REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pierry Inc., an industry leading marketing software and solutions company, today announced that Ben Lee, the Company's Chief Marketing Officer, received the "Outstanding Marketing" award from the Academy of Marketing Science (AMS), a non-profit professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in marketing knowledge and practice. The award was given last Friday, May 26th, at the organization's annual conference at Hotel Coronado in San Diego, California, in front of more than 400 marketing and marketing research professionals from around the world, and recognizes Lee 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," said Lee 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 more than 40 years, AMS annually recognizes an individual who epitomizes the spirit and character of the Association and its goals. Previous winners include CMOs, CEOs, and entrepreneurs such as Walt Disney, Jeff Campbell (Burger King), Robbie Brozin (Nando's Peri Peri), and Mathew Berry (ESPN). (For a complete list see: https://ams.site-ym.com/page/OutstandingMarketer.)
Named the 538th fastest growing company in the country 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.
"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."
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, Ruston, LA, Albany, NY and Kyoto, Japan. For more information about Pierry, visit www.pierryinc.com.
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