Awarded Best Places to Work Again

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 8, 2014 – Carlsbad-based has been named one of the Best Places to Work for the third consecutive year by its employees and the San Diego Business Journal, based on the company’s culture, management and benefits. (Tweet this)

In an anonymous internal survey taken this past quarter, 98% of employees said they would recommend as a place to work. Further, the survey found more employees are engaged with 85% of employees who said they have a solid understanding on the strategy and where the company is going. In the feedback section, one employee wrote, "The product is constantly improving, the overall morale is high and people seem engaged as a whole. It's a good time to be at" In the same survey, another employee wrote, "I believe that in breaking down the silos in the company, and the frequent town halls, I'm able to open the doors to offices of people I normally would never approach and found they are very welcoming."

"From a culture standpoint, we've radically transformed our company by flattening our management structure and redefining our culture to focus on customers," says Tony Uphoff, CEO. Along with the benefits of a free gym membership, days off to volunteer, happy hours, quarterly social events and healthy snacks and drinks throughout the day, praises an honest and transparent environment that is adaptable and flexible, supportive with a sense of urgency and passion.

"In just a couple of years, we've moved from a single product offering to a multi-product platform and become smarter about using data to guide our business," says Uphoff. "Our product and process expansion along with hiring the right people has been key to our performance. In just a few short weeks, we will achieve our greatest transformation yet affectionately dubbed The Kraken, which is the code name for the next generation of our site and platform." was founded in 1999 as the leading search engine for small business and corporate information. Nearly one year ago today, created a new business strategy, shifting the business to focus on the audience and move from a rented to owned audience model. Today, with the launch of the Kraken, takes contextual, intention-based marketing to the next level by delivering a series of marketing solutions engineered to make digital marketing easy, from awareness to engagement and lead nurturing through to a sale.

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