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Two More Excellence in Technology Awards for Absorb LMS

January 10, 2014 Leave a comment

Absorb LMS has just won two more industry awards.

Brandon Hall Group, a research and advisory services firm specializing in the areas of Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, and Human Resources has named Absorb LMS a Gold and Silver winner in their annual Excellence in Technology Awards.

2013 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology (Silver)

Best Advance in Learning Management Technology

2013 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology (Silver)

Best Advance in Mobile Learning Technology

We’re thrilled to add these two awards to our list of accolades:

2013:

  • Gold Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology
  • Silver Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Mobile Learning Technology
  • Bersin & Associates WhatWorks® Award Winner for Delivering Innovation
  • Named one of  TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies

2012:

  • Gold Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses
  • Named one of  TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies
  • Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Learning Management Technology for the SMARTLAB LMS.
  • Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology

2011:

  • Awarded LMS Industry “Innovator” ranking in LMS Vendor Landscapes report by research firm McLean & Company
  • Named one of  TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies
  • Gold Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Global Training

2010:

  • Silver Brandon Hall Excellence for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training
  • Named one of  TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies

2009:

  • Gold Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small and Medium Sized Businesses
  • Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training

2008:

  • Silver Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Custom Content

You can also access user reviews of Absorb LMS here.

Absorb LMS Selected as “Top 20 Learning Portal Company” for 2013

October 16, 2013 Leave a comment

2013Top20LearningPortals162x162Blatant Media, creators of the Absorb LMS (Learning Management System), has been selected as a “2013 Top 20 Learning Portal Company” by TrainingIndustry.com for the fourth year in row. Blatant Media is one of the few vendors that has been awarded a place on the list each year since the program started in 2010.

Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) October 16, 2013: Staff at Blatant Media Corp., creators of the award-winning Absorb LMS, are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a place on TrainingIndustry.com’s annual list of “Top 20 Learning Portal Companies.”

Selection of this year’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies list was based on the following criteria:

  • Breadth of functionality and capabilities
  • Commitment to the corporate training market
  • Industry visibility, innovation and impact
  • Number and strength of clients
  • Geographic reach

“Our Top 20 Learning Portal Companies list represents the companies that support the administration and delivery of learning content. These innovative companies integrate an array of technologies into their portals to support engagement, and bring a deep set of industry experience,” said Ken Taylor, Chief Operating Officer of Training Industry, Inc.

“These companies use a variety of strategies to ensure content is easily accessible to the learner. There is also a strong focus on improving the ease of use through simple, innovative platforms and interfaces,” said Doug Harward, Chief Executive Officer of Training Industry, Inc.

“The LMS landscape, and the vendors on this list, have changed a lot over 4 years so we are particularly proud to have been selected each year since the program began in 2010,” said Mike Eggermont, co-founder of Blatant Media.

About Blatant Media Corporation

More than 1,000,000 learners use Absorb LMS every day in over 1,000 companies globally. Among the list of international clients are Oakley, Adobe Software Systems, Dannon, Dale Carnegie, American Medical Systems, EVOCO, University of Indiana, Zoll Medical, Shortel, Websense, , the United States Anti-Doping Association and many others.

The creator of Absorb LMS, Blatant Media Corporation is a learning technology company that leverages the power of technology to provide training management solutions for clients throughout the world. The company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. http://www.absorblms.com, (403) 520-2595.

Media Contact

Dan Medakovic
V.P. Learning Solutions
Dan.medakovic(at)absorblms(dot)com

Absorb LMS Named One of the 99 Top Tools for Online Teaching

May 30, 2013 1 comment

Top5OnlineColleges.org, a research and advisory services site focused on learning and development in the online higher education world, has just named Absorb LMS one of the 99 Top Tools for Online Teaching. This list includes resources in the following three categories:The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    • Teaching Tools & Technologies
    • Learning Management Systems
    • Journals & Blogs

We’re particularly proud to be listed 42nd on this list. Fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will recall that 42 is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.

We don’t know if Absorb LMS is the answer to everything, but offering solid learning management is at least a start.

Absorb LMS Wins Another Gold Award

January 3, 2013 Leave a comment

GoldExcellenceInTechnology-2012We’re pleased to announce that Absorb LMS has just been awarded a Gold Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award in the Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses category.

The entry submitted by blatant^ provided an overview of the newly launched, iPad- and iPhone-friendly, HTML 5 version of Absorb LMS, code named `Ninja.’

According to Brandon Hall Group:

The entries were evaluated by a panel of independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group Senior Analysts and Executive Leadership based upon the following criteria:

Product: What was the product’s breakthrough innovation?
Unique differentiators: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?
Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?
Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product?

This brings the number of Awards and accolades won by blatant^ to twelve:

2012: Gold Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses
2012: Named one of  TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies
2012: Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Learning Management Technology for the SMARTLAB LMS
2012: Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology
2011: Awarded LMS Industry “Innovator” ranking in LMS Vendor Landscapes report by research firm McLean & Company
2011: Selected as Top 20 LMS Vendor by TrainingIndustry.Com
2011: Gold Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Global Training
2010: Silver Brandon Hall Excellence for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training
2010: Selected as Top 20 LMS Vendor by TrainingIndustry.Com
2009: Gold Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small and Medium Sized Businesses
2009: Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training
2008: Silver Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Custom Content

Blatant Media Named One of TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies for 2012

August 30, 2012 Leave a comment

We’re thrilled to announce that for a third year in a row, we’ve been named one of TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies. Selection of this year’s winners was based on the following criteria:

  • Breadth of functionality and capabilities
  • Commitment to the corporate training market
  • Industry visibility, innovation and impact
  • Number and strength of clients
  • Geographic reach

Training industry.com’s leadership describes the companies named to this list as follows:

“Our Top 20 Learning Portal Companies list represents the pioneers of technologies companies in the industry. These innovative companies integrate an array of technologies into their portals and serve multiple industries.” said Ken Taylor, Chief Operating Officer of Training Industry, Inc.

“These companies offer a variety of learning portal services and present various levels of customization for their clients. There is also a strong focus on improving the ease of use through simple, innovative platforms and interfaces” said Doug Harward, Chief Executive Officer of Training Industry, Inc.

Our full list of awards and accolades is located here.

PRESS RELEASE: Blatant Media Certified as ‘Best in Class’ LMS Provider by Brandon Hall Group

March 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Blatant Media Corporation, publishers of the Absorb and SMARTLAB LMS platforms, receive a “Best in Class” rating in Brandon Hall Group’s Smartchoice® Solution Provider Certification program.

CALGARY, ALBERTA– (Mar 21st, 2012) – Staff at Blatant Media Corporation, creators of the award-winning learning management systems Absorb LMS and SMARTLAB, are pleased to announce that they have received a “Best in Class” rating from Brandon Hall Group’s Smartchoice® Solution Provider Certification program. The company received its highest scores in the focus area of Cost of Ownership, based on “great price to value” and extremely high customer satisfaction with their overall return on investment in the Absorb platform.

Brandon Hall Group is the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive organizational performance within executive management, learning and development, talent management, sales, and marketing functions.

“It is evident through our Smartchoice® process and discovery that Blatant Media has a compelling learning solution. Blatant Media¹s clients have reported their solutions to be reliable, flexible, and easy to use,” said Mike Cooke, chief executive officer of Brandon Hall Group. “A strong focus on product design, functionality and client support was integral in Blatant Media receiving a Brandon Hall Group Smartchoice® certification.”

“Absorb LMS made rocket science look like play dough. Every other LMS looked outdated in appearance and function – Absorb looked perfect,” stated one of the clients that participated in the survey.

The Smartchoice® Program is based Brandon Hall Group’s extensive analyst coverage of vendors and industry research findings. Smartchoice®, is a validation program that recognizes the best product and service providers offering solutions to learning, talent, sales and marketing functions.

The Smartchoice® methodology is a rigorous evaluation process focusing on four core areas: Client Support; Cost of Ownership; Functionality; and Capability. Companies, which receive a superior rating in all four-focus areas, receive the Smartchoice® Program certification. By selecting a Smartchoice® provider, organizations looking to acquire products and/or services will be choosing from industry-leading providers who offer ground-breaking solutions to their unmet needs.

“It’s really great to be recognized as a Best in Class LMS provider” said Al Kinnear, Sales and Marketing Director with Blatant Media. “The whole team here works very hard so it’s awesome to see this reflected in such a high level of customer satisfaction.”

“Nice!” added Mike Eggermont, partner at Blatant Media.

This is the seventh time that Blatant Media has earned the recognition of Brandon Hall and the first time that they have participated in the Smartchoice® program. Previous Brandon Hall awards include:

  • Bronze in Learning Management Technology category of the Excellence in Technology for Learning, Talent Management, and Sales and Marketing Awards (2011)
  • Gold Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Global Training (2010)
  • Silver for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training (2009)
  • Gold Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small and Medium Sized Businesses (2009)
  • Bronze Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training (2009)
  • Silver Award for Best Video in a Learning Program (2008)

Absorb LMS has also been named to TrainingIndustry.com’s 2011 list of Top 20 Learning Portal Companies (for the second consecutive year) and was recently recognized as an “Industry Innovator” in a McLean & Company LMS Landscapes report.

About Brandon Hall Group

Having worked with more than 10,000 clients globally and after 20 years of delivering world-class solutions, Brandon Hall Group is the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive organizational performance for emerging and large organizations. Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research, data and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Sales Effectiveness, Marketing Impact, and Executive Management. (www.brandonhall.com)

About Blatant Media Corporation

More than 650,000 employees and students use Absorb every day in over 300 companies globally. Among the list of international clients are Oakley, Adobe Software Systems, Dannon, American Medical Systems, EVOCO, University of Indiana, Zoll Medical, Shoretl, Websense, Virgin Mobile Canada, the United States Anti-Doping Association and many others.
The creator of Absorb LMS and SMARTLAB, Blatant Media Corporation is a learning technology company that leverages the power of technology to provide online training solutions for clients throughout the world. The company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. http://www.absorblms.com, (403) 520-2595.

Contact Information

Media Contact:
Dan Medakovic
V.P. Learning Solutions
Dan.medakovic@absorblms.com

Absorb LMS Continues Winning Streak

January 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Brandon Hall Excellence AwardWe’re thrilled to announce that Blatant Media has been awarded Bronze in the Learning Management Technology category of the 2011 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology for Learning, Talent Management, and Sales and Marketing Awards.

This is the fifth time Absorb LMS has earned the recognition of Brandon Hall:

May 2011: 

  • Gold Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Global Training
  • Silver for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training

April 2010:

  • Gold Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small and Medium Sized Businesses
  • Bronze Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training

In addition, Blatant Media, the company behind Absorb LMS, has been recognized for its content creation services. In 2008, Blatant Media was awarded a Silver Brandon Hall Award for Best Video in a Learning Program.