Head of Ad Solutions
Sean Moran is Head of Ad Solutions at Viacom, overseeing all advertising and marketing sales for some of the biggest entertainment brands in the world, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, CMT, TV Land, VH1, Awesomeness and Pluto TV.
Mr. Moran leads the Viacom Ad Solutions team that develops innovative, data-driven creative solutions for advertisers across all platforms, from linear television, digital and social video to branded programming, influencer marketing, shopper marketing and live events. A pioneer in advanced advertising solutions, Viacom – led by Mr. Moran and his team – uses Vantage, its leading data engine, to help advertisers understand their audiences and how to reach them through best-in-class audience insights, predictive modeling, continual optimization and measurement. Under Mr. Moran’s guidance, Viacom was a founding member of OpenAP, the industry’s first open platform for cross-publisher advanced audience targeting and independent measurement.
Mr. Moran also oversees Viacom Velocity, the company’s full-service creative studio, which seamlessly integrates brands into the cultural conversation with custom content across all of Viacom’s platforms and experiences.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Moran’s ability to connect with partners and audiences alike has led him to develop and maintain deep, successful relationships with the world’s leading brands and advertising agencies. During his time at Viacom, Mr. Moran has held a number of leadership roles within the sales organization, including at MTV and VH1. He began his career in television advertising sales with Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. as a Sales Service Executive in the Turner Sports division.
Mr. Moran is a board member of the Ad Council, Video Advertising Bureau (VAB), American Advertising Federation (AAF), and sits on the advisory board of Fiver Children’s Foundation, a comprehensive youth development organization that empowers children from underserved communities. He’s been honored with notable industry accolades, including recognition on the “Adweek 50” list in 2017 for “Most Innovative Marketing Pioneers” and in 2018 for “Most Indispensable Media, Marketing & Tech Players.” A former professional basketball player in the Welsh and Portuguese leagues, Mr. Moran has also served as a board member of Peace Players International (PPI) since 2006.
A graduate of Brown University, Mr. Moran resides in Rumson, New Jersey with his wife, Marion, and their four sons.