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How Etech Creates Remarkable Experiences

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, May 10, 2018 @ 09:58 AM

One aim of customer engagement is to continuously build and update knowledge on each individual visitor. Etech Global Services is a leading provider for customer engagement solutions, voice, quality monitoring, chat, social, and email. Etech began in 1997 in Texas in the United States and has expanded to include eight dynamic contact centers across the U.S., Jamaica, and India. Etech won the Silver Stevie® Award for Business Intelligence Solution - Human Intelligence Meets Artificial Intelligence in the 2018 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.
 
Pride in Their Job

etech 1Etech's solutions help their clients reduce efforts, enhance customer experience, increase sales results, and increase market share. Chief Customer Officer Jim Iyoob shares how their "servant leader" philosophy has motivated them to achieve success.

“The most evident area of impact is on the frontline employees,” says Iyoob. “The Stevie Award further validates their day-to-day efforts to make a remarkable difference for our clients. Being nationally recognized with a Stevie Award gives them a tremendous boost of confidence and pride in their job.”

Etech started with about 400 employees and now has grown to over 3,000 employees without a merger or acquisition.

An Effortless Experience

etech 2As 30-year veterans in their field, Etech's Insights division has continued to grow and now consists of more than 200 field expert data scientists. These experts have navigated a definitive increase of consumer control in today’s marketplace, directly impacting their industry and requiring their adaptability.

“Studies have shown that 89% of consumers have stopped doing business with particular companies after a single poor customer experience,” states Iyoob. “Consumers are willing to pay more for a service if they know they are going to have an effortless and positive customer experience.”

Etech constantly aims to make a remarkable difference in their clients’ lives and their communities.

“Growing as a leader does not occur overnight, but once our employees are presented with the tools of servant leadership, they set goals to start making changes intentionally, consistently and daily,” Iyoob says.
 
A Miracle in the Etech Family

Among all the gains and accomplishments Etech has experienced, one of the most dramatic and personal setbacks happened this past year to Etech's President and General Manager, Matt Rocco. Iyoob details Rocco’s story.

“In December 2016, Matt Rocco contracted a high mortality disease known as ARDS and fell into a coma for over a month. However, despite all the medical and scientific data to date, God decided to perform a miracle with Matt and keep him with us. Now, just hardly a year removed from being in a coma, Matt is back and leading the Etech family, which he has done so well for over 17 years. This event not only strengthened Matt and his immediate family, but in fact strengthened the 3,000+ Etech family worldwide.”

Etech defines adaptability as being flexible and willing to positively and purposefully introduce, embrace, and patiently lead the way through change. Etech has fully embraced this spirit.

Tags: business intelligence awards, new products and services, best new products, best solution providers

Stevie® Winners Announced in 2018 American Business Awards®

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, May 02, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

The Stevie® Awards, organizers of the world’s premier business awards programs, today announced the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners in The 16th Annual American Business Awards®.

All 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 3,700 nominations were reviewed in the judging process this year by more than 200 professionals, whose average scores determined the winners.

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

ABA group 2017 10-12018 Stevie winners will be celebrated and presented their awards during a gala event on Monday, June 11 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. Tickets are now on sale. The presentations will be broadcast live via Livestream.

Top winners of Gold Stevies, with three or more each, include Aeye (Pleasonton, CA), Aflac (Columbus, GA), Age of Learning (Glendale, CA), Anthem Foundation (Indianapolis, IN), Blue Wheel Media (Birmingham, MI), FIS (Jacksonville, FL), George P Johnson Experiential Marketing (Auburn Hills, MI), GN Hearing, (Bloomington, MN), GOLD PR (Irvine, CA), Gorilla Safety (Houston, TX), GTT Communications (McLean, VA), I Am Enough (Marina Del Ray, CA), Jeunesse Global (Orlando, FL), John Hancock Financial Services (Boston, MA), Marriott Vacations Worldwide (Orlando, FL), Petplan (Newtown Square, PA), Reltio (Redwood Shores, CA), Rentec Direct (Grants Pass, OR), Rimini Street (Las Vegas, NV), TopSpot (Houston, TX), Vectra (San Jose, CA) and Zenni Optical (Novato, CA).

Among all other Stevie winners, those winning five or more awards include 3D Exhibits (Schaumburg, IL), Accenture (Chicago, IL), ADP (Roseland, NJ), BMO Capital Markets (Chicago, IL), Brighton Health Plan Solutions (New York, NY), Cisco Systems Inc. (San Jose, CA), DCR Workforce (Boca Raton, FL), EMI Strategic Marketing (Boston, MA), Entercom (New York, NY), Franklin Covey (Salt Lake City, UT), HomeServe USA (Norwalk, CT), LABOV Marketing Communications and Training (Fort Wayne, IN), Makers Nutrition (Hauppauge, NY), Marketing Mojo (Charlottesville, VA), Merkle (Columbia, MD), MWWPR (New York, NY), New American Funding (Tustin, CA), Pacific Life Insurance Co. (Newport Beach, CA), Quest Software (Aliso Viejo, CA), SoftPro (Raleigh, NC), Spark Growth (New York, NY), STYLE Advertising (Birmingham, AL), Tata Consultancy Services (New York, NY), TekLeaders (Plano, TX), Thomson Reuters (Stamford, CT), WebPT (Phoenix, AZ) and Wolters Kluwer (New York, NY).

HCL America, part of HCL Technologies, a $7.4 billion global company that helps global enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age, sponsored the HCL Reimagining Business for the Digital Age awards, in 13 bespoke categories.  Stevie winners in these categories include Allscripts (Chicago, IL), BD (Franklin Lakes, NJ), Citi (New York, NY), Cummins Inc. (Columbus, IN), Deloitte (New York, NY), Merck & Co. (Kenilworth, NJ), Oncor (Dallas, TX), Symantec (Mountain View, CA), The Vanguard Group (Valley Forge, PA) and Verizon (New York, NY), among others.

Every new product or service nominated in The 2018 American Business Awards is included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, a worldwide public vote. Voting is now open at http://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com and will conclude on June 1. People’s Choice Stevie winners will be announced the week of June 4, and will be honored during the June 11 presentations.

“The nominations submitted for The 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding.  The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Tags: maverick awards, business developement, womens awards, employee of the year, Manager of the Year, top customer service, best solution providers

From Solution Provider to Solution Stevie Award Winner

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 11:10 AM

The 11th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service recognize the achievements of contact center, customer service, business development and sales professionals worldwide. Entries for the 2017 competition are now being accepted.

October 19 is the early-bird entry deadline with discounted entry fees. The entry deadline is November 16, but late entries will be accepted through January 11 with payment of a late fee. Winners of the eleventh annual competition will be announced at a gala awards banquet on February 24 at Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas.

REVIEW THE ENTRY KIT HERE.

Today we will highlight the Solution Provider Awards categories.

SASCS_Call_for_entries_4-1.jpgThese categories recognize the achievements of solution providers for sales, contact center, and customer service professionals.

Information required for entries in these categories include:
(a) An essay of up to 650 words describing the nominated organization's accomplishments since July 1, 2015.

(c) Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges. At the very least you should provide a link to the organization's website.

  1. Sales Consulting Practice of the Year
    121. Sales Training Practice of the Year
    122. Sales Outsourcing Provider of the Year
    123. Incentive, Rewards, or Recognition Provider of the Year
    124. Customer Service or Call Center Consulting Practice of the Year
    125. Customer Service or Call Center Training Practice of the Year
    126. Sales or Customer Service Solutions Technology Partner of the Year
    127. Contact Center or Customer Service Outsourcing Provider of the Year 
    128. Leadership or Management Training Practice of the Year (new category for 2017)

Solution Provider Award winners in 2016 include: 

Sales Consulting Practice of the Year 
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Sales Partnerships, Inc., Westminster, CO USA: A Beautiful Reinvention of Selling
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
EFG Companies. Irving, TX USA: Raising the Bar in Client Service
Imparta Inc., Austin, TX USA: Imparta Inc.
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Confero Inc., Raleigh NC USA: Leveraging mystery shopping and employee engagement for maximum sales
HGS, Lisle, IL USA: Improving Enterprise Sales with Speed, Effectiveness, and Visibility
Janek Performance Group, Las Vegas, NV USA: Janek Performance Group

Sales Training Practice of the Year 
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Imparta Inc., Austin, TX USA: Imparta Inc.
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
iSpeak, Inc., Round Rock, TX USA: iSpeak and IGT
Janek Performance Group, Las Vegas, NV USA: Janek Performance Group
MarketBridge, Bethesda, MD USA: MarketBridge
Wilson Learning, Minneapolis, MN USA: Wilson Learning
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
The Brooks Group, Greensboro, NC USA: The Brooks Group
Carew International, Inc., Cincinnati, OH USA: Carew International
MAVI Interactive, LLC, Doylestown, PA USA: "Waisimo" customer service training game with LC Waikiki
mLevel, Chicago, IL USA: mLevel's Partnership with Microsoft Azure
New York Community Bancorp, Inc., Westbury, NY USA: Building Business Customer Relationships

Sales Outsourcing Provider of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Sales Partnerships, Inc., Westminster, CO USA: Sales Outsourcing Leader Wins Head to Head Yet Again
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
Revana, Tempe, AZ USA: Revana - Integrated Sales and Marketing Solutions Drives Superior Outcomes for Clients
BRONZE STEVIE WINNER:
GuideWell Connect, Jacksonville, FL USA: Partnering for Success

Incentive, Rewards, or Recognition Provider of the Year 
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
MarketBridge, Bethesda, MD USA: MarketBridge
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
EXTRA Loyalty Solutions Co., Istanbul, Turkey: Tailored Loyalty Solutions for our Clients to Increase Their Sales and Customer Engagement
GuideWell Connect, Jacksonville, FL USA: Flexible Work Arrangements = Win-Win
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
GuideWell Connect, Jacksonville, FL USA: Change Leaders Committed to Continuous Improvement
GuideWell Connect, Jacksonville, FL USA: Curtain Call - Top Performers Have Chance to Razzle Dazzle ‘em

Tags: solution provider awards, best solution providers, sales awards, customer service awards

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