A senior leader with nearly 20 years of experience in media, product, consumer, and ad sales research, Mata re-joins Warner Bros. from Apple, where she served as Head of Insights-West for iAd. There, she spearheaded all West Coast insights efforts and designed innovative, customized research solutions in support of sales, product and marketing initiatives. Previously, she held multiple roles at Yahoo!, her latest being Senior Manager, Product Insights for Mobile and Emerging Technology, executing critical marketplace analysis and research on consumer behavior and competitive intelligence to inform product development and mobile strategy. Mata was previously in research roles at Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
A global Consumer Insights and Strategy Leader with 20-years experience working on some the world's largest brands, Tania Missad joins Warner Bros. Media Research and Insights from Mattel, Inc. where she served in multiple roles, most recently as Senior Director, Global Consumer Insights for Mattel, Inc. It is there that she and her team led all research related to the core Girls and Wheels portfolio which included Barbie, American Girl, Hot Wheels, and licensed DC products including the new hit franchise DC Superhero Girls. She recently led all strategic insights related to the Barbie turn-around, including Barbie's expanded diversity and new body types, and was interviewed by multiple publications related to these initiatives, including Time, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Prior to Mattel, she held multiple positions at Johnson & Johnson, Neutrogena and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and began her career at the global research agency TNS, working primarily on P&G brands such as Olay, Tide, Pantene and Turner’s Cartoon Network, with a focus on global, Latin American and US Hispanic consumers.