VerticalResponse Wins 4 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

CEO/Founder Janine Popick also named Executive of the Year in Best in Biz Awards

SAN FRANCISCO – November 29, 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, received three silver Stevie® Awards and one bronze at the 9th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Additionally, VerticalResponse CEO/founder Janine Popick won the top gold prize for Executive of the Year at the 2012 Best in Biz Awards.

Stevie Awards for Women in Business

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives and the organizations they run. The 2012 awards received entries from 17 nations and territories. More than 1,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

VerticalResponse won:

  • Silver Stevie, Company of the Year
  • Silver Stevie, Tech Innovator of the Year – VerticalResponse Social
  • Silver Stevie, Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Janine Popick, CEO/Founder
  • Bronze Stevie, Employee of the Year – Martha Thompson, Junior Database Engineer

“VerticalResponse has been a longtime supporter of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,” said Popick. “There’s no other program like it that celebrates the innovations that women bring to the corporate table. Getting silver in the Company of the Year category, in particular, is a great accomplishment and the entire team is incredibly proud.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at

Best in Biz Awards

The Best in Biz Awards honors companies, teams, executives and products for their business success, and is the only independent business awards program judgedby members of the press and industry analysts. Popick won gold in the Executive of the Year, Medium-Sized Companies category; Arkadium received silver and Responsys received bronze.

“We were attracted to the Best in Biz Awards this year because the judging committee is made up of business and tech press and analysts,” said Popick. “They have their finger on the pulse of the latest and greatest in our industry, so being recognized by such a prestigious group is beyond humbling.”

This year’s program attracted more than 400 entries from an array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and regions in the United States and Canada.

Winners were determined by an independent panel of 32 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms. They include: ABC, Businessweek, Computerworld, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek, Examiner, Financial Times, Forbes, FOX News, Hartford Business Journal, IDG Ventures, IEEE Institute, Inc., Insight Media, King Features Syndicate, Lab Reviews, Network World, The News and Observer, PC Magazine, ReadWriteWeb, South Florida Business Journal, Tech-Gaming, Techtalk, Upstart Business Journal, USA Today and ZDNet.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2012, visit

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 International Business Awards, The American 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

About Best in Biz Awards

Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by independent panels of members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs during the calendar year: U.S. and Canada, EMEA, and International. Any organization from any industry boasting demonstrated success in the awards program’s region can enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA are being accepted from all companies based in or operating in Europe, Middle East and Africa until January 17, 2013. For more information about the entry process and categories in all three programs, please visit



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