Mike Mothner

FOUNDER & CEO

Mike Mothner speaking at Challenger Summit

Ahead Of The Curve

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.

Wpromote’s Humble Beginnings


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.

Challenging The Status Quo


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.

Wpromote office photo
2001
Launch
Providing search engine submission service out of a dorm room at Dartmouth.
2004-2008
PPC Agency
Driving customer acquisition through ppc for small companies.
2008-2012
Search Agency
Delivering integrated PPC & SEO services across diverse client sizes & industries.
2012-2016
Digital Agency
Driving profitable growth through all paid & earned digital channels: PPC, SEO, Social & Email.
TODAY
Challenger Agency
Leading digital agency focused on Turning Challengers Into Champions with data-driven solutions.

Pioneer In Digital Marketing

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.

Mike’s areas of expertise include:


Digital Marketing
Performance Marketing
Paid Media: Seach, Social, Amazon, Programmatic, Display
Earned Media: SEO, Content Marketing, Social
Performance Creative

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The Leader In
Performance Marketing

Sure, we got the highest rating and overall score. But we’re most proud of the fact we’re the only ones who received “perfect remarks from our client references” in the 2019 Performance Marketing Agency Wave. The feeling is mutual.

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Jamie Farrell
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jamie@wpromote.com
Direct: 310.683.0438

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