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Grand Stevie Winners Announced in 2019 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

Posted by Clara Im on Wed, May 15, 2019 @ 10:42 AM

SM Supermalls Win As Most Honored Organization

The Stevie® Awards, organizer of the world’s premier business awards programs, announced the winners of six Grand Stevie® Award trophies in its sixth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only awards to recognize innovation in the workplace throughout the entire 29-nation in Asia-Pacific region. All organizations in the region are eligible to submit nominations.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners in the various categories were announced on 22 April. Those awards were determined by the average scores of more than 100 executives worldwide earlier this year. Awards will be presented to winners during a gala event at the InterContinental Hotel in Singapore on Friday, 31 May. Tickets for the event are now on sale.

2019 Grand Stevie Award winners are:

Most Honored Organization: SM Supermalls of the Philippines are the winner with 67 award points. (Points are calculated with three points for each Gold Stevie win, two for each Silver win, and 1.5 points for each Bronze Stevie win.)

Most Honored Korean Organization, sponsored by BRComm: The Presidential Commission on Centennial Anniversary of March 1st Independence Movement and Korea Provisional Government

Highest-rated Nomination from China: Shanghai Hang Bond Property Development Co., Ltd.'s nomination for most innovative consumer event

Highest-rated Nomination from Indonesia: PT PETROKIMIA GRESIK's nomination for innovation in human resources management, planning, and practice

Highest-rated Nomination from Philippines: Philippines Urban Living Solutions Inc.'s nomination of MyTown for innovation in living, learning, and working environments

Highest-rated Nomination from South Korea: Daehong Communications' nomination for most innovative internal corporate event

APSA Trophies

The 2019 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards have recognized organizations in 17 markets including Australia, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macao, mainland China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the U.S.A., and Vietnam. More than 900 nominations about innovative achievements in the 29-nation APAC region were considered by the judges this year.

“Entries to the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards grew by more than 20% this year. That is a testament to the commitment to innovation we are seeing across a broad swath of organizations in the region,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “They realize that continuous innovation is, in the long run, the only reliable differentiator among competitors in the marketplace. We commend this year’s Stevie Award winners for their achievements, and we look forward to celebrating with them in Singapore on 31 May.”

Details about the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the list of Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners are available at http://Asia.Stevieawards.com.

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 Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 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.

Sponsors and partners of the 2019 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards include adobo magazine, PR Newswire Asia and BRComm.

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TopSpot - It’s Not Just Digital Marketing

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, May 17, 2017 @ 02:19 PM

Online marketing moves at the speed of light. Customers, prospects and partners can be the lifeblood of a business, which is a sentiment that TopSpot Internet Marketing has set their sights on to differentiate themselves from other search marketing firms. As they become one of the fastest growing firms in Houston, Texas, their focus on accountability, transparency, collaboration, education and delivering meaningful results helped them win the Interactive Agency of the Year Award in The 2016 American Business Awards.

Winners in The 2017 American Business Awards were recently announced. Interested in submitting nominations for 2018? Request your entry kit here.

15 Wins and Counting

ABA female winners accepting-4.jpgTopSpot first submitted Stevie Awards nominations in 2015, winning 15 Stevie Awards including last year’s Grand Stevie Award for the 2016 Interactive Agency of the Year. The Grand Stevie Award is the highest honor.

“Winning multiple awards for our work on websites we’ve designed and developed and then going on to win the Grand Stevie Award for Interactive Agency of the Year further solidified the fact that our efforts are meeting and exceeding industry standards in addition to driving leads for our clients.”

At TopSpot, their focal point is delivering meaningful results for their clients.

“Our culture is built around a quality-focused approach, both in our work & our customer service. Our team takes tremendous pride in having a positive impact on our clients' businesses.”

Big Changes for 2017 and Beyond

TopSpot expects to see many changes in their industry. As mobile search continues to increase and with Google’s announcement of the mobile first index, more websites built and optimized for mobile devices will take precedence.

“We are also seeing a rise in voice search because of devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home. This is something we must take into consideration more and more when optimizing websites, making sure they are optimized for conversational searches.”

They also anticipate a greater importance on user experience with, “continued site speed monitoring, getting page load times down on all sites, which contributes to both user experience and organic rankings.”

It’s Not Just Digital Marketing

Director of SEO, John Varghese highlights a story about a client’s thankfulness that shouldn’t be overlooked, even when everything runs smoothly.

“He spoke to the entire company with a lot of thankfulness and communicated to us that we do more than just build websites, develop paid search campaigns or SEO, and that we helped him, his family, his employees and his employees families build their dreams. He went on to say that he was able to spend more time with his family and the charitable work he is involved in, employ more people, give raises, that his employees were able to send their kids to college, sometimes for the first time in their family history.” He said that, “Since that time we have an internal standard of asking if we are building dreams for our clients.”

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