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SmartBrief Receives Gramercy Institute’s “Most Valuable Partners in Financial Marketing” Award

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On Tuesday, May 14, SmartBrief received Gramercy Institute’s “Most
Valuable Partners in Financial Marketing” Award.

The awards celebration, held this morning at the Gramercy Financial
Marketer’s Forum in New York City, recognized SmartBrief as one of the
world’s top 20 financial media and marketing service providers.

Each year, the Gramercy Institute receives many highly-qualified
nominations from leading financial and marketing firms around the world.
“This year’s resulting roster features the very top echelon of the
world’s leading financial media and marketing service providers,” said
Bill Wreaks, CEO & Chief Strategist of The Gramercy Institute.

The awards celebrate exemplary partnership links between marketing teams
at financial firms and their media and marketing service providers.

“The Gramercy Forum award recipients represent the top minds in
financial services marketing,” said Abiy Bekele, Publisher & Team Lead,
Financial Services, at SmartBrief. “On behalf of the SmartBrief team, I
am delighted to accept the Gramercy Institute’s award for excellence in
financial services marketing.”

About SmartBrief

Serving nearly 6 million senior executives, thought leaders and industry
professionals, SmartBrief is the leading digital media publisher of
targeted business news and information by industry. By combining
technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief filters thousands of
sources daily to deliver the most relevant industry news in partnership
with leading trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and
corporate entities.

About Gramercy

Based in New York, Gramercy Institute was founded in 2002 by CEO & Chief
Analyst, Bill Wreaks. Since that time, GI has grown to become a leading
global think tank for senior marketers from the world’s best-known
financial institutions and is the largest network for senior marketers
from major financial firms in the world. Its member firms include 38 of
the world’s largest and most important financial institutions and GI
encompasses a constituency of over 7,000 professionals around the world.
Based in NYC, Gramercy Institute hosts forums each year in Boston,
Chicago, London, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Toronto.