Active Response Group Names Kim Smith as Chief Operating Officer

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Active Response Group (, a premier provider of powerful online lead generation solutions, display advertising and marketing, has named Kim Smith chief operating officer. Smith will be based in New York and will be responsible for driving overall corporate strategy while personally leading and growing the sales organization, and establishing strategic business partnerships.

With her experience in business development and media buying, Smith has a media pedigree that is unmatched

    Before joining Active Response Group, Smith served as senior vice president of Q Interactive, where she helped dramatically increase the size of the Q Network through business development and media buying partnerships.

Smith led the company's advertising network team, which managed strategic relationships with leading Internet publishers and retailers, as well as its media division which is responsible for Q Interactive's branded Web properties. Prior to joining Q Interactive, Smith spent six years at Zacks Investment Research where as vice president of advertising, she led the establishment of an advertising network that focused exclusively on financial sites.

In her pre-Internet life, Smith spent six years helping further the mission of Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (AIESEC), a global non-governmental organization that promotes leadership and community involvement through its international work exchange program. Her service culminated in her election as President of the Irish division of AIESEC.

"With her experience in business development and media buying, Smith has a media pedigree that is unmatched," said Brad Powers, founder and CEO of Active Response Group. "In her positions at Q Interactive and AIESEC, she has demonstrated outstanding leadership and management skills."

Smith is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Cincinnati. Originally from Ohio, she now lives in New York.

About Active Response Group (ARG)

Established in 2004, Active Response Group ( is a premier provider of online lead generation, display advertising and behavioral marketing, and is known as one of the industry's largest sources for acquiring direct response customers. Headquartered in New York City, ARG's combined innovative direct response technology and vast display network present advertisers, marketers, brands and agencies with a comprehensive solutions for getting closer to consumers by acquiring a high volume of hyper-qualified customers while simultaneously increasing revenues and decreasing costs.

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