An entrepreneur from childhood with a constant drive for success, Mike Mothner started his first company in middle school, wrote his first piece of commercial software in high school, and entered into the domain name and web design business all before age 20.
While attending Dartmouth College in 2001, Mike recognized the need for a greater digital visibility for all businesses. Wpromote was born out of Mike’s Dartmouth College dorm room in 2001 as a way to help companies garner and increase their online presence through online advertising.
After narrowly avoiding the pull to investment banking and graduating with a degree in Economics and Computer Science in 2003, Mike returned to his hometown in Los Angeles to grow Wpromote. After recruiting two childhood friends to join the Wpromote team (who remain the COO and CRO and, ironically enough, are both named Mike), the three men began expanding.
Since his dorm room days, Wpromote evolved from a search engine marketing firm, to an innovator and disruptor in the agency world. Grounded in performance, Wpromote has continued to be one of the most sought after partners to work with. Wpromote helps companies Think Like A Challenger, driving smarter digital marketing decisions to break through revenue barriers.
Mike deeply values “Making Mondays Suck Less,” his employees who are the foundation of his business, and will always deeply care about the small businesses that are part of the Wpromote family. Although he’s graduated from a dorm room into a 500 person agency across 8 offices in the US, he still deeply cares about the companies he works with and continues to drive meaningful growth for their business.
Today, Mike is one of the most respected leaders in the tech and online industry. He is a trusted speaker and a regular columnist in Inc. Magazine. In addition, Mike spends a great deal of his time providing thought leadership by giving briefings to Forrester and Gartner, and providing Google and Facebook product and agency feedback.
Paid Media: Seach, Social, Amazon, Programmatic, Display
Earned Media: SEO, Content Marketing, Social
This here’s a story all about how our teams have earned a Drum Award for our innovative use of data and twice claimed the title of Search Engine Land’s Agency of the Year. Our commitment to pushing the industry forward so we can give our clients the edge while building a better kind of workplace for our employees made Wpromote both Adweek’s Fastest-Growing Digital Agency and a 5x winner of Ad Age’s Best Place to Work.
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