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Companies Team to Win Two ADDY Awards Recognizing Enhanced Experience

for Users of Virtual PBX Web Site

Virtual PBX® and The Oya Group announced today that the Virtual PBX Web site has been honored with two prestigious ADDY® awards, in recognition of its high-quality design, unique approach and ease of use. The awards were given in the business-to-business category at the regional Northern California and local Silicon Valley competitions.

The ADDY Awards are presented by the American Advertising Federation (AAF, at, and are the world’s toughest advertising competition. The ADDY Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, representing some of the best B2B advertising in the world.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized as an ADDY award recipient at both the local and regional level,” said Karen Hebert, CEO of The Oya Group. “Our collaborative work with Virtual PBX illustrates our dedication to our customers. We’re very pleased with the re-design of the Virtual PBX Web site, as this particular project allowed our team to have creative and strategic freedom to push our design process.”

When Virtual PBX brought The Oya Group on-board, the company wanted a complete re-design of the look-and-feel of the Web site while enhancing usability, increasing sales conversions, and maintaining search compliance. The ideal design would integrate Virtual PBX’s status as the inventor of hosted PBX services and industry innovation leader with a strong customer service commitment. Since launching the new Web site in November of 2008, Virtual PBX has seen an increase in Web traffic and a significant boost in online sign-ups.

“The Oya Group did an incredible job of guiding us through the design process to create a Web site that stands above any of our competition,” said Greg Brashier, chief operations officer for Virtual PBX. “Our new Web site draws in users and is an integral part of our successful business model.”

About Virtual PBX

Virtual PBX believes you never get a second chance to make a good first impression – especially when it comes to serving your customers. Our hosted PBX phone service gives small and growing businesses a professional, fully automated call answering and routing solution that can be up and running in a matter of minutes. With Virtual PBX, your employees, whether in one location or far-flung, can focus on serving your customers while we provide the advanced features and responsiveness that give you a competitive edge. We also offer a backup phone service to ensure your business stays up and running should disaster strike. For more information on how your business can benefit from our innovation and passionate commitment to great customer service, visit us on the Web at

About The Oya Group

The Oya Group ( is an award-winning, full-service marketing agency located in Los Gatos, CA. A seasoned team of professionals, supported by a wider network of specialists, Oya’s services span traditional marketing and advertising to more specialized services such as branding, Strategy and online marketing. Clients range from high-tech to mobile marketing to facility management — and everything in between.

Virtual PBX is a trademark of, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Media Contacts:

The Oya Group:

Adam Gordon

SVP, Strategic Services

408-358-3444, ext. 234

Virtual PBX:

Kari Ramirez

The Hoffman Agency for Virtual PBX

(408) 975-3038

Greg Brashier

COO, Inc.

(888) 825-0800, ext. 333

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