Leading entertainment ad sales house Venatus Media has opened a New York office, following the hire of Patrick Benad as Vice President of sales, US. The new office is Venatus Media’s first in the United States.

The expansion into New York follows an exciting period of growth for Venatus, which saw the launch of new offices in Seoul, Sydney and Paris.

Benad brings a decade of immersive marketing, specialising in gaming-technology such as VR/AR/MR. Prior to joining Venatus, Patrick held senior roles at Jaunt XR, CBS Interactive and Future Publishing.

‘Opening an office in New York City is an exciting step for Venatus Media,’ said Rob Gay, CEO, and co-founder of Venatus Media. ‘We work with some of the biggest global brands and publishers, so tapping into the American market felt like a natural next step. We look forward to bringing our premium entertainment inventory to this thriving market.’