June 03, 2013 09:00 ET

mBlox a 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

SUNNYVALE, CA and LONDON--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2013) - mBlox, the global leader in mobile business-to-person engagement, today announced it has been named a winner of a 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America award. Red Herring 100 awards are widely acknowledged as one of the industry's most prestigious and sought-after recognitions, with up to 1,400 candidates from each continent competing each year.

"We are thrilled to receive this validation of our efforts from Red Herring and join an industry-defining list of the most dynamic companies in North America," said Tom Cotney, CEO, mBlox. "As mBlox continues its fast-paced expansion globally, our inclusion in the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America is a testimony to our team's drive to innovate the way that businesses engage with individuals."

Businesses are finding that their customers increasingly prefer to receive communications over mobile devices. However, existing marketing automation and email platforms are not engineered to take advantage of the customer insights that mobile provides, failing to identify how and when to communicate for maximum effectiveness. mBlox provides a mobile engagement platform that delivers targeted communications triggered by an individual's profile, behaviors and location, allowing for unparalleled relevance and impact. Through a combination of global SMS and push messaging, it offers reach to any mobile device in a customer database. The 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America award recognizes the value and potential of mBlox's platform to transform business-to-person engagement.

"In 2013, selecting the Top 100 achievers was by no means a small feat," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO, Red Herring. "In fact, we had the toughest time in years because so many entrepreneurs have crossed significant milestones so early. But after much thought, rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the Top 100 winners. We believe mBlox embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. mBlox should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong."

The 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America winners were announced on May 23 in Monterey, CA. The Red Herring's editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation and intellectual property, management quality, business model, customer footprint and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the "buzz" and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in North America.

Additional Resources:

Read more about mBlox's mobile engagement platform in Mobile Marketing Magazine (page 18)

About mBlox
mBlox, the leader in mobile engagement solutions, offers to businesses of all sizes the capability to establish and maintain mobile communications with their customers. Through our proprietary technology platform, we deliver targeted communications triggered by an individual's profile, behaviors and location. Our network is comprised of more than 800 mobile operators, is available in 180 countries and reaches 6 billion mobile devices. Our market penetration gives us a global reach supported by knowledgeable local teams. As a result, we are able to deliver a mobile engagement platform that integrates multiple messaging systems to any mobile device in a B2P targeted communication solution.

Contact Information

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    Aaron Wessels
    Point-Bl_nk Communications for mBlox
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