ThomasNet’s Phil Paranicas Named Top Digital Marketing Strategist by the Online Marketing Institute

Paranicas Honored for Driving Marketing Results for ThomasNet Clients, and Sharing Best Practices with Other Marketers

NEW YORK--()--ThomasNet® today announced that Philip (Phil) Paranicas, Director of Product Development, has been recognized by the Online Marketing Institute (OMI) as one of the Top 40+ Strategists in Digital Marketing for 2014. This group of 49 distinguished marketing experts are driving game-changing results for their organizations and clients, and educating others to do the same.

“By sharing his knowledge outside of ThomasNet, Phil Paranicas is helping marketers across industries to grow their businesses. He epitomizes OMI’s mission to provide educational content from leaders who are blazing new digital marketing trails,” said Aaron Kahlow, CEO and founder, OMI.

“Phil Paranicas understands the digital content strategies companies must master to keep their brands vibrant and stay relevant to their prospects. We’re proud of his dedication to help our customers succeed by putting their buyers’ needs first,” said Mark Holst-Knudsen, President, ThomasNet.

As Director of New Product Development, Mr. Paranicas is responsible for creating new Internet-based services that support ThomasNet’s mission to connect industrial/commercial buyers and suppliers. Previously, he spearheaded ThomasNet’s Digital Media Team, which develops specialized social media, SEO and email marketing programs for the industrial community. These programs also help marketers reach the Fortune 1000, government/military, and other business/institutional buyers who use, industry’s free product sourcing and supplier discovery platform.

With more than 20 years’ marketing experience, Mr. Paranicas is a well-known speaker and author on all areas of digital media, and recently presented at OMI’s LEARN: Digital and Social Media Strategies Virtual Event.

OMI is currently featuring his blog, “4 Honest Ways to Evaluate Your Content Marketing,” at

About ThomasNet®

ThomasNet is an information and technology company that connects manufacturing and industrial buyers and sellers.

Buyers and engineers worldwide rely on®, industry's leading free platform for industrial/commercial product sourcing and supplier discovery. ThomasNet News® delivers industrial news and trends.

We enable suppliers to leverage their product content to increase sales, using our proprietary Navigator Platform technology. We also offer a suite of Internet and digital media solutions , from websites with product catalogs, to SEO/SEM services, to social media. Our Enterprise Solutions offer suppliers the benefits of syndicating product data across systems and sales channels.

About OMI

The Online Marketing Institute is the worldwide eLearning leader in digital marketing education. Founded in 2007, the Online Marketing Institute offers the world's largest online library of digital marketing classes taught by leading practitioners. Thousands of professionals, entrepreneurs, agencies, students, and teams across the globe use their Online Marketing Institute education to advance their careers and drive business results.

Unlike traditional and generic education sources, OMI provides high quality, affordable, online, on-demand classes covering the most innovative and proven best practices in digital marketing, taught by world class practitioners. OMI's platform is ideal for busy working professionals and there's a digital marketing class to meet the needs of any student skill level (beginner to advanced), across any topic (email to search to social media), anytime (online and on-demand).


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