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Press Release -- June 28th, 2011
Source: Cbeyond
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Cbeyond Announces Winner of Social Media Contest

Minnesota-Based Small Business Lands Most Re-Tweets About Benefits of Cloud Computing

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBEY, news, filings) (www.cbeyond.net/smb), a leading provider of IT and communications services to small businesses, today announced Ben Nesvig (@bennesvig) as the winner of its month-long social media contest in which participants posted tweets on the benefits of small businesses moving to the cloud.

Nesvig works for Fuzed Marketing, a leading marketing resource located in suburban Minneapolis. As a result of having the tweet with the most re-tweets, Nesvig won an iPad 2.

"Small businesses are using social media tools in creative ways to promote their brands and connect with customers and prospects in an engaging and interactive way," said Brent Cobb, Cbeyond's Chief Revenue and Customer Officer. "This contest provided a platform on which small businesses could build a conversation and share with others their best practices on leveraging cloud computing to boost productivity and profitability."

In addition to Twitter, Fuzed Marketing connects with customers and prospects via Facebook, a blog and its YouTube Channel.

"We have first-hand experience with the value of social media and cloud computing," Nesvig said. "We were glad that a company, like Cbeyond, was using a contest format to enable us to reach other small businesses through this medium."

To view a social media version of this release, visit http://pitch.pe/156152.

About Cbeyond

Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) is a leading provider of IT and communications services to more than 58,000 small businesses in the U.S. Serving growing entrepreneurs, Cbeyond offers more than 30 productivity-enhancing applications including local and long-distance voice, broadband Internet, mobile, BlackBerry®, voicemail, email, Web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing, and virtual private networking. In addition, Cbeyond's Cloud Services division offers virtual and dedicated services and cloud PBX to small businesses worldwide. Recently, the Cloud Services division won Microsoft's Hosting Partner of the Year Award for 2009 and 2010 in connection with Microsoft's Hyper-V Server product. Winning more than 50 awards for product innovation, growth and a quality customer experience, Cbeyond focuses on helping small businesses succeed and grow through high-performance technology, superior services and world-class support. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.

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Source: Cbeyond, Inc.

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