IR Program to Emphasize New Management, New Company Name and Five-Fold Increase in Performance of Flagship Product, SharpSpring
GAINESVILLE, FL – November 24, 2015 – SMTP, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMTP), a global provider of cloud-based email marketing technologies, has engaged Liolios Group to lead a new strategic investor relations and financial communications program.
“My recent appointment as CEO reflects our company’s renewed focus on marketing automation, as it continues to disrupt the industry by winning business from the industry’s largest players based on our breakthrough capabilities and pricing,” said Rick Carlson, CEO of SMTP. “This success has been demonstrated with SharpSpring, our leading marketing automation solution, achieving a five-fold increase in revenue under contract compared to last year.
“In light of SharpSpring’s phenomenal momentum and growth outlook, as well as to better reflect our commitment to delivering the best in marketing automation, we recently announced that we are changing our name to SharpSpring and changing our ticker to ‘SHSP’ effective December 1.”
“Given these exciting developments and having reached this pivotal point in our growth trajectory, we believe our shareholders will benefit from an experienced team of professionals to help us navigate the capital markets and generate greater awareness of SharpSpring in the investment community,” continued Carlson. “Liolios Group brings a proven record of helping emerging growth companies like ours enhance shareholder value by delivering the right message to the right audience and establishing high-quality, long-term relationships with influential members of the financial community.”
Over the course of the next several weeks, Liolios Group will work closely with SharpSpring management to develop a comprehensive capital markets strategy. Activities will include messaging and corporate positioning, strategic advisory and introductions to analysts, investors and other key influencers across the financial community. Liolios Group will also schedule a number of road shows and financial conferences for management over the next several months.
For additional information about SharpSpring, contact Liolios Group at (949) 574-3860 or emailSMTP@liolios.com.
About Liolios Group
Liolios Group, Inc. is a highly selective and comprehensive investor relations firm specializing in smallcap companies. The firm aims to deliver superior performance in corporate messaging and positioning, investor awareness, analyst and financial press coverage, and capital attraction. Founded in 1999, Liolios Group executives have extensive experience in finance and investments, and represent clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, digital media, consumer/internet retail, healthcare/life sciences, natural resources and business services. For more information about Liolios Group, visit www.liolios.com.
About SMTP, Inc.
SMTP, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMTP) is a global provider of cloud-based marketing solutions ranging from SharpSpring’s sophisticated marketing automation to GraphicMail’s comprehensive email and mobile marketing and SMTP’s scalable, cost-effective email deliverability services. The company’s product family is hallmarked by its flexible architecture, ease-of-use and cost-effectiveness. SMTP augments its technology with high-quality, multilingual customer service and support. SMTP is headquartered in Gainesville, FL, and can be found on the web at www.sharpspring.com and www.smtp.com.
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