Outside Magazine Names Blue Tent Marketing #7 Among Americas Best Places To Work In 2012

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Blue Tent Marketing today was named to Outside Magazine’s fifth annual “Best Places to Work” list. Blue Tent Marketing was ranked No. 7 out of 100 selected companies.

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We are honored to be recognized as one of the 'Best Places to Work' by Outside Magazine ... It means a lot to know that the company and the culture that we've all worked to create is truly special.

Blue Tent Marketing today was named to Outside Magazine’s fifth annual “Best Places to Work” list. Blue Tent Marketing was ranked No. 7 out of 100 selected companies. Profiles of the top-ten-performing small, medium, and large companies will be published in the September issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands August 14, 2012. The full list of 100 is available August 2 at outsideonline.com.

Outside’s “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in an office in the United States. Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the 'Best Place to Work' by Outside Magazine,” said Josh Lewis, VP of Marketing and Partner at Blue Tent. “Ultimately, this award goes to our team. It means a lot to know that the company and the culture that we've all worked to create is truly special.”

“We’re thrilled to celebrate all 100 of these forward-thinking companies,” says Michael Roberts, Senior Executive Editor of Outside. “They believe success depends on helping their employees live more active and fulfilling lives. The kinds of benefits they’re providing—free fitness classes, flexible hours, subsidized healthy meals, lots of time out of the office—result in a more productive and engaged staff.”

ABOUT BLUE TENT MARKETING
Founded in 2002, Blue Tent Marketing is a privately held internet marketing company based in Carbondale, CO that provides comprehensive internet marketing solutions to help small- to medium-sized companies and organizations “Win on the Web.” Blue Tent specializes in working with leading companies in the travel, vacation rental, hospitality, real estate and non-profit sectors. Find us online at http://www.bluetent.com

ABOUT OUTSIDE
Outside is America¹s leading active lifestyle brand. For more than 30 years, Outside has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The Outside family includes Outside magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, and Outside Books. Visit us online and on Facebook.

ABOUT THE BEST COMPANIES GROUP
Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

ABOUT THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1989, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the premier trade association for companies in the active outdoor recreation business. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. Outdoor Industry Association seeks to ensure a healthy and diverse specialty retail and supply chain based on quality, innovation and service. To this end, OIA works diligently to raise the standards of the industry; increase participation in outdoor recreation to strengthen business markets; provide support services to improve member profitability; represent member interests in the legislative/regulatory process; promote professional training and education; support innovation; and offer cost-saving member benefits. Search for outdoor-industry jobs is at OIA’s career center: http://www.outdoorindustry.org.

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