BOISE, Idaho - September 24, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Balihoo (www.balihoo.com), the leading local marketing platform helping national brands activate thousands of data-driven campaigns, announced today that it has opened a permanent office in Chicago. The news comes on the heels of leadership changes within the organization, including the appointment of new CEO, Dave Oliveira, who is based in the area. The Chicago office, located at 20 North Wacker Drive, currently employs members of the sales and digital teams and has plans to grow in the coming months.
"Opening an office in the Chicago Loop area brings an enormous amount of potential for Balihoo, and we couldn't be more excited to plant our flag alongside other business and industry leaders in the area," said Oliveira. "Expanding our national footprint is a testament to Balihoo's commitment to empowering national brands to capitalize on the single largest untapped marketing opportunity – hyper-local marketing. By having multiple locations, we are able to extend our reach and work with brands in real time to ensure that they are capturing tangible results – consumer engagement and ROI – efficiently and effectively."
"We're thrilled to welcome Balihoo to Chicago, where our competitive workforce, vibrant culture and culinary scene, and transportation infrastructure continue to make the city a great place to do business and call home," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "Companies like Balihoo demonstrate that our regional Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs continues to lure talent, jobs, and high-growth companies to the city."
The company worked closely with World Business Chicago (WBC) to open the Chicago office, a natural next step for the organization, which has experienced exponential growth in 2014. Balihoo partnered with Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG), the largest media agency in the world, and doubled its portfolio with the addition of marquee customers across a variety of industries including insurance, financial services, automotive, retail, consumer durable goods, and franchise-based businesses.
As Balihoo continues to grow, adding a Chicago office offers the opportunity to bring on additional talent to help the organization continue to thrive. Balihoo currently has a variety of open positions, which span from sales to HR and can be found at: http://balihoo.com/about/careers/
Balihoo is the leading local marketing platform, helping national brands activate millions of data-driven campaigns. The cloud-based technology incorporates a full suite of solution modules, ranging from traditional tactics to local digital tactics, which enable national brands and agencies to scale campaigns to local markets and increase revenue. For two years in a row, Balihoo has been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work by Outside Magazine and has topped the list as one of the Best Places to Work in Idaho. Balihoo has also been named as one of the fastest growing private companies in America, earning a place on the Inc. 500/5000 several times.
Chaired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, World Business Chicago drives Chicago's economic growth. WBC collaborates to create jobs, cultivate talent, and put Chicago at the forefront of the global economy. A unique public-private partnership, WBC engages the region's leaders to advance Chicago's Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs.