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CMO Ben Lee Wins “Outstanding Marketer” Award from the Academy of Marketing Science

Nisa Sedaghat

Award Honors Lee’s Vision & Leadership at the Organization’s Annual Conference in San Diego

We are pleased to announce today that Ben Lee, our Chief Marketing Officer, has received the “Outstanding Marketer” award from the Academy of Marketing Science (AMS).

The award was presented last Friday, May 26th by the non-profit organization which is dedicated to promoting excellence in marketing practices and knowledge.

“Ben and Pierry Inc. epitomize the spirit of the award in advancing the role of marketing through innovative and ethical practice,” said Adilson Borges, AMS President. “In particular, Ben’s belief that marketing must be leading strategic efforts of companies today because it is marketing’s responsibility to build and maintain an intimate relationship with customers. In this way, we can create truly valuable experiences for customers.”

More than 400 marketing professionals gathered at the Academy’s annual conference in San Diego, where Lee was recognized for shepherding Pierry’s rapid growth and innovative client solutions.

“I am extremely honored to be here this evening to accept this award on behalf of my Pierry colleagues – and our clients – who are embracing the opportunity of digital marketing in some really unique ways,” Lee noted at the conference’s closing ceremony. “Digital marketing presents a huge opportunity for companies to create deeper relationships with their customers, but the ability to fully understand and leverage it requires a whole new set of skills that many companies simply don’t have, nor can they afford to bring in house. Pierry continues to add manpower and functional expertise that enable us to partner with marquee brands across a variety of sectors, and deliver the best possible results for our clients.”

For over 40 years, AMS has annually recognized an individual who epitomizes the spirit and character of the Academy and its ideals. Previous winners have included CMOS, CEOs and entrepreneurs to the likes of Walt Disney, Jeff Campbell (Burger King), Robbie Brozin (Nando’s Peri Peri) and Mathew Berry (ESPN). (For a complete list please visit: https://ams.site-ym.com/page/OutstandingMarketer).

About Pierry

  • Named the 538th fastest growing company in the country by Inc. Magazine in their 2016 “Inc. 5000” list
  • #6 Fastest Growing Company in the San Francisco Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times
  • Pierry – which began as a team of 2 people in the emerging digital marketing space in 2008 – now has employees in offices throughout the United States and in Japan, and serves a wide range of clients, from start-ups to multi-billion dollar global brands.
  • Pierry coined the term MaaS (Marketing as a Service) to describe the unique way it helps its clients design, develop and execute marketing solutions that dramatically improve efficiency and impact, and increase ROI.
  • Founded in 2008 by Josh Pierry, the company has grown into a global preferred digital marketing partner for companies in all sectors, with offices in Redwood City, CA, Boulder, CO, Ruston, LA, Albany, NY and Kyoto, Japan.

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Pierry Inc. Opens Innovation Hub at Louisiana Tech University

Kevin McKernan

New Pierry Office at the Tech Pointe Enterprise Campus Brings
Silicon Valley to North Louisiana;
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Pierry will Host an Open House for Students, Faculty & Media
Thursday, January 19th, from 5pm-7pm in Tech Pointe, Room 219

Redwood City, Calif., January 12, 2017 – Pierry, an industry-leading marketing software and solutions company, today announced it has opened an office in Ruston, Louisiana, on the campus of Louisiana Tech University. The office, which is expected to employ a mix of students and full time employees, will serve as an innovation hub for the Company and the University, implementing state-of-the art digital software solutions for a variety of clients in the region and throughout the United States.

“Pierry is extremely pleased to open this office at my alma-mater, Louisiana Tech, as it provides us with on-the-ground implementation resources, establishes a foothold in the Southeastern region of the US, and gives us a first-look at some of the amazing talent coming out of the University,” said Ben Lee, Chief Marketing Officer of Pierry (LA Tech ’04). “Our LA Tech outpost is also an opportunity to bring a bit of Silicon Valley to North Louisiana, giving the students an opportunity to get real-world experience in the rapidly growing field of digital marketing, and get a taste of what working with a start-up tech company is like.”

Named the 538th fastest growing company by Inc. Magazine in their 2016 “Inc. 5000” list, and #6 Fastest Growing Company in the San Francisco Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times, Pierry – which began as a team of 2 people in the emerging digital marketing space in 2008 – now has employees in offices throughout the United States and in Japan, and serves a wide range of clients, from start-ups to multi-billion dollar global brands. Pierry coined the term MaaS (Marketing as a Service) to describe the unique way it helps its clients design, develop and execute marketing solutions that dramatically improve efficiency and impact, and increase ROI.

“The partnership between Louisiana Tech University and Pierry Inc. brings together two innovative and entrepreneurial organizations. It’s great to see Ben Lee, a Tech grad, reaching back to his alma mater to connect Ruston and Silicon Valley,” said Dr. Dave Norris, Chief Innovation Officer, Louisiana Tech University. “We are excited about what a leading-edge company like Pierry can bring to our campus and to the community.”

About Pierry

Ranked #6 in the “2016 Fastest Growing Companies” by the San Francisco Business Times, and #538 in the 2016 Inc. 5000, Pierry helps companies optimize their digital marketing campaigns through Salesforce Marketing Cloud implementations, email campaign creation and management, creative services, and marketing strategy. Founded in 2008 by Josh Pierry, the company has grown into a global preferred digital marketing partner for companies in all sectors, and now has offices in Redwood City, CA, Boulder, CO, Cleveland, OH, Ruston, LA, Albany, NY and Kyoto, Japan. For more information about Pierry, visit www.pierryinc.com.

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Pierry Inc. Ranked #6 Among the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times

Kevin McKernan


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Pierry Inc., an industry-leading marketing software integration and solutions company, today announced it has been ranked #6 Fastest Growing Company of 2016 by the San Francisco Business Times on the 25th annual Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area list, an exclusive ranking of the region’s fastest growing private companies; one of the most important segments of the local economy. The winners and rankings were unveiled at an awards gala on October 13, 2016 at the Four Seasons San Francisco. Ranked #21 in 2015, this year’s ranking reflects Pierry’s accelerating momentum over the past 12 months.

“Pierry is pleased to be included among some of the Bay Area’s most prestigious companies in the 2016 edition of Fastest Growing Companies by the San Francisco Business Times,” said Josh Pierry, Founder and CEO of Pierry Inc. “Thanks to some thoughtful growth initiatives over the past year and some excellent work by our dedicated team, Pierry continues to add manpower and functional expertise that enable us to partner with marquee brands across a variety of sectors and deliver the best possible results for our clients.”

The companies on this year’s list ranked between 58.9 percent and 2,786.5 percent growth. Companies are ranked by percentage of revenue growth increase between 2013 and 2015. They were required to have at least $200,000 in revenue in 2013, and be privately held and headquartered in the counties covered by the Business Times — San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa & Marin, plus Palo Alto.

As evidenced by the ranking, 2016 was a year of remarkable growth for Pierry. They kicked off the New Year with the acquisition of C.TRAC Inc., an interactive agency specializing in digital and direct mail marketing, which doubled their workforce and client base. A few days later, Pierry announced a strategic investment from MDC Partners and Salesforce Ventures, which enabled the company to scale its Marketing as a Service™ (or MaaS) approach to clients globally. In addition to headquarters in Redwood City, Pierry now has offices in Boulder, Colorado; Albany, New York; Ruston, Louisiana; Cleveland, Ohio; and Kyoto, Japan. Earlier this year Pierry was ranked #538 in a national list of the “2016 Fastest Growing Companies” by Inc. Magazine.

Today Pierry counts more than 100 employees and serves a wide range of clients, from start-ups to multi-billion dollar brands across all sectors. Their proprietary MaaS™ (Marketing as a Service) approach describes the unique way Pierry helps clients design, develop and execute marketing solutions that dramatically improve efficiency and impact, and increase ROI. The company is a Salesforce Marketing Cloud Platinum Partner, and winner of several Salesforce implementation awards.

“Our region is renowned as a hub for innovation and as an ecosystem that fosters growth companies,” said Mary Huss, Publisher of the San Francisco Business Times. “Pierry, along with all of the companies on the list deserve special recognition because they fuel our regional economy.”

About Pierry Inc.

Ranked #6 in the “2016 Fastest Growing Companies” by the San Francisco Business Times, Pierry helps companies optimize their digital marketing campaigns through Salesforce Marketing Cloud implementations and consulting services. Founded in 2008 by Josh Pierry, the company quickly grew into a global preferred digital marketing partner for companies in all sectors, and now has offices in Redwood City, CA, Boulder, CO, Cleveland, OH, Ruston, LA, Albany, NY, and Kyoto, Japan. For more information about Pierry, visit pierryinc.com.

About San Francisco Business Times

The San Francisco Business Times is the #1 print and online source for Bay Area business news and information on the most successful people, companies and transactions in the region. Every Friday, the Business Times arrives with an in-depth lineup of breaking local news stories, business profiles and valuable industry rankings. From technology and sustainability to small business, biotech, hospitality, real estate and banking, the Business Times covers the most relevant and timely topics for the Bay Area business community. SanFranciscoBusinessTimes.com takes the Business Times brand known for its insight, analysis and high journalistic standards and extends it to the Internet. Thousands of established and up and coming executives visit SanFranciscoBusinessTimes.com every day looking for the information they need to do Business in the Bay Area.

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Pierry Software Announces Strategic Investment to Scale Cloud-Based Marketing Software Solutions Globally

Kevin McKernan

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Pierry Software, an industry-leading marketing software integration and solutions company, today announced a strategic investment from MDC Partners and Salesforce Ventures, Salesforce’s corporate investment group. This announcement comes on the heels of Pierry Software’sJan. 4 announcement of its acquisition of C.TRAC and will enable the company to grow its capabilities and consulting services to new clients globally.

“Marketing software solutions have the potential to help companies reach, understand and engage their customers in some really innovative ways, but leveraging them to maximum advantage requires a whole new set of technical skills that many companies simply can’t afford to bring in house,” said Josh Pierry, founder and CEO of Pierry Software. “This investment by MDC and Salesforce Ventures validates our business model – a combination of software integration and best-in-class, customized consulting services – and will help us scale our Marketing as a Service (or MaaS) approach to clients globally.”

Pierry Software coined the term MaaS (Marketing as a Service) to describe the unique way it helps its clients design, develop and execute marketing software solutions that dramatically improve efficiency and impact, and increase ROI. While disparate software solutions empower marketers to reach their customers across multiple platforms, collecting valuable customer data at each touch point, it can be technically challenging to streamline the functionality and integrate the analytics across the campaigns.

Pierry’s approach leverages the Salesforce Marketing Cloud to integrate digital delivery, data, social media and e-commerce solutions to optimize marketing’s effectiveness and customer-centricity. Since its founding in 2008, the company has grown to more than 75 employees in offices across the United States and in Japan, and works with companies in all sectors.

“As CMOs quickly outspend CIOs on technology, and marketing departments increasingly own the budget for consulting and design of marketing-related software, Pierry Software augments marketing departments by utilizing the latest technologies without the need for additional employees or investment in extensive training programs,” said Michael Bassik, President of Digital Operations, MDC Partners. “We’re thrilled to partner with Salesforce Ventures to fuel the innovative team at Pierry Software.”

About Pierry Software

Ranked #21 in the “2015 Fastest Growing Companies” by the San Francisco Business Times, Pierry Software helps companies optimize their digital marketing campaigns through Salesforce Marketing Cloud implementations and consulting services. Founded in 2008 by Josh Pierry, the company quickly grew into a global preferred digital marketing partner for companies in all sectors, and now has offices in Redwood City, CA, Boulder, CO, Cleveland, OH, and Kyoto, Japan. In 2013, Josh Pierry was named Exact Target (now Salesforce Marketing Cloud) person of the year for his services in the digital marketing community, and received the 2013 Big Dreaming award.  In 2015, Pierry was awarded the “Mahalo” Partner of the Year by Salesforce Marketing Cloud for its high-quality, innovative design and development solutions. For more information about Pierry, visit www.pierryinc.com.

About MDC Partners Inc.

MDC Partners (NASDAQ: MDCA) is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world.  Its 50+ advertising, public relations, branding, digital, social and event marketing agencies are responsible for some of the most memorable and engaging campaigns for the world’s most respected brands.  By leveraging technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions, MDC Partners drives measurable results and optimizes return on marketing investment for over 1,500 clients worldwide.

As “The Place Where Great Talent Lives,” MDC Partners is known for its unique partnership model, empowering the most entrepreneurial and innovative talent to drive competitive advantage and business growth for clients.  For more information about MDC Partners and its partner firms, visit www.mdc-partners.com and follow us on Twitter:http://www.twitter.com/mdcpartners.

About Salesforce Ventures

Salesforce Ventures—Salesforce’s corporate investment group—invests in the next generation of enterprise technology to help companies connect with their customers in entirely new ways. Portfolio companies receive funding as well as access to the world’s largest cloud ecosystem and the guidance of Salesforce’s innovators and executives. With Salesforce Ventures, portfolio companies can also leverage the expertise of the Salesforce Foundation to incorporate its 1-1-1 model of integrated philanthropy to make giving back part of their business model. Salesforce has invested in more than 150 enterprise cloud startups since 2009. For more information, please visit www.salesforce.com/ventures.

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Pierry Software Acquires Interactive Marketing Agency C.TRAC

Kevin McKernan

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Pierry Software, an industry-leading marketing software integration and solutions company, today announced it has acquired Cleveland-based C.TRAC Inc., an interactive agency specializing in digital and direct mail marketing, database management, and related support services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“With the acquisition of C.TRAC, Pierry Software now is one of largest Salesforce Marketing Cloud implementers, integrators and consultants in the world,” said Josh Pierry, founder and CEO of Pierry Software. “As more companies adopt new solutions to meet and engage their customers, we anticipate a growing opportunity for services such as ours. The talented team from C.TRAC will be a tremendous asset as we expand in the United States and globally.”

Founded in 2008 and ranked #21 in the San Francisco Business Times’ list of 2015 Fastest Growing Companies, Pierry Software helps its clients design, develop and execute marketing software solutions that dramatically improve efficiency and impact, and increase ROI. Pierry’s “MaaS” (Marketing as a Service) approach leverages the Salesforce Marketing Cloud to integrate digital delivery, data, social media and e-commerce software solutions to optimize marketing’s effectiveness and customer-centricity. Pierry Software campaigns yield impressive results: client success stories include 10x increased revenue growth in four months for one client, and 10x visitor engagement in 30 days by another.

“For Salesforce Marketing Cloud customers looking to optimize their digital marketing programs, Pierry continues to add capabilities and expertise, and build a robust portfolio of best practices focused on long-term customer success,” said Neeracha Taychakhoonavudh, SVP, Partner Programs & Marketing, Salesforce. “This acquisition of C.TRAC is a great addition to Pierry’s offerings and we congratulate them on their success.”

Susan Williamson, C.TRAC’s President, will join Pierry Software as the combined entities’ COO. “Josh Pierry has built a team of exceptionally talented consultants who are transforming the way companies leverage technology to inform and optimize their marketing campaigns, and we are tremendously excited to join the team,” added Williamson.

About Pierry Software

Ranked #21 in the “2015 Fastest Growing Companies” by the San Francisco Business Times, Pierry Software helps companies optimize their digital marketing campaigns through Salesforce Marketing Cloud implementations and consulting services. Founded in 2008 by Josh Pierry, the company quickly grew into a global preferred digital marketing partner for companies in all sectors, and now has offices in Redwood City, CA, Boulder, CO, Cleveland, OH, and Kyoto, Japan. In 2013, Pierry Software was named ExactTarget (now Salesforce Marketing Cloud) Cross Channel Partner of the Year, in 2014 the Big Dreaming award, and in 2015, Pierry was given the Salesforce Marketing Cloud “Maholo” award for its high-quality, innovative design and development solutions.

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