Ann Arbor, Michigan-based AdAdapted has appointed Matthew Kates as the SVP of marketing.
Kates will scale the marketing organization to ensure both short and long-term growth for AdAdapted through messaging, communications and product innovation.
A consumer goods industry veteran of about 25 years, Kates brings a diverse history with experience in brand management, media, promotion and loyalty. Kates’ career has equipped him to understand CPG brands, retailers and agency partners and communicate how AdAdapted can improve their ad tech marketing strategies and financial results.
“Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the SVP of marketing position,” said Molly McFarland, co-founder and CRO.
“As we continue to grow, we aim to innovate to create an even stronger solution for CPGs and retailers. Matt joining the team represents our continued commitment to strategically invest in the company’s future and provide the most innovative solutions to our customers.”
Prior to joining AdAdapted, Kates served in senior level marketing positions where he played a key role in developing innovative solutions that blend creativity and technology resulting in organizational and individual product growth. Most recently, he was the SVP of marketing and strategy for Clarus Commerce.
At Clarus Commerce Kates oversaw the strategic planning, concept development, program design and analytics of the company’s various platforms to create optimal loyalty and promotion programs.
“AdAdapted has a powerful and differentiated marketing solution that delivers valuable results to its CPG brands, agencies and retailers,” Kates said. “I look forward to spearheading continued growth for the company and in turn helping customers increase consumer purchase intent.”
AdAdapted saw growth in 2022 and created the SVP of marketing position to continue that growth into the future. In this role, Kates will report to McFarland. He will be responsible for leading the marketing team and scaling the organization through marketing technology, content and product innovation.
To learn more about AdAdapted, visit adadapted.com.