SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - November 16, 2016) - Marin Software Incorporated (NYSE: MRIN), a leading provider of cross-channel, cross-device, enterprise marketing software for advertisers and agencies, announced today that it has been elevated to Elite Status in the Bing Partner Program. As part of the Bing Partner Program expansion, Microsoft named Marin Software as one of its top-performing partners to serve as a trusted advisor to the growing customer base for search advertising opportunities within the Bing Network.
As an Elite Partner to Bing Ads -- the world's number two search advertising provider -- Marin Software will continue to enhance the expertise and service provided to clients through exclusive access to training, marketing, and technology development.
Marin Software has successfully been offering choice and increased levels of ROI to its search advertising clients made possible by its partnership with Bing. With Microsoft's search advertising revenue growth in FY16 (over 24% year-over-year), Marin Software expects this ongoing partnership to provide increased business opportunities for both Microsoft and Marin, as well as our clients.
Marin Software looks forward to expanding its search advertising offerings with Bing Ads, as Bing Ads continues to grow globally, with nearly one-third PC search market share in the US, over 20% in the UK, and over 10% in five additional markets.
Clients, such as Sykes Cottages, have witnessed significant improvements in campaigns managed by Marin Software on Bing, and we look forward to continuing to grow and extend this kind of opportunity to all our clients.
"We're honored to have Marin Software as an Elite Partner," said Steve Sirich, General Manager, Bing Ads Marketing. "Not only does their search platform combine advanced optimization, intuitive design, and massive scale -- their team of search advertising experts drives the type of value and growth inherent to the Bing Network."
Bing is the intelligence behind nearly 1 in 3 PC searches in the U.S. It's inside the apps, sites, and devices people rely on every day, powering search experiences from Yahoo to AOL, Apple to Amazon, and Windows 10 to Xbox. And with the Bing Network, you can connect your brand with Bing's unique audience to drive more reach and more results. Bing Network. Be there.
About Marin Software
Marin Software Incorporated's (NYSE: MRIN) mission is to give advertisers the power to drive higher efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency in their paid marketing programs that run on the world's largest publishers. Marin provides industry leading enterprise marketing software for advertisers and agencies to measure, manage, and optimize more than $7.8 billion in annualized ad spend across the web and mobile devices. Offering an integrated SaaS ad management platform for search, social, and display 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 eight countries, Marin's technology powers marketing campaigns around the globe. For more information about Marin Software, please visit: marinsoftware.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding Marin's business, progress on product development efforts, and product capabilities. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to our ability to grow sales to new and existing customers; our ability to expand our sales and marketing capabilities; our ability to retain and attract qualified management and technical personnel; delays in the release of updates to our product platform or new features; competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, entry of new competitors and new applications; quarterly fluctuations in our operating results due to a number of factors; inability to adequately forecast our future revenues, expenses, Adjusted EBITDA, cash flows or other financial metrics; delays, reductions or slower growth in the amount spent on online and mobile advertising and the development of the market for cloud-based software; progress in our efforts to update our software platform; adverse changes in our relationships with and access to publishers and advertising agencies; level of usage and advertising spend managed on our platform; our ability to expand sales of our solutions in channels other than search advertising; any slow-down in the search advertising market generally; shift in customer digital advertising budgets from search to segments in which we are not as deeply penetrated; the development of the market for digital advertising; acceptance and continued usage of our platform and services by customers and our ability to provide high-quality technical support to our customers; material defects in our platform including those resulting from any updates we introduce to our platform, service interruptions at our single third-party data center or breaches in our security measures; our ability to develop enhancements to our platform; our ability to protect our intellectual property; our ability to manage risks associated with international operations; the impact of fluctuations in currency exchange rates, particularly an increase in the value of the dollar; near term changes in sales of our software services or spend under management may not be immediately reflected in our results due to our subscription business model; adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; and the ability to acquire and integrate other businesses, including our acquisitions of Perfect Audience and SocialMoov. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent report on Form 10-K, recent reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K which we may file from time to time, all of which are available free of charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Any of these risks could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release reflect Marin's expectations as of November 9, 2016. Marin assumes no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.