Jonathan Lipton Joins Vector Media as National Account Manager

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Sales Executive Brings 15 Years of Experience to Further Accelerate Growth

NEW YORK (May 8, 2017) – Vector Media, an innovative Out-of-Home media company specializing in large-format transit advertising, traditional Out-of-Home (OOH) media and the creation of interactive brand experiences, today announced the hire of Jonathan Lipton as National Sales Manager. Based in Vector Media's New York headquarters, Lipton will play a key role in driving national sales strategy across all of Vector Media’s advertising offerings and will work closely with Vector’s senior sales management.

Lipton brings more than 15 years of industry experience, earning a high level of respect throughout the media world. Prior to joining Vector Media, Lipton honed his skills working for numerous agencies at the beginning of his career including Mediaedge: cia/Kinetic, Mindshare/WOW, ICON International, and Devito Verdi. Most recently, Lipton was the National Sales Manager at Total Outdoor in New York where he doubled the company’s bulletin and wallscape business over his first three years. With his prior OOH planning experience, Lipton has a keen ability to understand clients’ needs and a deep familiarity with the processes required to execute effective and efficient media plans on a local, regional and national basis.  

“Jon is a well-respected veteran of the Out-Of-Home Industry,” said Gary Greenstein, Chief Revenue Officer at Vector Media. “His experience, both on the vendor and agency sides of the business, has given him a unique perspective that will be a valuable addition to our company.  I have known Jon for over a decade and I am confident that he will play a significant role in shaping Vector in the coming years.”

"Vector Media is continually finding new and innovative ways to provide clients’ with differentiated programs that set them apart from the competition,” said Lipton. “Given my longstanding relationship with the folks at Vector, I approach this new role with great enthusiasm, as I join an extremely talented and forward thinking team.“

About Vector Media
Founded in 1998, Vector Media (www.vectormedia.com) specializes in large-format transit advertising, traditional Out-of-Home media and the creation of interactive brand experiences.  The company's current inventory of over 20,000 Out-of-Home faces includes bulletins, street furniture and over 6,000 transit advertising faces, including double decker buses, airport shuttles, custom route coach vehicles, trolleys, and the Hampton Jitney.  Vector Media maintains the only double-decker advertising network in North America, which includes inventory in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, DC, Houston, Miami, San Diego, San Antonio, Phoenix, Austin and Dallas.  Vector's rapidly growing experiential division, VM2, integrates the company’s Out-of-Home assets and other capabilities into the creation of dynamic brand experiences.

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Jason Geller
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Vector Media Announces Transition of Marc Borzykowski to the role of CEO

Vector Media Announces Transition of Marc Borzykowski to the role of CEO; General Counsel Chad Silver Promoted to COO

NEW YORK (May 1, 2017) – Vector Media, an innovative Out-of-Home media company specializing in large-format transit advertising, traditional Out-of-Home media and the creation of interactive brand experiences, today announced that Marc Borzykowski has been promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1. In addition to serving as the company’s COO since 2014, Mr. Borzykowski has held various other leadership roles at the Company since 2005, and will become the Company’s second CEO in its 20-year history. Bill Schwartz, Vector’s founder and former CEO will continue to serve on the Company’s board of advisors and will remain available to Mr. Borzykowski and the company as part of this planned succession. 

“I believe that Marc is uniquely suited to lead Vector Media forward” said Mr. Schwartz. “Since joining Vector in 2005, Marc has played an instrumental part in the Company’s success, taking on increasingly larger roles in our organization, and has been a key architect of our growth strategy. He is a proven leader who has built great teams, developed and executed value enhancing strategies and demonstrated a keen ability to anticipate industry changes. His track record at Vector demonstrates he possesses the foresight and leadership to execute on the Company’s plans and I look forward to watching him succeed.”

"I am honored to take on the CEO role at Vector Media," said Mr. Borzykowski. "I have admired Bill’s stewardship of the company's values and vision and I bring a shared commitment to grow Vector’s people, partnerships and product offerings.”

In addition, Chad Silver, Vector Media’s current General Counsel, will take over the role of COO where he will assume an increased role in overseeing all aspects of the business.

About Vector Media
Founded in 1998, Vector Media (www.vectormedia.com) specializes in large-format transit advertising, traditional Out-of-Home media and the creation of interactive brand experiences.  The company's current inventory of over 20,000 Out-of-Home faces includes bulletins, street furniture and over 6,000 transit advertising faces, including double decker buses, airport shuttles, custom route coach vehicles, trolleys, and the Hampton Jitney.  Vector Media maintains the only double-decker advertising network in North America, which includes inventory in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, DC, Houston, Miami, San Diego, San Antonio, Phoenix, Austin and Dallas.  Vector's rapidly growing experiential division, VM2, integrates the company’s Out-of-Home assets and other capabilities into the creation of dynamic brand experiences.

Media Contact: 
JMediaHouse, LLC
Jason Geller
212-920-0398
jason@jmediahouse.com

Vector Media partners with Media Investor Spire Capital Partners

AS FIRST PUBLISHED BY THE BUSINESS JOURNAL

Published on November 30, 2016

Spire Capital Partners’ investment in Vector Media will support the Company’s growth of its OOH asset portfolio across North America and Europe

 

NEW YORK (November 30, 2016) – Vector Media, an innovative Out-of-Home media company specializing in large-format transit advertising, traditional Out-of-Home media and the creation of interactive brand experiences, is pleased to announce an investment in the company by Spire Capital Partners ("Spire"), a New York-based private equity firm specializing in the media and communications, business services, information services and education sectors.

Vector Media, headquartered in New York, NY, provides clients with impactful and meaningful brand interactions throughout the United States and Europe through its unique platform of double decker transit spectaculars, airport shuttles, custom-route vehicles, street furniture, taxi media, digital advertising, bulletins, building wraps, printed publications and its rapidly expanding experiential marketing division.

"Spire brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of successfully fueling rapid growth in the media sector. This investment will support and accelerate Vector's growth as we continue to expand our unique platform," commented Bill Schwartz, Vector's founder and an industry veteran with over thirty years of experience in Out-of-Home media. "The Spire team's extensive experience across multiple media channels will be an invaluable resource as the industry becomes more technology-enabled and moves toward audience-based measurement."

Spire Chairman Andy Armstrong stated, "We are excited to partner with Founder Bill Schwartz and his team as they have built a unique OOH advertising platform with national scale that provides turnkey, one of a kind, large format spectacular campaigns for some of the best brands and agencies in the world."

Gary Greenstein, Vector's Chief Revenue Officer, adds, "Our most trusted clients have challenged us to continue to be at the forefront of innovation, measurement, and creativity. Advances in LED and LCD technology, 3-D and digital printing, and the ability to access mobile networks for improved audience and ROI measurement, are dramatically changing the way advertisers think about Out-of-Home media.  Vector intends to lead the way forward and we expect Spire's vast experience, network and resources to be a key component in this next phase of our growth."

About Vector Media

Founded in 1998, Vector Media (www.vectormedia.com) is an innovative Out-of-Home media company, specializing in large-format transit advertising, traditional Out-of-Home media and the creation of interactive brand experiences.  The company's current inventory of over 20,000 Out-of-Home faces includes bulletins, street furniture and over 6,000 transit advertising faces, including double decker buses, airport shuttles, custom route coach vehicles, trolleys, jitneys and taxis.  Vector Media maintains the only double-decker advertising network in North America, which includes inventory in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, DC, Houston, Miami, San Diego, San Antonio, Phoenix, Austin and Dallas.  Vector's rapidly growing experiential division, VM2, integrates its Out-of-Home assets with dynamic brand experiences and its publishing arm produces two of the top travel and lifestyle magazines in New York.

About Spire Capital

Spire Capital (https://www.spirecapital.com/) is an active and experienced private equity firm with an investment focus in small market companies within the media and communications, business services, information services and education sectors. Spire Capital was founded on the principle of partnering with management teams and founders to help effectuate the next stage of growth for their companies. Spire professionals have a broad array of past operating, investing and advisory experiences they leverage to help portfolio companies accelerate growth, guide strategic direction and execute their business plan.  Spire Capital is a New York-based investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

Michael Doucet Joins Vector Media as National Account Manager & Integration Strategist

Published on November 28, 2016

Former Zentih Media, VP Local Activation

 

New York, NY (November 21, 2016) Vector Media, an innovative out-of-home media company, today announced the hire of Michael Doucet as National Account Manager & Integration Strategist.  Michael joins the company via Zenith Media (a Publicis company), where he spent the past 11 years managing large national and international brands including Verizon, 21st Century Fox, H&M and Swarovski and helping those brands navigate the ever changing media landscape.

 

 “Coming from the agency side of the business, brands were constantly challenging media partners for multi-touch marketing solutions,” said Michael Doucet. “It is an exciting time where data can now help inform, and prove the value of the media channel and I’m thrilled to be a part of a company that is positioning itself as a leader in location based media.”

 

Doucet will be based at Vector’s New York headquarters and will be joining a nationwide team that works with the more than 20,000 out-of-home faces which include over 6,000 transit advertising faces,  bulletins, wallscapes, digital offerings and street furniture.

 

“Michael is a true media industry professional,” said Gary Greenstein, Chief Revenue Officer at Vector Media.  “With 11 years of experience at Zenith Media he brings a unique and fresh perspective to the Vector team. As the industry continues to move towards audience based location targeting, Michael will play a major role in shaping the future of Vector.  We are thrilled Michael has joined the team.”

 

ABOUT VECTOR MEDIA

 

Founded in 1998, Vector Media (www.vectormedia.com) is an innovative out-of-home media company, specializing in large-format transit advertising, traditional out-of-home media and the creation of interactive brand experiences.  The company's current inventory of over 20,000 out-of-home faces includes bulletins, street furniture and over 6,000 transit advertising faces, including double decker buses, airport shuttles, custom route coach vehicles, trolleys, jitneys and taxis.  Vector’s rapidly growing experiential division, VM2, integrates its out-of-home assets with dynamic brand experiences and its publishing arm produces two of the top tourism magazines in New York.


Our current US markets include New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Miami, Dallas, Boston, Houston, Washington DC, Austin, San Diego, San Antonio, Atlanta and many more.  Vector's network also includes custom-route charter opportunity for Large Format transit Spectaculars in nearly every city in the United States and Canada. 

In addition to the US and Canada, Vector now also provides double decker media to its clients in over 15 markets in Europe.