Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 21, 2008
Imagekind, the world's fastest-growing online community for creating, buying and selling custom-framed artwork and photography, today announced that Robert Martin has joined the company as chief marketing officer.
"The addition of Rob Martin to the Imagekind executive team is a major milestone in the evolution of the company," said Kevin Saliba, chief executive officer of Imagekind. "Not only does Rob bring extensive branding and marketing experience but also significant production, management and leadership experience to the team. He is well-known as a results-driven professional, and we are looking forward to working with him to continue our accelerated growth."
Martin brings over 17 years of results-driven consumer marketing and organizational development experience to Imagekind, from his early work as an unpaid operations and entertainment intern for the Seattle SuperSonics to his later roles as a senior executive with P & L responsibilities. Prior to joining Imagekind, Martin was vice president of marketing and production at Tully's Coffee Corporation, a leading specialty coffee retailer and wholesaler. While at Tully's, Martin was a member of the executive team responsible for all marketing and advertising strategies, brand development, strategic communications as well as oversight of all aspects of the supply chain including purchasing, shipping/receiving, roasting, packaging, inventory and quality control. Martin was instrumental in growing the company's retail and wholesale business while building an authentic mission-driven consumer brand.
Prior to Tully's, Martin spent 14 years in progressive management positions with the Seattle SuperSonics, a member of the National Basketball Association (NBA), moving up from director of game operations and community relations for the Seattle SuperSonics & Storm (WNBA) to the position of vice president where he was responsible for all aspects of marketing, communications and entertainment for both clubs. He also served as president of the Sonics & Storm T.E.A.M. Foundation, the organization's self-funding 501(C)(3) foundation dedicated to Teaching, Encouraging And Motivating families of the Pacific Northwest. Martin has won several industry awards including four gold Clio awards for television advertising campaigns and most notably, a Gold Lion from The Cannes International Advertising Festival for the "Sonics are Coming to Your Home" campaign.
"I've spent my career focused on innovation that helps people have a better day, whether it was part of their entertainment interest or coffee-house experience. I feel fortunate to now be able to draw on my professional experiences to create enjoyment through the buying, selling and creating of art," said Rob Martin, chief marketing officer of Imagekind. "I feel honored and excited to be joining the team at Imagekind."
Founded in 2006, Imagekind is the world's fastest growing art site offering over 750,000 high-quality fine art images for sale. Imagekind gives consumers limitless options to purchase museum-quality framed and poster art from over 50,000 domestic and international emerging and established artists. Serving as a community for professional artists to create and sell their work, Imagekind's goal is to develop a new online art experience that provides both consumers and artists with a new outlet for sharing, creating and buying art from digital files. Imagekind is the world's first community to serve as a hybrid art gallery, photo-sharing service and a print-on-demand service. Imagekind has partnered with leading brands such as Walgreens, Snapfish, Flickr, HP, Corel and Costco.com as a testament to their superior printing and framing quality. Based in Seattle, Washington, Imagekind is a privately held company. For more information about Imagekind, visit http://www.imagekind.com.
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