Icons, RockStars, & Innovators: Danielle Lee

What makes you an Icon?

Your authentic and influential leadership style that has contributed to your trailblazing career success. You have broken barriers, overcome adversity, and as a result, are a role model to many.

Danielle Lee is the Global Vice President, Partner Solutions at Spotify and an accomplished strategic marketing professional with over 15 years experience in brand building, media innovation and technology for some of the world’s most respected brands. 

As part of the executive team at Spotify, Danielle leads several lines of business including product marketing, business marketing, strategic marketing and creative solutions for advertisers and brand partners.  In her role, she is responsible for developing the go­to­market strategy and growing global revenue by developing high impact content and digital ad experiences. 

Prior to Spotify, Danielle spent two years at Vevo and served as the Global Vice President, Commercial Marketing.  Her team was responsible for building compelling sales narratives and developing the positioning and go­to­market strategy for all Vevo programs, core video products and tentpoles. Danielle also spent seven years at AT&T and served as the Vice President of Product Marketing and Innovation at AT&T AdWorks.  She was responsible for developing new online, mobile and TV advertising solutions, defining the go­to­market strategy and growing the multi­screen ad business.  Danielle also spent three years at Showtime Networks where she directed new products marketing and advertising for the premium cable network, and was instrumental in building awareness and tune­in to Showtime’s award­winning original series like Weeds, Dexter, Fat Actress and The L Word. 

Danielle was named one of Adweek’s Top 50 most indispensable executives in Marketing, Media and Technology in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and she is a three­time honoree of the  Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising by Business Insider.  Danielle also serves on the IAB Digital Video Center of Excellence board, acts as a executive mentor as part of Cannes Lions’ See It Be It initiative and is an Executive Member of She Runs It.

Danielle holds an MBA in Marketing and Media Management from Columbia Business School and a

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University. She currently resides in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband and their two children. 

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The ACNY Foundation is proud to recognize outstanding industry professionals, during our 3rd Annual Black History Month recognition series titled, “Icons, Rock Stars & Innovators”.

It is our way of shining the spotlight on exemplary talent, integral to the evolution and growth of the advertising industry. Each day during Black History Month we profile a selected “Icon, Rock Star & Innovator” across all our digital platforms. In addition, our partnership The Gradient & Mixed Company podcast, allows for our programming to further extend throughout the industry; introducing and promoting these luminaries to new audiences. Follow the series on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn!

Meet our illustrious lineup of “Icons, Rockstars, & Innovators” on February 26, 2020. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/31q13Pc

Take a peek at last year’s event.

P.S. Check out our other content from previous years

2019 – Online Exhibition

2019 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators

2018 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators


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