Former AOL-Verizon exec joins board of Boston digital ad startup ViralGains

Boston-based digital advertising startup ViralGains Inc. has named Mark Connon, a former marketing executive at AOL and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), to its board of directors.

Connon is a long-time advertising technology executive who most recently led the mobile and data strategies for the advertising group within Oath, the new digital-media subsidiary of Verizon that oversees web properties like HuffPost, Yahoo Sports and

“Mark is a fellow disruptor in the massive marketing technology space,” ViralGains CEO Tod Loofbourrow said in a prepared statement. “There are few spaces on earth where so many dollars are spent on completely the wrong things. We’re changing that fast.”

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