Mel Liebergall Named Executive Vice President, Brand Connections; Marketing and Media Company Also Adds Vertical Leaders in Airline Partnerships and Next Gen Programming

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Brand Connections (http://www.brandconnections.com), a marketing and media company specializing in Branded Consumer Experiences™ through digital and venue-based networks, added Mel Libergall as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. The company has also restructured, adding Vertical Leaders. Billie Christie will service Airline Partnerships and Jeffrey D. Miller will focus on Next Gen. The company also has leaders in Retail and Shopper Marketing Activation, Active Outdoor/Lifestyle and Product Sampling.

Mel Liebergall Joins Brand Connections as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

“Brand Connections is continuing to grow our expertise in shopper, mobile and digital marketing arenas where Mel has deep expertise. I am pleased to have him help lead our company expansion,” says Sherry Orel, Chief Executive Officer, Brand Connections.

Brand Connections (http://www.brandconnections.com), a marketing and media company specializing in Branded Consumer Experiences™ through digital and venue-based networks, has added to its leadership team. The company has appointed Mel Liebergall as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and has named two senior leads to focus on Airline Partnerships and Next Gen vertical programming.

Mel Liebergall is a strategic sales management and business development veteran with a track record of driving growth across digital and traditional marketing disciplines. His multi-discipline expertise from digital in-store to digital out-of-home, mobile and traditional marketing amplifies Brand Connections’ strategic network offerings. In his role as EVP of Sales and Marketing, a new position at Brand Connections, he will be responsible for driving incremental growth and leading high-profile initiatives. Liebergall joins the company after working as a senior sales and strategy leader at CBS Outernet and at News America Marketing. Mel was most recently a digital media entrepreneur and a Senior Vice President at Modiv Media, a digital/mobile shopper marketing solution.

“Brand Connections is continuing to grow our expertise in shopper, mobile and digital marketing arenas where Mel has deep expertise. I am pleased to have him help lead our company expansion,” says Sherry Orel, Chief Executive Officer, Brand Connections.

Billie Christie has been promoted from within the company to Vice President, Airline Partnerships and Business Development. A new position at Brand Connections, Billie’s responsibilities direct a focused effort towards innovation with Brand Connections’ airline partners (United, American, US Airways, Delta and the European airline RyanAir), and building other partnerships for clients. Prior to joining Brand Connections, she was the head of Marketing and Brand Management at Girl Scouts of the USA, Director of Promotions for ABC/Disney Buena Vista Television and Manager of Advertising and Promotions at the National Football League.

To focus exclusively on Brand Connections’ programs aimed at Millennials, Jeffrey D. Miller has joined Brand Connections as Senior Account Director, Next Gen. Jeff, an expert in non-traditional markets including spring break and back-to-school, joins the company from Brite Promotions, where he was a Senior Account Executive. Previously, he was a Sales Director at AMP Media, a division of Alloy Entertainment and the Director of Promotions at Sitour USA.

Billie and Jeff will join Lisa Wensberg, SVP of Brand Connections’ Active Outdoor Lifestyle Network, Janell Goldbloom, SVP of Product Sampling, and Lindsey Pintar, SVP of Retail and Shopper Marketing Activation, as vertical leaders within the company.

“This new structure reflects our commitment to provide strategic opportunities through streamlined communications for our clients,” says Orel. “Each of our Vertical Leaders supports our sales staff, enabling us to provide a single point of contact for our clients, supported by vertical specialists. With their unique, focused backgrounds, our Vertical Leaders bring expertise to our clients that keep pace with emerging trends as we expand our partnership and offerings.”

Mel, Billie and Jeff are located in Brand Connections headquarters in Manhattan.

ABOUT BRAND CONNECTIONS: Brand Connections (http://www.brandconnections.com) is an independent global marketing and media company that creates Branded Consumer Experiences™ by integrating digital and venue-based product experience networks for national and global brands. Founded in 2001, Brand Connections has connected hundreds of Fortune 500 brands with more than 2 billion customers by reaching them when they are in the right frame of mind to engage with brands. Brand Connections is expert in trial-generation; tactics include product sampling and experiences, targeted out-of-home media, experiential marketing, retail activation and digital and social media integration. Brand Connections is majority owned by Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS), a leading media and communications private equity firm.

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