Adverty AB (publ) announces today a strategic positioning into Turkey with two new hires, to increase its presence in one of the largest, most exciting and fastest growing gaming communities in the world.
Adverty, the leading in-game platform for advertisers, media agencies and game developers, has established local presence in Istanbul, with two new hires, a Director of Programmatic Sales and a Director of Publisher Growth, as the city emerges as the largest gaming hub for Europe, boasting a wide collection of gaming studios and unicorns.
According to a ft.com article, Turkey is rapidly becoming a star of European tech, thanks to the success of a range of start-ups including games publishers such as Peak Games and Dream Games. A flurry of investment into Turkish tech companies has put Istanbul firmly on the map alongside other European tech clusters such as Berlin, London and Paris.
Adverty has seen unprecedented growth on the supply-side recently, having signed partnerships with leading hyper-casual publishers such as TapNation and Playducky. Establishing a local presence in Turkey will further strengthen Adverty’s current supply growth, as more and more advertisers enter the increasingly influential world of in-game advertising, with the move forming a central part of the company’s strategy to increase market share.
Erdem Can Tüzün joins Adverty as Director of Programmatic Sales and will grow and maintain programmatic partners, both direct SSPs, such as PubMatic, InMobi and Azerion, and indirect opportunities via DSPs such as The Trade Desk, Amazon and Media Math. He was previously at AdColony for three years – most recently as Team Lead of Programmatic, having rapidly risen through the ranks at the mobile video advertising company.
Meanwhile, Çağla Mordeniz is appointed as Director of Publisher Growth and will focus on growing Adverty’s catalogue of game developers in the region. She brings considerable experience in the mobile gaming industry, having worked at AdColony as well as gaming company BoomBit, where she was Publishing Manager, locating high quality Turkish mobile game developers and studios.