Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 16, 2012
Patricia Hursh, President and Chief Client Officer for SmartSearch Marketing, a full-service search engine marketing agency, and a Google AdWords Certified Partner, was named a Finalist in the “Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Service” category in the 9th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 9. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend.
More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year. Patricia Hursh is a Finalist in the “Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Service” category.
Hursh is president, founder, and chief client officer for SmartSearch Marketing. Hursh is responsible for the overall strategic vision of SmartSearch Marketing, focusing on client relations, team leadership, and process improvement. Hursh is recognized as a search expert specializing in search marketing solutions for B2B marketers and firms. She is a contributing author for online marketing publications, and also serves as a speaker and subject matter expert at industry events worldwide.
Finalists were chosen by more than 130 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. More than 90 members of the five final judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging.
“We’re very excited about this year’s Finalists in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “The judges have told me that they think this is the best and most inspiring crop of nominees we’ve ever had. We look forward to seeing the judges’ final decisions.”
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/Women.
About SmartSearch Marketing
SmartSearch Marketing is a full-service search engine marketing agency that helps their clients generate leads, acquire new customers and position brands online through search engine optimization (SEO), pay per click (PPC) advertising, conversion rate optimization (CRO), usability, website analytics, and local search. The SmartSearch Search Lifecycle Management™ methodology creates a lead generation program customized to meet your unique business needs. Learn more about SmartSearch Marketing at http://www.smartsearchmarketing.com.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.