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Stevie-winner Decker Brands Expands in Asia-Pacific

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Jul 06, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Deckers Brands of Goleta, California, USA won a Bronze Stevie® Award for Company of the Year in the 2015 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. View all of the 2015 winners here.

The 2016 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards will be open for entries in October 2015. Request your entry kit now and it will be emailed to you when it's available.

1506DeckersWorleyDeckers Brands has a 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders, attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. The company was traditionally a wholesaler, selling to other retailers and international distributors, but recently changed its business model to become more consumer-centric. Some 25% of Deckers' revenues now come from direct-to-consumer sales online and in-store.

In 2015, Deckers Brands launched its first multi-brand e-commerce website in the Asia-Pacific region,

“Our People Are Our Most Valuable Asset”

Decker Brands’ President of Asia Pacific, Peter Worley, was delighted to win the Bronze Stevie® Award for Company of the Year in the 2015 (2nd Annual) Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards. “We at Deckers Brands are proud to have been acknowledged, along with all the other worthy recipients, in this year’s Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards,” Peter Worley, Deckers Brands President of Asia Pacific, told us. “Our people are our most valuable asset, and this award is recognition of the passion, collaborative spirit, hard work, and relentless dedication of each of our employees.  I’m both honored and humbled to receive this prestigious award on their behalf, and I know they will be inspired and motivated by it.”

Rapid Growth

We asked Peter what challenges he had faced with Decker Brands’ expansion into Asia-Pacific, and if he had advice for other companies considering expansion in the region.

“The Asia-Pacific region represents an immense business opportunity for compelling footwear brands like UGG®, Teva®, Sanuk®, Hoka®, and Ahnu®.  Consumption has grown faster in Asia Pacific than any other region in the world over the past 10 years,” Peter told us. “The most obvious challenge to doing business in Asia-Pacific is the sheer complexity of the region, with all the countries, currencies, languages, and time zones—not to mention the two hemispheres and associated climate issues,” Peter continued. “On top of that, commerce in the region is changing and evolving rapidly, influenced by politics, economics, religion, tourism, and other factors.  This is not a bad thing at all, but businesses must be nimble and responsive to evolving consumer purchase habits and expectations.” 

In conclusion, according to Peter: “New brands and businesses wishing to enter the region should take time to assess their opportunities thoroughly, and perhaps focus on the one or two markets where they feel they can have the most relevance.”

Style X Deckers

Deckers Brands is expanding its service in several APAC countries over the course of this year. To-date, Singapore and Australia have already gone live, followed by Hong Kong, Malaysia, and South Korea.

The Style X Deckers website platform includes several features that enhance the shopping experience for APAC consumers:

  • The lifestyle search: Consumers can search for products on the website based on his/her personal lifestyle preferences, including "Home," "Urban," "Beach" and "Active."
  • Cross-brand product search: In addition to the lifestyle search, the platform offers a comprehensive product search across all four Deckers' brands, based on a number of criteria, including brand name, price, color, size, materials, collection, benefit, and activity.
  • Geo-targeted catalogue and pricing: The website has the ability to define different catalogs of products based on geography. This includes the ability to accept local currency for each country.
  • Direct access to brand sites: Should customers prefer to shop just one brand, the new multi-brand website makes it easy to access the official brand pages directly.

Style X Deckers is the first online experience that cross-merchandises all of Deckers top footwear brands together directly for the consumer. The cross-brand search function allows consumers to find the product that will best meet their needs–whether for at-home, active lifestyles, or everyday wear.         

The Style X Deckers website is expected to launch in New Zealand and Taiwan during 2016, with the remainder of the targeted APAC countries to follow in 2017.

Growth & Evolution

Peter is excited about the future. “I’ve been in the business of building and developing brands for 30 years … more specifically, lifestyle footwear brands,” he explained. “What inspires and excites me is continuous change and evolution.  It keeps me growing and evolving, both professionally and personally, because I know that what got me where I am today won’t get me where I need to be tomorrow.  Also, it rarely feels like work. Creating compelling products and marketing communications, and building healthy and lasting relationships with consumers is a lot of fun!”

In conclusion, Peter told us: “As a Stevie Award recipient, we share a commonality with all the other organizations that have been recognized for their commitment to excellence this year.  Our people have newfound admiration for these organizations, and their products and services.  Likewise, we appreciate this opportunity to invite their people to experience the Deckers portfolio of brands!”

Deckers Brands' Stevie Award makes them even more well positioned to succeed in the Asia-Pacific region.

About Peter Worley:

Peter Worley was appointed President of Asia Pacific by Deckers Brands in 2012. In this key position, Peter leads Deckers’ continued expansion in a critical geographic region important to all the brands in the Deckers portfolio. He had just marked his fifth year with the Teva brand, where he led its successful turnaround and re-positioning, building a new management team, and increased global sales by 55% since 2006. Prior to joining Deckers, Worley held Product and Sales Vice President roles with K-Swiss during a 10-year period of over 350% growth, as well as product and marketing roles witin the Reebok International organization. Worley is based at Deckers’ Hong Kong office.

About Deckers Brands:

Deckers Brands is a global leader in designing, marketing, and distributing innovative footwear, apparel, and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company's portfolio of brands includes UGG®, Teva®, Sanuk®, Ahnu®, and HOKA ONE ONE®. Deckers Brands products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, 142 Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Deckers Brands has a 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit

The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards have company awards categories as well as categories for management, marketing, customer service, human resources, new products, and much more.  Join the mailing list and you'll get the 2016 entry kit in October.

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How a Stevie Award Winner Is Helping to Clean Up Emissions in Asia

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jul 02, 2015 @ 01:06 PM

The Chief Representative for Clean Air Task Force in China, Dr. S. Ming Sung won the Bronze Stevie® Award for Executive of the Year - Non-Profit or Government in the management awards categories of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards.  The edition of the 2016 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, which are open to all organizations operating in the 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region, will open for entries in October 2015. Find out how to get more information here.

Dr. S. Ming SungClean Air Task Force (CATF), a nonprofit environmental organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, believes that partnerships between companies in China and the West are crucial to accelerating the commercialization of low-carbon, coal-based energy generation. To that end, CATF is working in China and elsewhere in Asia to facilitate the development of joint business ventures between innovative energy companies and research institutions.

CATF is represented in China by Dr. S. Ming Sung, its Beijing-based Chief Representative for Asia-Pacific. CATF and Sung’s efforts in China focus on developing partnerships and knowledge-sharing that build on the country's current leadership in low-carbon coal technologies essential to addressing climate change and energy security.

Working Together

Beyond simply importing Western technologies, Chinese firms are working side-by-side with U.S. companies to learn how to adapt technologies to their needs and train new workforces. “The United States is more innovative,” said Sung. “But China tends to execute projects faster and cheaper than anyone else. So, if we can get the United States and China working together, everyone will benefit, and those concerns will also make a lot of money.”

Sung is profoundly aware of the importance of his work. As he put it: “CATF has a unique role to play in protecting the environment and addressing global climate change by catalyzing these business-to-business collaborations between the U.S. and Asia.”

Averting the Worst Consequences of Climate Change

Reliance on coal creates many challenges—along with some critically important opportunities. Energy companies in North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia have enormous experience and expertise working with coal, and are similarly motivated to develop technologies and techniques that will preserve a role for cleaner coal in a carbon-constrained world economy.

Business-to-business collaborations hold the potential to:

- Mitigate the cost of developing highly advanced clean energy technologies;

- Shorten the deployment time of clean energy systems;

- Decrease the world's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

The environmental and economic benefits of transitioning to clean energy will be smaller and slower to materialize if western and Asian companies do not work together. Investments by both countries will reduce the cost of that technology worldwide, increasing the likelihood that low-carbon technologies such as carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) will be widely deployed in time to help avert the worst consequences of climate change.

Developing Partnerships in China

Together, the U.S. and China account for about 40% of the world's CO2 releases. Both countries are heavily reliant on fossil fuels, so the challenges they face are the same: How to cut CO2 emissions without harming economic growth and national security. CATF therefore believes that in developing climate change solutions, the U.S. and China are natural partners, not rivals.

Dr. Sung has helped CATF to facilitate several joint ventures between U.S. and Chinese technology companies to get low or zero carbon coal deployed quickly. (Find out more about these projects on the CATF website.)

Dr. Sung has worked with Chinese energy industry leaders to draft energy proposals. He serves as the Senior Economic Advisor to the Chinese city of DaQing, and has been a keynote speaker/moderator at many international conferences.

China’s giant state-owned companies are taking the lead on these projects, and many also involve major international partners. “If CCUS is to succeed, the U.S. and China must share more technical information on clean-coal technology,” says Sung.

A Thirst for Cleaner Energy

China's thirst for cleaner energy and the targets established in its 12th 5-year plan are pressuring the major companies operating in China to ramp up their efforts to explore for natural gas in shale formations and rapidly scale up production. But haste may risk environmental degradation and adverse human health impacts as reported in the press (e.g. The New York Times article "China Takes On Big Risks in Its Push for Shale Gas" from April 11, 2014).

CATF's vision is that by learning from the experiences of modern shale developers, China can leapfrog to more advanced, cleaner, safer practices proven in the U.S.

Moving Forward on Solar, Nuclear and Renewable Energy

Taking the "all of the above" approach to clean energy, CATF has also worked on helping China’s industry develop nuclear and solar capabilities. For example:

  • As part of U.S.-China collaboration on nuclear energy development, CATF is helping Chinese nuclear operators receive training in U.S. facilities run by Duke Energy and Southern Companies. Trainees shadow U.S. nuclear operators for a 3-6 months program;
  • Working with Duke Energy, Huaneng Group, and others, CATF is evaluating and validating the technical and economic feasibility of advanced small modular nuclear reactors for the global market, including China;
  • CATF recently held a solar thermal technical conference in China for potential Chinese market development, and facilitated a meeting between Huaneng Group and a major solar thermal plant operator in Nevada;
  • This past year, CATF helped General Compression, an energy storage company based in Massachusetts, to partner with Huaneng CERI to develop a commercial demonstration facility in China.

About Dr. S. Ming Sung:

Dr. S. Ming Sung joined the Clean Air Task Force as its Chief Representative for Asia-Pacific shortly after the 2008 ACEII Roundtable event in Beiijng. An American citizen, Dr. Sung was born in Shanghai and is fluent in all three major Chinese dialects. He is well connected with China energy companies and relevant public officials, and has deep ties to the global coal gasification and large chemical/energy project development communities. Dr. Sung's experience and connections have proven a perfect fit with CATF and he has immeasurably expanded ACEII's ability to achieve its objectives.

Dr. Sung's professional experience extends over 40 years in the energy and IT industries. He has worked for a handful of the world's leading companies and institutions, including Shell (where he spent 25 years), AspenTech, BASF, Monsanto, US DOE, and XinAo Group (a division of China's ENN Group). His experience covers management, engineering, operations, and marketing in coal, oil, chemicals and related areas.

Dr. Sung earned his BS and MS in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. His Ph.D. research was in asphalt rheology at the University of Florida.

About Clean Air Task Force:

Clean Air Task Force is a nonprofit environmental organization with offices across the U.S. and in China. CATF works to help safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies through research and analysis, public advocacy leadership, and partnership with the private sector. For more information, please visit

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Stevie Awards for Women in Business New Entry Kit Brochure Now Available

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 @ 11:19 AM

The 12th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business is now accepting entries. All female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run, worldwide, are eligible to be nominated.

A new feature for this year's competition is an Entry Kit Brochure. The PDF brochure details all the information you need to submit nominations.

SAWIB15_EntryKit_300x600Banner1The Stevie Awards for Women in Business Entry Kit Brochure includes:

  • A letter from the President and Founder of the Stevie Awards, Michael Gallagher
  • The 2015 Program Calendar
  • What Past Stevie Winners Have to Say About Their Award
  • Information About Judging
  • The Top 5 Awards
  • How to Submit Entries
  • Entry Fee Information
  • List of Awards Categories

The program will be especially useful to those who are new to submitting entries to the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. In just a few short minutes of browsing the Entry Kit Brochure, you will find out which categories best suit your organization and how to submit entries.

Get the Entry Kit Brochure now:

The Entry Kit Brochure is not a replacement for the Webpage Version of the entry kit. The Brochure Entry Kit instructs you how to submit entries through the Webpage entry kit.

How to Submit Your Entries

After you have chosen your categories and prepared your entries according to the requirements per category, do the following:

  1. Visit the website at and click on the ‘ENTER’ button on the top navigation bar.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete the registration form for your organization, which will create your entry-submission account.
  3. Within your entry-submission account, choose the first category you want to enter, and complete the entry form for that category.
  4. Repeat the process as necessary for additional entries.
  5. When you’ve created all of your entries, select all of them and click ‘SUBMIT SELECTED NOMINATIONS’ to begin the submission process.
  6. Review and agree to the Terms and Conditions of Entry, and choose to pay your entry fees by credit card, bank check, or wire transfer.

There's also a webpage version of the entry kit available to you.

The early-bird entry deadline, offering reduced entry fees, is July 22. The final entry deadline is August 26, and late entries will be accepted through September 23 with payment of a late fee. Winners of the 12th annual competition will be announced at a gala awards dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on November 13, 2015.  Attendance is not required to win.

This year the Stevie Awards for Women in Business will honor women in more than 85 categories including, among others, Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Maverick of the Year, Mentor or Coach of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Employee of the Year and Most Innovative Company of the Year.

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13th Annual American Business Awards Announces Winners at First of Two Awards Ceremonies

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Jun 23, 2015 @ 10:32 AM

Bacardi Limited, IBM, and YouTube Among Winners of Gold Stevie® Awards; New Product and Tech-Related Winners to Be Announced at Second Event in San Francisco on September 11

The 13th Annual American Business Awards announced Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award Winners on Monday night at the first of two gala award ceremonies taking place this year.

Stevie2015_Logo_S-2Monday evening’s ceremony at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel honored winners in categories for customer service, human resources, information technology, websites, corporate communications, live events, marketing, publications, videos, and selected categories for company/organization, and management. Winners in new product and technology-related categories, tech-related management, and select company/organization categories will be announced at an event at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco on September 11.

The American Business Awards honor an all-inclusive spectrum of American business people and organizations -- from non-profits, emerging start-ups, major public companies and government agencies, to corner-office executives, corporate communicators, support staff and customer service teams.

Notable Gold Stevie Award Winners announced on Monday include:

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Global Issues: Bacardi Limited
Customer Service Executive of the Year: Bob Weintraub, Capitol One Investing
Innovation of the Year - Business Service Industries: Ernst and Young
Customer Service Department of the Year: Hyatt Legal Plans
Viral Marketing Campaign of the Year: IBM
Human Resources Executive of the Year: Jennifer Jech Simonson, Roth Staffing Companies, L.P
Executive of the Year - Financial Services: Daniel DeMeo, CAN Capital
Information Technology Team of the Year: Cisco Systems
Best Brand Experience Event: Extraordinary Events

MWW won four Gold Stevie Awards on Monday, more than any other organization, while AT&T, Fareportal, Girl Scouts of the USA, Gulfstream Aerospace, and Isagenix International took home three. Winners of two Gold Stevie Awards include Accenture, Bell Helicopter, Broadstreet, Carbonite, Cigna, Cyracom, IDEXX Laboratories, Hewlett-Packard, Lifesize, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Roth Staffing Company, Signet, and SoFi.

More than 3,300 nominations were submitted to The 2015 American Business Awards, and more than 200 executives nationwide participated in judging to determine this year’s Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

For a complete list of the Stevie Award winners announced on Monday, visit

Every new product or service nominated in The 2015 American Business Awards will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products. Voting will open to the general public on July 6, and the winners will be honored at The American Business Awards ceremony in San Francisco on September 11.

BizTalkRadio broadcast the 7:30 pm CT awards program live. Awards presentations during the 5:00 pm CT / 6:00 pm ET ceremony earlier that evening were recorded and will be broadcast on Thursday evening, June 25 at 7:00 pm CT / 8:00 pm ET. Listen on the BizTalk website, or download their free app for iPhone or Android.

Sponsors and partners of The 2015 American Business Awards include: BizTalkRadio, CallidusCloud, Engility, Fareportal, John Hancock, PetRays, and Softpro.

IPRA Golden World Awards 2015 Winners Announced

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 01:24 PM

The IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence: the world’s most prestigious international PR awards program, is delighted to announce a total of 50 winners for 2015.

Eighteen final judges from nations such as Peru, South Africa, the Philippines and Ghana converged on the English countryside on June 5 to select Golden World Award winners. After hours of deliberation, 50 winners emerged. In four cases there were tied entries in a single category, so the joint winners were named  as GWA winners.

“This year the competition was fierce with an impressively high standard of entries,” explains Amybel Sánchez de Walther, IPRA’s President: "the judges were sometimes struggling to select a single winner."

The prestigious Grand Prix was also chosen during the judging session. It will be announced at the Golden World Award Gala Dinner in Johannesburg on September 28 as part of IPRA's World Congress. Winners are rushing now to ensure their seats at the Gala dinner:

The organization taking home the most IPRA Golden World Awards this year is Weber Shandwick, with seven awards. Dentsu Young & Rubicam Inc. and Dentsu Public Relations Inc. won three GWAs,  while Burson-Marsteller, MSLGROUP, and  navos  - Public Dialogue Consultants won two.

See the full list of IPRA GWA winners here.



Some noteable GWA winners include:

- Corporate communications - Agency - Lansons, Lansons for The Co-operative Bank: Stabilisation and fightback

- Technology - Agency - SAROTA PR, #IAmAGamer

- Social Media for PR - Agency - MSLGROUP, Always #LikeAGirl: Turning an Insult into a Confidence Movement

- Sponsorship - Inhouse - ANZ New Zealand, Painting life back into a mature sponsorship: The ANZ Daffodil Day Art Auction

- Corporate communications - Inhouse - Spark New Zealand, From Telecom to Spark - rebranding one of New Zealand's best known companies

- Public affairs - Agency - LEWIATAN and GENESIS PR POLAND, Amending the Public Procurement Act a campaign to raise employment and facilitate business through regulatory change

- International PR campaign - Inhouse - Bacardi Limited, Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future

The IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence offer world-wide recognition and acclaim to world-class public relations programs. The 2015 GWA are managed on behalf of IPRA by the Stevie® Awards, which organizes the world’s premier business awards programs including The International Business Awards and The American Business Awards.  Questions about IPRA’s Golden World Awards may be directed to


Who's Coming to The American Business Awards on Monday?

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 01:16 PM

The first part of The 13th American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A., will take place this Monday evening, June 22 in Chicago.  Tickets are still on sale.

This Monday, June 22 at the Fairmont Hotel, we'll present Stevies in the categories for human resources awards, IT awards, customer service awards, marketing awards, PR awards, website awardsvideo awards, live event awards, publication awards, and many of the management awards and company Stevie2015_Logo_S-2awards categories.

The second part of the 2015 ABAs will take place on Friday evening, September 11 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. There we'll present Stevies in the categories for appsnew products and services, and for management and organizational excellence in all technology-related industries.

We're expecting more than 400 professionals from nominated organizations to attend this Monday in Chicago.  Get a PDF of the 52-page awards banquet program book here.

BizTalkRadio will broadcast the June 22 awards presentations.  The 7:40 pm CT presentations will be broadcast live.  The 5:00 pm CT presentations will be taped and broadcast at 8:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm CT on Thursday, June 25Download the BizTalkRadio smartphone app to listen in. Available for iOS and Android.

So who's coming this to this Monday's awards gala?  Here's the confirmed list as of this moment.

Advocate at Home

Alliance Laundry Systems

Allianz Global Assistance

AlliedBarton Security Services

American Medical Response

Anthem Foundation


Arc+Arrow Creative Group




Babson College

Bardissi Enterprises

BBR / Covalent Logic / tommysTV / Click Here

BDS Marketing Inc.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Best Doctors Inc.

Bhava Communications

Bloom Health

Blue Wheel Media

BMO Capital Markets

Bon Appétit Management Company


C-4 Analytics

Cabell Huntington Hospital

Capital One Investing

Carbonite Inc.

Cathy Turney Author

Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission


Cisco Systems Inc.


Clarion University of Pennsylvania Marketing and Communications

Clearbrook Global Advisors


Clutch Group

College Works Painting

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

CV Strategies


Datapipe Inc.

DigiCert Inc.

Digital Air Strike

Digital Risk

Diligent Board Member Services

Donlen Corporation

ECLAT! Boutique


Electric Cloud

Electric Insurance Company

Empire Today LLC


Engage PEO


Ernst & Young

Exact Sciences

Extreme Networks

Falcon Physician

Farbman Group


Fayettevillle Public Works Commission

Fazoli's Italian Restaurants

FBMC Benefits Management

Fiksu Inc.

Final Salute Inc.

First GREEN Bank



Gavin Advertising

Girl Scouts of the USA

Global Efficient Energy

Godfrey Q and Partners LLC

Gorilla Group

GTT Communications Inc. (GTT)

Guidewell Connect

Gulfstream Aerospace

HeBS Digital

Hewlett Packard

Honeywell Hometown Solutions and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Hughes Network Systems

HUYA BioScience

Hyatt Legal Plans


ICON Clinical Research

IDEXX Laboratories

IGATE Corporation

Imagine Communications

information Builders



Integral Ad Science


Invoiceware International

Isagenix International

Jeunesse Global

KNUTH Machine Tools USA

LCG Ltd.


Level 3 Communications


Lincoln Financial Distributors

Lockheed Martin

Locus Telecommunications LLC.

MaintenanceNet Inc.

Makovsky & Co

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation

Marsh & McLennan Companies

Maximum Games

McLane Company

MDwise Inc.

Meat & Livestock Australia

MediaBrix Inc.





Momentum Worldwide

Monitronics International Inc.

Nerium International

Northwestern Mutual

Oasis Brands

Office Depot Inc.

One Stop Environmental



Optum Local Care Delivery

Orion Technology Services LLC

Oswego CUSD 308

Pacific Life Insurance Company - Life Insurance Division

PreCheck Inc.


Protection 1

Purchasing Power

PURE Insurance

Quality Systems Inc.

Regal Power Transmission Solutions

Renters Warehouse

Resonate Pictures


Roth Staffing Companies L.P.

San Diego CA

School District of Palm Beach County


Signet Interactive


Smith & Nephew Ft.




Surepayroll Inc.

Tata Consultancy Services

The Control Group

The Navicor Group LLC

The Webster Group

Thomson Reuters

Thought Marketing


TopSpot Internet Marketing


TriNet Group Inc

Two Maids & A Mop

U.S. Green Building Council

Unilever London

United Credit Consultants

Uproar PR

UPS Global Business Services

Velie Law Firm



Vision Service Plan

Visual Connections LLC

VSP Vision Care

Wanxiang America Corporation

Washington Street Properties

Weber Shandwick

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Insurance

Women in the Channel

Questions about the ABAs? Don't hesitate to contact us

The 2016 American Business Awards will open for entries in October.  Join the mailing list and get the entry kit as soon as it's available.


2016 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards Schedule Now Available

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 @ 12:48 PM

We have posted the schedule for the 2016 (third annual) Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the top business awards program for the region. The awards are open to all organizations operating in the 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region.

APSApic2-1Review the complete calendar for the 2016 awards:

October 2015: Call for entries

December 3: Early-bird entry deadline

January 27 2016: Entry deadline

March 23: Last day to submit entries with payment of late fee

April 20: Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners announced

May 27: Awards banquet in Sydney, Australia


The 2016 program will feature updated and expanded awards categories with an emphasis on Innovation Awards.

The website at is available in, and entries may be submitted in, seven languages: Chinese, English, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay and Thai.

Please contact us with your questions about how to participate in the 2016 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

How to Enter The International Business Awards in 10 Minutes

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 @ 11:27 AM

We know you’ve been busy. Between work, family, and maintaining your social life it can be hard to fit everything in. That is why we’re offering you the following guide on How to Enter The International Business Awards in 10 Minutes or Less. In just 10 minutes you can validate all the hard work you’ve put in this year and potentially win a Stevie®, one of the most coveted trophies on the planet!

IBAwinnerwithtrophyThe final entry deadline has been extended to July 15 and there are over 250 business awards categories from which to choose. It’s not too late. Following are a number of ways you can enter the IBAs in 10 minutes or less, get the recognition your company deserves, and get back to your busy, high-powered life:

Repurpose Nominations From Other Awards Programs
The submission requirements for the International Business Awards are fairly open-ended, and there is a wide variety of categories from which to choose. If you've entered any other awards programs this year or written about your organization’s accomplishments, you can repurpose that for the IBAs. Most categories require only the submission of an essay up to 650 words and a bullet-list summary of the achievements discussed in the essay. Add in any new accomplishments since you last wrote the submissions and you are ready to enter.

Repurpose Your Press Releases and White Papers
It's likely you've already described in detail your organization's achievements, innovations, your products and services, and your marketing and PR campaigns, etc. through PR materials during the year. You’ve been trumpeting your successes through press releases and white papers. Look through what you’ve produced in the past year and see what accomplishments stand out. Is it your organization as a whole? An executive or a new employee? Whatever it is, combine your award-worthy texts that you’ve already written to complete the short essay. Note that the 2015 IBAs will recognize your achievements since the beginning of 2014.

Repurpose Your Press Clippings
With every IBA submission you are encouraged to attach any number of press clippings, work samples, video clips, photographs, etc. to your essay to help paint a picture for the judges. If one or more of your press clipping stands out as having a compelling story and going above and beyond industry standards, it will be simple to use that as the basis for your essay.

Hire a Consultant
Did you know that there are a number of consultancies that specialize in preparing and submitting award nominations on behalf of their clients? Several of them have been remarkably successful over the years in winning Stevie Awards for their clients. Contact us if you'd like a referral to a consultant who can take over the entry process for you.

Enter the Publication Awards
If your annual report, house organ, sales / marketing brochures, E-book, or business book was outstanding this year why not submit it for a Stevie Award? Submissions to these categories only require the publication itself and a 125-word summary describing the work’s purpose and results. It’s as simple as that!

Submit Media Work
Sometimes you hope to win a Stevie for a specific reason - for a major achievement, or for a member of your team - but sometimes it’s the smaller milestones that lead to greater success. If that's the case, take a look at the categories in the IBAs for videos, apps, websites, and live events. It's really easy to enter these categories. These categories generally require only a short essay of up to 125 words, describing the nominated work's purpose and results to date, and the nominated video or app, etc., itself.

Resubmit a Nomination From Another Stevie Awards Program
Did you have success with a nomination in the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, or the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards? One Stevie Awards competition has nothing to do with another, and resubmitting a nomination from one program to this year's IBAs is a valid strategy followed by many organizations. Update your Stevie Awards submission from the previous year with new endeavors and accomplishments.

Contact Us for Help
If you’re confused about where to begin, contact us for help. We will be happy to assist you in choosing the category that’s right for you. Contact us by email at help@stevieawards or telephone at +1 703-547-8389. Tell us what your organization wants to be recognized for, and we'll suggest the best category for your nomination.

Ready to enter The 2015 International Business Awards?  The first step is getting the entry kit. You can get yours via email here.

International Business Awards Extends Final Deadline Through July 15

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 @ 10:33 AM

No additional late fees charged

The Stevie® Awards, organizer of The International Business Awards, announced today that the final entry deadline for The 12th annual IBAs has been extended to July 15. The IBAs are the top business awards program and attract nominations from organizations in more than 50 nations and territories each year.

“We’ve received so many requests for individual deadline extensions that we’ve decided to extend the Stevie2015_Logo_S-2deadline for everyone,” said Stevie Awards president Michael Gallagher. The original final deadline was June 10. Gallagher emphasizes that no additional late fees will be charged for entries submitted through July 15, and late entrieswill not be penalized in any way in the judging process.” All organizations now have an additional four weeks to prepare and submit their entries in hopes of winning a Stevie award for their achievements.”

All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to The International Business Awards. The 2015 awards will honor achievements since the beginning of 2014.  Entry details are available at

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The International Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Categories include:

Management Awards

Company of the Year Awards

Customer Service Awards

Human Resources Awards

Information Technology Awards

Marketing Awards

New Product Awards

Public Relations Awards

Website Awards, Smartphone and Tablet Apps, and other Media Awards

There are several new Company/Organization categories that don’t require entry fees, including four Startup of the Year categories and Energy Industry Innovation of the Year, a category that will recognize singular innovations in energy-related technology, production, conservation, storage or delivery.

“With the feedback that we received from past winners and judging committees, we developed new awards categories this year, and more than ever before to reach a broad range of organizations,” explains Michael Gallagher. Other new categories include Woman of the Year (in the Management categories), Branded Content Campaign of the Year (in the Marketing categories), and Best Business Book or Best E-Book (in the Publication categories).”

Stevie Award winners will be selected during a judging process by more than 200 professionals worldwide. Winners will be announced on August 12, and the awards will be presented at a gala awards ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto, Canada, on October 16. 

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards Winners Honored at Shanghai Banquet

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Jun 08, 2015 @ 02:21 PM

Grand Stevie Award Winners Announced on 5 June at the InterContinental Hotel

Winners in the second annual Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards, the only awards program to recognize achievement in business throughout the entire Asia-Pacific region, were presented with their awards at a banquet at the InterContinental Hotel in Shanghai, China.  The list of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners is available at

See photos from the event on the Stevie Awards Flickr page.

APSA2015winnersOver 180 professionals attended the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards banquet. Stevie Award winners were from 13 nations including Australia, China, East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Nominations of more than 300 organizations were considered by the judges this year.

Grand Stevie Award winners were announced at the ceremony. Members of the first-round judging committees selected a Grand Stevie Award winner for category groups from the highest rated nomination by country. The Grand Stevie Winners are:

-PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, as Most Honored Organization of the Year

-Ju Man Park, Republic of Korea Geumcheon Police Station, for the Highest-Rated Nomination From Korea

-Goldenway Precious Metals Limited , for the Highest-Rated Nomination From China

-Nu Skin Enterprises Singapore Pte Ltd, for the Highest-Rated Nomination From Singapore

-SYSPRO Software, for the Highest-Rated Nomination From Australia

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia has won five Gold Stevie Awards, the top prize in a category, more than any other organization. Zomato NZ Media Private Limited (New Zealand) are runners up, with three Gold Stevie wins. Winners of two Gold Stevie Awards include DHL Express NZ Customer Services (New Zealand), iTalent Corporation (multiple Asian offices), Mater Health Services (Australia), Stephen Gill Associates (Singapore), and Tecsia Lubricants (Singapore).

The Stevie Awards are considered to be the world's premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in the workplace over the past 13 years in programs such as The International Business Awards and The American Business Awards. 

The Stevie Award trophy, made by the company that makes the Oscar and other major awards, is among the world's most coveted prizes.

Visit to learn more about the program.

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