We're starting with thanks early by saying we are grateful to the official PR firm for CRM Idol, Ubiquity, Inc. run by the inimitable Aly Saxe, a long time friend of many of the judges and of the competition the last couple of years. Let's introduce Aly now so you can see how amazing she and Ubiquity are.
Aly has been working in the mass communications industry for 15 years, starting first as a journalist, then jumping to the dark side in 2002. She's created award winning PR campaigns while helping technology and BtoB startups get on the map. As a writer and producer in broadcast news, Aly started her career at KVOA in Tucson, then KTVK in Phoenix, AZ. Finding interest in the PR side of the coin, Aly moved on from the newsroom to the Arizona Department of Transportation where she was a spokesperson and public information officer. In 2005, Aly moved into the PR agency world where she focused on technology and BtoB services for private and public companies. This is where she fell in love with entrepreneurship and technology startups. In 2007, Aly started Ubiquity PR to focus solely on these types of businesses and she hasn't looked back. She loves a good underdog, and her biggest thrill is when a startup emerges as a serious player in their industry. Ubiquity PR's clients are regularly featured in top industry press including Wall Street Journal,VentureBeat, Forbes and TechCrunch. They speak at their leading industry events, work with analysts like Gartner and Forrester, and take home awards such as the Inc. 500. There's no where Aly would rather be than in the trenches with the entrepreneurs.
Aly earned a Bachelors degree in Media Art and Communication from the University of Arizona and a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Despite popular belief, Aly does have a life. She enjoys running, yoga, and spending what limited free time she has building amazing castles, boats, and other structures out of wooden blocks with her daughter Lola.