Achieving Marketing Goals With AI-Driven Content Optimizer Anyword

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Thu, Mar 28, 2024 @ 12:08 PM

23 spotlight Square-2-1Stevie-winner Anyword specializes in artificial intelligence (AI)-driven content optimization solutions. Established with a focus on enhancing digital content effectiveness, Anyword utilizes cutting-edge AI technology to empower businesses to improve their online communication strategies.

By analyzing vast amounts of data and leveraging natural language processing algorithms, Anyword assists organizations in generating more impactful and engaging content across various digital platforms.

Anyword's core mission is to provide businesses with advanced tools to optimize their online presence and communication efforts. Through a combination of machine learning algorithms and linguistic analysis, its platform offers actionable insights and recommendations to enhance the performance of digital content.

Anyword was originally created as an AI tool called Keywee intended for publishers to grow their subscription base using AI and natural language processing. Keywee quickly gained success and was adopted by leading publications like Bloomberg, National Geographic, and The New York Times. The founders realized that through Keywee they had a unique opportunity to train an AI model based on top-performing ad copy and create a tool that would revolutionize the industry for marketers by predicting what content would succeed for specific audiences before it was published.

Unlike other generative AI platforms that help users create content at scale, Anyword solves the more significant problem of creating content that will help achieve specific marketing goals such as conversions, engagement, and reach. Anyword can do this because of its homegrown AI model, which was trained on over 2 billion marketing data points. By analyzing this data, Anyword offers valuable insights on performance, target audiences, demographics, and more.

Whether it's crafting compelling ad copy, refining website messaging, or optimizing social media posts, Anyword enables companies to achieve higher levels of engagement, conversion, and overall effectiveness in their online communications.

Using Anyword, users can generate any copy and see how well it will perform for their marketing needs, from ads, SEO-optimized blogs, engaging social posts, emails, landing pages, and more. Anyword's ability to optimize campaigns in real-time helps marketers achieve immediate impact and meet their specific marketing goals.

Since Winning Their Stevie Award
Anyword has launched a Google Chrome extension that works directly inside ChatGPT, Notion, and Canva, turning them into smart marketing content generators and allowing marketers to access Anyword's capabilities wherever they create content.

Anyword won a Bronze Stevie Award for Tech Startup of the Year- Software in The International Business Awards®.

Interested in entering the 2024 edition?

Request the Entry Kit

Topics: International business awards

From Peer Support to Professional Guidance, TalkLife's Online Mental Health Support Platform Connects Millions

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Thu, Mar 28, 2024 @ 12:02 PM

23 spotlight Square-Mar-28-2024-04-01-31-7168-PMStevie-winner TalkLife is an online peer support community platform, currently supporting millions of people globally.

Founded to foster a supportive community for individuals struggling with mental health challenges, TalkLife offers a safe space where users can connect with others, share their experiences, and receive encouragement and advice. The platform utilizes a combination of peer-to-peer support and professional guidance to create a comprehensive ecosystem aimed at improving mental well-being.

Through its online forums, chat features, and personalized resources, TalkLife enables individuals to access support whenever they need it, regardless of their location or time zone. The company's approach is rooted in inclusivity and accessibility, catering to a diverse range of users from different backgrounds and experiences.

By leveraging technology to facilitate connections and provide evidence-based information and coping strategies, TalkLife strives to empower individuals to manage their mental health effectively and navigate challenges with confidence.

With their free public platform TalkLife, their student platform TalkCampus, and their employee platform TalkLife Workplace, they have championed key geographies where mental health provision is lacking including India and the Middle East. They also provide services for free for students in Ukraine.

TalkLife's platform offers a variety of features designed to address different aspects of mental health, including anxiety, depression, loneliness, and self-esteem issues. Users can engage in one-on-one conversations with trained volunteers or licensed professionals, participate in group discussions, and access a library of articles and resources covering a wide range of mental health topics.

Additionally, TalkLife employs advanced moderation tools and algorithms to ensure a supportive and safe environment for all users, actively monitoring content to prevent harmful or inappropriate interactions.

As an advocate for mental health awareness and destigmatization, TalkLife actively collaborates with mental health organizations, researchers, and experts to promote positive dialogue and provide accurate information about mental health conditions. By fostering a sense of community and breaking down barriers to seeking support, TalkLife aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and encourage more open conversations about mental health.

Through its innovative platform and collaborative approach, TalkLife continues to make a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals worldwide, offering hope, connection, and support to those in need.

TalkLife won a Gold Stevie Award for Company of the Year - Health Products & Services - Small in The International Business Awards®.

Interested in entering the 2024 edition?

Request the Entry Kit

Topics: International business awards

Female-Owned FunkkOFF! Develops Sustainable Solution for On-the-Go Oral Care

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Thu, Mar 28, 2024 @ 11:24 AM

23 spotlight Square-Mar-28-2024-03-22-01-1890-PMSilver Stevie-winner FunkkOFF!® Inc. is a lifestyle brand company creating oral care, beauty, and personal care products.

FunkkOFF! was formed in 2019 by two lifelong friends, Joelle Flynn and Sonia Hounsell. Their friendship started in seventh grade when they attended a small all-girls Catholic school where they learned about teamwork, integrity, and responsibility.

On July 2, 2021, they officially launched FunkkOFF! TeethRefreshers®, a unique two-in-one toothbrush plus toothpaste product that is reusable (30x), 100% natural, vegan, and offers on-the-go teeth whitening.

The genesis for the product occurred when Joelle was wine tasting in Napa. She loved her red wine but loved her white teeth more—Joelle carried around a toothbrush and toothpaste to remove the purple “Funkk™” “OFF!” of her teeth. One time, Joelle pulled out her lipstick and thought, “Why isn’t there something compact, reusable, and easy to use like my lipstick—but to refresh my teeth?” 

Joelle began inventing a solution and eventually filed eight US patents on her designs and three US trademarks. She joined forces with Sonia who had spent decades in brand management in major consumer packaged goods companies. They worked together to refine the product design and usability and build a supply chain to manufacture the product. They formulated their proprietary tooth gel and completed product development in early 2021. Now they have 10 US patents (Utility & Design) and one Patent Cooperation Treaty Patent.

FunkkOFF productsThe only competing products on the market are one-time-use solutions or teeth wipes—both formats are used once and then disposed of. FunkkOFF! TeethRefreshers can be used 30 times, making them a more sustainable solution for on-the-go oral care maintenance. Furthermore, throughout the supply chain, FunkkOFF! is committed to sustainable practices that reduce the impact on the planet. 

Growing Product Demand
TeethRefreshers grew steadily with a robust direct-to-consumer business on their website and Amazon and sold out in just three months. When back in stock, they entered the retail market and have since gained distribution in 90+ stores in 40+ states. They were discovered organically and listed by a number of retailers including SHEN Beauty and Uncommon Goods. They were also discovered by the QVC Personal Care Buyer and received a large Purchase Order and airdate of August 28, 2023.

FunkkOFF! achieved international recognition in February 2023 when featured on Shark Tank Season 14 Episode 14 and received a $250,000 deal from Robert Herjavec. After the appearance and unanimous rave reviews by all the Sharks, demand has since skyrocketed. Sales in the first six months of 2023 were 350% higher than 2022. When FunkkOFF sold out in the first quarter, consumers placed preorders and were willing to wait three or more months for delivery.

Joelle and Sonia created the product and manufacturing supply chain from virtually nothing and have built a successful company with tremendous demand. Joelle's persistence in the early years led to extensive patent work which puts her among the 2.5% of women-only patent holders.

As minority business owners, they compete against oral care giants but also prioritize giving back. A portion of their sales is donated to Girls on the Run, which helps young women entrepreneurs find their potential and pursue their dreams.

FunkkOFF! Inc. won a Silver Stevie® Award for Startup of the Year - Consumer Services Industries in The 2023 International Business Awards®.

Interested in entering the 2024 edition?

Request the Entry Kit

Topics: International business awards

Now Open for Nominations: The First Edition of the Stevie® Awards for Technology Excellence

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Mar 28, 2024 @ 09:00 AM

The newest edition of the world’s premier business awards will celebrate technology-related achievements worldwide

The Stevie® Awards, organizers of the world’s premier business awards, have opened a ninth international competition: the Stevie® Awards for Technology Excellence. This new Stevie Awards program celebrates the remarkable accomplishments of individuals, teams, and organizations shaping the future of technology across all industry sectors.

SATE24 Call for Entries 1200x627

Individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to enter - public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The program will recognize the world’s best technology professionals, organizations, achievements, products, and services since the beginning of 2022. 

The early-bird entry deadline, with reduced entry fees, is May 2. The entry deadline is May 30, but late entries will be accepted through June 28 with payment of a late fee. Entry details are available at

Request the Entry Kit

Michael Gallagher, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Stevie Awards, expressed enthusiasm about this significant Stevie Awards milestone,

"We are thrilled to announce the opening of our latest Stevie Awards competition, the Stevie Awards for Technology Excellence. As we celebrate 22 years since the inception of the first Stevie Awards competition in 2002, this launch fulfills a long-awaited vision. With categories distinct from our existing programs, this competition provides a unique opportunity for startups, small businesses, corporations, and forward-thinking individuals to spotlight their technological accomplishments on a prestigious, global stage."

The program features more than 250 categories across 20 technology-industry groupings, with a broader set of categories for Information Technology. Category groupings include:

Each year, Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations from organizations of all types and sizes in more than 70 nations. Past Stevie Award winners include Cisco Systems, Inc., DP DHL, EY Global Services Limited, HCLTech, IBM Corporation, LLYC, Proctor & Gamble, Samsung, Toyota, Verizon, Viettel Group, and many others.

Juries featuring more than 100 executives worldwide will determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners. Winners will be publicly announced on August 7 and celebrated at a joint awards gala with the ninth annual Stevie® Awards for Great Employers on September 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York City.

Request the Entry Kit


Topics: Stevie Awards for Technology Excellence

Call for Entries Issued for the 2024 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Mar 25, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

The Stevie® Awards has issued the call for entries for the ninth annual Stevie® Awards for Great Employers, which honor the world’s best companies to work for and the human resources teams, professionals, suppliers, and new products and services that help to create and drive great places to work.

All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit, and non-profit, large and small – may submit nominations to the Stevie Awards for Great Employers. The early-bird entry deadline, with reduced entry fees, is April 24. The final entry deadline is May 22, but late entries will be accepted through June 26 with payment of a late fee. 

Call for Entries Horizontal Template

Juries composed of scores of executives around the world will determine the Stevie Award winners. Winners will be announced on August 1. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be presented with their awards at a gala event in New York City on September 16, 2024. The September awards banquet will be a joint event with the inaugural Stevie® Awards for Technology Excellence, which began accepting nominations on March 21.

The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize achievement in many facets of the workplace. Categories include:

Fourteen of the 16 HR Individual categories do not require payment of entry fees, including Human Resources Executive of the Year, HR Rising Star of the Year, Employee Relations Professional of the Year, Onboarding Professional of the Year, Recruiting or Talent Acquisition Professional of the Year, and others.

A multi-year sponsor of the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, HiBob is a modern HR Platform designed for modern business. HiBob is sponsoring a set of categories for HiBob customers including Best Use of Bob for Creating a Winning Global Company Culture, Best Use of Bob for Supporting DEI&B, Best Use of Bob for Impacting the Employee Lifecycle, and Best Use of Bob for Workforce Planning and/or Hiring.

Winners in the 31 industry-specific Employer of the Year categories will be determined by a unique blend of public votes and professional ratings. Public voting will take place from June 28 – July 25.

Categories have been added to and removed from the 2024 competition. Five new HR Achievement Awards categories have been added; Achievement in Career Mobility, Achievement in Flexible and Hybrid Work Models, Achievement in Employer Branding, Achievement in Generative AI, and Achievement in Organizational Culture. The only category group that has been eliminated from the competition is the COVID-19 Response categories, which were added in 2021 to recognize work related to the pandemic.

Stevie Award winners in the 2023 program include Akbank (Turkey), AllSaints (United Kingdom), American Systems (USA), Ayala Land Inc. (Philippines), Bank of America (USA), BlueSky Personnel Solutions (Canada), Cathay United Bank (Taiwan), DHL Global Forwarding, Freight (Germany), DİMES Food Industry and Trade, Inc. (Turkey), Enerjisa Enerji (Turkey), FedEx (United Kingdom), Globe Telecom (Philippines), GoHealth (USA), IBM (USA), Oxagile (Poland), Product Madness (United Kingdom), Siemens (Germany), TELUS International (Canada), Tata Consultancy Services (USA), Tech Mahindra (India), Top Hat (Canada), and Xref (Australia).

Learn More and Request the Entry Kit

Topics: great employers

From Legacy to Cloud: Impetus Technologies' LeapLogic for Enterprise Transformation

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Thu, Mar 14, 2024 @ 03:13 PM

23 spotlight Square-Mar-14-2024-07-11-01-4940-PMStevie-winner Impetus Technologies is a digital engineering company focused on delivering expert services and products to help enterprises achieve their digital transformation goals.

Impetus offers data platform engineering, artificial intelligence/machine learning, devOps, application modernization, and more. Established in 1991, Impetus has been the "Partner of Choice" for several Fortune 500 enterprises. They arefocused on creating powerful and intelligent enterprises and data products through advanced data, analytics, and AI solutions.

Their most recent achievements in cloud and data engineering include the following projects:

  • Built a patented solution for an AI-powered sales enablement platform for one of the largest credit card companies. It transformed their sales and marketing technology solutions, helped increase new cardholders, and reduced marketing spend significantly.
  • Helped build a patent-pending data ingestion and cataloging solution for one of the biggest global airline companies.
  • Helped launch one of the first mobile-based travel readiness apps for the airline, to ensure a touch-free and contactless check-in and boarding solution for consumers.
  • Helped launch a one-of-a-kind insurance platform for the shared economy, which helps B2B companies in the "shared economy" insure their transactions.

Flagship Product: LeapLogicimpetus leap logic product logo
LeapLogic is Impetus' automated cloud migration accelerator to help enterprises migrate workloads from legacy to cloud-native stacks. Specifically, the solution automates the end-to-end transformation of legacy data warehouse, analytics, Mainframe, reporting, and Hadoop workloads to native cloud platforms for optimum cost and performance.

LeapLogic has demonstrated its utility to large enterprise organizations thus far. Partner organizations were burdened with highly expensive legacy technologies and renewals and were unable to transform their data. This also inhibited them from building a single source for their data. LeapLogic solved this by helping them leapfrog to modern cloud-native stacks with minimum disruption.

With the help of LeapLogic, they are working to transform and automate the cloud transformation journey for various Fortune 500 enterprises. The biggest case example is their work with United Airlines. They established a modern data platform with integrated analytics, built-in governance, and intelligent data profiling capabilities.

They provided support for 200+ batch and 30+ real-time multiterabyte data pipelines with automated infrastructure setup and deployment. Their solutions helped the airline improve the passenger experience by:

  • Personalizing bundle offers to include customer-preferred amenities (e.g., Wi-Fi, entertainment options, etc.) using ML models
  • Reducing wait time at the airport gates by predicting passengers’ adherence to COVID travel requirements
  • Auto-approving travel readiness by verifying the validity of COVID documents like test reports, vaccinations, government forms, etc.

The flexible and scalable platform enabled unified governance and consumption and equipped the airline’s business teams to process data faster for real-time decision-making and improved cost efficiency.

Impetus Technologies Inc. won a Gold Stevie® Award for Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year - More Than 2,500 Employees, and two Bronze Stevie Awards for Achievement in Technology Innovation and for Company of the Year among Large Computer Services organizations in The 2023 International Business Awards®.

Interested in entering the 2024 edition?

Request the Entry Kit

Topics: International business awards

Stevie Awards Extends 22nd American Business Awards Final Entry Deadline

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Mar 07, 2024 @ 09:00 AM

The Nation’s Top Honors for Workplace Achievement Will Accept Final Nominations Through April 3

The Stevie® Awards, organizer of The American Business Awards®, announced today that the final entry deadline for the 22nd annual competition has been extended through April 3. The original final deadline was March 6. No additional late fees will be charged. Entries submitted through the new deadline will not be penalized in any way in the judging process.


The American Business Awards are widely considered the premier business awards program in the U.S.A. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations— public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large, and small. The 2024 awards will honor achievements since the beginning of 2022. Entry details are available at

The American Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Categories include:

More than 250 professionals nationwide will participate in the judging process through mid-April. The Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie® Award winners will be announced on April 25 and celebrated during a gala event in New York City at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 11.

Every new product or service nominated in The 2024 American Business Awards will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, an annual feature of the ABAs in which the general public votes for their favorite new products. Voting will open on April 26 and conclude on May 24.

The list of past Stevie Award winners in The American Business Awards reads like a who’s who of innovation and business success in the U.S.A. Explore the list of last year’s winners.

Create or log in to your existing American Business Awards entry account to submit  nominations here:

Topics: American business awards

2024 Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Award Winners Honored and Premier Grand Stevie Award Winner Announced in Ras Al Khaimah

Posted by Nina Moore on Wed, Mar 06, 2024 @ 10:31 AM

On Saturday, March 2, winners of the 5th annual Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Awards were presented with Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards during a majestic ceremony at the venpick Resort Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. More than 300 guests from 68 winning organizations around the MENA region attended the ceremony.

The Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, sponsored by the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Chamber of Commerce, is the region's only awards program open to all organizations in 18 nations in the Middle East and North Africa. The focus of the awards is recognizing workplace innovation in all its forms.

This year, over 1000 nominations were considered in the judging process by more than 150 professionals. The average ratings from judges determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners, who were first announced in January

The ceremony began with a special welcome to honor His Highness Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Farhan Al Saud, Chairman of the Board of the Autism Families Association in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Association won a Gold Stevie Award for Innovation in Non-Profit/NGO Events for its creative project "Spectrum Brush."

His Highness Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Farhan Al Saud noted that this award and recognition are the result of a systematic work strategy aimed at making a difference in the lives of thousands of individuals with autism spectrum disorders in the Kingdom. He emphasized that the "Spectrum Brush" project has the potential to create significant societal awareness about the levels of creativity and talent possessed by individuals with autism. The award represents a new achievement in their journey toward empowerment and advancement in the autism sector in the Kingdom, he said.

Hamid Mohammed bin Salem, Secretary-General of the Emirates Chamber of Commerce, congratulated the Stevie Award winners, praising their hard work and efforts. He noted that, with the wise leadership's support, the RAK Chamber of Commerce's sponsorship of the award program's previous editions played a significant role in motivating the successes achieved by nominees in the program.

Mohamed Musabbeh Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Board of the RAK Chamber of Commerce, reiterated that the awards program encourages institutions to adopt social responsibility, promote a culture of excellence and innovation, and encourage competitiveness. He emphasized the Chamber's keenness to embrace such awards that focus on global innovations and accomplishments.

Youssef Ismail, First Deputy Chairman of the RAK Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the winners in his address, commending their efforts and creativity that qualified them for the award. He encouraged all government and private institutions to seize the opportunity to enter upcoming editions of the awards program to demonstrate innovations across the country.

Grand Stevie Award Winners in the 2024 Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards 

In addition to honoring Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners, three Grand Stevie Award winners were presented with Grand Stevie Award trophies at the March 2 ceremony. Two winners of these Grand (“best in show”) Stevie Award trophies, DHL Group and INFLOW Network, were announced in February. DHL Group received the most award points from the most nations (total number of points conferred by total Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie wins across the world) and INFLOW Network had the highest-scoring nomination.

A third winner, the Premier Grand Stevie Award winner with the highest number of award points in the competition, Saudi Aramco, was revealed at the March 2 awards ceremony. 

The Grand Stevie Awards cannot be applied for directly. Details about each of the three Grand Stevie Award winners can be found below:

ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR (MULTINATIONAL): DHL Group earned 45 award points on behalf of its operations in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. They won 10 Gold, three Silver, and six Bronze Stevie Awards in categories including Customer Service Department of the Year, Achievement in Customer Satisfaction, Achievement in Growth, Conferences & Meetings - Healthcare & Wellness Event, and Best Business Technology Pivot, among others. DHL Express is a division of the German logistics company DHL Group, providing international express mail services. DHL Global Forwarding is a division of DHL Group that provides freight forwarding and supply chain solutions to businesses worldwide.

HIGHEST-RATED NOMINATION OF THE YEAR: The entry “UEFA Champions League Final Istanbul 2023 - Football on the Bosphorus,” submitted by the INFLOW Network, USA, received the highest average score from Stevie Awards judges (9.14 out of 10) in this year’s competition. The nomination won the Gold Stevie for Most Innovative Advertising or Marketing Agency of the Year. INFLOW Network is a global company specializing in influencer marketing, digital advertising, social media management, digital strategy, and content, working with different nations worldwide including the Middle East. INFLOW Network focuses on influencer collaborations to help brands reach their target audiences. It also helps brands manage their digital assets and create social media campaigns to reach their target audiences effectively.

THE PREMIER GRAND STEVIE AWARD WINNER, SAUDI ARAMCO was revealed at the March 2 awards gala. Saudi Aramco received the highest number of awards points in the 2024 competition, with a total of 192.86 awards points received from a combined 25 Stevie Award-winning nominations in a variety of categories including Innovative Achievement in Sustainability, Most Innovative Mentor of the Year, Most Innovative Creative Person of the Year, Award for Excellence in Innovation in Business Product & Service Industries - Organizations with 100 or More Employees, Achievement in Product Innovation, and Innovative Achievement in Science or Technology, among others. The Saudi Aramco Office Services Department provides and manages office space with high-quality services for Type "A" office buildings in a safe, efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner. To ensure a positive work environment for all office users, driven by a competent, customer-friendly workforce, utilizing the most appropriate technology.


Maggie Miller, President of the Stevie Awards, commented that this year’s awards gala witnessed an unprecedented turnout. Tickets for the ceremony sold out within days of announcing the event date, gathering together more than 300 guests from all around the MENA region. The award attendees included dignitaries, industry leaders, officials, company owners, chairmen, boards of directors of government and private organizations, and executive directors— all pleased to be honored on stage.

The following organizations participated in the ceremony. Only winning organizations that attended the ceremony were recognized:

Abdul Latif Jameel
Abu Dhabi Customs, Building and Maintenance Section
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council
Abu Dhabi Sports Council
Ajman Transport Authority
Al Dhafra Region Municipality
Al Ghurair Investment
Almarai Company
Azentio Software
Bagcilar Municipality
Big Data Minds MENA
Blacklion IT Marketing Agency
Capital 360 Event Experiences
Commercial Bank International
DAMAC Properties
Deputy of Legal Affairs and Regulations of Ministry of Culture, Saudi Arabia
DHL Express UAE
Dubai Courts - Case Preparation Department
Dubai Land Department
Ekol Logistics
Elaf Al TaqwaHotel - Elaf Hotel Company
EZONE Business Setup
Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, United Arab Emirates
INFLOW Network
Invita Company W.L.L.
KAFALAH Loan Guarantee Program
Masafi Hospital
Megamind IT Solutions
Melodica Music Academy
Ministry of HR and Social Development, Saudi Arabia
Ministry of Justice, United Arab Emirates
Mobile Communications Company of Iran
Now Health International
Numesys İleri Mühendislik
Parkville Pharmaceuticals
Petromin Express
Public Prosecution of Dubai
Public Works Authority, Qatar
Qatar Vision Production Company - Qvision
RAK Ceramics
RAK Digital Assets Oasis
RAK POLICE General Headquarters
RAKEZ - Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone
Riyadh Airports Company
Roads and Transport Authority
Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu
Ruwad – Sharjah SME
Sakan Foundation
Saudi Aramco
Saudi Aramco - Northern Area Production Engineering Department
Saudi Aramco - Office Services Department
SOCAR Turkiye
SOCAR Türkiye Enerji AŞ
Society of Autism Families
stc - Saudi Telecom Company
Streit Group FZ LLC
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
The Academy for Developing Administrative Leaders
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, United Arab Emirates
The Institute of Consulting and Business Solutions
The Ministry of Interior, Bahrain

See the full list of 2024 Middle East & North Africa Stevie Winners by category

View and download photos from the awards ceremony.

Individual Acceptance speeches and red-carpet interviews are available on the Stevie Awards YouTube channel.

About the 2024 Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards
The 2024 Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards sponsored by the RAK Chamber of Commerce & Industry have recognized winning organizations in 13 nations: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. More than 1,000 nominations in Arabic and English were evaluated in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 150 professionals worldwide, acting as judges in more than 150 categories recognizing apps, achievements, companies, public relations, customer service, human resources, individuals, live and virtual events, management, social media, technology, thought leadership, and more.

The 6th edition of the MENA Stevie Awards will open for entries in September 2024. Sign up here to request the 2025 entry kit when it becomes available.

Topics: Middle East Stevie Awards

Stevie® Awards Announce Finalists in 18th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Mar 06, 2024 @ 09:00 AM

Finalists in the 18th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, an international competition recognizing excellence in customer service, contact centers, business development, and sales, were announced today.    

A diverse group of organizations and individuals worldwide have been recognized in awards categories for sales executives, solution providers, contact centers, new products and services, and more. 

SASCS24 Finalists and Winner Announcement (1)

Organizations with five or more Finalist nominations include Allianz Services Pvt Ltd (Trivandrum, Kerala, India), Avetta (Lehi, UT, USA), Blackhawk Network (Pleasanton CA, USA), Capital Rx (New York, NY, USA), CivicPlus (Manhattan, KS USA), Datasite (Minneapolis, MN, USA), DHL Express Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), DHL Express Worldwide (BD) Pvt. Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh (Dhaka, Bangladesh, India), Element Electronics (Winnsboro, SC, USA), IBM (Armonk, NY, USA), Inspiro (Makati City, Philippines), Intuit (Ontario, Canada), Loveholidays (London, United Kingdom), OpenGov (San Francisco, CA, USA), Purpol Marketing Limited (Chippenham, United Kingdom), QNB Finansbank (Istanbul, Turkey), Qualitest Group (Bridgewater, NJ, USA), Sales Partnerships, Inc. (Broomfield, CO), SAP (worldwide), Support Services Group, Inc. (Waco, TX, USA), Toco Warranty (Los Angeles, CA, USA), TransPerfect Translations (New York, NY, USA), UPMC Health Plan (Pittsburgh, PA, USA), ValueSelling Associates Inc. (Carlsbad, CA, USA), VIZIO Inc. (Irvine, CA, USA), VMware (Broadcom) (Palo Alto, CA, USA), Voya Financial (New York, NY, USA).

For a full list of Finalists by category, visit

All Finalist nominations ultimately will be named Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners. The placements will be revealed during a gala banquet on Friday, April 12 at The Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets are now on sale.

The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards® and The American Business Awards®.

More than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition. Finalists were determined by the average scores of more than 175 professionals worldwide in seven specialized judging committees. Entries were considered in more than 60 categories for customer service and contact center achievements, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 60 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Sales Director of the Year to Sales Training Practice of the Year, and Achievement in Sales Automation; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers, among others.

All nominated customer service departments that are Finalists will be included in voting for the People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Customer Service. Beginning today through March 29, the general public may vote for their favorite providers of customer service in the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service. Voting is open at The nominee with the most votes in each category will receive a special crystal People's Choice Stevie Award. Winners of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards in multiple industries will be honored at the awards gala in Las Vegas on April 12.

Nominations for a special prize, the Sales Partnerships Ethics in Sales Award, remain open through April 1. There are no entry fees to submit nominations in this category. The award will recognize outstanding examples of ethical sales practices since the beginning of July 2022. Winners will also be announced and recognized at the April 12 ceremony. 

Topics: stevie awards for sales and customer service

Safety and Efficiency in Motion: The OTTO Lifter Autonomous Solution

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Tue, Mar 05, 2024 @ 02:19 PM

23 spotlight Square-Mar-05-2024-07-46-24-6085-PMStevie-winner OTTO Motors by Rockwell Automation, headquartered in Ontario, Canada, is a prominent player in the field of autonomous mobile robotics (AMR) solutions. Established in 2009, the company specializes in developing and deploying autonomous mobile robots tailored for material handling tasks in industrial settings.

Equipped with sophisticated sensors and software, OTTO Motors' autonomous robots navigate factory floors, warehouses, and distribution centers, efficiently transporting goods while avoiding obstacles and ensuring operational safety.

Focusing on optimizing productivity and logistics efficiency, OTTO Motors' technology automates material transport processes traditionally reliant on manual labor or conventional equipment such as forklifts. By embracing automation, businesses can streamline workflows, reduce operational expenses, and enhance overall efficiency.

OTTO Lifter Autonomous Solution to a Growing Challenge
Due to an aging workforce and migration from industrial towns to cities, one of the biggest challenges for manufacturers is finding enough qualified people to fill their open roles. Thus, the workers that facilities can hire should be focused on high value-added, fulfilling tasks instead of dull, repetitive manual material handling.

Manual forklifts can also be unsafe. According to
OSHA, of all physical injuries in a workspace, 10% of them involve forklifts. The report also cites that, for a given manual forklift, there's a 90% chance of it contributing to a serious accident during its 8-year average lifespan.

The "OTTO Lifter" AMR solution fills this industry need. Built on OTTO Motors’ 15 years of industry-leading robotics expertise and over 5 million production hours, OTTO Lifter nimbly drives in crowded and dynamic environments safely and efficiently.
OTTO Motors body image
The robot’s core skill is autonomously picking up and dropping off pallets from the floor to other equipment like a conveyor of heights up to 30 inches. The durable, robust AMR is easy to install and is up and running from day one. With advanced safety sensors, class-leading autonomous driving capabilities, and a maximum payload capacity of 2,650 pounds, OTTO Lifter works alongside people, other vehicles, and existing infrastructure for as low as $9/hour.

Through dynamic path planning, lane tending, intelligent pallet detection, and stretch wrap piercing, OTTO Lifter seamlessly navigates traffic and obstacles to deliver materials predictably and precisely to the right place at the right time. Moreover, OTTO Lifter uses AI capabilities to intuitively pick up and drop off off-centered pallets up to 15 degrees and safely pierce stretch-wrapped pallets with up to four wraps of clear ply.

The company's commitment to innovation and reliability has positioned it as a trusted partner for businesses seeking to leverage autonomous technology for material handling operations.

OTTO Motors won a Gold Stevie Award for Best Manufacturing Solution in The International Business Awards®.

Interested in entering the 2024 edition?

Request the Entry Kit

Topics: International business awards