Press Releases

Mblox selected for 2014 AlwaysOn OnMobile Top 100

Oct. 30, 2014

Company recognized as one of the most promising private mobile technology companies

Campbell, CA – Oct. 30, 2014 – Mblox, the global leader in application-to-person (A2P) mobile messaging, has been named one of AlwaysOn’s 2014 OnMobile Top 100 companies, recognized as a superior private company that is creating new opportunities in the mobile technology and apps industry.

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Mblox Invests in Growing African Market, Attends AfricaCom 2014

Oct. 27, 2014

Mblox, the global leader in application-to-person (A2P) text messaging, has identified Africa as a strategic growth region for the company, stemming from its significant rise in SMS traffic.

Campbell, CA – Oct. 27, 2014 – A recent Portio Research report recognized a 45 percent increase in SMS traffic in 2013, over full-year 2012 totals, illustrating the potential for in-market growth of mobile messaging as the company expands its global reach.

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Mblox Named a 2014 Meffy Finalist

Sept. 24, 2014

Company’s StarStar Services Recognized in Monetization & Engagement Category

Campbell, CA – Sept. 24, 2014 – Mblox’s StarStar Services have been shortlisted in the 11th Annual Meffys’ Monetization & Engagement category. Winners will be announced during the 2014 MEF Global Forum on Nov. 19, 2014 in San Francisco.

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Mblox Expands into Japan, Increases International Reach

July 30, 2014

Tokyo office opening allows Mblox to cultivate growth in APAC region

Sunnyvale, CA – July 30, 2014 – Mblox, the global leader in application-to-person (A2P) text messaging, announces a strategic expansion into Tokyo, Japan. This announcement comes on the heels of two acquisitions that the company made on June 14, a corporate rebranding and a recent office opening in Atlanta.

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Mblox Acquires CardBoardFish and Zoove

July 14, 2014

Acquisitions give Mblox largest reach, most advanced A2P messaging platform in the industry; Multi-channel messaging capability

Sunnyvale, CA and Canterbury, England – July 14, 2014 – Today, Mblox announces the completion of two acquisitions: next-generation, mobile messaging provider CardBoardFish and StarStar service provider Zoove. The agreements bring together the mobile messaging industry’s leaders in scale and scalability while extending the Mblox product line to add new voice and messaging features for its reseller partners and direct clients. Financial terms of the acquisitions will not be disclosed.

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mBlox raises significant capital to accelerate growth and innovation

July 7, 2014

Strength of SMS CRM business model and global reach validated by large investors

Sunnyvale, CA – July 7, 2014 – mBlox, the largest global provider of application-to-person (A2P) text messaging, today announced the completion of a new capital raise of $43.5 million to fund the continued growth of its global business.

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mBlox to Expand SMS Messaging Reach for QWASI

May 13, 2014

Global network, access to nearly 6 billion devices will drive A2P engagement

Sunnyvale, CA – May 13, 2014 – mBlox, the largest global provider of A2P (application-to-person) text messaging, was selected by QWASI, an industry leader in mobile messaging and real-time contextual engagement, to serve as a messaging partner for SMS delivery.

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mBlox CEO Named a Finalist in 2014 American Business Awards

May 8, 2014

Tom Cotney recognized as a “Maverick of the Year”

Sunnyvale, CA – May 8, 2014 – mBlox CEO Tom Cotney was named a Finalist today for the 2014 American Business Awards Maverick of the Year category. The winner will be announced June 13 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel.

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mBlox Launches Number Lookup Service

February 20, 2014

Helps customers reach consumers at the right place and time through mobile data intelligence

Sunnyvale, CA – February 20, 2014 – mBlox, the leader in mobile business-to-person messaging, today announced the launch of its Number Lookup Service (NLS). This easy-to-use service, currently in beta, provides enterprise users enhanced insights into customer mobile data, generating even greater opportunities for consumer connection and engagement at a global scale.

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mBlox Expands Geographic Footprint, Strengthens Executive Team

December 20, 2013

Atlanta office opening enhances opportunities for growth, improved customer support

Sunnyvale, CA – December 20, 2013 – mBlox, the leader in mobile business-to-person engagement, today announced several strategic corporate updates, including the opening of a new office in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs to house the company’s network operations, support and finance departments. The expansion, set to open in 2014, will initially create 75-100 new jobs in metro Atlanta, with the goal of further building the workforce with Atlanta’s mobile talent.

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Overwhelming Majority of Consumers Happy to Share Mobile Location Data with Trusted Brands

September 24, 2013

Global study reveals surprising facts about consumer attitudes towards mobile marketing

Sunnyvale, CA – September 24, 2013 – mBlox, the leader in mobile business to person engagement, today announced new findings from a survey conducted by Millward Brown Digital in eight countries that show consumers welcome location-based engagement with companies via mobile devices. Plus, the findings reveal 59 percent of global respondents prefer SMS and push campaigns over other forms of mobile marketing, including video advertising, banner or standard display ads, and email.

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mBlox Names Bronwyn Guthrie General Manager of the Americas

July 2, 2013

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - July 2, 2013) - Today, mBlox, the leader in global mobile business to person engagement, announced the appointment of Bronwyn Guthrie as General Manager of the Americas responsible for Western Hemisphere Sales and Global Marketing. Guthrie brings expertise in sales, management, operations and marketing for various divisions at IBM based in the U.S., Canada and Australia. She joins mBlox to manage sales and operations within the Americas, while steering the company into new growth areas for mobile engagement on a global scale.

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mBlox Selects MetraTech to Create Flexible Pricing Plans and Monetize Mobile Engagement

June 10, 2013

Mobile Messaging Pioneer Partners With Relationship Monetization™ Innovator to Increase Efficiency, Enable Tailored Pricing and Differentiate Services

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2013) - MetraTech, the leading provider of Agreements-Based Billing™, Commerce and Compensation solutions, today announced that mBlox, the global leader in mobile business to person (B2P) engagement, will deploy MetraTech's MetraNet® 7.0. to support flexible pricing, creative business model innovation, and personalized engagement models for enhanced customer relationships. With MetraNet's Behavioral Billing™, mBlox can quickly negotiate and implement tailored agreements that span all products, bundles and aggregate consumption.

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mBlox a 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

June 3, 2013

Sunnyvale, CA and London, UK – June 3, 2013 – mBlox, the global leader in mobile business-to-person engagement, today announced it has been named a winner of a 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America award. Red Herring 100 awards are widely acknowledged as one of the industry’s most prestigious and sought-after recognitions, with up to 1,400 candidates from each continent competing each year.

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mBlox Anounces Expansion Into South Africa

April 29, 2013

New Country Manager James Bayhack Chartered With Extending Global Footprint

Cape Town, South Africa (April 29, 2013) -- mBlox, the leader in global mobile business to consumer engagement, today announced the appointment of James Bayhack as Country Manager of South Africa. Bayhack will be based in Cape Town, South Africa where he will lead the expansion of mBlox in the region.

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mBlox to Sell Premium SMS Business to OpenMarket

March 18, 2013

US, UK, Ireland and Australia Customers Will Transition Over the Coming Weeks

SUNNYVALE, CA and LONDON (March 18, 2013) -- mBlox, the leader in global mobile business to consumer engagement, today announced the sale of its Premium SMS business to OpenMarket. The transaction is specific to the US, UK, Ireland and Australia.

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mBlox Names Jonas Lindeborg Chief Technology Officer

February 25, 2013

Strengthens Focus on Delivery of Next Generation Mobile Engagement Technologies

SUNNYVALE, CA and LONDON (February 25, 2013) -- mBlox, the leader in global mobile business to consumer engagement, today announced the appointment of Jonas Lindeborg to the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer. Jonas joined mBlox in 2010 as part of the acquisition of Mashmobile, and has been integral to the delivery of the new mBlox Engage platform. The new CTO role will focus on ensuring that mBlox delivers the most effective solutions for customer engagement and provides brands and enterprises the ability to gain better ROI from their mobile initiatives.

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mBlox Sees Eleventh Year of Sustained SMS Growth

February 25, 2013

Delivers 5.3 billion business-to-consumer SMS transactions in 2012

BARCELONA, SPAIN (February 25, 2013) - mBlox, the leader in mobile engagement, today announced another record year of mobile marketing and engagement, with 5.3 billion business-to-consumer interactions delivered in 2012, across more than 180 countries and over 1083 mobile network operators.

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mBlox Expands Investment in Next Generation Mobile Engagement Platform

January 30, 2013

Increases Focus on Global Mobile Messaging Products and Exits Payments Business

Sunnyvale, CA and London, UK - January 30, 2013 - mBlox, the leader in global mobile business to consumer engagement, today announced a restructuring of its operations to finalize its exit from the Premium SMS and carrier direct payments business. The plan announced today by new CEO, Tom Cotney, includes an investment plan to enhance its worldwide network for mobile delivery, and the integration of its network with new technology developed in its Lund, Sweden mobile technology laboratory.

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mBlox Announces Tom Cotney As New CEO

December 3, 2012

New CEO will drive geographical expansion and increase product offerings

Sunnyvale, CA and London – December 3, 2012 – Today, mBlox announced the appointment of Thomas M. (Tom) Cotney, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Cotney brings expertise in revenue growth, global expansion and value-added software platforms in a range of sectors. Cotney joins the company effective immediately and will be responsible for leading mBlox into new growth areas for mobile engagement.

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mBlox Updates Messaging Product Line In Face Of Exploding Demand For Business-To-Consumer SMS

October 8, 2012

London, UK - 8 October 2012: mBlox, the leader in global mobile engagement, today announced a new, enhanced SMS product portfolio in response to businesses’ increasing need for mobile messaging as part of their marketing and communication strategy.

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mBlox Announces Rich Push Messaging and Geo-fencing Available Through New Developer Program

October 4, 2012

SUNNYVALE, CA (October 4, 2012) – mBlox, the leader in global mobile engagement, today announced the availability of a new mBlox Developer Program, available at Combining mobile engagement APIs, a web-based dashboard and pay as you go pricing, the program makes it easy and cost effective for Web and mobile developers to build effective mobile engagement APIs into their mobile applications.

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mBlox Announces Smart Groups: Automated Contextual Targeting for Mobile Applications

October 1, 2012

SUNNYVALE, CA (October 1, 2012) – mBlox, the leader in global mobile engagement, today announced the addition of Smart Groups to mBlox EngageTM, a cloud-based mobile engagement platform which enables companies to create, automate and measure meaningful marketing campaigns for their mobile application users. Smart Groups make it easy to automate the delivery of highly targeted, contextually relevant messages and push notifications to consumers by auto-populating their membership in campaigns based on their real-time behavior, location and local time.

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