SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- VerticalResponse, Inc., a leading provider of self-service email marketing, online survey and direct mail solutions for small businesses, today announced it ranked #44 on the San Francisco Business Times annual listing of the "Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area." For six years in a row, VerticalResponse has been named to the list, continuing to grow despite the economic recession. Over the last year, the company has increased its revenue, staff and services, and boasts over 85,000 customers.
"For the last six years, we've been honored to be one of San Francisco's fastest growing private companies, and it really speaks to our passion for small business," said Janine Popick, CEO of VerticalResponse. "Entrepreneurs are what make us tick, and we build our company to give them access to powerful yet easy-to-use marketing tools that help them grow; if they grow we grow."
The San Francisco Business Times partners with PricewaterhouseCoopers to conduct the research and produce the Top 100 and Top 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies Lists. All companies had to have been headquartered in the Bay Area, privately through fiscal year 2009, and must have had revenues of more than $200,000 in fiscal year 2007. Fast 100 and Fast 50 Companies were ranked on percentage of revenue growth from 2007 to 2009. The average growth rate from 2007 to 2009 of the top 100 private companies was 211 percent.
Today's recognition expands the list of accolades for VerticalResponse in 2010, including:
- Three 2010 International WebAwards Standard of Excellence awards for "Application Service Provider," "Small Business" and "Blog".
- Being named to the Inc. 5000 for the fifth year in a row, ranking No. 1570.
- CEO Janine Popick Named Women's Initiative Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.
- Named as Finalist in the 2010 American Business Awards in six categories including "Customer Service Department of the Year." Also known as the Stevie® Awards.
- CEO Janine Popick won the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) award for "Small Business Person of the Year".
- Named as one of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 2010 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winners.
Product innovation, superior customer service, and customer referrals have helped to drive growth for VerticalResponse this year. The Email Marketing solution was significantly upgraded with new formatting, editing and design tools that save small businesses time and money. The service enables those without technical or design training to create professional-looking email in minutes. The VerticalResponse email marketing platform was also integrated with social media platforms Twitter and Facebook and is part of the Google Apps Marketplace, giving Google Apps users the email marketing tools to grow their businesses.
To show its commitment to the success of its customers, VerticalResponse offers 7 day-a-week support, doubled its customer service team and added new channels such as social media this year.
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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.
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