Haystak Digital Marketing Wins Gold Stevie® Award for Best New Company in 2013 American Business Awards℠

Winners in first of two ABA awards events were presented on June 17 in Chicago

Fort Myers, FL – June 19, 2013 – Haystak Digital Marketing was presented with the Gold Stevie® Award for the Best New Company of the Year and the Bronze Stevie® Award for the Fastest-Growing Company of the Year at The 11th Annual American Business Awards (ABA) in Chicago on Monday.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the trophies were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, June 17 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel. More than 500 nominees and their guests attended. The presentations will be broadcast by the Business TalkRadio Network on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

The 2013 American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: Monday’s banquet in Chicago, and at the new products and tech awards event on Monday, September 16 in San Francisco.

More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. Haystak Digital Marketing was nominated in the Best New Company of the Year and Fastest-Growing Company of the Year categories for all industries.

Haystak Digital Marketing was founded in early 2012 and quickly became one the leading providers of online marketing in the automotive retail industry. In the company’s first year of operation, total accounts grew by 400% and the work force grew by over 700%. The year’s highlights also included numerous awards, accolades and events involving companies such as Google and Microsoft. Haystak’s proprietary digital marketing platform was also upgraded.

Duncan Scarry, Haystak Digital Marketing senior director and general manager, commented, “We are honored to win these prestigious awards. They reflect the hard work, dedication and creativity of the entire Haystak team. We have come so far so fast and it’s a pleasure to serve our clients and help lead them to success in the automotive retail industry. We couldn’t be more delighted to receive these recognitions.”

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.”This year’s American Business Awards was outsized in every way,” said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president. “More entries and more judges than ever before, and I’d have to say the most impressive collection of nominations we’ve ever received. We congratulate all of this year’s Stevie winners for their outstanding work.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on June 17 are available at www.StevieAwards.com.