Absorb LMS Wins 1 Gold and 2 Silver "Excellence in Technology Awards" from Brandon Hall Group


Calgary, Alberta (December 17, 2014) – Blatant Media Corporation, publishers of the Absorb Learning Management System (LMS) is pleased to announce that the all-new Absorb 5 has been awarded Gold for "Best Advance in Learning Management Technology" from Brandon Hall Group. Absorb LMS also received Silver awards for "Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small- and Medium-Sized Business" and "Best Advance in Mobile Learning Technology".

"We are very grateful for the recognition. These awards, along with great client feedback, validates our continued focus on R&D and keeping Absorb LMS on the leading edge of LMS technology", says Mike Owens, co-founder of Blatant Media Corporation. "With Absorb 5 we have taken everything we've learned from a decade in the industry and made it that much better and easier to use".

Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group who runs the awards program, stated, "The award-winning initiatives and the skill and strategy that went into them is inspiring. The innovation represented by these winners can serve as models for success for many others that strive to push their organizations to the next level."

A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated the entries 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 is the 7th year in a row that Absorb LMS has received awards from Brandon Hall Group (for a total of 13) and the 4th year in a row that Absorb has received gold-level recognition.


About Blatant Media Corporation

Blatant was founded in 2003 when Mike Eggermont and Michael Owens found that the online courses they were designing for a number of clients became practically unusable once they were imported into the LMS systems that existed back then. Often Mike and Mike were asked to also administer these learning management systems and the experience was inhumane at best.

Armed with 3 computers, a spare bedroom, and an eager programmer, Mike and Mike began developing Absorb LMS, while paying the bills building content for various industries. Originally much of the LMS usage was in safety training for the Energy Sector, but the LMS was always designed to accommodate any organization that had training needs. By 2014 Absorb LMS had grown to support around 500 organizations and more than 1,000,000 users worldwide in nearly every industry vertical.

About Brandon Hall Group, Inc.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is the most well-known and established research organization in the performance improvement industry. We conduct research that drives performance and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.