We talk a lot about transformation. So as this year ends and we look to the next—I want to reflect on HOW this team transformed ourselves, our company, and our industry.
Just think about where we are today: we’ve built a global network that now helps any business reach ONE BILLION people worldwide. We’ve fueled fandom, growth, and innovation in every area of our business. Whether it’s our fans cheering on their team at the Olympic & Paralympic Games, the Super Bowl, or World Cup, finding their community at BravoCon; our partners convening at One22, the Enterprise Data Summit, or the Measurement Innovation Forum to push this industry into the future; or our teams working with Comcast and Sky to reimagine what type of partners we will be to every marketer or publisher.
And it’s so much bigger than our company. Together, we’ve charted new paths forward for our ENTIRE industry. Whether it’s through advanced data or automated activations, more engaging commercial experiences, or more accurate measurement, we’re leading the way. It’s exactly why MediaPost named us 2022 Supplier of the Year.
And how have we done it? Partnership—with clients, and colleagues, and companies the world over.
We’ve long had this vision to be the best partner in our industry. And thanks to your commitment to partnership, we’re living in that future. YOU each embody the idea of service—to our colleagues, customers, and consumers in equal measure. And look around: your COURAGE is catching on.
So yes, 2022 was epic—but just wait for 2023. Need proof? One23, our next developer conference, on February 8th, will kick off the season by bringing together media and tech partners to learn from industry experts and to get a full view of our One Platform roadmap. Then on May 4th we’ll showcase our digital and streaming prowess at the IAB NewFronts. And just two weeks later, on May 15th, we’ll kick off Upfront week at Radio City Music Hall and close out the evening with Telemundo’s annual celebration.
That’s just in the first five months of the year. As for what comes after, please stay tuned!
For now, I wanted to express my gratitude to this extraordinary team. YOU bring our partners together around the biggest, boldest ideas in the marketplace. YOU show people what it takes to innovate, collaborate, and lead. And we need your COURAGE and COMMITMENT to keep up this momentum in 2023.
I wish you all a happy, healthy New Year, and look forward to seeing you in 2023!
Chairman, Global Advertising & Partnerships