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The Pedowitz Group Earns Four Prized Seats on the List of Top 50 Most Influential in Sales Lead Management
[i]Two Key Executives Rank in the Top 10, Three in Top 20 [/i]
The Pedowitz Group (TPG) www.pedowitzgroup.com celebrates four key executives winning top spots on this year’s list of Top 50 Most Influential in Sales Lead Management. Ranking in the Top 10 are Jeff Pedowitz, CEO and President (#6) and Debbie Qaqish, Chief Strategy Officer and Principal Partner (#10). Bruce Culbert, Chief Service Officer and Principal Partner was #18 and Scott Benedetti, VP of Sales and Revenue Marketing, #27.
Jeff and Debbie were voted in the Top 10 this year as well as 2011. Both have been named in the Top 20 for the last three years. Bruce and Scott were fresh faces this year to the competition.
“Having four Pedowitz Group executives named Top 50 Most Influential in Sales Lead Management is an honor and a coo,” notes Jeff. “The fact that our peers voted all four of us in makes this award especially meaningful and significant.”
A peer-based contest, the Top 50 Most Influential is sponsored by the Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA). Voting is open to SLMA members during the month of November. See Top 50 list here: salesleadmgmtassn.com/50most2013/winners.html
“It has been a hotly contested election this year with thousands of votes cast,” notes SLMA President, James Obermayer. “These Top 50 are champions of wealth who consistently demonstrate their strong commitment to fostering the sales lead management industry. Their recognition is well deserved.”
About the Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA)
The Sales Lead Management Association was founded in 2007 by James W. Obermayer, Susan A. Campanale and Mark L. Friedman. The association has more than 5,000 members received over 149,000 visitors last year. A privately held organization, SLMA has a diversified business model with revenues coming from sponsors, display advertising, SLMA Radio, sponsored video webinars, newsletter advertising, sponsored cartoons, industry leader links, a speaker’s directory, case studies and a blog. Today. SLMA’s featured programs include SLMA Radio, The 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management, the SLMA 20 Women to Watch and “Sales Lead Management Week” in October and the SLMA College of Fellows. For additional information, visit SLMA.
About The Pedowitz Group – Connecting Marketing to Revenue™
The Pedowitz Group, an Inc. 500 company, is the world’s largest full-service Revenue Marketing Agency. A two time Pacesetter winner, The Pedowitz Group helps global clients transform their marketing organizations from cost centers to revenue centers by assessing and optimizing six controls: strategy, people, process, technology, content and results. As the authority on Revenue Marketing Transformation (TM), the company has helped over 1,100 clients begin the journey to driving predictable, repeatable and scalable revenue results. The Pedowitz Group customers have won over 30 nationally recognized awards for their Revenue Marketing excellence. For more information on how The Pedowitz Group helps clients become successful Revenue Marketers (R), visit www.pedowitzgroup.com, call us at 855-REV-MKTG or visit Revenue Marketer Blog.
Rately, LLC announces the availability of the Rately Shopper App – a free app for the iPad – designed to make it easy for holiday shoppers to find the perfect gift. Instead of bookmarking or making wish lists on individual sites, Rately automatically keeps track of shopping across all sites and doesn’t interrupt the holiday shopping flow. As users shop on any site, they can quickly tag items for the people on their list to keep everything organized. Based on the products that have been visited and tagged, Rately generates gift ideas, similar to the way Netflix recommends videos.
Here’s how it works:
- Consumers use the app to shop at any online store (including Amazon, eBay, etc.)
- The app keeps track of the products that have been visited - automatically
- Users can tag items for the people on their holiday gift list
- Based on the items tagged, Rately will generate targeted gift ideas
- Shoppers can then explore these gift ideas and purchase directly through the retailer
- Beyond creating targeted gift ideas, Rately gives users the power to search products by text, price, or even color. Along the way, it also introduces shoppers to specialty online stores they might otherwise overlook.
During this holiday season, shoppers can reduce the stress of finding the perfect holiday gift for friends and loved ones by using Santa’s modern little helper – the Rately Shopper App.
Rately helps make shopping more fun. In addition to the Rately Shopper App, Rately also helps web users create visual stories and ask questions, using the Rately Stories web application. You can learn more about both the Rately Shopper App and Rately Stories at rately.com. The Rately Shopper App is an example of the mobile innovation capabilities of DigitalScientists.com.
ATLANTA – Dec. 5, 2013 –Innovolt® Inc, the industry leading provider of intelligent asset management technology, announces today the availability of the H1000, aimed at protecting equipment from regular and costly downtime. Innovolt’s H1000 power protection appliance incorporates Innovolt’s core technology that has been proven to solve costly issues tied to power and facility related disturbances to ensure the reliability of equipment. Designed for production environments where electricity is hardwired and not plugged in, this appliance is the next evolution of the company’s Remote Optimization Control technology (ROC™) created to increase uptime for industrial equipment.
It has been proven that one of the most common factors affecting the reliability of equipment is power anomalies. Equipment that regularly breaks down or jams has a direct impact on the bottom line through the cost of lost production, lost capacity, maintenance and repairs and wasted labor. Recently, Gartner reported that more than 70 percent of manufacturers are evaluating, planning, or implementing smart technologies for maintenance and optimization of their own assets to improve business processes and production. Innovolt’s H1000 will defend valuable equipment and offers:
Protection from power and facility-related issues
Reduction in hardware malfunctions
Optimization of performance and extended life of electronics
Prevention from unscheduled downtime
Reduction in the cost of ownership (premature part replacements, support costs, on-site repairs, etc.)
Insight on actionable power quality data to resolve electrical issues
Access to Innovolt’s cloud management platform
“Innovolt’s team of engineers has been working diligently to evolve our technology offering into a form best suited for the manufacturing industry and commercial operations needing a hardwired solution. Facing power-related issues daily that jeopardize business processes and products, the H1000 was developed to improve the quality of power flowing into equipment and increase the meantime between failures for expensive components,” explains Ben Grimes, CTO at Innovolt. “No one else in the industry is providing the comprehensive protection and management tool we’ve developed. We’re confident that implementing the H1000 will result in immediate cost and time savings.”
Innovolt expects a wide-range of industries to benefit from the H1000, including:
Aerospace and Defense
Food and Beverage
Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems
Automatic Teller Machines
Innovolt has received widespread national recognition over the past two years for its growth and innovation, including the Inc. 500, Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Red Herring Top 100 Global and Forbes’ list of America’s Most Promising Businesses.
Innovolt® combines patented electronics protection technology with comprehensive monitoring and analytics applications to deliver the leading Intelligent Asset Management platform. Significantly reducing the cost of electronics ownership, Innovolt intelligently protects and manages the productivity and usable life of the technology that powers today’s digital world. The company’s proven Remote Optimization Control (ROC™) technology guards valuable electronic assets against the damaging effects of power and environmental disturbances and incorporates a cloud-based platform to give businesses the tools they need to predict, measure, and maximize equipment performance across the distributed enterprise. Innovolt has also been acknowledged as a fastest growing technology company by Inc. Magazine, Deloitte, Red Herring, the Technology Association of Georgia, Atlanta Business Chronicle, American Business Awards, and Lead411 and was a finalist for Forbes list of America’s Most Promising Companies in 2013. For more information, visit www.innovolt.com.
Survey research and media efforts position PMG as an enterprise IT thought leader
Atlanta, GA – Dec. 4, 2013 – PMG, the smart choice for enterprise service catalog and business process automation software, recently won two 2013 Phoenix Awards at the annual PRSA Phoenix Awards ceremony held November 7, 2013 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.
The Phoenix Awards competition was designed by PRSA Georgia to recognize projects and programs that demonstrate excellence in the public relations profession in Georgia. Judging is based on 1) planning/content, 2) creativity/quality, 3) technical excellence, and 4) results.
The 2013 PMG Cloud Sprawl Survey of 234 North American corporate IT professionals yielded more than 20 key data points and the campaign generated tremendous media coverage with 1,380,966 media impressions and eight positive key media stories across top tech media including Baseline, CIO, FierceCIO, Finance Tech News and Forbes.
Email marketing campaigns and social media efforts drove nearly 300 downloads of the survey report. For in-depth survey findings from the 2013 PMG Cloud Sprawl Survey, visit www.pmg.net/cloud2013.
“The survey campaign as executed by Arketi was backed up by a solid methodology that left no stone unturned and gave us a strategy that extends far beyond just the media relations value,” said Melinda Champagne, director of Marketing for PMG. “Winning these PRSA Phoenix Awards in recognition of our survey efforts is an honor and underscores the growing interest in and evolution of the enterprise service catalog.”
PMG survey entries were submitted for two categories: Research/Evaluation and Writing: Trade/Business News Release. For Research/Evaluation, the criteria stated that research must provide a meaningful contribution or input to a public relations program, or an evaluation documenting the value or benefit of a public relations program or tactic. For the Writing: Trade/Business News Release category, submissions must include the written piece, documentation of publication and a one-page summary. Visit PRSA Georgia to view the full list of award winners or to learn more about the Phoenix Awards.
More than 20 percent of the Global 100 relies on PMG to deploy enterprise service catalog and business process automation software that streamlines operations, reduces costs and improves efficiency. Our solutions transcend traditional IT service management boundaries giving business and IT professionals a smarter way to automate business processes ranging from IT financial management to identity management, employee onboarding and cloud provisioning. As a result, our clients handle shared services requests faster with fewer manual processes and less reliance on staff intervention. For more information, please visit pmg.net.
Leading analyst to cover best practices for driving agent success
ATLANTA – Dec. 3, 2013 – Intradiem, the leading provider of intraday management solutions, will host a free webinar on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. EST. The webinar, “Improve Agent Engagement in Multi-Channel Contact Centers,” will provide in-depth information for addressing personnel issues that can arise within a multi-channel contact center. Free registration is available here.
Guest speaker Donna Fluss, president of DMG Consulting, will join Intradiem for an interactive web event that will cover best practices to ensure multi-channel contact centers are successful.
“Addressing human factors, including promoting agent satisfaction and engagement, is just as important as building a strong technology foundation in the contact center,” said Fluss. “We see many companies struggling to successfully hire, train, motivate and engage their staff. These issues often take a back seat to higher profile concerns, but they are critical to delivering an outstanding customer experience.”
Webinar attendees will learn actionable takeaways, including:
• Key points for converting phone staff to multi-channel agents
• Do’s and don’ts for multi-channel contact centers
• Best practices for hiring within this complex environment
• Tips for managing millennial agents
• Revolutionary approaches for operationalizing improvements
“As contact channels increase, the best practices for agent engagement also drive the best customer experience,” said Matt McConnell, Intradiem’s CEO. “The workforce has to become more dynamic in response to customer preference, making intraday workforce management even more critical.”
About IntradiemIntradiem, formerly Knowlagent, is the leader in intraday management solutions for contact centers. Intradiem equips our customers with business reflexes that immediately and consistently respond to unpredictable events and conditions. Reflexes such as intraday task management, intraday staffing, reskilling, channel balancing, and real-time alerts improve business performance by over 20 percent. More than 450,000 contact center, field service, retail, bank branch, and back office employees around the world use Intradiem’s solution every day. For more information, call 888-566-9457 or visit www.intradiem.com.
What's Up Interactive today announced its participation in this year’s Small Business Saturday, taking place on Nov. 30, 2013. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses.
As an interactive marketing agency, What’s Up Interactive has worked with companies ranging in scale from local start-ups and local attractions, such as the Georgia Aquarium, to multinational corporations, and has experience connecting with desired audiences through digital and social channels. As an American Express supporter, What’s Up Interactive strives to grow awareness of Small Business Saturday via digital and social platforms and encourages shoppers to visit independently owned businesses in Atlanta communities. The company is also offering incentives to encourage and mobilize employees to shop small.
Now in its fourth year, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. Small Business Saturday supporters reported spending more than $5.5 billion at independently owned businesses on that day last year.1
What’s Up Interactive recognizes the importance of supporting small business in Atlanta, the jobs they help create and the culture they instill in local communities. Through the recently launched program “Elevate”, What’s Up Interactive shows its support for local start-ups by lending its digital marketing expertise free of charge. Small Business Saturday is another example of What’s Up Interactive’s dedication to the development and strengthening of the Atlanta community.
ABOUT WHAT’S UP INTERACTIVE:
What’s Up Interactive is an interactive marketing agency headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., that provides results-oriented online marketing, including: web development; search engine marketing (SEO/SEM); social media marketing; strategic marketing planning and video production for mid- to large-size companies. As courageous partners who drive results, What’s Up is dedicated to achieving clients’ business goals in online and video marketing. The agency's clients include AT&T, Coca-Cola Co., Ingersoll Rand, Georgia Aquarium, Georgia Lottery, Kaiser Permanente and Equifax. To learn more, visit www.whatsupinteractive.com.
ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY®:
November 30th marks the fourth annual Small Business Saturday®, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday® was created in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers. As of Dec. 31, 2012, more than 3.2 million Facebook users “liked” the Small Business Saturday page2. Just last year, more than 350 advocacy organizations, more than 150 corporations and elected officials in all 50 states and Washington D.C., declared their support for Small Business Saturday®.
1 Based on Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey of nationally representative sample of 800 adults conducted by Redshift Research on behalf of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and American Express (November 2012).
2 According to Facebook Insights, the Small Business Saturday page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/SmallBusinessSaturday received 3,212,703 “Likes” as of 12/31/2012.