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20 Days to International Business Awards Final Extended Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 @ 10:32 AM

The final extended entry deadline for The 2013 (10th Annual) International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition, is 10 July. No additional late penalties or fees will be charged in association with the deadline extension. If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here and it will be emailed to you right away.

The International Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to the IBAs. Categories include:

See the full list of international business awards categories.

Stevie® Awards are conferred upon top-scoring nominations in each category, as chosen by an international judging panel of more than 200 business leaders. Nominations should cite achievements during our eligibility period: January 2012 through 10 July 2013, the last day that late entries will be accepted. There is no eligibility timeframe for web site entries - it does not matter when the web sites were first published.

The 2013 International Business Awards will include the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies, in which the general public worldwide will vote for their favorite companies. Each company honored with a Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie Award in The International Business Awards’ company of the year categories will automatically be included in people’s choice voting.  Voting will open on 15 August.

Because the 2013 awards banquet will take place on 14 October in Barcelona, Spain, all organizations in Spain may submitted an unlimited number of entries to the IBAs free of charge this year. Organizations in Spain should submit the promotion code "Barcelona" where indicated in the online entry process to have their entry fees waived.

The 9th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2012 in Seoul, South Korea.  Stevie winners included A.P. Moller Maersk AS, Accenture, Coca Cola Turkey, Delta Air Lines, Inc., Etisalat Group, HSBC, Hyundai Motor Company , Infosys, Lenovo Group, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung Electronics, TATA Power, and Unilever, among others.  2012 results are summarized at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/awards/408_2219_21728.cfm.  

Have questions regarding the 2013 IBAs? Don't hesitate to contact us or call us at + 1 703-547-8389.

Topics: hr awards, business awards, app awards, website awards, International business awards, PR awards, stevie awards, it awards, The International Business Awards

Celebrate The 2013 International Business Awards in Barcelona, Spain

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Jun 06, 2013 @ 11:12 AM

The 2013 (10th Annual) International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards program, will be presented on 14 October in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities: Barcelona. The 2013 gala will be held at the W Hotel, in Barcelona, Spain. On the beach.

Recognized as the only completely international business awards competition, The International Business Awards honors all facets of the workplace. Our 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. (12 June is the final entry deadline for the 2013 IBAs. If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here and it will be emailed to you right away.)

Following is more information on recent initiatives by W Hotels Worldwide:

 W Hotel, Barcelona, SpainThe W Hotel in Barcelona, part of W Hotels Worldwide, was designed by the Barcelona-born Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill.  Completed in 2009, this 26-story, sail-shaped building has become a landmark on the shoreline, providing exceptional Mediterranean views. Other examples of Bofill’s work around Barcelona include Terminal 1 of Barcelona Airport, and The National Theater of Catalonia. His architectural designs can be seen around the world, including the United Continental Headquarters building in Chicago, completed in 2010. 

Support for Charity
In 2012, W Hotels Worldwide formed a partnership with charity: water, an organization whose mission is to bring clean and safe drinking water to every person in the world.  “charity: water is a forward-thinking organization with an unparalleled commitment to bringing clean drinking water to developing communities around the world,” said Carlos Becil, Vice President, North America Brand Management, W Hotels Worldwide. “W Hotels shares in charity: water’s passion for inspiring innovation and creative energy to aid those in need, and we hope our guests will join us in giving back through unique opportunities throughout the next year.” 

Throughout 2013, W guests and locals will be able to get involved in different ways to support charity: water’s efforts in 20 developing countries around the world.

Green Initiatives
W Hotels Worldwide is part of the Starwood group, which recently announced a new global alliance to expand the use of renewable energy systems at Starwood properties.

NRG Energy will own the solar arrays while Starwood will be the enabling partner through a multi-year agreement to purchase electricity from the solar arrays installed at several locations. Not only will Starwood reduce its electricity costs, it will also lock in predictable energy costs at an affordable level for years to come and reduce the company’s carbon footprint and local air emissions. The customized solar solutions designed by NRG in consultation with Starwood will seamlessly integrate with the aesthetic of each location while enhancing the guest experience.

“At Starwood, we have established an environmental sustainability goal we call 30/20 by 20, meaning we’re committed to reducing our energy consumption by 30 percent and water consumption by 20 percent by 2020 throughout our global hotel and resort system,” said Ken Siegel, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for Starwood. “We are making great progress against those goals through a variety of programs in place around the world and we’re pleased to partner with NRG to be able to provide affordable and sustainable electricity that will benefit the environment, our guests and our business.” 

“In many parts of the world, including in the United States, solar power, generated locally, is well on its way to becoming the most cost-effective, environmentally beneficial and aesthetically pleasing energy option for any customer-facing business,” said David Crane, NRG President and Chief Executive Officer. “Starwood is an acknowledged leader in this regard in the global tourism and hospitality industry. We look forward to working with Starwood on clean energy and related sustainability initiatives in order to achieve the environmental and economic goals that we share in common.” 

About Starwood Hotels:
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,146 properties in nearly 100 countries and 171,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts, and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

Topics: hr awards, business awards, app awards, website awards, International business awards, PR awards, it awards, The International Business Awards, W Hotel

雑誌「月刊BOSS」が日本の公式メディアスポンサーになります

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Jun 04, 2013 @ 10:25 AM

5月2日、最終打合せのために来日したマイケルと、株式会社経営塾社長であり、「月刊BOSS」主幹の関慎夫氏とミーティングが持たれ、正式に「月刊BOSS」が公式メディアになることが決定しました。

BOSS Magazine Logo日本では、アワードへの応募がなかなか上司にわかってもらえない、という声がいままでも多数あったのですが、これで少し状況が改善されるのではないかと思います。

なぜなら、25周年を迎えた歴史のある経済誌が公式メディアとなることで、説得材料ができたと思うからです。

また、日本の閉塞感ある社会状況、経済環境にとっても、海外企業の情報がプラスになるのではないかと考えています。

本件については、1か月後くらいにプレスカンファレンスを行う予定となっています。
ご興味のある方は、日本事務局までお早めにお問い合わせください。

ちなみに、今回マイケルから面白い話を聞きました。

1.スティービーアワードは世界最大のビジネスアワードに成長している
昨年の実績では、6000件の応募が、60の国と地域からありました。
毎年140%の成長率だそうで、マイケルは”huge tax”を払ったのだとか。

2.UAEでの受賞式が大変だった
現地でのコミュニケーションが全くとれず、バタバタだった様子を聞きました。

3.アメリカ人のソーダはコーラ
先日、マイケルと会ったとき、朝なのにコカコーラの500mlペットボトルを持っていたので、実は驚いた、と話したら、アメリカ人にとってソーダは当然で、コーラはソーダとイコールだ、とのこと。
昨日、お嬢さんがアメリカで4番目に優秀な大学を卒業したマイケルですが、コーラをやめる気はないそうです。2年前からベジタリアンなのに。

Topics: stevie awards, ラベル: BOSS, 公式メディア, スティービーアワード

20 Days to 2013 International Business Awards Final Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, May 23, 2013 @ 02:54 PM

The final entry deadline for The 2013 (10th Annual) International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition, is 12 June. If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here and it will be emailed to you right away.

The International Business Awards LogoThe International Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to the IBAs. 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.

Nominations should cite achievements during our eligibility period: January 2012 through 12 June 2013, the last day that late entries will be accepted. There is no eligibility timeframe for web site entries - it does not matter when the web sites were first published. Results will be announced on 14 August.

Stevie® Awards will be conferred at three levels of distinction: Gold, Silver and Bronze.  New for 2013, several Grand Stevie Awards will be conferred as best-of-competition prizes. 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. Stevie Award winners will be selected by an international judging panel of more than 200 executives.

Because the 2013 awards banquet will take place on 14 October in Barcelona, Spain, all organizations in Spain may submitted an unlimited number of entries to the IBAs free of charge this year. Organizations in Spain should submit the promotion code "Barcelona" where indicated in the online entry process to have their entry fees waived.

The 9th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2012 in Seoul, South Korea.  Stevie winners included A.P. Moller Maersk AS, Accenture, Coca Cola Turkey, Delta Air Lines, Inc., Etisalat Group, HSBC, Hyundai Motor Company , Infosys, Lenovo Group, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung Electronics, TATA Power, and Unilever, among others.  2012 results are summarized at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/awards/408_2219_21728.cfm.  

Have questions regarding the 2013 IBAs? Don't hesitate to contact us with your questions or call us at + 1 703-547-8389.

Topics: hr awards, business awards, app awards, website awards, International business awards, PR awards, stevie awards, it awards, The International Business Awards

People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Companies Return in 2013

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, May 20, 2013 @ 03:10 PM

The 2013 International Business Awards, the world’s premier business awards program, will feature the third edition of the People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Companies, a worldwide vote in which the general public will get to choose one favorite company in more than 30 categories. (The final entry deadline for the 2013 IBAs is 12 June, if you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here and you will receive it right away.)

People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Companies LogoAll individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to the IBAs. All organizations that are recognized as Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners in the IBAs' 34 Company of the Year categories will automatically be included in People's Choice voting.  

Company awards categories include:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive & Transport Equipment
  • Banking
  • Business Services
  • Chemicals
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Services
  • Conglomerates
  • Consumer Products - Durables
  • Consumer Products - Non-Durables
  • Diversified Services
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Health Products & Services
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Insurance
  • Internet/New Media
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials & Construction
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Metals & Mining
  • Non-Profit or Government Organizations
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

See all organization awards categories.

People's Choice winners will receive a special People's Choice Stevie Award trophy allowing for honorees in the Company of the Year categories to have the opportunity to receive a second award, as voted by the general public. Voting will open to the general public worldwide on 15 August and run through 13 September.

Which companies will you nominate in this year's People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies?

Topics: business awards, International business awards, company of the year, People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Co

2 Days to International Business Awards Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, May 13, 2013 @ 10:45 AM

The entry deadline for The 2013 (10th Annual) International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition, is quickly approaching on 15 May.

The International Business Awards LogoIf you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here and it will be emailed to you right away. (If you can't make the 15 May entry deadline, late entries will be accepted through 12 June with the payment of a late fee per entry.)

Stevie® Awards will be conferred at three levels of distinction: Gold, Silver and Bronze.  New for 2013, several Grand Stevie Awards will be conferred as best-of-competition prizes. 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. Stevie Award winners will be selected by an international judging panel of more than 200 executives.

The International Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to the IBAs. 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.

Nominations should cite achievements during our eligibility period: January 2012 through 12 June 2013, the last day that late entries will be accepted. There is no eligibility timeframe for web site entries - it does not matter when the web sites were first published. Results will be announced on 14 August.

Because the 2013 awards banquet will take place on 14 October in Barcelona, Spain, all organizations in Spain may submitted an unlimited number of entries to the IBAs free of charge this year. Organizations in Spain should submit the promotion code "Barcelona" where indicated in the online entry process to have their entry fees waived.

The 9th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2012 in Seoul, South Korea.  Stevie winners included A.P. Moller Maersk AS, Accenture, Coca Cola Turkey, Delta Air Lines, Inc., Etisalat Group, HSBC, Hyundai Motor Company , Infosys, Lenovo Group, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung Electronics, TATA Power, and Unilever, among others.  2012 results are summarized at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/awards/408_2219_21728.cfm.  

Have questions regarding the 2013 IBAs? Don't hesitate to contact us with your questions or call us at + 1 703-547-8389.

Topics: hr awards, business awards, app awards, website awards, International business awards, PR awards, stevie awards, it awards, The International Business Awards

Would You Like to Judge The 2013 International Business Awards?

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, May 08, 2013 @ 02:05 PM

We invite you to apply to be a preliminary-round judge for The 10th Annual International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards program. Interested?  Apply here.

If you're a working professional with experience in your discipline, you'll be assigned categories related to your expertise. The IBAs have many different categories: app awards, customer service awards, HR awards, marketing awards, new product awards, PR awards, website awards, and more. Even if you've already entered or plan to enter the IBAs this year, you can still participate in the judging process, because you can still judge categories in which your organization is not an entrant.

You Be The Judge LogoHow does preliminary-round judging work?

  • All judging is done online so judges will be able to review nominations on their own time and at their own pace.
  • Judges will be assigned categories based on their experience, function, and industry.
  • There is no limit to how many (or how few) nominations judges can review.

See the introduction and application page on the IBA web site

What are the benefits of being a Stevie® Awards judge?

  • Judges get an inside look at how other organizations and individuals are achieving success and confronting challenges. 
  • All active judges will receive a certificate of appreciation, suitable for framing.
  • All judges will have a chance to win two free tickets to the 10th annual awards banquet on Monday, 14 October in Barcelona, Spain.

Need more information?

Apply to be a judge and be a part of a worldwide coalition of business heroes.

What's your top reason for applying to be a 2013 International Business Awards  judge?

Topics: customer service awards, hr awards, judging, app awards, website awards, marketing awards, International business awards, PR awards, new product awards

13 Days to 2013 International Business Awards Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, May 02, 2013 @ 11:58 AM

The entry deadline for The 2013 (10th Annual) International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition, is quickly approaching on 15 May. If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here and it will be emailed to you right away.

Stevie Awards LogoThe International Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to the IBAs. 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.

Nominations should cite achievements during our eligibility period: January 2012 through 12 June 2013, the last day that late entries will be accepted. There is no eligibility timeframe for web site entries - it does not matter when the web sites were first published.

Stevie® Awards are conferred upon top-scoring nominations in each category, as chosen by an international judging panel of more than 200 business leaders. Nominations should cite achievements during our eligibility period: January 2012 through 12 June 2013, the last day that late entries will be accepted. There is no eligibility timeframe for web site entries - it does not matter when the web sites were first published.

If you can't make the 15 May entry deadline, late entries will be accepted through 12 June with the payment of a late fee per entry. Results will be announced on 14 August.

Because the 2013 awards banquet will take place on 14 October in Barcelona, Spain, all organizations in Spain may submitted an unlimited number of entries to the IBAs free of charge this year. Organizations in Spain should submit the promotion code "Barcelona" where indicated in the online entry process to have their entry fees waived.

Have questions regarding the 2013 IBAs? Don't hesitate to contact us with your questions or call us at + 1 703-547-8389.

Topics: hr awards, business awards, app awards, website awards, International business awards, PR awards, stevie awards, it awards, The International Business Awards

How International Business Awards Give You the Edge in Business

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 @ 11:01 AM

Keith Murray, Senior Consultant at Awards Intelligence in the U.K., shows how winning a Stevie® Award in The International Business Awards, the world’s premier business awards competition, has helped one of his clients expand into global markets.

Keith Murray, Senior Consultant at Awards IntelligenceIn an increasingly competitive business world, it has never been more important for companies to set themselves apart from their rivals. Winning a prestigious award is not just proof that you’re the best at what you do; it is also an accolade that gives your company a real edge in the marketplace.

The benefits of winning a Stevie Award can super-charge your business—as companies that Awards Intelligence has helped have discovered.

Heaven® Skincare founder and chief executive Deborah Mitchell says winning awards such as Best New Product in The 2012 International Business Awards has given her Shropshire, U.K.-based beauty and skincare company a vital boost, particularly in global markets.

Expanding Into Global Markets
Heaven has been enjoying spectacular growth, expanding into new global markets, and leading the way ahead of other specialist skincare companies. 

Deborah Mitchell is also a two-time winner of Entrepreneur of the Year in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.  She commented: “Winning these awards has really helped put us on the map, especially in countries where we have been trying to enter the market.  It gives us credibility and shows we are the best at what we do.”

Mitchell used Awards Intelligence to help her company shine against tough global competition.  She stated: “We couldn’t have done this without Awards Intelligence. They not only advised us on which awards to enter but they presented us in the best possible way.” 

Increased Success Rate
Awards Intelligence has helped many companies to shine against global competition in highly respected awards such as the Stevies.  Says Keith Murray, Senior Consultant at Awards Intelligence:  “With a success rate of more than 40%, our clients are four times more likely to win.”

Murray added: “We are meticulous and professional in the way we prepare submissions.  More than this, our expert writers take the stress out of compiling an award entry, leaving our clients free to do what they do best:  running their businesses.”

About Keith Murray:
Keith Murray, a Senior Consultant at Awards Intelligence, has more than 25 years experience of writing at the highest level. A trained journalist, he was for many years a Desk Editor overseeing coverage of global events on one of Britain’s leading national newspapers, the Daily Mail. As a senior awards writer, he has drafted winning entries in every sector, from education and manufacturing to telecommunications and healthcare, as well as in personal achievement awards.

About Awards Intelligence:
Letting the experts at Awards Intelligence professionally draft a company’s awards entries may significantly increase its chances of winning while saving valuable time.  Awards Intelligence claims to have drafted more successful award entries for clients than anyone else in the world. For more information, contact enquiries@awardsintelligence.co.uk, or telephone: +44 (0)1444 242792.

Topics: International business awards, stevie awards, stevie award, Keith Murray, Awards Intelligence

第十届年度国际企业奖宣布开始接受提名

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

史迪威奖颁奖典礼将于今秋在巴塞罗纳举行

史迪威奖(The Stevie(R) Awards)今天宣布第十届年度国际企业奖(International Business Awards)开始接受提名。国际企业奖是全球最顶级的企业奖赛事,去年吸引了来自全球50多个国家和地区的参赛者。

International Business Awards全球所有个人和组织――无论上市公司还是私营公司、营利性组织还是非营利性组织、大企业还是小企业――均可报名参加国际企业奖角逐,报名截止日期为5月15日。6月12日前仍接受逾期报名,评选结果将于8月中旬公布。报名细则参见网站 www.StevieAwards.com/IBA

史迪威奖将设金、银、铜三个等级。2013年新增史迪威大奖(Grand Stevie Awards),将作为最佳竞争奖授予多位获奖者。史迪威奖奖杯由制作奥斯卡金像奖及其他重要国际大奖奖杯的公司制作,是世界上最令人梦寐以求的奖杯之一。一个由200多名企业高管组成的国际评审委员会将负责评选史迪威奖的获奖者。

国际企业奖旨在表彰企业在职场的各个方面所取得的卓越成就。细分奖项包括:

完整的奖项列表,参见网站 http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/awards/171_695_3021.cfm

2013国际企业奖将包括史迪威最喜爱企业公众选择奖,将由全球公众投票评选他们最喜爱的企业。获得国际企业奖年度企业奖项史迪威金、银、铜奖的所有企业将自动入围公众选择奖评选。投票将于8月15日开始。

由于2013史迪威奖颁奖典礼将于10月14日星期一在西班牙巴塞罗纳的W酒店举行,因此所有西班牙企业的参赛提名均不受数量限制,并且不用支付参赛费。

第九届年度国际企业奖颁奖典礼于2012年10月在韩国首尔举行。史迪威奖获奖者包括穆勒马士基集团(A.P. Moller Maersk AS)、埃森哲公司(Accenture)、可口可乐(土耳其)公司(Coca Cola Turkey)、达美航空公司(Delta Air Lines, Inc.)、阿联酋电信集团(Etisalat Group)、汇丰银行(HSBC)、 现代汽车公司(Hyundai Motor Company)、Infosys、联想集团(Lenovo Group)、高通公司(Qualcomm Incorporated)、三星电子公司(Samsung Electronics)、塔塔电力公司(TATA Power)和联合利华公司(Unilever)等。2012年度的获奖结果概要参见网站 http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/awards/408_2219_21728.cfm。 

关于史迪威奖
史迪威奖(Stevie Awards)包括四个奖励项目:美国企业奖国际企业奖史迪威商业女性奖史迪威销售与客户服务奖。今年晚些时候将推出第五个项目史迪威亚太奖。史迪威奖旨在表彰全球不同类型和不同规模的企业和相关个人,对他们在全球商界的出色表现予以奖励。想了解更多有关史迪威奖的信息,请访问网站 www.StevieAwards.com ,或在Twitter @TheStevieAwards 关注史迪威奖。


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