Two Search Engine Marketing Firms Named Finalists for Maine Business Awards

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Two Search Engine Marketers have been nominated for business awards by Maine's technology association, MESDA. Anne Kennedy of Beyond Ink is a finalist for CEO of the Year, and Harvey Marketing Group is one of the three finalists for Gazelle Company of the Year.

MESDA, ( Maine’s software and Information Technology industry association announced finalists for its annual Technology Awards Gala, “Geeks in Black.”

Two Search Engine Marketers have been nominated for the awards. Anne Kennedy of Beyond Ink ( was nominated for CEO of the Year and Harvey Marketing Group, Inc ( nominated for Gazelle Company of the Year. Both are based in Portland, Maine.

CEO of the Year is presented to the head of an IT company headquartered in Maine that has been in operation at least three years, and whose company receives high ratings in sales growth, job creation in Maine, profitability, return-on-equity, new products and/or product upgrade releases, innovative technology applications, legislative activities pertinent to the IT industry and other civic and community involvement.

Gazelle Company of the Year is presented to the Maine company that, through innovation in products, services or business approach, has emerged from its start-up phase to become a solid presence in the marketplace. The winner must exemplify the spirit of the true entrepreneur; have an innovative business approach and a successful and well-balanced Maine-based management team and technology workforce. The company must deliver new and measurable value to its customers and be able to demonstrate the ability to persevere and sustain growth.

"Geeks in Black — The Wall" will be held Thursday, July 14 at the new MESDA Technology Center, in Westbrook.


Now in its seventh year of business, Beyond Ink has served more than 100 businesses across the country. Its search marketing professionals have five to seven years’ experience each -- nearly as long as search has been around. Recognized by peers internationally, they present at Search Engine Strategies and Webmaster World, and write for the industry newsletter SearchDay, as well as publishing our own industry digest Beyond Ink is listed in The Buyer’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization Firms, published by Marketing Sherpa, and a member of


Harvey Marketing Group ( was launched in March, 2001 by Elizabeth Harvey. Harvey Marketing Group offers search engine optimization and Internet advertising services to clients throughout the U.S. including Boston University, Akamai, and Spaulding & Slye / Colliers Commercial Real Estate.


MESDA Technology Awards showcase the progress and recognize the accomplishments and significant contributions of the Software and Information Technology Industry over the past year and present awards to Maine's top technology companies. This event allows MESDA the opportunity to highlight outstanding achievements and success stories from technology firms across the state. For more information please see

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