SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- VerticalResponse, Inc., a leading provider of self-service email marketing, online survey and direct mail solutions for small businesses today announced they were named a finalist in 6 categories in the 7th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business including Mentor of the Year, Best Entrepreneur, Best Overall Company, Fastest-Growing Company, Blog of the Year and Website of the Year. This marks the fifth year in a row that VerticalResponse has been a finalist in one or more categories for the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Last year CEO Janine Popick took home the "Best Entrepreneur of the Year" award from the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world's premier business awards.
More than 1,200 entries – a record for the competition - were submitted this year for consideration in 54 categories, including Best Executive, Best Entrepreneur, and Best Community Involvement Program. VerticalResponse is a Finalist in the following categories:
- Best Overall Company of the Year
- Mentor of the Year: Kim Stiglitz, Director of Retention & Conversion Marketing
- Best Entrepreneur: Janine Popick, CEO
- Website of the Year
- Fastest-Growing Company of the Year
- Blog of the Year
"At VerticalResponse we strive to help small businesses grow by providing them easy-to-use and affordable email marketing, direct mail and online survey tools. We're honored to be recognized for this work," said Janine Popick. "I'm proud that our team has the passion and commitment to make this happen for our customers and our company, and I'm also proud that a great VerticalResponse team member like Kim Stiglitz is being recognized for her hard work and her amazing ability to mentor those around her."
Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists during final judging.
"It was harder than ever to be recognized in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business this year," said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. "Receiving a high score from the judges this year illustrates how well many women in business are doing despite the stiff challenges they face."
Details about The Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/women.
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. For additional information, please visit www.verticalresponse.com
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 www.stevieawards.com.
Sponsors of the 7th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business (as of October 11) include the Business TalkRadio Network and KeyBank. Localization partner of the 2011 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.