The 2009 CRM Market Awards: The 2009 Influential Leaders
One of the most heartbreaking stretches of no-man's land is the hair's breadth that separates the dreamer and the visionary: The dreamer appears bathed in disappointment, while the visionary seems destined for greatness. CRM has always sported plenty of each, and it's surprisingly hard to tell them apart at times. (Don't be surprised if a few of the people you consider thought leaders were seen as the windmill-tilters of yesteryear.) Influence, it seems, is too often in the eye of the beholder, so behold CRM magazine's Influential Leaders for 2009. Nary a dreamer in the bunch-every one of them a true visionary, and generous enough to share some of that vision with us. Dreamers have to beg for our attention; visionaries are kind enough to part with some of their own.
THIS YEAR'S RECIPIENTS, IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:
COFOUNDER, CHAIRMAN, AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, SALESFORCE.COM
PRESIDENT, NEW MARKETING LABS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ZAPPOS.COM
AUTHOR, COFOUNDER, ALLTOP
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR CRM, ORACLE
CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, AND COFOUNDER, SOCIALTEXT
FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, O'REILLY MEDIA
SENIOR ANALYST, FORRESTER RESEARCH
CRM Magazine Announces Winners of 2009 CRM Market Awards
Companies, customers, and industry visionaries honored for successes in the CRM marketplace over the previous 12 months.
The 2009 CRM Market Awards - Introduction
We cover CRM every month, of course, but this month is special. This is when we pull out all the stops to recognize excellence—the vendors leading the marketplace across 10 categories; six Rising Stars making their presence felt; eight Influential Leaders inside and outside CRM who are changing the direction of the industry; and, best of all, four companies using CRM to connect with their customers.
The 2009 CRM Market Awards: The 2009 Rising Stars
Six on the rise in 2009
The 2009 CRM Market Awards: The 2009 Market Leaders
CRM magazine's eighth annual Market Leader awards rate the top five companies in 10 categories.
The 2009 CRM Market Awards: The 2009 Elite
The four customer implementations deemed most worthy this year.