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Who's Coming to The IBAs in Rome?

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

More than 330 executives from over 30 nations will gather at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Rome, Italy this coming Friday evening, October 21 for the presentation of The 13th Annual International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards program.

stevieawardGold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award® winners, selected from more than 3,800 nominations received from organizations and individuals in more than 60 nations, were announced on August 11. All organizations worldwide are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards, and can submit entries in a wide range of categories, including management awards, new product awards, marketing awards, PR awards, customer service awards, website awards, and more.

More than 200 executives worldwide participated in the judging process this year to determine the Stevie winners.

Winners of People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies, as voted by the general public, and Grand Stevie Award trophies, as determined by the total number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevies won in the IBAs, were also announced earlier and will be presented in Rome this Friday.

Here is the list of most of the 2016 Stevie-winning organizations that will be represented in Italy this Friday.

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company United Arab Emirates
Akmerkez Istanbul Turkey
Allstate Northern Ireland Belfast United Kingdom
arithma+ corporate communications Tehran Iran
Arkadin Paris France
Arvato Istanbul Turkey
ASDA'A Burson Marsteller, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Autologic Diagnostics Wheatley Oxon United Kingdom
Azercell Telecom LLC Baku Azerbaijan
Bilkom Bilisim Hizmetleri A.S., Istanbul, Turkey
Brcomm Seoul South Korea
CallidusCloud Dublin CA USA
Capitol Shopping Center Istanbul Turkey
Carbonite Inc. Lewiston ME USA
Cigna Finans Emeklilik ve Hayat A.S., Istanbul, Turkey
Cisco Systems San Jose CA USA
Community Chest of Korea Seoul South Korea
Crystal Lagoons Miami FL USA
Dani Communications Co., Ltd. Seoul South Korea
DHL Express Mexico
Digiturk Istanbul Turkey
Djembe Communications International Dubai United Arab Emirates
Dogus Otomotiv Servis ve Ticaret A.S. Kocaeli Turkey
Domino's Pizza Istanbul Turkey
Dubai Statistics Center Dubai United Arab Emirates
Enerjisa Energy Efficiency Trainings Programme & Theater Istanbul Turkey
Epos Now Norwich Norfolk United Kingdom
Euro Wings Seoul South Korea
Festival Walk Hong Kong
Forter San Francisco CA USA
Freelancer.com Sydney Australia
Garanti Emeklilik (Garanti Pension) Istanbul Turkey
Garden of Words, Warsaw, Poland
GDY Piksel Yazilim Reklam Bilisim Ürünleri ve Hiz.Tic.A.S. Ankara Turkey
Gebze Centre Shopping Mall Istanbul Turkey
Generali Global Assistance Bethesda MD USA
Gensuite LLC Mason OH USA
GRAFFITI Istanbul Turkey
HANAROADCOM Seoul South Korea
Hanyang University ERICA Seoul South Korea
IBB Istanbul Turkey
IETT General Directorate Istanbul Turkey
Insurance Information and Monitoring Center (SBM) Istanbul Turkey
International Armoring Corporation Centerville UT USA
KBCA Seoul South Korea
KECC Seoul South Korea
KEPCO Nuclear Fuel Company(KNF) Seoul South Korea
KOSHA Seoul South Korea
LLORENTE & CUENCA Madrid Spain
M Cube Partners Seoul South Korea
Malatya Shopping Centre Malatya Turkey
MANILA ELECTRIC COMPANY (MERALCO) MANILA PHILIPPINES
Melco Crown Entertainment Macau SAR
Mercedes-Benz Türk A.S. Istanbul Turkey
MicroHealth LLC Vienna VA USA
Ministry of Health Sharjah United Arab Emirates
Minoru-an Hyogo, Japan
MOSAICOON S.p.A Isole Della Femine Italy
MSLGROUP New York NY USA
MY JET Geneva Switzerland
NetRefer Msida Malta
Nishiguchi Home Limited Kagoshima Japan
Noguchi Porter Novelli Budapest Hungary
NU SKIN Greater China Hong Kong
Nutracelle Saskatoon SK Canada
OBI Creative Omaha NE USA
Odea Bank A.S. Istanbul Turkey
OMV PETROL OFISI, Istanbul, Turkey
Osan Neuropsychosis Hospital Seoul South Korea
other London United Kingdom
Paradigm Design Group Houston TX USA
Passion Film Mumbai India
PMFTC, Philippines
PPC LTD Sandton Gauteng South Africa
PRIMA INDUSTRIE S.p.A. Collegno Italy
Pronet Istanbul Turkey
PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) Tbk Jakarta Indonesia
QLess, Inc. Pasadena CA USA
Qonsilus GmbH Mainz Germany
Rainier Communications Westborough MA USA
Resolute Forest Products Montreal Quebec Canada
RheinBrücke IT Consulting Cologne Germany
Road and Transport Authority - Rail Agency Dubai United Arab Emirates
SABC Pension Fund Johannesburg South Africa
sahibinden.com Istanbul Turkey
Seoul Institute of the Arts Seoul South Korea
SIDM Seoul South Korea
Soohyun Seoul South Korea
Squarespace New York NY USA
Strategic Public Relations Group Hong Kong
Studio 5 Designs (Manila) Makati City Philippines
Sungard Availability Services Wayne PA USA
Tata Consultancy Services Bangalore India
Telkom Indonesia Jakarta Indonesia
Thai Life Insurance Plc. Bangkok Thailand
The Central Agency for Information Technology Kuwait City Kuwait
The Korea Pork Board Commission Seoul South Korea
The Shell Company of Turkey Istanbul Turkey
Thomson Reuters London United Kingdom
TRACCS Dubai United Arab Emirates
TrademarkNow Helsinki Finland
Türk Telekom Istanbul Turkey
Turkish Airlines Istanbul Turkey
Union National Bank Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
Viettel Group Ha noi Viet Nam
Vodafone London United Kingdom
Vodafone Qatar Doha Qatar
Weber Shandwick London United Kingdom
WP Engine Austin TX USA
Zorlu Shopping Mall Istanbul Turkey

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Winners in 2016 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards Announced

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 09:56 AM

Honorees for Innovation in Business to Be Recognized in Sydney on 27 May

Winners in the third annual Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards, the only awards program to recognize innovation in business throughout the entire Asia-Pacific region, were announced today.  The list of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners is available at http://Asia.StevieAwards.com.

The Stevie Awards are considered to be the world's premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in the workplace over the past 14 years in programs such as The International Business Awards and The American Business Awards. 

APSApic2-2.jpgThe 2016 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards have recognized organizations in 17 nations including Australia, China, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Qatar, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the U.S.A., and Vietnam. More than 600 nominations about innovative achievements in the 22-nation APAC region were considered by the judges this year.

This year’s top overall winner, with five Gold, eight Silver, and six Bronze Stevie Award wins is Telkom Indonesia.

Atomic 212 of Australia has won eight Gold Stevie Awards, more than any other organization this year. Telkom Indonesia and The Spaceship (Australia) are runners up, each with five Gold Stevie wins. Winners of two Gold Stevies include KoROAD (South Korea), PT PETROKIMIA GRESIK (Indonesia), Singapore Airlines, Songpa Gu Office (South Korea) Strategic Public Relations Group (Hong Kong), and WardrobeTrendsFashion (Singapore).

Stevie winners will be presented their awards at a gala banquet at Westin Sydney Hotel in Sydney, Australia on Friday, 27 May.  Tickets for the event are now on sale.

More than 50 executives around the world participated in the judging to determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners. 

Details about the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the list of 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. 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.

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11th International Business Awards Announce Stevie Award Winners

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Aug 13, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

      Business Awards Program to Celebrate Excellence Worldwide at Paris Event

High-achieving organizations and executives around the world have been announced as Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award winners in The 11th Annual International 2014Business Awards, the world's only international, all-encompassing business awards program.

Nicknamed the Stevies from the Greek word "crowned," the awards will be presented at a gala event on Friday, 10 October at the Westin Vendôme Hotel in Paris, France. Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners were selected from more than 3,500 nominations received from organizations and individuals in more than 60 nations. All organizations worldwide are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards, and can submit entries in a wide range of categories, including management awards, company of the year awards, marketing awards, public relations awards, customer service awards, human resources awards, new product awards, IT awards, web site awards, and more.  

More than 250 executives worldwide participated in the judging process this year.

The top Gold Stevies winners this year are Weber Shandwick, worldwide, with eight, and Quality Systems, Inc. (USA) with seven. Accenture (USA), Akbank (Turkey), LLORENTE Y CUENCA (Spain), MSLGROUP worldwide, MWW Group (USA), and Plasenta Conversation Agency (Turkey) are winners of five Golds each. Winners of four Gold Stevies are AT&T (USA), CallidusCloud (USA), Jack Morton Worldwide, Maras Group (Australia), and Oxford City Football Club (USA). 

Among the winners of three Gold Stevie Awards are Advanced Bionics (USA), AECOM (USA), ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller (United Arab Emirates), DHL Express worldwide, Globe Telecom (Philippines), Kanyon (Turkey), Odea Bank (Turkey), PS Communication (Denmark), and StarHub Ltd (Singapore).

A complete list of all 2014 Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners by category is available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

 “The entries we received this year were some of the most noteworthy we have ever seen,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “We congratulate all of the winners, and we look forward to recognizing them for their achievements at our gala event in Paris on 10 October.”

Next week the winners of the Best of the IBA Awards, five best-of-competition prizes, will be announced.

For high-resolution photos of the Stevie Award trophy or International Business Awards logo, visit http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/press/172_701_3120.cfm. Other information and resources for press are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/press/172_701_3121.cfm

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The sixth program, the new German Stevie Awards, will open for entries on 18 August.  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 on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Read Gold Stevie-Winning Entries from Sales & Customer Service Awards

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

We have published the full-text of the Gold Stevie Award-winning entries from the 2014 (8th Annual) Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, the world's premier sales awards and customer service awards.

READ THEM HERE.

SASCS logoHere’s a preview of some of the Gold Stevie-winning entries you'll find online now:

Company: Strategy to Revenue, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Category: Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year
Nomination Title: DHL Global Forwarding - Quest for Sales Excellence

Strategy to Revenue (STR) was engaged by DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) in September 2012 to transform the global sales force to become the number one in the logistics industry as part of their 'Good to Great' business strategy.

In order to fully understand the current situation, STR worked in collaboration with the DHL Global Sales Training team to analyze the sales process, existing selling models and concepts used in the field, and identify the gaps to drive high performance...

Company: Kohl's Department Stores - Credit Divison, Menomonee Falls, WI
Category: Contact Center of the Year (Over 100 Seats) - All Other Industries

Nomination Title: The Kohl's Charge Contact Center
The Kohl's Charge Contact Center

The Kohl’s Charge Contact Center, a 900+ seat environment with four locations, provides Retail & Customer Service and Operational Support to 25+ million Kohl’s Charge Card customers and 1,158 retail store locations. 3 balanced elements define the Kohl’s unique Contact Center Strategy…

Company: PostNet, Denver, CO
Category: Sales Growth Achievement of the Year
Nomination Title: PostNet

PostNet CEO Steve Greenbaum, and co-founder Brian Spindel led PostNet’s re-imagined franchise model from its origins as a mail and parcel store to a full-on Neighborhood Business Center. When consumer sales declined in the recession, PostNet seized an opportunity in a new breed of customers: laid-off workers who decided to go into small business ownership. Validation of this new target customer came from extensive market research and an analysis of the top-performing franchises that were already mainly focused on servicing the needs of small businesses in their communities...

Company: Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, GA
Category: Front-Line Customer Service Professional of the Year

Nomination Title: Rachel Bible, Dallas/Ft. Worth Customer Engagement Specialist

Chris Kyle, a United States Navy SEAL, known as the most lethal sniper in American military history, was tragically shot and killed on February 2, 2013 at a shooting range in Texas. To honor this war veteran, Mr. Greg Marra, known as America’s Sculptor, completed a life-size sculpted image of Chris Kyle and was raising funds to have it transported from Sarasota to Dallas/Ft. Worth, where it would be cast in bronze and eventually presented to Mr. Kyle’s family.

Business partners of Mr. Marra contacted Delta to make flight reservations to attend a ceremony where the statue would be viewed. When Dallas/Ft. Worth Specialist Rachel Bible heard the story, she inquired if Mr. Marra also needed reservations. Rachel offered to conference in Mr. Marra to assist him but was told he wasn’t ready to make his reservation due to lack of funds. Rachel realized quickly that the flight had a limited number of seats left on it, and overwhelmed with compassion for the situation, elected to pay for Mr. Marra’s ticket herself...

Company: Turkish Economy Bank, Istanbul, Turkey
Category: Best Use of Technology in Customer Service
Nomination Title: TEB SME TV

TEB SME TV is the first internet television of the banking sector in Turkey. The objectives are to help development and growth of SMEs in Turkey, to offer suggestions to expand their visions, to share success stories and growing trends in business. It presents these facilities by providing hot news on many topics including marketing & sales, foreign trade, information about industry, R & D incentives, meeting the SME’s needs of information and training focusing on the latest developments...

Company: CGS, New York, NY
Category: Contact Center Leader of the Year
Nomination Title: Tom Walsh, Executive Directory

Tom Walsh is an outstanding call center site director for CGS’s Edison, NJ call center, where he is responsible for the 170 person technical support help desk for a multinational photography and imaging company. Through thick and thin, he manages his people with enthusiasm and care while managing the business with attention to results. He thinks creatively and works within the constraints of a call center operation to constantly re-invent and improve...

Company: FreshBooks, Toronto, ON Canada
Category: Customer Service Management Team of the Year
Nomination Title: FreshBooks Management Team

FreshBooks’ customer service management team consists of Senior Support Manager, Steve Bujouves and Support Managers, Grace Antonio and Tim Chan (lovingly known 'round these parts as Chim).

This past year presented a difficult challenge for the team. To meet the needs of a growing user base, the Support Team needed to double (yes, double!) its size this year to 22 people. The hardest thing to keep intact when growing the team so quickly is ensuring customers *consistently* receive extraordinary experiences every time they contact FreshBooks. The focus for 2013 was consistency...

Entries for the 2015 edition of the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service will open in July.  Join the mailing list now and you'll be emailed the entry kit as soon as it's available.

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People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Company Winners Announced

Posted by Michelle Rutkowski on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

More than 15,000 votes were cast in this year's People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Companies, a feature of The International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition.  Voting closed last Wednesday (September 18th).

PCSAFC LogoWith the most votes received in their respective categories, the following are the 2013 winners of the crystal People's Choice Stevie® Award trophies:


Advertising, Marketing & PR: LLORENTE Y CUENCA         
Automotive & Transportation: Korea Transportation Safety Authority                             
Business Services: translate plus                 
Computer Hardware & Electronics: Arvento Mobile Systems   
Computer Services: ROFF                 
Computer Software: BlueCat                 
Conglomerates: GE Global Growth and Operations               
Consumer Products, Food & Beverage: McCain Foods         
Energy & Utilities: RTR Rete Rinnovabile               
Financial Services: Codan Insurance                     
Health & Pharmaceutical: NU SKIN Greater China                 
Industrial: SmartSite, LLC                 
Internet & New Media: WordPress.org                   
Media & Entertainment: Dulsori                   
Non-Profit & Government Organizations: Endeavor                 
Services: Maras Group                   
Telecommunications: Lycamobile
                     

For more information about The International Business Awards, including a complete list of all Stevie Award winners in the 2013 IBAs, visit www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

The crystal People's Choice Stevie Awards will be presented on stage to winners who are represented at the 10th Annual International Business Awards banquet at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain on October 14th. Tickets are still available for this gala event. Otherwise awards will be shipped to winners in late October.

Congratulations to the winners!

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 open for entries next month. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards

 

Contact:

Michelle Rutkowski
Marketing Director
michelle@thestevies.com
+1 703-547-8389
www.StevieAwards.com

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10th Annual American Business Awards Announces Winners in New Product and Technology Categories

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 @ 09:05 AM

Apple, Cisco, PayPal, VerticalResponse Among Winners of Gold Stevie Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 18, 2012 – The 10th Annual American Business AwardsSM announced Stevie® Award winners last night at its first event to focus on outstanding new products and services and on achievements in technology industries.The Stevie Awards

For the first time, The American Business Awards were presented at two awards ceremonies this year.  The first ceremony took place in New York City on June 18 and honored winners in categories 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 a new event in San Francisco last night.

The American Business Awards honors 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.

Notable Gold Stevie Award Winners announced last night include:

  • ­New Telecommunications Product of the Year: ADTRAN’s Virtual Wireless LAN (vWLAN®) Solution
  • ­Company of the Year - Computer Hardware: Apple Inc.
  • ­New Cloud Application/Service of the Year: Carbonite Business and Business Premier
  • ­Best Online Press Room: Cisco's Technology News Site
  • ­Computer Software Website of the Year: HubSpot’s Marketing Grader
  • ­Company of the Year - Internet/New Media: IAC/InterActiveCorp
  • ­Tech Innovation of the Year: Life Technologies’ Ion Torrent semiconductor sequencing technology
  • ­Tech Innovator of the Year: David Marcus, President, PayPal, Inc.
  • ­Executive of the Year - Computer Services: Steven T. Plochocki, CEO, Quality Systems, Inc.
  • ­Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year - Up to 2,500 Employees: FireEye, Inc. and Unity Technologies, Inc.
  • ­Fastest Growing Tech Company of the Year - Up to 2,500 Employees: YouSendIt

VerticalResponse won three Gold Stevie Awards, more than any other organization last night. Winners of two Gold Stevie Awards are Acquity Group, Brainshark, Inc., Citrix, DRC, FireEye, Inc., LifeLock, Qualcomm Incorporated, Terralever, and ZAGG Inc. 

The ABA’s 2012 Difference Maker Award, an honorary Stevie Award, was presented to LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman.

Winners of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, which were determined by more than 98,000 votes in July and August, were announced last week and presented their crystal People’s Choice Stevie Awards last night.

More than 3,000 entries were submitted to The 2012 American Business Awards and more than 270 executives nationwide participated in judging to determine this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners. 

For a complete list of The 2012 American Business Awards winners announced last night visit:  www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

Next week the Stevie Awards will announce its Best of the ABA prizes, which will be awarded to the organizations with the best overall showing across all categories in The 2012 American Business Awards.

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.  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 Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube

Sponsors and partners of The 2012 American Business Awards include American Support, Business TalkRadio Network, CallidusCloud, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, iolo technologies, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, Primus Telecommunications Group, SoftPro, and VerticalResponse.

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2012 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS ANNOUNCES STEVIE WINNERS

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 @ 10:03 AM

Business Awards Program to Celebrate Excellence Worldwide at Seoul Event

Fairfax, VA U.S.A. – August 15, 2012 – Organizations and individuals in more than 40 nations have been announced as Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award winners in The Ninth Annual International Business Awards, the world’s only international, all-encompassing business awards program.

The International Business AwardsNicknamed the Stevies from the Greek word “crowned,” the awards will be presented at a gala event on Monday, 15 October at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.    

Winning 69 Gold Stevie Awards this year, organizations and individuals in the United States made the best showing.  Host nation South Korea came in second place with 59 Golds, while Turkey earned an impressive 19 Gold Stevies.  The United Kingdom earned 16 Gold followed by the United Arab Emirates with 11, Canada with 10 and India with eight.

Some notable Gold Stevie winners include Accenture (India and USA, four Gold), Advanced Bionics (USA, three Gold), AKBANK TAS (Turkey, three), Etisalat Group (United Arab Emirates, four), Kanyon (Turkey, four), iolo technologies (USA, three), Jack Morton Worldwide (USA, three), HANAROADCOM (South Korea, three), eWIDEPLUS (South Korea, four), LifeLock (USA, five), Quality Systems (USA, five), Shinhan Card (South Korea, four), and Slack and Company (USA, four).

A complete list of all 2012 Gold, Silver and Bronze International Stevie Award winners by category is available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.   

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners were selected from more than 3,200 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 50 nations.  All organizations worldwide are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards, and can nominate in a wide range of categories, including management awards, company/organization awards, marketing awards, public relations awards, customer service awards, human resources awards, new product awards, IT awards, web site awards, and more.  

Business professionals around the world participated in preliminary judging in May-July.  Their average scores determined the entries that were eligible to be considered in final judging, which was performed earlier this month by the members of 10 specialized committees.  In total, nearly 300 executives around the world participated in the judging process. 

For high-resolution photos of the Stevie Award or International Business Awards logo, visit http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/press/172_701_3120.cfm. Other information and resources for press are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/press/172_701_3121.cfm

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.  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 Twitter @TheStevieAwards.   

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10th American Business Awards Announces First Group of Stevie Winners

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 @ 09:59 AM

NASCAR, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Blackboard Among Winners of Gold Stevie Awards; New Product and Tech-related Winners to Be Announced at Second Event in San Francisco on September 17

NEW YORK, NY, June 19, 2012 – Shining a spotlight on the best and brightest executives, organizations and employees in America, The 10th Annual American Business AwardsSM announced Stevie® Award Winners last night at the first of two gala award ceremonies taking place this year.

Stevies 2012 LogoFor the first time, The American Business Awards are being presented at two awards ceremonies.  The first ceremony took place in New York City last night and honored winners in categories 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 will be announced at a new event in San Francisco on Monday, September 17. 

The American Business Awards honors 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, corporate communicators, support staff and customer service teams.

With more than 500 executives in attendance, last night’s awards banquet took place at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, and the emcee for the evening was Fox Business Network anchor Cheryl Casone. Also for the first time at the ABAs, Stevie Awards were conferred in three levels of distinction: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Previously, only overall category winners received Gold Stevie Awards.

Notable Gold Stevie Award Winners announced last night include:

­   Best Association Event or Meeting: NASCAR

­   Best New Company of the Year: Corkcicle

­   Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Low Budget: Verizon Wireless

­   Company of the Year - Automotive: Ford Motor Company

­   Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year: Pioneer Financial Services

­   Customer Service Team of the Year: Stamps.com

­   Executive of the Year – Hospitality & Leisure: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., Co-CEOs Steve Ells and Montgomery Moran

­   Fastest Growing Company of the Year: Dealer.com

­   Maverick of the Year: Peter Aquino, President and CEO of PTGi

­   Online Marketing Campaign of the Year: InterContinental Hotels Group

­   Support Team of the Year: Blackboard Incorporated

 MWW Group won four Gold Stevie Awards, more than any other organization last night, followed closely by Crispin Porter + Bogusky & Digitas, with three.  Winners of two Gold Stevie Awards are Achievers, BevMo!, Ford Motor Company, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, LifeLock, Makovsky + Company, MediaCom, National Association of Realtors, North American Power, Northwestern Mutual, Nutricap Labs, Overstock.com, Quality Systems, Inc., Resonate Pictures, Slack and Company, Staff Management, SynCardia Systems, Inc.,  Vertical Response, and Vivint.

More than 3,000 entries were submitted to The 2012 American Business Awards and more than 270 executives nationwide participated in judging to determine this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners. 

For a complete list of The 2012 American Business Awards honorees announced last night visit:  www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

Every new product or service nominated in The 2012 American Business Awards will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products.  Voting will open to the general public in July, and the winners will be honored at The American Business Awards ceremony in San Francisco on September 17.

The presentation was broadcast live by the Business TalkRadio Network (http://www.businesstalkradio.net), and the recording will be available online in the coming weeks.

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.  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 Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube

Sponsors and partners of The 2012 American Business Awards include American Support, Business TalkRadio Network, CallidusCloud, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, iolo technologies, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, Primus Telecommunications Group, SoftPro, and VerticalResponse.

 

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