Bubble Motion Announces the Hiring of Former Elance, Yelp and eBay Executive Brad Porteus as Chief Marketing Officer
Seasoned Consumer Technology Marketer Joins Bubble Motion to Scale Company’s Growth in Consumer Social Networking Services
Singapore and Mountain View, CA (March 25, 2010) – Bubble Motion has added former Elance, Yelp, and eBay executive Brad Porteus to its team to scale the company’s growth and its innovative mobile voice-blogging service. Porteus joins Bubble Motion as chief marketing officer, bringing with him experience leading hyper-growth consumer tech companies.
“As we focus more and more on mobile consumer social networking, it had become time to round out our team with seasoned Web and social networking talent, and are very excited to be able to attract someone of Brad’s calibre to our organization, “ said Tom Clayton, CEO of Bubble Motion. “Brad and his team will be razor focused on our Bubbly voice-blogging service and fuelling the phenomenal viral growth that is currently underway.”
Porteus has held several leadership positions at consumer-facing Internet companies over his 15 year career. Most recently, Porteus was CMO for Elance, the Web’s leading marketplace for online freelance work. Previously, he served as an early VP of marketing for Yelp, accelerating growth and expansion of its local communities in building user-generated content across the US’s largest 20 domestic markets. Porteus has also served as general manager of Imagine Radio, a pioneering Internet radio company subsequently acquired by MTV, and spent four years driving growth inside eBay.
“It is the perfect time to be joining the team at Bubble Motion, and I feel privileged to be doing so,” says Porteus. “This company is especially exciting when you look at how pervasive social networking has become online, across cultures and generations, and then realize how small the Web population is globally when compared the mobile phone market. The number of lives we’re able to touch is staggering.”
Porteus’ move to the mobile social networking space coincides with the explosive launch of Bubble Motion’s voice-blogging service called ‘Bubbly.’ The service is configured like a voice-based Twitter, allowing individuals and celebrities to record voice updates on their mobile phones that are sent to friends, family, fans and followers. In just four weeks since launch, Bubbly has already attracted over 500,000 users in India alone, with plans to expand to other regions in Asia and more globally within the year.
To learn more about Bubbly, visit www.bubblemotion.com/products-bubbly.html
About Bubble Motion
Bubble Motion is pioneering voice messaging and social communication for mobile phones. Bubble Motion’s products include BubbleTalk™, an asynchronous person-to-person voice messaging service (also known as VoiceSMS), BubbleCast™, an integrated text and audio content broadcasting service, and now Bubbly™, a voice-blogging phone service where individuals and celebrities record voice updates heard by friends, family, fans and followers. Bubbly is like Twitter with a voice and is bringing social networking to mobile phones.
The Bubble applications have experienced widespread adoption since inception, with 100 million people making more than 1 billion bubble calls to date across Bubble Motion’s global footprint of leading mobile operators. Bubble Motion’s innovative operator partners include Bharti Airtel, Indosat, DiGi, Vodafone, Turkcell, and more.
Bubble Motion’s investors include Sequoia Capital, Palomar Ventures, Comcast Interactive Capital and Northgate Capital. The company is headquartered in Singapore with offices in Silicon Valley, Delhi, Bangalore and Tokyo.
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