Get to know Motive

Who We Are

We are a performance-based online and mobile marketing network that represents brands across numerous verticals

Motive Interactive is a performance-based online and mobile marketing network that represents brands across numerous verticals with a focus on user acquisition in the mobile and online game segments. A proven innovator, Motive develops and markets technologies, strategies and services that increase our advertisers' ROI's and our publishers' profits.

Founded in Lake Tahoe, Nevada in 2003, Motive maintains its technical, marketing and sales operations in San Diego, California. We remain a privately held firm whose founders and management team have been leaders in online marketing since 1996. Our staff possesses both the hands-on experience and personal dedication required to develop and execute successful marketing campaigns. We empower our advertisers and publishers with a continuous process of technology solutions, industry expertise, and a level of customer service that matches an agency of record without the price tag. Our dedication to our clients' success defines our operating philosophy.


San Diego
San Diego

Team Work

Adam Woods

Adam Woods
Business Development Manager
Adam is regarded as an expert in the mobile and online gaming space. In his 5 years with Motive he has consulted numerous game developers and publishers to assure the best user acquisition results.

I love the rush and urgency that comes with top brand clients and the satisfaction of knowing that I had an impact on the success of their marketing efforts.

You have to love what you do, and with Motive that’s easy. I have wonderful clients and colleagues that I get to work with on a daily basis, and this makes work not seem like work at all.

Shauna Hixenbaugh

Shauna Hixenbaugh
Network Controller / Senior Account Manager
Shauna takes great pride in managing the network accounting processes for both advertisers and publishers, while managing over 200 online and mobile ad campaigns, she is a multi-tasking rock star who has been with Motive for 7 years.

Teresa Feng

Teresa Feng
Media Buyer
Teresa specializes in high quality media buys and user acquisition strategies for online games, and mobile applications.

It's exciting to be at the forefront of the mobile and gaming industry; Motive is a leader in the space and I'm proud to be part of this team

Motive Interactive Inc.
6020 Cornerstone Court West Ste. 350
San Diego, CA 92121

Contact us


Feb 10 - Feb 12, 2016 | Kochava Mobile Summit

Feb 17 - Feb 18, 2016 | Mobile Growth Summit

Feb 22 - Feb 25, 2016 | Mobile World Congress - Barcelona, Spain

Mar 14 - Mar 18, 2016 | GDC, San Francisco

May 11 - May 12, 2016 | Appsworld, Santa Clara

Awards & Recognition

Motive has been recognized by Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Deloitte, San Diego Business Journal, and numerous other media sources as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. 



August 23 - Mobile Ad Platform, Motive Interactive Named to Inc. 5000 List for Third Time

August 19 - Mobile Ad Platform Motive Interactive Wins Four Globee® Business Awards for Company Growth

August 19 - CEO of San Diego Based Mobile Ad Firm Motive Interactive Named Entrepreneur of the Year

August 13 - Exciting news! TUNE officially announced the TUNE Certified Partner Program.

July 2 - Mobile-Focused Firm Scores Industry Props

March 26 - A Look Inside Motive Interactive’s Modern San Diego Office


December 4 - Quality Traffic and Global Reach Lead Motive Interactive to a Top 3 Ranking for Mobile Ad Networks in 2014

December 3 - Mobile Ad Network Motive Interactive Awarded for Quality User Acquisition, Pushing the Company from a Top 25 to One of the Top 3 Mobile Advertisers in the World

August 19 - Mobile Ad Network Named to Inc. Magazine's 33rd Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000



February 25 - Motive Interactive ranked #11 out of top 25 Mobile Ad Networks worldwide


October 8 - Motive Interactive Makes the Lead411 Tech 200 Fastest-Growing Companies List

October 2 - Motive Interactive Wins Gold and Two Bronze Awards in the 5th Annual 2013 Golden Bridge Awards

June 18 - Motive Interactive Honored as a Gold Stevie® Award Winner in the 2013 American Business Awards

May 9 - Motive Interactive Named a Finalist in the 2013 Stevie® American Business Awards.

May 7 - Motive Interactive Honored as Gold Winner in the 8th Annual 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Award in Company Growth of the Year Category

May 7 - Motive Interactive Named Finalist in the 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards

March 4 - John Teotico selected as finalist for San Diego Business Journal's CFO of the year

March 11 - Motive Interactive Launches Rebrand