the world. The privately held, venture-backed company is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has offices in San Jose and Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Chicago, IL, and Gurgaon and Mumbai, India.
About Jeffrey Hayzlett
Hailed a “Celebrity CMO” by Forbes Magazine and famous for his outspoken appearances on numerous television networks, Jeffrey Hayzlett is widely recognized as one of the most influential marketers of our time. As the former Chief Marketing Officer of the iconic Eastman Kodak Company, Hayzlett has been responsible for the company’s worldwide marketing operations including the design and execution of all marketing strategies, branding and corporate communications. With Hayzlett at the helm of Kodak’s marketing and business development initiatives, the company experienced record growth, unveiled revolutionary new products and has established a global brand as a leader in cutting-edge research and product development.