Derick Downs

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Derick Downs
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Born (1984-01-18) 18 January 1984 (age 34)
Residence San Diego, California, US
Known for Novelty websites, marketing services, Pokeymongo
Website derickdowns.com

Derick Downs (born 18 January 1984) is a San Diego-based entrepreneur notable for creating a large number of websites and business ventures, including Pokeymongo,[1] various novelty websites such as Ship Your Glitter[2] and Drop A Deuce,[3] and advertising service Follow Per Click. Downs states that he has created around 50 such websites, some of which have been moderately successful, with Pokeymongo reportedly receiving thousands of concurrent users when it launched.[4] Downs has also been a speaker at a number of conferences, including "Art of Marketing" by the San Diego chapter of the American Marketing Association.[5]

Websites and services[edit]

Pokeymongo[edit]

Downs created the website Pokeymongo in July 2016. The site provides third-party information about the popular mobile game Pokémon Go, the website's name being a deliberate misspelling of the name of the game. Downs decided to sell the website on the basis that he did not have enough time to run it. Pokeymongo sold for $3500 USD on bidding website Flippa.[6]

Follow Per Click[edit]

Follow Per Click is a Google-based advertising service created by Downs. Its main premise is that it uses personalised banner advertisements targeted at specific users.[7]

Other ventures[edit]

Downs runs Outside The Box Digital Agency (OTBDA), a marketing agency.[8] He also owns a dog treat line, Nak Snacks.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Entrepreneur Derick Downs Set to Capitalize on Pokemon Go Craze With Auction for Website Pokeymongo". Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Who's the Bomb? Glitter's the Bomb, and It's Going Viral". Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Entrepreneur Launches Prank App: "Drop A Deuce"". Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pokeymongo.com". Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Fifth Annual Art of Marketing Conference Scheduled for November 12, 2015". Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Pokeymongo.com". Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Producthunt.com: FollowPerClick". Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "OTBDA.com About". Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Naksnacks.com About". Retrieved 21 August 2016.