Contributed: Tony Yang, Director of Marketing, Knoodle

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 6, 2012, PRNewswire

Knoodle, the leading provider for enterprise social learning solutions, announced that it has been awarded two coveted Brandon Hall awards for product excellence.  Knoodle was honored with Gold in the Content Authoring and/or Content Management Technology category, and also Bronze in the Sales Training Software Platform category.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the industry experts at The Brandon Hall Group with these two awards, and to be only one of four companies to win in more than one category,” said Michael Rose, General Manager, Knoodle.  “More importantly, these awards are a testament to how we make it incredibly easy for companies to quickly get their content ‘up and running’ and distributed in a variety of ways.”

Knoodle helps businesses extend the value of content already at hand to meet a wide range of goals – from corporate communications and product demos, to online training and certification programs, to interactive social learning communities.  Instead of requiring proprietary or complex authoring and publishing tools, Knoodle makes it easy to combine slides, video, audio and images into engaging online presentations that can be quickly shared throughout the organization and with the external ecosystem of customers and partners.  Businesses also benefit with Knoodle’s testing capabilities and real-time analytics to help track engagement, learning retention, and training effectiveness.  Organizations all over the world use Knoodle, including Black and Decker, The Buffalo Bills, University of California at San Diego, and Easter Seals.

“2011 provided us with a unique viewpoint of how organizations are driving business results and performance improvement through technology. This was the year in which technology providers and their clients have been able to transform the power of mobile, social, talent, learning, sales and marketing technologies, with proven, validated results,” said Mike Cooke, CEO of Brandon Hall Group.  “Most impressive to our judges was an underlying theme around collaborative relationships, a deep understanding of client needs and how technology can be leveraged to create opportunities and operating efficiencies for organizations of all sizes.  I am proud to announce these first-rate solution providers as award winners in the most competitive year yet.”

A panel of veteran, independent senior judges evaluated the entries along with Brandon Hall Group’s industry expert analysts and leadership.

About Knoodle
Knoodle is the enterprise social learning company. By making it easy to capture and share real-time and rapidly evolving knowledge both within the organization and throughout the broader external ecosystem, Knoodle helps businesses solve one of the most critical elements of execution – connecting the people with the right knowledge to succeed to those who need it, wherever and whenever that need arises.  Knoodle delivers its solutions through the cloud, so there is no software to install and manage, deployment occurs in minutes not months, and is accessible anywhere and on any device.

Knoodle is an SK Telecom Americas portfolio company. SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM) is South Korea’s largest telecommunications company.

For more information, visit http://www.knoodle.com/.

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. (http://www.brandonhall.com/)

Media Contact:

Tony Yang
408-328-2909
tony@knoodle.com

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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