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Public Relations Veteran, Mike Smith, Joins Mingle360 Advisory Board

April, 2009

Mike Smith, a tech marketing exec and vice chair of the NVTC foundation board (equal footing) joined the Mingle 360 advisory board this month to help with product launch.

Mike Smith founded Michael Smith Business Development, Inc. or MSBD in the year 2000. He has worked in the executive ranks for three of the top ten PR firms in the world: as Account Exec at Burson-Marsteller, VP of Technology at Edelman PR Worldwide and EVP/GM of Euro RSCG (Magnet Communications head of Washington Office). Mike has also been a senior public affairs executive at two of the largest trade associations in the U.S. – Public Affairs Director of National Association of Manufacturers and Executive Director of its foundation, the Manufacturing Institute; and as Associate Executive Director of the Newspaper Association of America.

"Mike brings passion and energy to the Mingle360 team," says Dan Coffing, CEO and President of Mingle360. "He will lead our public relations and help the company use social media to create a viral buzz around our MingleStick technology. Mike also has tremendous experience and personal connections within the trade show industry and will help Mingle360 penetrate this marketplace."

"Mingle360 has the right product at the right time," says Mike Smith. "Social media is exploding and the MingleStick technology enables event organizers to easily integrate social networking into their live events. The MingleStick technology has worldwide potential and we look forward to launching this product into various industries."

Mr. Smith joins an advisory team consisting of the following members:

  • David Dolton: Vice President of Health Monitor Network
  • Dr. Robert Varney: Founding CEO of Crosswalk.com
  • Rob Wiedefeld: Chairman of the Meridian Consortium
  • Paul Gernhardt: Former Director of IT for America Online
  • John Barber: Former SVP of Audience & Media at BDMetrics
  • Joe Golden: Managing Director with the McLean Group
  • Merv Greenwood: President of Eye Controls, Inc.
  • Rod Nenner: Former Director of New Business Development & Content for AOLTV
  • Jim Warren: Founder of College Connections

To read the biographies of all of Mingle360’s advisors, click here.

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