Mark Hughes, CEO
Hughes grew eBay’s Half.com from zero to 8 million online customers as its VP of Marketing in less than three years. Half.com was sold to eBay for over $300 million six months after launch.
He has spent close to $100 million online ad dollars, which planted the seeds for creation of C3 Metrics’ SaaS platform and Intellectual Property—seeing the need to help Advertisers and Networks discover previously missed revenue drivers and increase ROI.
Hughes brings a wealth of creative and quantitative experience in consumer marketing from PepsiCo’s Pizza Hut Division; Pep Boys, the automotive aftermarket retailer; and American Mobile Satellite (now XM Satellite Radio).
Hughes is the son of a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, and Hughes’ own book, Buzzmarketing: Get People to Talk About Your Stuff, is published in 15 languages. In its first year of release it was heralded by Fast Company as one of ‘The Ten Best Business Reads of the Year’ and named by The Financial Times of London as one of the ‘Best Business Books of the Year’ along with Freakonomics.
Mr. Hughes holds his MBA from Columbia Business School in Marketing & International Business.