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VerticalResponse Makes the Inc 5000 List with 183% Growth Over Three Years

August 26, 2010
NEW YORK—August 26, 2010—Inc. magazine today ranked VerticalResponse number 1,570 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. “The leaders of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs.”

VerticalResponse is a leading provider of self-service e-mail marketing, online surveys and direct mail, and an essential part of more than 85,000 small businesses’ marketing strategies worldwide. In the past year, VerticalResponse joined the Google Apps Marketplace enabling Google Apps users to easily build new mailing lists and access email marketing tools to help grow their businesses.

VerticalResponse also released a major product upgrades to its e-mail marketing platform, including integrations with popular social media platforms Twitter and Facebook. In addition, the company won The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Award and CEO Janine Popick was recognized as San Francisco’s Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

“I’m so proud to have VerticalResponse included on this prestigious list for five years running. Being able to maintain growth in this economy is challenging, but with our team’s hard work and passion for helping small businesses grow, it’s paying off,” said Janine Popick, CEO of VerticalResponse. “We’ve also got more than 85,000 customers of every type to thank for supporting us and helping us achieve our goals.”

The 2010 Inc. 5000, unveiled today on Inc.com, serves as a unique illustration of the profound changes taking place in the U.S. economy. The Government Services sector showed the biggest gain in terms of the number of companies on the list, up 33 percent from last year to 335 companies. Government Services was also the second-fastest-growing sector in terms of median revenue growth, posting a 202 percent gain over the 2006-2009 measuring period.

More than half of these companies are based in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The fastest-growing sector by median revenue growth was Real Estate, now just a tiny group of 38 young, small companies, which showed 231 percent median growth over the period. (There were 121 Real Estate firms on the inaugural Inc. 5000 in 2007.) Business Products & Services is the top industry by number of companies on the list (640) and total revenue ($80.7 billion), while Health is the biggest by total employment (287,726 jobs).
 

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