28 April 2022
Have you met Halvard Kristiansen?
We’re pleased to introduce you to our new Managing Director Nordics, Demand & Advertising Partnerships, who joined us earlier this year to lead smartclip Nordics — together with Stephen Byrne, Managing Director Nordics, AdTech & Platform Partnerships. In this intriguing first episode of our new get to know smartclip podcast series, Halvard takes listeners on a journey through his career in the media industry.
His story starts with his early days of working in Norway as a sales representative for Aftenposten and later Schibsted. While sharing insights about his later stint in Stockholm, Halvard reveals how — and why (!) — he convinced Schibsted to create a cross-national sales department for Norway and Sweden.
Later in his career, and before joining NENT TV and then YouTube network (MCN) Splay, Halvard moved to Capetown and worked in the field of investigative journalism in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.
Do you wonder how this came about? Listen in to find out more.