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Have You Created the World’s Best Startup Business? Here’s How to Find the Answer

Posted by Catrin Beu on Mon, Jun 22, 2015 @ 05:16 AM

International Business Awards Offers Entrepreneurs Chance to Benchmark Against the World’s Best

It’s hard to start a business. It’s even harder to make it successful. In order to honor the courage and ingenuity of entrepreneurs around the world, the prestigious International Business Awards award this year have introduced four Startup of the Year categories. There is no cost for startups of all kinds to nominate themselves to win a Stevie® Award trophy.

As founder and president of the Stevie Awards Michael Gallagher knows about the challenges entrepreneurs face when starting their businesses: “Founders must overcome many obstacles in order to succeed. Therefore, we at the Stevie Awards want to help remove one of those obstacles by providing the world’s best startup companies with a platform on which to generate national and international brand recognition.”

All organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to The International Business Awards. Small organizations have just as much chance to win a Stevie as big companies do.  Every year, household-name companies such as Hyundai, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever are joined in the winners' circle by small and medium-size organizations that are still building their brands. Entering the IBAs is a cost-effective way to thank and honor a firm‘s valued employees and to build or burnish a corporate brand.

Young companies can only benefit from nominating themselves in The International Business Awards, explains Gallagher. In addition to the increased media awareness gained by winning a Stevie Award, winning entrepreneurs can use their entries for international benchmarking. “The individual entries are examined and evaluated by an international jury of more than 200 business experts. It doesn’t matter to the judges whether a startup company operates regionally, nationally or internationally. What counts is the extraordinary dedication of the entrepreneurs, the outstanding implementation of ideas and a special corporate culture. The jury is also interested to see how the company has dealt with challenges or crises,” says Gallagher.

The most important part of a startup’s nomination to The International Business Awards is an essay of up to 650 words about the company’s recent achievements (since the beginning of 2014, for the 2015 IBAs). “The short format provides the jury with an insight into the company and gives the organization the opportunity to precisely focus on their performance highlights.

The process of preparing its own success story allows a firm to fine-tune its public profile and isolate its strengths and weaknesses. So the very act of preparing a nomination for The International Business Awards is in itself valuable.”

Lea Lange, founder and CEO of JUNIQE, a Stevie Award winner in Berlin, Germany, confirms this: “The Stevie Awards’ entry process was a good opportunity for self-reflection and to review our last year. In the entry essays we had to focus on what our company means to us and what makes it so special. It is very motivating to see that we had achieved our goal of putting our values into practice and then get this confirmed by winning multiple awards.” The young company won a Gold Stevie Award as “Start-up of the Year” in this years German Stevie Awards program.

Eligible to enter the IBA’s Startup of the Year categories are companies and entrepreneurs that began operations since the beginning of 2013. The extended final entry deadline for the International Business Awards is July 15, 2015. The entry kit and complete details on the competition are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

Topics: 2015 International Business Awards


Posted by Clara Im on Mon, Jun 22, 2015 @ 01:27 AM

香港のストラテジックPRグループ(SPRG)2013年度のスティービー国際賞(IBA)においてベスト10に選ばれ グランド・スティービー賞® を獲得しました。また3つの ゴールドPRエージェンシー・オブ・ザ・イヤー(日中韓)などコーポレートコミュニケーション/IR 部門で受賞しました。 

(2015 年度のIBA7月15日まで応募できます。詳しい応募要項はここをクリック.してください)



1995年私が29歳の時、たった4人の従業員とSPRG を創設しました。そして、比較的短い期間に、300人のプロを雇用し9つの地域でオフィスを構えるアジアで最大級のPRネットワークへと変貌を遂げました。SPRGは現在香港では最大のPRコンサルティング会社で150人の人材がおり、アジアの160以上の上場会社を含む300のクライアントの仕事をしています。













SPRGのクライアントには、アディダス、ゴルフ・テイラーメイド、中国国際航空公司、ランボルギーニ・アジア・パシフィック、CFA協会、蒙牛、デロイト・ツーシュ・トーマツ、イーライ・リリー(台湾)、FOXインターナショナルチャンネル、Googleチャイナ、GSK、ハスブロ・シンガポール、香港保証金保護委員会、KFC、レノボ、LG電子、リンツ、Logitech、P&G、ネスレ・チャイナ、ロナルド・マクドナルド・ハウス台湾、UC ルサールなどがあります。










SPRGは、PROI Worldwide(世界で最も歴史があり最大の独立系PR提携ネットワーク)のパートナーです。




PRのベテランとして、SPRGは業界内の評価を無視できません。2013年には10個のStevie®賞を含むいくつかの賞を獲得しました。またローカルヒーロー・PRエージェンシー(4年連続)とシンガポールのトップ10 PR エージェンシーにMarketing誌によって選ばれました。他にクライアント関連のキャンペーンでも国際的な賞を受けました。











リチャード・ツァン氏 略歴




リチャードは、40以上の委員会や組織、宗教団体、NGO、学術機関でアドバイザーに就いていおり、PROI Wordwideのアジア・パシフィック・リージョンでグローバル開発グループの議長も勤めます。


これまでリチャードはDHL/SCMPによる 2003年の「若手起業家賞」、「香港ビジネス賞」2009年に亞洲週刊と中国人起業家機構世界連邦による「世界中国人若手起業家優秀成果賞」、2012年のアジア太平洋SABRE賞の「優秀な個人業績」を受賞してきました。






Topics: Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, 2015 International Business Awards

スティービー国際賞(IBA)の締切りを7月15日に延長 - 追加料金0ドル

Posted by Clara Im on Sun, Jun 21, 2015 @ 08:52 PM

スティービー国際賞(インターナショナル・ビジネス・アワード:以下IBA)を主宰する米国スティービー賞®は、第12回IBAの最終締切りを7/15 まで延長することを発表しました。IBAは最高峰のビジネス賞で例年50を越える国と地域からの応募を集めています。













Topics: 2015 International Business Awards

International Business Awards Extends Final Deadline Through July 15

Posted by Catrin Beu on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

No additional late fees charged

The Stevie® Awards have just announced that the final entry deadline for the 12th annual IBAs has been extended to July 15. The IBAs are the top business awards program and attract nominations from organizations in more than 60 nations and territories each year.Happy Winners from the 2014 International Business Awards

 “We’ve received so many requests for individual deadline extensions that we’ve decided to extend the deadline for everyone,” said Stevie Awards president Michael Gallagher. The original final deadline was June 10. Gallagher emphasizes that no additional late fees will be charged for entries submitted through July 15, and late entries will not be penalized in any way in the judging process. All organizations now have an additional  weeks to prepare and submit their entries in hopes of winning a Stevie award for their achievements.

All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to The International Business Awards. The 2015 awards will honor achievements since the beginning of 2014.  Entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

The International Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Categories include:

There are several new Company/Organization categories that don’t require entry fees, including four Startup of the Year categories and Energy Industry Innovation of the Year, a category that will recognize singular innovations in energy-related technology, production, conservation, storage or delivery.

“With the feedback we received from past Stevie winners and judges, we created a number of new categories this year,” added Michael Gallagher. Other new categories include Woman of the Year (in the Management categories), Branded Content Campaign of the Year (in the Marketing categories), and Best Business Book or Best E-Book (in the Publication categories).

Stevie Award winners will be selected during the judging process by more than 200 professionals worldwide. Winners will be announced on August 12, and the awards will be presented at a gala awards ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto, Canada, on October 23. 

Topics: 2015 International Business Awards

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