GotVMail Chosen as MITX Finalist for "Gary Busey on Business" Video Campaign

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GotVMail (http://gotvmail.com), The Entrepreneur's Phone System™, has been selected as a finalist in the Best Use of Video category of the 13th Annual MITX Awards. GotVMail's innovative viral video campaign featuring actor Gary Busey, which launched in mid-July 2008, was one of four entries chosen as a finalist by the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange in the video category. The MITX Awards recognize excellence in the creation of web innovations designed, produced or developed in New England. Begun in 1996, the MITX Awards has grown to the largest and most prestigious awards competition in the country for web innovations and celebrates the best creative and technological accomplishments emerging from New England.

It is testament to a vibrant and dynamic industry that has grown to become an economic engine of the New England economy.

GotVMail, The Entrepreneur's Phone System™, has been selected as a finalist in the Best Use of Video category of the 13th Annual MITX Awards. GotVMail's innovative viral video campaign featuring actor Gary Busey, which launched in mid-July 2008, was one of four entries chosen as a finalist by the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange in the video category.

The MITX Awards recognize excellence in the creation of web innovations designed, produced or developed in New England. Begun in 1996, the MITX Awards has grown to the largest and most prestigious awards competition in the country for web innovations and celebrates the best creative and technological accomplishments emerging from New England.

"In its thirteenth year, the MITX Awards have continued to expand not only in volume of entries and but also in the level of innovation and sophistication of the work, " said Kiki Mills, executive director of MITX. "It is testament to a vibrant and dynamic industry that has grown to become an economic engine of the New England economy."

More than 40 videos of Busey discussing themes of entrepreneurship, business clichés, and excuses for missing work, were released July 15 and garnered some 400,000 impressions by Oct. 1. A special landing page linked to the GotVMail Web site.

"We are ecstatic to be chosen as a finalist in the MITX competition, especially as this work was done in-house, leveraging the dynamic skills of GotVMail's multitalented team," said Siamak Taghaddos, co-founder and CEO of GotVMail. "This campaign was about having fun with entrepreneurship, and everyone at GotVMail enjoyed it."

Among the other finalists in the video category are companies who did work for Reebok, General Motors Corp., Comcast Corp., and MassMutual Financial Group. GotVMail will be recognized with the other finalists in the category of Best Use of Video at a gala awards ceremony traditionally attended by over 1,000 of the region's top internet business and marketing professionals. Winners will be announced at the ceremony in the Boston Marriott Copley Place on Wednesday, November 19th. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.mitxawards.org.

The 2008 MITX Awards program is sponsored by Atom Group, Blue Sky Factory, DLA Piper, DoubleClick, EyeWonder, Fidelity, Google, IBM, Kelliher Samets Volk, OptumHealth, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rocketship, Sportgenic and Technology Review.

About GotVMail
GotVMail's Virtual Phone System works just like large company phone systems, but is designed specifically for on-the-go entrepreneurs. Any small business can sound more professional and streamline its communications by creating a virtual office that connects callers to employees wherever they are, on any type of phone - home, office, VoIP, or mobile. Customizable for 1 or more employees, GotVMail requires no equipment to purchase, is easily managed online, and starts at only $9.95 a month. GotVMail -- The Entrepreneur's Phone System. For more information, visit gotvmail.com.

About MITX
Established in 1996, The Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) is the region's premier professional organization for the internet business & marketing industry. Reaching more than 7,000 professionals in New England, MITX is the community for thought leadership, building business relationships and professional training and development. Members of the MITX community take advantage of events, sponsorships, speaking opportunities and networking to make business connections and exchange ideas. With more than 70 events annually, MITX provides its members with the opportunity to promote their companies to targeted audiences and provides a valuable forum for networking to source potential business leads, partnerships, ideas, funding and other likeminded peers in the industry. MITX is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.
For more information please go to http://www.mitx.org.

Erik Arvidson
GotVMail Communications
800-820-8210 Ext. 721
erik.arvidson @ gotvmail.com

Jaime Hodges
MITX
617-871-2155x205
jaime @ mitx.org

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