CORONADO, CA--(Marketwired - June 22, 2016) - MyMilitarySavings.com, the #1 military shopper community today announced they are celebrating five years of helping military families serve, save, and enjoy, and in parallel announce that founding member Denny Gibson will retire on June 30th.
Denny Gibson's retirement will bring to a close a remarkable 52-year career in consumer packaged goods' sales, marketing, and the military channel. His successful sales career began in 1964 with Tetley Tea followed by twenty years with packaged goods leader General Foods handling an impressive array of products including Maxwell House Coffee, Cool Whip, Post Cereals, Birdseye, Kool-Aid, and many, many more. Energetic and an entrepreneur at heart, Mr. Gibson ventured out on his own in 1989 to form Market Tactics, Inc., a high-growth company focusing on in-store print publications which quickly grew share in the military market. In 2011, Market Tactics launched MyMilitarySavings.com creating what today has become the #1 digital, mobile, social, and point-of-sale media distribution network for military families and global consumer brands.
The company recently celebrated Mr. Gibson's retirement with an all company meeting and celebration in Boston attended by family, friends, and company staff.
"The entire MyMilitarySavings.com team would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to Denny, whose business experience and long, successful career helped formulate and grow MyMilitarySavings.com from a 100% Commissary POS and print company in 2011, to the largest digital, social and mobile media network serving the military channel," stated David Gibson, president and CEO of MyMilitarySavings.com. "My partner Mark Igo and I, along with the entire MMS team are extremely grateful for his immeasurable guidance and contributions that will surely benefit the company as we embark on our next five years."
Over the past 5 years MyMilitarySavings.com has become a one-stop-shop for Military families and leading brands, delivering 100s of free promotions, recipes, contests, coupons, and savings at the Commissary and Exchange. It remains the only military digital, social, and mobile media network tied to in-store promotions. As of June 1st, the MMS digital community reaches over 4 million global military families with a membership exceeding 104,000 and growing monthly. The platform receives advertising support from a roster of 441 premiere global brands including Kellogg's, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Heinz, Nabisco, Smucker's, BIC, Hershey, General Mills, Nestle USA and hundreds more.
In parallel, the Company also announced several strategic new staff hires in their ongoing commitment to building a world-class account service and strategic consulting organization to benefit their brands. Notable new additions to the MyMilitarySavings.com team include:
Christine Huie-Roy, EVP Sales & Marketing - Well-known throughout the consumer packaged goods industry, Christine brings 30 years of experience at Kraft Foods where she held several key senior management roles in Military Resale, Customer Marketing, and retail sales management for the CPG giant. For MyMilitarySavings.com, Christine will be consulting directly with brand sponsors on developing strategic shopper marketing programs supporting Military Resale and Exchange brands.
Colleen Medeiros, Senior Production Manager - With over 15 years of production and account management experience, Colleen brings strong agency experience and over 5 years with Thomson Reuters managing the execution of worldwide and regional marketing campaign deliverables. Colleen will be working directly with the company's internal sales, marketing, creative, and brand management teams to ensure timely creation and delivery of client programming.
Marlo L. Cagle, Account Director - A dedicated, seasoned account management professional, Marlo brings more than 15 years of experience in shopper marketing programming for CPG clients and retailers including Military Commissaries, Albertsons/Safeway, Kroger, Target, McDonald's, and Walmart to name a few. Marlo will lead our account services staff to strengthen client relations and develop new partnerships to benefit our brands
MyMilitarySavings.com, a bBIG Communications Company, is the #1 military shopper community providing family savings and promotions to over 104,000 members. It's the first digital, social and mobile media network designed exclusively for military families who receive daily savings from leading companies including Kellogg's, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Heinz, Nabisco, Smucker's, BIC, Hershey, General Mills, Nestle USA, Del Monte, Brown-Forman and hundreds more. Headquartered in Coronado, CA, we are dedicated to helping military families serve, save, and enjoy!