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Michael Kruse appointed to Board of YOC AG

YOC appoints second board member to strengthen its management team and to drive forward strategic reorientation.

Berlin, 8 December 2014 – YOC, Europe’s leading mobile advertising player, has today announced the appointment of Michael Kruse as a valuable addition to the Board. Michael Kruse will take charge of Sales, Operations and Technology as of 1 January 2015.

Following successful restructuring and strategic reorientation, Michael Kruse, a programmatic expert, will join the Board of YOC AG chaired by its founder Dirk Kraus. Michael Kruse will be responsible for the further development of our Mobile Advertising core business and the strategic direction of our programmatic unit, managing all related product and service developments. Dirk Kraus will remain in charge of Strategy, Corporate Finance, HR, Marketing and Public and Investor Relations.

Michael Kruse was former Managing Director of belboon, a former subsidiary of YOC. He has proven himself as an expert in leading and developing digital advertising companies based on his experience as managing director of the ad:C Media performance agency and Country Manager at the Commission Junction affiliate network. 

“We are delighted to see YOC’s Board joined by a person of recognised standing and professional experience. We are convinced that Michael Kruse and his sound expertise will provide excellent support to our digital advertising business”, explained Dr Nikolaus Breuel, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of YOC AG. 

Michael Kruse: “I am looking very much forward to taking on new challenges as a new member of the Board of YOC. Mobile Advertising is the fastest growing sector in the digital advertising market with rapidly developing new technologies. I am pleased to join Dirk Kraus in positioning YOC as the market leader in the mobile programmatic segment and driving forward technological developments.

About YOC 

YOC is a pioneer and innovation leader in mobile advertising and is the leading independent provider of premium mobile inventory in Europe today. With a portfolio of over 300 carefully selected international publishers such as N24, TheSun, Eurosport, Krone, Elle, Runtastic and Publico, YOC offers technology-driven advertising solutions. YOC reaches at least 25 per cent of mobile Internet users in each European market. With its own SDK infrastructure, long-standing expertise and individual consulting, YOC is the ideal partner for publishers. YOC Audience Targeting offers a precise way to address target groups for branding and performance goals. International top brands such as Microsoft, Vodafone, Dior, IBM, Ikea, Coca-Cola, Nokia, Google und Samsung value the innovative power of the company in a highly dynamic mobile advertising market. In 2012, YOC was awarded the Cannes Lions Mobile Gold Award for its YOC Mystery Ad format. YOC has been listed at the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2006 and employs 70 people at offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, London, Madrid, Paris and Vienna. Find out more at


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