LAS VEGAS, NV – February 26, 2013 – Winners in the Seventh Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, an international competition recognizing excellence in disciplines that are vital to business success, were unveiled last night at a gala ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Delta Air Lines and CubeSmart won three Gold Stevie Awards each, more than any other organization in the competition. Winners of two Gold Stevie Awards are AllClear ID, Capital One Bank, the United Kingdom’s EE, John Hancock Signature Services, Kohl’s Department Stores, Marsh U.S. Consumer, OppenheimerFunds, PetRays, Richardson, VIZIO, and VMware.
A complete list of all Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards by category is available at www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.
Winners in the fourth annual People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Customer Service, as determined by more than 211,000 public votes, were also awarded at the event to organizations including Constant Contact, Portugal Telecom, India’s TATA Motors Ltd., and Germany’s Zalando.
The presentations were recorded and will be broadcast by the Business TalkRadio Network (http://www.businesstalkradio.net) at 8:00 pm ET on Wednesday, February 27.
The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business award shows including the prestigious International Business Awards. More than 360 professionals from around the world attended the event.
More than 1,100 entries from organizations worldwide were submitted to this year’s competition, an increase of 10% over 2012. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 120 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 30 categories for customer service professionals, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 41 categories for sales and business development professionals, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year to Sales Department of the Year of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers.
More than 140 members of eight specialized judging committees determined the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging.
About The Stevie Awards
The 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 Twitter @TheStevieAwards.