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People's Choice New Product Awards to Return in 2011

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 @ 05:19 PM

PCSAFNP LogoWith this year's American Business Awards the third edition of the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products will take place.  This is a nationwide public vote in which the general public will get to choose their favorite products in a number of categories.

All new products and services that are nominated in the new product awards categories of The 2011 American Business Awards will automatically be included in public voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service.  Entrants in these categories will receive tools to help them promote voting to their customers and other stakeholders. The entry deadline for the ABAs is March 31. Get your entry kit here.

Voting will open to the public on Friday, May 13 and close on Thursday, June 9.

More than 150,000 votes were cast in the 2010 edition of the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, and the winners were honored at the ABA awards banquet in New York on June 21.  2010 People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products winners were:

Favorite Consumer Product: Samsung’s G-Series External Hard Drives
Favorite Desktop/End-User or Server Software: SYSPRO 6.1 ERP Software
Favorite Entertainment or Media Product/Service: Dow Jones Media Relations Manager
Favorite Financial Product/Service: Chase Blueprint: A Revolution in Credit Card Management
Favorite New Product - Other: Delta Faucet Company's Proximity Sensing Technology commercial faucets
Favorite Service: PetRays 30 Minute STAT Service
Favorite Software - New Version: PetRays DICOM Sender 2.3.1
Favorite Software as a Service: Citrix Online's GoToTraining
Favorite Telecom Product or Service: Boost Mobile’s Monthly Unlimited No Contract Wireless Service

Who are your favorites for best new product in 2011?

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FuzziBunz Wins New Product Award in 2010 Stevies for Women

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 @ 04:29 PM

At the 2010 Stevie Awards for Women in Business, FuzziBunz, out of Lafayette, Louisiana, was one of a few organizations to win two Stevie Awards - one for Best New Product of the Year, and the other for Most Innovative Company of the Year.

Tereson DupuySee FuzziBunz founder Tereson Dupuy's acceptance speech for the Best New Product Stevie here.

Since this is the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the 2010 new product award was for a product introduced by or for women since July 1 2009.  And FuzziBunz won for its FuzziBunz One-Size Cloth Diaper.  According to FuzziBunz's Stevie Award-winning nomination:

"FuzziBunz cloth diapers are truly an innovative cloth diaper! In 1999, Tereson Dupuy founded FuzziBunz cloth diapers after watching her son suffer with severe eczema; trying various treatments with no relief. Her doctor recommended she try cloth diapers, which at the time were flat white diapers that you hooked with a pin and put crunchy plastic pants over. Tereson was a busy mom with little time to futz with pins and plastic pants, and most importantly her baby wasn’t staying dry with these diapers.

"She needed a solution and invented the modern cloth diaper – a design copied by many but is patented and owned by the inventor herself, Tereson Dupuy. During Tereson’s search for absorbency, she quickly recognized that fleece was key – a unique fabric that would allow moisture to wick away from baby’s bottom then quickly dry. She then combined a superior fleece fabric with a pocket opening at the top of the diaper where you can “stuff” absorbent materials. Finally she had a dry baby, a cure for his eczema, and a fantastic new Modern Cloth Diaper design and product.

"Post inventing the first FuzziBunz concept, Tereson has worked hard to perfect her invention solving every problem she found in both disposable and reusable diapers. This last year Tereson revolutionized the cloth diaper and created a diaper that could be sized up and down to fit babies from birth to potty training. Her concept is different than any other diaper manufacturer, as she used an elastic band that is inserted inside the diaper’s leg and waist casings and which can be adjusted to make the diaper smaller or larger (similar to how adjustable waist pants work). Now moms don’t have to buy diapers in small, medium and large, they can simply buy the FuzziBunz One-Size cloth diaper invention and voila, the diaper would grow as baby grew! Truly genius! Even better, the elastic band is fully replaceable, this patent pending fully detachable system guarantees the diaper will last through multiple children and washes with replacement parts. Moms can save even more money and create less environmental waste with these innovative one-size cloth diapers!"

Next opportunities to win a Stevie Award for a new product or service?  Check out The American Business Awards and The International Business Awards.



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New Product Awards in the Stevies for Sales & Customer Service

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Nov 01, 2010 @ 05:01 PM

One of the big changes/additions to the Stevie Awards this year is in our 5th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  In the past this program honored only the achievements of sales, customer service, and call center professionals: individuals, teams, and entire departments.

For the 2011 aSASCS10 Awards Presentationwards (entries are being accepted now through the end of 2010), we've added a slew of new product awards categories in the SASCS.  We now have new product of the year categories as follows (the numbers are our internal categories codes):

 

90. Collaboration Solution – New
91. Collaboration Solution– New Version
92. Contact Center Solution – New
93. Contact Center Solution – New Version
94. IVR or Web Service Solution – New
95. IVR or Web Service Solution – New Version
96. Marketing Solution – New
97. Marketing Solution – New Version
98. Relationship Management Solution – New
99. Relationship Management Solution – New Version
100. Workforce Management Solution – New
101. Workforce Management Solution – New Version

These categories are unique to the SASCS and are unlike the best new product categories we have in The American Business Awards and The International Business Awards, in that they are much more focused on specific functions.

Entries to these categories will require the following:

a. An essay of up to 500 words about the product - its features, functions, and benefits.

b. A set up hyperlinks to online product reviews, customer feedback, video, images, press articles, press releases...whatever you'd like to submit to support your nomination.  This section is optional but highly recommended.  You can submit as many links as you'd like, but no more than 20 is optimal.

C. A brief (up to 100 words) biography of the person who headed the team that developed your nominated product or service.

If you haven't yet gotten your entry kit for the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, get it here.

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New Product Awards Categories in The 2011 American Business Awards

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Oct 25, 2010 @ 06:13 PM

These are the new product awards categories in The 9th annual American Business Awards, which opened for entries last week.  The first early-bird entry deadline is November 17.  (The letter/number combinations are our internal category codes.)

P01. Best New Product or Service (for products and services introduced to the U.S. marketplace since January 1 2010)
         a. Computer Services
         b. Computer Software - New Version
         c. Computer Software - Software as a Service
         d. Computer Software - New Desktop/End-User Software
         e. Computer Software - New Server Software
          f. Computer Hardware
         g. Consumer Products
         h. Financial Services
         i. Health Products & Services (new category for 2011)
         j. Manufacturing
         k. Media & Entertainment
         l. Services
         m. Telecommunications
         n. Other

P02. Product Development/Management Department

P03. Product Development/Management Team

P04. Product Development/Management Executive of the Year

P05. Product Developer of the Year (for all non-executive product development or management professionals)

Every new product that's nominated in the new product or service of the year categories will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products.  This will be the third year we've had this public voting, which last year attracted more than 100,000 votes from consumers across the U.S.A.People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products logo

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