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Gallagher Public Relations Expands Client Portfolio With Addition of WibiData

DANVILLE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gallagher Public Relations (GPR), a San Francisco Bay Area high technology PR agency, today announced the addition of WibiData to its client portfolio.

WibiData provides the real-time machine learning and analytics capabilities enterprises need to deliver personalized experiences. Its platform is modeled after the data infrastructure of consumer technology giants and empowers the marketing, data science and engineering departments across enterprises in Retail, Banking, and Telecommunications to collaborate on a unified personalization strategy.

Key investors include Dr. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google; Mike Olson, founder and the current chief strategy officer of Cloudera; as well as New Enterprise Associates and Canaan Partners.

Delivering "clone free" marketing communications and public relations programs, GPR provides a consultative business model that differs from the traditional agency approach of servicing clients with layers of redundant and often times junior resources.

"Given our increased focus on our go-to-market and communication strategy, we applied thorough due diligence in selecting our PR agency," said Rob Seaman, vice president of product and marketing at WibiData. "After examining a number of agencies, we selected Gallagher PR on the basis of their senior resources, domain expertise and creative thinking demonstrated throughout the vetting process."

WibiData's world class executive management team is headed by Founder and CEO Christophe Bisciglia who founded Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based software and services. Previously he founded and led Google's Academic Cloud Computing Initiative while working on Google's Search Infrastructure. WibiData Founder and CTO Garrett Wu was previously the technical lead for Google's personalized recommendations team.

"There are certain blue-chip startups that motivate our agency to run through a brick wall, and WibiData is one of those clients that shows amazing promise," said Kevin Gallagher, managing partner of GPR. "They have an experienced and passionate management and investment team with a strong track record and are pursuing one of the most exciting market opportunities we've seen in the past decade, specifically Big Data Personalization Apps. This is an exceptionally exciting company that is harnessing in-Hadoop machine learning that can be applied across multiple industries to dramatically improve customer experience, brand loyalty and monetization opportunities."

About GPR

Founded in 1992, Gallagher PR has provided results-driven public relations campaigns for some of the technology industry's most successful companies. Employing a consultative model, GPR provides exclusively senior talent on each and every account. As a result, campaigns get designed in record time, program implementation is initiated in weeks rather than months and results occur rapidly after kick off. GPR maintains offices in Danville, Oakland and San Francisco. GPR provides prospective clients a free consultation to help determine which PR programs are best suited to their unique requirements. Call (925) 648-2014 or visit us at www.gallagherpr.com.

CONTACT: Kevin Gallagher Gallagher PR kevin@gallagherpr.com 510-599-0416

Source: Gallagher Public Relations