Uber appoints A/NZ sales lead to drive Uber Advertising business

Digital disruptor says it's looking to bring new advertising solutions for brands to both Uber Eats and its mobility business

Uber has officially taken the wrappers off Uber Advertising in A/NZ and appointed former LinkedIn sales lead, Michael Levine, to spearhead its development across the region.

A/NZ represents the company’s first advertising sales division outside of the US. Levine joins Uber Advertising after a 10-year tenure at LinkedIn, where he led sales teams across Australia and North America. Most recently, he held the title of head of enterprise for LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions division in A/NZ. Prior to LinkedIn, Levine worked in sales roles at nineMSN and The Guardian (UK).

As head of Uber Advertising Sales A/NZ, Levine is tasked with building a local sales team to develop relationships across core restaurant partners within the Uber Eats app. The company said he’s also supporting global efforts to provide brands with new advertising opportunities across the mobility business.

Uber’s first foray into an advertising offer was sponsored listings for restaurant partners in the Uber Eats app in 2019. Last year, this extended to in-app advertising and Uber out-of-home (OOH) opportunities to the wider market.

“A/NZ is one of the world’s most creative and dynamic advertising markets, and we are excited to be launching Uber’s suite of advanced advertising services to brands in the region,” Uber Advertising global head of ad sales, Drew Mitchell, stated. “We could not think of a better leader than Michael to step into this pivotal role. His local and international experience, coupled with his deep relationship with brands and agencies will help A/NZ brands lead the world by using Uber’s unique and fast-growing advertising network.”

For his part, Levine said it was great to be joining as a foundational member of the global advertising sales business.

“With millions of users across the region, Uber Advertising has a huge opportunity to help brands connect with a variety of target audiences. The business is perfectly placed to provide marketers with first-party targeting across location and shopping data, with closed loop attribution, and at significant scale,” he said.

“Building on the foundations of the already strong advertising offering across Uber Eats, I’m excited to also be setting up a team that will help launch new offerings across digital and out of home formats for both the delivery and mobility a to further support advertisers’ performance and branding campaigns.”

Don’t miss out on the wealth of insight and content provided by CMO A/NZ and sign up to our weekly CMO Digest newsletters and information services here.  

You can also follow CMO on Twitter: @CMOAustralia, take part in the CMO conversation on LinkedIn: CMO ANZ, follow our regular updates via CMO Australia's Linkedin company page     


Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments

Latest Videos

More Videos

More Brand Posts

What are Chris Riddell's qualifications to talk about technology? What are the awards that Chris Riddell has won? I cannot seem to find ...


Digital disruption isn’t disruption anymore: Why it’s time to refocus your business

Read more



CMO's top 10 martech stories for the week - 9 June

Read more

Great e-commerce article!

Vadim Frost

CMO’s State of CX Leadership 2022 report finds the CX striving to align to business outcomes

Read more

Are you searching something related to Lottery and Lottery App then Agnito Technologies can be a help for you Agnito comes out as a true ...


The Lottery Office CEO details journey into next-gen cross-channel campaign orchestration

Read more

Thorough testing and quality assurance are required for a bug-free Lottery Platform. I'm looking forward to dependability.

Ella Hall

The Lottery Office CEO details journey into next-gen cross-channel campaign orchestration

Read more

Blog Posts

Marketing prowess versus the enigma of the metaverse

Flash back to the classic film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Television-obsessed Mike insists on becoming the first person to be ‘sent by Wonkavision’, dematerialising on one end, pixel by pixel, and materialising in another space. His cinematic dreams are realised thanks to rash decisions as he is shrunken down to fit the digital universe, followed by a trip to the taffy puller to return to normal size.

Liz Miller

VP, Constellation Research

Why Excellent Leadership Begins with Vertical Growth

Why is it there is no shortage of leadership development materials, yet outstanding leadership is so rare? Despite having access to so many leadership principles, tools, systems and processes, why is it so hard to develop and improve as a leader?

Michael Bunting

Author, leadership expert

More than money talks in sports sponsorship

As a nation united by sport, brands are beginning to learn money alone won’t talk without aligned values and action. If recent events with major leagues and their players have shown us anything, it’s the next generation of athletes are standing by what they believe in – and they won’t let their values be superseded by money.

Simone Waugh

Managing Director, Publicis Queensland

Sign in