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Melinda McLaughlin, CMO of Extreme Reach, Wins Gold Stevie® Award in 2017 Stevie Awards For Women In Business

Women Around the World Recognized at Event in New York City

Needham, MA – November 20, 2017 – Melinda McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer of Extreme Reach, has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the category of Female Executive of the Year, Business Products, 11 to 2,500 Employees, Computer Software in the 14th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2017 awards received entries from 25 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners Friday night during a dinner event attended by more than 500 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The event was broadcast via Livestream.

More than 1,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year, among others.  Melinda McLaughlin of Extreme Reach took home the gold in her category.

The gold award recognizes McLaughlin’s achievements in 2017 as CMO of Extreme Reach and her ongoing work mentoring women in their careers. Through an approach that combines a scientific focus on metrics, respect for the art of marketing and a creative energy that inspires her team, Melinda is an outstanding example of what a 21st century businesswoman can be. In one year she launched new products, pioneered an educational campaign targeting the ad industry and spearheaded a complete company rebrand for Extreme Reach.

“I am honored to be among the amazing women from all parts of the globe who were recognized by the Stevies this year,” said McLaughlin. “It is utterly inspiring to be in the company of trailblazing women making their mark across so many business sectors in enormously creative ways.”

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 170 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process.

“The judges were so impressed with the accomplishments of all of the Stevie Award-winning women and organizations. The 2017 Stevie Awards for Women in Business received a record number of nominations and had a record number of ceremony attendees,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at

About Extreme Reach

Extreme Reach offers the only enterprise technology designed distinctly to bring together the TV and Video ad workflow and all aspects of Talent & Rights management in a single, easy-to-use cloud platform. One platform and one process make brand advertising easier, and analytics more insightful, with the assurance of rights compliance wherever ads play. Founded in 2008, Extreme Reach proudly serves the world’s biggest brands, agencies, post-production houses, all media destinations, and the talent community, altogether simplifying the process for every team that touches an ad campaign from start to finish. Headquartered in Needham, MA, Extreme Reach has offices in 19 cities worldwide.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. 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