The Bing Ads Search Sales and Service team continues to build momentum following our recent Yahoo partnership extension. On the heels of Rob Wilk joining the team as the new North America Vice President of Premium Search Sales, we are thrilled to announce that Axel Steinman will join us as the International Vice President of Search Sales.
Axel has 27 years of experience in the online and technology industry, spending the last nine years expanding Microsoft’s digital advertising and consumer online businesses. Prior to this role, Axel was responsible for growing the revenue and market share of display, search, ad networks and emerging assets for Microsoft’s customer portfolio across Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe as the Advertising & Online VP for Emerging Markets.
Axel is recruiting an International Search Sales and Services organization that complements the strong mid-market team we have in place today, as well as the North America team Rob is hiring. Axel’s deep international sales expertise will enable us to deliver the outstanding sales and service experiences that Bing Ads customers expect.
We are committed to making this a smooth and productive transition for our customers, and will share additional details in the coming weeks. We look forward to serving you!
Today, I’m excited to announce a renewed search alliance with Yahoo. The agreement opens up significant opportunities in our partnership, enabling both partners to improve the search experience, create value for advertisers, and establish ongoing stability for partners.
You can learn more about it here.
I want to thank Marissa Mayer and her team for working closely with us over the past few months to rejuvenate our partnership. Search has, and will continue to be, an incredibly important part of Microsoft, and this new partnership represents a major step forward.