The League, a European industry network providing global insights, strategies and creative solutions for family brands, today announced the appointment of Davide Galante as International Business Development Director. The hire of the former RCS Mediagroup and Google executive comes after a busy quarter for The League's five current agencies, which include Kids Industries (UK), Com des Enfants(France), KB&B (Germany), Kulta (Italy) and The Modern Kids & Family (Spain).
Prior to founding his own company, World FunkPicture, where he provided clients such as UEFA, DHL and Volkswagen with a roadmap for business growth using data, analytics, AI, content, martech and adtech, Galante was a director at RCS Mediagroup, an international multimedia publishing group based in Italy. There he was responsible for all omnichannel marketing services for children and families for brands such as Corrieredella Sera, Sfera Editore, Io e il mio bambino, Quimamme.it and Style Piccoli.
Galante brings a wealth of strategic and tactical knowledge to The League. His skills and experience from his seven years at Google alone will be invaluable. From Online Agency Channel Lead (Italy), where he won a Google Platinum Award for onboarding 2000 new partners and doubling revenue in just two years, to Online MediaManager (Southern Europe), to Sales Operations Regional Agency Lead (Northern and Central Europe).
Rolf Kosakowski, CEO and co-founder of KB&B, commented on the appointment, "We are very excited to have Davide join The League! His background in the family business is impressive, as is his data-driven approach to marketing and insights. With an extensive client network and broad experience in pan-European business development, he is the ideal person to develop and grow our network of highly specialized agencies."
Of joining the company, Galante added, "I am very excited to be working with such a fantastic and focused group of agencies at The League! I will be using my extensive experience in the family market to build the brand. There's a lot of brand work out there and our portfolio is already incredibly strong - we're currently working with companies like McDonalds, LEGO GROUP, Amazon Kids+, Sony Music and many others, so we're in a great position to expand into new markets."