Media6Degrees Separates Tom Phillips from Google

Former Google Search & Analytics head Tom Phillips, who orchestrated the integration of DoubleClick into Google, will now try to orchestrate the growth of Media6Degrees, which supplies online-advertising technology that delivers targeted, customized and scalable audiences based on social connections, as he was named CEO.

Former CEO Joe Doran will remain an advisor to the board of directors and continue to develop new business opportunities for the company.

Prior to Google, Phillips was CEO of, which he sold to Google and eBay. He also led the teams that developed,,, and at Starwave and co-founded Spy magazine.

Phillips said:

Media6Degrees is poised to dramatically alter the profile of online advertising. While search marketing has plateaued and standard display becomes increasingly commoditized, the use of social data is the new frontier. Media6Degrees has developed a singular ability to identify the connections that predict the most targeted and productive audiences for marketers. This is a rare opportunity to transform an industry, and I’m fortunate to join an immensely talented, innovative and motivated team. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.