Responsys extends email and cross-channel marketing services offering with agreement to acquire leading digital marketing services firm.
October 29, 2009 – Responsys, a global provider of email and cross-channel marketing solutions, today announced the company has entered into an agreement to acquire Smith-Harmon Inc., an award-winning digital marketing services firm with a world-class client list. The acquisition of Smith-Harmon by Responsys strengthens the company’s ability to help marketing organizations with the strategic planning, creative design, and execution of integrated, cross-channel marketing programs.
“We are committed to making smart investments that enable us to support our customers in the best way possible,” said Dan Springer, Chief Executive Officer of Responsys. “Smith-Harmon brings valuable experience and expertise marketers need to succeed in today’s cross-channel marketing world. Together, Responsys and Smith-Harmon create an interactive marketing services powerhouse, unmatched in the industry.”
Specifically, the expertise of Smith-Harmon augments existing Responsys services capabilities to deliver a new integrated offering for best-in-class marketing across email, mobile, social and web channels. The expanded services offering encompasses:
– Strategy: Contact strategy, program optimization and reputation management
– Creative: Creative transformation, template system design and production retainer
– Execution: Full development lifecycle, including data integration, campaign deployment and application development
The combination of this new services offering and the new Responsys Interact Suite announced today at the Responsys Leaders Forum provides the industry’s most comprehensive solution for integrated email and cross-channel marketing.
“Smith-Harmon and Responsys have a number of clients in common, as well as a common dedication to delivering best-in-class service,” said Aaron Smith, Principal of Smith-Harmon, now Director of Creative Technologies at Responsys.
“We’ve long respected the platform – and the people – at Responsys, and are excited to be joining the team,” said Lisa Harmon, Principal of Smith-Harmon, now Director of Creative Services at Responsys.