Novato, CA (PressExposure) September 05, 2012 -- TextAd Corporation adds Rick Marini, CEO of 30 million member BranchOut, to Advisory Board
September 5, 2012 - San Francisco, CA
TextAd Corporation, with offices in San Francisco, CA; Tokyo, Japan; and Sundance, UT; announced today that Rick Marini, CEO of BranchOut, has joined its Advisory Board. Rick Marini has over a decade of online social media experience, as Founder & CEO of the 30 million member Branchout Facebook service, as well as having previously been Founder and CEO of SuperFan; and Co-founder, CFO and Chief Strategist of Tickle. As an Advisor to TextAd, Marini will advise on international strategy, partnerships, and growth.
"TextAd's technology will be used by millions of people worldwide," Marini stated. "The AudioTweets and WallReader applications for Twitter and Facebook allow users worldwide to profit-share with the excellent advertisers partnered with TextAd. It is a great revenue model - and could be a real game changer.
TextAd Founder and CEO Greg Ellis stated, "Rick has a proven track record of helping create successful, profitable companies, having sold his last company for over $100 million. TextAd is proud to have Rick as an adviser, and we look forward to growing with him."
TextAd owns patent-pending technology that converts tweets, status updates, and other blocks of text into an audio format and played over car or computer speakers. The AudioTweets iPhone app (http://www.audiotweets.com/) and WallReader Facebook app (https://apps.facebook.com/audioreader/) are its flagship products, which read your Twitter and Facebook feeds over your speakers. All apps are free, and paid for with advertisements provided through advertising companies worldwide, including the $2B DAC and the $4B NKB; and these partnerships provide a revenue share of all advertising with the end users of TextAd services. In partnership with MasterCard, TextAd supplies all users of its platform on Twitter, Facebook and cell phones a personalized prepaid MasterCard that is reloaded automatically each month as users use the product.