Yodle, Inc. Named Finalist in 2008 American Business Awards

Yodle, Inc., a leader in local online advertising and lead generation, was named a finalist today in the "Best Customer Service Organization" category for The 2008 American Business Awards.

Local Online Advertiser Recognized for High Quality Customer Service Work

Yodle Sees 500% Year-over-Year Growth


NEW YORK (May 20, 2008)—Yodle, Inc., a leader in local online advertising and lead generation, was named a finalist today in the "Best Customer Service Organization" category for The 2008 American Business Awards. The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards honoring great performance in business. This year, more than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration for the American Business Awards.


Founded in 2005, New York-based Yodle makes it simple and easy for local service oriented businesses to get new customers by promoting them on the major search engines and a network of local sites. Yodle offers a more measurable and modern alternative to the outdated Yellow Pages, previously the standard for small business advertising.


"We are honored to be one of the first local online advertising firms recognized by the American Business Awards for quality customer service work," said Court Cunningham, CEO of Yodle. "In a slowing economy, now more than ever, we are committed to our mission of going above and beyond to give business owners a great customer service experience and strong return on their marketing investment."


By promoting local service-oriented businesses on the major search engines and a network of local sites, Yodle makes it simple and easy for small business owners to find new customers. Yodle boasts years of experience providing high quality customer service and measurable results for small business advertisers. Yodle's approach to simplifying online advertising for local businesses has driven 500%+ revenue growth year-over-year.


"ABA entries grew more than 30% this year, making the competition tougher than ever," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. "Being a finalist is an outstanding accomplishment and affirmation that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of national recognition. We congratulate all of the finalists on their achievement."


Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Thursday, June 12 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 600 executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network and hosted by Liz Claman of FOX Business Network.


About Yodle

Yodle provides local businesses with a simple and affordable way to get new customers and phone calls using online advertising. Yodle, a company funded by Bessemer Venture Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, is transforming local online advertising by connecting local business owners with consumers in a simple, measurable and relevant way. 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 18 major cities across the United States and has hundreds of employees helping thousands of customers. To find out more about Yodle, go to http://www.yodle.com.


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 http://www.stevieawards.com.

Global Sponsor of the 2008 Stevie Awards is Dow Jones. Supporting sponsors of The 2008 American Business Awards include FIS Softpro, High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, RCN Corporation, Richardson, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsors include the Business TalkRadio Network, CRM Advocate, and Human Resource Executive.

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