David Politis is a Utah-based “Fractional” Marketing Executive with proven success at assessing corporate needs, crafting breakthrough publicity, public relations, marketing and communications programs, and driving action in the marketplace to increase corporate value.
For 30+ years, David has defined and directed campaigns that have helped his clients and employers realize over $1.1 billion in increased valuations through Public Offerings, IPOs, increased share prices, mergers, acquisitions, debt offerings, and venture capital, strategic and private financings.
As Chief Marketing Officer for MULTIVOICE, he led the renaming, rebranding and new marketing and corporate communications efforts for the firm from Fall 2014 through Spring 2016. Prior to joining MULTIVOICE, David was CMO for Xi3 Corporation, an emerging startup he helped grow from 4 to 100 employees within three years. During his tenure with Xi3 (and its predecessor company, ISYS Technologies, Inc.), David:
Prior to joining ISYS / Xi3, David served as a full-time public relations, investor relations, marketing and communications consultant to hundreds of high-tech, biotech, healthcare and outdoor/recreation companies ranging from multinationals like SANYO, Schwinn, GTE and Apple to midsize enterprises and emerging start-ups.
From 1990 to 2010, he ran Politis Communications, one of the leading boutique high-tech and life science PR/IR/Marcom agencies in the Rocky Mountain region. In addition, he also formed and ran SOAR Communications from 2004 to 2009, a marketing agency focused on the Sports, Outdoor, Athletics and Recreation markets.
David has been an active supporter of the technology and business community in Utah since 1987. For example, most recently he has served as a Board Member and Officer of ACG Utah (the Utah chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth), a position he held from 2011 through 2014.
Other pro-bono positions he has held include
David’s first book — 66 RULES for Publicity Success: Boost Your Company’s Value for Pennies on the Dollar — was published in October 2016. Although anyone working in marketing or public relations can benefit from his book, the goal of 66 RULES for Publicity Success is to help entrepreneurs, inventors, business owners, scientists and others learn how to apply Publicity RULES to their advantage, specifically to Drive Action in the marketplace and Boost the Value of their inventions and firms in the process.
One of the more interesting aspects of David’s career is his ongoing effort to observe, chronicle and support the successful efforts of Utah’s high-tech businesses and technologists in order to help make technology and science an everyday part of life in modern society. To do this, he began writing “Utah Tech Watch,” a self-syndicated column that began at The Daily Herald and quickly expanded from semi-weekly to weekly status. In less than a year, ”Utah Tech Watch” was carried by two other Utah papers: The Enterprise (the Salt Lake-based business weekly) and the Deseret News. Over time, David added email distribution of the column to interested parties.
At its height during the 10-year-span from mid-1994 to mid-2004, “Utah Tech Watch” had a weekly circulation of roughly 140,000 readers and reached an estimated audience each week of over 280,000. His ability to make technical matters easily understood by the general public also made him a favorite among local journalists, many of whom often turned to David for on-the-record comments on topics ranging from computer viruses to the technology heavy NASDAQ Stock Market.
David regularly delivers presentations and speeches on various marketing and business topics at universities, colleges and conferences before audiences as large as 5,000 people. He also taught an “Introduction to Public Relations” course for five semesters as an Adjunct Professor at Brigham Young University and at BYU’s Salt Lake Center.
Throughout his career, David and his agencies received more than 50 industry awards on David and his agencies for their work. Additionally, David has helped numerous organizations garner hundreds of awards and plaudits, including such recognition as:
David received his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from BYU.