The Like Machine

The Like Machine™ Story

We got started in 2014, and we’ve been moving social proof offline and in-store ever since.

Our purpose is simple: To give shoppers an easy and immediate way to express their opinions about what they’re buying, and to be informed by the decisions of others, all where it matters most—right at the shelf. For retailers and brands, our goal is to give them the power to quickly move offline approval to online engagement at the push of a “Like.” And, easily connect them to local shoppers from the point of purchase.

We’re led by a team of executives with deep experience in shopper marketing, online and offline promotions, consumer research.

Our Team.

Tim Halfmann


Tim has held Executive level leadership roles at NewsCorp, Valassis, ePrize and Entertainment Promotions. With 25 years of history in CPG sales and marketing, he understands brand and consumer motivations and the creation of products that impact results.


Sales Force Leadership, CPG Marketing Services, On-Line Promotion, GDM Marketing, In-Store Promotion

Eric Williams


Eric spent almost 20 years with Catalina Marketing Corp. While there he served as EVP and chief information officer. He led the development of the multi-petabyte data warehouse, helped in the development of the first “Internet- delivered” loyalty marketing solution, and developed industry- leading predictive analytics platforms.


Executive Management, M&A Experience, Product Development, Data Integration

Rebekah Goldberg


Rebekah has been in Shopper Marketing her whole career. A Michigan grad, Rebekah went on to call on CPG companies across the country. She was VP of CPG Sales for Valassis for several years before leading CPG sales for Rebekah also holds her MBA from Notre Dame.


Digital Sales Force Leadership, Shopper Marketing, Social Media & Display Advertising, Media Analytics

Tom Bolling


Tom has 30+ years experience in executive management, operations, manufacturing and industrial design. As CEO for over 20 years, he led the growth of a Midwestern industrial machinery company thru new product innovation and acquisition. Tom holds a BS in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State.


Manufacturing, Operations Management, Industrial Design, Market Research, Strategy

Our Partners


Check out where and when to
find us for more information.


Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

A solution-driven conference and trade show designed to empower those who execute marketing and sales strategy along the path to purchase.

NRF 2018

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC

It’s retail’s most important three-day conference, which brings together the largest gathering of industry executives for discussions of the latest industry trends and gives attendees an unparalleled view into how retail brands of all sizes are transforming themselves for the digital age.


McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

For 25+ years, GlobalShop has served as the only annual retail industry trade show providing a platform for growth, education, and innovation. GlobalShop is the only event that combines store design, visual merchandising, retail technology and shopper marketing leaders under one roof.


Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

Collision is “America’s fastest growing tech conference” created by the team behind Web Summit.


Contact Us

1739 Chestnut Avenue
Suite 400
Glenview, IL 60025

Phone: 847-682-0320