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Who's Coming to the German Stevie Awards in Berlin This Friday?

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Mar 23, 2015 @ 12:23 PM

GSA_LogoThis Friday, March 27 will mark the historic occasion of the presentation of the very first German Stevie Awards, the newest Stevie Awards competition.  The Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards to recognize the best in business throughout Germany will be presented during a gala event at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Berlin.

The 2015 German Stevie Awards accepted nominations in a wide variety of categories, including

* Management Awards
* Company of the Year Awards
* PR Awards
* Marketing Awards
* New Product Awards
* Website & App Awards
* HR Awards
* IT Awards
* Customer Service Awards
* Video Awards
and more

All organizations operating in Germany were eligible to submit entries. Nominations of more than 200 organizations were considered for the awards this year.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners, selected by more than 50 executives who participated in judging, were announced on February 26.   The Grand Stevie winner, presented to the organization that submitted the best body of nominations to the awards, will be announced at the March 27 banquet in Berlin.

The Stevie Award trophy, made by the company that makes the Oscar and other major international awards, is among the world's most coveted prizes.

Here are the organizations who've already booked their place at this Friday's awards banquet.

affilinet GmbH München Bayern
aok teleservice marketing- und callcenterdienstleistungen der defacto GmbH Erlangen Bayern
Arkadin Frankfurt
AVL Emission Test Systems GmbH Neuss
Blacklane GmbH Berlin
CB-PraxisBeratung, Heidelberg
CCC Berlin
CocaCola GmbH Berlin
COMBITEL GmbH München Bayern
Deutsche Post DHL Bonn NRW Deutschland
E2open AG Karlsruhe Baden-Württemberg
Emanate PR München Bayern
Epicentrum de Colonia Köln
F&H Public Relations GmbH München Bayern
Feingold Technologies GmbH Unterföhring München Bayern
fischerAppelt Hamburg
Hamburger Software GmbH, Hamburg
Hewlett Packard CDS GmbH Bad Homburg Hessen
Integration Matters - Faiz & Siegeln Software GmbH Essen NRW
Inventorum GmbH Berlin
JUNIQE (Kollwitz Internet GmbH) Berlin
Kemper Kommunikation GmbH Frankfurt Hessen
Ketchum Pleon Dusseldorf
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, Berlin
METRO Cash & Carry Deutschland GmbH Düsseldorf NRW
MID GmbH Nürnberg Bayern
mobilcom-debitel GmbH Erfurt Thüringen
optivo GmbH Berlin
Packsize GmbH Herford NRW
The Phone House Telecom GmbH, Münster
promio.net Gmbh Bonn Nordrhein-Westfalen
RheinBrücke IT Consulting GmbH Köln NRW
Sky Deutschland Unterföhring Bayern
trio-group GmbH Mannheim Baden-Württemberg
uberMetrics Technologies GmbH Berlin Deutschland
Vocalcom GmbH Mannheim Baden Württemberg
Weber Shandwick München Bayern
Zebra Advertisement Dudenhofen Germany
ZIEHL-ABEGG SE Künzelsau Baden-Württemberg

Entries for the 2016 edition of the German Stevie Awards will open this August.  Add your name to the mailing list, and you'll receive the entry kit by email as soon as it's available.

Tags: German Stevie Awards, germany, German Business

Entry Deadline Extended for First Annual German Stevie® Awards

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

Newest Stevie Awards Program Recognizing the Best in Business in Germany Now Accepting Entries through February 11

GSABy popular demand, the Stevie Awards have announced a general entry deadline extension for its new German Stevie® Awards.  Entries will now be accepted through February 11.

All organizations operating in Germany are eligible to submit nominations to the 2015 German Stevie Awards. The awards will recognize achievements made since July 1, 2013.  Complete information about the awards process is available at www.StevieAwards.com/Deutschland.

The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition over the past 12 years in programs such as The International Business Awards and The American Business Awards.  Stevie Awards programs attract more than 8,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 nations.  The Stevie Award trophy is among the world's most coveted prizes.

The German Stevie Awards welcome nominations from all organizations operating in Germany – large and small, for-profit and non-profit, publicly-held and privately-held - with a wide range of categories to choose from, including

Judging for the competition will be conducted in two rounds by dozens of executives across Germany.  The first round will take place the week of February 16 and will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners in each category.  Those winners will be announced the week of February 23.  All of the Gold Stevie Award winners will then compete in the second round of judging for the right to be named the Grand Stevie Award winner in their category groups.  Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners will be honored, and Grand Stevie Award winners announced, at a gala awards banquet in Berlin on March 27.

Many German companies have been recognized in Stevie Awards programs over the years, including adidas Group, Bertelsmann AG, DP DHL, Lufthansa, and Siemens AG, among the more prominent winners.  “With the German Stevie Awards, we are able to recognize the achievements of many more German companies and executives,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “This will mean that many more German businesses will be able to benefit from the brand-building and employee-recognition benefits of winning the major business award, the Stevie Award.”

Questions about the German Stevie Awards?  Contact us at help+deutschland@stevieawards.com.

Tags: customer service awards, business awards, marketing awards, it awards, germany, management awards, public relations awards, German Business

German Stevie Awards Offers Low Entry Fees Through November 5 Deadline

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 01:51 PM

The newest Stevie Awards program, the German Stevie Awards, is now accepting nominations from all organizations operating in Germany at www.StevieAwards.com/Deutschland.

German Stevie AwardsRecognizing the best in business in Germany, the program is offering the lowest entry fee of the year at 99 euros for all entries submitted by the November 5 deadline. Entry fees will rise substantially on November 6, through the final entry deadline of December 10.

The German Stevie Awards opened for entries in mid-August and have received an impressive number of nominations thus far from a wide variety of organizations.

The Stevie Awards are considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition over the past 12 years in programs such as The International Business Awards and The American Business Awards. Stevie Awards programs attract more than 8,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 nations.

Harald Oberhofer, Director of Corporate Communications at optivo and a Stevie Award winner, shared his thoughts about the new German Stevie Awards.German companies are acting more and more internationally,” Harald added. “The German Stevie Awards might help to deepen our global mindset. At the same time, I think it’s great that German business achievements are going to be recognized through these new Awards, and that German innovations and product highlights will get the visibility they deserve.”

The German Stevie Awards welcome nominations from all organizations operating in Germany – large and small, for-profit and non-profit, publicly-held and privately-held - with a wide range of categories to choose from, including:

Judging for the competition will be conducted in two rounds. The first round will determine Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners in each category. Stevie Awards competitions typically feature more than 200 executives as judges. Those winners will be announced on February 23.

All of the Gold Stevie Award winners will then compete in the second round of judging for the right to be named the Grand Stevie Award winner in their category groups. Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners will be honored, and Grand Stevie Award winners announced, at a gala awards banquet in Berlin in late March.

The Stevie Award trophies, made by the company that makes the Oscar and other major international awards, are among the world's most coveted prizes.

To learn more about the German Stevie Awards, visit our Frequently Asked Questions webpage at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/gsa/about/514_2923_24742.cfm.

Tags: business awards, marketing awards, germany, management awards, The German Stevie Awards

First Annual German Stevie® Awards Issues Call for Entries

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

Newest Stevie Awards Program to Recognize the Best in Business in Germany; No Entry Fees Through 30 September

The organizer of the world’s leading business awards programs announced today that Germany will be the setting of its newest program, the German Stevie Awards, which is now welcoming nominations from all organizations operating in Germany at www.StevieAwards.com/Deutschland.

The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition over the past 12 years in programs such as The International Business Awards and The American Business Awards.  Stevie Awards programs attract more than 8,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 nations.

GSA logotypeThe German Stevie Awards will be only the second national Stevie Awards program, after the 12-year-old American Business Awards.  “Germany is a huge, vibrant economy with many outstanding companies in a wide variety of industries,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “It has been our goal to establish another national Stevies program in a major economy, and Germany is the ideal choice, as it’s the largest economy in Europe and the fifth largest by GDP in the world.”

The Stevie Award trophies, made by the company that makes the Oscar and other major international awards, are among the world's most coveted prizes.

The German Stevie Awards welcome nominations from all organizations operating in Germany – large and small, for-profit and non-profit, publicly-held and privately-held - with a wide range of categories to choose from, including

To celebrate the inauguration of the awards, no entry fees will be charged for nominations submitted through the early-bird entry deadline of 30 September.  From October 1, the entry fee will be just €99 for entries submitted through the second deadline, November 5.  Entries submitted after November 5, through the final deadline of December 10, will be assessed the standard entry fees, which can be as much as €400 per entry.

Judging for the competition will be conducted in two rounds.  The first round will determine Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners in each category.  Those winners will be announced on February 23.  All of the Gold Stevie Award winners will then compete in the second round of judging for the right to be named the Grand Stevie Award winner in their category groups.  Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners will be honored, and Grand Stevie Award winners announced, at a gala awards banquet in Germany in late March.

Judging committees for the German Stevie Awards are now being formed.  Those interested in participating in the judging process may also apply at http://www.StevieAwards.com/Deutschland. Stevie Awards competitions typically feature more than 200 executives as judges.

Many German companies have been recognized in Stevie Awards programs over the years, including adidas Group, Bertelsmann AG, DP DHL, Lufthansa, and Siemens AG, among others.  “With the German Stevie Awards, we’ll be able to recognize the achievements of many more German companies and executives,” Gallagher said.

Uwe Krummenoehler, CEO of AVL Emission Test Systems GmbH of Neuss, Germany, winner of a Bronze Stevie Award in The 2013 International Business Awards, said, “Winning a Stevie Award demonstrated that we are doing a lot of things right.  Our performance was validated by many leading executives in the judging, and that is very important to our management team and our employees.”

Gallagher said there are many reasons why companies participate in Stevie Awards programs.  Chief among them, he said, are the brand-building benefits of winning a major national or international award; the goodwill generated with employees when they are nominated for awards; and the opportunity to network with other business leaders at the annual awards galas.

To learn more about the German Stevie Awards, visit our Frequently Asked Questions webpage at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/gsa/about/514_2923_24742.cfm.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. 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.

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