BOSTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) named the content marketing software developed by Curata as the Best B2B Innovation at the 2014 MITX What's Next Awards on May 29 at the Westin Waterfront in Boston.
The MITX What's Next Awards are the largest awards in the country for marketing innovation, celebrating the best creative and technological accomplishments emerging from New England. A panel of judges selected this Cambridge-based software company as a finalist based on a submission of case studies. After presenting a live, on-site demo to the judges prior to the awards ceremony, Curata emerged as the winner over Akamai, HeyWire, LogMeIn, YesWare and other finalists in the category.
"The spirit of Massachusetts innovation took center stage last night," said Amy Quigley, president of MITX. "We're proud to recognize the contributions these amazing companies and leaders are making not only regionally but globally. Their positive impact on the business community and our personal lives will be experienced for years to come."
Curata's winning submission showcased the work of two Massachusetts-based clients that use the company's software - Aternity and 360Chestnut.
"Scaling content marketing is a challenge for B2B companies of all sizes," said Pawan Deshpande, chief executive officer of Curata. "It's truly an honor to be recognized for innovation in the B2B content marketing space and to be able to help these companies overcome challenges."
Aternity, an application performance management vendor based in Westborough, Mass., utilizes Curata for an industry news site called EndUserExperience2Day that contains a mix of both original created and curated content. The blog has performed extremely well since its inception. According to a MarketingSherpa case study, Aternity has been able to increase their email list by 130% in a year. The site also is a top traffic source for the company's corporate site, driving high quality visitors who on average spend approximately six minutes on the corporate site.
The other company cited in Curata's submission has seen similar success. Capitalizing on the efficiencies provided by Curata's technology, 360Chestnut, a firm that connects homeowners to energy efficient contractors, increased its blogging output from one or two posts per week to five to seven. Similarly, the company also boosted its Twitter engagement by 25 percent through Curata's one-click social media promotion capabilities.
"The success of our content marketing can be attributed to both our marketing creativity, but also largely to the technology provided by Curata," said Harold Simansky, CEO of 360Chestnut. "Using Curata's platform, we can consistently publish relevant content, blogs, articles and bylines."
Curata says it will continue to focus on improving its technology and growing its customer base to increase the adoption of their innovative content marketing technology.
Curata, Inc. is the leading provider of business grade, content curation software that enables marketers to create and curate the most relevant and highest quality content as part of their content marketing strategy. Best-in-class marketers across a wide range of industries rely on Curata to quickly find, organize, annotate and share content on specific issues or topics in order to establish thought leadership, own industry conversations and drive qualified web traffic. Curata was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. For more information, visit http://www.curata.com, subscribe to the Curata Blog, call 617-229-5544 or email email@example.com.
Established in 1996, MITX -- the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange -- is the leading industry organization focused on the web and mobile, bringing together the digital marketing, media and technology community to engage in what's next and how it will impact the marketing and business worlds. Connecting more than 7,500 professionals in New England, MITX is a dynamic community of thought leaders and collaborators in search of insight, education and opportunity. Creator of FutureM, MITX is headquartered in Boston, MA. For more information, visit http://www.mitx.org/.
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