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March 05, 2015 08:00 ET

Marin Software and SMX West Announce 2015 Biggest Search Geek Winners

Jim Vaillancourt Named Grand Prize Winner in 7th Annual Contest

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 5, 2015) - Marin Software (NYSE: MRIN), provider of a leading cross-channel performance advertising cloud, and Third Door Media, the conference producer behind SMX West, today announced the winners of the 7th annual SMX Biggest Search Geek Contest. The SEM quiz challenges the world's brightest search marketers to prove their expertise for a chance to win a flight and hotel accommodations for two to SMX West in San Jose, Calif.

Jim Vaillancourt, paid media manager at Ovative Group, outscored more than 3,500 contestants from around the world to be named this year's Grand Prize and North American Regional Winner. Marin Software recognized Vaillancourt on stage at SMX West on March 4, 2015. Timothy Byrne was named European Regional Winner, while Albert Mai was named Australian Regional Winner.

In addition to a fully-paid trip to SMX West, Grand Prize winner Vaillancourt will also receive his choice of a PlayStation 4, XBOX One, or Apple iPad Mini 3. As regional winners, Byrne and Mai will receive their choice of one of these devices. The top 50 finishers will receive a free SMX Biggest Search Geek t-shirt and an SMX Biggest Search Geek badge to display on their websites. A complete list of finishers can be found here.

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About SMX and Third Door Media:
Third Door Media is a diversified media business company. The company publishes Marketing Land and Search Engine Land, leading news and analysis blogs for marketers attracting approximately 1.4 million visitors each month. The company produces two event series: Search Marketing Expo (SMX) and MarTech: The Marketing Tech Conference. Third Door Media's Marketing Services division connects buyers and sellers of internet marketing products and services with innovative content marketing and lead generation programs.

SMX is the world's largest search marketing event series. SMX conferences are produced 11 times annually in locations around the world including New York City, Seattle, London, Munich, Sydney and Milan. MarTech is for professionals at the intersection of marketing and technology who recognize technology is dramatically changing what marketing can do. The next MarTech will take place March 31-April 1, 2015 in San Francisco.

About Marin Software:
Marin Software Incorporated (NYSE: MRIN) provides a leading cross-channel performance advertising cloud for advertisers and agencies to measure, manage and optimize more than $7.2 billion in annualized ad spend across the web and mobile devices. Offering an integrated SaaS platform for search, display and social advertising, Marin helps digital marketers improve financial performance, save time, and make better decisions. Advertisers use Marin to create, target, and convert precise audiences based on recent buying signals from users' search, social and display interactions. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in 9 countries, Marin's technology automates advertising with the largest publishers around the globe. For more information about Marin's products, please visit: http://www.marinsoftware.com/solutions/overview.

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