SAN MATEO, Calif., March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketo, Inc., the leading provider of engagement marketing software and solutions, today opened nominations for the 2018 class of the Marketo Fearless 50. This yearlong program will recognize the top 50 current or emerging marketing leaders in the world, who are driving bold, fearless digital transformation in their organizations. Any marketer – regardless of what stage they are in their career, the tools they use, or the types of customers they serve – can nominate themselves or a fellow marketer via social media for a chance to be featured at Marketing Nation Summit 2018, April 29th-May 2nd, in San Francisco. "This year's Marketing Nation Summit kicks off Marketo's initiative to recognize what it means to be fearless in today's Engagement Economy," said Sarah Kennedy, chief marketing officer, Marketo. "The Fearless 50 invites marketers from around the world to share how they have taken on the opportunities and challenges of this digital world, using insights, technology, and leadership to push the envelope and succeed." To nominate yourself or someone else for Marketo's Fearless 50, post a video of 60 seconds or less to Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook using the hashtags #Fearless50 and #MKTGNation. Videos can highlight topics such as: Overcoming a personal or professional fear. Taking a chance on a new approach to marketing. Driving change within an organization. Learning from a failure. Using marketing skills to make the world a better place. Going above and beyond on behalf of a team member or customer. To learn more about how to nominate someone for the Fearless 50, click here. With the theme of "The Fearless Marketer," this year's Summit will welcome 6,000 marketing industry professionals from around the world for four days of world-class thought leadership, more than 100 sessions from industry experts, and unparalleled networking opportunities. To learn more about Marketing Nation Summit, click here. About Marketo Marketo, Inc., offers the leading Engagement Platform that empowers marketers to create lasting relationships and grow revenue. Consistently recognized as the industry's innovation pioneer, Marketo is the trusted platform for thousands of CMOs thanks to its scalability, reliability, and openness. Marketo is headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with offices around the world, and serves as a strategic partner to large enterprise and fast-growing organizations across a wide variety of industries. To learn more about the Marketo Engagement Platform®, LaunchPoint® partner ecosystem, and the vast community that is the Marketing Nation®, visit www.marketo.com. Sarah Kennedy CMO, Marketo Sarah is Marketo’s chief marketing officer. She joined the company in October 2017, bringing with her nearly 15 years of technology marketing expertise. Prior to Marketo, Sarah spent 10 years at Sabre Corporation, most recently as vice president, Global Marketing, and managing director, Digital Experience. In addition to being tapped to lead Sabre’s in-house interactive agency, Sarah served as CMO of Hospitality Solutions, the company’s fastest growing business unit, where she transformed the marketing organization into a global demand generation and growth engine. Sarah also spent nearly three years as the head of Sabre Labs, the travel industry’s first R&D and emerging technology incubator, where she forged landmark innovation partnerships to explore how emerging technologies can enhance the travel experience. Sarah is a globally recognized thought leader on emerging technology, loyalty, and customer experience and sits on the boards of Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and TECH Fort Worth, a nonprofit startup accelerator. She holds a BBA from Baylor University and an MBA specializing in marketing from the University of Texas at Dallas.