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2019 Advanced Search Summit

The Whereoware team had a blast participating in the Advanced Search Summit conference, right here in our backyard of Washington, DC!

Did you miss our session or need a refresher? In our presentation, Smashing Siloes: Combine Email, Search, Social, and Display to Optimize Success/Spend Across Channels, SEM & Digital Advertising Manager, Gabrielle Dagata, covered tips and tactics for growing digital marketing strategy beyond search.

Download the slides to discover actionable strategies and takeaways for optimizing your paid search success across channels.

Follow along to dive into how we combine search engine marketing (SEM), social advertising, display ads, and email to drive brand awareness, nurture leads, and increase revenue, throughout the customer journey.

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Whereoware Announces Strategic Changes to Executive Team

Whereoware announces executive team changes, distinguishing digital agency from software products.

Michael Mathias joins Whereoware as Chief Executive Officer, with Eric Dean assuming the role of Chairman of Whereoware, while taking a day-to-day role overseeing the Pharos suite of software products.

Mathias comes to Whereoware with an impressive track record accelerating growth for companies at all stages, with expertise spanning marketing, software, professional services, big data, analytics, and technology.

He brings an increased focus on measurable customer results through a culture of innovation, comprehensive digital marketing, and flawless performance.

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Whereoware Makes 2019 Inc. 5000 List

Inc. Magazine announced that Whereoware made its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies.

The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies among America’s independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

Recognized for excellence in marketing, development, and design services, Whereoware has ranked on the list for three consecutive years!

“We’re honored by the continued recognition of Inc. 5000 and our inclusion as a Fastest Growing Private Company among so many important and transformative brands,” said Eric Dean, Whereoware CEO. “We walk in every day committed to helping our clients succeed and reach their next objective, and this promise of customer excellence will continue to drive our growth in the future.”

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IMAX Releases New Website, Built by Whereoware

IMAX Worldwide Home, leading manufacturer of home accessories and furniture, releases their new e-commerce website, designed and developed by Whereoware.

The new website, featuring a modern, minimalist design, provides an enhanced and personalized user journey. Replete with powerful functionality and intuitive navigation, it delivers a streamlined online shopping experience for retailers, designers, and sales representatives.

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Viva Las Vegas Summer Market!

Whereoware’s sales and client services teams stayed busy this Las Vegas Market, meeting with clients, demoing our Pharos E-commerce Suite, and of course, socializing!

Las Vegas Market features a number of prestigious panel discussions, receptions, award ceremonies, and special events.

Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards

The team’s visit kicked off with the presentation of the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 class of 2019, honoring the gift and stationary industry’s next generation of leaders.

Whereoware’s own Teddy Pekalski, Sales Manager, was recognized at the reception on Sunday as one of the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 honorees representing all facets of the gift and stationery industry.

We’re so proud of Teddy for this important honor and congratulate him and the other honorees for propelling the entire gift and stationery industry forward.

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Meet Acoustic (Formerly IBM Watson Marketing)

Whereoware is excited to introduce Acoustic, the newest iteration of the IBM Watson Marketing suite of tools, released on July 15. The release follows Centerbridge Partners’ acquisition of IBM Watson Marketing software (the marketing automation suite Whereoware specializes in and has used daily for the last decade.)

Born from the desire to focus solely on marketers, Acoustic is dedicated to building products that “bring humanity back to marketing.”

Marketing is Acoustic’s number one priority, rather than an add-on feature to a larger technology suite.

Why Acoustic?

What’s in a name? In the words of Mark Simpson, Acoustic’s CEO, “our new name is a symbol of our ability to create environments that draw people in, inviting closer and more personal connections. By providing purpose-built solutions, we can empower marketers to make these true human connections. Only by listening carefully to consumers can marketers make themselves heard.

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How Yamaha Uses Personalized Journeys to Motivate Customers to Buy

This year’s Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE 2019) in Chicago was a blast! We enjoyed awesome speakers, fun networking opportunities, and more during our visit to the Windy City.

Our session with client Yamaha, Selling a Lifestyle: How Storytelling Motivates Different Customer Types to Buy, covered proven techniques for segmenting different customer types—from first-time visitors to your highest-value clientele—and online personalization approaches to drive brand loyalty and sales. Download the Persona Worksheet and get the presentation slides to get started on building personalized customer journeys.

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Did you miss our session or need a refresher? We’re recapping how Yamaha develops user personas and combines email and website personalization to deliver every prospect and customer a relevant and compelling brand experience.

Don’t just sell your products. Follow our 4-step guide to brand storytelling, selling a lifestyle, and gaining lifetime customers.

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Furniture, Gift, and Home Veteran, Joins Whereoware’s Executive Team

Whereoware, a digital agency for the Furniture, Gift, and Home industries for 19 years, recently announced that it has named Randi Mohr as Vice President of Customer Success and Marketing.

In her new role, Mohr will partner with Whereoware clients to deliver the best possible customer experience, while helping them identify and implement digital solutions to achieve unique business objectives.

She’ll also oversee Whereoware’s brand messaging and marketing efforts to accelerate sales growth of both digital services and Pharos, Whereoware’s B2B software suite.

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Whereoware’s Pie-A-Partner Fundraiser Event

CSR Presents the Pie-A-Partner Fundraiser

Whereoware celebrated April Fool’s Day with a Pie-A-Partner special fundraiser to support local food pantry, Dulles South Food Pantry.

Presented by Whereoware’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee, the event encouraged our WOW employees to donate money to the jar belonging to the Partner they hoped to get smashed. The Partner jar with the most dough at the end of the donation period was the target for the pie-in-the-face throwdown.

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Uttermost Launches New B2B Website, Built by Whereoware

Uttermost, a manufacturer of home accessories and furniture, reports strong growth in traffic and online transactions through their new e-commerce website, released in January.

Uttermost worked with gift and home furnishings digital agency Whereoware to design and build the website on WOWCommerce, a specialized B2B e-commerce website package for feature-rich and personalized Episerver websites. Whereoware also built previous websites for Uttermost in both 2011 and 2006.

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