ATLANTA, May 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses, garnered six 2013 Hermes Creative Awards this month in an international awards competition which recognizes excellence in the concepting, writing and design of traditional and emerging media while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals.
The Hermes Creative Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), an international organization consisting of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production and freelance professionals.
Cbeyond earned the following honors:
- Platinum Award for "Advertising Captive Ads" in the Digital Place-Based Media category
- Platinum Award for the "Winter 2012 Cbeyond Business Leader Snapshot" survey in the Strategic Programs category
- Gold Award for "Company Re-Brand" in the Integrated Marketing/Company Branding category
- Gold Award for "Event Marketing Banners and Giveaways" in the Integrated Marketing/Event Marketing category
- Honorable Mention for the "More Bandwidth Campaign" in the Integrated Marketing Campaign category
- Honorable Mention for "Fortune Magazine Ad, Frost & Sullivan Award Ad" in the Advertising/Magazine category
More than 5,600 entries were submitted for the Hermes Creative Awards 2013 competition. Winners were selected from 188 categories, with only 15 percent of entries recognized with the Platinum Award (the organization's top honor for the most outstanding entries) and only 19 percent of entries with the Gold Award (for entries that exceeded high industry standards).
"This recognition by Hermes validates our commitment to creative integrated marketing," said Paul Carmody, chief marketing officer at Cbeyond. "Our marketing communications team continues to ensure creativity, consistency of message and results in articulating our various brands across multiple new and traditional platforms. Cbeyond is very proud of these awards as they reflect the talent, collaboration and dedication of our gifted team members."
Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), a cloud and communications services provider, is the technology ally for small and mid-sized business. Our private, proactively-managed IP network connects customers to voice, data and enterprise applications hosted in our award-winning cloud data centers. Since 1999, Cbeyond has served the unmet needs of businesses through technology and service innovation. We were the first company to build an all-IP network specifically for small businesses and among the few to offer consultative sales and service professionals onsite. Today, our expanded portfolio helps customers reduce the burden of outlaying capital and manpower to manage infrastructure. Creating an exceptional customer experience is in our DNA. It's why more than a third of our approximately 60,000 customers come from referrals. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.com and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/cbeyond.
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