LocalResponse helps marketers respond to real-time consumer intent. Based in Chelsea NYC, LocalResponse is co-founded by digital advertising pioneers Nihal Mehta (founder ipsh!, sold to Omnicom in 2005 & early investor in Admob), Kathy Leake (co-founder Media6Degrees), and Michael Muse; and is backed by Cava Capital, Vodafone Ventures, Metamorphic Ventures, Extreme Venture Partners, Progress Ventures, Jim Pallotta and others. LocalResponse works with Fortune 500 advertisers such as Audi, Cadbury-Adams, Coca-Cola, Dell, Estee Lauder., FedEx, General Electric, General Mills, General Motors, Hersheys, Kmart, Loews, McDonald’s, Microsoft, NBC-Universal, Pepsi, Verizon, and Walgreens.
Kathy Leake, CEO and Founding Partner—Kathy is currently the CEO and Founding Partner of LocalResponse, a company that provides marketers the ability to reach consumers across multiple location based services in real time via mobile devices. Prior to joining LocalResponse, Kathy was a Founder and Chief Revenue Officer at Media6Degrees, a Social Targeting company. At Media6, Kathy developed the positioning, strategy and go-to-market blueprint for the company. She successfully took Media6 to market and drove the company from pre-revenue to $20 million in 2 years. Kathy came to Media6 with 20 years of advertising experience having worked at multiple Omnicom and WPP agencies such as DDB Needham, Ogilvy & Mather, TBWA/Chiat Day, Agency.com and Red Sky Interactive. At these agencies Kathy held executive, business development and media positions.
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