If there’s anyone most like the fire emoji at Intermarkets, it’s Erik Requidan, VP of Sales and Programmatic Strategy. Not only does Erik have an infectious personality, he is also a trailblazer in the industry. It’s no surprise, then, that he was recently named to DC Inno’s 50 on Fire in the Marketing & Advertising category.

“Erik’s passion for the industry and what he does is contagious,” said Stephanie Snow, VP of Ad Ops. “He has the ability to ignite that passion in others and positive results always follow. It is an absolute pleasure to work with him.”

Erik joined Intermarkets in 2013 as Assistant Director of Sales and quickly advanced within the company. He is actively affiliated with many exchange advisory councils and serves as a strategic advisor to several top ad tech companies, helping them to improve their tech for both buyers and publishers. Erik came to Intermarkets with a history of successfully building media companies’ digital businesses and has continued that streak at Intermarkets. With his finger on the pulse of the latest programmatic techniques, Erik has helped advertisers tap into the Intermarkets Portfolio audience — close to 1 billion page views and reach more than 50 million unique visitors every month. 

“Erik has been instrumental to our efforts to fully embrace programmatic advertising monetization and stay at the forefront of this emerging space,” said Mike Loy, COO. “He has worked to develop our staff so we are consistently being called upon to test new technologies and techniques by our partners. Erik’s has also helped strengthen the DC-Northern Virginia ad community by bringing thought leaders together to discuss emerging trends, challenges and opportunities. We are proud of his efforts and this recognition is well earned.”

Erik is a true pioneer in the industry and serves as a highly effective thought leader on programmatic, ad operations, header bidding and more. Erik is up at 3 a.m. every morning to consume the day’s industry news and has the foresight to know what’s happening before it occurs. It’s a subject that truly brings him to life.

He is also the co-founder of “Programmatic Happy Hours,” intended to bring together the movers and shakers in the programmatic space. What started as a small event in summer 2016, Programmatic Happy Hours has quickly evolved — after just under 10 events in New York City and Washington, D.C., the mailing list has grown to 150 from various types of companies and typical attendance ranges from 50 to 75 happy hour goers.

Across the Intermarkets team, Erik is known as the “Guru of Programmatic” and “Shakespeare of Online Advertising.”

Way to go, Erik!

It’s been an exciting few weeks at Intermarkets! Following our recognition on the Inc. 500 | 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America, Intermarkets Vice President of Ad Operations Stephanie Snow has been named a Digiday Top Boss.

Stephanie joined Intermarkets in 2006 as Assistant Manager of Media Operations and is now the VP of Ad Operations. Before joining the Intermarkets family, Stephanie was actually a meteorologist for six years! She is a one-of-a-kind boss and truly embodies our company mantra, POETIC, which stands for positive, optimistic, enthusiastic, tenacious, innovative and committed.

Across the team, you’ll hear employees praise her innovative attitude for trying new tactics, her dedication to getting the job done (no matter how long it takes), her collaborative and fun-loving attitude and her incredible communication skills. Stephanie can be found touting her daily motto, “test, test, test,” while single handedly reminding her Ad Operations team that “nothing is impossible.”

“Stephanie is an amazing boss,” said Justin Hansen, yield manager. “She creates an environment that is fun, challenging, united and tactical. She inspires excellence through her own teachings and always strives to develop new and innovative strategies. She provides extra support whenever it’s needed, and always puts beyond 100 percent for the company. It has been great learning, helping and being part of the incredible team she has created over my four years at Intermarkets.”

This recent honor is certainly a reflection of Intermarkets’ dedication to company culture, and ensuring our employees enjoy coming into work every day. In the past 12 months alone, Intermarkets has been recognized both locally and nationally for our innovative culture, including Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces, Ad Age’s Best Places to Work, Washingtonian’s 50 Great Places to Work and DCInno Coolest Companies Award.

Congratulations, Stephanie!

Leading up to our 20th anniversary, we’re honored to be named among Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies for the eighth time!

Thanks to our valued publishers, technology partners and influential advertisers, we’ve been able to join the select group of companies called the Honor Roll, which have made the list five or more times. Fewer than 1/10 of Inc. 5000 honorees ever achieve this milestone!

“It is a tremendous honor to be included on the Inc. 5000 list for the eighth time,” said Kevin Lucido, founder and CEO of Intermarkets.

Throughout our history we’ve been a proven partner in helping publishers navigate the changing waters of advertising technology and manage the sophisticated advertiser relationships on their behalf. We continue to connect our top buyers and advertisers to consumers through our portfolio of high-quality websites.

Our portfolio of highly influential and distinguished publishers reaches:

  • 800+ million monthly page views
  • 100+ million monthly mobile views
  • 30+ million monthly unique visitors

“During a time when publishers’ ad revenues are in jeopardy, we are proven to manage and grow advertising revenues for our portfolio of publishers through our partnerships and continuous innovation in tactics. This recognition, leading up to our 20th anniversary, is a testament to our continued growth year-over-year that benefits our team, partners and customers alike,” continued Lucido.

As a proven service provider in the ever-evolving online advertising ecosystem, we look forward to delivering successes for our partners, publishers, advertisers and team for many years to come!