VerticalResponse Wins Two Gold International Business Stevie Awards

Company nabs top prizes for company of the year, best new product introduction

San Francisco – August 26, 2014 – VerticalResponse, a business unit of Deluxe Corporation providing online marketing tools for small businesses, took home two gold Stevie Awards, as well as one silver and one bronze, in the 11th annual International Business Awards.

VerticalResponse won in the following categories:

  • Gold Stevie for Company of the Year – Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
  • Gold Stevie for New Product or Service Introduction of the Year 
  • Silver Stevie for Customer Service Department of the Year 
  • Bronze Stevie for Best New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Marketing/Public Relations Solution

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2014 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the Westin Paris – Vendôme Hotel in Paris, France on October 10, 2014.

More than 3,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August.

“We congratulate all of the Stevie winners in this year’s IBAs,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The quality of entries we receive improves every year. This year’s judges were rewarded with the opportunity to review more than 3,500 stories of business achievement and innovation from around the world. We look forward to celebrating the winners’ achievements in Paris on 10 October.”

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

About VerticalResponse

VerticalResponse Inc., a subsidiary of Deluxe Corporation, provides a full suite of online marketing tools to help small businesses connect with their customers on email, social media, mobile and more. More than 1 million users worldwide have relied on the VerticalResponse platform to easily create, manage and analyze their own marketing campaigns, all from a single account. VerticalResponse is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For more information visit www.verticalresponse.com, and connect on Twitter at www.twitter.com/VR4SmallBiz and Facebook at www.facebook.com/verticalresponse.

About Deluxe Corporation

Deluxe is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. More than 4.5 million small business customers access Deluxe's wide range of products and services, including customized checks and forms, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, search engine optimization and logo design. For our 5,500 financial institution customers, Deluxe offers industry-leading programs in checks, customer acquisition, fraud prevention and profitability. Deluxe is also a leading provider of checks and accessories sold directly to consumers. For more information, visit us at www.deluxe.com, www.facebook.com/deluxecorp or www.twitter.com/deluxecorp.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service.  The sixth program, the German Stevie Awards, opens for entries on 18 August.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

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