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Sharp Ahead Receives Platinum Certification in SharpSpring Partner Certification Program

By Jennifer Esty  |  November 24, 2021

We’re super excited to announce that Sharp Ahead have achieved platinum-level certification in SharpSpring’s partner certification program!

Through this program, SharpSpring, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHSP), a global provider of cloud-based marketing and email software solutions, empowers its partners to become experts in marketing automation and rewards top performers with referrals, certification badges and additional resources.

Sharp Ahead met all of the requirements within the platinum tier of the certification program, demonstrating an exceptional level of expertise in marketing automation and the SharpSpring platform. With this certification, Sharp Ahead is more equipped to help clients drive qualified leads, convert more of those leads to sales, and optimize the ROI of their marketing campaigns.

“Agencies that are leaders in marketing automation are also far more likely to become leaders in the digital marketing industry,” said Rick Carlson, CEO of SharpSpring. “When a partner goes the extra mile to obtain this level of certification, we know they truly understand the value of marketing automation and that they’re committed to driving the highest results for their clients.”

“We’re very proud of the Sharp Ahead team for achieving such a significant designation. At Sharp Ahead, we aim to provide our clients with the highest level of service and expertise. Obtaining Platinum Certification from SharpSpring is a clear reflection of our approach”, says Jennifer Esty, Director of Sharp Ahead.

Find out more about our marketing automation services or get in touch to request a SharpSpring demo.

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Constant Contact Acquires SharpSpring

What does this mean for your company?

By Dan Winter  |  June 28, 2021

Last week it was announced that SharpSpring has been acquired by Constant Contact – an established leader in online marketing technology.

As many of our valued clients are currently using, or in the process of implementing, SharpSpring, we wanted to give you a quick update on the latest news.  

In a session for agencies late last week, SharpSpring’s CEO Rick Carlson assured us that the fundamentals of the software will not change – Constant Contact and SharpSpring share the same values and vision. The acquisition provides the opportunity for further investment in the platform – meaning more great features for you and us!

What happens next?

Well, mainly, it’s business as usual. Constant Contact and SharpSpring will spend the next couple of months completing the legal necessities, and at Sharp Ahead we’ll continue to drive growth for our clients through the SharpSpring platform. 

We’ve been informed there will be no major changes for the foreseeable future. There are, however, a range of exciting new features already in the pipeline for this year, including: 

  • An SMS marketing tool
  • New integrations
  • New navigation
  • New opportunity manager
  • An updated mobile app

Any questions?

We’ll keep you updated as and when we hear more about the acquisition and any exciting new features, but if you have any questions, or if you’re interested in becoming a SharpSpring user please do get in touch!

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Merry Christmas from Sharp Ahead

By Jennifer Esty  |  December 9, 2020

At this time of year, you’d usually find us writing cards and wrapping gifts to send to our wonderful clients (alongside working hard to finish the year on a high).

But with this year being anything but usual, and with most teams still working from home, we’ve decided to do something a little different.

In lieu of cards and gift, this year we will be making a donation to a charity close to our hearts.

We have chosen to donate to the British Heart Foundation in memory of Rob Stevens, a Sharp Ahead founder, who sadly passed away this year from coronary heart disease.

Thank you to all our clients for a brilliant year. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!

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Sharp Ahead welcome new WordPress developer and digital designer, Gary Lees

By Emma Grimshaw  |  May 22, 2020
As the team of B2B experts at Sharp Ahead continues to grow, we are delighted to welcome WordPress developer and digital designer, Gary Lees.

With over 18 years’ industry experience, Gary has designed, developed and illustrated many varied and high-profile projects, including innovative technology solutions, large scale web development for global brands, commercial illustration for glossy magazines, and conceptual design for food packaging. 

His impressive portfolio includes projects for Stella Artois, Budweiser, Scalectrix, Hornby Hobbies, Thwaites Brewery, Car Magazine, Golf World and Today’s Golfer magazines. This combined experience has given Gary a deep understanding of the digital design best practice for corporate clients and B2B companies.

If you would to talk to us about how Gary and the Sharp Ahead team can help you with your next B2B web project please get in touch!

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Lead generation CRO for niche B2B propositions: how to shoot in the dark

By Jennifer Esty  |  February 21, 2017

Join Sharp Ahead’s very own Dr John Woods at Conversion World 2017 on March 10 at 17:45.

John joins a stellar lineup of CRO specialists during the two day virtual conference.

He will be discussing how to optimise your B2B marketing when you’re targeting a niche audience, including:

  • Why b2b and b2c optimisation are different
  • How to succeed at b2b optimisation
  • How web analytics can still be relevant for b2b

Register for Conversion World 2017

Attending the event is free and places are still available. Register here.

If you can’t make the event but would like us to send you a recording of John’s talk, just let us know.