VerticalResponse Marketing Blog Wins Trophy For Best Content at 2011 International Business Awards

Customer Support Team Named Distinguished Honoree

SAN FRANCISCO – August 04, 2011 – VerticalResponse Inc., a leading provider of self-service email marketing, online survey, social media and direct mail marketing solutions for small businesses, earned an International Stevie® Award for best content on a website or blog in The 2011 International Business AwardsSM. The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business.

In addition to winning the top honor in the Best Content on a Website or Blog category, VerticalResponse was named the distinguished honoree in the Customer Service Department of the Year category.

Recipients of International Stevie Award trophies were selected from more than 3,000 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 40 nations. Organizations all over the world are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards. Honorees were determined through two rounds of judging by close to 200 professionals worldwide.

"Ever since its inception in 2005, the VerticalResponse marketing blog serves one simple purpose: To provide easy-to-understand marketing tips and inspiration for small businesses who don't necessarily have the time to become in-house marketing experts," said VerticalResponse CEO Janine Popick. "The blog has grown tremendously since, and this award wouldn't have been possible without the creativity and hard work of my marketing team. We're thrilled that the international business community sees the value that we provide to the thousands of people who read our blog everyday."

Nicknamed the Stevie for the Greek word "crowned," the awards will be presented to honorees at a gala event on Tuesday, October 11, at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Complete lists of honorees and other details are available at

About VerticalResponse

VerticalResponse Inc. is a leading provider of self-service email marketing, social media, online surveys and direct mail services empowering small businesses and non-profit organizations to easily 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 in a variety of categories; the ability to share their content over several social media networks; and tracking on everything from email marketing to social media responses so that they can understand campaign success. VerticalResponse offers customers an integrated Web-based marketing solution that’s intuitive and affordable. VerticalResponse is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For additional information please visit, and connect with us 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


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