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Final Judging Committee Chairs Named for The 2012 International Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 @ 12:29 PM

The following professionals have been named committee chairs for the final judging of The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition.

2012 IBA JudgesFinal judging is now underway and 2012 winners will be announced on August 15. The 9th Annual International Business Awards will be celebrated in Seoul, South Korea at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Monday, 15 October.

In total, more than 100 judges will participate in this year's final judging for the IBAs. Thank you to all of our judges for their participation.

We will publish the names of our committee members shortly.

Tags: judging, business awards, app awards, website awards, marketing awards, International business awards, PR awards, it awards, new product awards, judges, final judges

Which Sales & Customer Service Awards Categories Should We Add?

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Fri, Jul 13, 2012 @ 02:05 PM

SASCS logoEntries for the 2013 (7th annual) Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service will open on July 30.  These are the world's top honors for call center, customer service, sales, and business development professionals.

We're getting ready to launch the competition and are finalizing the sales awards and customer service awards categories, and were wondering, which categories do you think we should add to the competition for 2013?

You'll find a list of the 2012 categories here.  Which categories do you think we should add to this list?

Please let us know your thoughts by July 25.

Tags: sales excellence, customer service awards, stevie awards, sales awards, customer service excellence, service excellence

VOTING OPENS FOR PEOPLE'S CHOICE STEVIE® AWARDS FOR FAVORITE NEW PRODUCTS

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 @ 09:54 AM

 Results of Public Poll to Be Announced on September 17 in San Francisco

Fairfax, VA – July 12, 2012 – Voting is now open for the fourth annual edition of the People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite New Products, a feature of The American Business Awards.  Anyone may vote for their favorite new products and services in any of 30 categories at PeoplesChoice.StevieAwards.com.People's Choice Awards

Among the categories are Favorite New Smartphone, Favorite New Tablet, Favorite Consumer Product, and Favorite Media or Entertainment Product.  Voting will close on August 29.

All new products and services that were nominated in the new product awards categories of The 2012 American Business Awards are automatically included in people’s choice voting. Organizations will have the opportunity to win two awards: a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award, as determined by professionals in the ABAs’ peer-review judging, and a crystal People's Choice Stevie Award, as determined by the public vote.

Winners of the crystal People's Choice Stevie Awards will be announced at The American Business Awards' new product and tech awards banquet at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco on September 17.

Past winners of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products include Apple, Boost Mobile, Dow Jones, and Samsung.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s top business awards program, honoring achievement in every facet of the American workplace.  For information about the ABAs visit www.StevieAwards.com/ABA

About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  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 www.StevieAwards.com, and follow the Stevie Awards on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube

Sponsors and partners of The 2012 American Business Awards include American Support, Business TalkRadio Network, CallidusCloud, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, iolo technologies, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, Primus Telecommunications Group, SoftPro, and VerticalResponse.

Vote Now for Your Favorite New Products of the Year

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Jul 11, 2012 @ 12:34 PM

Favorite New Products of the YearVoting for the 4th edition of the People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite New Products, as part of The American Business Awards, the nation’s premier business awards program, opened today will go through August 29.

Vote now at http://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com.

This is a nationwide vote in which the general public will get to choose one favorite product in 30 categories including:

  • Favorite New Smartphone
  • Favorite New Tablet
  • Favorite Consumer Product
  • Favorite Media or Entertainment Product

All new products and services that are nominated in the new product awards categories of The 2012 American Business Awards are automatically included in the public voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products. Organizations will have the opportunity to win two awards: a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award, as determined by professionals in the ABAs’ peer-review judging, and a crystal People's Choice Stevie Award, as determined by the public vote.

Winners of the crystal People's Choice Stevie Awards will be announced at the American Business Awards' new product and tech awards banquet at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco on September 17.

Winners in the 3rd edition of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products were celebrated in New York on Monday, June 20, 2011. Past winners include Apple, Boost Mobile, Dow Jones, and Samsung, among others. 2011 results are summarized, at http://blog.stevieawards.com/new-product-awards/bid/55322/People-s-Choice-Stevie-Awards-for-New-Products-Award-Winners.

Tags: American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs, product of the year, new product awards

10 Days to International Business Awards Final Extended Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Jul 09, 2012 @ 02:21 PM

18 July is the final extended entry deadline for The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition.

If you haven't yet done so, you can request your entry kit here. The entry kit contains all of the information you'll need to be able to prepare and submit entries to this year's IBAs.

The International Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Types of award categories include:

We are also pleased to announce that the second annual People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies will coincide with this year's International Business Awards. All organizations that are honored with Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie® Award trophies in the IBAs' 34 Company of the Year categories will automatically be included in People's Choice voting, which will open to the general public worldwide in late July and run through mid-September. People's Choice winners will receive a special People's Choice Stevie Award trophy allowing for honorees in the Company of the Year categories to have the opportunity to receive a second award, as voted by the general public.

The 8th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2011 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.  Honorees included American Express, Bombardier, Inc., Etisalat, Everything Everywhere, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Siemens AG, TATA Motors, Tesco Poland, Toyota Motor Corporation, Turk Telekom, and Unilever N.V., among others.  2011 results are summarized at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/awards/408_2219_21081.cfm

Final results of this year's IBAs will now be announced in mid-August, with the awards presented at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on Monday, 15 October.

Need last minute help? Contact us at help@stevieawards.com and we'll direct you to categories that are right for your organization.

Tags: hr awards, business awards, app awards, website awards, International business awards, PR awards, stevie awards, it awards, The International Business Awards

3 Weeks to International Business Awards Final Extended Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Jul 03, 2012 @ 02:29 PM

The final extended entry deadline for The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition is 18 July. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – may submit nominations to the IBAs. If you haven't yet done so, you can request your entry kit here.

The International Business AwardsThe International Business Awards honors all facets of the workplace, our award categories include: annual report awards, app awards, company/organization awards, customer service awards, human resources awards, information technology awards, management awards, marketing awards, new product awards, public relations awards, support awards, and website awards, among others. See all corporate awards categories.

Final results of this year's IBAs will now be announced in mid-August, with the awards presented at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on Monday, 15 October.

The 2012 International Business Awards will include the Second Annual People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies, in which the general public worldwide will vote for their favorite companies. Each company honored with a Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie Award in The International Business Awards’ company of the year categories will automatically be included in people’s choice voting, which will open in late July.

The 8th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2011 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.  Honorees included American Express, Bombardier, Inc., Etisalat, Everything Everywhere, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Siemens AG, TATA Motors, Tesco Poland, Toyota Motor Corporation, Turk Telekom, and Unilever N.V., among others.  2011 results are summarized at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/awards/408_2219_21081.cfm

Not sure where to start? All IBA entries are submitted directly online through your account. You can begin by registering here.

Tags: hr awards, business awards, app awards, website awards, International business awards, PR awards, stevie awards, it awards, The International Business Awards

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