Manhattan, NY, June 25, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Yodle, a leader in local online advertising
, was selected as a finalist and ultimately became the winning company for the Stevie Award category of Fastest Growing Company -- Under 2,500 Employees in The 2010 American Business Awards on Monday, June 21st.
The awards were presented during ceremonies at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The ceremonies were hosted by Cheryl Casone of Fox Business Network and broadcast nationwide on radio by the Business TalkRadio Network.
In winning the Stevie, Yodle beat out other finalists including AudienceScience, LifeLock, and McLane Advanced Technologies. Stevie Awards were presented in over 40 categories including Best Overall Company of the Year, Executive of the Year, and Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year. More than 2,700 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration. More than 200 executives across the country participated in the judging process to determine the Finalists and Stevie Award winners.
This year marks Yodle’s fifth in business and it has been a momentous one for the company already. Yodle grew nearly 150% in year over year revenue from 2008 to 2009, making it the third year in a row for triple digit growth; and added more than 100 employees around the country. Yodle also not only introduced multiple new product innovations including yodleOrganic, but CEO Court Cunningham literally wrote the book on local online advertising when he co-authored Local Online Advertising for Dummies
, the first ever comprehensive guide to online advertising for local businesses Yodle has truly established itself as an industry leader over the course of the last twelve months.
“It is an honor to have our hard work and success as a company in this high growth sector recognized by the American Business Awards,” said Yodle CEO Court Cunningham. “I am so proud of what we have accomplished together and so thankful for the commitment and dedication of the more than 300 Yodle employees who helped us to achieve this tribute. “
Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of honorees in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.
Yodle, a leader in local online advertising and named fastest growing local online advertising company by industry analyst Borrell Associates, connects thousands of local businesses with consumers in a process so simple and cost-effective that business owners can't imagine any other way to advertise. Yodle has developed an integrated approach to signing up and serving local businesses that are transitioning their marketing budgets online. Yodle is headquartered in New York, NY with a presence in 25 major cities across the United States.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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.
Sponsors and partners of The 2010 American Business Awards include Infogroup, Netezza, CIGNA, Citrix Online, Epic Advertising, High Performance Technologies Inc., imagistic, John Hancock, LifeLock, Lionbridge, Optimum Lightpath, PetRays, RCN, and SoftPro.