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Genius.com Wins AppExchange Best of '09 Customer Choice Award From Salesforce.com for Marketing Automation

Salesforce.com Recognizes Top AppExchange Partner Solutions Based on User Reviews; Customers Highlight Genius.com's Proven Marketing Automation Impact on Sales Results

SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/19/10 -- Genius.com Incorporated®, a leading on-demand provider of B2B marketing automation, sales lead management, and email marketing solutions for sales and marketing professionals, today announced that Genius Enterprise has won salesforce.com's AppExchange Best of '09 Awards for marketing automation. In receiving this customers' choice award, Genius.com joined all the winners in receiving recognition for their ability to take customer success to new levels in satisfaction and application excellence.

"We are honored to be recognized by salesforce.com's customers as the preferred marketing automation cloud computing solution," said David Thompson, CEO and co-founder, Genius.com. "The feedback and reviews posted to the AppExchange reflect our commitment to customer success. We look forward to making 2010 an even bigger year for our customers -- helping them realize sales rewards with our social marketing automation solutions."

In the marketing automation category for less than a year, Genius.com achieved the top-ranking on AppExchange with products that customers cited as enabling marketers to deliver unrivaled sales success. Genius.com is one of the fastest growing marketing automation players in cloud computing with more than 150 customer wins since the launch of Genius Enterprise Marketing Automation in 2009.

"The AppExchange is a marketplace for salesforce.com customers to find innovative applications designed to extend the benefits of cloud computing throughout their organizations," said Kendall Collins, chief marketing officer, salesforce.com. "Genius.com can help our customers realize tremendous success in the cloud. We congratulate Genius.com for its customer success and achievement as the top-ranked Marketing Automation solution on AppExchange in 2009."

Here are some of the hundreds of AppExchange reviews which led to Genius.com's selection:

"Genius.com has provided our sales and marketing team with the true intelligence needed to identify our most qualified prospects early and often. It is truly genius!" Barry Edwards, E-zassi.com

"I have used several eMarketing platforms and in my experience, Genius is the most user-friendly and efficient solution I have come across." Brady Quick, Innovative Media

"Genius.com immediately proved to be a killer app. Within seconds of initiating a marketing workflow, we start getting notified of email opens, visitor traffic and all tied to our salesforce contacts. It's brilliant." Mike Damphousse, CEO of Green Leads

"A great sales tool and even more powerful marketing platform." Angie Spencer, CaseCentral, Inc.

"Most easy to use and powerful demand gen tool out -- hands down." Ken Jisser, PacketMotion

The marketing automation category, one of 10 separate categories, recognizes solutions that help users automate marketing processes like lead nurturing and scoring. The "Best of" customer choice awards recognize AppExchange partners who have had excellent user reviews in a specific calendar year. They are awarded based on user-contributed reviews and do not reflect the opinions of salesforce.com, its employees or partners.

About Genius.com®

Genius.com is the leading provider of marketing automation, sales lead management and demand generation solutions that enable both marketing and sales users to quickly identify and connect with their best prospects, without IT. Genius.com is a Sales 2.0 leader with over 500 corporate customers who use Genius solutions to automate email marketing and lead nurturing campaigns that deliver the most qualified leads directly to their frontline sales reps, so they can immediately follow-up on their best opportunities.

Genius.com is a privately held company funded by Accel Partners, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Emergence Capital, and Walden International, with headquarters in San Mateo, CA. For more information, visit www.genius.com or email Info at Genius.

About the Force.com Platform and AppExchange

Force.com is the only proven enterprise platform for building and running business applications in the cloud. The Force.com platform powers the Salesforce CRM (http://www.salesforce.com/) applications with more than 800 ISV partner applications like those from FinancialForce.com and Fujitsu, and more than 135,000 custom applications used by salesforce.com's 67,900 customers such as Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE and Sprint Nextel.

Applications built on the Force.com platform can be easily distributed to the entire cloud computing community through the salesforce.com AppExchange marketplace at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/.

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