San Francisco, California (PRESS RELEASE – November 18, 2010) – VerticalResponse, Inc., a leading provider of self-service email marketing, online survey and direct mail solutions for small businesses, today announced that CEO Janine Popick took “Best Entrepreneur of the Year” honors for the second consecutive year at the 7th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The company was also a finalist in five other categories including Mentor of the Year: Kim Stiglitz, Director of Retention & Conversion Marketing, Best Overall Company, Fastest-Growing Company, Blog of the Year and Website of the Year.
Hailed as the world’s premier business awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide. This year the competition received the most entries in its seven-year history with more than 1,200 submitted in 54 categories from organizations in Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.A.
VerticalResponse won the Best Entrepreneur Award, besting four other finalists in the category:
- Efficience, LLC, Knoxville, TN
- Elite Editing, New York, NY
- Proforma, Alexandria, MN
- TRUSTe, San Francisco, CA
“Winning this award for a second year in a row underscores the fact that we’ve got a world-class team that constantly delivers the best service for our customers,” said Janine Popick, CEO, VerticalResponse. “Our success is a direct reflection of our customers’ success and the hard work of our team, whose enthusiasm keeps me motivated and excited to go to work every day.”
Finalists in the competition were chosen by business professional worldwide during preliminary judging in September and October. Final judging was conducted by members of the awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors in late October to select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists.
“The record-breaking number of entries in this year’s Stevie Awards for Women in Business proves that women entrepreneurs have not only weathered the tough economic climate, but have managed to excel,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “Those who took home an award are truly the cream of the crop from among the world’s best businesswomen.”
VerticalResponse, Inc. is a leading provider of self-service email marketing, online surveys and direct mail services empowering small businesses to easily create, manage and analyze their own direct marketing campaigns. VerticalResponse bundles email, online surveys and postcards to offer customers an integrated Web-based direct marketing solution that’s intuitive and affordable. VerticalResponse is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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 companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Sponsors of the 7th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business include the Business TalkRadio Network and KeyBank. Localization partner of the 2010 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.