VerticalResponse Named Finalist in 5 American Business Awards Categories

SAN FRANCISCO – May 12, 2011 – VerticalResponse, Inc., a leading provider of self-service email marketing, online survey, social media and direct mail solutions for small businesses, was named a finalist in five categories of the American Business Awards’ Stevie Awards, including product development/management team of the year and best overall company of the year. The American Business Awards honor the achievements of businesses around the world. More than 2,800 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in the Stevie Awards program.

“Our product development team is crucial to our company’s success and works incredibly hard to provide easy-to-use, relevant marketing solutions for our small business customers,” said VerticalResponse CEO Janine Popick. “And the customer service team on the front lines feeds the product team the information we need to give our customers exactly what they need. We’re delighted to be recognized by the Stevies in these categories since they work so well hand in hand.”

VerticalResponse is a finalist in the following five categories:

  • VerticalResponse Making Email Marketing Easy for Small Business; Product Development/Management Team of the Year
  • VerticalResponse Inc.; Best Overall Company of the Year – Up to 100 Employees
  • VerticalResponse Company Website; Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
  • VerticalResponse Marketing Blog; Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
  • VerticalResponse Delivers Top-Rated Customer Support; Support Team of the Year

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

This year’s Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 20 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 600 executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend. The event will benefit Camfed, which fights poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering women to become leaders of change. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network.

Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. Stevie Award winners will be selected from among the finalists in each category next week by members of 10 specialized final judging committees. More than 150 executives will have participated in judging this year.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Stevie Awards finalists in all categories are available at

About VerticalResponse

VerticalResponse, Inc. is a leading provider of self-service email marketing, 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

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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