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Lashawnda Goffin to win Top Women in Media & Ad Tech Catalyst Award

Goffin Recognized for Driving Company & Team Growth at Colossus SSP, a Direct Digital Holdings Company
Lashawnda Goffin

Direct Digital Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: DRCT) (“Direct Digital Holdings” or the “Company”), a leading advertising and marketing technology platform operating through its companies Colossus Media, LLC (“Colossus SSP”), Huddled Masses LLC (“Huddled Masses”) and Orange142, LLC (“Orange142”), today announced that Lashawnda Goffin, Chief Executive Officer of Colossus SSP, has been selected to win the 2023 Catalyst Award, a special accolade that is part of the AdExchanger and AdMonsters’ 2023 Top Women in Media & Ad Tech program. The award is given to a woman industry leader who has driven a tremendous amount of growth for the business and team over the past year.

“Since Lashawnda began her leadership role with Direct Digital Holdings’ supply-side platform, Colossus SSP, she has been a major force in its rapid growth. Year-over-year revenues between 2021 and 2022 more than tripled – an impressive achievement,” said Mark D. Walker, CEO and Co-Founder of Direct Digital Holdings. “She is deserving of this award for her work at Colossus SSP, as well as for advancing diversity and progress within our industry.”

“Throughout my time at Direct Digital Holdings, I’ve encouraged my team at Colossus SSP to adopt innovative ways to grow our business, while working towards building a more inclusive marketplace by empowering niche and multicultural publishers,” said Goffin. “I am very honored to receive this award and will accept it as recognition of the exceptional business results my entire team continues to achieve.”

Currently, Colossus SSP represents 26,000 media properties – offering inventory from both multicultural/diverse and general market publishers. The company has 163,000 advertisers accessing its platform monthly, generating over 130 billion impressions per month across display, CTV, in-app and other media.

Lashawnda Goffin will receive the 2023 Catalyst Award on Monday, June 5  at the AdExchanger and AdMonsters’ Top Women in Media & Ad Tech Awards Gala, which will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

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