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2 Weeks to 2013 International Business Awards Final Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, May 29, 2013 @ 11:44 AM

12 June is the final entry deadline for The 2013 (10th Annual) International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition. If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here and it will be emailed to you right away.

The International Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to the IBAs. Categories include:Stevies 2013 Logo

See the full list of international business awards categories.

Stevie® Awards are conferred upon top-scoring nominations in each category, as chosen by an international judging panel of more than 200 business leaders. Nominations should cite achievements during our eligibility period: January 2012 through 12 June 2013, the last day that late entries will be accepted. There is no eligibility timeframe for web site entries - it does not matter when the web sites were first published.

Because the 2013 awards banquet will take place on 14 October in Barcelona, Spain, all organizations in Spain may submitted an unlimited number of entries to the IBAs free of charge this year. Organizations in Spain should submit the promotion code "Barcelona" where indicated in the online entry process to have their entry fees waived.

More than 350 entrepreneurs, executives, and their guests from around the world attended the 2012 IBA gala celebrated on Monday, October 15th, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. 2012 Stevie winners included A.P. Moller Maersk AS, Accenture, Coca Cola Turkey, Delta Air Lines, Inc., Etisalat Group, HSBC, Hyundai Motor Company , Infosys, Lenovo Group, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung Electronics, TATA Power, and Unilever, among others.  2012 results are summarized at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/awards/408_2219_21728.cfm.  

Have questions regarding the 2013 IBAs? Don't hesitate to contact us with your questions or call us at + 1 703-547-8389.

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1 Week to IPRA's Golden World Awards Final Extended Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, May 28, 2013 @ 10:34 AM

Tuesday, 4 June, is the final extended entry deadline for the 21st annual IPRA Golden World Awards, the top international public relations awards competition.

To begin the submission process, you should request an entry kit here and you will receive it right away.

IPRA LogoThe IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence offer world-wide recognition and acclaim to world-class public relations programmes. The 2013 competition, conducted by the International Public Relations Association, is open to local, regional, national or international public relations programmes carried out or completed in 2012/2013.

The number of categories in the GWA has doubled this year, as now there are separate categories for Agency and for Inhouse entries. Entries submitted to the Golden World Awards competition will be judged by an international panel of senior practitioners. In considering entries, the judges may grant one, several or no awards in each category.

Entrants may submit any number of nominations to any number of categories, which include: Community Relations, Corporate Communications, Crisis Management, Digital Media Relations, Event Management, Internal Communications, Launch of a New Product, PR on a Shoestring, Publications, Social Media for PR, and Technology, among others. For a full list of categories, visit the GWA website at www.ipra.org/gwa.

To submit your entries, review the entry kit and website for complete instructions on how to choose your categories and prepare your entries. When you are ready to submit your entries, begin here.

The 2013 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 GWA@thestevies.com.

Contact us with your questions about how to participate in the 2013 edition of IPRA's Golden World Awards for Excellence.

Tags: business awards, stevie awards, PR awards, public relations awards, IPRA, International Public Relations Association, Stevie Awards and IPRA Partnership, Golden World Awards

IPRA Golden World Awards Final Entry Deadline Extended Through June 4

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, May 17, 2013 @ 10:07 AM

We have extended the final entry deadline for the 21st annual IPRA Golden World Awards, the top international public relations awards competition, through 4 June.

If you haven't already done so, you can request an entry kit here and you will receive it right away. No additional late penalties or fees will be charged in association with the deadline extension.

IPRA LogoThe IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence offer world-wide recognition and acclaim to world-class public relations programmes. The 2013 competition, conducted by the International Public Relations Association, is open to local, regional, national or international public relations programmes carried out or completed in 2012/2013.

The number of categories in the GWA has doubled this year, as now there are separate categories for Agency and for Inhouse entries. Entrants may submit any number of nominations to any number of categories, which include:

  • Community Relations
    For community relations campaigns not conducted by government / local authorities.
  • Corporate Communications
    For excellence in enhancing a company’s overall reputation through corporate communications.
  • Crisis Management
    Example of excellent communications management during a crisis.
  • Digital Media Relations
    For the successful use of digital media relations in a PR campaign.
  • Event Management
    For the planning and delivery of a successful event with a public relations dimension.
  • Internal Communications
    For a creative internal communications campaign that engaged and informed personnel.
  • Launch of a New Product
    For well-planned PR activities around the launch of a product.
  • PR on a Shoestring 
    For an imaginative PR campaign done on a small budget.
  • Publications
    For PR publications such as newsletters or magazines that showed excellence and imagination in communicating with stakeholders. This can be in a print or electronic format.
  • Social Media for PR
    For excellence in the use of social media as a public relations tool.
  • Technology
    For the effective use of public relations in the technology sector, including business-to-business and consumer campaigns.

For a full list of categories, visit the GWA website at www.ipra.org/gwa.

Entries submitted to the Golden World Awards competition will be judged by an international panel of senior practitioners. In considering entries, the judges may grant one, several or no awards in each category.

To submit your entries, review the entry kit and website for complete instructions on how to choose your categories and prepare your entries. When you are ready to submit your entries, begin here.

The 2013 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 GWA@thestevies.com.

Don't hesitate to contact us with your questions about how to participate in the 2013 edition of IPRA's Golden World Awards for Excellence.

Tags: business awards, stevie awards, PR awards, public relations awards, IPRA, International Public Relations Association, Stevie Awards and IPRA Partnership, Golden World Awards

Entry Deadline Today for The 2013 International Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, May 15, 2013 @ 09:58 AM

Today, 15 May, is the entry deadline for The 2013 (10th Annual) International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition.

If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here and you will receive it right away. If you can't make the 15 May entry deadline, we will still accept entries through the final entry deadline of 12 June, with a late fee of $35 in addition to any entry fee.

The International Business Awards LogoAll individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to the IBAs. To begin your submission process, you should:

1. Request an entry kit. 
The entry kit will have all of the information you need regarding entry preparation and submission.

2. Review the 2013 IBA categories.
The 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.

Nominations should cite achievements during our eligibility period: January 2012 through 12 June 2013, the last day that late entries will be accepted. There is no eligibility timeframe for web site entries - it does not matter when the web sites were first published. Results will be announced on 14 August.

3. Submit your entries.
Select your categories, write your submissions according to the instructions, and submit your entries.

Because the 2013 awards banquet will take place on 14 October in Barcelona, Spain, all organizations in Spain may submitted an unlimited number of entries to the IBAs free of charge this year. Organizations in Spain should submit the promotion code "Barcelona" where indicated in the online entry process to have their entry fees waived.

The 9th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2012 in Seoul, South Korea.  Stevie winners included A.P. Moller Maersk AS, Accenture, Coca Cola Turkey, Delta Air Lines, Inc., Etisalat Group, HSBC, Hyundai Motor Company , Infosys, Lenovo Group, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung Electronics, TATA Power, and Unilever, among others.  2012 results are summarized at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/awards/408_2219_21728.cfm.  

Need help answering  your IBA submission questions?  Email us at help@stevieawards.com  or call us at + 1 703-547-8389 and we'll get back to you right away.

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

144 Heroes of The 2013 American Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, May 10, 2013 @ 12:11 PM

The following professionals participated in preliminary judging of The 2013 American Business Awards, the nation’s premier business awards program, in April-May. Their average scores determined the Finalists.  We thank them for their time, insights, and support.The Stevie Awards Logo

Pam Abrahamsson, Vice President, Stephenson Group, Portland, OR, USA         
Amal  Al-Najjar, HR Manager, Fluor Kuwait, Kuwait       
Stewart Andrews, Owner, Noodlebox Design, Washington, DC, USA      
Zainab Ansari, Director/CEO, Xenith PR (Pvt.) Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan         
Alex Backer, Founder and CEO, Abinventio, Altadena, CA, USA   
Michele Baer, Founder and President, Baer Consulting Inc., New York, NY, USA
Nancy Bass, Lead Visual Artist, eLearning, Bytes of Knowledge, Nashville, TN, USA            
Jeremy Beckman, Instructional Design/Art Director, LawRoom, Walnut Creek, CA, USA 
Christy Belden, VP, Media and Marketing, LeapFrog Interactive, Louisville, KY, USA         
Jeff Bell, Partner, NCT Ventures, Kirkland, WA, USA       
Daniel Bharadwaj, Vice President Quality, Billtrust, Hamilton, NJ, USA    
Jill Blankenship, CEO, Frontline Call Center, Eastsound, WA, USA             
Israel Bonequi, Creative Director, Birds Nest Foundation, Montreal, Canada       
Jennifer Brand, Principal, Brand Solutions Group, Washington, DC, USA
Julien Brandt, CEO, OrganikSEO.com, Solana Beach, CA, USA      
Craig  Brown, Sr. Technology Consultant, STEM Resource Partners, Houston, TX, USA    
Heena Bulchandani, Specialist - Training & Development, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, Dubai, UAE         
JL Cabrera, IT Program Manager, TRWD, Fort Worth, TX, USA     
Tanya Candia, CEO, Candia Communications, Saratoga, CA, USA
Lynne Cannavan, Global Channels Enablement Manager, IBM Corporation, Dedham, MA, USA 
George Cauttero, Producer, Cauttero & Assoociates, Bronx, NY, USA     
Susan Chait, VP, Creative Director, Lebowitz | Gould | Design, Inc., New York, NY, USA            
Kevin Chen, President/CEO, Business Methods Corporation, Randolph, NJ, USA               
Jason Childers, VP Brand Strategy, OneEighty, Seattle, WA, USA               
Pamela Clark, Founder/Director, New Heights Educational Group, Defiance, OH, USA    
Rebekah Clerk, National Customer Service Manager, Empire Today, Northlake, IL, USA 
Ken Collis, CEO, VIIVIIVII, Toluca Lake, CA, USA 
Travis Connors, Partner, Egan-Managed Capital, Boston, MA, USA           
Erin Craft, Principal, Nimble Bee, Washington, DC, USA 
David Craig, Vice President, Human Resources, Fazoli's Restaurants, Lexington, KY, USA               
Dan Davenport, VP Marketing, Adecco, Coopersburg, PA, USA 
Mary DiMaggio, President, HMA, Washington, DC, USA
Richard Dixon, Advertising Director, Dallas Business Journal, Keller, TX, USA        
Sue Dowd, Senior VP-Financial Services, Miller Zell, Atlanta, GA, USA     
Michael Drake, Instructional Designer, Frog Design, New York, NY, USA
Brenda Dukart, Executive Account Manager, Managed Business Solutions, Colorado Springs, CO, USA   
Whitney Duprey, Sales and Marketing Assistant, IAPP, Portsmouth, NH, USA     
Thomas Evansen, Portfolio Director, JM Family Enterprises, Deerfield Beach, FL, USA     
Corinna Fabre, Assistant Account Executive, Duo Public Relations, Seattle, WA, USA       
Marc Foelsch, Associate Creative Director, Fraser Wallace Advertising, Dulles, VA, USA 
Julia Forsyth, Senior Marketing Manager, GSMA, London, UK    
Steve Gallagher, Teacher, Truman High School, Bronx, NY, USA 
George Georgallides, Managing Partner, Curious Ventures, Los Angeles, CA, USA            
David Gilman, President, Gilman Performance Systems, Brookfield, CT, USA      
Katharine  Goldman, SVP, Executive Creative Director, Jack Morton Worldwide, New York, NY, USA       
Carolyn Goodman, President/Creative Director, Goodman Marketing Partners, San Rafael, CA, USA       
Connie Guglielmo, Technology Reporter, Forbes Magazine, Los Altos, CA, USA  
Eric Halvorson, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo, Minneapolis, MN, USA           
Christopher Harmon, Principal & CEO, theBATstudio, Oakland, CA, USA 
Batul Hasan, CEO, BSH Consultants, Karachi, Pakistan     
Peggy Heafey, Director - Intermediary Partner Care, Marriott Intl, Inc., Omaha, NE, USA               
Mary Ann Henker, President, The Henker Group, Easton, MD, USA        
Brian Henrichs, Chief Business Development Officer, Actiontec Electronics, Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Johan Hernández, SEO & Web Developer, Swiss Travel Costa Rica, Santa Ana, Costa Rica               
Courtenay Higgins, Senior Partner, Winning Strategies, Newark, NJ, USA              
Brent Howison, President, Remi, Charlotte, NC, USA      
Susan Hudgins, Producer, Fourth Wall Events, New York, NY, USA           
Sumaiya Hussain, Assistant Manager, Compensation & Benefits, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, Abu Dhabi, UAE    
Joe Jessen, Chief Solutions Officer, Gotham Technology Group, Montvale, NJ, USA        
Stuart John, CEO, SJ Strategy, Santa Monica, CA, USA    
James Johnson, Chairman, The Standish Group International, Inc., Boston, MA, USA      
David Johnston, President, Sales Resource Group Inc., Oakville, Canada               
Kim Jones, CEO, Verite, Inc., Sandy, UT, USA      
Anila Kalleshi, President, Kalleshi Center, Tirana, Albania              
Craig  Kavicky, Director, Business Development-North America, FITCH, Inc., Columbus, OH, USA               
Stafford Kendall, Principal, Covalent Logic, Baton Rouge, LA, USA             
Bob Kersten, Strategy Director, Landor Associates, San Francisco, CA, USA          
Patrick King, Founder/CEO, ImagineDesign, Manassas, VA, USA
Lesley Kirchman, Sr. Director of Corporate Marketing, Actiontec Electronics, Sunnyvale, CA, USA              
Slade Kobran, CMO, Chief Outsiders, New York, NY, USA             
Nitin Kumar, Director, PWC, New York, NY, USA               
Hao Kuo, Marketing Coordinator, Aurico, Arlington Heights, IL, USA        
Micah Laney, Sr. Digital Communications Manager, Walmart Global Associate Communications, Fayetteville, AR, USA    
Frank Laudo, Senior VP Creative Director, GES, Grapevine, TX, USA         
Robert Leggat, Senior Vice President, Goddard Global, Brussels, Belgium           
Robin Lenihan, Portfolio Director - JM&A PMO, JM Service Center, LLC, Deerfield Beach, FL, USA             
Peter Levy, President, Corniche Productions, Brooklyn, NY, USA              
Alex Louie, Creative Director, Wilshire Axon, Los Angeles, CA, USA          
Ginger Lynch, Outrageous Marketing Manager, PrintingForLess.com, Livingston, MT, USA           
Darren MacLennan, President, SureShip (a G&G Outfitters Company), Lanham, MD, USA            
Janice Maiman, Senior Vice President, Communications & Media Channels, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York, NY, USA             
Joseph Mangiaracina, Principal/Owner, SurfNet.Inc., Levittown, PA, USA             
Maggie Mayer, Founder, Mayer & Associates, CPA, LLC, Madison, CT, USA          
Anne McCarthy, President and Founder, Westmeath Communications, Castle Rock, CO, USA    
Sharon McGowan-Spinelli, Director, Corporate Communications, Avid, Burlington, MA, USA       
Colin McKillop, Chief Executive Officer, Butcher Enterprises, Windsor, Canada   
Stan Mendoza, President, Mendoza Media, Montclair, NJ, USA
Kathy Menzie, Associate Professor & Chair, Washburn University, Topeka, KS, USA        
Feroz Merchhiya, CTO, California Insurance Guarantee Association, Diamond Bar, CA, USA          
Carlos Minetti, President, Consumer Banking, Discover Financial Services, Riverwoods, IL, USA  
Jay Mitchell, Managing Director, Mereo, LLC, Irving, TX, USA      
Brian Mulvey, Vice President, Investor Growth Capital, New York, NY, USA         
Mark Murphy, Director of Content Management, Reliv International, Chesterfield, MO, USA     
Kirk Musselman, Director, Human Resources, Classified Ventures LLC, Chicago, IL, USA 
Steve Nelson, Partner & CTO, AP42, San Ramon, CA, USA            
Judi Niedercorn, President and CEO, SysTactics, McLean, VA, USA           
Cynthia Nustad, SVP, CIO, HMS, Irving, TX, USA
Bob Older, President, Creative Travel Inc., Wilmington, DE, USA               
Linda Olsan, Director, Operations & Customer, 3iCorp.com, Irvine, CA, USA        
Paul Patton, Senior R&D/Regulatory Manager, Delta Faucet Co., Indianapolis, IN, USA   
Don Pearce, New York, NY, USA             
Rob Peglar, CTO Americas, EMC Isilon, Wildwood, MO, USA        
Mary Pettersen, Director, Corporate Practice, Burson-Marsteller, Chicago, IL, USA          
Fabi Preslar, President, SPARK Publications, Matthews, NC, USA              
Jesintha Rajaratnam, Partner, Joje India Consultants-Finance & HR, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Daniel Recanati, CEO, Rhodium, New York, NY, USA        
Zev Remba, Creative Director, Unconformity, Alexandria, VA, USA          
Dennis Reno, Vice President, Customer Portal Experience, Oracle, San Francisco, CA, USA         
Julie Ridenour, Senior QA Specialist, Cigna, West Hartford, CT, USA         
Chris Risheill, Director of Sales, Marketing and Exhibits, Association for Middle Level Education, Westerville, OH, USA     
Randall Romberger, Principal, Advantage Healthcare Solutions, LLC, Greenville, SC, USA               
Viurniel Sanchez, Program Management Coordinator, NextEra Energy, Inc., Miami, FL, USA        
Luz Sanchez, Social Catering Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center, Miami, FL, USA 
Scott Sauder, Area Operations Consultant, The UPS Store, Noblesville, IN, USA 
Jodi Sawyer, Director, John Hancock, Boston, MA, USA 
Harry Schechter, CEO/President, Temperature@lert, Boston, MA, USA
Lauren Selikoff, Managing Director, Selikoff+Company, Orange, NJ, USA              
Bill Shelton, Vice President, USHEALTH Advisors, Grapevine, TX, USA     
Lisa Sigler, Marketing Manager, Apptix, Herndon, VA, USA          
Erica Smith, Principal, Social Combustion Promotions, San Francisco, CA, USA     
Michael Spurlin, VP, Operations, Crystal Technologies Group, Inc., West Chester, PA, USA           
Michael Stephenson, Senior Director, Oracle Corp., New York, NY, USA
David Street, Owner, Street Works Studio, Boston, MA, USA    
Joe Thoma, President/CEO, Primary Source Press Inc., Oviedo, FL, USA 
Scott Thomas, CEO, Jake Records, Puyallup, WA, USA    
Lillian Valdes, President, At Your Service Hospitality, Miami, FL, USA             
Manuel Valencia, VP-Strategy, Excelerant, Baton Rouge, LA, USA            
Greg Van Dyke, SVP Marketing, PSAV Presentation Services, Los Angeles, CA, USA         
Lori Van Dyke, Manager Customer Care, Access One Inc, Chicago, IL, USA            
Chris Vasan, Communications Lead, Cisco Systems, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC, USA             
Rajani Veeramachaneni, President, E Center, Inc., Newtown, PA, USA  
Vinny Verdi, Producer, CUNY-TV, New York, NY, USA    
Mary Verdin, Owner, Verdin Marketing Ink, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA       
Terry Waitzman-Bannister, Vice President, Corporate Development, C2 Solutions Group, Inc., Reston, VA, USA
Brian Ward, SVP Client Engagement, Stylesight, New York, NY, USA       
Jerry Weinberger, Sr. Director, Customer Service and Retention, Webs, Inc., Washington, DC, USA         
Daryl Wieland, Managing Director, Accenture, Arlington, VA, USA            
Sharon Wienbar, Partner, Scale Venture Partners, Foster City, CA, USA 
Kelli  Williamson, Manager, Loyalty and Engagement, Rymax, Inc., Orange County, CA, USA        
Becky Wilson, President, WDS Marketing and PR, Overland Park, KS, USA            
Gregory Wright, Communications Manager, AICPA, New York, NY, USA
Joseph Zitzelberger, Director of Manufacturing Development, PACCAR Inc, Chillicothe, OH, USA              
Chris Zoloth, Director, Global Customer Care, IHG, Salt Lake City, UT, USA            
Linda Zumstein, CEO, IntelliSales Training, Arden, NC, USA          

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AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS ANNOUNCE FINALISTS IN 11TH ANNUAL COMPETITION

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, May 09, 2013 @ 11:43 AM

Coveted Stevie® Awards to Be Presented at Ceremonies in Chicago and San Francisco 

New York, NY – May 9, 2013– Finalists were announced today in The 11th Annual American Business Awards. Organizations as diverse as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Domino’s Pizza, Heineken USA, Microsoft, the National Football League, Procter & Gamble, Sony, and Wynn Las Vegas are among those recognized.  Lists of Finalists by category have been published at www.StevieAwards.com/ABAAmerican Business Awards Logo

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations and individuals in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations.

This year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award winners will be announced at two award banquets.  The first will take place on June 17 at the Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel in Chicago, Illinois; and the second, with awards in the new product and technology-related categories, will be held on September 16 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California. More than 800 executives are expected to attend the events.  The ceremonies will be broadcast nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network.    

Among the organizations with the most number of Finalists are Accenture, Actiontec Electronics, AT&T, Cisco Systems, EMKAY, Inc., Makovsky, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Marvell Semiconductor, MWW, The Navicor Group, Quality Systems, Slack and Company, Travelzoo, USANA Health Sciences, Vemma Nutrition Company, and VerticalResponse.

A record number of nominations were submitted this year with more than 3,200 from organizations of all sizes and from virtually every industry.  The ABAs include a wide variety of categories including management awards, new product awards, marketing awards, public relations awards, human resources awards, information technology awards, web site awards, and more.

Finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May.  Members of nine specialized final judging committees will determine Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among Finalists in judging that will begin next week.  More than 250 executives will participate in the judging process this year.

Voting will open in early July for the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, a component of The American Business Awards that invites the general public to vote for their favorite new products of the year in a number of categories including Favorite New Smartphone, Favorite New Tablet, Favorite New Consumer Product, and Favorite New Smartphone or Tablet App. 

For press credentials for the June 17 and September 16 award banquets or for more information, contact liz@thestevies.com.

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.  A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut later this year.  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 2013 American Business Awards include the Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, Experian Consumer Services, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, and SoftPro.

Tags: business awards, marketing awards, new product awards, management awards, American business awards, public relations awards, web awards, hr awards, it awards

8 Days to The 2013 International Business Awards Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, May 07, 2013 @ 11:14 AM

15 May is the entry deadline for The 2013 (10th Annual) International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition. (If you miss the 15 May deadline, late entries will be accepted through 12 June with the payment of a late fee per entry.)

If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here and it will be emailed to you right away. The entry kit contains all of the information you need to successfully submit entries.

The International Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to the IBAs. Categories include:

See the full list of international business awards categories.

Stevie® Awards are conferred upon top-scoring nominations in each category, as chosen by an international judging panel of more than 200 business leaders. Nominations should cite achievements during our eligibility period: January 2012 through 12 June 2013, the last day that late entries will be accepted. There is no eligibility timeframe for web site entries - it does not matter when the web sites were first published.

Because the 2013 awards banquet will take place on 14 October in Barcelona, Spain, all organizations in Spain may submitted an unlimited number of entries to the IBAs free of charge this year. Organizations in Spain should submit the promotion code "Barcelona" where indicated in the online entry process to have their entry fees waived.

Have questions regarding the 2013 IBAs? Don't hesitate to contact us with your questions or call us at + 1 703-547-8389.

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

3 Days to IPRA's Golden World Awards Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, May 03, 2013 @ 03:09 PM

Monday, 6 May, is the entry deadline for the 21st annual IPRA Golden World Awards, the top international public relations awards competition.

IPRA LogoThe entry kit for the 2013 GWA is available online.  Late entries will be accepted through 20 May with payment of a £50/entry late fee.

The IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence offer world-wide recognition and acclaim to world-class public relations programmes. The 2013 competition, conducted by the International Public Relations Association, is open to local, regional, national or international public relations programmes carried out or completed in 2012/2013.

Entries submitted to the Golden World Awards competition will be judged by an international panel of senior practitioners. In considering entries, the judges may grant one, several or no awards in each category. Entrants may submit any number of nominations to any number of categories, which include:

  • Community Relations
    For community relations campaigns not conducted by government / local authorities.
  • Corporate Communications
    For excellence in enhancing a company’s overall reputation through corporate communications.
  • Crisis Management
    Example of excellent communications management during a crisis.
  • Digital Media Relations
    For the successful use of digital media relations in a PR campaign.
  • Event Management
    For the planning and delivery of a successful event with a public relations dimension.
  • Internal Communications
    For a creative internal communications campaign that engaged and informed personnel.
  • Launch of a New Product
    For well-planned PR activities around the launch of a product.
  • PR on a Shoestring 
    For an imaginative PR campaign done on a small budget.
  • Publications
    For PR publications such as newsletters or magazines that showed excellence and imagination in communicating with stakeholders. This can be in a print or electronic format.
  • Social Media for PR
    For excellence in the use of social media as a public relations tool.
  • Technology
    For the effective use of public relations in the technology sector, including business-to-business and consumer campaigns.

For a full list of categories, visit the GWA website at www.ipra.org/gwa.

To submit your entries, review the entry kit and website for complete instructions on how to choose your categories and prepare your entries. When you are ready to submit your entries, begin here.

The 2013 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 GWA@thestevies.com.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with your questions about how to participate in the 2013 edition of IPRA's Golden World Awards for Excellence.

Tags: business awards, stevie awards, PR awards, public relations awards, IPRA, International Public Relations Association, Stevie Awards and IPRA Partnership, Golden World Awards

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