About Bronto

Who We Are

Oracle + Bronto arms high-growth retailers with sophisticated marketing automation to maximize revenue opportunities. The Bronto Marketing Platform powers personalized multichannel content that generates the higher engagement needed for retail success. Keenly focused on the commerce marketer, Bronto continues its longstanding tradition as a leading email marketing provider to the global Internet Retailer Top 1000 and boasts a client roster of leading brands, including Rebecca Minkoff, Timex, Lucky Brand, Theory, Brooks Sports, Ashley Homestore and Christopher & Banks. For more information, visit bronto.com.

At a Glance

Our sophisticated marketing automation engine, solutions for browse recovery, recommendations and shopping cart recovery, and powerful ecommerce integrations help commerce marketers grow revenue through targeted email, mobile and social marketing.

  • Built for Commerce
  • Over 1400 Brands
  • Home of the BrontoNation

Award-Winning Bronto

Bronto is a frequent recipient of awards and recognition for business growth and leadership, innovative marketing technology and outstanding customer service.

Nine-time winner of the Stevie Award for Best Customer Service Department.

CODiE Finalist for Best Marketing Software and Best Marketing Automation Solution twice.

Five-time winner of Triangle Business Journal Best Places to Work.

Values. Vision. People.

Three simple words that capture the heart and soul of Bronto.

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Company History

  1. 2002

    Bronto is incorporated. Why the name Bronto? Co-founder Joe Colopy didn’t want a tech-sounding name, and he always liked dinosaurs as a kid. Founders briefly work out of Colopy’s Durham home. A local PR agency signs as our first client.

  2. 2003

    Large, inflatable dinosaur joins the company. Here it heads out for a night on the town in a converted bus. Turns out inflatable green dinosaurs get noticed.

  3. 2004

    With seven employees and 140 clients, Bronto becomes the first tenant to move into the newly renovated American Tobacco Campus in Durham.

  4. 2005

    Bronto is named one of the “Best Places to Work 2005” by the Triangle Business Journal. We go on to win the award four more times.

  5. 2006

    Employees hold the first organized volunteer activity – a tradition that would continue to grow over the years.

  6. 2007

    Bronto inaugurates a tradition of organized games to help blow off steam. The beheaded Bronto is the first clue in the DaVinci Coder game.

  7. 2008

    Does the potential client have a shopping cart? Bronto shifts direction, focusing on commerce companies as email becomes a critical marketing tool for retailers.

  8. 2009

    Bronto wins the first of nine Stevie Awards for Best Customer Service Department for an information technology company. Also named to the Inc. 5000 list.

  9. 2010

    Organized games like Assassin help Brontos bond.

  10. 2011

    We hire employee No. 100. As Bronto acquires more space on the ATC campus, it remains committed to green renovation. Recycled blue jeans are used in the insulation.

  11. 2012

    Bronto opens a London office as part of our high-growth strategy that includes penetrating the European market.

  12. 2013

    Bronto is named to Inc. 5000 list for fifth consecutive year, but the company’s growth hasn’t shuttered its silly side. We host annual Halloween costume contests and birthday parties.

  13. 2014

    Bronto Software is named No. 1 Email Marketing Provider to the Internet Retailer Top 1000.

  14. 2015

    Once again, we are named No. 1 Email Marketing Provider to the Internet Retailer Top 1000. California-based ERP cloud innovator NetSuite acquires Bronto.

  15. 2016

    Bronto Software is named No. 1 Email Marketing Provider to the Internet Retailer Top 1000 for the third year in a row. Oracle Corporation acquires NetSuite Inc., which includes Bronto, a core component of NetSuite’s commerce strategy.

  16. 2017

    Brontos transform terabytes of data into The Sounds of Commerce display for Moogfest in Durham.


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