Luca Benini

Luca Benini


SVP, GM EMEA at Olapic, Inc.

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(October 2015) I am excited to join the talented, ambitious and innovative team at Olapic to lead the EMEA operations.
(2015) I launched my own startup, 1stmpression.com, to address a problem that I faced over and over again in my career: candidate selection & time efficiency. With talented devs we got the technology ready and on the launch pad, and now that I am back in the Marketing Tech SaaS world, it is ready to go for the sky without me.
(2013-2014) Up until the end of 2014 I was GM EMEA, Sales, at Socialbakers, a global leader in Social Analytics and Content Management SaaS technology. I was hired to transition the company's business model from Transactional to Enterprise. New processes, new territories, new talent to join the EMEA team, more senior and solution-oriented (25+ new people). Successfully executed on the plan, and delivered amazing new logos and consolidated partnerships with our most strategic clients in the region, Vodafone, Tesco, Orange, Beiersdorf, Adidas, LVMH, L'Oreal, EMAAR, Unilever, Nestle, Mercedes, TUI, Lamborghini, MSC Cruises, to name but a few. Revenues doubled in 2014 (http://onforb.es/1HA0VvQ), strengthening our position as the leading Social Media technology for Marketers.
(2011-2013) Before joining Socialbakers, I launched Buddy Media operations in Europe as the MD. Buddy Media was acquired by Salesforce.com in 2012, and I joined the EU leadership team of the newly formed Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
(2005-2011) Prior to Buddy Media, I was global digital measurement firm comScore's third employee in Europe, joining the virtual start-up team in 2005. At comScore I lead sales and account management, defined and executed GTM strategies, secured major wins and built strong teams in key EU countries.
(2000-2005) Before joining comScore I spent 6 years at Yahoo!, both in Milan and in London, with responsibilities on customer data and research, supporting European sales and marketing operations.


SVP, GM EMEA

Olapic, Inc.

| October 2015 – Present, London, United Kingdom

Olapic is the leading visual content marketing engine for collecting, curating and showcasing consumer-generated photos across marketing channels and in e-commerce environments. Olapic collects consumer photos and videos from social media sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Vine, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr to help brands and retailers significantly increase sales and marketing campaign performance by creating more authentic brand experiences. With more than 100 employees, Olapic is headquartered in New York City with offices in Cordoba, Argentina, and London. Olapic works with more than 250 of the world’s most iconic brands across multiple verticals including FMCG, travel, fashion, beauty, home, consumer electronics, and luxury goods. Clients include L'Oreal, Adidas, Magnum, Zalando, Cath Kidston, Christian Louboutin, Desigual, Coach, GUESS, Hilton, Hyatt, JetBlue, YSL, Karen Millen, Knoll, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Tag Heuer, Veuve Clicquot. Reach out if you want to talk about the future of Visual Marketing at unprecedented scale!


Co-founder & 1st Impressionist

1stmpression.com

| January 2015 – Present (1 year 1 month)London

1stmpression.com is a micro-interview video platform for modern recruitment. We make candidate selection effective, collaborative and fun. We are currently in proof-of-concept phase, get in touch if you want to know more! www.1stmpression.com the 1stmpression team is working behind the scenes on something special for the future of micro-interviews and smart candidate selection. As of October 2015 I don't have any executive position within the company.


Co-founder

TechItalia London Meetup

| July 2014 – Present (1 year 7 months)London, United Kingdom

We created TechItalia London as an opportunity for Italians in London who work in Tech to get together as a community, help each other, share ideas and do some professional networking. We are now around 550 active members, and our regular monthly events bring together more than 70 people each time. If you want to join us please see: http://www.meetup.com/TechItaliaLondon/ Read more here: http://www.techeconomy.it/2015/03/03/la-comunita-tech-italiana-a-londra-si-organizza-nasce-tech-italia-london/ [ITALIAN]


GM EMEA, Sales

Socialbakers.com

| July 2013 – December 2014 (1 year 6 months)London, United Kingdom

Socialbakers is the global leader in Social Analytics, and it provides access to the world's largest set of Social data for Brands. With actionable analytics and insights, Socialbakers helps clients understanding what works in the competitive landscape of social media and applying that know-how to improve their social marketing results.


MD Europe

Salesforce Buddy Media

| August 2011 – July 2013 (2 years)London, United Kingdom

Salesforce Marketing Cloud is the social enterprise software of choice for 8 out of 10 top global advertisers, and it enables them to maximize their marketing strategies across their presences on social networks and open websites. Companies are able to listen and measure sentiment about their brand, engage their audience and create a relationship, establish and nurture a community, optimize social advertising, publish content that is engaging and drives conversions and increases top line revenues.


VP, Commercial Director, comScore Europe

comScore, Inc.

| January 2010 – August 2011 (1 year 8 months)London, United Kingdom

-Joined comScore in 2005 as part of the European virtual startup team, EU n. 3 employee, and was instrumental to the development of the Client Service and Sales / Account Management teams, supporting the phenomenal growth (x30) of the pan-EU business. -Reporting directly to the EMEA MD, as VP - Commercial Director I had full responsibility on the comScore Media Metrix European sales and client relationship management teams (17 people). Counting more than 250 European companies, clients included all major media agencies networks, top publishers and advertising networks, advertisers, mobile network operators, PC and devices manufacturers. -Directly involved in the post-acquisition commercial integration of the Mobile (M:Metrics) team and the subsequent consolidation of the business proposition. -Directly involved in the post-acquisition commercial integration and cross-sell strategy of Nedstat’s solutions, leading European-based web analytics (SaaS) company.


Commercial Director, comScore Europe

comScore, Inc.

| January 2009 – December 2009 (1 year)London, United Kingdom


Senior Director, Account Management

comScore, Inc.

| June 2005 – December 2008 (3 years 7 months)London, United Kingdom


Head of Consumer Research Europe

Yahoo!

| January 2005 – June 2005 (6 months)London, United Kingdom


Senior Research Associate Europe

Yahoo!

| August 2002 – December 2004 (2 years 5 months)London, United Kingdom


Trade Research Executive Italy

Yahoo!

| August 2000 – August 2002 (2 years 1 month)Milan Area, Italy