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July 12, 2010 07:17 ET

Genius.com CEO David Thompson Recognized as a "Who's Who" in B2B Marketing

Demand Generation Highlighted as a New Category in Annual Award

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) -  Genius.com Incorporated®, ranked Number 1 in marketing automation and a leading on-demand provider of B2B lead management and demand generation solutions, today announced that its CEO and co-founder, David Thompson, has been honored as a key influencer by BtoB Magazine's annual "Who's Who in B-to-B" special report in the demand generation category.

BtoB recognizes key thought leaders and movers-and-shakers across a broad spectrum of the marketing industry, including: marketers, agencies, direct, email, search marketing, business media, services, demand generation, events and associations. Applications were submitted by readers, marketing organizations, industry experts and members of the BtoB editorial staff.

Demand Generation was identified as a new category of recognition for the 2010 list, replacing services. In making its decision, BtoB Magazine recognized the growth in this category, as well as the innovative technologies and solutions introduced by companies and leaders in this sector.

"It's an honor to be recognized by BtoB Magazine as a Who's Who in Marketing," said David Thompson, CEO and co-founder of Genius.com. "As you look at the individuals and organizations that are included in this list, you can recognize the impact each leader has brought to the industry, bringing new innovation and ways of thinking to the market and driving the adoption of new technologies and solutions."

David Thompson was formerly the CMO of WebEx, founded the Sales 2.0 conference and has held senior management positions at Quarterdeck, Microsoft, Genentech, Pacific Bell and his first startup, StarNine Technologies.

The full list of award recipients and selection criteria can be found here.

About Genius.com®
Genius.com is the No. 1 provider of social marketing automation, sales lead management and demand generation solutions that enable both marketing and sales users to quickly identify and connect with their best prospects, without IT. With hundreds of corporate customers who use Genius solutions to automate email marketing and lead nurturing campaigns, B2B marketers are proving their impact on revenue by delivering the most qualified leads directly to their frontline sales reps, so they can immediately follow-up on their best opportunities and close more deals.

Genius.com is a privately held company funded by Accel Partners, Deep Fork Capital, Emergence Capital, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Walden International, with headquarters in San Mateo, CA. For more information, visit www.genius.com or email Info at Genius.

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