Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

Top Overall Award Winners in The 2012 American Business Awards Are Named

Fairfax, VA, September 26, 2012 – The Stevie® Awards have announced the winners of the Best of the ABA Awards in The 2012 American Business Awards, the U.S.A’s premier business awards competition. This new addition to the ABAs' repertory of awards includes five best-of-competition prizes that are awarded to the organizations that submitted the best body of work to the competition, in their own name or in the names of one or more clients. 

The American Business Awards honors an all-inclusive spectrum of American business people and organizations -- from non-profits, emerging start-ups, major public companies and government agencies, to corner-office executives, product developers, marketers and web development teams.

Nominees in The 2012 American Business Awards were not able to apply for the Best of the ABA Awards directly.  Winners were determined by a points system based on the total number of awards won in the ABAs, with a Gold Stevie Award win counting for 3 points, each Silver Stevie Award for 2 points, and each Bronze Stevie win counting for 1.5 points. LifeLock, Organization of the Year

The winners of the Best of the ABA Awards this year are:

Organization of the Year: LifeLock, Tempe, AZ.  With 61 total points, LifeLock is the most honored organization in the 2012 ABAs.

Public Relations Agency of the Year: MWW, East Rutherford, NJ.  MWW offices across the U.S.A. won a total of 32 points for nominations in their own name or in the names of their clients.

Marketing Agency of the Year: Slack and Company, Chicago, ILSlack earned 16 points, tops among all marketing services agencies in this year's ABAs.

Interactive Services Agency of the Year: BGT Partners, Miami, FL.  With 11.5 points, BGT Partners is the most honored of this year's field of interactive agency contestants.

Top 10: After the winners of the above prizes, the following organizations earned the most award points in the 2012 ABAs:

1. Quality Systems, Inc., Irvine, CA (49.5 points)
2. John Hancock, Boston, MA (36)
3. Nutricap Labs, Farmingdale, NY (32.5)
4. PetRays Veterinary Telemedicine Consultants, The Woodlands, TX (32.5)
5. VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA (30)
6. iolo technologies, Los Angeles, CA (25)
7. Accenture, Chicago, IL (22)
8. Achievers, San Francisco, CA (10)
9. DRC, Reston, VA (18)
10. American Institute of CPAs, Durham, NC (16)

Best of the ABA winners have been granted the exclusive right to use a unique Best of the 2012 ABAs logo.

More than 3,000 entries were submitted to The 2012 American Business Awards and more than 270 executives nationwide participated in judging to determine this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners, who were honored during ceremonies in June in New York and September in San Francisco.

For a complete list of The 2012 American Business Awards winners in all categories visit:

Entries for the 2013 edition of The American Business Awards will be accepted starting this October 22.

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  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, and follow the Stevie Awards on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube

Sponsors and partners of The 2012 American Business Awards include American Support, Business TalkRadio Network, CallidusCloud, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, iolo technologies, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, Primus Telecommunications Group, SoftPro, and VerticalResponse.


Topics: American business awards, ABAs, Best of the ABAs, The Stevie Awards, Organization of the Year, PR Agency of the Year, Marketing Agency of the Year, Interactive Services Agency of the Year