John Foley, Jr., CEO/CMO of interlinkONE and Grow Socially, was named as one of the most influential Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) on Richtopia’s list The 100 Most Influential CMOs, published on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. The list was compiled based on Klout Scores – social media analytics that rate users with a numerical value between 1 and 100 according to their online social influence, as well as various metrics gathered from Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram. “It’s an honour to be ranked among some of the best and brightest CMOs from across the globe,” said Foley, who was among other chosen CMOs including Beth Comstock (Vice-Chair of General Electric), David Edelman (CMO of Aetna Inc.), and Jeremy Burton, (CMO of Dell). “I continuously encourage my clients to be active on social media because of the many benefits it can provide to their company, and being ranked on this list reinforces my certainty that social media is a powerful tool for helping organizations gain exposure.”
Grow Socially, founded by Foley in 2010, is a marketing consulting company with a mission to boost sales for organizations through lead-generation activities including inbound and content marketing, social media, and print mediums. Services include strategic plans, content marketing solutions, website development, and business transformation consulting to help organizations get on a path toward long-term, sustainable success. Grow Socially’s parent company, interlinkONE, founded by Foley in 1996, provides cloud-based marketing solutions to generate actionable sales leads.