CHICAGO—September 20, 2018 — Vibes, a mobile marketing leader, was named winner of the ‘Lighthouse’ award on Thursday at the Illinois Technology Association’s (ITA) 2018 CityLIGHTS Awards ceremony. The ‘Lighthouse’ award is presented to a growth-stage company, (more than $25 million in revenue) that, through innovation in products, services, or business approach, has grown to become a serious competitor in the marketplace.
The ITA CityLIGHTS Awards is the premier annual event in the region that celebrates and honors achievements from the local technology community. Winners are determined based on nominations from the community, a selection of finalists by a judging committee and voting by the public at large.
“We are incredibly honored to have been recognized for this award by the ITA -- the organization continually supports growth of businesses like Vibes that make genuine impact in Chicago and across Illinois,” said Jack Philbin, co-founder and CEO at Vibes. "Like previous ‘Lighthouse’ winners, we were founded on a passion to create and scale technology to drive business outcomes. Chicago has become a hub for B2B technology, and receiving this award signals that Vibes is a leader in the space.”
Vibes was launched in 1998 with the goal of creating an intersection between mobile and marketing. Twenty years later, Vibes is a recognized leader in the U.S. and has expanded throughout Europe and Asia. Vibes is leading the charge in mobile engagement and conversational marketing - connecting people to the companies they love. Today Vibes partners with more than 150 global brands, including Polo, Discover, The Home Depot, Chipotle and Lane Bryant, to run sophisticated mobile marketing campaigns across SMS, MMS, mobile wallet, push notifications and other messaging channels.
Vibes enables marketers to deliver compelling and profitable mobile engagement conversations. The Vibes Mobile Engagement Platform lets marketers easily manage all mobile communication channels including text messaging, push notifications, Apple Wallet, Google Pay, messaging apps, and mobile web campaigns — all through a single interface. Vibes’ customers include Chipotle, Discover, Lane Bryant, PetSmart, and Allstate. To learn more about Vibes, visit www.vibes.com.