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G2 Crowd Names Marin Software a Leader in Social Advertising Software

Foremost brands deliver positive reviews for Marin's solutions and customer support

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - November 30, 2016) - Marin Software Incorporated (NYSE: MRIN), a leading provider of cross-channel, cross-device, enterprise marketing software for advertisers and agencies, announced today that G2 Crowd has named Marin Software a "Leader" in Social Advertising Software for winter 2017.

G2 Crowd, widely known as "Yelp for software," brings peer reviews to business solutions. Enterprise software users can review different products and share insights on marketing, CRM, e-commerce, and other categories. Those looking for information on a specific product can use relevant first-hand reviews as part of the software selection process.

In G2 Crowd's Winter 2017 Social Advertising Report, Marin Software was named a Leader based on its large market presence and high customer satisfaction score. Vendors were scored based on three ratings:

  • Overall Customer Satisfaction and Net Promoter Score (NPS) based on ratings by G2 Crowd users
  • Customer satisfaction with second-level product attributes based on user reviews
  • Popularity and statistical significance based on number of ratings and reviews received by G2 Crowd

Marin Software's user reviews primarily focused on platform strength and the strong partnerships Marin forms with its customers.

"We're proud to consistently be viewed by our customers as industry leaders," said John McNulty, Vice President of Global Marketing at Marin Software. "As we continue to innovate our social offering, we're keeping pace with the fastest growing and most opportunistic channel for digital advertisers. We're honored to lead the charge in optimizing and growing our customers' social and cross-channel marketing campaigns."

About Marin Software

Marin Software Incorporated's (NYSE: MRIN) mission is to give advertisers the power to drive higher efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency in their paid marketing programs that run on the world's largest publishers. Marin provides industry leading enterprise marketing software for advertisers and agencies to measure, manage, and optimize billions of dollars in annualized ad spend across the web and mobile devices. Offering an integrated SaaS ad management platform for search, social, and display advertising, Marin helps digital marketers improve financial performance, save time, and make better decisions. Advertisers use Marin to create, target, and convert precise audiences based on recent buying signals from users' search, social, and display interactions. Headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in eight countries, Marin's technology powers marketing campaigns around the globe. For more information about Marin Software, please visit: marinsoftware.com.

About G2 Crowd

G2 Crowd, the world's leading business software review platform, leverages more than 100,000 user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. Technology buyers, investors, and analysts use the site to compare and select the best software based on peer reviews and synthesized social data. Monthly more than a half-million people visit G2 Crowd's site. Co-founded by the founder and former executives from SaaS leader BigMachines and backed by roughly $12 million in capital, G2 Crowd aims to bring authenticity and transparency to business technology research. For more information, go to G2Crowd.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the capabilities of our products and our ability to innovate. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to our ability to grow sales to new and existing customers; our ability to expand our sales and marketing capabilities; our ability to retain and attract qualified management and technical personnel; delays in the release of updates to our product platform or new features; competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, entry of new competitors and new applications; quarterly fluctuations in our operating results due to a number of factors; inability to adequately forecast our future revenues, expenses, Adjusted EBITDA, cash flows or other financial metrics; delays, reductions or slower growth in the amount spent on online and mobile advertising and the development of the market for cloud-based software; progress in our efforts to update our software platform; adverse changes in our relationships with and access to publishers and advertising agencies; level of usage and advertising spend managed on our platform; our ability to expand sales of our solutions in channels other than search advertising; any slow-down in the search advertising market generally; shift in customer digital advertising budgets from search to segments in which we are not as deeply penetrated; the development of the market for digital advertising; acceptance and continued usage of our platform and services by customers and our ability to provide high-quality technical support to our customers; material defects in our platform including those resulting from any updates we introduce to our platform, service interruptions at our single third-party data center or breaches in our security measures; our ability to develop enhancements to our platform; our ability to protect our intellectual property; our ability to manage risks associated with international operations; the impact of fluctuations in currency exchange rates, particularly an increase in the value of the dollar; near term changes in sales of our software services or spend under management may not be immediately reflected in our results due to our subscription business model; adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; and the ability to acquire and integrate other businesses, including our acquisitions of Perfect Audience and SocialMoov. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent report on Form 10-K, recent reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K which we may file from time to time, all of which are available free of charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Any of these risks could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release reflect Marin's expectations as of November 9, 2016. Marin assumes no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

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