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AlleyWatch’s “People Who are Changing Advertising” List Features NAI Members this week listed the “15 People In NYC Who Are Changing Advertising That You Need to Know About.”  We are beaming with pride here at NAI as eight of these 15 all-stars are from NAI member companies.  

AlleyWatch notes that these are the people “who are pushing the platforms and brands and the envelope right now. Get to know who they are and be nice. These may be the investors of tomorrow who just might write that check that funds the Big Idea.”  You can read the story here.

Congratulations to the following thought leaders on the list who represent NAI member companies (click names to read about each of these leaders on

Joe Apprendi, Co-Founder and CEO, Collective, Inc. 

Eric Franchi, Co-founder and Chief Evangelist, Undertone 

Sloan Gaon, CEO, PulsePoint 

Brian O’Kelley, Co-founder and CEO, AppNexus 

Andy Monfried, Founder and CEO, Lotame

Erika Nardini, CMO, AOL Advertising 

Evan Simeone, VP Engineering, PubMatic 

Joe Zawadzki, CEO, MediaMath

We always say that it is our members who set NAI apart from other organizations in the online advertising space.  The AlleyWatch list is further proof that our member ad tech providers are playing a critical and leadership role in the digital advertising ecosystem.  

Do you want to join these trend-setters as an NAI member?  Become an NAI member today!

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