On Wednesday 21st March between 6pm – 8pm we have another speaking event led by Kate Burns. The event will take place in the Main Hall at Gyspy Lane campus.
As Senior Vice President of AOL Europe, Kate Burns is responsible for setting strategy and overseeing the day-to-day operations of AOL’s European business. This includes working with leading agencies and advertisers to create brand experiences that take advantage of AOL’s premium content and substantial worldwide audience. Burns is also responsible for scaling AOL’s advertising products and third-party publisher network, Advertising.com, and ensuring AOL offers advertisers unique consumer insights to help them better understand how consumers engage with their businesses.
With more than a decade’s experience launching and leading several businesses to success, AOL appointed Burns as head of its European Sales in July 2009, reporting to Jeff Levick, President, Global Advertising and Strategy. She was previously Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, of AOL’s social media company, Bebo.
Burns joined Bebo in July 2008. Prior to that she was Managing Director of Dailymotion UK, where she was responsible for growing its audience, building an advertising sales operation and creating commercial partnerships. In 2001, Burns joined Google as Director, UK, Ireland and Benelux, notably as its first employee outside the U.S., where she helped lead Google from infancy to strong international success. Her online and media credentials also include senior revenue positions at Altavista and Doubleclick, as well as Ziff Davis/Yahoo and News International.
Burns is a regular guest across Europe at key speaker platforms discussing topics spanning current and future trends in the media, marketing and advertising landscape.
Kate lives in Tunbridge Wells Kent, with her husband Steve, two young children Josie and Logan. She’s a keen horse-rider and enthusiastic part time property developer.
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