HENDERSON, NV–(Marketwired – May 2, 2017) – mCig, Inc. (OTCQB: MCIG) a leading distributor of innovative products, technologies and services for the global medical cannabis industry is pleased to announce the signing of Alex Mardikian as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer.
Mardikian has in excess of twenty years of brand marketing, manufacturing and data management, experienced in small to medium scale startups in both private and public sectors internationally.
The experience of Mr. Mardikian goes from owning and operating various successful companies, based in design, digital innovation and trends with operations and offices based in multiple continents. He offers an intrinsic role and proven strength in what is known as guerrilla marketing.
“Whether B2B or B2C, I believe passionately that great marketing essentials are the same. We all are emotional beings looking for relevance, context and connection. I am extremely excited to be part of and to be able to contribute from my value of strengths, commitment, diversity and relations to better further the success of mCig, Inc. and its shareholders”, says Alex Mardikian.
Mardikian’s expertise extends into customer loyalty and retention, data mining, aggregation, rewards/deals/incentives platforms, geo-temporal systems, credit card processing theory, merchant services, and program information design. His education is in Mechanical Engineering specific to Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology.
Mardikian’s background is in global brands and licensing based on exclusivity, as demonstrated with various ventures include:
- Von Dutch Original, as CEO and Designer of Von Dutch Kustom & Von Dutch Garage
- Ed Hardy and Christian Audigier, as a partner and owner or 12 licenses of the brands and their sub-categories
- The rock legend group The WHO, with exclusive licensing of Quadrophenia personally assigned by Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey
- A branding partner to CARO Marketing in the interest of the GRAMMY Label, an appointment by the Recording Academy
- A founding principal of publicly traded company Sonic Jet Performance and Force Protection, publicly traded on the OTC and then successfully listed on the Nasdaq
- Schlumberger Industries, Western Regional Manager, Product Design and Certification
With MegaUpload and Kim Dotcom, Mardikian played an important role leveraging consumer and media data, tying together marketing and branding relations with his A-level celebrities for MegaUpload, MegaMovie, MegaClick, MegaBox, Baboom and N1.
“As a second generation designer and marketer, having an open mind is key … but nevertheless grew to understand people do not plan to fail, but rather, they fail to plan. So I find it imperative to create a roadmap and execute based on an agreed framework, engaging the most knowledgeable and best in trade, in order to fortify a quality outcome, measured by consistency and the mindset to perpetually always improve.” ~ Alex Mardikian
Currently he as an advisor and project based partner with F1 Design which serves mainstream luxury markets of automotive and super yacht branding, specific to licensing, supply chain and celebrity relations and endorsements. He is also the Western hemisphere branding ambassador for the 2018 World Nomad Games and guest relations in Central Asia.
He is also appointed director and strategist for the Veterans for Autism non-profit group working with veterans and children suffering with autism and ptsd.
mCig, Inc. is excited to welcome Alex Mardikian on board.
mCig, Inc. also invites shareholders, prospective investors and interested parties to visit our newly redesigned website at http://www.mciggroup.com.
About mCIG Group (OTCQB: MCIG)
Headquartered in Henderson, Nevada, mCig, Inc. (OTCQB: MCIG) is a diversified company servicing the legal cannabis, hemp and CBD markets via its lifestyle brands. mCig, Inc. is committed to being the leading distributor of technology, products, and services to fit the needs of a rapidly expanding industry. mCig, Inc. has transitioned from a vaporizer manufacturer to industry leading large scale, full service cannabis cultivation construction company with its Grow Contractors division currently operating in the rapidly expanding Nevada market.
mCig, Inc. also employs a world renowned tech team and has recently entered the tech space to satisfy its evolving role in technology and in keeping its growing following up to speed.
The company looks forward to growing its core competencies to service the ancillary legal Cannabis, Hemp and CBD markets, with broader expansion to take place once federal laws change. With over seventy five years of experience combined between the key players that make up the Cannabis Grow Contractors Division, mCig, Inc. is proud to work with Cannabis Industry leaders and provide broad and rounded solutions for legal growers nationwide.
About the 420 Cloud App
The 420 Cloud app features a useful and unified cross-channel platform comprised of numerous layers of subscriber functions and behaviors, an immersive experience extremely useful for networking and learning, a technically robust 420 cannabis jobs search system (420jobsearch.com), marijuana news media platform (weedistry.com) and integrates a commerce networking platform, strengthening reach and exposure throughout it’s various channels. The platforms feature a full scale, cross-channel, ad network, spread throughout an enterprise of intuitive systems, scalable for high traffic and utilize big data conversion for monetization and analytics. The app plans to create revenue through gamification, advanced functions, features and micro-transactions, along with ads and partnerships with dispensaries.
The successful app market has grown from $45 billion in 2015 to $76 billion in 2017, and the marijuana market totaled $6.7 billion in 2016 and growing according to Forbes. In addition to current endeavors with large scale marijuana grow construction (growcontractors.org), mCig, Inc.’s alignment with these growing industries can greatly benefit the company’s growth and revenues.
About the Development Team
Having acquired part of the former Megaupload development team, a tech team with an impressive and proven track record, mCig is able to build an enterprise platform to accommodate scalability, performance and growth. The team is led by Chief Technologist, Andrus Nomm, recognized as the senior operative and programming lead in the popular online file sharing, streaming and ad serving websites of MEGAupload, MEGAclick and MEGAvideo. The sites served approximately 50 million users per day over 6500+ servers, monetizing over a quarter billion USD in advertising and subscription revenue.
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