The Traditional Travel Industry Is Booming, but the Future Is Unknown

Posted by Daniel Ferguson on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 @ 09:10 AM

How have modern conveniences changed business and leisure travel in 2019? What are the most desirable destinations? How do travelers prefer booking flights and hotels?

Anyone who searches for travel deals now is met with an onslaught of recommendations about where to visit, where to stay, and exactly what to do.

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As the mobile experience becomes more personalized, it’s easier than ever to book exactly what you want. Travel research, however, shows travel agents are doing more than just surviving. The overall US travel agency market is projected to reach $127 billion by 2021, which is up from $112.8 billion in 2017.

Despite having access to their next vacation right from their pockets, it seems customers are still eager to pay someone to take care of all their needs.

Northstar_logoStevie-winner Northstar Travel Group, based in Secaucus, New Jersey, United States, is one of the leading B2B marketing solutions companies serving all segments of the travel industry. Despite the tech boom in travel, Northstar continues to flourish as a connector of buyers and sellers in global travel and hospitality products.

It’s All about Building Relationships

Northstar firmly believes in the importance of helping professionals in the travel industry meet face to face at exciting events. 

“We’re dedicated to connecting the next generation of travel buyers and sellers. We want to get to know each other through unique, collaborative content sessions; outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and yoga; and social events full of local flavor.”

That’s Victoria Halpin, a marketing associate at Northstar. She asserts that having everyone come together helps professionals gain insight on how the current generation will influence the future of the travel industry. Halpin says this is also a great way to help everyone build relationships for life.

Competitors, such as Questex, WATT, and Adara, also make an effort to include career-building programs and social activities during retreats, but Northstar likes to differentiate itself by providing additional value through data and benchmarks.

“In addition to over eighty-four face-to-face events in more than eleven countries related to retail travel, hospitality and hotel investment, corporate travel, travel technology, and sports travel, we also provide research and business intelligence to serve the fastest-growing segment of the travel industry: online travel distribution.”

All these efforts result in engaging more than 1.4 million monthly website visitors and over 2.7 million content customers. No other content and marketing services provider serving the travel and meetings industry approaches this scale, reach, or market share.

Although the industry is strong, several challenges still lie ahead.

Digital innovation continues to create entirely new opportunities for the market. Companies are competing for your dollars and offering alternative “off-the-beaten-path” experiences. Airbnb has become a popular way to stay in foreign countries because of the authentic cultural experiences afforded by staying with locals.

This is forcing travel brands to ramp up cost-cutting strategies and to devise more efficient ways of doing business in order to improve revenue and to sustain market leadership.

Time will tell how this evolving workforce will attract tomorrow’s talent and dollars, but Northstar and similar companies look poised to continue to refine business practices and to support their customers.

Northstar Travel Group won three Stevie® Awards at the 2019 American Business Awards®: a Gold Stevie in the Brand & Experiences - Launch Event category, a Bronze Stevie in the Brand & Experiences - Interactive Outdoor Event category, and another Bronze Stevie in the Corporate & Community - B2B Event category.

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Topics: The American Business Awards, American business awards, event awards

Highlights from the 2019 Women|Future Conference

Posted by Daniel Ferguson on Fri, Nov 22, 2019 @ 04:29 PM

Women from around the world gathered for a two-day women's conference in New York City

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The second-annual Women|Future Conference wrapped last week at the Marriott Marquis in New York City and brought women professionals from various industries together for two days of structured networking, panels, and case studies before the 16th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business ceremony. 

Click here to view photos and find out what you missed at the 2019 Women|Future Conference.

“I wasn’t born with the gift of foresight but I would tell you that all of you are Futurists too. Each and everyone one of you try to predict the future, for your personal life and for your company strategy.” 

The conference kicked off with Keynote Address by Sheryl Connelly, Futurist at Ford Motor Company: Confessions of a Corporate Futurist: Coming Trends That Will Revolutionize Your Business. 

Sheryl shared her background, choosing a degree in finance to be financially secure when she really wanted to study art, then going on to law school and never ended up practicing law. She started at an entry level job at Ford, even with a law degree, and was able to work her way up to the unique job of “Futurist.” She then shared what insights made her career goals come true and how she is able to help Ford predict what trends are coming next, and how we can too.

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See what WomenFuture Conference attendees took away from the conference.

This conference empowers you to be your best self, to be in a space with like minded individuals, and to discover best practices being used around the world for different, relevant topics. I would happily recommend this to any person wanting to improve themselves and learn in the process. - Jessica Ney, Income Access

Women in business are creating an extraordinary impact on the world and the Future Women conference is an incredible opportunity to meet leading-edge game-changers and to discover what you could be achieving in your own role. - Lauren Clemett - Audacious Agency 

“Be strategic. Lead easier. Because you’re always leading.”

One of the first panels on Day One was The Significance and Simplification of Being Strategic, moderated by Erin Joy, CEO of Black Dress Circle. The panelists included Debra Kunz, Founder of the Center for Deliberate Growth, Julie Ockerby, CEO of Meli Studio Australia, Chessa Eskandanian-Yee, CEO & Co-Founder of LeaderEQ, and Andrea Arco-Mastromichalis, CEO and Founder of Arco + Associates. Each speaker offered their approach to thinking more strategically in the workplace. Tips about prioritizing, anticipating problems, and simplifying the steps to get from point A to B were brought to light, which encouraged some thought-provoking questions at the end of the session.

“61% of women look at the gender diversity of a leadership team when deciding where to work.”

After a lunch break that featured tables for structured networking sessions with other goal-oriented professional women discussing issues in today’s business environment, the day continued with The Art of Inclusion: How to Craft Your Company’s Diversity Mosaic. Tara Wilson, SVP and General Manager of Income Access, A Paysafe Group, moderated the panel. Joining her were speakers Ashley Brundage, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion at PNC, Tonia Morris, HR Executive of The Generational Connector, Ashira Prossack, Founder and CEO of The Generational Factor, and Vanessa Subramaniam, Manager of Sales and Support for TourRadar. Their session revolved around the comparisons between different generations in the workplace, the advantages of age diversity, and how to embrace diversity and develop a generational inclusive workforce.

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“A paradox of opportunity & unintended consequences.”

Day one of the conference wrapped with the panel, How AI Is Transforming Industries, led by Brigitta Rubin, Chief Innovation Officer of Dragonfish, Inc. Attendees learned how AI will affect our everyday lives, the world of business, and job prospects. Speakers Jagathi Gururajan, Director of the Financial Services Advisory for PwC, Shimona Chadha, Associate Vice President of Marketing for HCL, and Louvere Walker-Hannon, Application Engineer for Mathworks, Inc. provided their expertise and advice regarding how marketers can unlock the potential of AI and adapt to discover new opportunities.

“When it comes to creating a future that’s gender-equal…there are things our society needs to do. There are things our country needs to do.”

The second day of sessions began with a morning Keynote by Selena Rezvani, Author of Pushback. In her talk, The Future of Work Is Female, she discussed creating a future that is gender equal. Attendees learned about the clues that reveal a company’s culture and how they could be proactive in advocating for a “women-forward culture.” Rezvani provided examples of gender bias within companies like Nike and suggested how women can strengthen their participation in decisions that affect them.

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Rezvani’s Keynote was followed shortly by several breakout sessions, which covered topics such as The Power of Influence, Customer Experience, Building Communities, and Cross-Cultural Communication. 

“I wanted to help impact people’s lives the way mine was impacted.”

The conference concluded with a closing panel of three case studies conducted by Sherry Smith, VP, Media, Mobile & Marketing, of Clarity PR. Each case study featured a finalist from the 2019 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The awards honoring women in the workplace was to be held later that evening. Finalists and speakers included Gail Becker, Founder and CEO of CAULIPOWER, Alex Coren, Co-Founder & CINO of Wambi, and Rosemary Lokhorst, Executive Director and Producer of The Digging Deep Project. Each of them gave attendees a microscopic view of how these women leaders started their companies and grew to influence the larger community.

The Women|Future Conference was a jam-packed two days of networking with incredible insight from just a fraction of leading women in the professional sphere. We look forward to an even bigger and more exciting event next year during the third annual conference, which will be held November 12-13, 2020 in Las Vegas presented in conjunction with the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. For more information visit www.womenfutureconference.com 

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Topics: Women in Business, Women Future Conference 2019, Women Future Conference

The Rise of Live Brand Storytelling—and Why It Works

Posted by Daniel Ferguson on Wed, Nov 20, 2019 @ 03:33 PM

With every passing year, it seems more and more people spend an increasing amount of time staring at screens. From cell phones to tablets to smart watches, there’s no shortage of screened devices to amuse, to delight, and to distract people.

Given that, it would stand to reason that marketing agencies should ramp up their online campaigns. Find people where they live, right? According to the research, though, not necessarily.

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With instant access to a nearly unlimited amount of information and a glut of available content, one major sacrifice in the consuming population has been attention span. It’s harder than ever not only to grab but to maintain the interest of consumers. This makes it incredibly challenging for marketing agencies to devise ways to stand out. Enter the rise of live brand storytelling.

What Is Live Brand Storytelling?

Live brand storytelling is a marketing technique wherein a company crafts a compelling story related to its brand or product and then delivers that story via a live experiential event.

Because consumers aren’t distanced from the brand through a screen or a printed page, they are able to connect with that brand and to truly immerse in the crafted brand lifestyle. Depending on the event, consumers can learn about the brand or the company ethos through the senses, seeing, hearing, or even tasting the kinds of real-world experiences the brand wants to associate themselves.

Live Brand Storytelling—By the Numbers

For any sceptics who believe live brand storytelling is a fad or a trend, the numbers paint a very different picture. Event Marketer released a 2018 report stating 85 percent of consumers were likely to make a purchase from a brand after attending one of their live events, and an impressive 91 percent asserted they felt more favorably about the brand after engagement in a company-sponsored live experience.

It’s not just consumers who appreciate the tactic either. C-suite executives are fully on board as well. According to a Bizzabo report, 87 percent of C-level executives believe these kinds of live experiential marketing events will become increasingly important to their brands.

Why Is Live Brand Storytelling Effective Today?

The idea of conveying a brand’s message or promoting a product through storytelling is nothing new in the marketing world, but the increasing popularity of live brand storytelling speaks to the changing demographics and buying mentality of today’s consuming population.

INVNT_logo“In recent years, we’ve seen the strategic relevance of live events increase dramatically. Marketers are reaping the rewards of engaging with their audiences in face-to-face environments,” says Scott Cullather, CEO of INVNT, a global live brand storytelling agency based in New York, New York, United States. “Marketers have also realized that Millennials and Gen Zs, who favor experiences over material objects, are gaining greater spending power as they enter the workforce and move their way up corporate ladders.”

For marketing agencies to continue to enjoy success, however, it’s important they think of live brand marketing not as the final solution to connecting with an audience but simply as the next step in an always-progressing chain of marketing evolution.

“The marketing industry is constantly changing, and we’ve found that truly integrated marketing campaigns are now key,” says Cullather. “We look to create holistic campaigns that encompass both live events and branded content and ensure a brand remains top of mind long after an event ends.”

INVNT recently won a Silver Stevie Awards at the 2019 Stevie Awards for Women in Business for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the Business Services category (11 to 2,500 Employees) on behalf of Kristina McCoobery, Co-Founder and COO.

They also won two Gold Stevies at the 2019 American Business Awards: One for Company of the Year in the Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations category and one for Founding Team of the Year - Business Services Industries. Other awards include a Silver Stevie for Marketing or Advertising Agency of the Year in the Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations category.

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Topics: The American Business Awards, American business awards, branding, 2019 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Winners Announced for the 16th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Posted by Daniel Ferguson on Mon, Nov 18, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

World's Top Honors for Women Entrepreneurs, Executives, Employees, and the Organizations They Run Were Presented in New York

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Shining a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations run by women, winners in the 2019 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business were announced on Friday, November 15.

With more than 500 businesswomen and their guests in attendance, the awards were announced at a gala dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis. Nations represented at the event included Australia, Canada, Finland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Switzerland, Singapore, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the U.S.A., among others.

The presentations were broadcast live worldwide. Photos from the event are available here.

More than 1,500 nominations from organizations and individuals around the world were submitted to the awards this year for consideration in categories including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, and Startup of the Year, among others. More than 160 business professionals working in eight specialized judging committees determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

Grand Stevie Award trophies were presented to six organizations that submitted the best body of entries to the competition, in their own names or in the names of one or more clients. Winners were determined by the number of Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards won in the competition. The Grand Stevie Award winners are:

  • The Audacious Agency, Coombabah, QLD, Australia (#1)
  • Melissa Sones Consulting, New York, NY, U.S.A. (#2)
  • DP DHL, worldwide (#3)
  • WDS Marketing & Public Relations, Overland Parks, KS, U.S.A. (#4)
  • Harman International, Stamford, CT, U.S.A. (#5 TIE)
  • Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, FL, U.S.A. (#5 TIE)

The 2019 Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners reflect a diverse group of large and small organizations from around the globe. Notable Gold Stevie Award winners in this year’s competition include:

  • Berna Tan, COO, Arvato CRM Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey — Female Executive of the Year in Europe, the Middle East & Africa
  • Brenda Dennis, Vice President, Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA, U.S.A.— Female Executive of the Year – Business Products – More Than 2,500 Employees
  • Oanh Phuong, Regional Head of Customer Support, Asia Pacific and Japan, HP Inc., Singapore — Female Executive of the Year in Asia, Australia, or New Zealand
  • Carolyn Tisch Blodgett, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Brand Marketing Peloton, New York, NY, U.S.A. — Most Innovative Woman of the Year – Technology
  • Siti Choiriana, Consumer Service Director, PT. Telkom Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia — Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Services – More Than 2,500 Employees
  • Sarah Konowal, Co-Founder and CEO, Ripshot Enterprises, Toronto, ON, Canada — Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada
  • Ann DeAngelo, Associate Director, Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), Fairway, KS, U.S.A. — Women Helping Women – Government or Non-Profit
  • Ritu Narayan, Founder and CEO, Zum, Redwood City, CA, U.S.A. — Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Consumer Services – 11 to 2,500 Employees
  • Rachael Ferguson, CEO/Podiatrist, Synxsole, Brisbane, QLD, Australia — Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Washington, D.C., U.S.A. — Event of the Year
  • Solv by Concentrix, Belfast, United Kingdom — Best New Product or Service of the Year – Business Services; Most Innovative Company of the Year – More Than 10 Employees
  • Thomson Reuters, New York, NY, U.S.A. — Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Multicultural

Organizations that won more than one Gold Stevie Award include CAULIPOWER, Dubai Health Authority, Harman International, INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing, Jeunesse Global, LabTwin, Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers, Pennsylvania’s Department of Banking and Securities, Solv by Concentrix, The Audacious Agency, and Turkish Airlines.

HCL Technologies, the multinational information technology service and consulting company, sponsored awards in six Red Ladder Women in Technology categories. Among other notable Stevie winners in those categories are

  • Jo Abernathy, Chief Information Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina — Leader in Operational Excellence
  • Rachel Barber, SVP & CTO, Gaming and Lottery, IGT — Transformational Sourcing Relations Leader
  • Kirsten Davies, SVP and Chief Information Security Advisor, Estee Lauder Companies Inc. — Leader in Operational Excellence
  • Kimberly Green-Kerr, Senior Vice President, Sprint Business, Sprint — Leader in Transforming Customer Engagement
  • Laura Miller, Chief Information Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) — Leadership in NexGen Technology
  • Shalaka Prabhune, Head of Corporate IT, TiVo — Digital Transformer of the Year
  • Carol Rohl, Executive Director, Global Research IT, Merck & Co. Inc. — Excellence in Transforming Business

For a complete list of Stevie Award winners and more information, visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

The Stevie Awards staged the second edition of its Women|Future Conference in New York on November 14-15 in conjunction with the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. More than 150 women shared two days of programming highlighted by keynote speeches by Sheryl Connelly of the Ford Motor Company and Selena Rezvani of Be Leaderly.

Entries for the 2020 (17th) edition of the awards will open in May. The 2020 awards ceremony will be at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada U.S.A. on Friday, November 13, with the Women|Future Conference sharing the same venue on November 12-13.

Entries for the 2020 edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business will open in May.

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Von Hanoi mit dem Rucksack an den Main – Xuan Tinh Herfort: Unternehmerin mit Herz

Posted by Catrin Beu on Fri, Nov 15, 2019 @ 11:31 AM

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Im Mai 2019 gewann Xuan Tinh Herfort, Geschäftsführerin und Gründerin des Reiseveranstalters Indochina Travels bei den German Stevie Awards den Gold Award in der Kategorie Unternehmerin des Jahres im Bereich Freizeit- und Gaststättengewerbe. Für ihr Unternehmen, einem auf geführte Rundreisen in Asien, mit Schwerpunkt auf die Region Indochina, spezialisierten Reiseveranstalter, gab es zusätzlich einen Bronze Stevie.  

Doch was brachte die erfolgreiche Unternehmerin mit vietnamesischen Wurzeln nach Frankfurt am Main und wie lautet ihr Erfolgsrezept in der vom Wandel gezeichneten Reisebranche?

„Liebe auf den ersten Blick“

Ihre erste Begegnung mit Deutschland hatte Xuan Tinh Herfort im Jahr 2002. Nach Abschluss ihres Wirtschaftsstudiums an der Universität von Hanoi und ersten beruflichen Erfahrungen packte die junge Vietnamesin ihren Rucksack für eine Europatour, in deren Verlauf sie auch in Deutschland Station machte. Es war „Liebe auf den ersten Blick“ wie sie noch heute glaubhaft unterstreicht. 

Das Land der Dichter und Denker hatte ihr seinerzeit so imponiert, dass sie sich – gerade nach Hanoi zurückgekehrt – um ein Stipendium des Bundesministeriums für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit bewarb und schon wenig später die Zusage für ein 14-monatiges „Scholarship“ mit Stationen in München, Berlin und Frankfurt erhielt. 

Und ausgerechnet die Mainmetropole sollte sie gefangen halten. Hier gründete sie 2004 mit der Euvibus GmbH eine Consulting-Firma, die sich um den Wirtschaftsdialog zwischen deutschen und vietnamesischen Unternehmen kümmerte und im Auftrag der Regierung in Hanoi entsprechende Events auf deutschem Boden durchführte. Hierzu gehörte auch die Organisation der notwendigen Reisen, womit der Grundstein für das nächste Business-Konzept gelegt war: Indochina Travels. 

Seit 2008 erstellt und vertreibt Herfort von Frankfurts City aus Veranstalterreisen nach Südostasien und bringt so deutsche Urlauber in Kontakt mit ihrer Heimat. Inzwischen gehört der Veranstalter zu den führenden Anbietern in Deutschland, wenn es um Reisen nach Indochina geht.  

Reisebranche im Wandel

Der Reisemarkt ist von ständigen und teilweise rasanten Veränderungen geprägt. Um hier erfolgreich zu sein, müssen sich mittelständische Unternehmen wie Indochina Travels der Konkurrenz großer Online-Buchungsplattformen sowie den steigenden Ansprüchen der Reisenden stellen. In den vergangenen zwei Jahren hat Indochina Travels deshalb zahlreiche Innovationen entwickelt, um sowohl für Direktkunden aber auch im B2B-Bereich kundenfreundlicher zu werden.

„Das Verhalten und die Ansprüche der Reisenden verändern sich ständig und sind oft sehr heterogen. Wer heute beispielsweise einen Aktivurlaub in den Alpen bucht, unternimmt im kommenden Jahr vielleicht einen Luxusstrandurlaub in der Karibik,“ erklärt Herfort. Ein überaus wichtiger Trend sei jedoch die zunehmende Digitalisierung der Branche, der sich vor allem vor allem kleinere Reiseveranstalter stellen müssen, um im Wettbewerb mit den großen Veranstaltern bestehen zu können. „Diesen Trend sehen wir als Herausforderung aber auch als große Chance für unser Unternehmen und haben in den vergangenen zwei Jahren einige Anstrengungen unternommen. Dazu zählen unter anderem der Relaunch unserer Webseite und die Einführung eines Veranstaltersystems um den Buchungsprozess zu automatisieren und gerade im B2B-bereich kundenfreundlicher zu werden,“ führt Herfort aus.

Mit dem Relaunch des neuen Internetauftritts www.indochinatravels.com sei es gelungen, die vielfältigen Reiseangebote übersichtlich und attraktiv zu präsentieren und mit wenigen Klicks buchbar zu machen. So können Kunden die Verfügbarkeit und Preise der über 300 verschiedenen Rundreisen abrufen und in wenigen Schritten buchen. Die innovative Konzeption und Darstellung der Internetseite wurde im September 2018 vom Hessischen Website Award mit dem 2. Platz ausgezeichnet.

Authentische Reisen mit besonderem Service

„Uns ist sehr wichtig, dass die Reisen in einem besonders authentischen Rahmen ablaufen,“ sagt Herfort. Deshalb wähle das Unternehmen alle Unterkünfte persönlich aus und arbeite akribisch an den Reiserouten.

Unterstützt wird der Reiseveranstalter von Indochina Pearl, eine im Jahr 2010 eigens von Herfort gegründete Incoming-Agentur in Hanoi mit Büros in Kambodscha, Myanmar und Laos. Auch das zeichne Indochina Travels aus: „Als einer der wenigen Veranstalter in Deutschland hat Indochina Travels seine Wurzeln in der Region und arbeitet für Einkauf und Durchführung der Reisen mit eigenen örtlichen Tochterfirmen zusammen.“

Darüber hinaus ist der Unternehmerin der persönliche Bezug ihrer Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter zu den angebotenen Reiseregionen besonders wichtig. „Jeder von unseren ausgebildeten Beratern hat Indochina bereits mehrfach bereist oder dort gelebt!“ so Herfort weiter.

Dass das unternehmerische Konzept Herforts aufgeht, zeigt das anhaltende Wachstum des Unternehmens. Im November 2018 bezog Indochina Travels seine neuen größeren Büroräume direkt gegenüber des berühmten Goethehauses; ein notwendig gewordener Schritt nachdem das Unternehmen in den vergangenen Jahren kontinuierlich auf aktuell 17 Mitarbeiter gewachsen ist und in den kommenden Jahren weiter wachsen möchte. 

Unternehmerin mit Herz

Über ihre Arbeit für die eigene Reisemarke hinaus engagiert sich Herfort als Director Indochina im Diplomatic Council, eine von der UN anerkannte NGO, die sich durch den Einsatz erfolgreicher Wirtschaftsdiplomatie für die internationale Völkerverständigung einsetzt. 

In dieser Funktion setzt sich Herfort für eine bessere Bildung benachteiligter Kinder in Vietnam ein. Ihr Unternehmen spendet regelmäßig für caritative Zwecke in der Region Indochina. „Wir verstehen uns als Förderer der Region: Wir engagieren uns für einkommensschwache Familien und machen uns stark für die Weiterbildung von Kindern in ärmeren Ländern. Wir sind ständig auf der Suche nach Partnern, die mit uns gemeinsam diese Ziele verwirklichen. Zudem setzen wir uns intensiv für den Schutz und Erhalt der Halong Bucht ein.“

2016 wurde Herfort von der Stadt Frankfurt als „Herausragende Persönlichkeit mit Migrationshintergrund“ ausgezeichnet. Branchenintern war die 40-jährige u.a. als Ausschussvorsitzende für Reiseveranstalter beim asr (Allianz selbständiger Reiseunternehmen) tätig und wirkt heute als Beiratsmitglied des Branchenverbandes Travel Industry Club (TIC) mit.

 

Topics: German Stevie Awards, Wirtschaftspreis, Unternehmer des Jahres, German Stevie Awards 2019, Reisebranche, Tourismus, Indochina Travels, Xuan Tinh Herfort, soziales Engagement

Sales Partnerships to Sponsor Ethics in Sales Award at Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

Posted by Daniel Ferguson on Wed, Nov 13, 2019 @ 03:37 PM

Nominations are open for honors to be presented in Las Vegas on February 28

Nominations for the 2020 (14th annual) Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, considered the world’s top honors for customer service, business development, and sales professionals, will be accepted through January 9 at StevieAwards.com/Sales. Late fees will apply for nominations, but no entry fees or late fees will apply for nominations to a new category to recognize ethical sales practices, sponsored by Sales Partnerships.

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The Sales Partnerships Award for Ethics in Sales will recognize outstanding examples of ethical sales practices since July 1, 2018. As in all other categories in the competition, nominees may submit a written essay or case study of up to 650 words describing their ethical sales practices and achievements or a video of up to five minutes in length, illustrating the same.

Sales Partnerships, Inc., which provides turnkey, outsourced selling solutions, is a sponsor of the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service program for the fourth consecutive year. Founder and CEO Fred Kessler says, “The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service has grown to be the premier honor for sales professionals worldwide, and it’s proven to be an outstanding platform on which Sales Partnerships can interact with sales leaders in a wide variety of industries. When we were approached about sponsoring an award for ethics in sales, we immediately accepted. The Sales Partnerships’ Award for Ethics in Sales recognizes companies who, like us, understand that being the best performing sales force also means having an uncompromising focus on selling ethically.”

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Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, is looking forward to having the longtime Stevie Awards sponsor present this award. “We are thrilled that Sales Partnerships has decided to recognize those not only who succeed in sales at their organization, but who do so in a particularly ethical manner. The judges are eager to read through these Ethics in Sales nominations.”

Finalists in this and all other categories, based on the ratings of more than 150 professionals around the world in the judging process, will be announced on January 16. The Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the finalists will be revealed at a gala event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Friday, February 28.

Complete details on the competition, including how to participate, are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.

Topics: customer service awards, Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, sales awards, The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

How to Leverage PR to Build a Strong Business Brand

Posted by Daniel Ferguson on Wed, Nov 13, 2019 @ 02:48 PM

Every new business or product is launched with the hope it will eventually become a big brand. However, getting the amount of reach and recall that goes into building a recognizable brand is no easy feat. Barring a few exceptions, most brands are built over several years of persistent marketing and strategic public relations (PR). However, many businesses are so busy building and perfecting their offerings that they forget to dedicate time to think about marketing and PR.

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How PR Can Help Build a Strong Brand

Some businesses associate PR with crisis management, and they think it’s only to be called in when a company’s reputation is at stake. Crisis management, however, is just one of the many aspects of public relations. PR, when done well, can lay the foundation for a strong brand presence and can help grow the business.

PR firms and professionals today use an ever-evolving mix of tools and strategies. These include standard approaches such as press releases, conferences, and trade shows, as well as new-age tactics such as social media, influencer outreach, and disruptive technology. These firms also tend to have authentic relationships with the media, influencers, and other partners that might be valuable for businesses.

All these channels, though, are really just facilitators for PR. The true power of PR lies in its ability to build an impactful story around your brand.

“At its core, the art and essence of PR come down to one thing: storytelling,” writes Craig Cincotta, senior director of marketing communications at SAP, in an article on Entrepreneur. “Every brand, technology, product, and person has a story to tell. Whether you are a business of five people or a Fortune 50 company, you need to know how to tell your story the right way, at the right time, to the right people.”

All these channel capabilities and the ability to create authentic stories allow PR firms to help businesses launch, build, and maintain their brands. Also, public relations is often an immersive and time-consuming task that requires consistent efforts. Therefore, it makes sense for many companies to bring in people with PR experience to help with brand building instead of just winging it.

How to Choose a PR Agency for Your Business

If you have employees with great communication and people skills and who are knowledgeable about how PR works, you may choose to do PR in-house. However, if you don’t have the resources or time to spare and want to work with external PR firms or consultants, it pays to do your research and carefully consider who you want to work with After all, you’ll be handing over your brand and image for them to mold.

Here are some pointers as you begin your search:

Look for passion. The firm should be excited about what your business does and should be invested in your growth. Look at their past successes and clients. If they’ve helped other businesses like yours scale and improve reach, that’s a point in their favor. Some firms are specialized and cater to specific business categories. Look for those with experience in your field. Proven expertise and knowledge of the latest innovations or trends in PR are important as well. When you zero in on an agency, ask around. Consider testimonials that speak toward results as well as negative reviews.

ChicExecsLogo-1ChicExecs, a full-service branding agency based in San Marcos, California, United States, checks all these boxes for their clients. Their team of over 50 people helps companies with PR, marketing, and retail strategy.

“We're not an agency that started just to do PR and marketing. We started because we have such a passion for our brands,” says Amber Masciorini, a senior PR account executive at ChicExecs.

Prior to starting ChicExecs, the founders built ChicBuds, a product line that made it to Target, Nordstrom, Bed Bath & Beyond, Neiman Marcus, and several other retailers. They were also featured on The Today Show, in People and InStyle, and other media outlets.

“As entrepreneurs themselves, the founders know how difficult it can be to start a product line and build it into a successful brand,” says Masciorini. “By garnering exposure in the biggest media publications and placements in major retailers, they had a bird’s-eye view of what it takes to appeal to buyers and the media. They then duplicated their recipe for success and created ChicExecs.”

ChicExecs recently won a Bronze Stevie Award in the Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, & Public Relations Categories for Public Relations Agency of the Year at The 17th Annual American Business Awards®.

Interested in winning a Stevie Award in 2020?

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Topics: The American Business Awards, American business awards, public relations awards

Who's Coming to the Stevie Awards for Women in Business on Friday?

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Tue, Nov 12, 2019 @ 10:11 AM

Friday, November 15 brings the staging of the 16th edition of the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, the world's top honors for achievement for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.  

SAWIB18 PhotoMore than 550 nominees and their guests, judges, and others will convene in the Broadway Ballroom of New York's Marriott Marquis Hotel for the announcement and presentation of the Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards.  

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year by organizations and individuals in 25 nations, for consideration in more than 90 categories including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women and Women-Run Workplace of the Year.  Finalists in the competition were announced on October 3.

The presentations will be broadcast live via Livestream.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business event will be complemented by the two-day educational and networking event, the Women|Future Conference, also at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on November 14-15. Tickets for both the conference and the awards dinner are still on sale.

Here is the list of organizations that will be represented at Friday's awards dinner.

5W Public Relations, New York, NY
Access One, Chicago, IL
Adrea Rubin Marketing, Inc., New York, NY
Alessia Falsarone, New York, NY
Angles & Insights, Newport, RI
AnswerConnect, Portland, OR
Arco + Associates, Ballwin, MO
Arctic Fox Hair Color, San Marcos, CA
Ashira Prossack - Multi-Generational Workplace Expert, New York, NY
Aspire, Phoenix, AZ
Assiduus Distribution Pvt Ltd, New York, NY
AT&T, El Segundo, CA
Award Winning Accelerator, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Bahwan CyberTek, Natick, MA
Bank Leumi, New York, NY
BCM One,New York, NY
Bitvore, Irvine, CA
Black Dress Circle, St. Louis, MO
BlackLine, Woodland Hills, CA
Bluewater Media, Clearwater, FL
Brainchild Studios, Milwaukee, WI
BTL Group Limited, Shipley, United Kingdom
C-4 Analytics, Wakefield, MA
Canadian Cancer Society, Toronto, ON, Canada
Candice Benson, Bedford, NH
Canine Comprehension Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
Caroline Kennedy Group, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Carson Group, Omaha, NE
Catalyst International, Waterford, Ireland
CAULIPOWER, Encino, CA
CBK Partners, New York, NY
Center for Deliberate Growth®, Mission, KS
CentralReach, Pompano Beach, FL
Children of Conservation, Atlanta, GA
Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA
Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County, FL
Coast Professional, Inc., West Monroe, LA
CollegeFindMe, Cambridge, MA
Concentrix Corporation, Tempe, AZ
Curo Compensation, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
DarcMatter, New York, NY
DASTrader, Las Vegas, NV
Digging Deep, Cham, Switzerland
Diligent, New York, NY
Dream Catalyst Pte Ltd, Singapore
DRT Strategies, Inc., Arlington, VA
Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
East of Ellie, an events co., Shelton, CT
Elite Tek Solutions, Overland Park, KS
Empire Eagle Food Co., Ltd, Taichung City, Taiwan
Entercom, New York, NY
Enthuse Marketing, New York, NY
Experian Marketing Services, Costa Mesa, CA
FACULTYNY LLC, Brooklyn, NY
First Advantage, Atlanta, GA
Florida Autism Center, Lake Mary, FL
FoundHer Community, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Forest Hills Financial Group, New York, NY
Forrest Performance Group, Fort Worth, TX
Game On, Bradenton, FL
Global Press Institute, Washington, DC
GoHealth Urgent Care, Atlanta, GA
Graziano Associates, Fairfield, CT
Growth Acceleration Partners, Austin, TX
Harman International, Stamford, CT
HGS, Bangalore, India
Hired, San Francisco, CA
HP Inc., Singapore
Humana Insurance, Louisville, KY
Hunter Plastic Surgery, Charlestown, NSW, Australia
Huntington Learning Center, Oradell, NJ
iAmLife, San Diego, CA
IBM Manufacturing Solutions Pte Ltd, Singapore
IBM, Armonk, NY
Improving, Dallas, TX
INVNT, New York, NY
IRIS GLAM, Chennai, India
iTalent Digital, San Jose, CA
It's a 10, Coral Springs, FL
Jagathi Gururajan, Winchester, MA
Keto To Go, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Kiddicutter, Australia
Kurrajong Kitchen, Sydney, Australia
LBR Insight, Philadelphia, PA
Lendio, Lehi, UT
LexReception, Seattle, WA
Lockheed Martin, Iselin, NJ
Lora DiCarlo, Bend, OR
Luma Brighter Learning, Mount Pleasant, SC
MAD-learn LLC, Atlanta, GA
ManpowerGroup Solutions, Milwaukee, WI
Meli Studio, Sydney, Australia
Merritt Group, McLean, VA
MD Management Limited, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Mission Control Communications, San Francisco, CA
Motional Multimedia, Wildwood, MO
myWorth, New York, NY
National Association of Women Business Owners, Washington, DC
NationsHearing, Plantation, FL
Newday Media JSC, Hanoi, Vietnam
New Family Organization, Tel Aviv, Israel
Nicor Gas, Naperville,IL
Nuro, Mountain View, CA
PacStar, Portland, OR
Paysafe, Montreal, QC, Canada
Pennsylvania's Department of Banking and Securities, Harrisburg, PA
Picote Solutions, Porvoo, Finland
Plastic Specialties dba PSITops, Salt Lake City, UT
PNC, Tampa, FL
PointClickCare, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Portfolia Inc, Woodside, CA
Pride Cheerleading Association, Salt Lake City, UT
PT. TELKOM INDONESIA, Jakarta, Indonesia
Publicis Sapient, Miami, FL
Purpol Marketing Ltd, Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Quantum Leaps Inc., Arlington, VA
RedSeal, San Jose, CA
ReMAP Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
Ripshot Enterprises, Toronto, ON, Canada
Safal Partners, Houston, TX
Sage Restoration, Overland Park, KS
Scaling Retail, Los Angeles, CA
School District of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, FL
ScriptDrop, Columbus, OH
Selligent, San Jose, CA
SkyStem, New York, NY
Soar Aviation, Melbourne, Australia
Solv by Concentrix, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
SOSi, Reston, VA
Spartan Invest, Birmingham, AL
Sportsdigita, Minneapolis, MN
SpotX, Broomfield, CO
Springbuk, Indianapolis, IN
Sprint, Overland Park, KS
Story Rock Star, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Susan G. Komen Chicago, Chicago, IL
Sutherland Coaching and Consulting, St Johns, Antigua
Swiss Post Solutions, New York, NY
Sydney and West Painting and Rope Access Pty Ltd, Winmalee, NSW, Australia
Tangible Words Ltd., Ottawa, ON, Canada
TBWA\Istanbul, Turkey
TetraVX, Chicago, IL
The Audacious Agency, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
The Bespoke Collection Australia, Sydney, Australia
The Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW, Australia
The Malvern School, Glen Mills, PA
The Painefree Group, LLC, St. Louis, MO
The SheFactor, Denver, CO
The Whitney Reynolds Show, Chicago, IL
Thomson Reuters, New York, NY
Titus, Ottawa, ON, Canada
TourRadar, Vienna, Austria
Trace3, Irvine, CA
Unison, San Francisco, CA
UpSpring PR, New York, NY
Vaco Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Valor Global Phoenix, AZ
Versant Health, Baltimore, MD
ViON Corporation, Herndon, VA
Vitalware, Yakima, WA
Vivid Spring Solutions, Noblesville, IN
Vydia, Holmdel, NJ
Wambi, LLC, Philadelphia, PA
Welfont, Tampa, FL
West Insurance & Financial Group, Kalamazoo, MI
WeUsThem Inc., Halifax, NS, Canada
Wolters Kluwer's ELM Solutions, Houston, TX
Women's Business Development Center (WBDC), Fairway, KS
Y Media Labs, Atlanta, GA

Entries for the 2020 edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business will open in May.

Request the entry kit

Topics: stevie awards for women in business, stevie awards, women awards, entrepreneur awards, stevies for women

RAK Chamber und Stevie Awards starten neues Wirtschaftspreisprogramm im Nahen Osten und Nordafrika

Posted by Catrin Beu on Mon, Nov 11, 2019 @ 12:30 PM

Die Stevie Awards starten ihr achtes internationales Wirtschaftspreisprogramm. Die neuen Middle East Stevie Awards zeichnen herausragende Leistungen am Arbeitsplatz in 17 Ländern des Mittleren Osten und Nordafrika aus. Teilnahmeberechtigt sind alle Unternehmen und Organisationen, die in Algerien, Ägypten, Bahrain, Irak, Jordanien, Kuwait, dem Libanon, Marokko, dem Oman, Palästina, Katar, Saudi Arabien, Syrien, Tunesien, der Türkei, den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten und dem Jemen tätig sind.

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Zu gewinnen gibt es die Stevie Awards Trophäen in Gold, Silber und Bronze. Die Teilnehmer dürfen beliebig viele Nominierungen in den über 100 Kategorien einreichen. Wie bei den German Stevie Awards ist die Teilnahme an den Middle East Stevie Awards kostenfrei. Die Preisträger entrichten lediglich eine Preisträgergebühr je erfolgreicher Nominierung. Eingereicht werden dürfen die Nominierungen in arabischer und englischer Sprache.

Weitere Informationen, wie Sie sich bei den ersten Middle East Stevie Awards bewerben können, finden Sie unter https://stevieawards.com/mena.

Die Middle East Stevie Awards werden durch die Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, kurz RAK Chamber, gesponsert und ausgerichtet. Ras Al Khaimah, einers der sieben Emirate der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate, ist damit auch Veranstaltungsort der ersten Preisverleihung der Middle East Stevie Awards.

"Ich war äußerst erfreut, als die RAK Chamber auf uns zukam, um mit ihnen ein neues Stevie Awards-Programm für den Nahen Osten und Nordafrika auszuarbeiten", erklärte Michael Gallagher, Gründer und Executive Chairman der Stevie Awards. „Wir haben die Leistungen von Führungskräften, Unternehmern und Organisationen in der gesamten Region über viele Jahre in unseren anderen Programmen gewürdigt. Es ist an der Zeit, dass die Region ein eigenes Stevie-Programm bekommt. Wir freuen uns sehr, die Stevie Awards für den Nahen Osten zu lancieren und freuen uns auf die erste Preisverleihung in RAK im Februar. “

Die RAK Chamber betonte die Bedeutung von Ras Al Khaimah als Austragungsort der ersten Middle East Stevie Awards und erklärte, dies stehe im Einklang mit der kontinuierlichen konzertierten Initiative der Regierung von Ras Al Khaimah, das Emirat als Premium-Ziel für Unternehmen, Tourismus und Lifestyle zu präsentieren.

"Die RAK Chamber setzt sich dafür ein, die regionale Geschäftswelt zu unterstützen und sie zu befähigen, sich weltweit weiterzuentwickeln und herausragende Leistungen zu erbringen", berichtete Mohamed AliAl Nuaimi Vorstand der RAK Chamber. „In diesem Sinne haben wir mit den renommierten Stevie® Awards zusammengearbeitet, um ihr positives Programm in die Region zu bringen. Die Middle East Stevie Awards können Unternehmen in der gesamten Region als wirkungsvolles Instrument dienen, um ihre Leistung zu bewerten und zu verbessern, ihre Mitarbeiter zu stärken und den Wohlstand und Spitzenleistungen im Nahen Osten zu fördern. “

Die Teilnahmefrist läuft noch bis zum 4. Dezember 2019. Ab dann prüft und bewertet eine Jury aus über 100 internationalen Fachleuten die eingegangenen Bewerbungen. Am 8. Januar werden die Preisträger öffentlich bekanntgegeben und im Rahmen einer feierlichen Preisverleihung am 8. Februar in RAK geehrt.

Mehr über den Auftakt der Middle East Stevie Awards und die Kooperation mit der RAK Chamber finden Sie unter: https://stevieawards.com/mena/introducing-middle-east-stevie-awards.

 

Topics: Wirtschaftspreis, Internationaler Wirtschaftspreis, Middle East Stevie Awards, Naher Osten, Nordafrika

Finaler Einsendeschluss der 14. Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in Sicht

Posted by Catrin Beu on Thu, Nov 07, 2019 @ 09:23 AM

SASCS2019_social_NovemberDie Bewerbungsphase des speziellen Wirtschaftspreises für Kundenservice und Vertrieb läuft auf Hochtouren. Noch bis zum 13. November 2019 können Unternehmen aus der ganzen Welt sich mit ihren Leistungen bewerben.

Nominiert werden können Abteilungen, Teams und Fachkräfte aus den Bereichen Kundenservice, Kontaktzentrum, Unternehmensentwicklung und Vertrieb, sowie neue Produkte, Dienstleistungen und Lösungsanbieter, die Unternehmen in diesen Bereichen unterstützen. Zulässig sind Leistungen, die seit dem 1. Juli 2018 erbracht wurden.

Wem die Zeit bis zum 13. November zu knapp wird, hat die Möglichkeit mit der Zahlung einer Nachgebühr seine Nominierungen noch bis zum 9. Januar 2020 einzureichen. Die Finalisten werden dann Mitte Januar bekanntgegeben. Die Gold-, Silber- und Bronzeplatzierungen werden im Rahmen der feierlichen Preisverleihung am 28. Februar im Caesars Palace in Las Vegas verkündet.

Die Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service bieten über 150 Kategorienin den Bereichen Verkauf, Kundenservice, Unternehmensentwicklung, Produkte und Lösungsanbieter.

Darunter sind neben den etablierten Kategorien auch einige Neuheiten, wie beispielsweise Customer Service Training Professional of the Year, Customer Service Training Team of the Year: External, Customer Service Training Team of the Year: Internal, Best Customer Engagement Initiative, Customer Service Training or Coaching Program of the Year, Sales Enablement Program of the Year, Sales Incentive Program of the Year sowie White Paper or Research Paper of the Year.

In diesem Jahr werden auch wieder die People‘s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service, ein beliebter Bestandteil der Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, vergeben. Bei diesen Awards wählt die Öffentlichkeit den beliebtesten Anbieter aus den Finalisten der Customer Service Department of the Year. Die öffentliche Abstimmung findet von 16. Januar bis zum 14. Februar statt. Der Link zur Abstimmung wird kurz vorher bekanntgegeben.

Im vergangenen Jahr konnten zwei Unternehmen aus Deutschland bei den Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service punkten. Der Softwareriese SAP SEaus Walldorf wurde mit zwei Silber Stevie Awards in den Kategorien Innovation in Customer Service - Computer Industriesund Best Use of Technology in Customer Service - Computer Industriesausgezeichnet. Der Berliner Chauffeur & Limousine Service Blacklanegewann einen Bronze Stevie Award in der Kategorie Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year - Other Service Industries.

Wenn auch Sie bei den Preisträgern der 14. Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service dabei sein wollen, bewerben Sie sich unter www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.

 

 

Topics: Kundenservice, Vertrieb, Wirtschaftspreis, Steve Awards for Sales and Customer Service, Wirtschaftspreis für Vertrieb und Kundenservice, Internationaler Wirtschaftspreis, 2020 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

Can Tech Start-Up Driven E-Commerce Sites Compete with the Big Guys?

Posted by Daniel Ferguson on Wed, Nov 06, 2019 @ 12:08 PM

One of the Internet’s initial promises was that it would finally democratize the world of commerce. Two decades later, however, there’s serious talk about whether web sellers like Amazon are monopolies. 

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The web has certainly lowered barriers in one critical sense: a business no longer needs huge amounts of capital to open a storefront and to start reaching customers. Part of the reason the likes of Amazon, Walmart, and Alibaba are dominating market share, though, is their sheer logistical superiority. There’s simply no way most small or even medium-size businesses can ship as quickly and cost effectively—or to as many countries—as their larger rivals.

A company with headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, United States, is hoping to bridge that divide. Launched in 2015, Stevie-winner Easyship offers a platform that helps small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) more efficiently meet their logistical needs.

“We believe any business, regardless of size, should be able to sell worldwide,” says Jacqueline Ostrov, head of growth at Easyship.

easyship_logoBy integrating with the Easyship platform, e-commerce sites can offer a wider range of international shipping options to customers around the world, and because the rates couriers charge through Easyship are already negotiated, the firm says clients save an average of 40 percent off their shipping costs.

“We've saved our brands over one hundred thousand dollars each in shipping and fulfillment alone—all while expanding their networks and sharing really cool products around the world,” adds Ostrov.

The company also helps sellers manage international duties and taxes, which is a notoriously complex challenge for smaller ventures. Its platform calculates those charges automatically, meaning sellers don’t have to worry about their products encountering problems at customs or finding themselves having to pay unexpected costs.

“Merchants need to understand that the post-purchase experience is as meaningful as customer acquisition,” says Ostrov, whose company earned the 2019 Gold Stevie® in the transportation category of the Web Achievement Awards for the American Business Awards® . “With that in mind, Easyship not only cares but wants to make your customer experience both exceptional and easy.”

The “Aha” Moment

For a growing number of e-commerce sites, overseas sales are becoming a critical part of their growth strategies. According to a survey last year by the intelligence firm Digital Commerce 360, as many as 80 percent of respondents stated that cross-border e-commerce was “a critical source of our e-commerce growth in the future.”

Among this group is Satisfye, a small US-based company that makes accessories for the Nintendo Switch gaming system. Initially, the business only sold to two countries and used just two couriers to manage shipments.

Since making the transition to Easyship, Satisfye has expanded into more than eighty countries and now uses thirteen delivery services. In the process, it’s saved roughly $60,000 in fulfillment costs, according to Easyship.

The founders of Easyship, Tommaso Tamburnotti and Augustin Ceyrac, started their careers at the European e-commerce giant Lazada. As they worked to expand the site’s presence in places like North Africa and Southeast Asia, Ostrov says they quickly saw barriers that smaller firms had to face when looking to expand their businesses. She calls this an “aha” moment for the pair.

Over the next couple of years, Tamburnotti and Ceyrac set up a main office in Hong Kong and worked on developing a new platform and building international courier relationships. In that time, the customer base and physical presence of Easyship grew enormously. The company now has offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, including its new headquarters that opened last year in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

The company also recently closed a $4 million round of funding in 2018. Cofounder Tamburnotti told TechCrunch that the financing would help Easyship develop its technology and build on its network of shipping and logistics partners.

“The future of e-commerce is the enablement of hyper-local, as well as global and domestic shipping experiences,” Tamburnotti said in a statement. “Our goal is to give merchants back the control of a complicated supply chain with the best product possible so they can enhance sales and purchaser experiences.”

Easyship recently won a Gold Stevie Award for Best Transportation Website in The 17th annual American Business Awards®.

Interested in winning a Stevie Award in 2020?

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Topics: best website, The American Business Awards, American business awards, e-commerce awards

Anugerah Stevie® Asia Pasifik Tahunan Kali Ketujuh

Posted by Clara Im on Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 07:23 AM

Anugerah Stevie® telah menerbitkan panggilan untuk penyertaan bagi Anugerah Stevie Asia Pasifik 2020 (tahunan kali ketujuh), satu-satunya program anugerah perniagaan untuk mengiktiraf inovasi dalam perniagaan di seluruh rantau Asia Pasifik.

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Tarikh akhir bagi penyertaan awal ialah 27 November. Tarikh akhir bagi penyertaan akhir ialah 6hb Februari, 2020. Walau bagaimanapun, penyertaan lewat akan diterima sehingga 4 Mac dengan bayaran yuran kelewatan. Butiran lengkap mengenai penyertaan boleh didapati di http://Asia.StevieAwards.com.

Anugerah Stevie Asia Pasifik adalah terbuka untuk semua organisasi di 29 buah negara di rantau Asia Pasifik: Besar dan kecil, untuk keuntungan atau bukan untuk keuntungan, awam dan swasta.

Anugerah ini menumpukan usaha untuk mengiktiraf inovasi dalam semua bentuk, di mana jua ia dicapai di tempat kerja. Penyertaan akan diterima dalam lapan bahasa – Cina, Inggeris, Indonesia, Jepun, Korea, Melayu, Thai dan Vietnam – dalam kumpulan kategori anugerah yang berikut:

Kategori baharu bagi anugerah yang diperkenalkan untuk tahun 2020 termasuk Anugerah Kategori Video seperti Anugerah untuk Inovasi dalam Video hiburan berjenama, Anugerah untuk Inovasi dalam Video sebab yang berkaitan, Anugerah untuk Inovasi dalam Video Tanggungjawab Korporat Sosial (CSR), Anugerah untuk Inovasi dalam Video Gaya Hidup dan banyak lagi.

Para pemenang Anugerah Stevie Asia Pasifik akan diumumkan pada 8hb April. Para pemenang akan diraikan dan diberikan anugerah mereka semasa bankuet gala pada 29hb Mei di Hanoi, Vietnam.

Sekumpulan besar profesional dari serata rantau akan mengambil bahagian dalam proses penghakiman untuk menentukan para pemenang Stevie.

Beberapa organisasi paling inovatif di rantau Asia Pasifik yang telah memenangi Anugerah Stevie Asia Pasifik sepanjang lima tahun yang lalu termasuklah ABS-CBN Corporation, Pusat Penyelidikan Kesihatan Bangkok, Cisco Systems, Delta Air Lines, Dentsu, DHL Express International (thailand) Ltd., Freelancer.com, GE Indonesia, Globe Telecom, Hong Kong Tourism Board, KEB HANA Bank, KEPCO, KT, Huawei, Maras Group, MetLife Asia Ltd., MSLGROUP China, Ooredoo, PT Petrokimia Gresik, Samsung, Kerajaan Metropolitan Seoul, Singapore Power, Sony, Strategic Public Relations Group Limited, Telkom Indonesia, VNPT Vinaphone Corporation, Viettel, Xiaomi, dan banyak lagi.

Trofi Anugerah Stevie, dibuat oleh syarikat yang menghasilkan anugerah Emmy dan anugerah besar peringkat antarabangsa yang lain, ialah hadiah paling didambakan di seluruh dunia. Nama Stevie diambil daripada perkataan Stephen yang berasal daripada bahasa Greek yang bermaksud "yang dimahkotakan."

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Anugerah Stevie diberikan dalam lapan buah program: Anugerah Stevie Asia Pasifik, Anugerah Stevie Jerman, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, Anugerah Stevie untuk Wanita dalam Perniagaan, Anugerah Stevie untuk Majikan Cemerlang dan Anugerah Stevie untuk Perkhidmatan Jualan & Pelanggan dan terbaru, Anugerah Stevie Timur Tengah. Pertandingan Anugerah Stevie menerima lebih 12,000 pencalonan setiap tahun daripada organisasi di lebih 70 buah negara. Memberikan penghargaan kepada semua jenis dan saiz organisasi dan insan-insan di belakangnya, anugerah Stevie mengiktiraf prestasi luar biasa di tempat kerja di seluruh dunia. Ketahui lebih lanjut mengenai Anugerah Stevie di www.StevieAwards.com.

Stevie®, The American Business Awards® dan The International Business Awards® ialah tanda dagangan berdaftar bagi Stevie Awards, Inc.

Topics: business awards, The Stevie Awards, Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, Anugerah Stevie, Anugerah Stevie Asia Pasifik

Mời tham gia đề cử Giải thưởng Stevie® Awards Châu Á - Thái Bình Dương thường niên lần thứ 7

Posted by Clara Im on Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 07:19 AM

Hệ thống Giải thưởng Stevie® Awards đã gửi thư mời tham gia đề cử Giải thưởng Stevie® Awards Châu Á - Thái Bình Dương 2020 (giải thưởng thường niên lần thứ 7), giải thưởng duy nhất tôn vinh đổi mới sáng tạo trong hoạt động kinh doanh trong toàn khu vực Châu Á - Thái Bình Dương.

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Thời hạn nộp đề cử sớm là 27/11. Hạn cuối nộp đề cử là 6/2/2020, tuy nhiên Ban tổ chức vẫn chấp thuận nhận hồ sơ đến ngày 4/3/2020 với phụ phí nộp muộn. Các bạn có thể xem thông tin chi tiết tại địa chỉ http://Asia.StevieAwards.com.

Stevie® Awards Châu Á – Thái Bình Dương nhận hồ sơ đề cử từ 29 quốc gia khu vực Châu Á - Thái Bình Dương gồm có: các công ty/tổ chức lớn, nhỏ, hoạt động có thu hoặc phi lợi nhuận, công hay tư.

Các giải thưởng tập trung ghi nhận những đổi mới sáng tạo ở mọi khía cạnh tại nơi làm việc. Ban tổ chức nhận đề cử bằng một trong tám thứ tiếng: Tiểng Trung Quốc, Tiếng Anh, Inđô, Nhật, Hàn Quốc, Malay, tiếng Thái và tiếng Việt, gồm các nhóm hạng mục sau:

…và nhiều giải thưởng khác

Các hạng mục giải thưởng mới được giới thiệu cho năm 2020 bao gồm các hạng mục Giải thưởng Video như Giải thưởng cho đổi mới sáng tạo trong video giải trí có thương hiệu, Giải thưởng cho đổi mới trong video liên quan đến nguyên nhân, Giải thưởng cho video đổi mới về trách nhiệm xã hội của doanh nghiệp (CSR), Giải thưởng cho đổi mới sáng tạo cho video về phong cách sống và hơn thế nữa.

Các công ty/tổ chức đoạt giải sẽ được công bố ngày 8/4/2019. Người chiến thắng sẽ được vinh danh tại gala trao giải diễn ra ngày 29/5 tại Hà Nội, Việt Nam.

Ban giám khảo tham gia chấm điểm các đề cử là các chuyên gia hàng đầu trong khu vực.

Một số công ty/tổ chức ở khu vực châu Á-Thái Bình Dương đã giành được giải thưởng Stevie châu Á-Thái Bình Dương trong năm năm qua bao gồm ABS-CBN Corporation, Cisco Systems, Delta Air Lines, Dentsu, DHL Express International (Thailand) Ltd., Freelancer.com, Globe Telecom, Hong Kong Tourism Board, KEB HANA Bank, KEPCO, KT, Maras Group, MSLGROUP China, Ooredoo, PT Petrokimia Gresik, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Singapore Power, Sony, Strategic Public Relations Group Limited, Telkom Indonesia, VNPT Vinaphone Corporation, Viettel, Xiaomi,…

Cúp và huy chương của Stevie Award do công ty danh tiếng đã chế tác cho các giải thưởng như Emmy và các giải thưởng quốc nằm trong số những giải thưởng uy tín nhất thế giới. Cái tên Stevie bắt nguồn từ Stephen, tiếng Hy Lạp có nghĩa là “đăng quang”.

Vài nét về Stevie® Awards

Giải thưởng Stevie Awards được trao tặng trong tám chương trình: Giải thưởng Stevie Châu Á - Thái Bình Dương, Giải thưởng Stevie của Đức, Giải thưởng Kinh doanh Hoa Kỳ, Giải thưởng Kinh doanh Quốc tế, Giải thưởng Stevie cho Phụ nữ trong Kinh doanh, Giải thưởng Stevie cho Nhà tuyển dụng xuất sắc, Giải thưởng Stevie cho Bán hàng & Dịch vụ khách hàng và chương trình mới là Giải thưởng Stevie khu vực Trung Đông. Cuộc thi Stevie Awards nhận được hơn 12.000 bài dự thi mỗi năm từ các tổ chức ở hơn 70 quốc gia. Tôn vinh các tổ chức thuộc mọi loại hình và quy mô và những người đứng sau họ, Stevies ghi nhận những màn thể hiện xuất sắc tại nơi làm việc trên toàn thế giới. Tìm hiểu thêm về Giải thưởng Stevie tại http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Stevie®, American Business Awards® and International Business Awards® là các thương hiệu thuộc bản quyền của Stevie Awards, Inc.

Topics: business awards, The Stevie Awards, Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, Giải thưởng Stevie Châu Á - Thái Bình Dương

2020年(第7回)スティービー・アジア・パシフィック賞エントリー受付開始

Posted by Clara Im on Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 07:09 AM

「The Stevie Awards」はアジア太平洋全地域のビジネス界の 「革新」を表彰する唯一のビジネス賞である2020年(第7回)スティービー・アジア・パシフィック賞のエントリー受付の開始を発表しました。

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エントリー料金が割引される早期応募の締切日は11月27日です。一般応募の締切日は2020年2月6日で、以降は3月4日までは遅延料を支払うことでエントリーできます。エントリーに関する詳細はウェブサイト(http://Asia.StevieAwards.com)をご覧ください。

スティービー・アジア・パシフィック賞は、規模や営利・非営利、公共・民間を問わず、アジア太平洋地域29か国のすべての組織に受賞のチャンスがあります。

本賞はどのような職場での業績であっても、あらゆるイノベーションを表彰することに焦点を当てています。8ヵ国語(英語、日本語、中国語、韓国語、ベトナム語、インドネシア語、マレー語、タイ語)での応募が可能で、応募できるカテゴリーは次の通りとなっています。 年次報告書&出版物企業/団体コーポレート・コミュニケーション&PR/IRカスタマーサービス人事(HR)情報技術(IT)経営マーケティング新製品WEBサイト&モバイルアプリなど。

2020年は、エンターテイメントに関するビデオ、社会貢献に関するビデオ、企業の社会的責任(CSR)に関するビデオ、暮らしぶりに関するビデオ などの動画のカテゴリーが新しく加えられました。

結果は4月8日に発表されます。受賞者が表彰される授賞式は、2019年5月29日ベトナム・ハノイにて開催される予定です。

アジア太平洋地域の多くの専門家が審査に参加し、受賞者を決定します。

過去5年間にスティービー・アジア・パシフィック賞を受賞したアジア太平洋地域最高の革新的な企業と組織は、ABS-CBN、シスコシステムズ(Cisco Systems)、電通(Dentsu)、デルタ航空(Delta Air Lines)、DHLタイランド、フリーランサードットコム(Freelancer.com)、グローブ・テレコム(Globe Telecom) 、香港政府観光局(Hong Kong Tourism Board)KEB HANA銀行、KEPCO、KT、マラスグループ(Maras Group)MSLグループ中国(MSLGROUP China)、オーレドー(Ooredoo)、ペトロキミアグレシック(PT Petrokimia Gresik)、ソウル市(Seoul Metropolitan Government)、シンガポール・パワー(Singapore Power)、ソニー(Sony)Strategic Public Relations Group Limited、テルコム・インドネシア(Telkom Indonesia)VNPT VinaphoneViettelXiaomiなどです。

スティービー賞のトロフィーはエミー賞をはじめとする様々な国際的なビジネス賞のトロフィーを製作している会社が製作しており、世界で最も切望されている賞のひとつです。スティービー(Stevie)はギリシャ語で「王冠」を意味します。

スティ賞について

スティービー賞は、スティービー・アジア・パシフィック賞(Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards)、国際ビジネス(The International Business Awards®)、スティービー女性賞(Stevie Awards for Women in Business)、スティービー・セールス&カスタマーサービス賞(Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service)、アメリカン・ビジネス賞(The American Business Awards®)、スティービー・ドイツ賞(German Stevie Awards)、優秀な経営者のためのスティービー賞(Stevie Awards for Great Employers)、【中東】スティービー賞(The Middle East Stevie Awards)の8つのプログラムを運営しています。スティービー賞には毎年70を超える国から12,000以上の組織がエントリーしています。あらゆる形態や規模の組織とその組織をリードする人々を称えるスティービー賞は、世界中の企業の優れた業績を表彰しています。

スティービー賞の詳細については www.StevieAwards.comをご覧ください。

Topics: business awards, スティービー, The Stevie Awards, Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, スティービー・アジア・パシフィック賞, スティービー賞

การเปิดรับสมัครประกวดรางวัลสตีวี ® อวอร์ดภาคพื้นเอเชีย-แปซิฟิค ครั้งที่ 7

Posted by Clara Im on Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 07:04 AM

รางวัลสตีวี ® อวอร์ดได้มีการเปิดรับสมัครรางวัลในสาขาภาคพื้นเอชีย-แปซิฟิค ปี 2020 (ครั้งที่ 7) เป็นโปรแกรมจัดประกวดรางวัลสำหรับนวัตกรรมเกี่ยวกับธุรกิจในแถบภาคพื้นเอเชีย-แปซิฟิค

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วันสุดท้ายของการรับสมัครรอบแรกคือวันที่ 27 พฤศจิกายน และวันสุดท้ายของการสมัครรอบสุดท้ายคือวันที่  6 กุมภาพันธ์ 2020 เราอนุญาตให้มียื่นสมัครล่าช้าได้ไม่เกินวันที่ 4 มีนาคม แต่ต้องเสียค่าธรรมเนียมกรณีการสมัครล่าช้าด้วย ท่านสามารถตรวจสอบข้อมูลทั้งหมดได้ที่เวปไซต์ http://Asia.StevieAwards.com.

สำหรับประเทศที่สามารถเข้าร่วมการประกวดรางวัลสตีวีอวอร์ดภาคพื้นเอเชีย-แปซิฟิคมีทั้งสิ้น 29 ประเทศ ทั้งเล็กและใหญ่ สำหรับองค์กรแสวงหาและไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร, องค์กรรัฐและเอกชน โดยในปี 2019 ได้เพิ่มอีก 7 ประเทศที่มีสิทธิ์สามารถร่วมสมัครเข้าร่วมงานในครั้งนี้คือ บังคลาเทศ, ภูฏาน, อินเดีย, มัลดีฟส์, เนปาล, ปากีสถาน และ ศรีลังกา

การประกวดรางวัลนี้จะมุ่งไปที่รูปแบบนวัติกรรมทั้งหมด และเป็นนวัตกรรมที่ประสบความความสำเร็จในสถานปฏิบัติงาน การรับสมัครสามารถที่จะสมัครเป็นภาษาต่างๆได้ทั้งสิ้น 8 ภาษา ดังต่อไปนี้ จีน, อังกฤษ, อินโดนีเซีย,ญี่ปุ่น, เกาหลี, มาเลเซีย, ไทย และเวียดนาม โดยรางวัลจะแยกเป็นสาขาดังนี้

หมวดหมู่รางวัลชนิดใหม่ของปี 2020 รวมไปถึงหมวดหมู่รางวัลวิดีโอ เช่น รางวัลนวัตกรรมวิดีโอสำหรับรายการบันเทิงของแบรนด์ต่างๆ , รางวัลนวัตกรรมวิดีโอเพื่อการสานสัมพันธ์ในสังคม, รางวัลนวัตกรรมวิดีโอเกี่ยวกับความสำหรับความรับผิดชอบของบริษัทต่างๆต่อสังคม, รางวัลนวัตกรรมวิดีโอเกี่ยวกับไลฟ์สไตล์ต่างๆ

จะมีการประกาศผู้ชนะรางวัลสตีวีอวอร์ดภาคพื้นเอเชีย-แปซิฟิคในวันที่ 8 เมษายน และจะมีการจัดงานสังสรรค์กาล่าดินเนอร์เพื่อฉลองรางวัลให้กับผู้ชนะในวันที่ 29 พฤษภาคม ที่ประเทศเวียดนาม เมืองฮานอย

การตัดสินรางวัลสตีวีวอร์ดจะพิจารณาจากคะแนนของผู้เชี่ยวชาญจากทุกภูมิภาค

องค์กรในภูมิภาคเอเชีย-แปซิฟิคที่เป็นผู้ได้รับรางวัลสตีวีอวอร์ดเมื่อ 5 ปีที่แล้ว มีดังนี้ เอบีเอส-ซีบีเอ็น (ABS-CBN Corporation) ศูนย์วิจัยสุขภาพกรุงเทพ (Bangkok Health Research Center), ซิสโก้ ซิสเต็ม (Cisco Systems), สายการบินเดลต้า (Delta Air Lines), เด๊นซึ(Dentsu), บริษัทขนส่งระหว่างประเทศ DHL ประเทศไทย, ฟรีแลนเซอร์ดอทคอม (Freelancer.com), จีอี อินโดนีเซีย (GE Indonesia) โกล๊บเทเลคอม (Globe Telecom) การท่องเที่ยวฮ่องกง, ธนาคาร KEB HANA, เคปโค (KEPCO), เคที (KT), มารัสกรุ๊ป, เมทไลฟ์เอเชีย (MetLife Asia Ltd.) เอ็มเอสแอลกรุ๊ปไชน่า (MSLGROUP China), อูเรดู (Ooredoo), พีทีเพโทกีเมีย เกรซิก (PT Petrokimia Gresik), ซัมซุง (Samsung), รัฐบาลกรุงโซล (Seoul Metropolitan Government), สิงค์โปร์พาวเวอร์ (Singapore Power), โซนี่ (Sony), กลุ่มกลยุทธ์การประชาสัมพันธ์ (Strategic Public Relations), เทลคอม อินโดนีเซีย (Telkom Indonesia), กลุ่มVNPT วีนาโฟน, เวียทเทล (Viettel) เชามี (Xiaomi), ฯลฯ

ถ้วยรางวัลสตีวีอวร์ดได้จัดทำขึ้นโดยบริษัทที่ผลิตรางวัลให้กับรางวัลเอมมี่(Emmy) และรางวัลระดับนานาชาติอื่นๆ และถือเป็นหนึ่งในรางวัลที่มีผู้ที่ปราถนาจะได้รับมากที่สุดรางวัลหนึ่งของโลก ชื่อสตีวีมาจากคำว่าสตีเวนในภาษากรีกที่แปลว่า “การสวมมงกุฎ”

 

เกี่ยวกับรางวัลสตีวีอวอร์ด
รางวัลสตีวีอวอร์ดแยกเป็น 8 สาขาคือ รางวัลสตีวีอวอร์ดภาคพื้นเอเชีย-แปซิฟิค, เยอรมันสตีวีอวอร์ด, อเมริกัน สตีวีอวอร์ด, รางวัลธุรกิจสหรัฐอเมริกา ®, รางวัลธุรกิจนานาชาติ ®, รางวัลสตีวีอวอร์ดสำหรับสตรีในสาขาธุรกิจ, สตีวีอวอร์ดสำหรับนายจ้างดีเด่นและรางวัลสตีวีอวอร์ดสำหรับเซลส์และการบริการลูกค้าดีเด่น, และรางวัลใหม่ รางวัลสตีวีภูมิภาคตะวันออกกลาง โดยในแต่ละปีจะมีผู้สนใจเข้าร่วมประกวดรางวัลรางวัลสตีวีอวอร์ดมากกว่า 12,000 ท่านจากทั่วทุกองค์กรใน 70 กว่าประเทศ รางวัลสตีวีอวอร์ดยอมรับในศักยภาพอันโดดเด่นจากการทำงานในสถานปฏิบัติงานทั่วโลก ไม่ว่าในองค์กรเล็กหรือใหญ่ รวมไปถึงบุคคลผู้สนับสนุนอยู่เบื้องหลัง ท่านสามารถดูข้อมูลเกี่ยวกับรางวัลสตีวีอวอร์ดได้เพิ่มเติมที่เวปไซต์ www.StevieAwards.com.

รางวัลธุรกิจสหรัฐอเมริกา ®, รางวัลธุรกิจนานาชาติ ® ได้รับการจดทะเบียนการค้าของกลุ่มรางวัลสตีวีอวอร์ดแล้ว

Topics: business awards, The Stevie Awards, Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, ภาคพื้นเอชีย-แปซิฟิค, รางวัลสตีวีอวอร์ด

Penerimaan Entri Asia-Pacific Stevie® Award Tahunan ke-7

Posted by Clara Im on Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 06:57 AM

Stevie® Awards adalah satu-satunya program penghargaan inovasi bisnis di semua wilayah Asia-Pasifik, telah mengumumkan penerimaan entri untuk Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards Tahun 2020 (tahunan ke-7). 

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Batas akhir entri awal adalah 27 November.  Batas akhir final entri adalah 6 February 2020, tetapi entri yang terlambat dapat diterima sampai dengan 4 Maret dengan dikenakan biaya keterlambatan. Informasi lengkap terkait entri dapat dilihat di http://Asia.StevieAwards.com.

Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards terbuka untuk semua organisasi/perusahaan di 29 negara Asia-Pasifik, besar atau kecil, laba atau nirlaba, publik atau swasta.

Penghargaan ini berfokus pada inovasi dalam segala bentuknya, tidak peduli dimanapun tempat kerjanya. Entri dapat disampaikan dalam 8 bahasa- China, Inggris, Indonesia, Jepang, Korea, Melayu, Thailand dan Vietnam - dalam kategori berikut:

Kategori penghargaan baru yang diperkenalkan pada tahun 2020 termasuk kategori Video Awards seperti Penghargaan Inovasi Untuk Video Huburan Bermerek (Awards for Innovation in Branded Entertainment Videos), Penghargaan Inovasi Untuk Video Yang Berhubungan Dengan Kemaslahatan Orang Banyak (Award for Innovation in Cause-related Videos), Penghargaan Inovasi Untuk Video TanggungJawab Sosial Korporasi (Awards for or Innovation in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Videos), Penghargaan Inovasi Untuk Video Gaya Hidup (Award for Innovation in Lifestyle Videos ) dan banyak lagi.

Para pemenang Asia-Pacific Stevie Award akan diumumkan pada tanggal 8 April. Para pemenang akan merayakan dan menerima penghargaan mereka pada acara gala jamuan pada tanggal  29 May di Hanoi, Vietnam.

Sejumlah profesional dari seluruh wilayah akan berpartisipasi dalam proses penjurian untuk menentukan para pemenang.

Organisasi/perusahaan dengan inovasi terbaik di kawasan Asia-Pasifik yang telah menerima Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards selama lima tahun terakhir ini adalah termasuk ABS-CBN, Cisco Systems, Delta Air Lines, Dentsu, DHL Express International (Thailand) Ltd., Freelancer.com, Globe Telecom, Hong Kong Tourism Board, KEB HANA Bank, KEPCO, KT, Maras Group, MSLGROUP China, Ooredoo, PT Petrokimia Gresik, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Singapore Power, Sony, Strategic Public Relations Group Limited, Telkom Indonesia, VNPT Vinaphone Corporation, Viettel, Xiaomi, dan banyak lagi.

Piala Stevie Award, yang dibuat ditempat dimana Penghargaan Emmy dan penghargaan internasional lainnya juga dibuat, adalah salah satu piala yang paling didambakan. Nama Stevie diambil dari nama Stephen, yang diambil dari bahasa Yunani yang berarti 'dinobatkan'

 

Tentang Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards diberikan untuk delapan program: Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, German Stevie Awards, American Business Awards®, International Business Awards®, Stevie Awards for Women in Business, Stevie Awards for Great Employers dan Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, serta yang baru Middle East Stevie Awards. Kompetisi Stevie Awards menerima lebih dari 12,000 entri setiap tahun dari perusahaan/organisasi di lebih dari 70 negara. Menghargai semua jenis dan ukuran organisasi/perusahaan serta orang-orang dibaliknya, Stevies mengakui kinerja luar biasa di tempat kerja di seluruh dunia. Perihal lebih detail tentang Stevie Awards dapat dilihat di www.StevieAwards.com.

Stevie®, American Business Awards® dan International Business Awards® adalah merek dagang terdaftar dari Stevie Awards, Inc.

Topics: business awards, The Stevie Awards, Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

2020 (제7회) 아시아-태평양 스티비®상 출품작 모집

Posted by Clara Im on Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 06:50 AM

스티비 어워즈는 아시아-태평양 전 지역에 걸쳐 비즈니스계의 '혁신'을 시상하는 유일한 비즈니스 대상 프로그램, 2020 (제7회 연례) 아시아-태평양 스티비상(7th Annual Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards)의 출품작 모집을 발표했다.

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출품료가 할인되는 조기출품 마감일은 11월 27일이다. 일반 마감일은 2월 6일이며, 이 때 이후에는 3월 4일까지 지체료와 함께 출품작을 제출할 수 있다. 출품 관련 상세 정보는 웹사이트(http://Asia.StevieAwards.com)에서 볼 수 있다.

아시아-태평양 스티비상은 대규모와 소규모, 영리와 비영리, 공공과 민간에 상관 없이, 아태지역 29개국에 있는 모든 조직들에 열려 있다.

이 상은 어떤 일터에서 성취되었든, 모든 형태의 혁신을 시상하는데 중점을 두고 있다. 출품작들은 8개의 언어(한국어, 말레이어, 영어, 인도네시아어, 일본어, 중국어, 태국어, 베트남어)로 출품할 수 있으며, 출품이 가능한 카테고리에는 연례보고서 및 출판물 부문, 고객 서비스 부문, 기업/조직 부문, HR 부문, IT 부문, 경영 부문, 마케팅 부문, 비디오 부문, 신제품 부문, 기업 커뮤니케이션, IR, PR 부문, 웹사이트 부문 등이 있다.

2020년 신설된 카테고리로는 브랜디드 엔터테인먼트 비디오 혁신상, 공익 연계 비디오 혁신상,  기업의 사회적 책임 비디오 혁신상, 라이프 스타일 비디오 혁신상과 같은 비디오 대상 부문이 있다.  

아태 전 지역의 수많은 전문가들이 심사 과정에 참가해 수상자들을 결정하는데, 결과는 4월 8일에 발표되며, 수상자들은 2020년 5월 29일 베트남 하노이에서 열리는 시상식에서 축하 받게 된다.

지난 5년간 아시아-태평양 스티비상을 수상한 아태 지역 최고의 혁신 조직들에는 글로브 텔레콤(Globe Telecom), 덴츠(Dentsu), 델타 항공(Delta Air Lines), 디에이치엘 익스프레스 인터내셔널 태국(DHL Express International (Thailand) Ltd.), 마라스그룹(Maras Group), VNPT Vinaphone Corporation, 비에텔(Viettel), 서울시(Seoul Metropolitan Government), 소니(Sony), 시스코 시스템즈(Cisco Systems), 싱가포르 전력(Singapore Power), 샤오미(Xiaomi), ABS-CBN Corporation, MSL그룹 중국(MSLGROUP China), 우레두(Ooredoo), KEB 하나은행, KT, 텔콤 인도네시아(Telkom Indonesia), 페트로키미아 그레시크(PT Petrokimia Gresik), 프리랜서닷컴(Freelancer.com), 한국전력공사, 홍콩관광청(Hong Kong Tourism Board) 등이 있다.

스티비상 트로피는 애미상을 비롯 여러 국제적인 비즈니스 상의 트로피를 제작한 곳에서 만든 것으로 세계에서 가장 갖고 싶어하는 상 중의 하나이다. 상명인 스티비(Stevie)는 그리스어로 ‘왕관(Crowned)’을 의미한다.

 

스티비 어워즈에 대하여

스티비 어워즈는 아시아-태평양 스티비상(Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards), 국제 비즈니스 대상(The International Business Awards®), 여성 기업인 스티비 대상(Stevie Awards for Women in Business), 영업 및 고객서비스 스티비 대상(Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service), 미국 비즈니스 대상(The American Business Awards®), 독일 스티비상(German Stevie Awards), 위대한회사 스티비상(Stevie Awards for Great Employers), 그리고 새로운 중동 스티비상(Middle East Stevie Awards)의 8개 프로그램을 운영하고 있다. 스티비상에는 매년 70여 국가에서 1만 2천 이상의 조직이 출품한다. 모든 형태와 규모의 조직 및 그 조직을 이끄는 사람들의 명예를 기리는 스티비 어워즈는 전세계 기업들이 창출해낸 뛰어난 성과들을 인정하는 일을 하고 있다. 스티비상에 대한 자세한 내용은 www.StevieAwards.com에서 볼 수 있다.

Topics: business awards, 비즈니스 대상, 스티비상, Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, 아시아-태평양 스티비상

第七届亚洲-太平洋史蒂夫®奖参赛征稿正式开启

Posted by Clara Im on Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 06:37 AM

史蒂夫®奖组委会宣布2020年度(第七届)亚洲-太平洋史蒂夫奖的参赛通道开启。史蒂夫®奖是亚太地区唯一的商业类奖项,致力于表彰整个亚太地区企业在过去一年的创新成就。

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征稿早鸟报名截止日期为11月27日,最终报名需在2020年2月6日前提交申请;若错过最终截止日期,延迟报名需交纳相关费用后,延迟申请截止日期为2020 年3月4日。详细报名内容请查看:http://Asia.StevieAwards.com.

不论规模大小、盈利与否、公有或私营,包括中国在内的亚太地区总计29个国家的所有组织与企业均拥有参选资格。

该奖项旨在向所有形态和规模的组织及引领该组织的人们赋予名誉,表彰亚太地区企业创造的卓越成果。中文、英语、印度尼西亚语、日语、韩语、马来语、泰语和越南语中任一语言所提交的参赛申请均将被受理。

本届亚洲-太平洋史蒂夫奖设有如下奖项组别:

年度报告奖与其他出版物奖客户服务奖公司/组织奖人力资源奖信息科技奖管理奖营销奖新产品奖企业传播、投资者关系和公共关系奖网站奖以及智能手机与平板电脑应用程序奖等。

2020年度新设立的奖项组别有视频奖,包含品牌娱乐视频创新奖、企业社会责任视频创新奖和生活方式视频创新奖等。

亚洲-太平洋史蒂夫奖得主于2020 年4月8日公布,获奖者由来自整个亚太地区的专业人士一同评审选出。颁奖典礼将于5月29日在越南河内举办,届时将为获奖者进行表彰并颁发奖杯。

在过去6年中,有来自亚太地区的一批最具创新力的组织获此殊荣,其中的代表有:ABS-CBN集团、曼谷健康调查中心、达美航空公司、电通、Freelancer.com、印尼通用电气、环球通讯、香港旅游局、华为公司、马拉斯集团、大都会人寿有限公司、明思力中国、卡塔尔电信、PT Petrokimia Gresik公司、三星、首尔市政府、新加波电站、索尼、印尼电信公司,小米公司等。

史蒂夫奖的奖杯由制作艾美奖和其他国际知名奖项的公司负责制作,是世界上最受认可得儿商业的奖项之一。「Stevie史蒂夫」的名字取自「Stephen斯蒂芬」, 派生于希腊语「加冕」一词。

 

关于史蒂夫奖

史蒂夫®奖共有八大奖项,包括-太平洋史蒂夫(Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards)、德国史蒂夫奖(German Stevie Awards)美国商业奖(American Business Awards®)、国际商业奖(The International Business Awards®)、史蒂夫女性企业家奖(Stevie Awards for Women in Business)史蒂夫优秀雇主奖(Stevie Awards for Great Employers) 、以及史蒂夫销售与客户服务奖(Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service)以及新设的史蒂夫Middle East Stevie Awards)。

史蒂夫®奖每年都收到来自70多个国家的组织所提交的12000余件参赛作品,旨在向所有形态和规模的组织及引领该组织的人们赋予名誉,表彰全世界企业创造的卓越成果。

进一步了解史蒂夫奖,请点击 www.StevieAwards.com 。史蒂夫、美国商业奖、国际商业奖是史蒂夫奖的注册商标。

Topics: business awards, The Stevie Awards, Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, 史蒂夫奖, 亚洲-太平洋史蒂夫奖