NEW YORK, August 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
SmartFocus, creator of the groundbreaking Message Cloud solution, has won a top international business award. SmartFocus announced today that the company earned a prestigious Bronze 2015 International Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative Company of the Year based in Europe - United Kingdom category.
SmartFocus has gained significant marketplace traction in the U.S. and abroad this year as well as growing recognition of its thought leadership. The latest accolade comes on the heels of recognition by respected independent industry analyst Forrester Research, Inc., which cited the company as a strong performer in its report, The Forrester Wave™: Real-Time Interaction Management Q3, earlier this month.
Jess Stephens, CMO of SmartFocus, says: "This has been an incredible year for SmartFocus, with major growth and recognition worldwide, thanks to our amazing technology innovations and leadership. We've made significant contributions to the body of knowledge in our industry by partnering on a primary research project that shed new light on what marketers need to know about customers. We've steadily acquired new customers and expanded our capabilities.
"This latest accolade shows that our work with the Message Cloud is getting the recognition it deserves. The fact that we have won an award for innovation reflects our drive and ongoing commitment to deliver smart technology that is truly transformational."
Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August.
"The International Business Awards grow in stature and renown every year, and with that the number and quality of entries increases," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "This year's judges were treated to more than 3,700 stories of success and achievement around the world. We thank the judges for their time and feedback, and we congratulate the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners whom we'll celebrate in Toronto in October."
Judges who evaluated the company's International Business Awards qualifications specifically cited the SmartFocus team's leadership and the company's strong growth, recognizing its "innovative, professional management," the quality of the acquisitions SmartFocus made to drive growth and how the company's ability to find solutions by listening to clients is driving its expansion.
Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.
SmartFocus is an innovator in messaging and communications, enabling the world's largest brands - including Nestlé, Mercedes-Benz, Macy's and Levi's and to understand and connect more closely with today's connected consumers; whether that be via web, mobile, email or social channels. Through The Message Cloud solution, SmartFocus genuinely listens to and learns from customers using patented algorithms and unique location-based marketing tools. Using The Message Cloud, SmartFocus customers have the rich data, intelligence and the tools for contextually unique engagements, through any digital channel. Find out more at http://www.smartfocus.com.