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Optimizely Announces Double-Digit Growth of Welcome Following Acquisition

Platform has experienced year-over-year growth of over 60% as joint customers capitalize on value of combined solution

NEW YORK – August 30, 2022 Optimizely, the leading digital experience platform (DXP) provider, today announced strong growth of Welcome, its content marketing platform (CMP) that brings teams together on a single solution to ideate, collaborate on assets, and execute campaigns, following its acquisition last year.

In the eight months since the acquisition, the Welcome business has seen consistent quarter-over-quarter growth, resulting in year-over-year growth of over 60%. To date, 19 Optimizely customers including AJ Produkter, Hunter Engineering and Siteimprove, have successfully onboarded the Welcome CMP and Digital Asset Management (DAM), which are now integrated.

“Marketers love Welcome. The market feedback validates our vision of empowering marketers to plan, create, deliver, and optimize campaigns and content through a single, end-to-end solution,” said Alex Atzberger, CEO of Optimizely. “There is no great customer experience without a great marketer experience. We couldn’t be prouder of the momentum Welcome has garnered to date and look forward to continuing to drive our mission to improve the marketer experience and unlock digital potential for organizations across the globe.”

Optimizely (Welcome) has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Marketing Platforms for five consecutive years. Gartner evaluated eight vendors across Critical Capabilities and Optimizely (Welcome) ranked 1 in all use cases for the fifth year in a row. Its highest scoring use case (4.56 out of 5) was for complex, distributed content marketing teams due to its strength in content performance analytics.

“As a technology partner and user of Optimizely Content Management (CMS) the addition of Welcome (CMP) has made it easier than ever for our globally based marketing team to plan and collaborate on global campaigns as well as optimize content across all digital experience channels,” said Kevin Bobowski, Chief Marketing Officer, Siteimprove. “With Welcome and Optimizely’s CMS integrated with Siteimprove Prepublish, we will have a single source of truth for all our campaigns. The powerful combination of Siteimprove and Welcome is transforming the way we work as a marketing team, and we look forward to experiencing firsthand the power that this robust solution can bring joint customers.”

Verndale, an end-to-end digital experience agency, also recently implemented Welcome to improve the efficiency of their marketing team and better manage events planning, content marketing, and their asset library for the agency.

Siteimprove and Verndale are both Platinum-level sponsors at our upcoming Opticon event in San Diego taking place October 3-5, 2022. Siteimprove is also sponsoring the Opticon tour event in London.

About Optimizely

At Optimizely, we're on a mission to help people unlock their digital potential. With our leading digital experience platform (DXP), we equip teams with the tools and insights they need to create and optimize in new and novel ways. Through Boundless Digital Invention, we’re reinventing marketing and allowing marketers to innovate without limits through confident content creation, inclusive collaboration and customer foresight. Now, companies can operate with data-driven confidence to create hyper-personalized experiences. Building sophisticated solutions has never been simpler. Optimizely’s 900+ partners and nearly 1500 employees in offices around the globe are proud to help more than 9,000 brands, including Toyota, Santander, eBay, KLM and Mazda, enrich their customer lifetime value, increase revenue and grow their brands. Learn more at optimizely.com.

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