Horizon Media in Canada launched, Kevin Kivi named Senior VP and General Manager

Kivi joins Horizon Media Canada from MediaCom Canada where he was Senior Vice President, Business Director

NEW YORK, NY — Dec. 11, 2017 — Horizon Media, a global leader in data-driven media and marketing, announced today the official launch of Horizon Media in Canada, which officially opens its doors this month. The new Horizon Media Canada office, located in Toronto’s Liberty Village, brings Horizon Media’s distinct vision and operating model to Canada.

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Horizon Media Canada brings to Canada the scale of Horizon Media’s North American footprint along with the agency’s data-driven marketing expertise, resources and strength in the market. Horizon’s expansion further into North America also allows the agency’s existing clients to make the easy decision to extend their relationship with the agency into the Canadian market.

“The new office expands our geographic footprint to better serve and bring greater local market insights to our clients with Canadian operations,” said Vinnie O’Toole, EVP, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Horizon Media. “Horizon Media Canada also presents a new option for Canadian brands seeking a data-driven new media agency option in the Canadian market.”

The agency has appointed Kevin Kivi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Horizon Media Canada, to lead its Canadian operation, effective immediately.

Kivi has 18 years of industry experience working across clients that include Mars Wrigley Inc, Dairy Queen, Shell, Bayer, Procter & Gamble, Adidas, Kraft, General Mills, and Cadbury Schweppes. He joins Horizon Media Canada from MediaCom Canada where he was Senior Vice President, Business Director, and focused on operationalizing and commercializing client investments and attracting new talent. He has demonstrated leadership in strategic planning, insight development and problem solving and has been an advocate of client advocacy.

In his role, Kivi will partner with senior leadership at Horizon Media to grow the agency’s Canadian footprint and lead Canadian client teams to relentlessly improve every aspect of client campaign performance. Additionally, he will drive the creation of a vibrant agency culture as the office grows, and will be a member of Horizon Media’s executive board. The position will report directly to Bill Koenigsberg, President, CEO and Founder of Horizon Media.

“Horizon is an agile and data-powered organization with a reputation for being entrepreneurial and non-bureaucratic,” said Kevin Kivi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Horizon Media Canada. “I’m thrilled to bring Horizon’s unique operating model and capabilities to the Canadian market. Horizon was founded on transparency and trust, and in a world where those virtues are being called into question, I see nothing but opportunity as Horizon expands into new markets. Bill Koenigsberg is an industry visionary and has built an agency known for having successful and long tenured client relationships. I also look forward to delivering on our ‘business is personal’ promise to Canadian clients and to our people, as we grow.”

Additional new hires for Horizon Media Canada will be named in coming months.

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