MessageGears Named a TAG Top 40 Innovative Technology Company for the Second Time

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Technology Association of Georgia honors MessageGears as one of the top 40 companies for innovation and contributions to the state’s technology community.

MessageGears Named a 2018 TAG Top 40 Innovative Technology Company for email marketing innovations.

MessageGears Named a 2018 TAG Top 40 Innovative Technology Company

Innovation is the lifeblood of MessageGears and is a core part of our culture,” Barnette said. “It’s an honor to be recognized by TAG for our hard work and achievements but, honestly, we’re just doing what we love. I can't think of a better place to build an innovation-centric company than Atlanta.

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced MessageGears as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia.

TAG’S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally. MessageGears was honored for its unique approach to providing enterprise companies with unprecedented access to their customer data for email marketing, something that isn’t possible with traditional software-as-a-service email service providers. MessageGears was also named a TAG Top 40 Innovative Technology Company in 2014.

“The 2018 Top 40 finalists are an elite group of innovators who represent the very best of Georgia’s Technology community,” said Larry Williams, president and CEO of TAG. “The 2018 Top 40 finalists are shining examples of what makes our state such a hotbed for technology and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology community.”

This year’s Top 40 were selected from among more than 100 applications submitted by companies from across Georgia. Companies selected for the Top 40 will be showcased in an exhibition at The Summit 2018 March 20-21 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

“This year’s Top 40 was more competitive than ever,” said Dennis Zakas, managing partner of Zakas & Leonard, LLP, and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. “In our quest to showcase the most innovative companies in Georgia, we had to make hard decisions, resulting in the exclusion of numerous deserving companies, many of which had been recognized as a Top 10 company in the past. The companies that we selected this year are truly outstanding.”

MessageGears CEO Roger Barnette said the honor recognizes the company’s drive to push email marketing technology forward, and help their clients succeed.

“Innovation is the lifeblood of MessageGears and is a core part of our culture,” Barnette said. “It’s an honor to be recognized by TAG for our hard work and achievements but, honestly, we’re just doing what we love. I can't think of a better place to build an innovation-centric company than Atlanta.”

The Summit 2018 is expected to draw a crowd of more than 1,500 C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. In addition to presentations from some of the top technology influencers in the nation, the newest member of the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia will be inducted.

For more information about TAG and The Summit and to register for the event, visit http://www.tagsummit.com/. Follow the conversation on Twitter through #TAGSUMMIT.

About MessageGears
MessageGears is the only email service provider that enables the world’s top brands to send dynamic, high-volume marketing messages with speed and precision by providing a platform that overcomes the inherent limitations of marketing cloud email systems. MessageGears works almost exclusively with large business-to-consumer (B2C) companies, including Expedia, Orbitz Worldwide, Chick-fil-A, AmTrust, and Ebates. Founded in 2010, MessageGears is based in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit http://www.messagegears.com.

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more information visit the TAG website at http://www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at http://www.hubga.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.

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