Former StubHub Exec Joins BuzzMob as CTO

BuzzMob, a location-based fan engagement platform for mobile devices, has hired event industry veteran Shawn Kernes to serve as the company’s chief technology officer. Kernes will assume responsibility for driving BuzzMob’s development strategy in order to establish business partnerships with live sports events, concerts, conferences, brands and venues.

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BuzzMob, a location-based fan engagement platform for mobile devices, today announced that it has hired event industry veteran Shawn Kernes to serve as the company’s chief technology officer. With over 15 years of technology and development experience, Shawn will assume responsibility for driving BuzzMob’s development strategy in order to establish business partnerships with live sports events, concerts, conferences, brands and venues.

Kernes is best known for his role as the founding CTO at StubHub, an online marketplace for sports, concerts and theater events tickets that was acquired by eBay in 2007. After the acquisition, Shawn served as eBay’s senior director of product development, where he led implementation and support initiatives for the company’s international technology solutions program.

“Whether it’s in your living room, or at a live event, second-screen applications are enabling consumers to interact and engage with entertainment and rich media on a deeper social level,” said Shawn Kernes, chief technology officer for BuzzMob. “Through using location and events as key interest indicators, BuzzMob enables event organizers to deliver highly targeted interactive content directly to their fans in real-time. It’s an incredibly innovative platform that aims to change how event attendees experience live entertainment.”

“Since our initial rollout last year, BuzzMob has received an incredibly positive response from sports organizations and entertainment properties around the country,” said Jeff Jackel, CEO for BuzzMob. “Through bringing Shawn’s extensive development experience to the BuzzMob team, we will be able to fully capture the market opportunities in front of us. We are looking forward to several significant partnership announcements over the coming weeks. Stay tuned.”

BuzzMob is a location-based app that enables venues, brands, and entertainment properties to easily connect and engage with their fans in real-time through their own custom social network. Designed to give event attendees a richer, more engaging event experience, BuzzMob is the only event solution on the market specifically designed for managing real-time social content.

BuzzMob Features At a Glance
Exclusive Mobile Content: Enhance, engage and monetize attendees directly through their mobile device, providing fans with real-time video streams, exclusive music, movies and event photos.
Real-time Events Offers, Contests and Event Trivia: Engage fans in real-time through special event offers, trivia and promotional giveaways.
Curated Message Boards: Communicate and engage with fans during the event. BuzzMob’s powerful administrative toolset allows organizers to control the conversation, allowing them to curate and control attendee submissions in real-time.
Continue the Conversation After the Event is Over: Connect with fans after the event, and reward and incentivize loyal attendees!
Real-time Analytics for Your Event: Event organizers can quickly and easily gain valuable insights into fan behavior and preferences through BuzzMob’s comprehensive events dashboard.
About BuzzMob
Founded in 2011 in Irvine California, BuzzMob is the ultimate fan engagement application for events. Designed to give attendees a richer, more engaging event experience, BuzzMob delivers exclusive location-based content directly to event attendees through their mobile device.

Through BuzzMob, venues, brands and entertainment properties can easily connect and engage with attendees and fans in real-time through their own custom social network. Use BuzzMob to give your attendees a dynamic “second screen” experience; and get ready to discover new ways to get your fans excited!

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