New Product Awards Blog

New Product Awards in the Stevies for Sales & Customer Service

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Nov 01, 2010 @ 05:01 PM

One of the big changes/additions to the Stevie Awards this year is in our 5th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  In the past this program honored only the achievements of sales, customer service, and call center professionals: individuals, teams, and entire departments.

For the 2011 aSASCS10 Awards Presentationwards (entries are being accepted now through the end of 2010), we've added a slew of new product awards categories in the SASCS.  We now have new product of the year categories as follows (the numbers are our internal categories codes):


90. Collaboration Solution – New
91. Collaboration Solution– New Version
92. Contact Center Solution – New
93. Contact Center Solution – New Version
94. IVR or Web Service Solution – New
95. IVR or Web Service Solution – New Version
96. Marketing Solution – New
97. Marketing Solution – New Version
98. Relationship Management Solution – New
99. Relationship Management Solution – New Version
100. Workforce Management Solution – New
101. Workforce Management Solution – New Version

These categories are unique to the SASCS and are unlike the best new product categories we have in The American Business Awards and The International Business Awards, in that they are much more focused on specific functions.

Entries to these categories will require the following:

a. An essay of up to 500 words about the product - its features, functions, and benefits.

b. A set up hyperlinks to online product reviews, customer feedback, video, images, press articles, press releases...whatever you'd like to submit to support your nomination.  This section is optional but highly recommended.  You can submit as many links as you'd like, but no more than 20 is optimal.

C. A brief (up to 100 words) biography of the person who headed the team that developed your nominated product or service.

If you haven't yet gotten your entry kit for the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, get it here.

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New Product Awards Categories in The 2011 American Business Awards

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Oct 25, 2010 @ 06:13 PM

These are the new product awards categories in The 9th annual American Business Awards, which opened for entries last week.  The first early-bird entry deadline is November 17.  (The letter/number combinations are our internal category codes.)

P01. Best New Product or Service (for products and services introduced to the U.S. marketplace since January 1 2010)
         a. Computer Services
         b. Computer Software - New Version
         c. Computer Software - Software as a Service
         d. Computer Software - New Desktop/End-User Software
         e. Computer Software - New Server Software
          f. Computer Hardware
         g. Consumer Products
         h. Financial Services
         i. Health Products & Services (new category for 2011)
         j. Manufacturing
         k. Media & Entertainment
         l. Services
         m. Telecommunications
         n. Other

P02. Product Development/Management Department

P03. Product Development/Management Team

P04. Product Development/Management Executive of the Year

P05. Product Developer of the Year (for all non-executive product development or management professionals)

Every new product that's nominated in the new product or service of the year categories will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products.  This will be the third year we've had this public voting, which last year attracted more than 100,000 votes from consumers across the U.S.A.People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products logo

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