VerticalResponse Wins Stevie® Award in 6th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

For the Second Year in a Row Janine Popick Takes Out Entrepreneur of the Year Award

SAN FRANCISCO, November 23 2009 — VerticalResponse, Inc. a leading provider of leading provider of self-service email marketing, online survey and direct mail solutions for small businesses, today announces CEO Janine Popick won a Stevie Award for "Best Entrepreneur of the Year" in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business—for the second year in a row. VerticalResponse was also named as a finalist for four other categories, including fastest-growing company, best overall company, website of the year and blog of the year. This marks the fourth year in a row that VerticalResponse has been a finalist in one or more categories for the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The 2009 Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners, and the organizations they run. The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business AwardsSM. With over 300 businesswomen in attendance, the winners of the 6th annual awards competition were announced at an awards dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

More than 1,100 nominations were submitted for consideration in 54 categories, including Best Executive, Best Entrepreneur, and Best Community Involvement Program. In winning the Stevie, Janine was up against finalists including Founder and President Sonu Ratra of Akraya, Inc., and CEO of APT, Inc., Dr. Kathleen Kappy Lundquist. Earlier this year Janine was also named as a Northern California finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 Awards.

"At VerticalResponse we simply couldn’t succeed without our small business customers—who inspire me every day to continue challenging myself and my team," said Janine Popick. "I’m honored to be recognized for my contributions to the small business community, and thank my team for their hard work and commitment to small businesses."

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are governed by a Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors that features many leading women entrepreneurs and luminaries in business.

This latest recognition joins the growing list of VerticalResponse’s accomplishments over the past year, which has most recently included:

  • Ranked #244 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2009 Technology Fast 500
  • Ranked #52 on the 2009 San Francisco Business Times List of "Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in the Bay Area"
  • Winner of the Web Marketing Association 2009 Award for Best Application Service Provider Website: VerticalResponse - On-Demand Solutions for the Small Business Market - Press Release
  • Ranked #1270 on the 2009 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

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 bundles email marketing, online surveys and direct mail 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

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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.

Sponsors of the 2009 Stevie Awards for Women in Business include the Business TalkRadio Network, which broadcast the November 13 awards presentations live across the U.S.A., Covario, Inc., and KeyBank. Localization partner of the 2009 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of honorees are available at www.stevieawards.com/women.

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