Pierry Inc., a marketing software and solutions company, announced that Ben Lee, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, received the “Outstanding Marketing” award from the Academy of Marketing Science (AMS), a non-profit professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in marketing knowledge and practice. The award was given on May 26 at the organization’s annual conference at Hotel Coronado in San Diego, California, in front of more than 400 marketing and marketing research professionals from around the world, and recognizes Lee for shepherding Pierry’s rapid growth and innovative client solutions.
“I am extremely honored to be here this evening to accept this award on behalf of my Pierry colleagues—and our clients—who are embracing the opportunity of digital marketing in some really unique ways,” said Lee at the conference’s closing ceremony. “Digital marketing presents a huge opportunity for companies to create deeper relationships with their customers, but the ability to fully understand and leverage it requires a whole new set of skills that many companies simply don’t have, nor can they afford to bring in house. Pierry continues to add manpower and functional expertise that enable us to partner with marquee brands across a variety of sectors, and deliver the best possible results for our clients.”
For more than 40 years, AMS annually recognizes an individual who epitomizes the spirit and character of the Association and its goals. Previous winners include CMOs, CEOs, and entrepreneurs such as Walt Disney, Jeff Campbell (Burger King), Robbie Brozin (Nando’s Peri Peri), and Mathew Berry (ESPN).
“Ben and Pierry Inc. epitomize the spirit of the award in advancing the role of marketing through innovative and ethical practice,” said Adilson Borges, AMS President. “In particular, Ben’s belief that marketing must be leading strategic efforts of companies today because it is marketing’s responsibility to build and maintain an intimate relationship with customers. In this way, we can create truly valuable experiences for customers.”