VerticalResponse Ranks On Bay Area Fastest Growing Companies List For 7 Years In A Row

Annual San Francisco Business Times List Recognizes Businesses with Impressive Revenue Growth

SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 2, 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, ranked No. 66 on the 2011 San Francisco Business Times Fast 100 list. The annual listing honors the fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area.

This is the company’s seventh consecutive year on the list. Rankings are based on net revenue growth between 2008 and 2010.

“Being on this list seven out of the 10 years we’ve been in business is amazing,” said Janine Popick, CEO and founder of VerticalResponse. “Throughout the years, we’ve kept our nose to the stone and never lost sight of our goal to help small businesses succeed. This drives everything we do, and it results in loyal customers and advocates that have, in turn, helped us succeed. We are truly honored.”

The company launched several new offerings this year. Major highlights include:

  • VerticalResponse Event Marketing, a brand-new product. Customers can now easily create a website for their event, sell tickets and track sales online. They can use VerticalResponse to then promote their events via email marketing and social media, and manage everything from their VerticalResponse dashboard.
  • New social media sharing tools, which enable customers and their subscribers to share their email marketing content across various social networks.

The Fast 100 achievement marks one of many awards that VerticalResponse has received this year. The company once again ranked on the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's fastest growing private companies, a list it's been on for six straight years. It also nabbed the No. 343 position on the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list, which it has been on five consecutive times. Additionally, VerticalResponse was named 2011 Blue Ribbon Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, won three Stevie Awards for business excellence, and took home two WebAwards for outstanding website development, among other accolades.

About the San Francisco Business Times Fast 100 List

All companies on the San Francisco Business Times Fast 100 had to have been headquartered in the Bay Area, privately owned through fiscal year-end 2010, and must have had revenues of more than $200,000 in fiscal year 2008. The median revenue growth rate over the three-year period from 2008 to 2010 was 290 percent.

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, and connect on Twitter at @VR4SmallBiz and Facebook at


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