Customer Service Awards Blog

Customer Service Awards, Sales Awards Deadline Approaching

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Thu, Dec 02, 2010 @ 12:01 PM

SASCS10 PresentationDecember 31 is the final entry deadline for the 2011 (5th annual) Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. There is no guarantee at this point that the deadline will be extended, so be sure to enter before the end of the year. If you need a short deadline extension, however, you may request one.

Get your 2011 entry kit online.

There are more than 80 customer service awards, call center awards, and sales awards categories to choose from, including new categories this year that honor Solution Providers and New Products and Services. Judging will take place in November-January, Finalists will be notified in mid-January, and the awards presented at a banquet in Miami Beach, Florida in February. Attendance is not required to win.

We recently held a webinar entitled HOW TO ENTER THE STEVIE AWARDS FOR SALES & CUSTOMER SERVICE. You may access a recording of that webinar at

If you're ready to submit your entries, begin here. Otherwise, don't hesitate to contact us with your questions about how to prepare and submit entries to the 5th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

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Why MVCI Won a Call Center Award in the 2010 Stevies

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 @ 04:13 PM

With December 31 looming as the final entry deadline for the 2011 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, we take a look back of one of the 2010-winning entries.  Marriott Vacation Club International, based in Orlando, Florida, has been a leader in the timeshare industry for more than 25 years.  MVCI won won of the customer service awards, for Contact Center of the Year (Up to 100 Seats), and here's their Stevie Award-winning nomination, entitled :Marriott Vacation Club International Owner Services - Making Vacation Dreams Come True!"

At MVCI Owner Services, the term “Spirit to Serve” reflects our genuine desire
to provide the highest standards of service to almost 400,000 timeshare Owners
representing more than half-a-million weeks.; It’s a philosophy we inherited
from our namesake and founder—Bill Marriott, Sr.—who believed that our
company’s success depends on our ability to understand our Customers and
exceed their expectations.;

Whether planning a perfect vacation or helping an Owner keep their maintenance
fee and loan accounts on track, each interaction between an MVCI Owner
Services Associate and our Owners is supported by this deep-routed Spirit to
Serve philosophy.; This standard operating procedure distinguishes us from
every other brand in the timeshare industry and enables us to establish and
maintain unforgettable relationships that last a lifetime.
2009 Year-to-Date Successes

MVCI Owner Services main call center is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and
employs almost 500 associates.; Examples of 2009 year-to-date successes

MVCI Timeshare Owners and Weeks;391,217 Owners ¦ 527,231 Weeks
MVCI Owner Services Associates in Salt Lake City, Utah; 481
Overall MVCI Timeshare Owner Satisfaction; 93.6% out of 100%
Phone Calls Handled; Almost 1 million
Average Speed of Answer; 36 seconds
Marriott Hotel Reservations Made; 72,122(over and above timeshare reservations)
Marriott Hotel reservations revenue generated from MVCI Owner Services; $8.3M
New Timeshare sales generated from MVCI Owner Services;;;;;; $2.6 million
Associate Engagement Survey results administered by the Gallup Organization
 4.67% out of 5.0% (Considered World-class)
Turnover Rate;19% compared to 65% industry standard

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