iContact, a provider of e-mail marketing and other services, brought home a “Gold Award” in the 2008 e-mail marketing service report from TopTen Reviews.

The Durham-based firm received the top rating in ease of use, e-mail campaign creation and help/support categories.

Constant Contact and Benchmark received the silver and bronze awards respectively.

“We are honored to be named the best email marketing service by TopTenReviews,” said Ryan Allis, iContact’s chief executive officer. “We’ve focused on providing the lowest cost, easiest to use email marketing software with the best inbox deliverability. We’re now adding over 2,000 new customers each month and will be adding 60 new members to our team in 2008."