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VerticalResponse Ranks #52 on the 2009 San Francisco Business Times List of “Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in the Bay Area."

One of four companies listed for five consecutive years; VerticalResponse, Inc. joins "Hall of Fame"

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — October 15, 2009 — VerticalResponse, Inc., a leading provider of self-service email marketing, online surveys and direct mail solutions, today announced it ranked #52 on the San Francisco Business Times annual listing of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area. This marks the fifth consecutive year VerticalResponse has been named to the list, and the company is among just four firms that join the "Hall of Fame" after making the list for the past five years. VerticalResponse continues to grow its revenue, staff and services; with over 60,000 customers.

"It's a great honor to join the "Hall of Fame" after being recognized as one of San Francisco’s fastest growing private companies for five years running," said Janine Popick, CEO of VerticalResponse. "We could not have achieved this without the support of our 60,000 small business customers, and are thrilled that our success means they are continuing to survive and thrive."

The San Francisco Business Times partners with PricewaterhouseCoopers to conduct the research and produce the Top 100 and Top 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies Lists. All companies had to have been headquartered in the Bay Area, privately held between 2006 and 2008, and must have had revenues of more than $200,000 in fiscal year 2006. Fast 100 and Fast 50 Companies were ranked on percentage of revenue growth from 2006 to 2008. The average growth rate from 2006 to 2008 of the top 100 private companies was 55 percent.

Today’s recognition follows on from last month’s announcement that VerticalResponse had won four 2009 International WebAwards, including "Best Application Service Provider Website," "Small Business Standard of Excellence Award," "VerticalResponse Blog Standard of Excellence," and "VerticalResponse Online Community Standard of Excellence." VerticalResponse’s 2009 award accomplishments have also included:

  • Ranks No. 1270 on the 2009 Inc. 5000, for the fourth year in a row.
  • Named as Finalist in the 2009 American Business Awards in six categories including "Best Overall Company" and "Fastest-Growing Company of the Year." Also known as the Stevie® Awards.
  • CEO Janine Popick Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 Award Finalist in Northern California, for the third year in a row.
  • Named One of Bay Area’s ‘Best Places to Work’ for third Straight Year, ranked #23.

VerticalResponse attributes the continued momentum and growth it has seen each year to its high quality, easy to use product, coupled with its superior and steadfast customer support. In the past year, VerticalResponse joined the Intuit® Partner Platform (http://ipp.developer.intuit.com) to deliver its award-winning products and services to Intuit Inc.’s user community of more than 4 million small businesses. VerticalResponse’s development team works tirelessly to keep the product at the cutting edge: continual product upgrades and new price offerings ensure that anyone, regardless of expertise, can have affordable marketing materials that look like the pros. The company also supports philanthropy, and grants 10,000 free emails to non-profits per month, plus discounts on additional mailings for non-profits.

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About VerticalResponse

VerticalResponse, Inc. is a leading provider of self-service email marketing, online surveys and direct mail services empowering small businesses to easily create, manage and analyze their own direct marketing campaigns. VerticalResponse’s flagship product is the Small Business Stimulus Package, which bundles email, online surveys and postcards to offer customers an integrated Web-based direct marketing solution that’s intuitive and affordable. VerticalResponse is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For additional information, please visit www.verticalresponse.com

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