5WPR: DELIVERING PR Excellence with Innovation, Inclusion, and Leadership

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Fri, Nov 03, 2023 @ 10:37 AM

Stevie-winner 5W Public Relations (5WPR), based in New York City, is a full-service public relations (PR) agency renowned for its comprehensive and results-driven approach.

Specializing in strategic communications, the agency covers a wide spectrum of industries, including consumer goods, technology, healthcare, beauty, lifestyle, and more. With a commitment to delivering impactful campaigns, 5WPR leverages its expertise in media relations, influencer marketing, digital strategy, and event planning to craft compelling narratives that resonate with target audiences.

22 spotlight Square-19-1The agency prides itself on its ability to navigate the ever-evolving media landscape, securing placements in top-tier outlets and effectively managing crisis communications when needed.

Boasting a client-centric philosophy, 5WPR tailors its strategies to meet the unique needs and goals of each client, ensuring a customized and dynamic approach to PR that drives brand visibility, enhances reputation, and ultimately contributes to business success.

As an employer, 5W believes in the power of giving back to the communities in which we live and work. They encourage and support employees in their philanthropic efforts by providing PTO specifically to volunteer, as well as matching monetary donations to a variety of charities.

Through their 5W University training program, they also strive to ensure employees are always learning and growing, from enhancing PR skills to leadership development. Senior leaders guide employees at all levels through a range of training sessions.

Nurturing Tomorrow's Leaders
5WPR Co-CEO Matthew Caiola has been a driving force since joining the agency—especially since 2021—transforming 5WPR, alongside Co-CEO Dara Busch, into a company built for the future with significant strides in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) in workplace culture, employee benefits, and career support.

Matthew quickly moved through the ranks, and after 13 years, was promoted to Co-CEO in February 2022, making him the youngest CEO of a Top 10 PR agency in the United States. Matthew has been a key leader of teams responsible for the reputation of some of the most sophisticated companies and visible public figures in the world, along with emerging brands and technologies.

A hallmark of Matthew’s career has been leading and scaling teams. As he progressed quickly through the staff ranks into leadership, Matt took over 5WPR’s emerging technology practice, leading that team to 50%+ growth each year, for three years. As a result, 5W attracted marquee brands like Amazon, Samsung, and VIZIO.

Matt has spearheaded numerous initiatives to enhance 5W's commitment to DE&I. These efforts include forging recruiting partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, establishing a DE&I staff committee to assess 5W's performance, revamping the approved-vendor list to include minority and women-owned businesses, elevating the charitable donation match for DE&I-focused causes, and introducing a new leadership role within the company for Head of People & Culture to drive further transformation.

5WPR won a Gold and Bronze Stevie Awards for Best Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Marketing – Consumer Products; Public Relations Agency of the Year; and 5WPR's Matthew Caiola won a Silver Stevie Award for Best Communications, Investor Relations, or PR Executive of the Year in The 2023 American Business Awards®.

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Twenty Outstanding Tech Executives Named Finalists for the HCLTech Supercharging Progress Awards

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, May 15, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Twenty outstanding technology executives from across the United States have been named Finalists in four HCLTech Supercharging Progress categories in The 21st Annual American Business Awards®, the top honors for achievement in the workplace in the USA.

A jury of technology professionals from around the world will determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie® Award placements from among the Finalists. The placements will be revealed during The American Business Awards’ banquet at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, June 13.

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The Finalists are:

Excellence in Transforming Business
Fiserv Inc., Brookfield, Wisconsin: Samir Ghuge, Head Strategy & Planning, Office of COO
Marriott International, Memphis, Tennessee: Naveen Manga, CTO
Papa Johns, Louisville, Kentucky: Yasaswi Pulavarti, VP, Digital Transformation and Engineering
Tenet Healthcare, Dallas, Texas: Paola Arbour, CIO
Verizon, Irving, Texas: Senthil Muthusamy, VP
WestRock Fulfillment Company, Duluth, Georgia: Joseph Hinkle, Vice President

Leadership in Next Gen Technology
Canadian Tire Corporation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Linda Siksna, SVP
Legend Biotech, Somerset, New Jersey: Dadong Li, Head of Information Technology
Sonoco Products Company, Hartsville, South Carolina: Andrea White, CIO
Verizon, New York, New York: Praveen Atreya, VP

Leading Through Uncertainty
Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, Durham, North Carolina: Jo Abernathy, Chief Information Officer
Disney Parks Experience and Products, Orlando, Florida: Gail Evans, EVP-Chief Digital & Technology Officer
Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan: Sucheta Walimbe, Global Head Infrastructure
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., Boston, Massachusetts: John A. Gigerich, CIO
Stanley Black & Decker, Hartford, Connecticut: Stephen Desiderio, VP Global IT Operation

New Normal Digital Transformer
GlaxoSmithKline, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Agam Upadhyay, SVP & Chief Technology Officer
Portland General Electric, Portland, Oregon: John Kochavatr, CIO and VP, Customer & Digital Solutions
IHG, Atlanta, Georgia: Alvin Smith, Vice President Global Infrastructure Architecture
The Walt Disney Company, Seattle, Washington: Diane Jurgens, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
True Value, Chicago, Illinois: John Armbrecht, CTO & CIO

HCLTech is a long-time sponsor of The American Business Awards. HCLTech is a global technology company, home to more than 225,900 people across 60 countries, delivering industry-leading capabilities centered around digital, engineering and cloud, powered by a broad portfolio of technology services and products. We work with clients across all major verticals, providing industry solutions for Financial Services, Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Technology and Services, Telecom and Media, Retail and CPG, and Public Services. Consolidated revenues as of 12 months ending March 2023 totaled $12.6 billion. To learn how we can supercharge progress for you, visit hcltech.com.

Stevie Awards President Maggie Miller commented on the Finalists: “We’re privileged to have HCLTech continue as a sponsor of the ABAs and to have so many accomplished technology executives as Finalists for Stevie Awards. All of them will be recognized as Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie winners, and we look forward to welcoming them on stage to receive their due recognition on June 13.”

The American Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace, from customer service and marketing to management, new product development, and technology. The Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in other categories in the ABAs were announced in April. The full list of those winners is featured at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

Sponsors of The 2023 American Business Awards include HCLTech, Melissa Sones Consulting, and SoftPro.

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Grand Stevie Award Winners Announced in 2023 American Business Awards®

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, May 09, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

AT&T Wins Organization of the Year for the Second Year in a Row

The Stevie® Awards announced today the Grand Stevie Award winners in The 21st Annual American Business Awards® competition. Winners will be honored during the ABAs’ awards banquet on June 13, 2023 in New York City. Registration for the event is now open.

All organizations operating in the U.S.A. - large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit - are eligible to submit nominations to the ABAs in a wide range of categories, honoring achievement in every aspect of work life, from customer service and management to public relations and product development.

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This year more than 3,700 nominations were considered in the judging process by more than 240 professionals, whose average ratings determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners announced earlier this month. For a complete list of the 2023 Stevie Award winners, visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

The Best of the ABA Awards are best-of-competition prizes awarded to the organizations that submit the best body of work to the competition, in their own name or in the names of one or more clients, or have the highest-rated nomination in the competition. Grand Stevie Awards cannot be applied for directly.

2023 Grand Stevie winners in The American Business Awards are as follows:

Highest-rated New Product or Service of the Year: There is a tie this year for this Grand Stevie Award, with both nominations receiving average scores from the judges of 9.0/10.  Both are in the competition’s categories that recognize excellence in education-related products and services:

  • The Chief Information Security Officer Business Simulation, nominated by Advantexe Learning Solutions, West Conshohocken, PA, also won a Gold Stevie for Best Game-based Curriculum Solution
  • Kiddopia, Wilmington, DE, a subscription-based early learning app for kids ages 2-7, also won Gold for Best PreK / Early Childhood Learning Solution 

Highest-Rated Nomination of the Year: With a perfect score from the judges of 10.0/10.0, the “Ask The Question - Suicide Awareness PSA Campaign,” submitted by Avera Health, an integrated health system based in Sioux Falls, SD, also won Gold for Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Healthcare in the competition’s public relations categories.

Most Honored Marketing Agency of the Year: FG|PG, Huntington, CA is one of the largest WBENC-certified woman-owned marketing experience creative and production agencies in the country.  The agency earned 27 award points for nine Gold Stevie Awards in the competition’s event categories, all for the immersive experience event it created for Marvel SNAP, a partnership among Bytedance, Marvel, and Nuverse.

Most Honored Public Relations Agency: Lumina Communications, with offices in New York and Silicon Valley, earned 27.5 award points for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie wins for nominations submitted on behalf of clients Aryaka, Cowbell Cyber, DoControl, Gluware Inc., Keysight Technologies, Salt Security, SlashNext, Solvo, and Whatfix.

Organization of the Year: For the second year in a row the winner is AT&T, Dallas, TX, which earned 39 points for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevies earned primarily by AT&T Business Multimedia Solutions. As the first truly modern media company, AT&T has been changing the way people live, work and play for the past 145 years. AT&T also won Grand Stevie Awards in the ABAs from 2013-2016. This award is determined by the total number of awards won in the ABAs, with a Gold Stevie win counting for 3 points, a Silver Stevie for 2 points, and a Bronze Stevie counting for 1.5.  

Sponsors of The 2023 American Business Awards include HCLTech, Melissa Sones Consulting, and SoftPro.

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Stevie® Award Winners Announced in The 21st American Business Awards®

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Apr 27, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

The Stevie® Awards, organizers of the world’s premier business awards programs, today announced the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie winners in The 21st American Business Awards®.

All organizations operating in the USA–large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit–are eligible to submit nominations to the ABAs in a wide range of categories, honoring achievement in every aspect of work life, from customer service and management to public relations and product development. More than 3,700 nominations were considered in the judging process this year by more than 240 professionals worldwide, whose average scores determined the winners.


Winners of three or more Gold Stevie Awards include:

Align Technology (Tempe, AZ), AT&T Business Multimedia Solutions (Huntington Beach, CA), Bursali (Bursa, Turkey), Cisco (San Jose, CA), Delta Dental of Kansas (Wichita, KS), EY (London, United Kingdom), FG|PG (Huntington, CA), Hearts & Science (New York, NY), IBM (Armonk, NY), Lumin Digital (San Ramon, CA), Mayfield Consulting, Inc. (Conford, NC), Praxis AI (Clemson, SC), Premier Inc. (Charlotte, NC), Radicle Science (San Diego, CA), Shoe Gummi LLC (Calabasas, CA), Skillsoft (Nashua, NH), Tek Leaders Inc (Frisco, TX), Texas Department of Transportation (Austin, TX), The Home Depot Backyard (Atlanta, GA), and Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. (New York, NY).

Among other winners, organizations with five or more Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie wins include:

AutoLeap (Atlanta, GA), C-Strategies Inc. (Chicago IL), Evisort (San Francisco, CA), Fidelity Investments (Smithfield, RI), George P Johnson Experiential Marketing (Auburn Hills, MI), Innovation Refunds (Des Moines, IA), Matrex Exhibits (Addison IL), MetLife Legal Plans (Cleveland, OH), Nuance Communications, Inc (Burlington, MA), SnappConner PR (Lehi, UT), SoftPro (Raleigh, NC), Squarespace, Inc. (New York, NY), SucceedSmart (Los Altos, CA), Tata Consultancy Services (New York, NY), and Vanguard (Malvern PA).

For a complete list of the Stevie Award winners announced today, visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

Winners of six best-of-show prizes will be awarded Grand Stevie Award trophies, to be announced the week of May 8. Also in May, Stevie winners in four HCLTech Supercharging Progress categories, sponsored by HCL Technologies, will be announced.

2023 Stevie winners will be celebrated during an awards banquet on Tuesday, June 13 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. 
Tickets for the event are now on sale.

The categories that recognize outstanding new products and services introduced in the USA are among the most heavily subscribed in the ABAs. Every new product or service nominated in The 2023 American Business Awards is included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, a worldwide public vote. Voting opens April 28 at http://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com and will conclude on May 26. People’s Choice Stevie winners will be announced the week of May 29 and will be honored during the June 13 awards presentations.

“We are thrilled to be able to recognize such a wide array of American organizations in The 2023 American Business Awards. American organizations have had to pivot in the face of COVID-19, remote and hybrid work, and other challenges,” said Stevie Awards President Maggie Miller. “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations in The American Business Awards are testament to the commitment, passion, adaptability, and creativity of American professionals. We look forward to celebrating Stevie winners on June 13 in New York City.”

Sponsors of The 2023 American Business Awards include HCL Technologies, Melissa Sones Consulting, and SoftPro.

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Hooked On Code Website Agency Excels by Keeping It Simple: Customer Needs Come First

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Thu, Apr 06, 2023 @ 01:43 PM

ABA22_spotlight Square-11Stevie-winner Hooked On Code (HOC) is a women-owned, simplicity-focused WordPress website agency, working with businesses and organizations globally. 

The HOC mission is to eliminate the convoluted and inefficient nature of building websites for B2B enterprises. Their refined “no-bull process” has been delivering results efficiently since 2014. They assert that their proven process and specific toolset helps them combat negative experiences such as missed deadlines, poor communication, and hard-to-edit websites.

In mid-2019, HOC launched the maintenance branch of their agency, offering monthly website “Care Plans” to assist with website updates and whatever changes their customers may need.

Maintaining the Customer Experience Throughout the Pandemic
In 2020, HOC saw project work almost disappear with the COVID crisis. They decided to dedicate themselves to the happiness of their current client-base, which would, if retained, support the agency through the decline in new projects. 

Next, they launched a Customer Appreciation Program, including Client Appreciation Week, when clients were publicly recognized on social media and each client was personally called by team members. Screen Shot 2023-04-03 at 1.50.09 PM

They also refreshed training for the support team, compiled a new manual for working on client tickets, and started tracking client compliments and complaints in order to address potential issues preemptively.

Over time, what began as a boot-strapped company with no marketing budget saw significant organic growth year over year, completely from referrals.

In a survey sent to clients during Client Appreciation Week, 100% of participants responded 5/5 rating our work quality, timely delivery, responsiveness, satisfaction, and willingness to refer.

Hooked On Code went from being unranked in all categories to ranking between #1 and #4 out of tens of thousands of web design agencies across multiple high-value categories on Clutch, a third-party review platform for B2B service providers.

Since Winning Their Stevie Award
The HOC team has added Elementor to their agency arsenal, which has allowed them to adopt maintenance retainers for websites built by other agencies, often for global-sized corporations that demand faster and more reliable service than their previous agency offered. 

They have also  since launched their first Shopify and Squarespace projects. The decision to venture outside of the WordPress/Divi toolset and into select closed-source platforms was made in response to the growing need for a lower cost product that could be easily managed by clients in-house. This allows their team to service clients who would otherwise be dependent on a maintenance plan that their business model doesn’t financially justify.

With many notable accolades and statistics to report, HOC notes that the statistic they are most proud of is that they have never missed a project launch date—ever.

Hooked On Code won a Silver Stevie Award for Achievement in Customer Satisfaction in both the 2022 and the 2023 editions of The American Business Awards®. 

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Merck Manuals Stevie Award-Winning #MindOverMyth Campaign for Mental Health Awareness

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Tue, Apr 04, 2023 @ 04:38 PM

ABA22 Merck Manuals SpotlightStevie-winner Merck Manuals is committed to making the best current medical information accessible to health care professionals and patients on every continent. They believe that health information is a universal right and that every person is entitled to accurate and accessible medical information.

First published in 1899 as a small reference book for physicians and pharmacists, The Merck Manual has since grown in size and scope to become one of the world’s most widely used comprehensive medical resources for professionals and consumers. Today its medical information is available in more than 241 countries and in nearly a dozen languages, free in digital form to professionals and patients.

As the Manual has evolved, it is continually expanding the reach and depth of its offerings to a wide cross-section of users, including medical professionals and students, veterinarians and veterinary students, and consumers.

Merck Manuals won a Bronze Stevie Award for their #MindOverMyth marketing campaign that aimed to help break the stigma surrounding discussing and seeking mental health support.

The #MindOverMyth Campaign for Mental Health Awareness
Almost half of adults experience symptoms of mental illness at some point. Despite this high prevalence of mental illness, only about 20% of people who have a mental illness receive professional help according to MerckManuals.com research. While tremendous advances have been made in the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses, the stigma surrounding them persists.

Their campaign, #MindOverMyth, seeks to further break down the stigma and bring these issues into the light so patients and health care professionals can feel more comfortable talking about mental health issues and asking for help. 

They looked at the most common mental health topics affecting both children and adults today and developed a marketing campaign with the goal of bringing greater awareness to these topics via social media through graphics and short videos as well as by driving visitors to the website to further educate themselves.

They launched the campaign in June of 2021 across all channels in the United States and then rolled out across global channels, translating each post to their respective market language. 

Thanks to the Mind Over Myth campaign, they were able to bring more awareness of mental health issues to people across the globe, accruing 18.1 million social media impressions and 1.25 million link clicks to their website content on these topics from April-December 2021.This campaign became very timely for their health care professionals in both human and animal health who were struggling to take care of themselves during the pandemic.

Since Winning Their Stevie Award
In response to an urgent request from the Ukraine team to help medical professionals deliver the best care during the invasion of Ukraine, The Manuals team launched a Ukrainian translation of the site for medical professionals in record time. 

Merck Manuals won a Bronze Stevie Award for Marketing Campaign of the Year - Healthcare - Disease Education & Awareness in The 2022 American Business Awards®.

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Motivator, Leader, Teacher Takes Home Gold Stevie Award for Achievement in The American Business Awards®

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Mon, Apr 03, 2023 @ 12:32 PM

ab coachedStevie-winner Antoinette Beauchamp is an empowerment mindset coach, speaker, author, and meditation teacher. As an ELI-MP (Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner) certified coach, she inspires and challenges people to lead with passion, find balance, step into their power, and own who they were born to be so they can live with joy and ease.

Over the course of her career, Antoinette has worked with thousands of people, including influencers, entrepreneurs, and C-suite executives to help them create monumental changes in their lives to launch them into the life they've always wanted to live. 

Antoinette is the CEO and Founder of AB Coached, a premium coaching company that supports female executives and entrepreneurs on their ascension to next-level success. She won a Gold Stevie Award for Achievement in Management in Consumer Services in The 2022 American Business Awards®.

Signature Principles for Success
As a Latina from the suburbs of Chicago, raised by parents who taught her never to settle, Antoinette made it her life’s work to rise above the limits of what’s possible. In 2016, after her father won his battle with stage 4 cancer, she pivoted her life direction 180 degrees to follow her dreams. She changed industries, from fashion to the wellness space, and majorly changed her lifestyle, relocating from New York City to South Florida.
Along the way, Antoinette’s signature coaching principles have helped thousands of leaders rise above their limitations. Whether she’s speaking on major stages like SXSW, hosting workshops at Fortune 500 companies, or working privately with her multi-seven-figure clients, Antoinette has made a name for herself as a prominent figure in the wellness industry. Her methodologies have also been widely shared across notable publications like Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Well+Good.

In 2020, Antoinette channeled her decade-plus of experience and launched her own premium coaching company, AB Coached, to support even more leaders who are seeking fulfillment and freedom. Her bespoke style of coaching helps women authentically step into their power and move past their limitations by learning how to embrace feminine leadership principles and break free from the status quo.

Today, entrepreneurs and leaders from across the globe—from the USA to Singapore to Canada—turn to her and her growing team. Over the last 12 months, AB Coached saw radical growth—nearly doubling revenue and tripling headcount.

From speaking on a panel for HeyMama to leading a workshop for Amazon Web Services to hosting meditations for Pernod Ricard, Antoinette seeks to get in front of as many people who need support as possible, using national platforms like Entrepreneur, Forbes, Well+Good, and others. And she did it all after an uncoupling with her co-founder, expanding her business as a solo CEO.

Curious readers can learn more by visiting www.abcoached.com and following Antoinette and the team @abcoached on Instagram.

CEO & Founder of AB Coached Antoinette Beauchamp won a Gold Stevie Award for Achievement in Management - Consumer Services in The 2022 American Business Awards.

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Dibbs App Creates Bid Marketplace for Construction Services & Materials

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Sat, Apr 01, 2023 @ 11:18 AM

ABA22_spotlight Square-8Stevie-winner Dibbs is a marketplace platform where buyers and sellers can find materials and services more efficiently.

Dibbs is on a mission to disrupt the construction industry with the first-ever end-to-end bidding solution.

Their approach aims to take the friction out of bidding, buying, and selling products and services in the marketplace. Dibbs Technology is the first to ever solve bidding by building a tool to bid on both services and materials. Their marketplace is built to improve infrastructure, increase construction sales, and provide access to more jobs.

Dibbs earned a Bronze Stevie Award for Startup of the Year among Business Products Industries in The 2022 American Business Awards®. 

The Dibbs Marketplace
Dibbs brings automation to construction in all aspects of the bidding process for everyone, anywhere in the world. While a lot of contractors are inundated with projects already, many have expressed a need for finding the correct materials for an affordable price that fits their timeline.

Luke Fleury, Founder and CEO of Dibbs, is also a real estate developer and general contractor, so he knows firsthand the frustrations of spending countless hours to find the lowest rates on projects and materials.aba22Spotlight_eNL rectangle-18 

The standard process of searching and contacting various sellers often requires extensive research if your project has more than one aspect. This is what inspired him to create Dibbs, which consolidates the antiquated, paper-based processes that the construction industry is currently utilizing.

Dibbs was founded in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic when construction and real estate underwent massive changes. Since then, Dibbs has grown its team to nearly 50  intelligent and driven members. Members include a world-class company advisory team made up of individuals who have co-founded and advised companies like Ariba (SAP), LinkedIn, Snowflake, DocuSign, and Shyft Analytics, among others in the construction industry.

Since Winning Their Stevie Award
The Dibbs application has expanded its offerings to Massachusetts, suppliers, and contractors. They have also opened the app to homeowners in Rhode Island.

In addition, they have launched a referral program which they plan to execute nationally and will provide users the opportunity to win a paid trip to Las Vegas (more information about the referral program: dibbstechnology.com/referral-program/).

Dibbs won a Bronze Stevie Award for Startup of the Year - Business Products Industries in The 2022 American Business Awards. 

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"One-and-Done" Brain Tumor Therapy Wins Gold Stevie® for Improving Standard of Clinical Care, Patient Experience

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Fri, Mar 31, 2023 @ 10:51 AM

ABA22_spotlight Square-7Formed in 2017 by a group of brain tumor specialists, Stevie-winner GT Medical Technologies is an Arizona-based medical device company focused on improving the lives of patients with brain tumors.

GT has developed an innovative approach to treatment by combining a conformable collagen matrix with brachytherapy (radiation) seeds.

In January 2019, the company introduced its breakthrough medical device GammaTile® Therapy, a safe and effective Surgically Targeted Radiation Therapy (STaRT) for operable brain tumors. This product won GT a Gold Stevie Award in The 2022 American Business Awards®. 

GammaTile® Therapy
With traditional external beam radiation (EBRT), patients typically must wait for the surgical wounds to heal before starting treatment. From there, it often requires as many as 30 treatments for many consecutive weeks. Patients and families are faced with the daily burden of time and travel to the medical center.GT Med Tech info graphic

Fundamentally different from EBRT, GammaTile Therapy is a “one-and-done” treatment, implanted at the time of brain tumor removal surgery. Treatment starts immediately and continues as patients go about their daily lives. Clinical data demonstrates that immediate radiation improves local tumor control and can extend survival in patients who are treated with surgery plus GammaTile Therapy.

In addition to sparing patients and families the time and energy that traditional EBRT treatments would require, GammaTile Therapy helps minimize patients’ potential exposure to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases by eliminating the need for ongoing radiation appointments.

Impact on Clinical Care, Patient Access
Before this therapy, there had not been an improvement to the standard treatment care protocol for patients with brain tumors in over 10 years. Even with full market release concurring with the start of a global pandemic in March 2020, resulting in significant challenges relating to hospital access, GammaTile is now in over 50 top brain tumor centers across the United States.

Currently, there is no other device on the market that can achieve what GammaTile Therapy does for its patients—it’s the first brain tumor device of its kind. Some might consider long-standing brain tumor treatments that serve as the standard of care in oncology as GammaTile Therapy's competitors. GT Medical Technologies believes it's important to individualize treatment and provide all options to the patient. Progress in cancer treatments is not about competition, it’s about expanding the array of therapies, so patients and their providers can optimize options. GammaTile Therapy was developed to meet an unmet clinical need, providing a safe and effective option for patients who had/have none.

The extended FDA clearance the company received in 2020 was a significant moment, enabling patients with newly diagnosed malignant brain tumors to become eligible for GammaTile, as opposed to just patients with recurrent brain tumors.

The clinical trials focused on GammaTile by leading healthcare institutions examine the importance of the treatment and the willingness of the healthcare community to embrace it. The clinical data noted demonstrates that immediate radiation improves local tumor control and can extend survival in patients who are treated with surgery plus GammaTile Therapy.

GammaTile data has also been published in the Journal of Neuro-Oncology Advances on December 27th, highlighting the product safety profile and favorable survival outcomes. 

GT Medical Technologies won a Gold Stevie Award for Company of the Year - Health Products Services in The 2022 American Business Awards.

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Location Intelligence Company Uses Human Movement Patterns to Help Solve Some of Society's Biggest Challenges

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Wed, Mar 15, 2023 @ 01:48 PM

ABA22_spotlight Square-7Founded in 2011, Stevie-winner Gravy Analytics is an enterprise location technology company providing actionable intelligence to businesses. Using its patented technology, the company brings data about people, places, and events together to understand human mobility, helping companies enhance their sales and marketing strategies and optimize business operations.

Gravy Analytics began as a local events discovery company, recommending interesting things consumers could do in their area. Knowing that events are often the greatest indicator of interests and passions and seeing the gap in understanding what customers do in the physical world, in 2016, Gravy pivoted to become a consumer intelligence platform. Events—and the unique context that they add to location data—remain foundational to the business and are one of Gravy’s biggest differentiators.

Today, Gravy’s intelligence powers leading-edge solutions for a wide range of industries– from advertising to market research, financial services to supply chain risk management– that rely on knowing how people, products, and materials move throughout the world.

Beyond this, Gravy Analytics believes that location intelligence should be used for social good. For select organizations whose missions align with these values, Gravy Analytics provides access to location datasets at a nominal cost through its Data for Social Good program.

For this program, Gravy Analytics won a Silver Stevie Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year for  Organizations With Up to 100 Employees in The 2022 American Business Awards®.

Gravy Analytics' Data for Social Good Program
As part of its Data for Social Good program, Gravy Analytics teamed up with the University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI) to use location analytics to examine wildfire evacuation data in hopes of helping vulnerable communities reduce risk and enhance safety during natural disasters.

To do this, UFTI researchers wanted to study the movements of local residents during the 2019 Kincade Fire in Sonoma County, California. Gravy provided UFTI with human mobility data for their study through its Observations Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) product for mobile devices seen in the evacuation zone and surrounding area of the wildfire.

The resulting data and analysis helped UFTI researchers to better understand natural disaster evacuation behaviors, support more effective emergency management, and help vulnerable communities prepare and mitigate risks.

Gravy also provided human mobility data to researchers from Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering who were working to gain a deeper understanding of how COVID-19 spreads in smaller communities.

Researchers incorporated Gravy’s data into their “Anytown, USA” simulation model that illustrates how the movement of people and different circumstances can impact COVID-19’s progression patterns in a small community. The simulation follows the movement of COVID-19 infected people in a small town for sixty days, beginning with a few infected people who subsequently go on to infect others.

Primarily designed as a tool for awareness and education, the Anytown, USA simulator can help people understand how a pandemic can spread in their community and how certain interventions and public health policies can make a difference.

Continued Progress
Gravy Analytics knows that understanding human movement patterns, and how they change over time is key to better stewardship. Location data and its derived datasets have the potential to fuel innovation within our communities and help people live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Location intelligence lets local governments make policy decisions based on data, not opinion. It allows non-profit organizations and environmental groups to allocate scarce resources in the places where it is needed most. In times of crisis, location data can help prioritize outreach, deploy life-saving healthcare services, or direct the efforts of first responders. It can also help cities plan for the future—for skyrocketing growth, or a declining population—and inform critical infrastructure and redevelopment projects.

In short, location data can help to solve some of our society’s biggest challenges. Too often these problems are under-resourced; the great irony is that these are often the issues that most impact our everyday lives. Gravy Analytics is proud to play a part in solving these problems. The many projects that Gravy has supported through its Data for Social Good program have benefited communities both in the US and overseas.

Gravy Analytics won a Silver Stevie Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year forOrganizations  With Up to 100 Employees in The 2022 American Business Awards®.

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