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TubeMogul is Software for Digital Branding
By integrating the ability to buy video inventory in real-time across all devices, in multiple formats on one platform with ad serving, targeting, optimization and brand measurement, TubeMogul simplifies the delivery of video ads and maximizes the impact of every dollar spent. The world’s largest brands and agencies centralize their digital video advertising on TubeMogul’s platform because it enables them to make data-driven decisions that lead to better brand results.
With a singular focus on the buy-side, TubeMogul only partners with premium and transparent inventory sources including direct publishers and private networks. Advertisers only pay when someone chooses to watch their video and we offer 100% transparency which means our customers know exactly which sites their ads are running on, how their ads are performing, if the ads are actually being seen and who is watching.
Founded in 2006, TubeMogul is based in Emeryville, CA with offices in New York, London, Chicago, Detroit, Austin, Los Angeles, Sydney, Singapore and Toronto.
TubeMogul Puts Brands & Agencies in Control
Brands, agencies and trading desks use TubeMogul’s platform to manage global digital video campaigns. As an industry-leading demand-side-platform (DSP), we're squarely positioned on the buy-side and continue to build our technology stack to best serve the needs of brand advertisers.
The TubeMogul value proposition includes: global access to inventory, 100% buy-side focused, complete performance and economic transparency, creative services, full-service & client training programs and more.
TubeMogul's integrated product stack includes:
BrandAccess: Automate Direct Buys
By enabling large brands and agencies the ability to consolidate private inventory onto the TubeMogul platform, clients gain access to integrated planning, buying and reporting for their entire video buy. With BrandAccess, clients benefit from streamlined workflow, maximized on-target audience delivery, cross-buy frequency management, the ability to optimize dynamically across entire video buys and viewability reporting across all video inventory sources. More
BrandPoint: Plan, Buy & Measure Digital GRPs and On-Target CPMs
Not only is BrandPoint the simplest way to plan, buy and measure digital GRPs, but advertisers can now buy inventory based on on-target CPMs and receive Nielsen-verified reporting in real-time. By mirroring broadcast buying practices – such as the ability to target by age, gender and desired GRPs – advertisers can execute digital video campaigns in a comparable way to television. More
BrandSafe: Multi-Layer Approach to Protect Brand Equity
For any video campaign running through the TubeMogul platform, brand safety is a top priority. BrandSafe is our multi-layered approach to protect brand equity and includes manual screening and categorizing of websites combined with industry-leading technology to assess page and placement level content. More
BrandSights: Integrated Brand Measurement Survey Tool
Gather insights and drive impact in real-time. In the same way video campaigns are set up and managed on our platform, TubeMogul’s BrandSights enables clients to easily create, target and launch customized surveys to measure brand awareness, favorability, purchase intent and more. Real-time results generate actionable insights that give brand marketers a better understanding of their consumers in order to make smarter media decisions. More
Programmatic TV (PTV): The industry's First Automated TV Buying Software
Not only does programmatic TV extend digital performance targeting and reporting insights to television advertising, but it enables holistic planning across every screen and provides brand advertisers more flexibility to shift ad dollars and optimize on reach and frequency regardless of where a viewer is watching. More
Viewability Audit: Find Out if Your Ads Are Being Seen
TubeMogul’s Video Viewability Audit allows marketers to maximize brand visibility and ensure high-quality ad placements. The free audit is available on any pre-roll campaign – even on inventory not purchased through TubeMogul – and is not specific to any one exchange, network or marketplace. More
Scaling a digital video campaign is too complex today - there's a jumble of middlemen and a lack of transparency and accountability. So we've set out to reinvent how video advertising works and make it simple, effective and safe. At TubeMogul, we build solutions that put large, sophisticated, brand safe campaigns at marketers' fingertips in just minutes and we are looking for talented people to help us do it even better.
Our culture enables us to maintain a blistering pace of innovation. You won't find any egos or BS here. A rapidly growing team, constant innovation and ruthless focus keeps our team thriving. Not to mention we foster an environment where making mistakes is okay - it's natural when you're defining the cutting edge.
Enjoy the Scenery
We believe your life here should be as satisfying as your work. Whether you are coding in the Zen room or having a drink at our in-house bar, we want to make sure you're happy and healthy - so we give our employees tons of benefits and perks (both traditional and unconventional).
Here are just a few:
Brett Wilson, Co-founder and CEO
Brett leads the strategic direction for TubeMogul. Under his leadership TubeMogul has grown revenues over 300% annually since inception and attracted world class board members, investors and employees. He is a serial entrepreneur and has created shareholder and customer value through multiple companies. In the late 90's, Brett started an ecommerce company called YouCanSave.com which he built to $70 million in revenue and sold to HIG Capital. In 2001, the company was honored with the San Francisco Times Hot Technology Award and as one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Ecommerce Companies in the World by NextCard. Brett also founded Mariner Marketing - a digital marketing agency that became the digital agency of record for several brands including Church & Dwight and Orange Glo International. Additionally, Brett spent three years as a technology consultant at Accenture leading system implementations for Fortune 100 clients including Adecco, Republic Industries and Caesar's World International. Brett is a recognized thought leader in the digital video advertising industry and speaks regularly at conferences including OMMA, AdTech and StreamingMedia. Brett received his MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. It was at UC Berkeley that he and John Hughes started TubeMogul and won the Berkeley Business Plan Competition in 2007. Brett is married and has three beautiful children.
John Hughes, Co-founder and President of Products
John is the technical lead and product visionary for TubeMogul. While at Haas with Brett, John envisioned and created the online video promotion platform that eventually became OneLoad.com, a service with over 300,000 users. John is also responsible for architecting and building the world's first video demand-side platform (DSP), TubeMogul PlayTime. At last count, the application scans over four billion ad opportunities per day and selects only the most relevant brand impressions. The PlayTime platform is widely regarded as a gold standard for video DSPs. John holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a BS from Penn State University. Prior to TubeMogul, John held product management positions at Adobe Systems and Gateway Inc. Offline John is an avid woodworker and gardener. When he isn't building technology for TubeMogul, you can find him in his back yard building tree-houses and zip-lines with his two rambunctious little boys.
Jason Lopatecki, Chief Strategy Officer
Jason co-founded Illumenix, a first-to-market video analytics startup that measures in-player audience engagement. At Illumenix, Jason grew the business from a concept to a successful product launch and an early leader in the video analytics market. Prior to Illumenix, Jason was an early member of IPTV/Communications startup Calix Networks. At Calix Networks, Jason helped lead the development of multiple successful products, from inception to marketplace. Jason has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science from UC Berkeley.
Adam Rose, Chief Technology Officer
Adam co-founded Illumenix with a vision for providing detailed insight into online video, of which the future was clear: all video delivery will be done using IP and the Internet. Adam's prior experience includes system architecture and engineering management in the development of network equipment and infrastructure, at both Calix Networks and Ciena Systems. Prior to that, he was a systems integration lead for the Canadian robotic arm that was used to build the International Space Station. Adam has a degree in Computer Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada, and hails from Toronto, eh!
Paul Joachim, CFO/COO
At TubeMogul, Paul's responsibility is simple: accelerate TubeMogul's revenue growth worldwide. Paul brings decades of experience in digital advertising, sales leadership and technology. Most recently, he was SVP and Managing Director, Americas, at Vibrant Media where he grew the sales organization and helped drive Vibrant's revenue to over $100 million. Prior to Vibrant, Paul was a Managing Director with investment banking firm Jefferies Broadview. Over 10 years as an M&A advisor he contributed to successfully closing over 40 mergers and acquisitions, primarily in the digital media sector. An engineer by training, Paul began his career in sales with IBM receiving IBM's widely emulated sales training and selling IBM's full range of products and services to enterprise clients.
Chip Scovic, Chief Revenue Officer
Chip’s mission at TubeMogul is simple: continue the company’s rapid revenue growth worldwide and expand the footprint of its programmatic brand marketing platform among the world’s top brands. Prior to TubeMogul, Chip ran Google’s media platforms business for brands and independent agencies, as well as the company’s programmatic buying strategy for brand advertisers. He came to Google via the Teracent acquisition. Prior to Teracent, Chip ran Yahoo! video ad sales and was responsible for launching and managing the Yahoo! Smart Ads retail business. Before his career in digital media, Chip was a criminal prosecutor and practiced law in the State of Delaware. Chip is an avid golfer, traveler, political junkie and is not afraid to admit that he watches too much reality TV.
Max Mead, SVP of Business Development
Max leads TubeMogul's business development and partnership efforts and plays a key role in developing and introducing new product offerings to the marketplace. Max has an extensive background in media, strategy, finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining TubeMogul, he served as Vice President of Business Development and Analytics for PointRoll, a leading provider of rich media advertising solutions. Previously, Max spent seven years with CNET Networks as Vice President of Corporate Development. At CNET, Max led the corporate acquisition team and later was in charge of finance, business development, search marketing and content syndication for the company's largest business unit. Max has also been an entrepreneur and worked as COO of the successful independent television production Building Green. Earlier in his career, Max worked at Broadview International, a boutique technology mergers and acquisitions advisory firm, and as a CPA at KPMG. Max completed his undergraduate studies at UC Santa Barbara and Peking University and attended a semester at the Haas School of Business between technology M&A pursuits.
Keith Eadie, VP Marketing
Keith leads the marketing team at TubeMogul and is responsible for driving awareness of TubeMogul's media buying platform for video advertising among media agencies and brand marketers. Keith joined TubeMogul from The Boston Consulting Group, where he specialized in developing marketing strategies for technology and digital media firms. Prior to BCG, Keith worked with TubeMogul in its infancy at UC Berkeley and collaborated with the founders to develop the initial business plan and marketing tactics. Keith began his career at HSBC as a portfolio manager responsible for U.S. and global technology funds. Keith received his MBA from UC Berkeley.
Mark Slippy, VP Human Resources
Mark has over 20 years of experience in Human Resource management, including work in early stage startups and growth-oriented companies like QuadraMed, Bidcom, Wink Communications, GMAC’s Homecomings and Clairmail. Mark has led the Human Resource effort at the senior executive level since 1996 and brings an HR tool set focused on supporting growth, rewarding innovation and maximizing the potential of every employee. Mark's commitment to creating a "great place to work" has been central to his HR strategy in the past, and he brings that same focus to TubeMogul. Just prior to TubeMogul, Mark served as the VP of Human Resources for Clairmail, Inc (banking software for mobile devices), where he helped grow the company from 60 employees to over 200 and, as part of the management team, supported the company's rise to the leader in their market space. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis and a Masters in Organization Development from the California School of Professional Psychology.
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I have been working at TubeMogulPros
- Flat org structure which means that you have great access to the Executive team and that your ideas are heard
- Amazing product and really innovative engineering and product teams
- Lots of opportunities for career advancement, both vertically and laterally
- Global company so you get to interact with a lot of different people when they are in HQ
- Great open and transparent culture
- After hours dinners!Cons
- Very much an accountability culture which is a good and bad thing - means you really need to think about what you say you are going to do before saying it because everyone will hold you to it
- Long working hoursAdvice to ManagementAdvice
Doing a great job! Make sure as we get bigger that we don't lose the culture of transparency!RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
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Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at TubeMogul in February 2015.Interview Details
Overall it was a very good experience with the professional people. The entire process lasted about 2 weeks from the day their internal recruiter contacted me first to the onsite round. The first technical interview required you to be on a computer so you can code and architect a solution on their test servers created for the purpose of interview. The guy here was very cool and patient. Next he invited me for an onsite interview. When I reached there I had trouble finding a parking spot and the entrance. A guy who was parking his BMW in the alley offered help. He said he worked at TubeMogul and he could escort me in. Well, he turned out to be the CEO of the company - very polite and a modest guy.
Once inside I was offered tea/coffee/snacks if I liked and then I proceeded to the interviews that I was scheduled with a few people. Interviewed three different rounds of 1-1 interviews. The questions were very legitimate and relevant although not easy to crack including some questions on tricky scenarios and their resolutions. Everyone was very professional and friendly and I felt comfortable during the entire three hours process. It was a very positive experience.Interview Questions
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Write a trigger to insert a record in Table B if a record is inserted in Table A.
Configure Master-Master replication on their test servers setup.
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- Very complex scenarios and its resolution on MySQL issues with rare configurations.
TubeMogul is an enterprise software company for digital branding. By reducing complexity, improving transparency and leveraging real-time data, our platform enables advertisers to gain greater control of their digital video advertising spend and to achieve their brand advertising objectives. TubeMogul was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Emeryville, California with...
Mission: Make brand advertising as simple and accountable as paid search.
TubeMogul | Software for Digital Branding