SOURCE: VerticalResponse

June 13, 2006 13:34 ET

VerticalResponse Named as Finalist in 2006 American Business Awards(SM)

Email Marketer Honored in "Best Marketing Organization" Category

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 13, 2006 -- VerticalResponse, Inc. was named a Finalist in the "Best Marketing Organization" category of the 2006 American Business Awards. The provider of email and direct mail marketing services was recognized in a gala awards banquet last night at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" by the New York Post (April 27, 2005), The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in the workplace. More than 1,500 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, Best New Product or Service, and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program. VerticalResponse was honored in the "Best Marketing Organization" Category for the exceptional quality of its email and direct mail marketing services.

An emphasis on providing superior customer service coupled with a robust, yet easy-to-use solution for creating, delivering and tracking email and direct mail marketing campaigns has propelled VerticalResponse to its status as one of the fastest growing companies in the Bay Area, one which has reported increasing revenues for 15 straight quarters and saw its client base grow by 59 percent in 2005.

"We're committed to providing small and mid-sized companies the resources they need to perform email and direct mail marketing tasks as effectively as large corporations," said VerticalResponse CEO Janine Popick. "The fact that we are focused so intently on this goal gives our marketing a clarity that is appreciated by our customers and, we're pleased to learn, by the American Business Awards as well. This award validates the tremendous effort put forth by the entire VerticalResponse team and is a tribute to everyone who relies on us for their email and direct mail marketing needs."

Finalists for the American Business Awards were selected by business professionals from across the United States during judging that stretched from March until May. The Awards celebrate the best of American business and are committed to raising the profile of exemplary companies and individuals among the press, the business community, and the general public.

"Being named a Finalist in The American Business Awards is an important achievement," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards, which presents the American Business awards. "It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of national recognition."

About VerticalResponse

VerticalResponse, Inc. (http://www.verticalresponse.com) is a leading provider of self-service email and direct mail services empowering businesses of all sizes to create, manage and assess their own direct marketing campaigns. VerticalResponse's flagship product, which allows customers to deliver sophisticated yet easily deployed email campaigns, is the most intuitive and affordable Web-based direct marketing solution available. VerticalResponse is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For additional information, please visit www.verticalresponse.com.

About The Stevie Awards

Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" by the New York Post (April 27, 2005), Stevie Awards are conferred in three programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, and The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs. Honoring companies 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.

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