AUSTIN, Texas, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bulldog Solutions today announced that SunGard Availability Services was awarded winner for "best theme" at this year's second annual "Killer Content Awards: Honoring the World's Best B2B Content Marketing Programs." The Killer Content Awards are a venue for recognizing and honoring the world's finest B2B marketing organizations. The award was presented on Monday, April 22, at the Times Center in New York City during the 2013 B2B Content2Conversion Conference. The educational and networking event focused on helping B2B marketers develop, map, measure and optimize content marketing strategies.
SunGard's challenge was to generate awareness by creating content that would rise above the usual white noise in B2B marketing and get noticed immediately. At the same time, they wanted to demonstrate to IT professionals how they could benefit from the Cloud while fully protecting their data and applications. "Creating compelling content that raises a brand above the noise and connects with the target audience is critical to a successful B2B marketing plan," said Craig Tomlin, account director for Bulldog Solutions.
The SunGard marketing team engaged with Bulldog Solutions to create an infographic and E-book campaign that used two parallel themes—"How to Survive a Zombie Attack" and "How to Move to the Cloud" —to be launched around Halloween. The key sign of success would be the sharing and displaying of the infographic on influential third-party cloud-based sites.
The results of the Zombie campaign were extraordinary. The campaign launched just before Halloween and yielded more than triple the expected downloads, double the expected open and click-through rates, and was even featured prominently on the home pages of several influential niche cloud websites.
"We were thrilled to learn that SunGard Availability Services' marketing team was being recognized for its innovative marketing tactics and engagement efforts," said Christine Nurnberger, vice president of Marketing for SunGard Availability Services. "While we focus on offering our clients the best-in-class disaster recovery and business continuity solutions, we rely heavily on creative marketing efforts to help inform existing and potential customers of our newest technology and services available."
Bulldog Solutions was also a finalist with SunGard in this year's "Revvie" awards for providing an innovative campaign architecture that made a dramatic impact on overall program performance. The "Revvies" celebrate the accomplishments and expertise of customers and partners using Marketo's software solutions. Leveraging the power of marketing automation, SunGard and Bulldog Solutions implemented a program that both targeted and spoke to prospects in a far more precise and meaningful way, which resulted in deeper and more meaningful conversations.
About SunGard Availability Services
SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With approximately five million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard Availability Services helps customers improve the resilience of their mission critical systems by designing, implementing and managing cost-effective solutions using people, process and technology to address enterprise IT availability needs. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to the information systems they need in order to do business. To learn more, visit www.sungardas.com or call 1-800-468-7483. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About Bulldog Solutions
Bulldog Solutions is an innovative revenue performance firm for global B2B enterprise companies. The company helps marketing organizations drive results by providing the right mix of digital strategy, technology infrastructure and multi-channel programs to increase pipeline and revenue. Bulldog specializes in proving and increasing marketing's business impact. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with operations throughout North America and Europe. Visit bulldogsolutions.com for more information. Connect with Bulldog Solutions on Twitter (@BDSolutions), YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/BulldogSolutions), and LinkedIn.
Maureen Gallagher, Director of Marketing
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