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VerticalResponse Named Finalist For 7 Stevie Awards For Women In Business

Company recognized for corporate, online and individual executive achievements

SAN FRANCISCO - Oct. 13, 2011 – VerticalResponse, a leading provider of self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, online survey, social media, event marketing and direct mail marketing, was named a finalist in seven categories in the 8th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

More than 1,300 entries – a record for the competition – were submitted this year for consideration in 75 categories. VerticalResponse was named a finalist in all seven categories it entered. They include:

  • Best Overall Company of the Year
  • Fastest Growing Company of the Year
  • Website of the Year
  • Blog of the Year
  • Best Entrepreneur – Janine Popick, CEO
  • Mentor or Coach of the Year – Kim Stiglitz, Director of Lifecycle Marketing
  • Best Executive – Kristen Hayer, Director of Sales and Support

The company's major achievements over the past year include launching a new event marketing product, VerticalResponse Event Marketing; introducing new tools for customers and their subscribers to share their email marketing messages across social media; and unveiling a brand-new website. Additionally, VerticalResponse once again ranked on the Inc. 500|5000 list of America's fastest growing private companies, a list it's been on for six consecutive years.

"VerticalResponse would not be where it is today without the dedication of our employees, and those who encourage and inspire them to do great work," said Janine Popick, CEO of VerticalResponse. "It's great to be recognized not only for our business successes, but for our website initiatives and the accomplishments of our amazing women team leaders as well."

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word "crowned," winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 11. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the United States and several other countries are expected to attend. The presentations will be broadcast live on radio in the United States by the Business TalkRadio Network.

Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of the six final judging committees will select Stevie Award winners from among the finalists during final judging.

"Women entrepreneurs and executives continue to innovate, excel and impress," said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. "Regardless of general economic conditions, the achievements of women-owned and -run organizations around the world remain high, and are reflected in this year's impressive body of finalists."

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

About VerticalResponse

VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of Web-based, self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, online surveys, social media, event marketing and direct mail. Its mission is to empower small businesses and non-profit organizations to easily and affordably create, share and analyze their own marketing campaigns. Users can benefit from a wide variety of features including more than 700 free email marketing templates; the ability to share their content over social media networks; and robust reporting so that they can understand campaign success. VerticalResponse is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For more information visit www.verticalresponse.com, and connect on Twitter at @VR4SmallBiz and Facebook at www.facebook.com/verticalresponse.

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 and supporters of the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business (as of October 12) include the Business TalkRadio Network, Coloredge, KeyBank | Key4Women, Melilea International Group of Companies, SDL and Smart Reader Worldwide.

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