Getting2KnowU: Matthew Spano Loves People & Has Terrific Musical Taste


The people who power Viacom Ad Solutions are content entrepreneurs driven by bravery, empathy, and honesty, and committed to positive change through creativity and innovation.

Today, you’ll get to meet another one of our outstanding team members:


Name: Matthew Spano

Hometown: Hoboken, NJ

School: New Jersey City University

Role at Viacom Ad Solutions: Account Manager

Prior role: Digital CSR at Nickelodeon

Dream creator(s) to work with: Larry David, Dave Chappelle, John Mayer

Favorite thing about advertising: The people. I love the creativity involved in working with clients, but I think the great people I have worked with throughout my career really adds to the awesome experiences I have working in this business.

Most challenging aspect of the industry: I think right now it is the consumers’ need for privacy on their devices, which is altering the amount of data being collected on them.

Secret life hack: I aim to eat Mexican food at least twice per week.

Interesting fact about yourself: I only drink iced coffee, and I have no self-control when it comes to eating tortilla chips.

Best advice you’ve ever received: If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.

If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? Dire Wolf. It’s Game of Thrones season, so that’s acceptable, right?

If you had your own late night talk show, who would you invite as your first guest? Creed Bratton

If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep? Spotify, ESPN Fantasy App, and Google Maps

What are the last three emoji you used on your phone? 👌 🏠 😎

BONUS: Go-to karaoke song: Jamming by Bob Marley

Connect with Matthew on LinkedIn

Also in Getting2KnowU: Sammy Mancini, Dinah Boehle, Max Ginkel, Sam Rich, Sonja Mereu & Hina Adnan