Eric Friedman

Eric Friedman is Global Senior Director of Sales and Revenue Operations at Foursquare.  He joined as fFoursquare first got started, focussing on growing the merchant community, and is now focussed on building up the sales team and generating revenue for the Company.

Areas of Focus;
National Sales
Local Sales
International Sales
Foursquare Audience Network (programmatic practice built in house)

Eric was formerly at Union Square Ventures, a venture capital firm focussed on early stage web services and technology companies.  He also spent three years working at Reprise Media, a full service SEM, SEO, and social media agency startup that was acquired by IPG in 2007.  Prior to that Eric spent time at Grey Advertising working at Mediacom and Beyond Interactive with clients within both divisions.  Eric has combined his entrepreneurial interests and experience in product management, finance, marketing, and account management in his work.  Eric has a BBA from George Washington University.

I use this blog as a platform for my own views, not that of my employer, and to get feedback on ideas, think about projects and learn new things.


This site was originally started as an experiment of blogging in general and a way to participate in the conversation. Since its inception it has grown to include a network of other marketing and technology bloggers, become a source for marketers looking to define marketing 2.0 topics, and become standard marketing reading for many in their daily blog rolling.

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If you want to get in touch send me an email at Eric Friedman AT gmail


Speaking Engagements / Other stuff


3/31/2014 – Launch of Foursquare Ad products in LatAm with IMS – AdExchanger

3/27/2014 – Launch of Foursquare Ads in LatAM – ClickZ

2/27/2014 – Foursquare Audience Network overview – AdAge

2/17/2012 – GW Alumni Blog

11/07/11 – WSJ Live Lunch – Steve Jobs book interview

11/01/11 – Social Media Analtyics

10/11/11 – Web 2.0 Expo NY – Play to Win: How RadioShack and foursquare partner on location marketing

09/22/11 – ABC Segment  with Tory Johnson

06/08/2011 – Social Discovery and the Implicit graph – Union Square Ventures – Curated conversation with about 35 participants – blog post

06/07/2011 –OMMA Mobile 2011 – New Deal: Will Coupons, Flash Sales, Check-Ins Localize Mobile?

SXSW 2011

InAustin SXSW – A Connecting People Film

May 2010 – Social Media Symposium – New World Stage