Remember how hard it was to keep a secret when you were a kid, particularly if the news was something fun or exciting?

We had that kind of day here at the office yesterday. The people who run the American Business Awards program – more commonly known as The Stevie Awards – shared their list of 2012 Finalists with those that had earned this honor, but asked us to hold the news until today, when they released the full list.

We are very happy to have been named Finalists in two categories for the 2012 awards for work done on behalf of our clients.   For optical networking client Oclaro, we were recognized in the “Communications Team of the Year” category, and for cloud communications company IntelePeer, our design and content expertise led to a Finalist spot for best Telecommunications website.

These awards are particularly gratifying because volunteer judges who choose the Finalists are part of our professional peer group.  You can see more details in our Tanis press release here.

We want to congratulate our client TIBCO Software, which was also named a Finalist in two categories, “Software Executive of the Year”, and “Tech Innovation of the Year”.

Congratulations go out as well to our client Selectica, whose Guided Selling product was named a Finalist in the “Best Software Product of the Year – Cloud Application or Service” category.

A final round of judging takes place in May and June to determine which Stevie Award level – Gold, Silver or Bronze – the Finalists will ultimately take home.

Wish us luck!