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Last October, private equity firm Blackstone Group entered the digital media and marketing industry for the first time in its 30-plus year history by acquiring a minority stake in Ai Media, a search engine marketing organization that defines itself as an agency rather than an ad-tech company. This week Blackstone, whose CEO Stephen Schwarzman currently serves as President Donald Trump’s economic advisor, reinforced its investment as Ai Media named John Bernbach chairman of the board. Bernbach

"Improving ROI is Ai Media Group's core expertise," said GPROSplus™ CEO Pat Patregnani, who added that the selection followed a competitive review. "I learned of their work from the success with other clients and a longtime friend and associate employed by Ai Media Group, Donna Golden-Uliano, located here in South Florida. After several weeks of communication centered around our mission, vision, strategy and Donna's daily communication regarding Ai Media Group's credibility, we decided to do

For 30 years, Blackstone Group LP has spent billions scooping up portfolio companies across a wide variety of sectors. But until now, digital media marketing wasn't one of them. As of Tuesday, the New York-based firm is backing Ai Media Group, an eight year-old company that has become known for its unique brand of search engine marketing. The company reports its findings back to clients in real time, with the idea that it can drive sales and leads, aside from tracking clicks. Other than

Ai Media Group, LLC (“Ai”) and Blackstone announced today that funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities have made a minority investment in Ai. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “On behalf of our customers and our talented and dedicated associates, we couldn't be more enthusiastic about working with Blackstone at this important phase of the company's development,” said Andy Fenster, Ai’s Chief Executive Officer. “Blackstone’s vision, resources and commitment

The Texas Aces, a Little League baseball team sponsored by Ai Media Group, won the Prestonwood 13U championship on November 10th, 2016, in Plano, Texas. The game was tight until the bottom of fourth inning. Big hits by Luke Post, Caleb Wells, Sam Taylor, Max Kessner and Joshua Ostrom broken things open. On the mound Taylor, Corbin McDonald and Kayden Sutt combined for a two hitter in the 8-1 win. Owen Wise had a big play defensively and was a brick wall behind the plate. Members of the Aces

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