MENLO PARK, Calif. (June 8, 2005) - Loren McDonald, VP of Marketing at EmailLabs (www.emaillabs.com), the leading Web services provider in the email marketing space, was selected as the winner for the "Best Marketing Executive" category in the third annual American Business Awards.
More than 1,200 nominations from companies of all sizes 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 Support Staffer.
McDonald has more than 20 years of combined marketing experience and is actively involved in many facets of the email marketing industry. A frequent speaker, media resource and writer of email marketing best practices and trends, McDonald's thought leadership efforts have helped build EmailLabs' brand and reputation into one of the clear leaders in the industry.
The American Business Awards are the first national, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in the workplace. Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected Stevie winners from among the Finalists, which were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in February through April.
"Tonight we honored outstanding companies and the individuals and teams within them," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards(SM), the organization that runs The American Business Awards. "The American Business Awards have grown so quickly because there was a need for a program such as this, to shine a spotlight on executives and businesses that too often go unheralded. Congratulations to all of our 2005 Finalists and Stevie Award winners."
"It's wonderful to see that Loren has publicly collected an honor for the traits "we've privately acknowledged and enjoyed for years," said Dave Sousa, CEO of EmailLabs. "Loren winning this award is further validation of email marketing emerging as the most effective marketing medium. Loren has been the industry's strongest evangelist on that point, and this award validates what he's been saying for years."
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word "crowned," the awards were presented during ceremonies at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The ceremonies were hosted by CNN personality Ali Velshi, videocast live on the Internet, and broadcast nationwide on radio. Donald J. Trump received the first Lifetime Achievement Stevie Award. About The Stevie Awards
Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" by the New York Post (September 22, 2002), the 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.