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Mr. Tabano

Brett Tabano

Senior Vice President of Marketing, MediaAlpha

Brett Tabano is the senior vice president of marketing and communications for MediaAlpha, a leader in programmatic platforms for native search and metasearch media. In this role, he is responsible for leading and executing all of the company's marketing and communications efforts, including: building and executing strategies that elevate the brand, provide visibility for sales and convert brand equity into revenue.

An advertising and marketing expert, Mr. Tabano brings a strong track record of strategic marketing leadership for technology-focused brands. Prior to joining the MediaAlpha team, he was the global vice president of marketing for OpenX, an independent ad exchange network for publishers and demand partners. At OpenX, he was responsible for driving the global product as well as brand and event marketing strategies.

Prior to this position, Mr. Tabano was the global vice president of product marketing and sales strategy for Videology, an advertising software company based in New York City, where he was responsible for linking business stakeholders and product teams together to craft compelling value propositions, identify competitive differentiators and successfully position existing and new products.

Additionally, Mr. Tabano has held both senior account executive and account executive positions at a variety of well-known brands including Priceline, Tribal DDB and Turner Broadcasting. He received his B.S. from New Jersey's Fairleigh Dickinson University in marketing with a concentration in advertising.

Mr. Tabano can be contacted at 310-777-7546 or brett@mediaalpha.com

Coming up in January 2019...

Mobile Technology: The Future is Now

Mobile Technology continues to advance at a relentless pace and the hotel industry continues to adapt. Hotel guests have shown a strong preference for mobile self-service - from checking-in/out at a hotel kiosk, to ordering room service, making dinner reservations, booking spa treatments, and managing laundry/dry cleaning services. And they also enjoy the convenience of paying for these services with smart phone mobile payments. In addition, some hotels have adopted a “concierge in your pocket” concept. Through a proprietary hotel app, guests can access useful information such as local entertainment venues, tourist attractions, event calendars, and medical facilities and services. In-room entertainment continues to be a key factor, as guests insist on the capacity to plug in their own mobile devices to customize their entertainment choices. Mobile technology also allows for greater marketing opportunities. For example, many hotels have adopted the use of “push notifications” - sending promotions, discounts and special event messages to guests based on their property location, purchase history, profiles, etc. Near field communication (NFC) technology is also being utilized to support applications such as opening room doors, earning loyalty points, renting a bike, accessing a rental car, and more. Finally, some hotels have adopted more futuristic technology. Robots are in use that have the ability to move between floors to deliver room service requests for all kinds of items - food, beverages, towels, toothbrushes, chargers and snacks. And infrared scanners are being used by housekeeping staff that can detect body heat within a room, alerting staff that the room is occupied and they should come back at a later time. The January Hotel Business Review will report on what some hotels are doing to maximize their opportunities in this exciting mobile technology space.