Nominees in the 2015 IBAs were not able to apply for the Best of the IBA Awards directly. Winners were determined by a points system based on the total number of awards won in the IBAs with a Gold Stevie win counting for three points, a Silver Stevie for two points, and a Bronze Stevie win for one-and-a-half points.
This year's Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners in The International Business Awards were announced on August 13. The winners of the Best of the IBA Awards will be presented with Grand Stevie Award trophies at The 12th Annual International Business Awards banquet at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto, Canada on October 23.
Winners of the Grand Stevie Awards are:
Organization of the Year: With a total of 72 award points earned by Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie-winning entries submitted by DHL offices in 22 nations, Deutsche Post DHL is the winner of the Grand Stevie Award trophy for Organization of the Year.
Public Relations Agency of the Year: With a total of 69 points earned by Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie-winning entries submitted by their agencies and offices in China, Europe, India and Singapore, Weber Shandwick is the winner of the Grand Stevie Award trophy for Public Relations Agency of the Year
Marketing Agency of the Year: Will a total of 64.5 points earned by Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie-winning entries worldwide, MSLGROUP is the winner of the Grand Stevie Award trophy for Marketing Agency of the Year.
Interactive Services Agency of the Year: With 39 points, Plasenta Conversation Agency, of Istanbul, Turkey, is the winner of the Grand Stevie Award trophy for Interactive Services Agency of the Year for the second year in a row.
Top 10: Among all other organizations honored in the 2015 IBAs, these are the top Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners and thus will also be presented with Grand Stevie Award trophies:
1. Ooredoo, Doha, Qatar (55.5 points)
2. LLORENTE & CUENCA, Madrid, Spain (48.5)
3. CallidusCloud, Pleasanton, CA, USA (45)
4. HANAROADCOM, Seoul, South Korea (37)
5. Fareportal, New York, NY, USA (35)
6. (Three-way tie at 29.5 points)
-Accenture, Chicago, IL, USA
- iFinance Canada, Toronto, Canada
- boogy the event company, Istanbul, Turkey
“These 14 organizations have demonstrated that they understand the value of seeking public recognition for the achievements of their executive teams and their employees, by nominating them for Stevie Awards in a wide variety of categories,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “Many of their nominations have been applauded and highly-rated by the judges, and we’re pleased to be able to honor them with Grand Stevie Award trophies.”
The International Business Awards feature a wide variety of categories to recognize achievement in every facet of work life, including management awards, new product awards, marketing awards, PR awards, customer service awards, website awards, and more.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements in the 2015 IBAs were determined by the average scores of more than 200 professionals worldwide in the three-month judging process.
For more information about The International Business Awards, including a complete list of all Stevie Award winners in the 2015 competition, visit www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.