ATLANTA, Jan. 31, 2018 — Eight Arke consultants have been named “Most Valuable Professionals” (MVPs) by Sitecore, the global leader in experience management software. Four consultants were named in the technical category, three in strategy, and one as an ambassador.
Arke Co-Founder and CMTO Chris Spears; Margaret Wise, VP of Strategy; Andy Uzick, VP of MarTech Innovation; Sitecore Practice Directors Martin English and Patrick Perrone; and Sitecore consultants Bill Cacy, Eric Stafford, and Zac Malmquist are among an elite roster of technologists, strategists, ambassadors, and commerce experts.
Spears, Wise, and English are three of only 39 individuals Sitecore selected as Strategy MVPs worldwide. Uzick is one of just 63 ambassadors, and Cacy, Stafford, Perrone, and Malmquist are four of only 208 Technology MVPs worldwide.
Now in its 12th year, Sitecore’s MVP program recognizes individual technology, strategy, and commerce advocates who share their Sitecore passion and expertise to offer positive customer experiences that drive business results. The Sitecore MVP Award recognizes the most active Sitecore experts from around the world who participate in online and offline communities to share their knowledge with other Sitecore partners and customers.
This is the first year Wise, Cacy and Stafford earned MVP recognition. All of the others have won multiple times.
- Spears was in the first class of Sitecore Strategy MVPs
- Uzick was in the first class of Sitecore Technology MVPs. He is among the longest standing MVP recipients in North America
- Malmquist has won five times, while English and Perrone are both three-time winners
Uzick said it’s been a privilege to watch the MVP program grow from its inception. “The MVP award recognizes the leaders of a vital community that is at the heart of Sitecore’s success. Over the past 15 years, I’ve been fortunate to count many in the MVP community among my most valued friends and associates,” he added.
Arke is an elite Sitecore Platinum Implementation Partner — and Sitecore recognizes it for creating “amazing results” on top of its platform. Arke’s core Sitecore capabilities include CRM integration, basic and advanced personalization, business optimization strategies, portals and collaboration, and social media.
Arke Sitecore Accelerators cover a wide variety of needs such as visual design, content migration, security enhancements, and performance tracking. Arke sold one of its accelerators — Cross-Channel Engagement — to Sitecore in 2014. It became a core part of Sitecore’s Federated Experience Manager.
Sitecore has awarded the Arke team multiple Site of the Year awards. In addition, Arke clients and employees are regular speakers at Sitecore Symposium, Sitecore User Groups, and used as Sitecore references.
“The Sitecore MVP awards recognize and honor those individuals who make substantial contributions to our loyal community of partners and customers,” said Pieter Brinkman, Sitecore Senior Director of Technical Marketing. “MVPs consistently set a standard of excellence by delivering technical chops, enthusiasm, and a commitment to giving back to the Sitecore community. They truly understand and deliver on the power of the Sitecore Experience Platform to create personalized brand experiences for their consumers, driving revenue and customer loyalty.”
The Sitecore Experience Platform combines web content management, omnichannel digital delivery, insights into customer activity and engagement, and strategic digital marketing tools into a single, unified platform.
Sitecore Experience Commerce 9, released in January, is the only cloud-enabled platform that natively integrates content and commerce so brands can fully personalize and individualize the end-to-end shopping experience before, during, and after the transaction.
Both platforms capture in real time every minute interaction — and intention — that customers and prospects have with a brand across digital and offline channels. The result is that Sitecore customers are able to use the platform to engage with prospects and customers in a highly personalized manner, earning long-term customer loyalty.
Arke is a brand experience consultancy specializing in strategic implementations of marketing technology solutions. We’re building on our roots in technology and experience design to drive the next generation of experience focused businesses. By leveraging the right people, processes, marketing technologies, and data, we produce measurable results.
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