Jonathan Levitt

Data Driven Chief Marketing Officer

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Jonathan's bio

I’m a marketer at my core with a passion for disruptive technologies and new market development. I believe strongly in the ‘what if’. I’m a part gut but mostly data driven strategist who believes that marketing is in the midst of a monumental paradigm shift. Brands today are being forced to use new and innovative ways of engaging their target markets and retaining their existing customer base. I help companies get there. I build brand and demand.

What the fancy PR people say about me:

Jonathan has been in the web business since commercialization of the Internet. He has spent over 20 years helping a diverse list of brands understand their audience and leverage technology and data to build better product and customer experiences. He has worked with brands of all sizes including leading global players such as Bank of America, MasterCard, Dell, Procter & Gamble, CBS, The New York Times, Ford and Google. Data-driven to the core, he is a recognized authority in the spheres of digital marketing, analytics, voice of customer / customer experience.

A prolific and sought-after speaker and writer, his unique slant on branding, customer experience and digital marketing has been featured in several industry publications including Forbes, AdAge, Fortune, 1to1 Magazine, eMarketing & Commerce, ClickZ, DM News, Loyalty 360, Chief Marketer, Multichannel Merchant, Stores Magazine and MediaPost.


Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

2015 - Current

Vice President, Head of R&D

Media Experts

2014 - 2014

Chief Marketing Officer

Sonic Boom - A Customer Experience Agency

2011 - 2014

Chief Marketing Officer

OpinionLab

2010 - 2012

Mentor

FounderFuel

2010 - 2011

Vice President, Marketing

Tungle Corporation - Acquired by RIM (Research in Motion - Makers of Blackberry) in April 2011

2007 - 2009

Vice President, Marketing

iPerceptions Inc.

2005 - 2007

Vice President, Sales

iPerceptions Inc.

2001 - 2005

President

InfoChase Corporation

1999 - 2001

Director Business Development

North America Media Engines Inc./ Formerly Generation Net

1997 - 1999

Co-Founder

MediaFactory Marketing Group

Vice President, Head of R&D

Media Experts

Media Experts (www.mediaexperts.com) is Canada’s largest independent media services firm. Founded in 1981 the agency has over 125 employees in offices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Media Experts counts among its customers many of Canada’s most internationally successful companies: Bell Canada, ALDO, Reitman’s, WestJet, Bombardier, BMW / Mini and Future Shop/Best Buy.

Chief Marketing Officer

Sonic Boom - A Customer Experience Agency

Located in Toronto and Montreal, Customer Experience Agency, Sonic Boom is the digital subsidiary of NATIONAL Public Relations, Canada's largest communications consulting firm.

Since 1998, Sonic Boom has partnered with leading global brands on a wide array of digital mandates. Bringing together experts from the creative, technology, and business strategy fields, Sonic Boom offers interactive, insightful, efficient, and innovative solutions to various clients across Canada and abroad. Recent work includes acting as the social media agency of record for Ford Motor Company of Canada, as well as ongoing work supporting clients like Health Canada, Pfizer, GE, Hoffmann La Roche, Kohler, and Vaughan Mills.

Chief Marketing Officer

OpinionLab

OpinionLab is the global leader in omnichannel Voice of Customer (VoC) feedback solutions, with patented real-time listening technology for every brand touch point. The pioneering VoC platform behind the familiar [+] symbol helps hundreds of the world’s leading brands (such as: Walmart, Bank of America, Ford Motor Company) acquire, engage, and retain customers through cutting-edge feedback collection and management.

Mentor

FounderFuel

FounderFuel is a startup accelerator based in Montreal focused on web, saas, mobile, and gaming.

Vice President, Marketing

Tungle Corporation - Acquired by RIM (Research in Motion - Makers of Blackberry) in April 2011

Tungle was acquired by RIM (Research in Motion - Makers of Blackberry).

Tungle makes scheduling meetings easy–across organizations, calendar systems and time zones–by eliminating the multiple emails, phone calls and double bookings that typically come with finding a time to meet. Tungle.me synchronizes with leading online calendar systems including Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple iCal, Entourage for Mac, Lotus Notes, Windows Live and Yahoo and does not require visitors to sign in or register to schedule meetings. Tungle.me supports scheduling meetings on-the-go with Tungle.me for iPhone and BlackBerry.

Founded in 2006, the Montreal-based company is venture-backed by investors Commonwealth Capital Ventures, JLA Ventures and Desjardins Venture Capital.

Vice President, Marketing

iPerceptions Inc.

At iPerceptions, Jonathan served as the company evangelist and advocate for integrating the customer voice into Internet brand strategies. He led the development of the free 4Q website survey and guided iPerceptions’ enterprise client base in connecting more effectively with their customers to pinpoint what consumers want from the online experience and whether or not they can achieve these goals.

Vice President, Sales

iPerceptions Inc.

Responsible for directing iPerceptions sales team in Montreal, Toronto and New York. Responsible for all sales training and development initiatives, territory management and sales strategy.

President

InfoChase Corporation

Responsible for strategic planning, operations, product marketing, brand creation & management, and corporate development for this start-up information services company.

Director Business Development

North America Media Engines Inc./ Formerly Generation Net

NAME was a Toronto Stock Exchange listed professional services firm with offices in 4 North American cities focused on implementing enterprise technology solutions for financial services, government, publishing and telecommunications clients.

Co-Founder

MediaFactory Marketing Group

MediaFactory was one of the first vertically integrated web development shops in Canada. The business was sold just before the crash. Timing was great.

Articles

My slant on branding, customer
experience and digital marketing has been featured in several industry
publications including Forbes, AdAge, Fortune, 1to1 Magazine, eMarketing
& Commerce, ClickZ, DM News, Loyalty 360, Chief Marketer,
Multichannel Merchant, Stores Magazine and MediaPost.

How to jump-start your transition to mobile

After years of hype and hypothesis, the mobile age is finally -- and obviously -- upon us. Last quarter alone, consumers purchased more than 428 million mobile phones and 27 million tablets, often using these devices to research, shop, and engage with brands while on the go. Proof points are everywhere -- mobile purchases doubled in the U.S. this past holiday season, Apple recently delivered record-breaking earnings -- thanks in large part to iPhone and iPad sales -- and this month, the most buzz-worthy IPO filing since Google revealed that 425 million monthly active users access Facebook from a mobile device.

Organizing an Omnichannel VoC Approach

22 Retail Executives Share Technology Predictions For 2014

For the second year, Retail TouchPoints has asked a number of key executives from leading solution provider companies to share their insights on what to expect with new technologies and technology trends in the coming year. This year we have collected input from 22 executives who possess many years of experience in business and retail specifically.

Omnichannel Advantage Helps Retailers Gain on Etailers

A year ago, it seemed inevitable Amazon would take over the world. Industry watchers predicted retailers like Best Buy and Target, with their overhead of physical stores, would soon lose the ecommerce battle. After all, consumers increasingly visit big-box retailers to ‘showroom’ – or try products – then go online to buy the same products for less.

You Can Hear Them Now

It’s been proven time and again: Disgruntled customers will go to the loudest platform available to express their unhappiness if a direct channel is not made available to them. And these days, that means negative publicity through tweets, blogs and more.

A Fantastic Customer Experience Doesn’t End With the Sale

The last mile – the final leg of delivering consumer products to the home – is arguably the most crucial component of any e-commerce venture today, and quite possibly the industry’s largest obstacle to sustained growth. The hard truth is that, despite consumers professing their love for shopping from their computers and mobile devices, e-commerce remains a small fraction of the overall retail sector, barely cracking double digits.

5 Ways to Improve Marketing Surveys

To survey or not to survey — that is the question in this short-attention-span world of the customer.

Move Over Showrooming, Webrooming is Heret Title

A year ago, retailers were worried showrooming – the practice of visiting stores to ‘touch and feel’ products, then returning home to buy them online – would devastate in-store sales. With the threat of showrooming looming, retailers quickly launched innovative omnichannel initiatives that worked to get customers to buy more often in-store.

Consumer Survey Fatigue's Impact on Brand Perception

Marketers are currently moving into the new era of customer feedback. While traditional surveys came to be in an environment where such information was scarce, it's no longer quite so difficult for marketers to determine what consumers think about their products.

In-Store Cell Phone Tracking Pits Consumers Against Retailers

When it comes to surveillance, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden knows how to make headlines. In a video keynote at SXSW last month, he implored technologists to use encryption to "fix" the problem of government surveillance. But something quite profound was hidden in the closing minutes of his hyped speech. An audience member asked why it's acceptable for corporations to track people, but not OK for the government to do so. Part of his answer was that tracking is okay because consumers enter into a voluntary contract with a business. In other words, if you don't want Facebook to have your data, then don't use Facebook.

Should Rightsizing Be Retail’s Next Big Step?

Are retail stores destined to be a relic?
The media has been overrun lately with news that Staples, RadioShack, JC Penney, Abercrombie & Fitch and other iconic retailers have plans to shutter thousands of U.S. stores and lay off employees this year. In parallel, shopping malls are seemingly moving toward extinction. Reports show 400 have closed since 2007, and many of the remaining malls resemble ghost towns with vacant hallways, abandoned anchor stores and a lack a vibrancy that once was the calling card of shopping hubs everywhere. Green Street Advisors forecasts that 15% of the nation’s enclosed malls will fail or be converted into non-retail space in the next decade, up from its prediction of 10% just two years ago.

CEOs Gone Wild: Why Baring Execs' Opinions Is Smart Branding

Today, when consumers ask, "What does this brand stand for?," the CEO provides the clearest answer. Their random quotes, sounds bites, videos, political donations and personal choices make or break a brand's reputation. In an era of belief-based consumption, words can create or destroy billions of dollars.

What Retailers Can Learn from Personal Health Apps

With wearable technologies from Fitbit, Basis and Jawbone now
widespread, and mobile apps like Argus, MapMyFitness and RunKeeper to
soak up all the data, tech companies and advertisers now have better
information about your health than your own doctors. Yet users don’t
find the wearables and apps creepy. In fact, fitness and health apps are
growing 87% faster than the mobile app industry as a whole, and their
usage is up 62% in the last six months, according to a recent report
from Flurry Analytics. Health apps are close and coveted.

Is Your Customer Experience Designed for Humans?

Your customers are not machines. You can target, track and acquire them, but you’re still dealing with conscious, emotional organisms. And no matter where your numbers move or what the ROI says, your brand’s successes and failures could be a series of accidents until you recognize customers as human beings, not men age 22 to 35 with four years of college and $75,000 to $125,000 in income.

A Retail Brand That Rallies Customers – and Employees

The world is supposedly flat, but marketing is rounder than ever before. Consumers make purchases based on beliefs and values, which means retail brands are judged from 365 degrees and held to ethical standards that often have little to do with product and everything to do with perception.

Want Lasting Relationships with Customers? Cut the Share-Bait

Although retail brands are pioneering the use of social media, digital content and data to drive purchases, some sacrifice long-term relationships for short-term buzz.

Why Millennials Aren’t Loyal to Your Retail Brand

Millennials are not averse to brand loyalty, as some executives have claimed. Rather, they make purchasing decisions based on beliefs and values, but they are at an age when attitudes shift frequently. They are undergoing major life changes such as finishing college, moving to a new city, starting a job, finding a spouse and building a family. These experiences change their values, and, consequently, their perspectives on all brands.

How to jump-start your transition to mobile

After years of hype and hypothesis, the mobile age is finally -- and obviously -- upon us. Last quarter alone, consumers purchased more than 428 million mobile phones and 27 million tablets, often using these devices to research, shop, and engage with brands while on the go. Proof points are everywhere -- mobile purchases doubled in the U.S. this past holiday season, Apple recently delivered record-breaking earnings -- thanks in large part to iPhone and iPad sales -- and this month, the most buzz-worthy IPO filing since Google revealed that 425 million monthly active users access Facebook from a mobile device.

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Organizing an Omnichannel VoC Approach

Loyalty 360 Q&A with Jonathan Levitt, Chief Marketing Officer - OpinionLab.

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22 Retail Executives Share Technology Predictions For 2014

For the second year, Retail TouchPoints has asked a number of key executives from leading solution provider companies to share their insights on what to expect with new technologies and technology trends in the coming year. This year we have collected input from 22 executives who possess many years of experience in business and retail specifically.

Read Me

Omnichannel Advantage Helps Retailers Gain on Etailers

A year ago, it seemed inevitable Amazon would take over the world. Industry watchers predicted retailers like Best Buy and Target, with their overhead of physical stores, would soon lose the ecommerce battle. After all, consumers increasingly visit big-box retailers to ‘showroom’ – or try products – then go online to buy the same products for less.

Read Me

You Can Hear Them Now

It’s been proven time and again: Disgruntled customers will go to the loudest platform available to express their unhappiness if a direct channel is not made available to them. And these days, that means negative publicity through tweets, blogs and more.

Read More

A Fantastic Customer Experience Doesn’t End With the Sale

The last mile – the final leg of delivering consumer products to the home – is arguably the most crucial component of any e-commerce venture today, and quite possibly the industry’s largest obstacle to sustained growth. The hard truth is that, despite consumers professing their love for shopping from their computers and mobile devices, e-commerce remains a small fraction of the overall retail sector, barely cracking double digits.

Read More

5 Ways to Improve Marketing Surveys

To survey or not to survey — that is the question in this short-attention-span world of the customer.

Read Me

Move Over Showrooming, Webrooming is Heret Title

A year ago, retailers were worried showrooming – the practice of visiting stores to ‘touch and feel’ products, then returning home to buy them online – would devastate in-store sales. With the threat of showrooming looming, retailers quickly launched innovative omnichannel initiatives that worked to get customers to buy more often in-store.

Read Me

Consumer Survey Fatigue's Impact on Brand Perception

Marketers are currently moving into the new era of customer feedback. While traditional surveys came to be in an environment where such information was scarce, it's no longer quite so difficult for marketers to determine what consumers think about their products.

Read More

In-Store Cell Phone Tracking Pits Consumers Against Retailers

When it comes to surveillance, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden knows how to make headlines. In a video keynote at SXSW last month, he implored technologists to use encryption to "fix" the problem of government surveillance. But something quite profound was hidden in the closing minutes of his hyped speech. An audience member asked why it's acceptable for corporations to track people, but not OK for the government to do so. Part of his answer was that tracking is okay because consumers enter into a voluntary contract with a business. In other words, if you don't want Facebook to have your data, then don't use Facebook.

Read Mo

Should Rightsizing Be Retail’s Next Big Step?

Are retail stores destined to be a relic?
The media has been overrun lately with news that Staples, RadioShack, JC Penney, Abercrombie & Fitch and other iconic retailers have plans to shutter thousands of U.S. stores and lay off employees this year. In parallel, shopping malls are seemingly moving toward extinction. Reports show 400 have closed since 2007, and many of the remaining malls resemble ghost towns with vacant hallways, abandoned anchor stores and a lack a vibrancy that once was the calling card of shopping hubs everywhere. Green Street Advisors forecasts that 15% of the nation’s enclosed malls will fail or be converted into non-retail space in the next decade, up from its prediction of 10% just two years ago.

Read Me

CEOs Gone Wild: Why Baring Execs' Opinions Is Smart Branding

Today, when consumers ask, "What does this brand stand for?," the CEO provides the clearest answer. Their random quotes, sounds bites, videos, political donations and personal choices make or break a brand's reputation. In an era of belief-based consumption, words can create or destroy billions of dollars.

Read More

What Retailers Can Learn from Personal Health Apps

With wearable technologies from Fitbit, Basis and Jawbone now widespread, and mobile apps like Argus, MapMyFitness and RunKeeper to soak up all the data, tech companies and advertisers now have better information about your health than your own doctors. Yet users don’t find the wearables and apps creepy. In fact, fitness and health apps are growing 87% faster than the mobile app industry as a whole, and their usage is up 62% in the last six months, according to a recent report from Flurry Analytics. Health apps are close and coveted.

Read More

Is Your Customer Experience Designed for Humans?

Your customers are not machines. You can target, track and acquire them, but you’re still dealing with conscious, emotional organisms. And no matter where your numbers move or what the ROI says, your brand’s successes and failures could be a series of accidents until you recognize customers as human beings, not men age 22 to 35 with four years of college and $75,000 to $125,000 in income.

A Retail Brand That Rallies Customers – and Employees

The world is supposedly flat, but marketing is rounder than ever before. Consumers make purchases based on beliefs and values, which means retail brands are judged from 365 degrees and held to ethical standards that often have little to do with product and everything to do with perception.

Read More

Want Lasting Relationships with Customers? Cut the Share-Bait

Although retail brands are pioneering the use of social media, digital content and data to drive purchases, some sacrifice long-term relationships for short-term buzz.

Read More

Why Millennials Aren’t Loyal to Your Retail Brand

Millennials are not averse to brand loyalty, as some executives have claimed. Rather, they make purchasing decisions based on beliefs and values, but they are at an age when attitudes shift frequently. They are undergoing major life changes such as finishing college, moving to a new city, starting a job, finding a spouse and building a family. These experiences change their values, and, consequently, their perspectives on all brands.

Read More

Skills

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Social Media Marketing

Online Marketing

Strategy

Digital Marketing

Web Analytics

Analytics

Digital Strategy

Brand Development

Marketing Communications

Online Advertising

Integrated Marketing

Marketing Strategy

Product Marketing

CRM

Marketing

Voice of the Customer

Start-ups

SEO

New Business Development

Advertising

Mobile Marketing

Go-to-market Strategy

E-commerce

Entrepreneurship

Management

Competitive Analysis

Conversion Optimization

Strategic Partnerships

Public Relations

Leadership

Brand Management

Mobile Devices

Market Research

Social Networking

SEM

Sales

Lead Generation

Salesforce.com

Multi-channel Marketing

Email Marketing

Google Analytics

Direct Marketing

Business Development

Enterprise Software

Voice of Customer

Product Management

Testimonials

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Ed Brill

Vice President, Social Business Transformation at IBM

Jonathan Levitt made startup Tungle a star in the Enterprise 2.0 space. Tungle built significant brand recognition for its capabilities and expertise in the area of calendar management, even at early stage with no revenue. Tungle marketed a vision - "The calendar of the future" - which attracted renowned thought leaders throughout the high-tech industry and received widespread accolades. Jonathan established both traditional and social media buzz, positive brand equity, and subject-matter expertise for himself and the Tungle executive team. Such was the strength of the Tungle name that RIM acquired them more for expertise than for technology. That all started with Levitt's mission.

Imane C. Ricard

Systems & Records Management

Jonathan était un excellent directeur de comptes. Son professionnalisme, sa rigueur, son sens de l'accomplissement sont exceptionnels. Il était très dévoué au travail et à ses clients. Ce fut un grand plaisir travailler avec lui.

Andrea Hadley

Partner and President at dStrategy Media, producers of Digital Strategy Conference

Jonathan has a keen understanding of how to build and maintain strong partner relationships. Not only is he professional and dependable, he’s truly a pleasure to work with.

Hillary Treschl

Creative Director at OpinionLab

In his relentless drive towards creating and growing brand visibility and excellence, Jonathan is a master at combining his passion, strategic vision and market expertise. The best part of working with Jonathan was the collaboration we shared on many projects. We continually elevated the brand to the next level by the degree to which we were able to work seamlessly together. He was a boss like no other and I am forever grateful for the time we worked together.

Alan Zel

Managing Partner at ZEL Human Capital Inc.

Jonathan always impressed me with his passion, creativity, and enthusiasm. He has a unique ability to reconize business opportunities and combines that with a practical knowledge of technology. He is very client focused and has a keen awareness of how to lead and manage complex projects. Jonathan was respected by peers and subordinates and demonstrates a genuine love for the collaborative process.

Alexandra Ungureanu

VP, Client Services and Digital Operations at Weber Shandwick

Jon was a defining addition for Sonic Boom. Shortly after joining our team, he translated our ideas into a uniting vision and led the team in implementing it across our clients. He is a true marketer, one who understands how to help brands connect to consumers and to create honest conversation. His strategic insights and integrity are second to none.

I have worked with many talented people in the past, yet I seldom come across someone who is as approachable and sincere as Jon. It was a pleasure to work with Jon at Sonic, I only hope our paths will cross again soon.

Denis Sirois

Director at Telesystem ltd

Jonathan did a fantastic job running the marketing departement at iPerceptions. Jon has great marketing and communication senses and his high degree of enthusiasm about his job make possible to acheive GREAT results. It has been a real pleasure to know him and to work with him.

Kavita Ajwani

Entrepreneur, Dating Maven & Owner of Dashing Date

I was new in the tech startup space. As one might imagine, it can be quite an emotional experience with many highs and lows. I got involved in the local startup community and relied on others who had been through the motions to guide me through those ups and downs.

Jonathan openly and kindly offered me guidance and support when I needed it most. I felt comfortable approaching him and confident in his advice. His effort was sincere and there was no question that he had my best interest at heart.

My experience with Jonathan has left me certain he would be a great mentor for others. I appreciated his knowledge in the tech space, down to earth approach and overall genuine willingness to help.

Sylvain Perron

Entrepreneur

Jon is not only a very strategic entrepreneur; he is also very fun to work with. His biggest quality; He knows how to balance the toughest thing of all in business, Work and Family! Jon has a great business ethic and gives 100% of himself, I would recommend him with no hesitation.

Brendan Charles

Video Editor at ICI Television

Working under Jonathan's leadership at Tungle changed the way I work, and the way I saw myself as a professional. Jonathan had a way of expecting the best from those he worked with and made us realize we had it in us to deliver.

While working with Jonathan I was privileged to work in a positive, creative environment where I was able to develop my skills and gain confidence as a designer. I don't think I would be where am I today if not for Jonathan's mentorship and my experience at Tungle.

Dawn Lobenstein

data-driven brand builder, strategic social disruptor and culture championing director

Jonathan is a brillant marketer and a visionary leader. He builds brands and teams with gusto, always putting people first. His professionalism, knowledge of the marketplace and mastery of marketing principles makes him an exemplary leader and mentor. He is both witty and articulate in any setting, and has a rare talent to ignite real passion in his team and colleagues. It is undeniable the mark he's left on the brand he built from the ground up, his team and many of us as individuals.

It takes an analytical and data-driven brain to make sense of marketing, but it takes a true genius to make marketing an art. Jonathan embodies both talents in a breathtaking and serendipitous way and it was truly an honor and a pleasure to work with him.

I had the pleasure of working with Jonathan on a Webcast that he was arranging for his company. He has a winning manner that makes you want to go the extra mile for him. In addition, his attention to detail and management ensures that everyone puts their best foot forward to ensure top results.

Having worked with Jonathan for several years now I have been consistently impressed with his ability to stay on the bleeding edge of marketing and helping companies execute in a world that looks fuzzy to so many. I recommend tapping into his brain to do New Marketing.

Mark MacLeod

CFO + Chief Corporate Development Officer at FreshBooks

Jonathan had a huge impact on Tungle. He joined shortly after our series A funding and led the effort to put Tungle on the map and build our user base. He strongly accomplished these objectives driving everything from positioning, messaging, acquisition and retention initiatives.

I strongly recommend Jonathan to drive marketing for any high growth startup. Though I'll be working hard to make sure he's part of a startup I am involved with.

Stephane Hamel

Director of Innovation at Cardinal Path

Jonathan knows online marketing like few others. He is dynamic, accessible and a great communicator!

Robert Glesinger

Riverbed & WAN Network Solutions Specialist

Jonathan is personable, caring about the work delivered to clients.

Mark Treschl

President & CTO at OpinionLab

Behind every successful company is a powerful brand. Jonathan can, and will, boost yours. Brand recognition and consistent messaging drives awareness, and the right awareness leads to customers. Working with Jonathan for the past several years proved that formula time and time again. Not only is he a strategic thinker, but also has the ability to execute with an eye for detail and follow-through. He is an asset to multiple parts of any company, but rather than use ostentatious words in a recommendation, just connect to me and ask for more details.

Marc Gingras

CEO - Foko, Inc

Jonathan is one of the most creative person I have ever met. Thinking outside the box is the norm for him. He helped get the Tungle.me brand known and loved.

Brewster Barclay

Business Development Director at Zuhlke Engineering Ltd

Jonathan was exemplary in managing Clickstream Technologies as a business partner of iPerceptions. He was always helpful, interested and understanding of our needs and so helped smooth the way for a successful partnership.

Howard Firestone

Chief Fixer at Getting It Right

Jon is an experienced marketer who has a sharp mind and an even sharper wit. He is a valuable asset to this organization and will be a major contributor to its success in the years ahead. It is a real pleasure working with him.

Sarah Cornish

Helping innovative organizations get closer to their customers | Salesforce Solutions

Jonathan is a passionate, disruptive, and articulate marketer served with a side of wit and candor. He’s a rock star.

I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jonathan over the past year. It's rare to find a combination of marketing brainmenship and the personality and guts to pull it off. He's got them both.

Simon Noble

Head of CRM & Player Marketing, Full Tilt Poker

The Web site is a vital component of our business and we have been continuously capturing and measuring the perceptions, attitudes and behaviour of our actual Web site visitors for some time. With Jonathan's assistance, we commenced an in-depth analysis of the latest findings from our continuous listening survey from iPerceptions and compared these further against actual data extracted from our internal tracking and analysis tools.

The data and analysis from Jonathan and his team provided a unique insight into the behaviour and preferences of our actual clients and assisted us greatly in determining which markets to target and how best to position our services in these markets.

Rob Love

Voice of Customer strategist at OpinionLab

Jonathan is a marketing visionary who somehow comfortably knows not just what the next strategic trend will be, but what the one to come after that one will look like too. One of the most brilliant guys I've worked with.

Nancy Wiesenfeld

VP, Strategic Accounts at iPerceptions

Jonathan is one of the most creative people I have had the opportunity to work with. His ideas and vision have helped shape and direct the organization to levels that have helped position iPerceptions as a leader in the field. His ability to keep up with a constantly evolving marketplace, keen understanding of market needs and his never ending stream of ideas make him one of the most effective marketers and communicators in the online space.

Christie Crowder

Social Media Storyteller at ChatterBox Christie

If you're going to "Tungle" with Jonathan Levitt, get ready for a wild ride! His personality, his energy, his humor, and his creativity are infectious. He has a relentless passion for branding like this social media world has never seen! Think I'm exaggerating? Just have one conversation with this marketing powerhouse and you'll be saying the same. Jonathan is a great person to work with. He shoots from the hip and that makes his honesty very refreshing in this "game." He's open and extremely fair with negotiation and fully understands that your success also equals his (and vice versa). Most importantly, after the deal is done, you not only leave with an amazing client on your roster, but also with a "friend." To say I "recommend" doing business with Jonathan Levitt, would be putting it too mildly.

Anthony Bryant

CTO at Azzimov Mobile Inc.

It has always been a pleasure working with Jonathan. He is always willing to listen to different opinions for any task and provides clear direction.

Jonathan is very goal oriented and this is reflected in the many successful projects he has lead.

Kiki Hager

Consultant at OpinionLab

Jonathan is an extremely driven, passionate marketing expert who excels at giving brands visibility. He has led OpinionLab's position in the Voice of Customer space by solidifying articles in leading publications to showcase the power of our data. Jonathan has a relentless devotion to his work that transcends to not only his team, but the company as a whole. It has been inspiring to learn from him.

Richard Zeidel

Entrepreneur

I have had the opportunity to work with Jonathan on many occasions throughout my career and he always proved to be a valuable asset. Jon is both a strategic thinker as well as an operating manager, able to think outside the box as well as motivating his team to implement. I look forward to the oportunity of working with Jonathan again.

Patti Hosking

Director of Business Development for NMX Events; New Media Expo #NMX, TBEX, (Travel Blog Exchange), IAWTV Podcast Awards

Jonathan is a bright, saavy marketer and a man of his word. We had very positive negotiations with him, and worked together to create a strong sponsorship opportunity for Tungle. Jonathan and his team engaged in a very professional manner with our attendees which speaks highly of his management acumen and leadership at Tungle. Jonathan's drive and skills are definitely a strong asset.

Len Emmick

Vice President of Sales at Pentaho

Jonathan is an exceptional technology visionary that applies real world business acumen to solving real world business issues. He is consistently one step ahead of the marketplace and his competitors. He has a tremendous work ethic and always listens to his customers. He is an invaluable asset to me as the global head of sales and an invaluable asset to our company.

Mitch Joel

President at Mirum

Jonathan is smart, passionate and insightful. It's those skills that make him a valuable contributor to iPerceptions and someone you should connect with for all of your web analytic needs.

Kristen Shaheen

General Counsel at OpinionLab

Jonathan and I worked together for nearly three years on the Senior Management Level. He is unsurpassed in his talent, professionalism and understanding of the market. His knowledge extends beyond just VOC and marketing, but to many areas of company management, while always exhibiting good common sense. Jonathan's responses were always timely and in keeping with the company's best interests. His leadership and confidence in his team and their abilities resulted in them having the highest regard and respect for him. I would unequivocally recommend Jonathan for any applicable upper level management position within an organization looking to grow market share.

Rod Weir

Principal at The Flint, Business Development at TapMango

Jonathan is the consummate web marketing professional. Creative, flexible, on time and budget, and always on the pulse, he is a strong addition to any team wanting to master all the web has to offer.

Jonathan is a creative marketer who figures out how to do incredible things with the resources he is given.

Tom Creary

Executive Advisor at Intema Solutions

Jon Levitt is driven, smart, and organized. He worked for me at iPerceptions and I was sorry to lose him (as I was moving on and could not bring him with me). He is a persistent business developer with good bed-side manners. You have to be liked to win business and Jon quickly develops a rapport with people he is dealing with. I recommend him highly.

Sophia Ioannidis

Global Program Director

It's rare to find a marketing executive with a keen sense of how to bridge the gap between sales and marketing. I've worked with Jonathan on a few projects with C-level executives and had the opportunity to see him interact with tact and ease. Really personable, really intelligent, really resourceful. Wish I was able to work on his team.

Arjun Dev Arora

Co-Founder at Immediately

Jonathan is incredibly brilliant and forward thinking. He has helped shape Tungle into a well recognized brand. He is confident and adept at using new technologies and innovative methods to scale a brand quickly.

Jacques Warren

Data-Driven Innovation Catalyst, Digital Value Digger, CEO, KWANTYX

I have worked with Jonathan as a partner for almost a year now, and I have found him to be quite impressive. He is very competent, very articulate, and above all a nice man. As a partner, he has always supported my efforts with diligence, expertise, and kindness. iPerceptions is very lucky to be represented by him; that makes me envious... a lot.

Heidi Chapnick

PetSmart, Grocery,Health,Retail,Omni Channel Commerce, Content and Evolution, CEO- Channalysis, LLC, Business Consulting

I have worked with Jon for about two years, assisting my clients in understanding VOC tools and implementing Opinionlab on many sites in all verticals and recently through OMNI channel options. Jon is a strong leader, and an extremely proactive problem solver. His expertise in customer experience, analytics and VOC tools is unsurpassed. Jon has enabled my clients to avoid pitfalls with VOC implementations, while following up with client engagement to keep the operation seamless. In the whirlwind of ever changing customer enhancement/business functionality and tools, Jon is your guy!
Heidi Chapnick/CEO/Channalysis, LLC 2013

Paul Gillis

Chief Revenue Officer~Business Development

Jonathan is a consummate professional. In my 18 years of conducting trade shows, conferences, and workshops Jonathan is a person who is clearly on top of his game at all times and is a great pleasure to work with. Great sense of humor as well as a great sense of professionalism.

Paul Gillis
EVP eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit ~WidgetWEbExpo~Predictive Analytics World~Web Analytics Association Marketing

Andy Traub

Making you sound awesome through podcasting

For all the hype of social media's use in business it really comes down to one simple idea. Create a great product and connect with people on a personal level using technology to sell that product. Jonathan Levitt understands a great product (Tungle) and he also understands how to engage with real people using social media to grow his brand. I list Jonathan in a Twitter lists of other individuals who help run companies in a way that I'd like to run my company.

He is a trusted voice.
He is authentic.
He is talented.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him to promote a great poduct like Tungle.

Stephen Berns

Owner, iPerceptions Inc. and Information Technology and Services Consultant

As a true professional in all aspects, Jonathan is thoughtful, imaginative and hyper-creative, with a good collaborative team approach. With his finger on the pulse of the digital space, his insight and counsel are invaluable. As a strategist, Jonathan turns insight into opportunity and challenge. Jonathan delivers.

Alicia Fiorletta

Senior Editor at G3 Communications; Content Strategist; Retail Aficionado

I have spoken with Jonathan several times over the last year, and it has never been anything but an educational, fulfilling and fun experience. With the retail industry in such a constant state of change, it's sometimes difficult to find sources that really have their fingers on the pulse of the industry. Jonathan successfully tracks and reports on that pulse, not only helping retailers succeed, but helping writers like myself truly understand what's happening in the space. On top of that, Jonathan also has helped connect me with retail executives for stories, and is always willing to lend a hand when it comes to discussing potential topics and trends. It's always a pleasure to connect with Jonathan, and I'm looking forward to having our working relationship grow more as time goes on.

Katie King

South By Southwest

Jonathan is sharp, detail-orientated, creative and a lot of fun to work with. He has a never-ending supply of fresh ideas and understands how to best leverage an event like SXSW for maximum benefit.

Duff Anderson

Advocating Active Research

Jon is an inspirational thought leader in the areas of online marketing, voice of customer analytics, and value based social marketing. Jon is an articulate visionary who both leads and collaborates with integrity. Working with Jon has been a pleasure and privilege.

Matt Garrett

Front-End Developer at Discogs

As a web developer and designer, I loved working for Jonathan. His collaborative nature and razor sharp direction enabled me to quickly knock out projects. He always maintained a vision for how our work existed within the company and the market.

From planning displays and a floor presence at events and conferences, exercising brand consistency with corporate communication, increasing brand awareness on social networks, to everything mobile, he has proven his mastery over marketing.

Tamara Gruber

Marketing consultant and advisor for tech and mobile start ups | Family Travel Blogger at We3Travel.com

Jonathan has a clear vision, is decisive, and treats others with respect, providing the guidance and direction required to motivate and lead. He is able to clearly articulate a vision and strategy and quickly determine the tactics required to meet the short- and long-term goals. Jonathan makes sure everyone is aligned and paying close attention to measurement and KPIs. While working with him at Tungle, Jonathan took the core marketing foundation and expanded it to reach key influencers and rapidly grow the user base. If you want a leader who gets it done, look at Jonathan.

Jim Sterne

Founder, eMetrics Summit & Digital Analytics Association

Jonathan is one of those big-brained people who combines deep insight with genuine enthusiasm. This combination makes for a rare talent to see what's coming over the horizon and galvanize his co-workers and associates to take action.

Libby Cortez

Strategy, Ideas, & Content

Creative, articulate, and fiercely disruptive, Jonathan embodies that rare combination of strategic vision and hands-on expertise required to build a powerful brand and rally people behind it. At once confident and yet collaborative, thoughtful and yet swift to act, he is a natural leader notable for his insight and integrity - and his knack for killer branding. I'd work with him anytime.

Anatoli Zurablev

Senior Manager at Deloitte

Jonathan is one of the most visionary and creative marketing executives you will find out there. It's truly inspiring to work with Jonathan and people that surround him… their passion & dedication is contagious.

I worked with Jonathan to help align sales-marketing processes on the salesforce.com (CRM) integration project at iPercepitions. Jonathan’s insightful guidance and brilliant entrepreneurial thinking are key to success on any initiative.

I worked with Jonathan Levitt on a white paper and case study for iPerceptions. It was a true pleasure and I have always been impressed with the level of service and cooperation I've received from Jonathon.

Sarah-Jane Morris

Technical Writer and Developer Community Manager at Mashery (Acquired by Intel)

Jonathan's vision make working with him an inspiring and motivating experience. Being able to launch and develop web initiatives with someone who so clearly understands the space and how it is evolving makes every day exciting and new. His talent, management style and overall likeability come together in such a way that working with him is a complete and total pleasure.

Francis Pacheco

Digital Analyst at British Airways

Jonathan has always gone out of his way to offer me advice and support. He is very personable and really an expert in all things online survey.

Jonathan & the iPerceptions team have been a great pleasure to work with. They deliver what they promise, they deliver on-time, they deliver on-budget. Plus they "roll with the punches" and always keep delivering. Very good customer service, great product and super people. I will keep doing business with Jonathan & iPerceptions for years to come !

Zac Cook

Director of Sales at ECT News Network, Inc.

Jonathan is an excellent communicator, very reliable, creative, well spoken, professional and just an all around pleasure to work with. He makes educated decisions and intelligent executions. I enjoy working with Jonathan and wish there were more business executives like him.

Michael Whitehouse

Senior Marketing Strategist at OpinionLab

Jonathan is a bright and innovative marketer, with a tremendous grasp of the challenges and opportunities present within the web analytics space.

Shauna Feldman

Sales Rep at Red Scarf Promotions

Jonathan is a friendly and personable individual. He is detail-oriented and thorough and possesses excellent communication skills. While he knows what he wants, Jonathan is neither unfair nor demanding. I have enjoyed having Jonathan as a client.

Manish Puri

Head of Marketing - Digital, Offline and Partner Sales

With Jonathan's assistance, we commenced an in-depth analysis of the latest findings from our continuous listening survey from iPerceptions. It has been a pleasure to work with him for the last 10 months and I have found him to be quite impressive. He is very competent, articulate, and above all a nice man. He has always supported me and my team's efforts with diligence, expertise, and kindness.

Linda Philpin

Strategy Consultant at Beyond Bridges and Owner, Beyond Bridges

My business is founded on dealing with and assessing top level executives. Jonathan is one of those 'great leaders' who immediately makes you feel comfortable and is definitely going places. I found him easy to engage with, a big picture guy, an excellent communicator, responsive, charasmatic. In short, he is one of those people that you look at and say 'leader of the future'.

Lewis Simons

Executive Director, Digital Experience, Cox Communications

Jonathan is a pleasure to work with. His detailed knowledge of his company and products, combined with his ability to truly understand the business issues my company is facing, makes him and iPerceptions an invaluable asset for us. I have worked with Jonathan since 2006, and he has delivered above expectations on every interaction we have had.

Contact

Get in touch with me if you would like to do business together, share an idea or just say hello.

Montreal, Canada Area

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