Michael Della Penna

Michael Della Penna

Michael Della Penna is a seasoned marketing professional with a long, proven track record of launching successful marketing, branding, and sales strategies for leading public and private companies. Most recently, Michael was the senior vice president of Emerging Channels at Responsys. His responsibilities included spearheading the overall strategic direction, partnerships, and solution offering across key emerging channels including social, mobile, and display for the company. Prior to Responsys, Michael founded SuiteDialog and Conversa Marketing, a full-service email and social CRM agency that helped brands ignite conversations and cultivate relationships with customers across the social web. Conversa Marketing, was acquired by StrongMail Systems in 2010. Before branching out on his own, Michael served as chief marketing officer for Epsilon, a leading provider of multichannel, data-driven marketing services. Michael's other key marketing leadership roles include CMO at Bigfoot Interactive, vice president of strategic development at CNET Networks, Inc., and vice president of marketing at ZDNet. Michael received a B.B.A. and an M.B.A. from Hofstra University.

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RECENT ARTICLES BY MICHAEL DELLA PENNA

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2015 Planning - Big Budget Considerations for Every CMO

Aug 14, 2014 - It's hard to believe, but summer is starting to wind down and it's almost time to think about your 2015 planning strategies. Here is a check list to... Comments

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What Fitness/Wellness Apps Can Teach Us About Community Engagement

Jul 17, 2014 - The growth of fitness and wellness apps, along with the growth of wearable technology, shows how greatly social communities can contribute to the success... Comments

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How Social Media Connects Us to the Things We Love and Transforms Life Experiences

Jun 19, 2014 - The world's leading universities are leveraging social media to connect with prospective students, current students, and alumni. Here's how their tactics... Comments

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The 7 Essentials to Building an Active, Engaged Social Community

May 22, 2014 - Building a community doesn't happen overnight, but these seven essentials serve as a solid foundation for companies committed to growing a long-term... Comments

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A Week With My Wearable – 5 Reasons Why I Love My Smart Watch

Apr 24, 2014 - A visit to Disney World with the new Magic Bands prompted the purchase of a smart watch - here are five reasons wearables are here to stay. Comments

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Content Is King – Again: 10 Tips to Building a Winning Content Marketing Program

Apr 4, 2014 - Content marketing offers brands the unique opportunity to create additional value and unique experiences for customers across channels and throughout... Comments

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Identity Management and Data Management Platforms Take Center Stage in 2014

Feb 27, 2014 - It's not hard to see why DMPs are enjoying rapid growth and success, as they allow marketers to easily access online behavioral and advertising metrics... Comments

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The Ultimate Mobile Push Provider Scorecard

Jan 30, 2014 - This Push Provider Scorecard will help marketers determine which provider may be the right fit for them today as well as allow them to change and adapt... Comments

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10 Social & Digital Media Predictions for 2014

Jan 10, 2014 - It just wouldn't be January without making some predictions about what the coming year will bring in digital marketing and social media. Comments

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6 Must-Haves for Your Next Mobile Push Notification Partner

Nov 11, 2013 - Apps and push messaging will play an increasingly important role in mobile marketing. Use these six criteria as a core part of your evaluation process... Comments

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New Technologies to Help Juice Your Holiday Sales

Oct 9, 2013 - Time is running out, but the opportunities are great for tech savvy retailers looking to innovate and experiment this holiday season. Comments

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5 Ways Mobile Marketing Can Help Retailers This Holiday Season

Aug 29, 2013 - If the 2013 holiday season is a continuation of last year's trends, shoppers will be more likely than ever to turn to their mobile devices to view offers... Comments

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Primetime All the Time

Jul 18, 2013 - How data, device, and detection will revolutionize your community. Comments

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5 Tips to Building a Better Customer Experience and Community

Jun 20, 2013 - The top five things marketers can do to create a sophisticated customer initiative within their organizations that will have customers raving and the... Comments

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10 Ways to Turn Your App Into a Power Community Using Push

May 23, 2013 - Developing a smart mobile app that consumers like is one thing; getting them to engage regularly with it is another. Comments

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You Are What You Like

Apr 25, 2013 - Social data yields important audience insights. Comments

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Spring Cleanup: Bad Data, Not Big Data, Needs Your Attention

Mar 28, 2013 - This spring be sure to conduct a data collection audit, address dirty or neglected data, focus on preferences and privacy management, break down data... Comments

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Mobile Marketing Madness

Feb 28, 2013 - Three ways to prepare and flourish in a mobile world. Comments

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6 Super Bowl Marketing Lessons

Feb 14, 2013 - Leveraging creativity and the real-time web to break through the clutter and involve the consumer to form a lasting connection is what we all are constantly... Comments

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10 Digital Marketing Predictions for 2013

Jan 3, 2013 - Three of the channels we will see the most change for relationship marketing in the coming year are social, mobile, and display. Comments

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10 Relationship-First Mobile Marketing Best Practices

Dec 6, 2012 - How do you build a relationship and community around SMS? Comments

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