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SMTP, Inc. Subsidiary SharpSpring Surpasses 1,000th Company Milestone

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 20, 2015 (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, surpassing 1,000 companies using its marketing automation platform. SharpSpring, which was acquired by SMTP on August 15, 2014, provides organizations with next-generation, reliable and cost-effective marketing-automation solutions.

"SharpSpring's advanced marketing automation platform continues to attract new customers and users at an impressive rate," said Jonathan Strimling, CEO of SMTP. "The rate of new customer additions accelerated significantly in Q4. This is due to the compounding effect of direct sales and additional sales being driven by more than 250 agency partners. The rapid addition of over 1,000 installed companies since the platform's inception in 2014 speaks volumes about its acceptance and the platform's best-in-class features and functionality."

"Over a short period of time, SharpSpring has quickly become the go-to provider of cost effective marketing-automations solutions to the small- and medium-sized business (SMB) space that comprises millions of companies," said Rick Carlson, President of SharpSpring. "Our incredibly efficient agency model has resulted in rapid adoption of the platform and accounts for the remarkable number of new companies using SharpSpring to optimize and automate their marketing. Together with SMTP, SharpSpring is forging strong relationships with customers, which we are confident will result in further market penetration throughout 2015 and beyond."

SharpSpring launched its marketing automation platform in early 2014. The product offers a variety of features 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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Source:SMTP, Inc.