15th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service Winners Honored in Virtual Ceremony

Posted by Nina Moore on Mon, Apr 19, 2021 @ 02:52 PM

The Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service is an international business awards competition open to all organizations worldwide. The focus of the awards is to recognize innovations and achievements of contact center, customer service, business development and sales professionals.

The winners of the 2021 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service were announced in February 2021. In lieu of receiving their awards at an in-person gala in Las Vegas, winners accepted their trophies and medals from home. Each winning organization that participated was honored during a virtual awards ceremony on April 14, attended by 668 executives from around the world. 

Winners accepted their awards by filming 30-second acceptance speeches, which were broadcast live to winners and their guests via Swapcard, the Stevie Awards virtual event platform and partner. The 15th annual awards ceremony was livestreamed in three difference time zones; 2:00 pm KST, 2:00 pm GMT, and 2:00 pm EST.

In addition to acceptance speeches, the Stevie Awards shared videos about the winning organizations, messages from Stevie Awards judges, sponsors, and surprise celebrity guests. Some of the fan favorite special guests who congratulated winners on their hard work were Paula Abdul, comedy magician Penn Jillette, and the CEO of Zoom Video Communications, Eric Yuan.

"I want to congratulate all of the Stevie Award winners on your business achievements, Abdul said. "Since the Stevie Awards are the Oscars of business, every single one of you are rock stars! Keep up the great work. I wish you nothing but continued success, and may the rest of 2021 be amazing."

Attendees celebrated their Stevie wins remotely by taking photos on our "virtual red carpet," which transforms the background of an image into the 2021 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service step and repeat backdrop. View the red carpet photo gallery. 


The complete list of Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service winners by category is available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.

The ceremony replay, individual acceptance speeches, and red carpet interviews are available to watch on YouTube and below.


2021 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service gold winners that participated in the virtual awards ceremony included:

  • DHL Express India Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Electronic Arts, Austin, TX USA: Evan Shadle, Front-Line Customer Service Rep
  • IBM, Armonk, NY USA: UKI Strategic Deal Squad
  • Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Kingston, Jamaica
  • Mailchimp, Atlanta, GA USA: Empowering Our Customers During Times of Uncertainty
  • Nutrisystem, Fort Washington, PA USA: The Nutrisystem Online Support Team
  • Optima Tax Relief, LLC, Santa Ana, CA USA
  • Paylocity, Schaumburg, IL, USA: Paylocity Sales Team
  • Princess Polly, Los Angeles CA USA: Alexandria Collis, From Manager to Director
  • Radio Flyer, Chicago, IL USA
  • Sales Partnerships, Inc., Broomfield, CO USA: Jeffrey Valentine, Director of Sales and Training
  • ServiceNow, Santa Clara, CA USA: ServiceNow Onboarding Metamorphosis: Win as a Team!
  • SoftPro, Raleigh, NC USA: Excelling Through Turbulent Times by Meeting Customers' Evolving Needs
  • Solstice, Plantation, FL USA: Solstice's Account Management Team
  • UPMC Health Plan, Pittsburgh, PA USA: 2021 Medicare Sales Support Team
  • Vengreso, San Francisco, CA USA: The PVC Sales Methodology
  • Vodafone Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey: Blended Onboarding Training Program for Work from Home
  • …and many more

Watch the video below to see ConnectiCare of Farmington, CT, USA accept their 2021 Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards for Innovation in Customer Service, Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy, and Best Customer Engagement Initiative. Laurie Blier, Director- Retail Operations, stated during her acceptance speech, "Health insurance is personal and complicated. People often need assistance during the most stressful and emotional times of their lives. the COVID-19 pandemic made the need for personalized service with a health plan even more important."


2021 Sales Partnerships Ethics in Sales Award

Sponsored by Sales Partnerships, Inc. for the fifth consecutive year, the Sales Partnerships Ethics in Sales Award recognizes organizations for best practices and achievements in demonstrating the highest ethical standards in the sales industry. Entrants submitted specific examples, case studies, practices, etc., illustrating why the nominated organization should be considered an excellent example of best practices in sales. This award was based on accomplishments beginning on January 1, 2020. The team at Sales Partnerships reviewed the nominations in this category and chose three winners based on their ethical sales practices.

The three 2021 Stevie Award winners for Ethics in Sales are:

  • GOLD STEVIE WINNER: Groove, San Francisco, CA 
  • SILVER STEVIE WINNER: Wesley Financial, Franklin, TN
  • BRONZE STEVIE WINNER: One Vision Productions, Tucker, GA

Fred Kessler, Chief Sales Officer of Sales Partnerships, explained the importance of spotlighting ethical sales behaviors, community engagement, and charitable work for this sponsored category ahead of Groove's acceptance speech video below. 

"We are proud to sponsor the Ethics in Sales Award to promote integrity and responsibility in our profession," Kessler said. "With nearly 10% of the US population in sales roles, it has never been more critical to spotlight those who do the job the right way."


It was announced during the ceremony that the 2021 awards will begin accepting nominations in July 2022.

"We are hopeful that we will be able to hold the 16th annual ceremony next year in Las Vegas," said Stevie Awards President Maggie Gallagher. "It was great to hear so much positivity and creativity from the Stevie Awards community."

For the past 18 years the Stevie awards programs have recognized excellence in business worldwide. Each year, the eight Stevie awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations from organizations of all types and sizes in more than 70 nations.

Longtime sponsors and supporters of The 15th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include Sales Partnerships, Inc. and ValueSelling Associates, Inc.

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Travel Firm Helps Customers Explore Europe in Style on a Budget

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Jun 06, 2018 @ 01:21 PM

Hospitality, you could say, is in Vyacheslav Shirokov’s bones.

He grew up in the vast eastern region of Siberia, Russia, where his parents ran a small hotel. To say the lodging was remote is an understatement. The nearest buildings were 500 kilometers away.

As the only one at the hotel who spoke English, it fell on Shirokov to help the occasional tourist from the United States, Canada, Australia, or the United Kingdom. Even back then, he enjoyed teaching visitors about Russian culture and playing the role of tour guide.

After receiving a master’s degree in the United States from New York University, he decided to help Americans and other foreigners explore his native country. He created a company named Travel All Russia to do just that.

A New Way to Explore Europe

firebird ceoShirokov’s organization was a far cry from the stodgy bus companies that once dominated the Russian tourism sector. The company, since creating a new brand of Firebird Tours, prides itself on putting customers in top-tier hotels and offering more convenient travel options, such as private transfers and high-speed trains. Customers can trek from city to city privately or with small groups.

From its inception a decade ago, the U.S.-based tour operator—with its main office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States—has worked to deliver a great travel experience to the masses. To drive down costs, the Firebird team works with local suppliers to get lower rates on transportation and hotel fees. Small-group tours cost about $200 per day, while private tours cost about $300 per day.

“The quality of the tours is better than any bus tour, and it’s half the price of similar luxury tours,” says Morta Jablonskaitė, marketing specialist for Firebird Tours.

Going one extra step for its customers, Firebird does something a lot of its competitors won’t: It helps clients obtain proper visas, which eliminates a key hurdle to overseas travel.

While the company started with a focus on Russia’s historic cities, it has since expanded to cover all of Europe, as well as Mongolia and Morocco. In addition to its Florida, United States office, Firebird now has satellite offices in Saint Petersburg, Russia; Minsk, Belarus; and Vilnius, Lithuania. By having experts on the ground, the Firebird team believes it can design better trips that steer customers to the most compelling locales.

By offering its products online, Firebird is also trying to shed the exclusivity that once plagued the European travel industry.

“The right use of technology helps us make upscale traveling available to all people who want to discover the beauty of the world on their terms,” Jablonskaitė says.

Impressive Growth

Firebird users clearly believe the operator is making good on its promise to offer more bang for your buck. The company has an average rating of 5.0 and 4.9 on Google and Facebook, respectively.

Those high reviews are helping the organization, expand at a robust rate—the company now has 88 employees. In February, its leadership team was handed a bronze Stevie Award for Sales Growth Achievement of the Year at the 12th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Jablonskaitė sees the honor as validation of the company’s business model.

“It shows that our sales team did excellent work in crafting itineraries and communicating to our clients,” she says. “This comes from ongoing training, a team-first culture, and, of course, a comfortable working environment.”

Going forward, Firebird hopes the award will help pave the way for continued growth.

“Winning the award helps us assure potential and current partners and suppliers that working with Firebird Tours is the right business choice for them,” she says. “The bronze in Sales Growth Achievement is a credibility mark we are excited to have.”

Topics: sales awards, stevie awards for sales and customer service, best sales team, sales growth achievement

Brainier Solutions Helps Companies Embrace Employee Trainings

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Apr 11, 2018 @ 06:20 PM

Brainier Solutions, Inc. is definitely making an impression in the tech world, both with their foundational Learning Management Systems (LMS) and their customer service. Consistent care has earned them the 2017 Bronze Stevie® Award for Customer Service Department of the Year. This is their third year winning a Stevie Award for Sales & Customer Service.

brainier-1Brainier was founded in 1995 in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States with a mission to aid clients in continuing education and training, advancing skillsets, and expanding knowledge. They offer three different computer software packages: élan LMS, Chameleon 2.0 (developed by BI WORLDWIDE), and Legacy LMS.

Brainier Solutions serves small to large enterprises dedicated to training and investing in their staff. Their software packages offer an interactive, individualized learning portal accessible to employees at any time and on any digital device they choose.

They state, “Brainier programs are developed with the understanding that employees are not machines,” the company states. “They are people balancing needs, concerns, and interests in and out of the workplace. As such, we aspire to provide a curriculum that develops work-related skillsets and personal development attributes that promote success in every aspect of their life.”

The LMS offers access to courses in Drug and Alcohol Awareness, HIPAA, IT Skills, Legal Compliance, OSHA, PC Skills, SkillSoft, as well as access to other course libraries. Employees can study at their own pace in ways they can comprehend and succeed. LMS is sure to include blended learning options with interactive e-learning and multimedia resources. Success is measured by each individual’s testing and tracking.

Employers and their administrators can manage and coordinate trainings as well as keep track of each employee’s development and success. The LMS programs also offer internal social communication via blogs, file exchange, internal messaging, and live chat.

They are repeatedly recognized for their product and services by tech guru sites like TrainingIndustry.com and SoftwareInsider.com. TrainingIndustry.com cited Brainier Solutions as one of The Top 20 companies in 2017 for Learning Portals/LMS after several years of featuring them as a company to watch. SoftwareInsider.com assessed them as “Above Average” in almost every category. The Brandon Hall Group has awarded Brainier Solutions for Excellence in Technology for Learning Management and Unique Learning Technology every year since 2013.

Brainier Solutions’ excellent product and award-winning customer service mirrors the motivation behind their LMS systems. “To advance, you must inspire and invest in their [employee] development. In-house training not only motivates employees to improve, it also gives them the tools and knowledge to do so.”

Topics: customer service awards, sales awards, stevie awards for sales and customer service, customer service department of the year, solution provider awards, best sales team

New Categories in the 2018 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 11:35 AM

The 2018 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are accepting entries. These are the world's top honors for customer service, contact center, business development and sales professionals. All organizations and individuals worldwide are eligible to submit entries to the 12th annual competition.


sascs 2017 group 1.jpgThe early-bird entry deadline, with discounted entry fees, is this October 18. The final entry deadline is November 15, but late entries will be accepted through next January 11 with payment of a late fee. 

There are four new new-product categories:

  • Best Sales Enablement Product - New
  • Best Sales Enablement Product - New Version
  • Best Sales & Marketing Mobile Application - New
  • Best Sales & Marketing Mobile Application - New Version

A number of the existing sales and customer service categories have been split into multiple categories based on industry. These include:

  • Sales Support Team of the Year
  • Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year
  • Award for Innovation in Sales
  • Back-Office Customer Service Professional of the Year
  • Young Customer Service Professional of the Year
  • Customer Service Team of the Year - Recovery Situation
  • Customer Service Complaints Team of the Year
  • Customer Service Training Team of the Year
  • e-Commerce Customer Service Award
  • Best Use of Technology in Customer Service

Learn more about what’s new and different in the 2018 edition of the awards.

Topics: customer service awards, sales awards, stevie awards for sales and customer service, Customer Service Team of the Year, best sales team, sales team of the year, mobile application awards, support team awards

Stevie Winner Captures Beautiful Moments...and Sales Awards

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 @ 02:45 PM

Capturing moments through the art of photography can be powerful when done right. C.Mae Design is an eight person photography team based out of Wisconsin who believes photography boils down to light, laughter, trust, and the power of capturing the connection between individuals. Their business has doubled in sales every year since 2013, and they are delighted to have captured over 437,000 smiles since C.Mae Design’s opening.  In the 2017 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service C.Mae won the Bronze Stevie Award for Sales Turnaround.

Keeping Good Company

C. Mae Design.jpgThe company likes to accept clients who cherish other people in their lives, and customers who want to capture the beauty in real moments. Cassandra Spiegelhoff, owner of C.Mae Design describes their ideal customer.

“The C.Mae Design client is someone who cherishes the people in their lives. Someone who finds beauty in real moments that include tears of joy, warm hugs, and loud laughter.”

With their team of 8 photographers and 2 office assistants, many of their photographers do double duty as editors, teachers and mentors. Coming into their 5th year of business, Cassandra expresses their excitement about celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary with 500 couples.

“We are obsessed with finding and creating beautiful light and turning sweet moments into stunning imagery”

Chasing Moments

Photography is always changing. The editing styles, posing styles, new innovative techniques, and the evolving technology always makes for improvement. C.Mae Design staff enjoy doing what they love and are always learning how to service their clients better.

“At our sessions, you will find us playing music, laughing, lifting things, and maybe even climbing trees or jumping into water for the perfect shot.” Cassandra relayed, “Each session really is a new adventure with new friends and we can’t wait for you to be part of the experience.”

As passionate storytellers and don’t-care-who’s-watching dancers, what they ask of you is to fully, authentically, and awkwardly just be yourself. This is where the magic is. At C.Mae Design, they focus heavily on capturing you. THE REAL YOU. The real, funny, gorgeous you.

Awards Capture Moments Too

Like photos, awards can signify a moment in time when your hard work was cherished by your peers. Cassandra recalls the time their supervisor had recommended them to apply to the Stevie Awards, and then they won.

“We are so excited to show it off! The acknowledgment of our organization and staff is wonderful and uplifting!!”

Since then, they’ve also been awarded Best Of Weddings on The Knot in 2016 and Couples' Choice Awards from Wedding Wire in both 2016 and 2017.

“We simply believe in what we do and enjoy it! We are motivated by spreading the love! The truth is that life is hard and any time you can devote to appreciate the people in your life is beautiful. Our photography sessions highlight the love shared between individuals and their stories. What is more beautiful than that?” Cassandra concluded, “Always do your best! The golden rule of ‘treat others how you would like to be treated’ is great. We like using the platinum rule of ‘treat others the way they want to be treated.’"

Topics: sales awards, stevie awards for sales and customer service, best sales practices, best sales team, sales turnaround

Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service Announce Finalists in 11th Annual Competition

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Finalists in the 11th Annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, an international competition recognizing excellence in disciplines that are crucial to business success, were announced today.    

A diverse group of organizations and individuals around the world are among those recognized in the customer service awards, contact center awards, business development awards, and sales awards categories. Among the organizations with the most finalists are Carbonite, Inc. (Lewiston, ME USA), Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, GA USA), Deutsche Post DHL (offices globally), Festival Walk (Hong Kong, China), Guidewell Connect (Jacksonville, FL USA), HomeServe USA (Norwalk, CT USA), IBM (Armonk, NY USA), John Hancock Financial Services (Boston, MA USA), and Vizio, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA).

For a full list of Finalists by category, visit www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.

SASCS winners 2016 7-1.jpgGold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala banquet on Friday, February 24 at Caesars Palace 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 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, an increase of 10% over 2016. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 77 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 61 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; 53 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Business Development Executive of the Year to Sales Department of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers.

More than 130 members of seven specialized judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to begin January 23.

Beginning today through February 10, 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 http://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com. Winners of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards in multiple industries will be determined in mid-February and honored at the awards gala in Las Vegas on February 24.

“We are very pleased with the quantity and quality of nominations received in this year’s competition,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards.  “The final judges are in for a treat, because they’re going to review many remarkable, inspiring stories of workplace success from around the world.”

Sponsors of the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include Sales Partnerships, Inc. and ValueSelling Associates, Inc.

Topics: best customer service, customer service awards, sales awards, stevie awards for sales and customer service, good customer service, best sales team

Insights from Sales Partnerships, Inc.

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 @ 02:44 PM

An interview with Fred Kessler,  CEO of the highly respected sales outsourcing firm, Sales Partnerships, Inc.

Sales Partnerships has provided outsourced sales solutions since 1997. Among their many Stevie Award wins, the company recently won the Silver Stevie in Sales Outsourcing Provider of the Year - along with a slew of other Stevie Awards in multiple categories. They were named as a Grand Stevie-winner in 2016 and are also a sponsor of the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service for the second consecutive year.

We got the chance to talk to Fred Kessler, CEO of Sales Partnership, Inc., about how the group first submitted nominations to the Stevie Awards years ago and how they’ve remained involved since then.

The 2017 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service has closed for nominations. The 2017 American Business Awards offers Customer Service Awards categories and will accept entries through February 16. Late entries will be accepted through March 15. 


Fred looked back on when they first, “heard about the Stevies in 2007 and knew it was something we wanted to be a part of. That year marked our first win – as the winner of the top Sales Outsourcing Provider. We’ve repeated as winner in that category several times.”

Sales partnerships.jpgSales Partnerships has become known for helping companies overcome their challenges. Fred relayed that, “Sales Partnerships helps top brands navigate the challenges of market expansion and customer engagement via field engagement and outsourced sales solutions. Utilizing our proprietary technology and best practices, Sales Partnerships provides integrated sales and marketing solutions for market launch, customer engagement, customer acquisition and retention.”

Since 2007, Sales Partnerships has continued to win Stevie Awards.Fred explained why their involvement with us has been beneficial: “We first got involved in participating in the Stevie Awards several years ago when we were just signing some of our first big accounts. We thought it would be a good way to get our name out there, network some of the other participating companies, and learn from each other.”

Being recognized for progress in your field is important; Fred explains why the Stevie Awards matters to the firm:

“We take pride in the wins. Recognitions for being the best at what we do are important.”

Fred also acknowledged how winning Stevie Awards has directly affected their business.

“Our Stevie wins have helped reinforce the reputation we’ve built over two decades of being the industry leader in Sales Outsourcing. “

We asked Fred what trends have come and gone over the years and how they have stayed relevant:

“Old school approaches to sales are increasingly failing. Field representatives aren’t there to just parrot information about products. Market targeting and approach have to be far more than just intuition or guessing about where the best opportunities will exist. Today’s success in field engagement requires getting the best talent, constantly honing them, and equipping them with best tools and analytics about their territories. Smart applications of big data, cutting edge use of analytics to maximize sales, and leveraging real time information to adjust and to maximize markets is now the requirement to be competitive. Today’s best field engagement teams will require evolution of the best practices and technologies – the industry is in a state of renaissance that will separate those willing to take the steps to achieve the best results and those left behind.”

Though the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service feature more than 135 Sales Awards, the Sales Partnerships vision has remained focused on continuing their success in changing times.

“The vision of Sales Partnerships is to continuously develop best of breed solutions to allow for engagement with customers in the field as branded representatives for our clients. We serve as an extension to our clients’ brands which allows them to expand their market presence in ways difficult to do on their own. This provides brand protection and focus not possible through resellers or independent rep organizations. ”

Fred concluded that, “We focus on developing the most productive processes for recruiting, training, field management, territory management, and analytics to drive maximized marketing and sales goals for our clients. Large companies trust us to be their field forces globally. We strive to always deliver far above any other option they could have used while vigilantly protecting and advocating for their brands.”

Learn more about Sales Partnerships here 

Topics: customer service awards, sales awards, stevie awards for sales and customer service, Sales Partnerships, best sales team, sales outsourcing, sales leader

Featuring the Gold Stevie® Award Winner for Sales Distinction of The Year - Financial Services, WePay

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Dec 22, 2016 @ 01:44 PM

An interview with Evelyn Hsia, Director, Sales Operations at WePay

WePay won a Gold Stevie Award in the 2016 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in the Sales Distinction of the Year - Financial Services category.  The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world's premier awards for sales, customer service, contact center, and business developement professionals. Interested in applying for the 2017 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service? The final entry deadline is January 11.


What does WePay do?
WePay helps platform businesses deliver seamless and integrated payments services. It processes billions annually for online platforms including Constant Contact, FreshBooks, GoFundMe, Meetup, and Zoho. WePay protects our partners from risk and regulatory exposure while supporting seamless payments experiences for their end-users.

WE pay 1.jpgWhat is your role in the organization?
I'm responsible for Sales operations at WePay. My vision for my team is to be a strategic partner to Sales and an enabler of the Sales organization's success. Everything we do makes other's work easier, more efficient and highly effective. We do all of this in order to close more deals, retain loyal customers and drive quality revenue for the company.

What is the organizational vision?

WePay's vision is to help the platform economy understand, value and realize the impact of integrated payments to fuel their customers' growth and change lives. We are their trusted advisor to guide them through their payments journey and we provide them with industry leading customer service and fraud risk protection that is unmatched in the industry.

What sets your company apart in this category?

WePay is a trusted partner for making payments seamless, simple and safe.  We create a frictionless payments experience secured by our industry-leading risk technology. Furthermore, WePay provides one of the industry's best customer service offering which has been valued highly by our customers and partners and is one of the reasons why our customer retention is extremely high.

How did you first become acquainted with the Stevies?
I learned about the Stevie awards when I was at Cisco. During that time, some of the best vendors I worked with had won Stevie awards. The organization I was part of, Cisco's Global Virtual Sales Organization (a team of 1800 remote sales and engineering resources) was the fastest growing sales team in the company with many industry-leading innovations and best practices. So, I submitted them for the Stevie Awards and they have since won every year.

What was it like for WePay to win this award?

The award is a testament to the value that WePay's customer service organization offers day in and day out. The award validates why our customers and partners consistently stay with us and even come back to us despite the many other options available. It also solidified the work that WePay had done the previous year to turn the Sales organization around and the resulting impact it has had on the business.

How has the win affected the business?
The Stevie Award is among several other awards that WePay has won over the past year. It is one more validation to our new hires that this is a great company to work for, that our customer service team stands above our competition and that we have a great Sales & Marketing organization that is making a difference for the company. It is also one more proof point to our customers and partners that WePay is a solid company that they can rely on.

What results have been gained since you've won this award?
From Stevie award trophies lining our lobby walls to press releases recognizing our achievements - they certainly enhance our brand as a credible and award-winning company.

What inspires you to continue your work?

Our Sales and Marketing organization is always looking for ways to enhance the business of our partners through our payments solution. We are continuously evolving to become the best in our class. It's an exciting journey to be at the forefront of helping our company achieve its goal of being the number one payments partner to platform companies.

We are always looking for ways to become bigger, better and faster. We expect to continue to innovate and improve what we do and how we do things so that we can enhance the lives of our customers and partners.

Click here to learn more about WePay

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(WePay's Sales and Marketing team giving back at Second Harvest Food Bank)


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Nominate Your Award-worthy Sales Team

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 10:32 AM

The 11th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service recognize the achievements of contact center, customer service, business development and sales professionals worldwide. Entries for the 2017 competition are now being accepted.

October 19 is the early-bird entry deadline with discounted entry fees. The entry deadline is November 16, but late entries will be accepted through January 11 with payment of a late fee. Winners of the eleventh annual competition will be announced at a gala awards banquet on February 24 at Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas.


SASCS_winners_2016_987.jpgToday we will highlight the Sales Team Awards categories. Sales team categories recognize the members of individual teams within your overall sales department.  For example, the team may service a particular customer segment or a single client, or may work in a particular sales territory.

Information required for entries in these categories include:
(a) An essay of up to 650 words describing the team’s accomplishments since July 1, 2015.
(b) Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges. At the very least you should provide a link to the organization's website.

Global Sales Team of the Year
Recognizing sales teams whose industry, client, or other focus has a global scope.

National Sales Team of the Year
Recognizing sales teams whose industry, client, or other focus has a national scope.

Government Sales Team of the Year
Recognizing sales teams whose charge is selling to government clients.

Field Sales Team of the Year
Recognizing sales teams that obtain the majority of their business out of the office at face to face meetings with clients.

Telesales Team of the Year
Recognizing sales teams that obtain the majority of their business by telephone .

Online Sales Team of the Year
Recognizing sales teams that obtain the majority of their business via online and social media.

Sales Support Team of the Year
Recognizing teams that provide administrative, logistical, or resource support to sales organizations.

Sales Operations Team of the Year
Recognizing teams that help sales organizations to run effectively, efficiently and in support of business strategies and objectives

Virtual Technology Sales Enablement and Pre-sales Team of the Year
Recognizing teams that provide remote sales and technology expertise to accelerate and enable sales with a global or national scope.

Sales Management Team of the Year
Recognizing the leadership teams of sales organizations for their achievements.

Past Stevie Award winners in the Sales Team Awards categories include:

Global Sales Team of the Year 
Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, CA USA: Cisco's Global Virtual Sales Organization
Acquia, Burlington, MA USA: Acquia's Global Account Sales Team
Marriott International Inc., Bethesda, MD USA: Marriott Global Reservation Sales
Varonis, New York, NY USA: Varonis Systems Sales Team
Victrex plc, Lancashire, United Kingdom: Victrex Sales Team

National Sales Team of the Year 
Adobe Systems Incorporated, San Jose, CA USA: Adobe Strategic Accounts Sales Team
iHeartMedia, Inc., New York, NY USA: iHeartMedia, Inc. National Sales Team
Lyons Consulting Group, Chicago, IL USA: LYONSCG's National Sales Team
Sales Partnerships, Inc., Westminster, CO USA: Sales Partnerships, Inc. Sales Team of the Year
SoftPro, Raleigh, NC USA: SoftPro Sales Team Boosts Revenue Amidst Industry Changes
Digital Risk, Maitland, FL USA: Digital Risk National Sales Team
Revana, Tempe, AZ USA: Revana Ranked Highest Global Google AdWords Vendor

Government Sales Team of the Year 
DHL Express U.S., Plantation, FL USA: DHL Express Public Sector Team
IAC Philippines / TomArmor Systems, Layton, UT USA: IAC Philippines Government Sales Team

Field Sales Team of the Year 
Sales Partnerships, Inc., Westminster, CO USA: SPI Lights up Sales in 2015
American Solar Direct, Los Angeles, CA USA: American Solar Direct Embraces Change to Drive Results
Turk Ekonomi Bankasi, Istanbul, Turkey: Strongest Field Sales Team of Turkey
USHEALTH Advisors, LLC, Grapevine, TX USA: USHEALTH Advisors Field Force Fulfills Our Company's Mission of HOPE
Lennox Industries, Inc., Richardson, TX USA: Lennox's Field Territory Sales Team

...and more. See all 2016 Sales Team winners here.

Topics: sales awards, stevie awards for sales and customer service, sales accomplishments, best sales team