Welcome!

News Feed Item

The Sage Group Reveals Winners of First Annual Marketers That Matter(TM) Award, Sponsored by The Wall Street Journal

Elite Panel of Judges Recognize Bay Area's Most Influential Marketing Executives

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/12/14 -- Executives and industry leaders gathered to honor the finalists and announce the winners of the 2014 Marketers That Matter™ awards (www.marketersthatmatter.com). Presented by The Sage Group and sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, the Marketers That Matter award recognizes the leading and innovative marketers on the forefront.

The Marketers That Matter award recognizes exceptional marketers who are transforming consumer engagement, utilizing big data, and impacting product definition by implementing creative and successful marketing strategies and tactics to create measurable results. Finalists included senior marketers from the Bay Area's most well-known brands alongside marketers from fast-growing, up-and-coming companies that span a number of industries. The full list of winner includes:

  • Abby Lunardini, VP Marketing & Communications, Virgin America, Customer Experience | Large Company
  • Blair Christie, SVP and CMO, Cisco, Brand Building | Large Company
  • David Shearer, VP Marketing, Brand, Box, Brand Building | Small Company
  • Elisa Steele, CMO, Skype (now EVP, Jive), Digital Innovation | Large Company
  • Eva Tsai, Former Senior Director, WW Marketing Operations, Citrix, Revenue Growth | Large Company
  • Guy Longworth, SVP PlayStation Brand Marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, Brand Building | Large Company
  • Ivy Ross, CMO, Art.com, Customer Experience | Small Company
  • Meagen Eisenberg, VP of Demand Generation, DocuSign, Leveraging Bay Area Technology | Small Company
  • Paul Crandell, VP Marketing, GoPro, Leveraging Bay Area Technology | Small Company
  • Scott Sanborn, CMO/COO, Lending Club, Revenue Growth | Small Company
  • Stefania Pomponi, Founder, President, & Chief Evangelist, Clever Girls Collective, Digital Innovation | Small Company
  • Sue Sweet, Director of Consumer Marketing, PayPal, Leveraging Bay Area Technology |Large Company
  • Kaiser Permanente: KP Integrated Marketing, B2C Team | Large Company
  • GoPro Hero Squad, B2C Team | Small Company
  • Fireman's Fund Insurance Company: 150th Anniversary Team, B2B Team | Large Company
  • Marketo Marketing "One Team", B2B Team | Small Company

"There is a sweeping trend of truly innovative and high impact marketing germinating in the Bay Area," said Cara France, Sage Group CEO. "The depth and breadth of what the winning marketers are doing is extraordinary and the value they bring to their companies is both measurable and impressive."

An elite panel of judges comprised of executives from Williams-Sonoma, Wells Fargo, LinkedIn, Intuit, Adobe, Jamba Juice, Twitter, VMware, PayPal and others selected the winners from amongst the 35 finalists that demonstrated proven success in a rapidly changing environment. As Nick Besbeas, VP of Marketing at LinkedIn and one of our judges said, "A marketer that matters has the ability to focus on the customer and focus the organization on the customer."

The winners stand out in their field, with their submissions demonstrating true inspiration and measurable success for their companies. Videos and additional information can be found at www.marketersthatmatter.com.

NOTE: All finalists & winners were selected by an independent panel of judges without representatives from The Wall Street Journal or The Sage Group. This advertising initiative was created without the involvement of The Wall Street Journal's news department.

About The Sage Group
The Sage Group provides marketing and business consultants and contractors to leading Bay Area companies. As one of the largest women-owned Bay Area businesses, clients include 50 percent of Silicon Valley's top technology firms, largest banks, and best global brands. For more information, visit www.thesagegroup.com or follow @The_Sage_Group.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Cloud applications are seeing a deluge of requests to support the exploding advanced analytics market. “Open analytics” is the emerging strategy to deliver that data through an open data access layer, in the cloud, to be directly consumed by external analytics tools and popular programming languages. An increasing number of data engineers and data scientists use a variety of platforms and advanced analytics languages such as SAS, R, Python and Java, as well as frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark...
IBM helps FinTechs and financial services companies build and monetize cognitive-enabled financial services apps quickly and at scale. Hosted on IBM Bluemix, IBM’s platform builds in customer insights, regulatory compliance analytics and security to help reduce development time and testing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Tom Eck, Industry Platforms CTO at IBM Cloud, will discuss how these tools simplify the time-consuming tasks of selection, mapping and data integration, allowing developers ...
In order to meet the rapidly changing demands of today’s customers, companies are continually forced to redefine their business strategies in order to meet these needs, stay relevant and continue to see profitable growth. IoT deployment and development is integral in this transformation, and today businesses are increasingly seeing the value of investing their resources into IoT deployments. These technologies are able increase ROI through projects such as connecting supply chains or enabling sm...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Progress, a global leader in application development, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Enterprises today are rapidly adopting the cloud, while continuing to retain business-critical/sensitive data inside the firewall. This is creating two separate data silos – one inside the firewall and the other outside the firewall. Cloud ISVs ofte...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DivvyCloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DivvyCloud software enables organizations to achieve their cloud computing goals by simplifying and automating security, compliance and cost optimization of public and private cloud infrastructure. Using DivvyCloud, customers can leverage programmatic Bots to identify and remediate common cloud problems in rea...
Interested in leveling up on your Cloud Foundry skills? Join IBM for Cloud Foundry Days on June 7 at Cloud Expo New York at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Foundry Days is a free half day educational conference and networking event. Come find out why Cloud Foundry is the industry's fastest-growing and most adopted cloud application platform.
For financial firms, the cloud is going to increasingly become a crucial part of dealing with customers over the next five years and beyond, particularly with the growing use and acceptance of virtual currencies. There are new data storage paradigms on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive financial data around the world without touching terrestrial networks. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Cliff Beek, President of Cloud Constellation Corporation, w...
While some vendors scramble to create and sell you a fancy solution for monitoring your spanking new Amazon Lambdas, hear how you can do it on the cheap using just built-in Java APIs yourself. By exploiting a little-known fact that Lambdas aren’t exactly single threaded, you can effectively identify hot spots in your serverless code. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, David Martin, Principal Product Owner at CA Technologies, will give a live demonstration and code walkthrough, showing how to ov...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Outscale, a global pure play Infrastructure as a Service provider and strategic partner of Dassault Systèmes, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Founded in 2010, Outscale simplifies infrastructure complexities and boosts the business agility of its customers. Outscale delivers a secure, reliable and industrial strength solution for its customers, which in...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a ...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet th...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory?
SYS-CON Events announced today that A&I Solutions has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Founded in 1999, A&I Solutions is a leading information technology (IT) software and services provider focusing on best-in-class enterprise solutions. By partnering with industry leaders in technology, A&I assures customers high performance levels across all IT environments including: mai...