CHICAGO, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vibes, a mobile marketing and technology company, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnMobile Top 100 winners. For Vibes, inclusion in the OnMobile 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers and demonstration of game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Vibes was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.
"While the mobile marketing industry continues to grow at an astonishing rate, Vibes has consistently demonstrated leadership as a reliable and innovative mobile partner, which is evident through our inclusion in the OnMobile 100," said Jack Philbin, Vibes co-founder, president and CEO. "AlwaysOn is a distinguished media resource that takes pride in showcasing the world's top innovators that are transforming all digital sectors, including mobile, and we are honored to be in such company. We are looking forward to continuing to use mobile technology in order to connect brands and consumers on the path toward loyalty."
Vibes is a Chicago-based mobile marketing and technology company, helping some of the world's biggest brands acquire, engage and deepen relationships throughout the customer lifecycle via mobile. Vibes' Catapult technology platform enables brands, agencies and media companies to launch a wide range of mobile solutions, including SMS, MMS, QR codes, on-screen, alerts, mobile Web, mobile incentives and social integration.
Vibes and the OnMobile Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's OnMobile event, co-presented with OnMobile Global Ltd., Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at The Fox Theatre in Redwood City, Calif.
"With the quickly maturing mobile market, opportunities are opening up almost faster than entrepreneurs can respond. There is no question that mobile is becoming the new norm, with smartphone and tablet penetration increasing exponentially in both consumer and business environments," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "This explosive market is being driven in large part by the companies that made this year's OnMobile Top 100 list. We congratulate the OnMobile 100 companies that our editors believe represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in today's private company marketplace."
Founded in 1998, Vibes is a mobile marketing and technology leader that helps some of the world's biggest brands acquire, engage and deepen relationships throughout the customer lifecycle. Vibes' Catapult platform enables brands, agencies and media companies to launch a wide range of mobile solutions from SMS, to MMS, QR Codes, on-screen, alerts, mobile Web, mobile incentives and integration with social platforms. Using Vibes' Mobile Relationship Management (MRM) approach, companies forge immediate and long-lasting customer relationships by tapping into the uniquely personal nature of the mobile phone. The Company has delivered billions of mobile experiences on behalf of customers that include Verizon, Allstate, The Gap, Tribune, Fox, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Gannett and the Chicago Bulls. Vibes is one of only nine Tier 1 aggregators with secure, direct connections to all the major carriers. To learn more about Vibes, visit www.vibes.com or connect on Facebook.com/VibesMedia or Twitter.com/Vibes_Media.
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.
Kristin Parran Faulder
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