SOURCE: Dachis Group

Dachis Group

April 04, 2012 10:00 ET

Dachis Group Names Andrew Gasper as General Counsel

Executive Brings Over 15 Years of Experience, Including Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, and Intellectual Property Law, to the Growing Management Team

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 4, 2012) - Dachis Group, the world's leading social software and solutions firm, today announced the appointment of Andrew Gasper as General Counsel, effective April 16. Gasper joins the Dachis Group management team with over 15 years of legal experience.

"The hiring of an in-house General Counsel is a consequence of our growth and strategic initiatives," said Jeffrey Dachis, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Dachis Group. "Andrew brings a unique skill set to Dachis Group, with broad experience in corporate, mergers & acquisitions, securities, and intellectual property law. We are excited about adding him to our management team and look forward to leveraging his experience and leadership in expanding our footprint."

"Dachis Group is a recognized industry leader in Social Business, and they have generated impressive growth over the past four years," said Gasper. "This is a very exciting time for both the company and industry. I'm thrilled to be working with Jeff and his innovative Dachis Group team, as well as with investors as respected as Austin Ventures, to lend guidance as the company continues to scale to meet the rising demand for its unique SaaS social analytics and social marketing services."

Gasper joins Dachis Group from The Topps Company where he served as Vice President -- General Counsel, and oversaw all of the company's global legal matters. Gasper became General Counsel of Topps in 2006 when it was a publicly traded company, helped lead Topps through its sale to The Tornante Company and Madison Dearborn Partners in 2007, and has been involved in Topps' continued strategic growth as a privately-held company for the past four years. Prior to joining Topps, Gasper was a mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance lawyer in the New York office of King & Spalding, an international law firm, for approximately eight years. He also held the position of Director of Business Affairs & Associate General Counsel at Razorfish, the world's leading digital marketing solutions firm, where he previously worked with Jeffrey Dachis, Dachis Group CEO and Razorfish Co-Founder, former CEO, and former Chairman. Gasper has a degree in mathematics and economics from Lafayette College and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Gasper is part of Dachis Group's growing team of 250 professionals in a network of global offices around the world serving a client base in North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

About Dachis Group

Dachis Group is the world's leading social software and solutions firm.

Dachis Group designs, develops, manages, and measures the Social Business performance for the world's leading brands. Through a combination of Dachis Group's proprietary big data social analytics, SaaS based social intelligence data services, and the world's leading Social Business solutions group.

More than lightweight social broadcast point solutions or commodity social content management systems, Dachis Group helps the world's leading brands by providing the data, insights, and action programs to deliver powerful social engagement at scale.

The company serves over 50% of Fortune 500 brands worldwide including clients Disney, Discover Financial Services, Estée Lauder, Hewlett Packard, IHG, Kodak, Nestlé, Nokia, and Target with a global network of offices employing over 250 professionals around the world.

Each day, the Dachis Group platform monitors 10 billion social behaviors and well in excess of 50 million social signals, including but not limited to comments, posts, tweets, mentions and replies.

Dachis Group's "big data" social analytics platform tracks, monitors and helps manage conversations across 30,000 brands, 100 million social accounts and a combined audience size of 5.2 billion followers, fans and subscribers from 233 countries across dozens social platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, Google+, Pinterest, Renren, Twitpic, Foursquare, MySpace, as well as blogs, wikis, forums, BBS, message boards, websites, and thousands of other sources.

Dachis Group Social Software and Solutions

Social Performance Monitor -- As the indispensable core of every social marketer's arsenal and built on top of Dachis Group's "big data" social analytics platform, Dachis Group's Social Performance Monitor is the most powerful brand-based social performance measurement, insights, and optimization solution for measuring social media's impact on brand performance.

Advocate Insight -- The world's largest and most powerful brands have large numbers of passionate advocates. How do you identify them? Dachis Group's Advocate Insight offers advanced advocate identification and management features and the ability to isolate advocates based on geography, brand, platform, and affinity to specific social accounts of the brand. Advocate Insight then offers analytic tools for analyzing the advocate's impact and the tracking of the brand's engagement with advocates.

Social Business Index -- Dachis Group develops and maintains the Social Business Index, providing ongoing real-time ranking, analysis, and benchmarking of Social Business performance for over 25,000 companies and over 30,000 brands tracking their conversations and activity across a social business graph of 100 million social accounts and 233 countries.

Dachis Group designs, develops, manages, and measures global social engagement programs through its customer facing Performance Brand Marketing programs and employee and enterprise facing Connected Company offerings. From social strategy, listening, community, collaboration to advocacy, Dachis Group delivers engagement at scale for its global clients.

As one of the largest Facebook® Preferred Developer Consultants, through Dachis Group and subsidiaries, Dachis Group has launched hundreds of custom Facebook® applications, tabs, and Facebook® connect integrations for global clients on the world's largest and fastest growing social network and manages the Facebook® presences for many of the world's leading brands.

Dachis Group hosts an ongoing series of annual Social Business Summits around the globe, exploring the most current ideas in Social Business thought leadership, fostering ongoing dialog among participants, and engaging other Social Business practitioners in real-time, in-person, day-long events.

Dachis Group also operates and manages the Social Business Council, the largest peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing community for active Social Business practitioners.

To learn more, register for the Social Business Index, a free service built on Dachis Group's social analytics platform, and sign up for a 1:1 tour of Advocate Insight and Social Performance Monitor at http://social.dachisgroup.com/tour.

Find out how Dachis Group can help your business, contact inquiries@dachisgroup.com.

We are hiring. Dachis Group is always looking for talented professionals to join our team. Contact opportunities@dachisgroup.com.

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