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Kate Canel Joins The Shipyard as Director of Performance Media

Performance Media

The Shipyard today welcomes Kate Canel as its Director of Performance Media, a newly created role in which she will lead all strategic programmatic planning initiatives and oversee the agency’s integration of digital advertising technologies that drive innovation and measurable client growth. Canel’s appointment is the latest new executive hire at The Shipyard aimed at delivering on the “3Ps” and key pillars of its Marketing Engineering model:  Precision, Personalization and Performance.

“Kate defines what it means to be a Marketing Engineer,” says Rick Milenthal, CEO at The Shipyard. “She has savvy media expertise that goes far beyond media planning and buying, while also bringing a wealth of creativity to a highly data-driven and analytical role.”

Adds Ross Capers, EVP, Media Services at The Shipyard: “Kate’s agency background and technical expertise in deploying time building technologies and data infrastructures made her a natural fit to lead our growing performance media offering.”

Canel brings more than 10 years of experience in global marketing and digital media strategy. In her most recent agency role she served as Vice President, U.S., Multicultural and Latin America at Eikon Digital. With advanced knowledge of digital marketing, e-commerce and technology platforms, Canel has managed and organized multiple teams while creating forecasting and reporting for offices across the globe.  Her programmatic specialty includes trading strategy, tactical planning, buying, optimizing and data integration, while her brand marketing roles have spanned the pharmaceutical, finance, CPG, auto, travel and entertainment industries. Canel is an alumna of Ursuline College and Columbia Law School.

As a sign of her rising profile, Canel recently joined the Portada Agency Star Committee, one of the six units of Portada’s Council System. Working amongst an elite group of brand marketing, tech and media thought leaders, the Agency Star Committee is comprised of senior media buying executives who deftly use passion points and cultural insights to target consumers in innovative ways.

It is the focus on personalization and relevance at every touch point that attracted Canel to The Shipyard. Says Canel, “I’m thrilled to be part of this future-thinking team and look forward to working together to deliver on the promise of The Shipyard’s unique, Marketing Engineering approach.”

About The Shipyard:
The Shipyard is a leading, independent marketing consultancy and the world’s first “marketing engineering” agency.  The company was founded in 2013 by industry veteran Rick Milenthal, who was CEO of the leading national digital agency, Engauge, now a part of Publicis Groupe. For more information, visit The Shipyard on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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