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Shamanth Rao

Director - Growth & User Acquisition @ PuzzleSocial Inc.

Founder at RocketShip HQ - we help mobile apps grow by creative-focused, capital-efficient execution of UA campaigns.

Greater New York City Area

Ranked #446 out of 8,920 for Director - Growth & User Acquisition in New York

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Shamanth Rao's Work Experience

PuzzleSocial Inc.

Director - Growth & User Acquisition

April 2015 to Present

Greater New York City Area

Bash Gaming

Senior Manager - User Acquisition

September 2013 to April 2015

San Francisco Bay Area

Mint(the Wall Street Journal's partner newspaper in India)

Travel Editor

November 2012 to April 2015

Shamanth Rao's Education

Tow-Knight Center For Entrepreneurial Journalism

2013 to 2013

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Master of Arts (MA) Journalism

2012 to 2012

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

Post Graduate Diploma in Management

2007 to 2009

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About Shamanth Rao's Current Company

PuzzleSocial Inc.

Driving growth, user acquisition & retention for the hit game Daily Celebrity Crossword. (If you'd like to contact me to pitch a partnership, please read this before writing to me:

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About Shamanth Rao

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: * Led all growth for hit app that was one of Apple's top 10 apps for iPad in 2013 and 2014. • Grew a marketing and design agency 900% in 2 years. • Founded one of the biggest live quiz contests in India, with 1600 participants in its first edition. • Top 5% of class at Indian Institute Of Management Kozhikode, one of the top B-schools in India. * Google Adwords & Google Analytics certified. ** TALK TO ME: I'm always looking to meet people doing amazing work in mobile, digital, marketing and growth. Go here to find out more about how you can speak with me: Here's what people have to say about their experiences speaking with me in my office hours conversations: - Growth & User Acquisition @ Driving growth, user acquisition & retention for the hit game Daily Celebrity Crossword. (If you'd like to contact me to pitch a partnership, please read this before writing to me: From April 2015 to Present (9 months) Greater New York City AreaSenior Manager - User Acquisition @ Drove all growth & new user acquisition activity for the hit game Bingo Bash, one of Apple's top 10 apps for iPad in 2013 and 2014. -> GROWTH: Scaled up profitable new user acquisition spends 239% in 4 months after introduction of branded content to turn around growth that had been declining for months. -> FACEBOOK ADS: Grew Facebook campaigns from zero to six figure monthly budget runrate after bringing campaigns in-house from PMDs. -> PARTNER MANAGEMENT: Managed relationships with 20+ ad network partners to consistently hit new user spend and profitability targets, and manage up to 7 figure monthly budgets profitably. Bash Gaming was acquired by GSN Games in March 2014. From September 2013 to April 2015 (1 year 8 months) San Francisco Bay AreaTravel Editor @ Adjective slayer. From November 2012 to April 2015 (2 years 6 months) Independent Writer @ My writing has been published in Narratively, Forbes Life, Mint, Outlook Lounge, Open and India Today Travel Plus. My writings are at From June 2007 to April 2015 (7 years 11 months) Digital Marketing Consultant @ Advised early and mid-stage ventures on customer acquisition, digital marketing and analytics. From April 2012 to August 2013 (1 year 5 months) Head Of Campaign Management (APAC) @ InMobi is the world’s largest independent mobile ad network, and reaches a 9 figure userbase per month. Led mobile marketing campaign execution to drive growth as InMobi opened new offices across APAC. -> ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT: Provided leadership to campaign managers to exceed revenue targets by growing advertiser accounts by optimization and data analytics. Drove growth that often exceeded 20% month on month in many sub-regions while managing monthly 7 figure budgets for some of the biggest advertisers in the region, including Sony, Nokia, Samsung, and Hyundai. -> HIRING: Hired, trained and onboarded new teams in InMobi's offices across Seoul, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Shanghai, Beijing and Bangalore to establish the company's footprint across APAC. -> PROCESS SETUP: Set up processes, including new hire training modules, campaign execution best practices, optimization checklists, client reporting templates, and key account call/presentation templates that increased team productivity and reduced new hire onboarding time. From July 2011 to April 2012 (10 months) Vice President, Sales and Marketing @ Greenlemon is a full service web marketing and design agency, and a Google Adwords Partner. I helped the team scale the business from a small local company with 4 employees and one service line to 20 employees and three service lines. Grew revenues 900% in 2 years. -> DIGITAL MARKETING: Led 3 member internet marketing team in executing Google Adwords campaigns, A-B tests and analysis to enable small business clients to exceed RoI targets. -> SALES LEADERSHIP: Led 5 member sales team in pitching to new clients, managing relationships with existing clients, and exceeding sales targets. Appointed partners in Germany, Qatar, Dubai and US, managed relationships with them to drive new business. -> TRAINING & PROCESSES: Hired, trained and coached a 5 member sales team. Set up proposal templates, call scripts, pitching best practices, and technology training sessions. Trained 10 member design and development team on best practices in digital marketing and user experience design. From March 2009 to July 2011 (2 years 5 months) Freelance Quizmaster @ I designed and hosted quizzes for some of the top colleges, universities and corporations in India including: Indian Institutes of Technology(Bombay, Madras), Indian Institutes of Management (Ahmedabad, Indore, Calcutta, Kozhikode), NIT Surat, College of Engineering(Pune), Pune IT Idol, Capgemini, Rotaract Club Pune, BITS Goa, BITS Pilani. From 2005 to March 2011 (6 years) Intern @ Developed a sales strategy for Yahoo! Small Business India, a low-cost website offering for small businesses. Liaised with telesales teams, customers and partners to identify gaps in sales processes. Recommended improvements in call scripts to improve team productivity. Identified and drove initial conversations with potential partners to drive revenues. From April 2008 to June 2008 (3 months) Associate Consultant @ Capgemini is one of the largest consulting companies in the world. Launched credit card services for global banks in new geographies. Analyzed requirements and dependencies, prepared deployment roadmaps and executed tactical plans to develop credit card offerings for global banks in Mexico and Middle East. Part of team that delivered $2 million project on time and within budget. From July 2005 to April 2007 (1 year 10 months) Research Contributor @ I designed content for the quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati (editions 2 and 3). This is the Indian adaption of the show 'Who wants to be a millionaire?' From February 2005 to December 2006 (1 year 11 months) Tow-Knight Center For Entrepreneurial Journalism From 2013 to 2013 Master of Arts (MA), Journalism @ CUNY Graduate School of Journalism From 2012 to 2012 Post Graduate Diploma in Management @ Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode From 2007 to 2009 B. Tech., Aerospace Engineering @ Indian Institute of Technology, Madras From 2000 to 2005 Shamanth Rao is skilled in: Mobile Marketing, Advertising, Sales, Journalism, New Media, Web Marketing, Travel Writing, Digital Media, Digital Marketing, Analytics, Online Advertising, SEM, Business Development, Product Management, Google Analytics

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