We recently pulled together our 4th annual Buzz Report and one of the new questions we asked respondents was which small to mid-sized organizations impressed them digitally to the level of providing us their unprompted nomination. Here is some of our shortlist:

#1 General Assembly @ga  New York, New York

“GA is a campus for technology, design, and entrepreneurship.”

#2 David’s Tea @DAVIDsTEA Montreal, Quebec

“Can’t get to a store? Buy tea online. $5 shipping to CAN/USA. Free shipping at $50. 3 free samples with every order.”

#3 Hubspot @hubspot Cambridge, Massachusetts

“HubSpot is all-in-one marketing software that brings your whole marketing world together in one powerful, integrated system. Presenters of Inbound Conference.”

#4 Pinkberry @pinkberry  Los Angeles, California

“Refresh with the goodness of yogurt.”

#5 Voodoo Doughnut @voodoodoughnut  Portland, Oregon

“Voodoo Doughnut, where the magic is in the hole and good things come in pink boxes.”

#6 Ideapaint @ideapaint Ashland, Massachusetts

“IdeaPaint transforms any smooth surface into a high performance dry erase canvas.”

#7 Inkfruit @inkfruit  Mumbai, India

“Inkfruit is Asia’s first democratic lifestyle brand! We stand for the YOUth !!! Join us if you do too :-)”

#8 Prana @prAna  Carlsbad, California

“Clothing for people who live life fully, play long, and travel well.”

#9 Kor Water @kor_water Aliso Veijo, California

“Treasure water. It’s the one thing that connects us all.”

#10 Team In Training @teamintraining White Plains, New York

“Tweeting tips for TNT: fundraising, training, nutrition, health, fitness! Everywhere you’re training.” 

#11 Kickstarter @kickstarter New York, New York

“Freeing creativity.”

#12 Moods of Norway @moodsofnorway  Stryn, Norway

“Moods of Norway is an International Lifestyle Design Concept that combines a Norwegian Heritage with International trends.”

#13 Lululemon @lululemon Vancouver, British Columbia

“From the lululemon Store Support Centre in Vancouver BC.

#14 Gilt Groupe @gilt  New York, New York

“Insider access to top designer brands and experiences for women, men, kids and home at up to 60% off retail”

#15 Dutch Brothers @dutchbros Grants Pass, Oregon

“It’s about fun! It’s about people! and, it’s about great coffee!”

#16 Menchie’s @mymenchies San Fernando Valley, California

“Official page for Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. Mixing it up and making you smile in 140 characters or less.”

#17 Porter Airlines @porterairlines Toronto, Ontario

Join the conversation @PorterAirlines or #Flyporter! For immediate questions or formal complaints, please call 888-619-8622 or visit our website.

#18 Oatmeal @oatmeal  Seattle, Washington

“Truth, beauty, and unkempt chest hair.”

#19 Freshii @freshii Toronto, Ontario

“Fresh food. Custom built. An honest, sustainable company, for a better, fresher, healthier earth.”

#20 Rebecca Skloot   @rebeccaskloot  Chicago, Illinois

“Author of #1 NYTimes Bestseller IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS (#HeLa) soon an Oprah/HBO film. Writes for NYTMag etc. Writing a book about #animals #ethics

#21 Banco Galiica @bancogalicia Buenos Aires, Argentina

“Perfil oficial de Banco Galicia. Seguinos para conocer todas nuestras novedades y beneficios. http://ow.ly/5dl9Y

#22 War Child @warchildcan Toronto, Ontario

An int’l NGO founded by @samanthanutt & dedicated to protecting childhood in war-affected areas through education, opportunity & justice.

#23 Threadless @threadless  Chicago, Illinois 

“You are Threadless. You make the ideas, you pick what we sell, you’re why we exist. Join us, why don’t you? Make, pick, play, and shop now!”

#24 Okabashi @okabashi Buford, Georgia

“Okabashi makes 100% recyclable, joyfully comfortable, dishwasher-safe, eco-friendly sandals and flip flops. Proudly made in the USA!

#25 Betabrand @betabrand San Francisco, California  

“We make Cordarounds, Dress Pant Sweatpants, Executive Hoodies, Bike to Work Pants, Reversible Smoking Jackets, Sons of Britches, and other delightful things”

What we would love to do is interview and profile these organizations over next months and find out what really makes them successful from the inside out. Some questions we have in mind:

– Key Three Success Factors…

– Success Metrics…

– Biggest A-Has/Insights…

– The Role Between Culture, Brand, Product, Experience, Strategy, Tools and Technology…

– Things They’re Still Learning…

– Soundbyte/Quotable quote – No. #1 Piece of Advice to Digital Engagement Others…

– What They are Looking Forward to in The Future…

Hopefully we’ll post as many as we can over the next little while here and a few other places.

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