CoupSmart CEO Wins 2012 Next Generation Leader Award

Blake Shipley, Founder and CEO of CoupSmart, a full-cycle social marketing system for businesses has been chosen as winner for the 3rd annual LEGACY Next Generation Leader Awards (NGLA).

Cincinnati, OH, July 30, 2012 --( Acting on ambition and entrepreneurial instincts, Blake Shipley has enjoyed early success with two companies he has founded or co-founded. His efforts have created over 40 high-tech sector jobs so far, largely all of them filled by local talent. The LEGACY award is valuable recognition of the hard work that has gone into building CoupSmart, and the leadership required for its continued growth. The NGLA exist to acknowledge those young professionals who have demonstrated the leadership and success necessary to positively impact the Greater Cincinnati business community.

The Next Generation Leader Awards were presented by LEGACY, the premier organization for up-and-coming young professionals in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. The event was attended by over 100 representatives of the business community, many of whom serve as support and inspiration for Shipley as he grows CoupSmart.

Shipley’s leadership was recognized with an award in the category of Manufacturing, Technology, and Science. Outlining the initial vision for CoupSmart and raising money from investors, Blake took great care in developing and leading the team that has since propelled the company into profitable territory. CoupSmart’s innovative social technology not only provides the platform for brands to activate their online marketing efforts, it also delivers user-data and social patterns at the individual level, allowing for targeted re-marketing campaigns that encourage advocacy.

“I am honored to be recognized as one of the up-and-coming business leaders making a difference in the area,” Shipley said. “The Cincinnati community has given me a lot of opportunity to build a successful company. Here we have found investment, great talent, and a thriving startup business network. It is exactly the environment we need to continue growing.”

CoupSmart’s unique suite of apps has helped businesses create recurring revenue streams from their online fan pages. The jobs CoupSmart has created involve cutting-edge technologies that the company has specifically trained employees to develop. This approach has injected significant new programming skills into the community while encouraging other entrepreneurs to continue innovating and building their companies.

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About CoupSmart
CoupSmart is a social marketing system that uses special offers, referrals, social gifting, and automated personalized emails to turn in-store consumers into fans, and fans into loyal customers while precisely measuring marketing results. CoupSmart’s suite of apps enable each business to build their social media presence faster and monetize their growing fan bases.

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Sean Grace, Marketing Director
Sean Grace