Kevin Harrington, Original "Shark" on "Shark Tank" Agrees to Join SharkReach Board of Directors

Harrington Is The Inventor Of The Infomercial, and Pioneer of the "As Seen On TV" Industry. He has launched over 500 products resulting in more than $5 Billion in sales worldwide.

Apr 05, 2016, 07:45 ET from SharkReach Inc

HERMOSA BEACH, California, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

SharkReach, Inc. (OTC: SHRK) ("SharkReach®" or the "Company") a millennial influence marketing company today announced that Kevin Harrington has agreed to join the Company's Board of Directors.

Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur over the last 40 years. He is an Original Shark on the ABC hit, Emmy winning TV show, "Shark Tank." He is also the Inventor of the Infomercial, As Seen On TV Pioneer, Co- Founder of the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) and one of the founding board members of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO). Kevin has launched over 20 businesses that have grown to over $100 million in sales each, has been involved in more than a dozen public companies, and has launched over 500 products generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide with iconic brands and celebrities such as Jack Lalanne, Tony Little, George Foreman, and the new I-Grow hair restoration product on QVC. Kevin has extensive experience in business all over the world, opening distribution outlets in over 100 countries worldwide. His success led Mark Burnett to hand pick Kevin to become an Original Shark on Shark Tank where he filmed over 175 segments.

Kevin currently operates a private consulting firm where he works with companies to; increase distribution; analyze electronic retailing opportunities; effectively market on digital, social media, TV, radio, or print; source manufacturing; and to create celebrity relationships. In today's competitive world, companies cannot operate the way they have in the past because of the advancements in technology and the digital marketplace. Kevin provides the advice and expertise on how to navigate the constant changing distribution and marketing outlets. Kevin also brings his Rolodex and relationships to all companies he works with.

Mr. Harrington also currently serves as a member of the board of Celsius Holdings, Inc., (CELH).

Kevin got his start as a young entrepreneur in the early 80's when he invested $25,000 and launched Quantum International. This turned in to a $500 million per year business on the New York Stock Exchange and drove the stock price from $1 to $20 per share. After selling his interest in Quantum International, he formed a joint Venture with the Home Shopping Network, called HSN Direct, which grew to hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. Entrepreneur Magazine has called him one of the top Entrepreneurs of our time.

Aside from speaking to audiences across five continents, Kevin's influence has reached over 100 million people through his multi-media presence and industry dominance. A prominent business thought leader, he is often featured and quoted as a business leaders in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, CNBC, Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, Fortune, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, The View, Squawk Box, Fox Business, and more. He is a regular contributor to, and has published acclaimed books like Act Now! How I Turn Ideas Into Million Dollar Products as well as the best seller, Key Person of Influence.

He is one of the founding board members of the EO (Entrepreneurs Organization), which has grown to 45 countries and thousands of members, generating over $500 Billion of member sales. In 1990 he co founded the global direct to consumer organization and trade show, the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA). Today ERA is the exclusive trade association to represent a global $350-billion direct-to-consumer market place, encompassing 450 different companies in 45 countries.

The true value of Kevin is not only the 40 years of his knowledge of building businesses but also what he can do for other companies in many industries with his global Rolodex and his ability to solve problems.

Mr. Harrington joins Eric Pilkington who also recently agreed to join the Board of the company.

Mr. Pilkington over the course of his impressive career has served as Managing Director of Digital Strategy at IBM Watson and was also the Global Chief Digital Officer at McCann, which is owned by advertising giant Interpublic Group. Mr. Pilkington currently serves as Senior Principal for BCG Digital Ventures, where he leads a group of technologists, designers, and strategists to transform and create new revenue and business channels for the Fortune 200.

For over 20 years, Eric Pilkington has been leading the charge in developing new and innovative approaches to marketing communications and technology.

His talent, technical skill and marketing knowledge has yielded award-winning and powerful digital communications for some of today's top companies and most recognizable companies and brands, which include Apple, AT&T, Google, HP, Nike, Samsung, and Sony. Eric is particularly passionate about technology's potential to radically change the ways that people engage with health and wellness.

A proven thought leader and Google Glass Explorer, Eric was named as one of the most influential people in Digital Health and Pharma by

At the time of his announcement to join the Board, Mr. Pilkington stated: "One of the ways in which I can help the Company is to introduce them to the agencies… the agencies need to have the capability to use the latest and potentially most effective ways of reaching more people, of creating more measurable views for their key clients campaigns. Since most of these large multi-national agencies do not have that ability in-house, SharkReach can provide those services right now so the agencies can better serve and retain their clients."

"This is the second in a line of key strategic Board of Director appointments that the Company plans to make in order to help the Company quickly grow in the social media influencer market... to help it become the premiere player in the space. Getting Kevin, another renown visionary to agree to serve on our board is, I believe, the right marriage at the right time. His ability to bring the right strategic relationships and his knowledge of utilizing the public company to build thru acquisitions, is second to none," said Steve Smith, SharkReach Founder and CEO.

For more information of Kevin Harrington, please visit his website at: .

An 8K will be filed once Mr. Harrington has officially been appointed the Board.

About SharkReach, Inc.  

SharkReach, Inc. (OTC Markets: SHRK). SharkReach is a Disruptive Millennial Media Company that combines the strength of an Influencer Owned Network with Proprietary Technology for creating, posting, managing and monitoring Branded Sharable Content.

What sets SharkReach apart from other companies in the marketplace is that its influencers (both grass roots individuals and Celebrities) are also its shareholders… and that its network has a larger potential market reach than the top 5 television networks combined!

20,000+ Influencers… with 500+ million Followers… with 200+ million Likes & Shares… produces an Aggregate Reach of 2.9 billion.

SharkReach as one of the first companies in this space is an established leader in Influence Marketing. It presently has the largest footprint, and plans to further enlarge its market share through various select acquisitions. It has shown that is has the unique ability to reach the Gen Y and Millennial demographic.  

Millennials Demand exacting standards in the products and services that are essential to satisfying their social conscience and personal needs. They are the first of several generations to come that will veer away from traditional media. They do NOT watch television, and they do not trust brands and commercials. Their purchasing decisions are impacted by the individuals, friends, and celebrities that they follow on Social Media and YouTube.

Historically, and in this order, television, radio, magazine and newspaper advertising were the ways to reach clients. To reach more clients and to increase sales, Celebrity Endorsements were added to Brands to increase the effectiveness of these traditional media outlets.

Sponsored Social Media… Influence Marketing… now sits atop the field!

In a recent report of the most effective marketing ratings, Influence Marketing, in absolute ratings, beat Celebrity Endorsements, Television, Radio, Magazine and Newspaper advertising.

In the last year alone, Influencer Marketing has seen positive gains, significantly out-pacing all tested approaches in "Positive Momentum":

        Momentum Change in Marketer Regard      vs.    Year Ago
                Influencer Marketing                   -7/+65
                Celeb Endorsements                    -12/+21
                TV Ads                                -20/+12
                Radio Ads                             -32/+11
                Magazine Ads                           -36/+4
                Newspaper Ads                          -56/+6
                Source: IZEA, Halverson Group

Our Tracking & Reporting platform and quantifying systems enable clients to select suitable Influencers and to track campaigns in ways they have not been available before.

There are three main components:

SharkRank:  Influencer Ranking System and Influencer Marketplace.

Allows clients to select suitable Influencers for their Campaign utilizing Shark Rank's proprietary influencer-ranking algorithm.  

SharkScore:  Campaign Level Reporting Engine.

Reporting engine that allows clients to log in and view the statistics of delivery of the campaign in real time calculating impressions, views, like and shares, carrying the reporting across all social media outlets and the web. 

SharkPulse:  Campaign Effectiveness Monitoring & Brand Sentiment Reporting. 

SharkPulse Real-Time Reporting Dashboard allows our clients to view in real-time the activity of their campaigns through our proprietary dashboard… across all social media networks! It monitors brand sentiment across Social Media and the Web a first in influencer marketing. Ability to set up auto responders for Negative posts. Acts as an insurance policy for your brand allowing you to follow every conversation and respond.  


For more information on SharkReach, please visit the Company's website at

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