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Digital Media Solutions Acquires Email Powerhouse Mocade Media, LLC

CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Media Solutions (DMS), an industry leader in providing end-to-end customer acquisition solutions that help clients win in their business ventures and realize their marketing goals, announced it acquired Mocade Media LLC, an email marketing firm that delivers engaging content and increases return on investment of email programs. Mocade's sophisticated email optimization platform helps companies across industries ensure they are able to maximize the business value of their email programs.

"Mocade has an incredibly talented team with a highly sophisticated and unique email system. This acquisition is a milestone for DMS as we continue to deliver on our mission to provide end-to-end customer acquisition solutions that help our clients grow their businesses and realize their marketing goals," said Joe Marinucci, CEO of Digital Media Solutions. "DMS is continuing to expand its omni-channel messaging capabilities, now with a fully owned and operationalized email platform with this acquisition. This transaction is consistent with our strategic plan, and we are confident it will help us scale campaigns that drive meaningful engagement and business growth."

All Mocade employees will join Digital Media Solutions. That includes co-founders Andrew Westmoreland and Joshua Seide, as well as Vice President of Operations, Ellen Switzer. Mocade's proven platform, tools and technical expertise make it seamless for advertisers in any industry to engage with consumers at the right time, with the right content.

"We are thrilled to join this winning team. DMS has the stage for a messaging division to produce a tremendous amount of value for both Mocade and DMS clients, which we are prepared to execute on," said Andrew Westmoreland, Co-Founder and CEO of Mocade Media. "Under Ellen Switzer's leadership, the Mocade team has risen to every challenge over the last three years and I am confident we will continue to deliver on this promise as well."

"Email is one of the most effective ways to build and nurture customer relationships today. Mocade will bring new, innovative capabilities to our digital marketing campaigns," said Fernando Borghese, Chief Operating Officer of Digital Media Solutions. "The integration of Mocade's expertise and platform will extend the value of our first party data to help our clients win."

Earlier this year, DMS was recognized on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the fourth year in a row. Since its inception, DMS has evolved into a full-service performance marketing company that services firms within highly complex and competitive industries including mortgage, education, consumer solutions, financial services, health and careers, with subsidiary brands including Best Rate Referrals and Sparkroom.

About Digital Media Solutions

Founded by a team of lifelong athletes, Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is an industry leader in providing end-to-end customer acquisition solutions that help clients win in their business ventures and realize their marketing goals. The company's set of proprietary assets and capabilities in the world of performance marketing, business intelligence and operations consulting allows clients to meticulously target and acquire the right customers. DMS relentlessly pursues flawless execution for top brands within highly complex and competitive industries including mortgage, education, consumer solutions, financial services, health and careers. DMS continues to experience explosive year-over-year growth, with continuous recognition on the Inc. 5000 list in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017; the Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2016 TBBJ 200 list and a top 10 ranking on the 2015 and 2016 Florida Fast 100 lists. Named one of America's "Best Places to Work" in 2017 by Inc. magazine, DMS brings together some of the industry's most knowledgeable people, efficient processes and sophisticated technology across the digital and marketing spectrum. For more information about DMS and its subsidiaries, including Best Rate Referrals and Sparkroom, visit digitalmediasolutions.com. Keep up with DMS news on Twitter at @dmsgrp and connect with us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/digital-media-solutions-group.

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