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SMTP, Inc. Subsidiary SharpSpring Surpasses 250th Agency Partner

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMTP, Inc. (Nasdaq:SMTP), a global provider of marketing technologies and email delivery services, announced today that SharpSpring has achieved a major milestone, signing up more than 250 marketing agencies to its next-generation marketing automation solution. SharpSpring, which was acquired by SMTP on August 15, 2014, provides organizations with reliable, cost-effective marketing-automation solutions and is rapidly approaching 1,000 customers overall.

"SharpSpring has successfully launched one of the most advanced marketing automation solutions available, winning in head-to-head competition against incumbent providers such as Marketo and HubSpot," said Jonathan Strimling, CEO of SMTP. "The success achieved by SharpSpring is exceptional and presents a tremendous opportunity for SMTP to accelerate our growth. Exceeding 250 agency customers within ten months is an incredible accomplishment and a testament to the strength of the SharpSpring platform."

"In launching SharpSpring, we wanted to make SharpSpring an easy decision for our agency partners," said Rick Carlson, President of SharpSpring. "Our platform is uniquely flexible. Customers can work with any CRM or content management system, and if they prefer, they can alternatively utilize our own fully-integrated CRM. In September, we launched fully-integrated call tracking technology and through SMTP, we can also offer world-class deliverability and support. In short order, we have established a formidable presence in the marketing automation market, and with SMTP's backing, we expect to continue to accelerate our growth."

SharpSpring launched its marketing automation platform earlier this year, and is experiencing rapid growth in its client base. The company offers a variety of services designed to increase and optimize marketing efforts including:

  • Behavioral-based email automation
  • Built in CRM and full compatibility with other CRMs
  • Fully integrated call tracking
  • Robust analytics

About SMTP, Inc.

SMTP (Nasdaq:SMTP) is a leading provider of cloud-based email services offering solutions ranging from sophisticated marketing automation systems to cost-effective SMTP relay services. All of our services are built on our robust platform for email delivery, capable of scaling individual senders to hundreds of millions of emails per month. While we have industry-leading technology, we differentiate our offerings with our responsive 24x7 service and multi-lingual support. SMTP, Inc. is headquartered in Nashua NH, and can be found on the web at http://www.smtp.com.

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About SharpSpring

SharpSpring is a rapidly growing provider of marketing automation solutions with exceptional ease-of-use and a sophisticated feature-set. SharpSpring's unique unified architecture allows marketers to see all customer contact points in one fully-integrated system, including email, web, phone and sales interactions. In addition, its flexible platform and affordable pricing have made it one of the fastest growing providers of marketing automation.

SharpSpring is a wholly owned subsidiary of SMTP, Inc. and is based in Gainesville, FL. SharpSpring can be found on the web at www.SharpSpring.com.

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CONTACT: Investor Relations Contacts: Jeffrey Goldberger / Christopher Harrison KCSA Strategic Communications P: 212-896-1249 / 212-896-1267 Email: jgoldberger@kcsa.com / charrison@kcsa.comSource:SMTP, Inc.