Motive Interactive Wins Gold and Bronze Stevie® Awards in the 2013 American Business Awards for Company of the year.

June 19, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Mobile and online marketing firm Motive Interactive, specializing in user acquisition for mobile apps and online games, was presented with two prestigious awards in The 11th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago last night. Motive proudly accepted a Gold Stevie® Award in the Fastest-Growing Company of the Year category and a Bronze Award in the Company of the Year Award.

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the trophies were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, June 17 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel. More than 500 nominees and their guests attended. The presentations will be broadcast by the Business TalkRadio Network on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

The 2013 American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: Monday's banquet in Chicago, and at the new products & tech awards event on Monday, September 16 in San Francisco.

More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. Motive Interactive was nominated in the Fastest-Growing Company of the Year and Company of the Year category for Advertising and Marketing companies under with fewer than 100 employees.

Motive Interactive is a global leader in online and mobile marketing services. Founded in 2003, Motive is recognized for its commitment to quality and its superior customer service, setting the standard for the emerging mobile marketing industry. Motive's core business is delivering installs on a performance model (CPI) for many of the top mobile app and online game companies. A commitment to providing premium service and quality installs is a fundamental key to Motive's success. "Our success is a product of our staff's incredible industry knowledge and their commitment to the Motive mission. We are powered by a team of dedicated, experienced, entrepreneurial professionals with a lead, not follow, mindset. That's our secret," said Motive's CEO and Founder Brendan Smith.

John Teotico Motive's CFO accepted the award in Chicago and had this to say, "We are honored to be recognized for such a prestigious award, among such amazing companies. Our team strives to be the best at what we do and these awards help validate that tremendous effort".

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.

"This year's American Business Awards was outsized in every way," said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president. "More entries and more judges than ever before, and I'd have to say the most impressive collection of nominations we've ever received. We congratulate all of this year's Stevie winners for their outstanding work."

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on June 17 are available at

About Motive Interactive
Motive Interactive is a leading online and mobile performance marketing company that represents brands across numerous verticals with a focus on user acquisition in the mobile app and online game segments. A proven innovator, Motive develops and markets technologies, strategies and services that increase advertisers' ROI's and publishers' profits.

Founded in Lake Tahoe, Nevada in 2003 by two former New York advertising executives, Motive opened its San Diego location in 2007 and directed its sights on mobile and online game marketing. They remain a privately held firm whose founders and management team have been leaders in online marketing since 1996. Motive empowers advertisers and publishers with a continuous process of technology solutions, industry expertise, and a level of customer service that matches an agency of record without the price tag. "Our dedication to our clients' success defines our operating philosophy." Brendan Smith, Motive CEO and Founder.

Learn more about Motive at

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this year. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

Sponsors and partners of The 2013 American Business Awards include the Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, Experian Consumer Services, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, and SoftPro.