The Stevie Awards Blog

Stevie Winners Announced in 2016 American Business Awards

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, May 02, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Winners to be Celebrated in New York on June 20
(see summary of major winners by major MSA below)

The Stevie® Awards, organizers of the world’s premier business awards programs, today announced the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners in The 14th Annual American Business AwardsSM.

ABA16_Stevie_Winner_Distribution.pngAll organizations operating in the U.S.A. – large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit - are eligible to submit nominations to the ABAs in a wide range of categories, honoring achievement in every aspect of work life, from customer service and management to public relations and product development.  More than 3,400 nominations were reviewed in the judging process this year by more than 250 professionals, whose average scores determined the winners.

2016 Stevie winners will be celebrated and presented their awards during a gala event on Monday, June 20 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.  Tickets are now on sale.  The presentations will be broadcast live via Livestream.

CallidusCloud (Dublin, CA) is the leader among Stevie Award winners, with 40 wins in a wide range of categories, including six Gold.  CallidusCloud is sure to be among the winners of the Grand Stevie Award trophies, the top overall winners in this year’s ABAs, who will be announced next week.

Winners of four Gold Stevies include CAS (Columbus, OH), Jeunesse Global (Orlando, FL), and MWW (East Rutherford, NJ). 

Notable Stevie winners include:

  • 11-year-old Max Ash of MAX'IS Creations (Boston, MA), winner of the Gold Stevie for Product Developer of the Year and the youngest-ever Stevie winner
  • TiVo's BOLT, Silver Stevie winner for Best New Consumer Electronics Product. Last week TiVo announced that it would be acquired by Rovi
  • Lakeshore Recycling Systems (Morton Grove, IL), winner of 14 Stevies
  • TextRecruit (San Jose, CA), winner of three Gold Stevies including B2B Startup of the Year

For a complete list of the Stevie Award winners announced today, visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

This is the first year in which Stevie winners in The American Business Awards are announced before the awards gala.  In the ABAs’ first 13 years, finalists were announced in advance of the awards gala, but the Stevie winners weren’t revealed until the night of the presentations.   

Every new product or service nominated in The 2016 American Business Awards will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, a worldwide public vote. Voting will open tomorrow and conclude on June 3.  People’s Choice Stevie winners will be announced the week of June 6, and will be honored during the June 20 presentations.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven 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, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the new Stevie Awards for Great Employers. 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 http://www.StevieAwards.com.

 

Key Stevie winners in some major metropolitan statistical area include, among others:

Atlanta: Arketi Group, Liaison Technologies (Alpharetta), CATMEDIA, Citi Retail Services, MessageGears, One Vision Productions, LLC (Clarkston), Panasonic Automotive Systems (Peachtree City), and QASymphony

Austin: AgileCraft, Dell (Round Rock), Epicor Software Corp, Magnitude Software, mindWireless, and Workplace Answers

Boston: Centage Corporation (Natick), Curriculum Associates (North Billerica), Enquiron, Fiksu, Fleetmatics (Waltham), Globoforce (Southborough) Harvard Business Publishing, HubSpot (Cambridge), John Hancock, MAX'IS Creations, Inc., PAREXEL International (Waltham), Progress (Bedford), Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Ve Interactive, VirtusaPolaris (Westborough), and ZipCar (Cambridge)

Chicago: Accenture , Applied Systems (University Park), BMO Capital Markets, Empire Today (Northlake), Endurance (Northbrook), Lakeshore Recycling Systems (Morton Grove), Peapod (Skokie), SIM Partners, and Wheels, Inc. (Des Plaines)

Dallas: ACTIVE Network, AT&T, Monitronics Security (Farmers Branch), Omnitracs, LLC, Texas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth), and USHEALTH Advisors (Grapevine)

Denver & Boulder: EffectiveUI (Denver), Level 3 Communications (Broomfield), SolidFire (Boulder), and Theresa Bradley-Banta Real Estate Consultancy (Denver)

Detroit: Critical Signal Technologies (Novi), Farbman Group (Southfield), George P. Johnson (Auburn Hills), Great Expressions Dental Centers (Bloomfield Hills), and Shinola (Detroit)

Houston: Effex Management Solutions, Gorilla Safety, PROS, Inc., Signet Interactive, and TopSpot Internet Marketing

Los Angeles: Christmas in Hollywood (Hollywood), Dollar Shave Club (Venice), Ixia (Calabasas), j2 Global® Cloud Services (Hollywood), PMK*BNC (Los Angeles), and ZipRecruiter (Santa Monica)

Miami: Coastal Risk Consulting (Plantation), DCR Workforce (Boca Raton), Future Energy Solutions (Ft. Lauderdale), Lion Agency (Miami), MONAT Global (Doral), ScribeAmerica (Ft. Lauderdale), and TEAM Enterprises (Ft. Lauderdale)

Minneapolis: Ceridian, Deluxe Corporation (Shoreview), Renters Warehouse (Minnetonka), RiverSource Annuities, and RiverSource Life Insurance Company

New York: Broadstreet, Datapipe, Inc. (Jersey City, NJ), Diligent Corporation, Fidelity Investments (Jersey City, NJ), Hudson Group (East Rutherford, NJ), Kaplan Test Prep, Makovsky & Co, MASS Communications, Momentum Worldwide, MWW (East Rutherford, NJ), ProSight Specialty Insurance (Morristown, NJ), Radware (Mahwah, NJ), Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (Mahwah, NJ), SocialCode, Squarespace, Swiss Post Solutions, Thomson Reuters, TouchBistro, TransPerfect, VertaMedia LLC, and W Magazine

Philadelphia: Broadview Networks (King of Prussia), GetResponse Inc. (Wilmington, DE), Karma Agency, LCG, Ltd. & H.E.L.P.® Legal Plan (Bala Cynwyd), Nutrisystem (Fort Washington), and Worldwide Clinical Trials (King of Prussia)

Phoenix: Allbound (Scottsdale), Beyond20, Casino Arizona (Scottsdale), Digital Air Strike (Scottsdale), Isagenix International (Gilbert), The James Agency (Scottsdale), KEO Marketing Inc., Talking Stick Resort (Scottsdale), and Yeager Marketing

Salt Lake City: 4Life Research (Sandy), 97th Floor (Lehi), IHG, Morinda, Inc. (American Fork), SnappConner PR (South Jordan), and USANA Health Sciences

San Diego: AMN Healthcare, Amobee, The Control Group, PACIFIC, Qualcomm, Red Door Interactive, and RippleNami, Inc. (Cardiff)

San Jose: Cisco Systems, Electric Cloud, EMC, Malwarebytes, PayPal, RiseSmart, TextRecruit, TiVo Inc., and Zoom Video Communications, Inc.

San Francisco: Blueshift Labs, ClearSlide, CoreOS, Demandbase, DocuSign, Godfrey Q, Grow Marketing, Scality, SquareTrade, STRV, Teridion, and Wells Fargo Treasury Management

Seattle: Avalara, Capital One Investing, Microsoft Corporation (Redmond), Talking Rain Beverage Company, and T-Mobile US, Inc. (Bellevue)

Silicon Valley: Actiontec Electronics (Sunnyvale), BDNA (Mountain View), Clinovo (Sunnyvale), Cloudinary (Palo Alto), Host Analytics (Redwood City), Intuit (Mountain View), Jasper (Santa Clara), Nexenta Systems, Inc., (Santa Clara), RiskSense (Sunnyvale), Robin Systems (Milpitas), Simility (Palo Alto), SnapLogic (San Mateo), Tanis Communications (Mountain View), Tintri (Mountain View), TriNet (San Leandro), Vendavo (Mountain View), and WebAction, Inc. (Palo Alto)

Washington, DC: Applied Predictive Technologies (Arlington, VA), Bloomberg BNA Software (Arlington, VA), Clarabridge (Reston, VA), CSC (Falls Church, VA), Cvent (Tysons Corner, VA), Deltek (Herndon, VA), GTT Communications (McLean, VA), ICMA-RC, Lockheed Martin (Bethesda, MD), Meals on Wheels America (Arlington, VA), Merkle (Columbia, MD), Milk Processor Education Program, Neocate (Rockville, MD), Transurban USA (Alexandria, VA), U.S. Green Building Council, and Vistaprint Digital Services (Silver Spring, MD)

Tags: website awards, marketing awards, PR awards, American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs, new product awards, management awards, company of the year

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

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Tue, Sep 09, 2014 @ 01:55 PM

The second part of The 12th Annual American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A., will take place this Friday evening in San Francisco.  Tickets are still on sale.

A few years ago the ABAs were split into two ceremonies.  The first ceremony this year took place on June 13 in Chicago, where Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Awards were conferred in categories for human resources awards, customer service awards, most of the marketing awards, PR awards, video awards, live event awards, publication awards, and many of the management awards and company awards categories.

This Friday evening, September 12 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, we'll present Stevies in the categories for websites, apps, IT, new products and services, and for management and organizational excellence in all technology-related industries.

We're expecting more than 250 executives from nominated executives to attend.  Get a PDF of the awards banquet program book here.

The results will be published at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA late Friday night.  The ceremony will be taped for broadcast by the BizTalkRadio network on the following Friday, the 19th, at 8:00 pm ET.

Stevies 2014 LogoSo who's coming this to this Friday's awards gala?  Here's the confirmed list as of this moment.

Acxiom Corporation
Adgistics
ADTRAN
Agiliance
AKQA
Altitude Digital
AMD
American Express Global Business Travel
Anametrix
AOL Inc
Applause
Articulate
AT&T
Automotive Research and Design
Avention
Bloomberg BNA
Bloomberg LP
Blue Wheel Media
Boeing
BP Logix
Brainshark, Inc.
CallidusCloud
Capital One ShareBuilder
CD2 Learning
Celtra Inc
Cigna
Cisco Systems
Citrix
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Company
Connect2 Communications
Constant Contact
CoverMyMeds
Credit Sesame, Inc
CyrusOne
DataRPM
Dell Software
Digital Life Group / WillowTree Apps
DISYS LLC
Domo
Drawbridge Inc.
EffectiveUI
Engility
Experian
Fieldglass
FlightScope
General Electric
GPS Insight
Graco Inc.
Hospitality eBusiness Strategies DBA HeBS Digital
Innography
INSZoom.com
Interactions
Internap
Intrepid Learning
ion interactive
Jeunesse Global
John Hancock Signature Services
KEO Marketing Inc
KidoZen
Makovsky
MarketLive
Marvell Semiconductor
Merchant Warehouse
MicroStrategy Inc.
Mohu
Navicor Group
NetScout Systems, Inc.
NuCompass Mobility Services
OmniTI Computer Consulting Inc
One Eighty/Leisure Care
OrionVM
OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc.
Peel
PGi
Pluralsight
Prism Skylabs
ProcessPro
ProProfs.com
Protection 1
Qless, Inc.
Quality Systems, Inc.
QUEsocial
Responsys
Sales Intellect Company
SciQuest
SCRA
Secure Cloud Systems
Signet Interactive
SoftPro
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
SpinGo
Stoneware, Inc.
SunGard Availability Services
SYSPRO USA
Talari Networks
Tanis Communications
Telerik
[email protected]
The Hybrid Shop
ThinkTank
Thomson Reuters
TIAA-CREF
Tire Business / Crain Communications
Tollgrade
TriNet
UberConference
UBM Tech
UnitedHealthcare
USANA Health Sciences, Inc
VeriFone
VerticalResponse
Videology
Vinci Education Corp
wefi, inc.
Wheels Inc
Workiva
Workplace Answers
World Water Works, Inc.
Xora, a ClickSoftware Company
Zendesk Inc.

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

The 2015 American Business Awards will open for entries in October.  Get the entry kit!Get the entry kit!

Tags: American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs, Stevies, winners, san francisco

10 Reasons to Enter The American Business Awards

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Apr 21, 2014 @ 01:02 PM

The final entry deadline for The 2014 (12th Annual) American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A., is this Wednesday, April 23.  Complete details on the ABAs are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

Stevie AwardMaybe you haven't entered yet, and you're swamped this week, or you're not sure of the benefits of participating, or haven't yet made the case to your boss or your colleagues about why you should make the investment in time and money to submit nominations to the ABAs.

Here are 10 great reasons why your organization should enter The American Business Awards.

1. Entering the ABAs is a cost-effective way to thank and honor your valued employees and to build or burnish your brand.

2. The entry process itself is valuable.  You'll research and write succinct, compelling stories of achievement within your organization that you can use in other ways.

3. Small companies have just as much chance to win a Stevie as big companies do.  Every year, household-name companies such as Apple, Delta Faucet, and Ford Motor Company are joined in the winners' circle by small and medium-size organizations that are still building their brands.

4. There are scores of categories covering every aspect of business, from management and finance, to marketing and public relations, to product development, customer service, and human resources.

5. If you’re a marketing consultancy or media production company, your work will be reviewed and honored by potential clients, not just your competitors, and there are many categories for web sites and apps, marketing campaigns, video productions, and other media.

6. Many of the world's top business leaders will review your nominations during the judging process.

7. If you win a Gold Stevie Award you’ll get to make a 30-second acceptance speech…before an audience of hundreds of executives from across the country…during a nationally-broadcast awards dinner…that will also be streamed worldwide over the Internet.

8. The Stevie Award is one of the world's most impressive trophies - it will wow clients, partners, colleagues and staff.

9. We'll promote your win across our web site and media.  We get more than 70,000 visitors to our site every month, have more than 24,000 weekly email newsletter subscribers, and many thousands of Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter followers.

10. As an honoree you'll get a range of free tools that you can use to promote your award.

Need more reasons?  Need help choosing categories?  Contact us.

We won't officially extend the entry deadline, but if you need a few extra days to submit your entries you may have them, but you must request a brief extension in writing.

Tags: business awards, American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs, reasons to enter, 10 reasons to enter

Video: How to Enter The American Business Awards

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Dec 19, 2013 @ 05:36 PM

We've just published a 5-minute video about how to enter the U.S.A.’s top business awards program, The American Business Awards.

WATCH IT NOW

ABA video image

Our brief video covers all of the information you'll need to be able to prepare and submit entries to the ABAs.

All individuals and organizations within the U.S.A. -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to the ABAs. The American Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Our business 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.

The entry deadline for the 12th edition of The American Business Awards is March 26. Late entries will be accepted through April 23 with payments of a late fee.  Nominations should cite achievements since January 1 2013. There is no eligibility timeframe for web site and app entries - it does not matter when they were first published.

Get your entry kit for the ABAs – it contains everything you’ll need to know about how to prepare and submit entries.

Questions about how to select categories or submit entries?  Contact us at [email protected], +1 703-547-8389.

 

Tags: business awards, American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs, video, how to enter

Stevie Awards Sponsorship Opportunities for 2014 Are Published

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 03:07 PM

The Stevie Awards, the world's premier business awards programs, have just published a brochure about our 2014 sponsorship opportunities.

READ THE BROCHURE HERE

Sponsorship Prospectus 2014The brochure outlines the opportunities associated with our six awards programs in 2014, including two new programs - the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the forthcoming German Stevie Awards.

Among the benefits that are available through Stevie Awards sponsorships are:

• The ability to submit an unlimited number of entries to the sponsored program without having to pay entry fees. This benefit can be extended to sponsors’ clients as well

• The right to name and confer one or more honorary Stevie Awards upon your customers

• A full-page ad in the official program of the event

• Up to 100,000 banner ad impressions on the sponsored program’s web site and in the weekly Stevie Awards Update e-newsletter

• Tickets for the sponsored awards banquet

• At least 10 minutes of stage time to present awards at the sponsored event

• Logo identification in all photographs and video clips of the sponsored event

• Hospitality and display privileges, before, during, and/or after the sponsored event

• Editorial coverage, in the form of an interview or profile, in the Stevie Awards blog and e-newsletter

We welcome the opportunity to customize sponsorship benefits to suit your needs.  Contact Stevie Awards president Michael Gallagher for details.

Tags: business awards, International business awards, American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs, IBAs, sponsorship, sponsors

LifeLock Wins Grand Stevie® For Organization of the Year in 11th Annual American Business Awards

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 @ 09:46 AM

The Stevie® Awards held one of its awards galas for its 11th annual American Business Awards competition last night, and announced the winners of its first-ever Grand Stevie Award trophies.

Grand Stevie AwardLifeLock received the Grand Stevie for organization of the year, for earning the most award points in The 2013 American Business Awards. Other top ABA Grand Stevie winners include Makovsky for interactive services agency of the year, Slack and Company for marketing agency of the year, and MWW for public relations agency of the year.

The Grand Stevie Awards were presented to the organizations that submitted the best body of entries to The American Business Awards this year, in their own name or in the names of one or more clients. The organizations with the most points won, with a Gold Stevie Award win counting for three points, a Silver Stevie win for two points, and a Bronze Stevie win for 1.5 points.

Besides LifeLock, Makovsky, MWW and Slack and Company, Grand Stevies were also awarded to the ten other organizations with the most points in the 2013 competition. They are:

10th place: EMKAY Inc.
9th place: Actiontec Electronics
8th place: VerticalResponse
7th place: CallidusCloud
6th place: USANA Health Sciences
5th place: Cisco Systems, Inc.
4th place: Accenture
3rd place: AT&T Inc.
2nd place: DRC    
1st place: Quality Systems, Inc.    

Last night’s gala, focused on new product awards, website awards, and other tech awards, was the second of two American Business Awards ceremonies this year. The first ceremony took place in Chicago on June 17 and honored winners in disciplines such as customer service, human resources, corporate communications, live events, publications, and selected categories for company/organization, management and marketing.

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, product developers, marketers and web development teams.

More than 250 executives attended last night’s awards banquet at San Francisco’s Julia Morgan Ballroom. Stevie Awards were conferred in three levels of distinction: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

For a complete list of all 2013 American Business Awards’ Stevie Award winners visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

More than 3,200 entries were submitted to The 2012 American Business Awards and more than 320 executives nationwide participated in judging to determine this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

Entries for The 2014 American Business Awards will be accepted starting in October.

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 month. 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 http://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, app awards, website awards, American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs, innovation awards, technology awards, new product awards

American Business Awards Announce Winners in New Product & Technology Categories

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 @ 09:17 AM

The 11th Annual American Business Awards announced Stevie® Award winners last night at its event focused on outstanding new products and services and on achievements in technology industries.

ABA13 SFLast night’s gala was the second of two American Business Awards ceremonies this year. The first ceremony took place in Chicago on June 17 and honored winners in disciplines such as customer service, human resources, corporate communications, live events, publications, and selected categories for company/organization, management and marketing. Winners in all new product and technology-related categories were announced at the event in San Francisco last night.

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, product developers, marketers and web development teams.

More than 250 executives attended last night’s awards banquet at San Francisco’s Julia Morgan Ballroom. Stevie Awards were conferred in three levels of distinction: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Also announced last night were the first-ever Grand Stevie Award winners. The Grand Stevies were awarded to the organizations who received the most awards overall – Gold, Silver or Bronze – in the ABAs this year. LifeLock was presented with the Grand Stevie for Organization of the Year. The winners of the other Grand Stevie Awards will be named in a followup press release today.

AT&T, Inc., Dropbox and Marvell were the top winners of Gold Stevie Awards last night with three each. Winners of two Gold Stevies include Actiontec Electronics, Brainshark, Inc., DRC, ExtraHop Networks, LexisNexis, Web Advanced, Wilshire Axon, and ZehnerGroup.

Notable Gold Stevie Award Winners announced last night include:

­    New Product or Service of the Year - Consumer Services: Bitcasa’s Infinite Drive
­    Best Hospitality & Leisure Website: Carbone Smolan Agency for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group website
­    Information Technology Team of the Year: The Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services Team
­    New Product or Service of the Year - Hardware - Peripheral: Hewlett-Packard’s HP Officejet Pro X576dw
­    Best Marketing App: John Hancock Funds iDiversify
­    Executive of the Year - Computer Software - Up to 500 Employees: Phil Fernandez, president and CEO of Marketo
­    Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year - Up to 100 Employees: ExtraHop Networks
­    Tech Innovation of the Year: AT&T’s Application Resource Optimizer (ARO)

For a complete list of The 2013 American Business Awards winners announced last night visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

Winners of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, which were determined by more than 20,000 votes in July and August, were announced in August and presented their crystal People’s Choice Stevie Awards last night.

More than 3,200 entries were submitted to The 2012 American Business Awards and more than 320 executives nationwide participated in judging to determine this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

Entries for The 2014 American Business Awards will be accepted starting in October.

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 month. 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 http://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, app awards, website awards, American business awards, ABAs, innovation awards, technology awards, new product awards

Last Day to Vote for Your Favorite New Products of the Year

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Aug 09, 2013 @ 01:12 PM

People's Choice Stevie AwardsToday, Friday, August 9, is the last day to vote in the 5th 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.

Voting is open at http://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com and will conclude at 11:59PM ET tonight.

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

  • Favorite Cloud App/Service
  • Favorite Consumer Product
  • Favorite Hardware
  • Favorite Telecommunications Service

All new products and services that were nominated in the new product awards categories of The 2013 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 16.

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

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

One Week Left to Vote for Your Favorite New Products of the Year

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Aug 02, 2013 @ 10:13 AM

Favorite New Products of the Year

August 9 is the last day to vote in the 5th 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.

If you haven't yet voted, you can vote now: http://PeoplesChoice.StevieAwards.com.

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

  • Favorite Cloud App/Service
  • Favorite Consumer Product
  • Favorite Hardware
  • Favorite Telecommunications Service

All new products and services that were nominated in the new product awards categories of The 2013 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 16.

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

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

Meet the Final Judges of The 2013 American Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Jun 07, 2013 @ 11:34 AM

The following professionals participated on the nine final judging committees of The 2013 (11th Annual) American Business Awards, the nation’s premier business awards program. Their average scores determined the 2013 Stevie® Award winners. We thank them for their time, insights, and support. (2013 winners will be announced at one of our two awards banquets: June 17th at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel in Chicago or September 16th at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Click here to order tickets.)

2013 Company/Organization Awards Final Judging Committee
Chair:
The American Business Awards LogoCraig Lund, CEO, SecureAuth Corporation, Irvine, CA

Committee:
Jeff Bell, Partner, NCT Ventures, Kirkland, WA
Andrew Berman, VP Sales, BigTinCan, Boston, MA
Kevin S. Chen, President & CEO, Business Methods Corporation, Mt Freedom, NJ 
Fernando Chumentowski, CIO, Quick Bridge Funding, Orange, CA
John Everson, Chief Info Security Officer, Dish Networks, Englewood, CO
Jad Flewelling, VP Information Security, Elliott Health Systems, Manchester, NH   
Ben Gold, President, Quick Bridge Funding, Orange, CA
Eric Halvorson, SVP, National Services Group, Wells Fargo, Treasury Management Client Services, Minneapolis, MN     
William Holmes, Principal, Go-Trust, Lake Forest, CA     
Ed Jackiowak, VP Special Projects, Vordel, Newton, MA   
Toby Labelle, Sr. Vice President, Northland Security, Minneapolis, MN
Bob Markel, Director of IT and Operations, Virgin America, Burlingame, CA
Allen  Miner, CEO, Sunbridge, Sunnyvale, CA   
Kunal  Mittal, Executive Director, Enterprise Technologies, ADM, Sony Pictures, Hawthorne, CA
Don More, Managing Director Security Investment Banking, Signal Hill, New York, NY
Brett  Morgan, Manager Solution Architect, Russell Investments, Seattle, WA  
Johnny Munger, CISO, Trust Company of the West, Los Angeles, CA     
Carmen Parisi, CEO, Chicago Brick Oven, Chicago, IL      
Kevin Powell, Director of Sales, Egnyte, Mountain View, CA      
Bryan  Rigney, VP Operations, MarginPoint, Lake Forest, CA     
Linda  Shepard, CFO, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, Mission Viejo, CA   
Robert  Thomas, President, MulliganFun, Torrance, CA 
Lee Weiner, Sr. Vice President, Rapid7, Boston, MA     

2013 Creative Awards Category Final Judging Committee
Chair:
Otto Bell, Creative Director, Ogilvy Entertainment, New York, NY

Committee:
Nick Barrios, Creative Director, Digitas, New York, NY   
Bill Davaris, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy, New York, NY  
Rachel  Deutsch, Creative Director, The Design Channel, Chevy Chase, MD
Justin Havlik, Executive Producer, First Wave, New York, NY     
Sean Kapoor, VP, Global Brand Marketing, Harman International, Stamford, CT 
Craig  Kavicky, Director, Business Development-N. America, Fitch, Columbus, OH 
Kristen Lacy, Associate Creative Director, Slack and Company, Chicago, IL 
Andrew Ladden, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy, New York, NY       
Rob Leggat, Senior Vice President, Goddard Gunster, Washington, DC
David Leider, CEO, Gas Station TV, Birmingham, MI       
Alex Louie, Creative Director, Wilshire Axon, Los Angeles, CA   
Jeannine McHenry, Art Director, One17 Creative, Marina Del Ray, CA   
Thomas Prevot, Senior Interactive Producer, Y&R, New York, NY  
Kate Reddy, Co-Owner/Co-President, McKinnon-Mulherin Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 

2013 Corporate Communications, Investor Relations and Public Relations Awards Final Judging Committee
Chair:
Michelle Gilbert, Public Relations Manager, Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless, Southfield, MI
 
Committee:
Jennifer L. Cherry, SVP & Chief Digital Officer, Marx Layne & Company, Farmington Hills, MI     
Beth  Crivello-Wagner, Director of Marketing Communications, Core Creative , Milwaukee, WI
Misty Cruse, President, Cruse PR, Louisville, KY
Andi Ferguson, Account Supervisor, Wordsworth Communications, Cincinnati, OH  
Bonnie Hackbarth, Senior Counselor, Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations, Louisville, KY      
Mary Ann Henker, President, The Henker Group, Easton, MD 
Courtenay Higgins, Senior Partner, Winning Strategies, Newark, NJ       
Laura Merritt, Public Relations Manager, Verizon Wireless, Hilliard, OH
Andrea Meyer, Public Relations Manager, Verizon Wireless IL/WI Region, Schaumburg, IL 
Ann Murphy, SVP, O'Neill & Associates, Boston, MA    
Lori Riddle Eberenz, Associate Director of Public Relations, Bandy Carroll Hellige, Louisville, KY  
Colleen Rosso, Director of Communications, Hartland Township, Milford, MI    
David Samberg, Public Relations Manager, Verizon Wireless, Basking Ridge, NJ
Michael  Schmarak, Vice President, DKC Public Relations, Marketing & Government Affairs, Northbrook, IL       
Natalie Stavale, Account Supervisor, Marx Layne & Company, Farmington Hills, MI
Robin Vaitonis, SVP, Strategic Communications, Tanis Communications, San Jose, CA   
Chris Vasan, Communications Lead, Cisco Systems, Smart Web Technology Group, Research Triangle Park, NC
Danielle Waller, Associate Account Manager, Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations, Louisville, KY      
Becky Wilson, President, WDS Marketing and PR, Overland Park, KS     
Amanda Wisell, Marketing Manager, PAR Springer-Miller, Stowe, VT   
Julia Zamorska, VP of Corporate Communications, iolo technologies, Los Angeles, CA   

2013 Customer Service Awards & Support Awards Final Judging Committee
Chair:
Dawn Stevenson, Manager, Customer Retention, Customer Service & Inside Sales, Stamps.com, Los Angeles, CA

Committee:
Rebekah Clerk, National Customer Service Manager, Empire Today, Northlake, IL
Brian Giannini, VP Business Development, Network Direct, Inc., Phoenix, AZ    
David Gilman, President, Gilman Performance Systems, Inc., Brookfield, CT      
Stephen Henderson, Program Director, Alta Resources, Brea, CA
Billie K. Johnson, VP, Client Results, Incept, Canton, OH   
Lori Owens, VP, Client Relations, PhoneWare, Inc., San Diego, CA
Dave Shapiro, CEO, Dialogue Marketing, Troy, MI
Aaron Taylor, VP, Customer Care, MyLife.com, Westwood, CA
Joanne Wilkie, CEO, JessicaSimpson.com, Los Angeles, CA 
Kelli Williamson, Manager, Loyalty and Engagement, Rymax, Inc., Costa Mesa, CA
Vince Yanez, Customer Care Manager, Stamps.com, Los Angeles, CA  
Chris Zoloth, Director Global Customer Care, IHG, Salt Lake City, UT      

2013 Human Resources Awards Final Judging Committee
Chair:
Dave Craig, Vice President of Human Resources, Fazoli's Italian Restaurants, Lexington, KY

Committee:
Jerry Barbian, President, B & J Search Resources LLC, Brookfield, WI     
Jeff Bilot, VP, National Accounts, Wells Fargo Insurance, Fort Lauderdale, FL     
L Brigg Cochran, President/CEO, Benefit Insurance Marketing, Lexington, KY  
Mary Cuervo, Sr. Director of Comp & Benefits, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Miami, FL
Kim Davis, SVP, NFP HR Services, National Financial Partners, Austin, TX 
Samuel Faust, SVP, Willis of TN, Nashville, TN  
Becky Fine, COO, Honolulu Coffee Company , Honolulu, HI       
Vernessa W. Gates, Chief People Officer, BravoBrio Restaurant Group, Columbus, OH
Mary Golaboff, VP, NFP HR Services, National Financial Partners, Austin, TX
Kevin Hegebarth, VP, Marketing & Product Management, HIRE IQ, Atlanta, GA 
Carrie Kohn, VP, National Accounts, Allstate Benefits, Oviedo, FL 
John  Lamb, VP & Group Head, Ebix, Atlanta, GA
John C. Logan, Managing Director, Marsh, Louisville, KY
Krushnaprasad Mahapatra, HR Head, Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore, India
Lisa D.  Morgan, President, Zenith Performance Group, LLC, Louisville, KY
Rodney Morris, Chief People Officer, Romano's Macaroni Grill, Dallas, TX 
Connie Paris, Vice President, The Elliot Group, Atkinson, NH     
Cabot Pollard Pyle, Director of Charitable Giving, Turner Family Foundations, Nashville, TN
Mary Roseman, Associate Professor & Hospitality Management Program Director, University of Mississippi, University, MS
Lisa Schweickert, VP of Training, Golden Corral Corporation, Raleigh, NC   
Patrick Sterling, Sr. Dir, Risk & People Administration, Texas Roadhouse, Louisville, KY  
 
2013 Information Technology Awards & New Products & Product Management Awards Final Judging Committee
Chair:
Jesse Rothstein, CEO and co-founder, ExtraHop Networks, Seattle, WA

Committee:
Vesselin Bakalov, CTO, SevOne Inc, Wilmington, DE     
Daniel Burkholder, IT Solutions Advisor, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Frisco, TX  
Tanya Bakalov, COO, SevOne Inc, Wilmington, DE
Jock Breitwieser, Director, Corporate Communications, TriNet, San Jose, CA     
Michael Brown, CTO, comScore, Inc., Reston, VA 
Alexander Castro, VP of Product, Electronic Arts, San Francisco, CA
Andrew Conry-Murray, Editor, Network Computing, Fair Oaks, PA
Julie Cullivan*, Chief Information Officer, FireEye, Inc., Milpitas, CA       
Kyle Forster, Co-Founder/President, Big Switch Networks, San Francisco, CA    
Bill Gossman, CEO, Marble Security, Sunnyvale, CA       
Donna Grare, VP Engineering, PHD Virtual, Morris Plains, NJ     
Connie Guglielmo, Technical Reporter, Forbes Magazine, Los Altos, CA 
Ed Horst, VP, Business Development, Perforce Software, Alameda, CA 
Jim Hutchins, CTO & EVP, T2 Systems, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Mel Kemp, SVP of Operations, Pegasus Solutions, Inc., Seattle, WA
Mike Kindle, VP, Information, HealthSouth, Birmingham, AL           
Stephen Lavin, Vice President Infrastructure & Operations, Coinstar, Inc., Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Rene Lopez, VP of Platforms & Architecture, TriZetto Corporation, Denver, CO 
Steve McGee, Director, Hosting Operations, Tyler Technologies, Little Elm, TX 
Michael Mikuta, VP of Technology Strategy, Dynamics Research Corporation, Reston, VA
Judilynn Niedercorn, CEO, SysTactics, McClean, VA
Ken Phelan, CTO, Gotham Technology Group, Montvale, NJ     
Manny Rivelo, EVP, SP & Security Solutions, F5 Networks, Seattle, WA
Cindy Schumacher, SVP Infrastructure Services & Security , TriZetto Corporation, Denver, CO    
Milo Sprague, Head of Technology, Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, CA
Leslie Stretch, President & CEO, CallidusCloud, Pleasanton, CA
John Trainor, CIO, Aaron's, Inc., Kennesaw, GA 
Wes Wright, SVP/CIO, Seattle Children's, Seattle, WA  
Markus Zirn, VP, Product Management, SPLUNK, San Francisco, CA      

2013 Management Awards Final Judging Committee
Chair:
Joe Gillette, Chairman & CEO, Stage 2 Networks, New York, NY 

Committee:
Karin Ajmani, President, Marwood Group, New York, NY 
Richard Barton, CIO, American Management Association, New York, NY   
Rob Basso, President, Advantage Payroll Services, Freeport, NY   
David J. Cuthbert, CEO & President, Alteva, Philadelphia, PA    
Brenda Dukart, Executive Account Manager, Managed Business Solutions, Colorado Springs, CO  
Andy Gutman, CFO, Farbman Group, Southfield, MI    
Arnie Herz, Esq, Attorney at Law, Law Office of Arnie Herz, Port Washington, NY  
Stephen A Jannetta, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Philadelphia, PA
Jay Kim, CFO, Stage 2 Networks, New York, NY      
Joseph Laezza, President, BSIMPLIFIED GROUP LLC, Monroe Township , NJ      
Norton W. Lazarus, Managing Director, OEM Capital Corp, New York, NY  
Mario Lopez-Alcala, Senior Analyst, Morgan Stanley Capital International, New York, NY
Tony Magliocco, COO, Empire Merchants, Astoria, NY    
Jay Mitchell, President, Mereo, LLC, Colorado Springs, CO 
Fabi Preslar, President, SPARK Publications, Matthews, NC       
Andy Pritchard, CEO, ThoughtBurst, Fort Wayne, IN     
Michael Quinn, Partner, Q Advisors LLC, Denver, CO     
Peter Raymond, CEO, Human Condition, Brooklyn, NY 
Lewis Schiff, Chairman and Executive Director, Inc Business Owners Council, New York, NY
Ricky Spike, CPA, Ives Sultan & Spike PLLC, Woodbury, NY
Manuel F. Valencia, Vice President of Strategy, Excelerant, Baton Rouge, LA   

2013 Marketing Awards Final Judging Committee
Chair:
Carmen Yazejian, President, Network9, New York, NY

Committee:
Allyn Bacher, Sole Proprietor, Bacher Design, Brooklyn, NY
Christopher Beesley, Graphic Designer, Christopher Beesley Design, Norwalk, CT
Mark Simon Burk, Creative Director/Content Chief, BRANDnv, New York, NY   
Tanya Candia, CEO, Candia Communications LLC, Los Gatos, CA 
Sandra de Novellis, Sr. Marketing Manager, Telehouse America, New York, NY 
Mary DiMaggio, President, HMA Associates, Inc., Washington, DC 
Julia  Forsyth, Senior Strategy Manager, Marketing , GSMA , Atlanta, GA  
Giles House*, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, CallidusCloud, Pleasanton, CA    
Ariel Hyatt, Founder, Cyber PR, Brooklyn, NY   
Jo Ann Jacobsen, VP, Tinkerbelle Design, TinkerBelle, New York, NY     
Kimberly Joyce, Internet Marketing Consultant, ReachLocal, Newnan, GA 
Bob Kersten, Strategy Director, Landor Associates, San Francisco, CA   
Elliot Kreloff, Associate Publisher/Creative Director, Blue Apple Books/ Elliot Kreloff, Inc., New York, NY   
Charlotte Neuville, President, Fashion Chef, New York, NY
Gina Ray, Principal, Ray Public Relations, Mission Viejo, CA
Jennifer  Rose, Principal, Jennifer Rose Design, New York, NY  
Lamonda Williams, Cofounder & Chief Content Officer, Lamar’s Daughter, LLC, New York, NY   
Conrad Winter, Freelance Copywriter, Backpocket Copywriter, Metuchen, NJ 

2013 Website Awards Category Final Judging Committee
Chair:
Josh Kelly, Managing Partner, FINE Design Group, San Francisco, CA

Committee:
Jeremy Beckman, Instructional Designer, Lawroom, Walnut Creek, CA
Christy Belden, VP, Media + Marketing, Leapfrog Interactive, Louisville, KY
Suraya Bliss, Senior Director, Digital Communications, Walmart, Bentonville, AR       
Julien Brandt*, CEO, Organik SEO, Solana Beach, CA
Suraya Bliss, Senior Director, Digital Communications, Walmart, Bentonville, AR
Gina Cuff, Director, Digital Marketing, Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc., Redmond, WA
Christopher Harmon, Principal & CEO, theBATstudio, Oakland, CA
Stafford Kendall, Principal, Covalent Logic, Baton Rouge, LA      
Patrick  King, Founder/CEO, Imagine, Inc., Manassas, VA  
Bill Leake, CEO, Apogee Results, Austin, TX       
David Siskin, Founder & Partner, Boomity, San Francisco, CA    
Robert Balog, Creative Director, Ogilvy, New York, NY  
Lori Teranishi, Partner, IQ PR, Inc., San Francisco, CA    
Danny Altman, CEO, A Hundred Monkeys, Mill Valley, CA
Maribel Castillo, AVP/ Director of Corporate Communications, T.Y. Lin International, San Francisco, CA 
Jeff Leaf, Creative Director, Ogilvy, New York, NY

*Statements and decisions by Judges are not made on behalf of their company and do not reflect any representations or endorsements by their company.

Tags: judging, American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs, judges

Follow The Stevie Awards

Subscribe to Email Updates

Opportunities

CMA_Alerts_125x125-1

Browse by Tag