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Kenshoo Named Sole Leader in Bid Management Software Evaluation by Independent Research Firm

SAN FRANCISCO, November 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Kenshoo Enterprise search engine marketing (SEM) technology earns top scores for current offering and strategy

Kenshoo (http://www.kenshoo.com), the global leader in premium digital marketing technology, today announced it has been cited as the single "Leader" in a bid management software evaluation by independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc.

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In its report, The Forrester Wave™: Bid Management Software Providers, Q4 2012, Forrester researched, analyzed, and scored 5 companies against 19 criteria to evaluate proprietary platforms for managing paid search media.

"Kenshoo is the only Leader," states the report. "Kenshoo receives top scores in both the current offering and the strategy sections of our review due to its strong campaign management capabilities, dedicated local media module, and strong customer reference scores."

The Forrester Wave methodology includes a rigorous process of surveys and scenario-based demos addressing current functionality, competitive differentiation and future plans. Kenshoo scored a 5.0, the highest possible rating, in Campaign Creation and Workflow, Keyword Identification, Testing, Ease of Use, Conditional Bid Optimization, Local Media, Quality of References, Number of Active Customers and Customer Retention.

Please visit http://www.Kenshoo.com/ForresterWave to download a complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™: Bid Management Software Providers, Q4 2012.

"We believe that Forrester's evaluation affirms Kenshoo's industry strength and validates our focused commitment to creating best-in-class technology solutions for specific marketing channels," said Will Martin-Gill, general manager of Kenshoo Enterprise and Kenshoo Local. "At Kenshoo, we pride ourselves on being first-to-market with innovative offerings that help our clients make more money in less time. We will continue pushing an aggressive agenda to deliver tools that help marketers capture the full opportunity in search marketing, social media and beyond."

The Forrester Wave report follows an internal client performance audit Kenshoo conducted of all advertisers and agencies using its product suite for more than 12 months. Aggregate results show improvements in SEM return on ad spend with increases upwards of 126 percent in click volume, 187 percent in conversions and 137 percent in revenue.

Please visit http://www.Kenshoo.com/Performance to view an infographic depicting the results of Kenshoo's internal audit.

"We're very proud of the results we deliver for our clients and humbled to be recognized by Forrester as the leader in this evaluation," said Yoav Izhar-Prato, co-founder and CEO of Kenshoo. "More than ever, Kenshoo remains committed to empowering the most sophisticated advertisers and agencies in the world with the premium tools needed to achieve continued success."

About Kenshoo

Kenshoo is a digital marketing technology company that engineers premium solutions for search marketing, social media and online advertising. Brands, agencies and developers use Kenshoo Enterprise, Kenshoo Local and Kenshoo Social to direct more than $25 billion in annual client sales revenue. The Kenshoo Universal Platform delivers automation, intelligence, integration and scale to make better marketing investments. With campaigns running in more than 190 countries for nearly half of the Fortune 50 and all 10 top global ad agency networks, Kenshoo clients include CareerBuilder, Expedia, Facebook, KAYAK, Havas Digital, Hitwise, iREP, John Lewis, LendingTree, Resolution Media, Sears, Starcom MediaVest Group, Tesco, Travelocity, Walgreens, and Zappos. Kenshoo has 16 international locations and is backed by Sequoia Capital, Arts Alliance and Tenaya Capital. Please visit http://www.Kenshoo.com for more information.

Kenshoo is a trademark of Kenshoo Ltd. The Forrester Wave is copyrighted by Forrester Research, Inc. Other company and brand names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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