Shopify, Frequence, Piano and Slate are among this year’s Digiday Technology Awards finalists

October 4, 2022

E-commerce, sustainability and influencer marketing emerged as focus points in this year’s Digiday Technology Awards shortlist. As a cookie-less environment approaches, the submissions made it clear that companies are leaning into — and driving for even more creativity with — programmatic and monetization platforms. 

Shopify earned a nomination for Best E-Commerce Technology. Brands and creators such as Kylie Cosmetics, GymShark and Whole Foods Market all use Shopify to create and customize an online store where they can sell in multiple places. As they do so, Linkpop by Shopify allows merchants to launch social storefronts across platforms — accessible directly from their “link in bio” page — making it simple to convert followers into buyers and brand advocates. Evie, a YouTuber and founder of LongHairPrettyNails, used Linkpop to support her most recent product launch and was able to increase social sale conversions by more than 600%. Her large social following benefited from never having to leave their chosen social media app to make a purchase.

Frequence got a nominating nod in the category of Best Sales Automation Tools & Platform. The company’s advertising technology solution SmartProposal uses artificial intelligence to instantly build high-performing omnichannel media proposals based on industry-specific recommendations and real data from hundreds of thousands of media campaigns. Using SmartProposal’s hyper-targeted suggestions and strategic budget optimization, one media company boosted its booked revenue, increased sales efficiency and tripled its omnichannel revenue.

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