Listen Up Español Wins in Best in Biz Awards 2013

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Co-Founders of Listen Up Español rock their world by accepting the award for Company of the Year

Co-Founders Tony Ricciardi (right) and Craig Handley

Listen Up Espanol is all about “Delivering Awesomeness” and we are excited to be acknowledged for our innovation and dedication in marketing to the U.S. Hispanic.

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Listen Up Español has been named a silver winner in Company of the Year category in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

Listen Up Espanol made a remarkable comeback from one of the hardest years in its history by counting on its people to execute on processes, refining operational techniques and working with clients on media spends. Everyone in the organization embraced the core values “United as One” and “Embrace and Drive Change” that perpetuated success for the company.

“Being named Company of the Year for 2013 by a panel of top industry analysts and journalists is one of our greatest achievements this year,” says Tony Ricciardi, Co-Founder and President of Listen Up Espanol. “Listen Up Espanol is all about “Delivering Awesomeness” and we are excited to be acknowledged for our innovation and dedication in marketing to the U.S. Hispanic.”

The third annual Best in Biz Awards program was the most competitive in its history and the most distinguished judging panel yet assembled. Public and private companies varying in size and industry from North America made submissions for this award. Categories included Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Most Innovative Product of the Year and more.

“The Best in Biz award acknowledges Listen Up Espanol’s leading position in the Spanish telemarketing industry,” says Craig Handley, Co-Founder and CEO of Listen Up Espanol. “We have made a commitment to Spanish marketing as demonstrated through our expansion into online marketing to the U.S. Hispanic consumer.”

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2013 were determined by an independent panel of 51 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, Computerworld, Crain’s New York Business, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Financial Times, Fortune, Hartford Courant, Inc. Magazine, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle, Small Business Digest and USA Today.

About Listen Up Español

Listen Up Español is the leading Spanish language call center and dominant online marketer focused solely on the U.S. Hispanic market. The company offers direct response, non-profit and corporate clients a broad range of bilingual call center services specializing in inbound sales, customer service and lead generation. Listen Up Español also offers online Hispanic marketing solutions including SEO, SEM, social advertising, organic marketing, social marketing and conversion rate optimization. For more information about Listen Up Espanol, please visit

About Best in Biz Awards

Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs annually: North America, EMEA, and International. Entries are currently being accepted in the third annual Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) program, until the final entry deadline on January 24, 2014. Any organization from any industry operating in EMEA may enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the EMEA program, please visit: For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2013, visit:

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