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Companies on the Exclusive 2018 Clutch 1000 Announced Today

The Clutch 1000 features the top 1000 B2B companies around the world, ranked by reviews, clients, work portfolio, and brand reputation.

WASHINGTON, D.C, November 30, 2018 – B2B research, ratings, and reviews company Clutch announced the top 1000 B2B companies around the world based on their ability to deliver: number, recency, and quality of client reviews; clients served, work portfolio, and brand reputation and visibility in their target market. This is a new and exclusive honor for B2B services firms in 2018. It recognizes the companies that have gone above and beyond for their clients.

The official Clutch 1000 list is as follows:

The Clutch 1000 Badge

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Clutch Announces IT and Business Service Companies as Global Leaders 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C, November 29, 2018 – B2B research, ratings, and reviews company Clutch announced the leading companies from around the world that demonstrate excellence in IT and business services. The annual report recognizes 250+ B2B service providers across multiple categories: IT outsourcing, business process outsourcing, IT services, accounting, staff augmentation, transcription, translation, voice services/call centers, answering services, cybersecurity, and system integration, as well as business, CRM, cloud, human resources, ERP, ECM, and big data consultants.

Leaders are listed in alphabetical order below:

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Clutch Announces 200+ Developers as Global Leaders for 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C, November 28, 2018 – Leading B2B ratings and reviews platform Clutch announced the top development companies from around the world. The annual report recognizes 200+ B2B service providers across multiple categories: mobile app developers (Android, iOS) and web and software developers (React Native, .NET, PHP, Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, Magento, Shopify, WordPress, Drupal, AR/VR, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Blockchain, chatbots).

Leaders are listed in alphabetical order below:

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Job Seekers Increasingly Aware of Employers Who Help Repay Student Loans

WASHINGTON, DC, November 28, 2018—The national burden of student debt is sparking interest in employer-sponsored benefits that offer relief. Nearly one-third of job seekers (31%) encounter companies offering student loan repayment benefits (SLRPs) during their search, according to a new survey from Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm.

As of November 2018, Americans have accumulated $1.4 trillion in student debt, with the average borrower owing $37,172. High monthly student loan payments can leave employees unable to contribute to other benefits, like their 401(k).

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Clutch Announces More Than 130 Creative and Design Agencies as Global Leaders for 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C, November 27, 2018 – B2B research, ratings, and reviews company Clutch announced the leading agencies from around the world that demonstrate excellence in design and creative. Clutch’s annual report recognizes 130+ top B2B service providers across multiple sub-categories, including web, digital, print, product, packaging, UX/UI, logo, and graphic design, as well as creative and video production.

Leaders are listed in alphabetical order below:

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Most People Receive One or More Robocalls Per Day, New Survey Finds

WASHINGTON, DC, November 27, 2018 – Did you receive a robocall today? More than half of people (52%) receive at least one robocall per day, according to a new survey from Clutch, the leading B2B research, ratings, and reviews firm.

Of the survey’s respondents, nearly 40% receive multiple robocalls per day, the survey revealed.More than half of people receive robocalls daily graph

A robocall is an automated phone call placed for marketing or scamming purposes.

Robocalls are common because of three factors:

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Clutch Announces Marketing and Advertising Agencies as Global Leaders for 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C, November 26, 2018 – B2B research, ratings, and reviews company Clutch announced the leading agencies from around the world that demonstrate excellence in marketing and advertising. Clutch’s annual report recognizes 220+ top B2B service providers across multiple sub-categories, including SEO, PPC, social media, branding, public relations, digital marketing, advertising, inbound marketing, content marketing, app marketing, email marketing, direct marketing, digital strategy, media buying and planning, and market research.

Leaders are listed in alphabetical order below:

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Apple The Most Popular Brand for Wearables, According to New Consumer Survey

WASHINGTON, DC, November 15, 2018 – Apple is the most popular brand of wearable devices, according to new research from Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. Apple Watch (41%) is the wearable device the most people own, ahead of FitBit (35%) and Samsung (21%) devices.

People who own wearables primarily own smartwatches (61%), which explains the popularity of Apple Watches relative to fitness trackers (27%).

Apple has a variety of advantages over competitors in the wearables space, according to Pavlo Bashmakov, director of augmented reality and mixed reality lab for Intellectsoft, a software solutions provider based in Palo Alto, Calif.

These advantages include:

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People Expect Brands to Respond to Social Media Comments Within 24 Hours

WASHINGTON, DC, November 1, 2018—Most people expect brands to respond to comments on social media within 24 hours, according to a new survey from Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm.

Eighty-three percent (83%) of people expect companies to respond to social media comments within a day or less.

How Quickly Should Businesses Respond to Comments on Social Media?

“I see [social media] as a way where brands can speak directly to their consumers,” said Matt Kovacs, president of Blaze PR. “That’s where people expect the world to rotate.”

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More Than 60% of Job Seekers Unsure if Companies Use Artificial Intelligence to Review Applications

WASHINGTON, DC, October 30, 2018—Job seekers question businesses’ use of artificial intelligence (AI) to evaluate resumes and cover letters, according to a new survey from Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm.

The survey found that 32% of job seekers doubt companies used AI to review their resumes or cover letters during their most recent job search, compared to 32% who believe companies used AI but remain unsure.

This uncertainty translates to job seekers’ mixed feelings about AI, the survey finds. More than half of recent job seekers (51%) believe AI currently isn’t advanced enough to assist with recruitment – including nearly 20% who doubt AI will ever be useful.

Does AI Improve Recruitment?

AI’s level of usefulness depends on how companies choose to apply it.

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