5 minutes with…

Week by week, as we approach Programmatic World Forum on January 25, 2018, we’re giving you the chance to get to know your brilliant lineup of speakers both on a professional and personal level. To kickstart the series, here’s our first ‘5 minutes with’ Jason DeMarco, Vice President of Programmatic & Audience Solutions at A+E Networks.


  1. What did you want to become when you were 10 years old and why?
    A landscaper. I wanted to work with my hands while sculpting and creating new elements for consumption. My family is all in construction and I was too young to handle power tools on my own.

  1. How long have you worked in programmatic advertising?
    5+ years since joining A+E Networks to launch our programmatic strategy.

  2. What’s the first thing you do when you get to work?
    Talk to my team. With backpack still in hand I will ask them how their night was and what is on their mind for the day ahead as I walk past their offices and desks.

  1. What’s your ice breaker at the office kitchen?
    Sports or food related. “What are you heating up this morning” or “is it a late lunch today?”

  2. What is the future of programmatic for your industry?
    Stronger device graphs for cross-platform story-telling for ad campaigns leveraging data and marketplaces. Vast majority of transactional impressions to run through programmatic type pipes.

  3. What is programmatic’s next challenge?
    Fix the user experience as a result of Programmatic’s lack of standardization.


You can catch Jason at 9.30am-10.00am on January 25, as his explores the topic, ‘Programmatic Advertising in a cross-channel world’, discussing the increasing importance to reach audiences in environment where they are most engaged, solving data targeting on all platforms, insuring an improved user experiences, and much more…

To grab your ticket now, please click here.

For more information on the agenda, click here.

Jason DeMarco joined A+E Networks in July 2012 to establish a programmatic monetization strategy. During his tenure, A+E Networks has been a market leader in adopting new technology and creating partnerships that bring the best in content, data and systems to market. Jason continues to focus on automation across all platforms and data enabled revenue.


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