Cbeyond Earns Six 2013 Hermes Creative Awards

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."

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