succeed with mobile advertising.
We offer a set of software tools that make it very easy for marketers to create and execute their own mobile marketing and advertising campaigns.
Madmaker is the mobile ad maker that allows you to create your own responsive campaign sites in minutes along with rich media banners with no tech skills needed.
Boost Mobile Messaging is our messaging platform, containing all of our messaging services. Built, refined and proven since 2000, the platform is mature and robust, containing all the functionality you need to communicate with your clients in a smart and efficient way via SMS.Get started!
Who we are
What we want to be
To be the preferred partner for easy and effective mobile campaigning.
Why we exist
By living mobile first we deliver tools and services that help our clients and partners succeed with mobile campaigning.
Who we are
We are curious.
We are passionate.
We are reliable.
News from Boost
Boost Communications was established in 2000 as a spinoff from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. In the ensuing decade the company has grown to become a preferred supplier of mobile web, mobile marketing and mobile advertising solutions and services for brands and advertisers, publishers and agencies internationally.
Boost has key focus on the Scandinavian, UK and Middle East markets.
In 2008 we opened our Dubai office. Boost has been front runners in building up mobile advertising from scratch in the region, and we today have a leading market position within mobile advertising in the region.
In 2012 we launched Madmaker, the mobile ad marker that allows anyone to build mobile campaign sites in less than 5 minutes with no technical skills.
In 2014 we established our own development department in Krakow, Poland. In one year we have grown to become 13 highly skilled team members.
In January 2005, Boost established a US subsidiary. Boost Communications Inc, specializing in SMS messaging services for the radio and media industry in the US. In late 2006, Boost Communications became a minority shareholder of Boost Communications Inc which later changed its name to mSnap, Inc. Over the last 5 years mSnap, Inc’s management team had developed it into a market leader and now one of the largest SMS ad networks in the US. In 2010, mSnap, Inc was acquired by Marketron Broadcast Solutions, LLC.
In 2006, Boost Communications founded a new a subsidiary, Boostcom Media, to provide customer loyalty and marketing tools for shopping centers in Norway. By 2010, Boostcom Media had developed into a profitable market leader, collaborating with more than 100 shopping centers and retail chains. The company is based in Trondheim, Norway.
Boostcom Group consist of several subsidiaries.
Boost Communications AS
Fully owned subsidiary that handles the commercial activity in Scandivania
Fully owned subsidiary that handles Boost’s commercial activity in the UK market
Boost Communications FZ – LLC
Fully owned subsidiary that handles Boost’s commercial activity in the Middle East
Boost Communications S.O.O
Fully owned subsidiary that holds the Poland tech team of Boostcom Group
Boostcom Media AS
75,9% owned by Boost. Boostcom Media specialises in building up customer loyalty clubs and programmes for shopping centres, retail chains and brands that need a strong partner for smart digital marketing through their own channels. Focus on the Norwegian and Swedish markets
Øystein Skiri, Founder and CEO (40)
Øystein R. Skiri is the Founder & CEO of Boost Communications. He started Boost straight from university back in 2000, and has built Boost to become a leading mobile advertising company in several markets. For more than 14 years he has been a front runner in the evolution of mobile; from SMS services to mobile publishing and advanced mobile advertising, and he has hands-on experience from building up mobile business in markets like the Nordics, UK, Middle-East, South Africa and the US. He served as advisor in «The 2020 Group», the advisory board to the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry, and also holds board positions at ICT Norway and previously Berner Gruppen/Dagbladet, which is Norway’s second biggest tabloid. Øystein holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology and University of California, San Diego.
Tommy Andersen, CFO (47)
13 years of experience from the Norwegian Armed Forces. 7 years of experience from the oil service industry as Corporate Controller at NTE after 4 years with Kitron ASA and 3 years with emgs ASA. MSc in Business & Administration from Trondheim Business School and Military Academy.
Dr. Kjetil Kristensen, Cofounder and EVP Programme Management (39)
Co-founded Boost in 2000. 15 years of experience with acquiring pre-competitive R&D funding and running R&D projects. Frequently speaks and publishes internationally on a broad range of topics related to collaborative innovation, collaborative strategies and collaborative performance assessment. Graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Collaborative Engineering Design (PhD) from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and has been a Visiting Researcher at Stanford University
Trond-Viggo Larsen, Head of Sales (38)
17 years in telco/mobile. Key account manager for Boost´s lighthouse clients: Telenor, DnB, etc. Previous employment with Telenor, Carrot Communications. Experience from developing and building value-added services with partners throughout the mobile content/advertising value chains.
Jakub Dziwisz, CTO (33)
Has been managing multi-functional and distributed software development teams for over 6 years. Experiments with Agile Software Development since 2004 and eagerly shares his experiences during various conferences, in podcasts and other publications. Masters degree in Computer Science from AGH – University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland.
Jon Øyvind Eriksen, Chairman of the Board
Principal at the Norwegian government’s venture fund Investinor. Serial entrepreneur with a proven track-record in leading technology and media companies. 15 years as CEO, he has provided leadership through most phases, including start-up, growth, expansion and exits. MSc in biotechnology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). MBA with Distinction from London Business School.
20 years of experience from the mobile industry. Founder and CEO of several groundbreaking and fast growing companies in the industry. Specilizes in corporate finance and corporate development from early-stage to industrial exit. Facilitated venture capital funding for OneCall, Electronic Tracking Systems (ABAX) and Boost Communications. Bachelor in Marketing Management from NMH and a Minor in Sociology from The University of Oslo.
Co-founder of Nxt Lvl, formerly Executive Vice President at Opera Software. Joined Opera in 1999 – grew from from 12 employees to a 700+ company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
Experience from Norwegian Trade Council in Stockholm. Manager in the Lillehammer Olympic Organizing Committee. Senior Consultant for the Nordic PR agency Geelmuyden.Kiese and Managing Director at Spaceworld. He holds a Master of Science degree from the Norwegian School of Business Administration.
Founder and CEO of Televenture and Norsk Innovasjonskapital. Televenture was founded in 1993 as the venture arm of the Telenor Group ASA in Norway. From 1993 – 2010, Mr. Rinnan managed seven funds (Telenor Venture I – VII). Seven of the previous portfolio companies have today annual revenues in excess of NOK 1 billion. Mr. Rinnan had executive positions in ABB group 1989-1993. He holds a Master of Management from Norway.
Gun H. Svendsen
CEO of Byggteknikk Drift AS. A family owned investment firm with investments varying from property to IT. Broad experience in developing start-ups and is hands-on in all her investments. Invested NOK 50 million in start-up companies in the Trondheim region. Mrs. Svendsen holds a Bachelor in Auditing and Accounting from Trondheim Business School.
At Boost Communications we do awesome stuff on mobile. We’re a strong, venture-backed growth mobile marketing and advertising company with clients including Manchester City, Etisalat, Telenor and Pfizer. We currently have offices in London, Dubai, Oslo, Trondheim (HQ) and Krakow.
Boost currently has these open positions:
We are looking for an Account Manager for our Oslo office. Read more
We are looking for key account managers for our Dubai office. Please contact Ali Al-Saqqa for more info.
Get in touch
Get in touch – Norway offices
Stortingsgaten 22, 0161 Oslo
Contact: Trond Viggo Larsen
Mobile: +47 909 07 777
Olav Tryggvasons gate 27,
Get in touch – Krakow office
Rynek Główny 6
30-857 Kraków, Poland
Get in touch – London office
5 Wardour Street, London W1D 6PD, UK