VerticalResponse Continues Awards Streak With Three Gold American Business Stevie Awards

Company tops the list with most gold trophies won at ABA’s first tech and new product awards ceremony in San Francisco 

SAN FRANCISCO – September 25, 2012 – VerticalResponse, a leading provider of self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, postcard marketing and online surveys, won three gold Stevies® at the 10th annual American Business Awards. The company won the top prize for Executive of the Year for CEO/founder Janine Popick, Best Website and Best Twitter Feed.

This year, for the first time, the American Business Awards were presented at two awards events: the traditional awards banquet in New York in June, and at a new tech and product awards event in San Francisco on September 17 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the United States are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. 

VerticalResponse also won one silver and three bronze Stevie medals, for a total of seven awards:

  • Gold Stevie, Executive of the Year – Janine Popick, CEO/founder
  • Gold Stevie, Best Website
  • Gold Stevie, Best Twitter Feed
  • Silver Stevie, Best Facebook Page
  • Bronze Stevie, Company of the Year
  • Bronze Stevie, Best New Business-to-business Product or Service – VerticalResponse Social
  • Bronze Stevie, Best New Marketing/Public Relations Solution – VerticalResponse Social

“We’re thrilled that the Stevie Awards chose our hometown, San Francisco, for their first technology and new product event,” said Popick. “Attending the awards ceremony here was an incredible experience for myself and my team, and it was great to be among such forward-thinking companies. We wouldn’t be here without our amazing team and small business customers.”

More than 3,000 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 270 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.

Details about the American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on September 17 are available at

About VerticalResponse

VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, online surveys and direct mail marketing. Its mission is to empower small businesses and non-profit organizations to easily and affordably create, manage and analyze their own marketing campaigns. Users can benefit from a wide variety of features via a single dashboard, including more than 700 free email marketing templates; social media management tools to create, schedule and publish content, and engage with followers; and robust reporting so that they can understand overall marketing success. VerticalResponse is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For more information visit, and connect on Twitter at @VR4SmallBiz and Facebook at

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

Sponsors and partners of the 2012 American Business Awards include American Support, Business TalkRadio Network, CallidusCloud, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, iolo technologies, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, Primus Telecommunications Group, SoftPro, and VerticalResponse.



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