VerticalResponse Named Finalist in 2013 American Business Awards

VerticalResponse Advances in 8 Categories, Including Company of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO – May 9, 2013 – VerticalResponse, a leading provider of self-service marketing tools for small businesses and non-profits including email marketing software, social media marketing and online event marketing, was named a finalist in eight categories in the 2013 American Business Awards, and will ultimately be a gold, silver or bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes were submitted this year for consideration.

The American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: the ABA's traditional banquet on Monday, June 17, in Chicago for the first time after 10 years in New York; and the new product and technology awards event on Monday, September 16, in San Francisco.

VerticalResponse is a finalist in the following eight categories:

  • Company of the Year (Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations)
  • Company of the Year (Internet/New Media)
  • Executive of the Year (Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations) – David Shiba, Chief Operating Officer
  • Executive of the Year (Internet/New Media) – David Shiba, Chief Operating Officer
  • New Product or Service of the Year (Software, Marketing/Public Relations Solution) – InstaEmail Email Template Machine
  • Customer Service Department of the Year
  • Communications or PR Campaign of the Year (Under $10,000) – Next Teen Tycoon Video Contest
  • Best Writing/Content – VerticalResponse Marketing Blog

“We couldn’t have done this without our amazing teams who come to work every day with a genuine desire to help our small business and non-profit customers succeed,” said Janine Popick, VerticalResponse CEO/founder. “I’m incredibly proud of every single person at VerticalResponse and can’t wait to accomplish even more great things together.”

Finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. More than 150 members of nine specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the finalists during final judging, to take place May 13-24.  

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of finalists in all categories 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, direct mail marketing and online surveys. 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 including more than 700 free email marketing templates; tools to create, schedule and publish content over social media networks; 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. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this year.  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



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