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Marin Software and SMX West Announce 2015 Biggest Search Geek Winners

Jim Vaillancourt Named Grand Prize Winner in 7th Annual Contest

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 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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