Cbeyond's Communications Excellence Wins Industry Awards

ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the technology ally for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), was recently recognized with multiple awards for communications excellence, winning seven International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Golden Flame Awards and two awards from the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) in November 2013.

On November 13, Cbeyond was recognized with the following IABC Golden Flame Awards for Marketing Communications, Internal Communications, and Community Relations work:
  • Gold for "Captivate Elevator Video" Campaign (Category 14 – Marketing Communications)
  • Gold for "Cbeyond Week of Service 2012: Raising the Bar" (Category 16 – Employee/Member Communication)
  • Gold for "Taking Cbeyond's Intranet from Good to Great" (Category 23 – Electronic and Digital Communication)
  • Gold for "What's Not to Like? Android Smartphone Campaign" (Category 24 – Social Media)
  • Silver for "Technology Ally" Rebrand (Category 19 – Brand Communication)
  • Bronze for "31 Days of Yammer: How Cbeyond Created a Spark in its Yammer Community" (Category 24 – Social Media)
  • Bronze for "Taking Cbeyond's Intranet from Good to Great" (Category 31 – Interactive Media Design)

The Golden Flame Awards represent the highest honor bestowed by IABC. They acknowledge merit for form, function, process and creativity, and most importantly, measured results.

On November 5, Cbeyond's CMO Paul Carmody and Cbeyond were awarded the 2013 TAG Social Savvy Award in the Best Vision for Alignment category, for alignment of marketing communications and business recruiting. The First Annual TAG Social Savvy Awards recognize leaders for advancing the art and science of using social media within the business environment to build better innovation, collaboration and communication.

Cbeyond was also recognized by TAG within the B2B CMO Marketer of the Year (finalist); Public Relations Marketer of the Year (finalist); and Social Media Marketer of the Year (winner) categories of the 4th annual Tech Marketing Awards, held November 7. The Tech Marketing Awards recognize individuals whose ingenuity, efforts, leadership and foresight in marketing technology have made a significant contribution and positive impact within their own company.

Paul Carmody, Cbeyond's CMO, was a finalist for the 2013 Atlanta Telecom Professionals (ATP) Awards in the "Technology/Service Provider" category on November 14. The award recognizes leaders at companies that create or innovate with communications technology.

"As a part of Cbeyond's 'Year of Good to Great', our internal and external communications and community affairs teams have raised the bar to represent and build our brand within employee, customer and local communities nationwide," said Paul Carmody, chief marketing officer, Cbeyond. "We have an outstanding team here at Cbeyond and appreciate the creativity and passion for excellence these industry-leading awards represent."

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About Cbeyond

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. For more information on Cbeyond, visit http://www.cbeyond.com and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/cbeyond.
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