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About Us

Through technology and innovation—machine learning and AI-driven insights—BENlabs empowers brands and creators with the means to reach advertising-wary consumers in authentic ways, in the right place, at the right time.

Our global roster of Fortune 500 brands includes Microsoft, General Motors, Frito-Lay, Bloomingdales, Reckitt Benckiser and more. We work with these brands to create unskippable content that drives engagement and sales.

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Our Vision

Be the architect, destination, and protector of the creator community and economy

Our Mission

To continually inspire and empower you to create entertainment, content, and art

OUR AI TECH TEAM

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Ricky Ray Butler

CEO
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Michelle Wang

Chief of Staff
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Ted Sheffield

Chief Operations Officer
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Erin Schmidt

Chief Product Placement Officer
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Jake Maughan

Chief Creator (Influencer) Officer
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Tyler Folkman

Chief Technology Officer, Chief AI Officer
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Travis Simon

VP of Marketing, BENlabs | TubeBuddy
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Justin Buckner

Head of Human Resources
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James Myrick

General Manager of AI SaaS and Growth Marketing

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Tyler Folkman

Chief Technology and AI Officer

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Alex McFadyen

EVP Technology, Head of Technology Evangelism

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Brad Fergusen

Senior Director, Advanced Analytics & Insight

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Dr Jimmy

Director, Data Scientist

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Jeff Barlow

VP, Engineering

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Neal Varner

VP, PRODUCT

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Schubert Carvahlo

Director, AI Science

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Jes Fitt

Director, Product

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Kayla Gesek

Product Operations Lead

Take a peek into our future ventures

Technology

At BENlabs, it’s intelligent data, not big data. We’re building tech for an industry that didn’t even exist 10 years ago. Join us in solving challenges that impact every media platform. The future of a creator’s workspace is intelligence, and we want you to be part of it.

Product Placement
Product Placement Team

We help connect audiences, brands, and production partners through TV & Film entertainment. Creating memorable moments that define characters, further the story, engage audiences, and last a lifetime.

Influencer Marketing

At BENLabs we leverage cutting-edge insights derived from proprietary AI to build meaningful relationships between creators & companies in a way that places brands directly in front of relevant audiences that are eager to engage. Join Us.

TubeBuddy

At TubeBuddy, we’re on a mission to be every YouTuber’s best friend. We’re passionate about providing the best resources, education, and tools to empower creators at every stage as they create, manage, and grow their channels.

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Tyler Folkman

Chief Technology and AI Officer

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Alex McFadyen

EVP Technology, Head of Technology Evangelism

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Brad Fergusen

Senior Director, Advanced Analytics & Insight

AWARDS

Ricky Ray Butler

“Ad Age 40 under 40 Recipient”
Awarded: 2018

Caressa Douglas

“Cynopsis Top Women in Digital for Corporate Visionary”
Awarded: 2018

Erin Schmidt

“Cynopsis Top Women in Media”
Awarded: 2019

Karen Kehm

“DMN 40 Under 40 Marketers”
Awarded: 2018

Vanessa McCullers

“AdClub NYC Rockstar”
Awarded: 2022

Ricky Ray Butler

“Ad Age 40 under 40 Recipient”
Awarded: 2018

Caressa Douglas

“Cynopsis Top Women in Digital for Corporate Visionary”
Awarded: 2018

Erin Schmidt

“Cynopsis Top Women in Media”
Awarded: 2019

Additional Projects

2017 Social Good Awards
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

2017 and 2018 Inc 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

Streamy Awards 2019: EA Honorable Mention

2020 Brand Awards Agency of the Year

2021 Brand Storytelling Awards
Best Use of Brand/Product integration into existing IP
BENlabs and Old Navy

Streamy Awards 2021: Influencer Agency of the Year

Nomination for The Drum 2022: Best Brand/Influencer Collaboration for Durex/Lil Nas X

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News & Press

Global ad disclosures for influencers and creators

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The FTC and Beyond: Ad Disclosure Rules Around the World
AI marketing news digest

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AI Insight: The Monthly Digest
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AI Insight: The Monthly Digest
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AI Insight: The Monthly Digest

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Top Product Placement Monthly Insights – September 2023

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Top Product Placement Monthly Insights – August 2023

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