SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Feb 22, 2011 – VerticalResponse, Inc. (http://www.verticalresponse.com), a leading provider of self-service email marketing, online survey and direct mail solutions for small businesses, , today announced its 10-year anniversary, with 33 percent customer growth from 2009 to 2010 and over 100,000 customers and 100 employees since the company was founded. This year also marks its 6th straight year of profitability.
"Ten years ago only large companies with big budgets could afford online marketing and social media didn't exist yet, but we saw the potential of email marketing to help small businesses and the importance of enabling them to build strong customer relationships," said Janine Popick, Founder and CEO, VerticalResponse. "Our passion for serving small business and building customer engagement has been the secret to our success, and keeps us motivated and focused every day."
San Francisco-based Splendora, a daily blog and weekly newsletter that surfaces chic, brilliant things before they hit the mainstream, has been a VerticalResponse customer since 2001.
"The Splendora newsletter became our #1 source of revenue only two years after we started using VerticalResponse," said Gina Pell, Founder and CEO, Splendora, a VerticalResponse customer for 10 years. "With VerticalResponse we were able to quickly scale, manage, and market to our email database effortlessly and elegantly."
From 2005 to 2010, VerticalResponse revenue has grown 476 percent. Revenue from partnerships has also increased with key contributors like Intuit, salesforce.com and OpenTable.com.
Over the last decade, VerticalResponse has earned numerous industry accolades and awards. Most recently the company has been recognized with these honors:
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 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