Innovative software solutions and experienced talent to drive continued market leadership for social advertising campaign management platform

San Francisco (December 15, 2011) – Kenshoo (www.kenshoo.com), a global leader in digital marketing software, today announced accelerated product growth and key management hires forKenshoo Social.

Kenshoo Social has become the preferred social advertising software solution for many global leading brands due to its advanced functionality across campaign management, targeting, tracking and reporting. Kenshoo Social supports all Facebook ad and targeting formats and provides segmentation and cross-channel attribution automatically through the Facebook Ads API. With the ability to schedule future actions and target down to the zip code level, campaigns running through Kenshoo Social have achieved tremendous results. Recently released Kenshoo Social research highlighted a 300% improvement in conversion rates through Facebook Sponsored Stories managed through Kenshoo Social.

To hasten the growth of Kenshoo Social and provide deeper service to current customers, the company has hired Max Polisar as Kenshoo Social VP, Sales for Kenshoo Social and Chris Knoch as Kenshoo Social VP, Client Services. These leaders bring years of experience in interactive and brand marketing to Kenshoo Social.

Polisar will join Kenshoo Social from Total Immersion, where as VP, Sales, he helped evangelize the mainstream Augmented Reality market and led strategic brand and agency partnerships across all verticals including social and gaming. Before Total Immersion, Max directed business development efforts for web development and mobile marketing programs at WhittmanHart Interactive, Buongiorno Mobile Marketing Services, and Endeavor Talent Agency (now WME) respectively.

Knoch came to Kenshoo Social from Ready Financial, where he was vice president of marketing. Previously, Knoch was principal consultant and head of consulting for the Visitor Acquisition Platform at Omniture (now Adobe) and, before that, he held roles with 360i, Cingular Wireless (currently AT&T), and SearchIgnite (now Ignition One). Over the years, Chris has worked with hundreds of companies to achieve proven integrated online marketing results, with specific focus on gaining a competitive edge in tracking, analytics, and automated optimization.

“Max and Chris are great additions to the growing Kenshoo Social team,” said Sivan Metzger, general manager of Kenshoo Social. “With their unique backgrounds and proven leadership, we look forward to building on our momentum in the marketplace and partnering with the most innovative advertisers and agencies around the globe to drive deep brand engagement.”

About Kenshoo
Kenshoo is a digital marketing software company that engineers technology solutions for search marketing, social media and online advertising. Brands, agencies and marketing providers use Kenshoo Enterprise, Kenshoo Local and Kenshoo Social to direct more than $15 billion in annual customer sales revenue. The Kenshoo Universal Platform delivers automation, intelligence, integration and scale to make better marketing investments. Kenshoo powers 6 of the top 10 global hotel groups, 7 of the top 10 retailers, 7 of the top 10 telecoms, 9 of the top 10 ad agency networks, and 23 of the Fortune 50 companies. With campaigns running in more than 100 countries, Kenshoo customers include Accor, Annalect, Barnes & Noble, CareerBuilder, Facebook, Havas Digital, Hitwise, iREP, John Lewis, LendingTree, Sears, Starcom MediaVest Group, Tesco, Travelocity, Walgreens, and Zappos. Kenshoo has ten international offices and is backed by Sequoia Capital and Arts Alliance. Please visit www.Kenshoo.com for more information.

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