Gridsum Co-president Michael Xu appointed as SEMPO International Ambassador

Gridsum Co-president Michael Xu appointed as SEMPO International Ambassador

BEIJING, Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gridsum Holding Inc. ("Gridsum" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: GSUM), a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and artificial intelligence ("AI") solutions in China, today announced that Mr. Michael Yang Xu, co-president of Gridsum, has been appointed as the International Ambassador of the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO).

Established in 2003, SEMPO is a non-profit organization headquartered in Massachusetts, USA. Its mission is to serve the digital and search engine marketing community and promote the value and awareness of search engine marketing on a global scale.

SEMPO's 2018 Board of Directors election was held on July 17, 2018. 15 members were elected to the Board, many of whom are from internationally renowned companies including Google, Microsoft, Thomson Reuters and Lego. The International Ambassador position is a newly created role at SEMPO, and Michael's responsibility will be to promote professional development and foster interaction among members across the globe, keep them informed about the latest digital marketing trends.

Mr. Michael Yang Xu, co-president of Gridsum, commented, "It is my honor to be appointed as the International Ambassador of SEMPO. Gridsum has always been supportive of the organization since we joined in 2009 in an effort to promote search engine marketing throughout the Greater China area. We will continue working with SEMPO to build an international platform to serve the thriving and innovative digital marketing community in China."


SEMPO is a global non-profit organization serving the search engine marketing industry and marketing professionals engaged in it. Our purpose is to provide a foundation for industry growth through building stronger relationships, fostering awareness, providing education, promoting the industry, generating research, and creating a better understanding of search and its role in marketing.

About Gridsum 

Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) is a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and AI solutions for multinational and domestic enterprises and government agencies in China. Gridsum's core technology, the Gridsum Big Data Platform, is built on a distributed computing framework and performs real-time multi-dimensional correlation analysis of both structured and unstructured data. This enables Gridsum's customers to identify complex relationships within their data and gain new insights that help them make better business decisions. The Company is named "Gridsum" to symbolize the combination of distributed computing (Grid) and analytics (sum). As a digital intelligence pioneer, the Company's mission is to help enterprises and government organizations in China use data in new and powerful ways to make better informed decisions and be more productive.

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