"We were blessed to get Petra Vorsteher, Co-Founder and VP of Smaato for today’s Female Friday feature. Petra has had an extremely distinguished career in mobile marketing, and was central to making Smaato one of the biggest players in the mobile advertising industry.
How did you get involved with mobile, and with Smaato?
5 years ago, I co-founded Smaato because we realized that mobile phones are the future of computing. Unfortunately users couldn’t utilize the true potential of mobile devices because there was a serious lack of software especially designed for smartphones back then. But as former CTO of Microsoft Nathan Myhrvold says “Software is a Gas, it expands to fill its Container“. The technological capabilities of the container evolved dramatically and it was only a matter of time, until smart developers started to build amazing applications for a steadily growing international audience on mobile phones.
Smaato was one of the first companies that gained significant experiences and traction in delivering highly targeted advertisement within applications. Smaato helps publishers and developers to overcome the massive regional and technological fragmentation in serving ads to all major platforms (iPhone, Android, Java ME (incl. Blackberry), Symbian S60, Windows Phone) in more than 220 countries.
Today Smaato provides the leading full service solution for monetizing mobile properties, such as mobile websites and applications. Over 6,000 developers and publishers are utilizing Smaato’s ad optimization engine, which analyzes each single ad request automatically and fetches the best performing advertisements of 40+ ad networks in real time. It’s never been more convenient to make money on mobile phones.
We work globally serving ads locally (...)."
Read entire interview at GoMo News here.