March 16, 2009 (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) -- SproutLoud Media Networks, LLC (www.sproutloud.com) has been selected as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work in the 10 to 50 employee category by the South Florida Business Journal.
As a recipient, Gary Ritkes, Managing Director of Sales, responded, "We consider the accomplishment of being voted one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work an honor and totally consistent with our core values of having the utmost mutual respect between all levels of the organization and providing an atmosphere where talented professionals will thrive. This respect is important for the team to function cohesively and to give clients the best possible services and products."
Other contributing factors to SproutLoud's achievement included their practice of not micro-managing so employees are empowered to make decisions and be responsible for their own working environment, whether it is taking initiative to improve an internal workflow or doing the right thing for the customer.
SproutLoud conducts business as a meritocracy. Professionals are rewarded based on a combination of merit and length of service, creating opportunities for talented, hardworking professionals to grow rapidly.
It's not all about work, as Jared Shusterman, Managing Partner and Founder, stated "We work hard, but we play hard as well - with monthly happy hours, company events, etc. - which help build team camaraderie outside of the office."
Team members of SproutLoud obviously agreed, with such comments as, "SproutLoud has a strong commitment to the core company principles in addition to passionately leading us toward an exciting future in an emerging technology." Others commented on the atmosphere as a "hardworking, fun environment where every team member can regularly realize their part in enhancing a growing company," to "SproutLoud is a wonderful place to work."
The Best Places to Work™ contest began in 2004 with the intention of recognizing and honoring companies that understand the value of their human assets. American City Business Journals and Quantum Workplace partnered to perform the surveys. Employees of nominated companies anonymously completed an online survey, answering about 40 questions. Quantum's analytical tools were then used to rank the top organizations.
About South Florida Business Journal
As South Florida's pre-eminent business publication for nearly 30 years theSouth Florida Business Journal has delivered timely, critical news to their local business community. Built upon a foundation of credibility and dedication to being the prime business news source for South Florida, the Business Journal is more than ink on paper. In addition to award-winning editorial, opportunities are provided for the local community to meet, network and reach shared goals for business development. South Florida Business Journal is a publication of American City Business Journals, with Ray Shaw as Chairman, CEO and President.
About SproutLoud Media Networks, LLC
Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, SproutLoud is a leading-edge, high-technology company providing an all–in–one web–based solution, for companies, franchisors, and distributed marketers to more immediately and effectively distribute their product information, marketing programs, materials, and campaigns throughout their entire sales channel network.
SproutLoud's powerful yet easy–to–use features and functionality include brand management, campaign automation, business intelligence, one–to–one marketing, list management, digital asset customization and personalization, e–mail, pURLs, microsites, direct mail with no minimums, print–on–demand, and many more – all immediately deployable throughout all types of distribution channels. In addition, SproutLoud's highly flexible, fully automated co–op funds management streamlines and simplifies the process providing the ability for companies to optimize co–op funds usage
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