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Entry Deadline Approaching for the 2021 Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Oct 29, 2020 @ 03:55 PM

The entry deadline is rapidly approaching for the 15th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service on Thursday, November 12. These are the world’s premier awards for sales and customer service professionals, teams, and organizations.

Entry kits and complete details on the competition are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.

Eligible nominees include departments, teams, and professionals from around the world who work in customer service, contact center, business development, and sales. New products and services and solution providers used by those professionals are also eligible. The 2021 awards will recognize achievements since July 1, 2019.

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Late entries will be accepted through January 13, 2021 with payment of a late fee. Finalists will be announced in mid-January, and the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be revealed during a gala awards banquet on March 5 (health and safety conditions permitting) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service feature more than 150 categories for:

Entrants may submit any number of nominations to any number of categories.

New this year, for all categories the submission requirements have been simplified, offering the choice to submit a short video or brief answers to several directed questions.

New categories for 2021 include six free-to-enter COVID-19 response categories that will recognize outstanding efforts by business development, customer service, and sales professionals to address the pandemic's impact on their organizations, teammates, customers and communities.

2021 will see the return of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service, a popular feature of the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in which the general public may vote for their favorite providers of customer service, from among all finalist nominations in the Customer Service Department of the Year categories.

Winners of the 2020 edition of the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service included American Airlines, Barclays, Carbonite, Cisco, Clarabridge, Cricket Wireless, Cvent, Delta Vacations, DHL Express, GoDaddy, Mailchimp, OneWest Bank, SAP, Wells Fargo Treasury Management, VIZIO Inc., and more.

The 2021 competition will be judged by more than 150 professionals around the world.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the new Middle East Stevie Awards. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

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7th Annual German Stevie® Awards Opens for Entries

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Oct 22, 2020 @ 10:56 AM

The entry period for the 7th annual German Stevie® Awards is in full swing. These awards for German-speaking Europe offer organizations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Belgium the opportunity to apply for global recognition of their recent achievements in a wide variety of categories.

Applicants through December 3, 2020 - the first of two entry deadlines - will pay lower Winners Fees for any of their successful entries.

New for the 2021 competition are COVID-19 Response categories, to recognize the contributions of organizations and individuals to keep us safe, healthy, informed, fed, and supplied during the pandemic.

For complete information on the awards visit www.StevieAwards.com/GSA.

Organizations of all sizes, public and private, for-profit and non-profit, and individuals from the business world, are invited to participate in the 7th annual German Stevie Awards. 

Maggie Gallagher, President of the Stevie Awards, says: “This year we invite all German, Austrian, Swiss, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and Belgian businesses and innovators to submit nominations of their achievements and successes and to compete in this German-speaking business competition."

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variety of categories are open for German-language businesses. They include:

A large selection of categories of the German Stevie Awards also honor outstanding achievements in the field of company-related media and publications. Examples of this are the awards for live events , annual reports and publications , app developments , videos and websites.

New this year are categories for COVID-19 Response awards, in which individuals, organizations as well as campaigns in the the areas of marketing and public relations and products and services are recognized. “This year we would particularly like to honor those who have bravely worked to ensure that customers and employees remain healthy and informed. Many organizations and companies have been and are severely affected by the pandemic and we are pleased to honor all those who have heroically stood up for society, the continued existence of their organization and the health of their employees with the new category, "explains Maggie Gallagher.

The categories include:

  • Medical Hero on the Frontline
  • Medical Hero on the Backline
  • Delivery Hero of the Year
  • Education Hero of the Year
  • Media Hero of the Year
  • Most Exemplary Employer
  • Most Innovative Work from Home Plan
  • Most Innovative Redesign of the Workplace
  • Best use of Social Media for COVID-19 Related Information
  • Important Medical and Technical Innovations

Achievement Awards categories have been added for the first time this year. In these categories, various achievements are recognized and honored on behalf of the entire organization. Organizations can submit their achievement nominations in areas such as customer satisfaction achievement, human resources performance, science or technology achievements, and many more.

In response to the current situation caused by COVID-19, all services and projects that have been carried out since July 1, 2018 may be submitted. This is the first time that the Stevie Awards have extended the performance period to a two and a half year time frame. According to Maggie Gallagher, the extension of the service period is intended to support organizations that are acutely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

All companies and organizations can submit any number of nominations free of charge. Participants who submit their applications by the first deadline, December 3, 2020 will benefit from a discount of 25 euros on the winners' fees for each Stevie-winning nomination.

If you miss the deadline on December 3, you can submit nominations through January 20, 2021. Judging committees will then determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners.

On May 7, 2021, the Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners will be honored at a festive award ceremony in Berlin. 

The winners of the German Stevie Awards 2020 included Crowdconsultants 360 GmbH, public link communikcation & consulting, Truffls GmbH, Deutsche Telekom Services Europe SE, Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG, Johannesbad Hotels Bad Füssing GmbH, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Sarah N. Will and Dennis M. Will Immobilien GbR and Wolters Kluwer Germany.

You can find an overview of all the winners of the German Stevie Awards 2020 at https://stevieawards.com/gsa/gewinner-der-german-stevie®-awards-2020.

The German Stevie Awards are part of the Stevie® Awards, which host the renowned International Business Awards® and receive more than 12,000 entries from over 70 countries in a total of eight competition programs each year.

Press photos of the Stevie Awards trophies and the German Stevie Awards logo can be found at https://stevieawards.com/gsa/photos-and-logos . We will be happy to provide you with additional press photos of previous winners etc.

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Grand Stevie Award Winners Announced in 2020 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Oct 15, 2020 @ 10:14 AM

Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in the 2020 (17th annual) Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, an international competition, were announced on October 2, 2020. The awards shine a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and organizations run by women.

Winners of five Grand Stevie Award trophies, the highest honor in the competition, were announced today.

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Grand Stevie Award trophies are presented to five 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, with three points earned for each Gold Stevie win, two for each Silver win, and one-and-a-half points for each Bronze Stevie win. The Grand Stevie Award winners for 2020 are:

  1. The Audacious Agency, Gold Coast, Australia, with 69.5 award points. The agency also was among the Grand Stevie winners in 2019
  2. DP DHL, worldwide (27 points), is among the Grand Stevie elite for the third year in a row
  3. IGNITE Worldwide, Brier, WA USA (22.5 points)
  4. Melissa Sones Consulting, New York, NY USA (20.5 points) was also among the Grand Stevie honorees in 2019
  5. Tavuun Welfare Association, Lahore, Pakistan (15.5 points)

More than 1,500 nominations from organizations and individuals around the world were submitted this year for consideration in categories such as COVID-19 Response, Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, and Startup of the Year, among others. More than 180 business professionals working in seven specialized judging committees determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

Visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/Women for a complete list of Stevie winners by category. Winners will be celebrated during a virtual ceremony on December 9.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business event will be complemented by the third annual Women|Future Conference, a two-day networking and learning event for female founders, business owners, entrepreneurs and industry leaders, to be held virtually on November 12-13. Registration is just $99, or $49 for current students with an active student ID. Details and registration are available at www.WomenFutureConference.com.

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HGC Cares for Communities in Hong Kong

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Oct 14, 2020 @ 12:26 PM
  • -HGC Global Communications is a telecom operator group that provided extensive COVID-19 relief to customers and communities

  • -They distributed free face masks, refurbished computers, and cloud capabilities to thousands of people.

About HGC Global Communications

HGC Global Communications is a leading fixed-line operator that owns extensive infrastructure in Hong Kong and overseas and offers a wide portfolio of products and services. HGC provides other operators with telecoms infrastructure, while acting as service provider to corporations and households alike. 

HGC believes telecommunications operators should take one step further to contribute to society. Here’s how they do it. 

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Managing Operations & Supporting Customers

As isolation from social distancing is increasing, so is internet data usage. HGC saw a double digit bandwidth consumption increase. Prior to this surge, HGC had increased their backbone capacity, network resilience, and reliability to support a skyrocket in usage. HGC is also well-prepared for the long-term by securing critical components as part of their supply chain management and planning They spontaneously created special teams to provide instant support, maintenance, and installations to customers.

Support for Staff at HGC Group

Apart from being the first telecom operator in Hong Kong to announce flexible work-from-home arrangements, HGC also introduced other safety measures including regular deep cleanings and sanitations of offices, remote monitoring across impacted offices via home/office IT systems, and delegating more authority to in-country staff to facilitate emergency support. HGC also arranged hotels within walking distance of operation centers to help essential service supporting teams to perform their important duties. They have also offered all staff (around 2,000 people) with four months supply of medical masks. 

Giving Back

HGC has offered meaningful assistance to the community by being the first telecom operator in Hong Kong to distribute free essentials to the public. This includes onsite delivery of masks to elderly citizens living alone and distribution of free refurbished computers to schools and students to support e-learning. HGC has delivered free unified communications and cloud connect services to corporate customers to help with extreme emergencies. 

HGC Global Communications won a Gold Stevie for Product & Service Categories - Business Technology Solutions - Infrastructure as a Service and a Silver Stevie for COVID-19 Response Categories - Most Valuable Corporate Response in the 2020 International Business Awards®. 

Interested in The 2021 International Business Awards®? 

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Winners of 2020 People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Companies Announced

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Oct 14, 2020 @ 10:10 AM

Winners were announced today in the 2020 People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Companies, a feature of The International Business Awards®, the world’s only international, all-encompassing business awards program which is now in its 17th year.

The worldwide public vote was conducted the past two months, with the highest number of votes deciding the winners in a variety of industries. More than 43,000 votes were cast. All Stevie Award winners in the Company of the Year categories of this year’s International Business Awards were eligible to be included in voting for the People’s Choice Stevie Awards.

Winners of the crystal People’s Choice Stevie Awards will be honored for their awards at The International Business Awards virtual awards ceremony on Tuesday, 1 December. Tickets for the event are now on sale.

PCSAFC_2020WinnerThe winners of peer-adjudicated Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards will be presented with their awards along with the People’s Choice Stevie Awards. Stevie winners were selected from more than 3,800 nominations received from organizations and individuals in more than 60 nations.

The winners of the 2020 People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies are:

-Advertising/Marketing/PR: Purpol Marketing
-Aerospace & Defense: Modest Tree
-Business or Professional Services: CAREERISTS AND TALENTANK
-Computer Services: KoçSistem
-Computer Software: VOMO
-Consumer Products: Makers Nutrition
-Consumer Services: Mayen
-Diversified Services: Backwoods Promotions Inc.
-Energy & Utilities: Dubai Municipality
-Financial Services: Cebuana Lhuillier
-Food & Beverage: Empire Eagle Food Co., Ltd.
-Health Products & Services: flowhub Software GmbH
-Hospitality & Leisure: Kindersley Hospitality Endeavors
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Insurance: USHEALTH Group
-Internet / New Media: SiyonaTech
-Manufacturing: Makers Nutrition
-Materials & Construction: Viettel Construction Joint Stock Corporation
-Media & Entertainment: STREET SCIENCE
-Non-Profit / Government: The Pahang State Foundation
-Other Industries: Makers Nutrition
-Real Estate: Filinvest Alabang, Inc.
-Retail: Georgio’s Bottega
-Transportation: Whale Logistics

Topics: International business awards

Winners in 17th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Announced

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Fri, Oct 02, 2020 @ 09:24 AM

 

The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, which shine a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations run by women, have announced the 2020 winners today.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition produced by the creators of the prestigious International Business Awards® and American Business Awards®. The Stevie is widely regarded as the world’s premier business award.

This year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be honored at a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, December 9. More than 400 women and their guests from around the world are expected to attend the presentations.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business event will be complemented by the third annual Women|Future Conference, a two-day networking and learning event for female founders, business owners, entrepreneurs and industry leaders, that also will be staged virtually, this year on November 12-13. Registration is just $99, or $49 for current students with an active student ID.

Details and registration are available at www.WomenFutureConference.com.

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More than 1,500 nominations from organizations and individuals around the world were submitted this year for consideration in categories including COVID-19 Response, Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, and Startup of the Year, among others. More than 180 business professionals working in seven specialized judging committees determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

Among the many extraordinary organizations and women who have been recognized as Stevie winners, the following organizations stand out as those with four or more winning nominations: 8x8 to Educate (Currumbin, QLD Australia), AlterContacts (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Dee is for Digital (Marbella, Spain), DevelopHer (Dallas, TX USA), DHL Express (worldwide), Families Without Borders (Moraga, CA USA), Helen Zahos, Humanitarian Nurse (Australia), IGNITE Worldwide (Brier, WA USA), Jeunesse Global (Lake Mary, FL USA), John Hancock (Boston, MA USA), Mentor (New York, NY USA), New American Funding (Tustin, CA USA), Purpose DRV’N (Woodbury, MN USA), REMAP Network (Toronto, ON Canada), Saski Collection (Gold Coast, QLD Australia), Spectrum Support Ltd (Southport, Queensland Australia), Tavuun Welfare Association (Lahore, Pakistan), The Financial Literacy Youth Initiative (Cranston, RI USA), Toft Group (San Francisco, CA USA), Wolters Kluwer (multiple cities), and Xandr (Boston, MA USA).

The 2020 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:

  • Julianna Yau, Founder, Ampala Education, Hong Kong - Woman of the Year - Business Services

  • Jacqueline Guichelaar, Senior Vice President and Group Chief Information Officer, Cisco, San Jose, CA USA - Woman of the Year – Technology

  • Katherine Relle, Private Equity Portfolio Manager, JPMorgan Chase & Co., New York, NY USA - Female Employee of the Year – Business

  • Michelle Arscott, Founder and Mentor, The International Life Coach, Nairobi, Kenya – Mentor or Coach of the Year – Health/Wellness

  • Project SMILE, NCR, Philippines – Most Valuable Non-Profit COVID-19 Response

  • EggLife Foods, Chicago, IL USA – Best New Product of the Year – Consumer Products

  • LinkedIn Corp, Sunnyvale, CA USA – Most Valuable COVID-19 Corporate Response

  • Burger King, Miami, FL USA – Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Food and Beverage

Stevie Award-winning nominations were submitted by organizations in Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam.

Visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/Women for a complete list of Stevie winners by category.

Winners of five Grand (best of show) Stevie Award trophies, and in three HCL Technologies-sponsored categories for women in technology, will be announced the week of October 12.

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Call for Entries Issued for the Second Annual Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Awards

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Sep 30, 2020 @ 09:45 AM

The Stevie® Awards, organizer of the world’s premier business awards programs, has issued a call for entries for the 2021 (second annual) Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, sponsored by the RAK Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Entry kits and complete details on the competition are available at http://MENA.StevieAwards.com.

The Middle East Stevie & North Africa Awards are the region’s only awards to recognize innovation in all its forms through the workplace. The awards are open to all organizations in 17 nations in the MENA region: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

MENA 2021 call for entries

All individuals and organizations - public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small - may submit any number of nominations to any number of the categories.

There are no entry fees in this awards program. Organizations may submit as many nominations as they’d like, without cost. Instead, those named as Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners can choose to accept their Stevie Award and pay a “winners fee” for each successful nomination.

Nominations may be submitted online through two entry deadlines: November 4, 2020 and January 20, 2021. Winners fees payable will be lower for nominations submitted through the first deadline.

Winners of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards in the competition will be announced on February 18, 2021, and celebrated during a gala event in RAK at the Waldorf Astoria on March 27.

There are two new category groups for 2021. The COVID-19 Response categories recognize the contributions of individuals, groups, and organizations that have worked valiantly over the past months to keep us safe, healthy, employed, and informed. The Achievement categories recognize singular innovative achievements in areas such as customer satisfaction, growth, international expansion, and more.

Nominations citing innovative achievements will be accepted and judged in both Arabic and English, in more than 100 categories across the following category groups:

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Winners of the 2020 edition of the awards included Al Dhafra Region Municipality, BEKO, Birevim, Boehringer Ingelheim, Çelebi Aviation Holding, Cisco Systems, Coca-Cola Içecek, DHL Express, Dubai Health Authority, Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, Mohsin Haider Darwish LLC, RAK Transport Authority, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone and many more.

 

The 2021 competition will be judged by more than 150 professionals around the world.

 

Interested in entering the 2021 Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards?

Request the entry kit

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Stevie® Awards Announce Winners of 2020 Best of the IBA Awards

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Sep 24, 2020 @ 10:45 AM

Grand Stevie Award winners will be honored at an awards ceremony this December

The Stevie® Awards have announced the winners of the Best of the IBA Awards in The 2020 (17th Annual) International Business Awards®, the world’s premier business awards competition.

Nominees in the 2020 IBAs were not able to apply for the Best of the IBA Awards directly. Winners were determined by a points system based on the total number of awards won in the IBAs, with a Gold Stevie win counting for three points, a Silver Stevie win for two points, and a Bronze Stevie win for 1.5 points. 

This year’s Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners in The International Business Awards were announced on 9 September. The winners of the Best of the IBA Awards will be presented with Grand Stevie Award trophies, and recognized during The 17th Annual International Business Awards virtual ceremony on 1 December.

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Winners of the 2020 Grand Stevie Awards are:

Most Honored Organization: The third largest private bank in Turkey, Yapi Kredi of Istanbul wins this honor with 43 points earned by Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie-winning entries for their website, mobile site, business technology solutions, and COVID-19 response.

Most Honored Public Relations Agency: LLYC, a global communications and public affairs consulting firm headquartered in Madrid, Spain, wins this honor with 42.5 points earned by Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie-winning entries for communication campaigns, videos, publications, and COVID-19 response. This is the third time in the past four years they have earned this honor.

Most Honored Marketing AgencyMagnet20, Istanbul, Turkey, which creates human experiences with products, services, and platforms to transform brands and grow businesses, wins with 9.5 points for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevies on behalf of GSK Turkey & TOG. In 2019 they won the Grand Stevie for Most Honored Interactive Services Agency.

Most Honored Interactive Services Agencymensemedia Gesellschaft für Neue Medien mbH of Düsseldorf, Germany earns this honor with 10.5 points for Gold and Bronze Stevie-winning nominations on behalf of Mercedes-Benz Buses Online.

Top 10: These are the top Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie winners among all other organizations honored in the 2020 IBAs, who will also receive Grand Stevie Awards:

  1. Melissa Sones Consulting, New York, New York USA (41 points)
  2. DP DHL, worldwide (37.5 points)
  3. (tie) Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, Florida USA (32)
    Ayala Group of Companies, Manila, Philippines (32)
  1. (tie) Thai Life Insurance Plc., Bangkok, Thailand (31)
    PJ Lhuillier, Inc (PJLI), Makati City, Philippines (31)
    Ooredoo Group, Doha, Qatar (31)
  1. PAIRELATIONS, Centennial, Colorado USA (29)
  2. Türkiye İş Bankası, Istanbul, Turkey (29)
  3. Makers Nutrition, Hauppauge, New York USA (25)

“Of all the outstanding organizations and achievements that were recognized among this year’s IBA nominations, these 14 organizations stand out as the ones with the widest breadth of achievement,” said Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “The Best of the IBA Awards honor organizations that show an especially strong dedication to honoring the work of their employees, the projects they produce and execute, and their commitment to customers. After the uncertainty 2020 has brought upon the world, these honorees should be especially proud of their “best of” recognition. We look forward to celebrating Grand Stevie winners during our virtual awards ceremony on 1 December.”

The International Business Awards feature a wide variety of categories to recognize achievement in every facet of work life, including management awards, new product awards, marketing awards, PR awards, customer service awards, website awards, and more.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award placements in the 2020 IBAs were determined by the average scores of more than 250 professionals worldwide in the three-month judging process.

For more information about The International Business Awards, including a complete list of all Stevie Award winners in the 2020 competition, visit www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

Topics: International business awards

ValueSelling Associates to Sponsor Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service for 12th Consecutive Year

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Sep 23, 2020 @ 10:40 AM

The Stevie® Awards, organizer of the world’s premier business awards programs, has announced that ValueSelling Associates will again sponsor the 2021 (15th annual) Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service. ValueSelling has sponsored this competition since 2008.

Entry kits and complete details on the competition are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.

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Eligible nominees include departments, teams, and professionals from around the world who work in customer service, contact center, business development, and sales. New products and services and solution providers used by those professionals are also eligible. The 2021 awards will recognize achievements since July 1, 2019.

“We are thrilled to work with ValueSelling once again to put a spotlight on the amazing sales and customer service professionals and organizations around the world. This competition has grown tremendously over the years with their support. The Stevie Awards values ValueSelling’s participation as a sponsor,” said Maggie Gallagher, President of the Stevie Awards.

ValueSelling Associates is the creator of the ValueSelling Framework®, the practical and proven sales methodology preferred by sales executives around the globe. Since 1991, ValueSelling Associates has helped thousands of sales professionals increase their sales productivity and realize immediate revenue growth. They offer customized training to FORTUNE 1000, mid-sized and start-up companies to keep it simple and drive sales results. 

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Julie Thomas, President of ValueSelling Associates said “ValueSelling has partnered with the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service for more than 11 years. It’s been a great platform on which to celebrate the accomplishments of our customers and business partners, and a cost-effective way to promote our capabilities to prospective clients around the world.”

Interested in submitting nominations in the 2021 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service?

Request the entry kit

 

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Call for Entries Issued for 15th Annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Sep 17, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Business Development, Customer Service, and Sales Achievements, Professionals, and More May Be Nominated

The Stevie® Awards, organizer of the world’s premier business awards programs, has issued a call for entries for the 2021 (15th annual) Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Entry kits and complete details on the competition are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.

Eligible nominees include departments, teams, and professionals from around the world who work in customer service, contact center, business development, and sales. New products and services and solution providers used by those professionals are also eligible. The 2021 awards will recognize achievements since July 1, 2019.

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The early-bird entry deadline with reduced entry fees is October 14, 2020. The final entry deadline is November 12, but late entries will be accepted through January 13, 2021 with payment of a late fee. Finalists will be announced in mid-January, and the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be revealed during a gala awards banquet on March 5 (health and safety conditions permitting) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service feature more than 150 sales awards, customer service awards, business development awards, new product awards, and solution provider awards categories. Entrants may submit any number of nominations to any number of categories, which include:

  •         Sales Individual categories such as Senior Sales Executive of the Year and Sales Representative of the Year
  •         Sales Team categories like Global Sales Team of the Year and Online Sales Team of the Year
  •         Sales Achievement categories such as Sales Turnaround of the Year and Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year
  •         Sales Distinction categories in 14 industry groupings
  •         Customer Service and Contact Center Individual categories such as Front-Line Customer Service Professional of the Year and Customer Service Leader of the Year
  •         Customer Service and Contact Center Team categories like Contact Center of the Year and Back Office Customer Service Team of the Year
  •         Customer Service and Contact Center Achievement categories such as e-Commerce Customer Service Award and Award for Innovation in Customer Service
  •         Customer Service Department categories in 12 industry groupings
  •        Customer Service Success categories in five industry groupings
  •         New Product and Service categories like Best New Business Intelligence Solution and Best New Marketing Solution
  •         Solution Provider categories such as Sales Consulting Practice of the Year and Incentive, Rewards, or Recognition Provider of the Year
  •        Business Development categories such as Business Development Professional of the Year and Business Development Achievement of the Year - Hospitality & Leisure

New this year, for all categories the submission requirements have been simplified, offering the choice to submit a short video or brief answers to several directed questions.

New categories for 2021 include six free-to-enter COVID-19 response categories that will recognize outstanding efforts by business development, customer service, and sales professionals to address the pandemic's impact on their organizations, teammates, customers and communities.

Interested in entering the 2021 Stevie Awards 

2021 will see the return of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service, a popular feature of the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in which the general public may vote for their favorite providers of customer service, from among all finalist nominations in the Customer Service Department of the Year categories.

Winners of the 2020 edition of the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service included American Airlines, Barclays, Carbonite, Cisco, Clarabridge, Cricket Wireless, Cvent, Delta Vacations, DHL Express, GoDaddy, Mailchimp, OneWest Bank, SAP, Wells Fargo Treasury Management, VIZIO Inc., and more.

The 2021 competition will be judged by more than 150 professionals around the world.

Topics: stevie awards for sales and customer service