Best Blog Content Finalist

The Devon Group Named as Best Blog Content Finalist for The 2009 American Business Awards

- ‘Shore Notes' Garners Award Nomination for Its Industry Information, Practical Business Advice-


MIDDLETOWN, N.J.(June 2009) - The Devon Group, a public relations and marketing services firm, today announced it was named a finalist in the Best Blog category for The 2009 American Business AwardsSM . 

"Shore Notes," The Devon Group's blog, gives visitors access to a network of thought leaders, pundits and marketing mavericks as well as information on trends and techniques that are of interest to business-to-business professionals. Its "10 Minutes With" feature includes insightful and timely interviews with experts in various industries; recent interviews included experts in public relations, marketing, technology, human resources, customer service management and business process outsourcing. "Shore Notes" also delivers practical advice to readers, including tips for using Twitter  and other new communication tools and for optimizing lead generation through public relations and marketing initiatives in a tight economy.

Agency founder and CEO, Jeanne Achille, commented, "We offer 'Shore Notes' not as a self-promotional tool but as a gateway to meaningful information for our clients and other visitors. I am honored that our team's creativity and content development has been acknowledged and that we were considered against formidable competitors such as Accenture for this prestigious award."

The American Business Awards is the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the United States are eligible to submit entries to the ABAs - public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.  More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories.

"Despite very tough economic conditions, many organizations and individuals continue to perform well," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards®, organizers of The American Business Awards. "The results of The 2009 ABAs thus far are a testament to the resilience, creativity and hard work of American organizations, executives and workers."

Award winners were announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 22, 2009 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Six hundred executives from across the U.S. attended. The ceremonies were broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network and hosted by Cheryl Casone of Fox Business Network.

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. Honoring companies 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

About The Devon Group Founded in 1994, The Devon Group delivers quantifiable public relations and marketing results to a wide variety of companies and organizations. The Company's full range of PR and marketing services build recognition for new initiatives, products and services as well as increase qualified sales leads for clients. The Devon Group has won numerous awards for writing outstanding feature stories and press releases as well as designing and executing local, national and global print and online media campaigns.

Headquartered in Middletown, N.J., The Devon Group has offices in London and Waltham, Mass.  The company has achieved certification as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  For more information about The Devon Group, please visit or follow

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