Winners | Business Awards

8th Annual 2018 Business Excellence Awards

Company Headcount Growth Employers

Advance Financial | Region: USA | (Nashville, TN USA | Private | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance) 
Amazon (Seattle, WA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Electronic commerce)
BYTON (Nanjing, Jiangsu, China | 100 – 499 Employees | Automotive)
Commencis (Istanbul, Turkey | 100 – 499 Employees | Information Technology Services)
Creditas (São Paulo Area, Brazil | 100 – 499 Employees | Financial Services)
Delphi Technologies (London, United Kingdom | 2,500 or more Employees | Automotive)
Rubrik (Palo Alto, CA USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Industry: Information Technology Software)
V Digital Services | Region: USA | (Phoenix, AZ USA | Private | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) 
Wavemaker (London, United Kingdom | 2,500 or more Employees | Marketing and Advertising)
WorkWave | Region: USA | (Holmdel, NJ USA | Private | 100 – 499 Employees | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet) 

Best Employer Achievement of the Year | 11 – 99 Employees
Gold Winners
VirtualHealth (New York, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Information Technology Software) Employer Achievement: CEO Adam Sabloff continues to prioritize diversity and equality in the workplace. Notably, women comprise 50 percent of the company’s leadership team and 60 percent of its management team. 
International Star Assistance Private Limited (New Delhi, Delhi, India | 11 – 99 Employees | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) Employer Achievement: Expanding by offering a profit sharing in the company | Created a 100% ownership and partnership model with the staff.
Silver Winners
Fueled (New York, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Business Products and Services) Employer Achievement: Establishing We the Fueled, a committee dedicated to progress
Makers Nutrition (Hauppauge, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Manufacturing) Employer Achievement: Instituting a top-rated, dollar-to-dollar profit-share 401k plan for all employees.
Bronze Winners
Blue Pillar (Frederick, MD USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Energy & Utilities) Employer Achievement: Listening to employees, changing to flex time and unlimited PTO.
BriefCam (Newton, MA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Information Technology Software) Employer Achievement: Dedicated R&D team
HatchWorks Technologies (Atlanta, GA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Information Technology Services) Employer Achievement: Some contribution towards a family trip each year. 
HatchWorks Technologies (Atlanta, GA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Information Technology Services) Employer Achievement: Unlimited PTO policy.
My Mini Casa (Bluffdale, UT USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Materials & Construction) Employer Achievement: Having a diverse work force – ranging from stay at home moms to CEOs. 

Best Employer Achievement of the Year | 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
insightsoftware (Raleigh, NC USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Information Technology Software) Employer Achievement: Improved Employee Engagement through Environment, Social Activities, and Philanthropy | Focus on collaboration, health, and socialization

Best Employer Achievement of the Year | 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Advance Financial (Nashville, TN USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services) Employer Achievement: Responding to tax reform, Advance Financial dramatically increased employee compensation.
Silver Winner
Madwire (Fort Collins, CO USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Employer Achievement: Implemented processes and perks that came directly from employee feedback | Our culture first mentality shows in our extremely low turn-over rate and employee satisfaction.

Best Employer Achievement of the Year

Best Employer Achievement of the Year | 2,500 or more Employees
Gold Winner
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (Edison, NJ USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Services) Employer Achievement: Made job offers to 2,200 Transamerica employees, ensuring a consistently excellent experience for Transamerica customers and protecting American jobs. 
Silver Winner
Wind Creek Hospitality (Atmore, AL USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure) Employer Achievement: Wind Creek Hospitality improved and increased healthcare benefits for employees.
Bronze Winners
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (Edison, NJ USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Services) Employer Achievement: Company match program during several recovery and rehabilitation efforts.
Wind Creek Hospitality (Atmore, AL USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure) Employer Achievement: Improved internal communication through creation of Wind Creek Connect intranet.

Best Employers for Work-Life Balance 
Gold Winner
Deutsche Telekom Services Europe GmbH (Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany | 2,500 or more Employees | Telecommunications) for Additional Days Off – A self-determined and flexible part-time model | Improvement of the work-life balance through flexible, self-determined arrangement of days off.

Best Employers with Best Benefits and Perks 
Gold Winner
JVZoo (Oviedo, FL USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Information Technology Services) for JVZoo: Where the Key to Productivity is Happy, Healthy Employees | 401k program, Comprehensive Benefits Plan, as well as Maternity and Paternity Leave offered to employees

Best Overall Employer of the Year
Gold Winner
Ad Exchange Group (Irvine, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) for Care On All Levels | Ad Exchange Group puts culture fit above all else, ensuring that the company feels more like a community moving toward the same goals and working toward growth together.

Employee Relations Professional of the Year
Gold Winner
Robbin Schmitt, Human Resources Manager @ Securus Technologies (Carrollton, TX USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Telecommunications) Robbin encourages and environment that builds morale and trust among our Associates. 

Payroll-Benefits Professional of the Year
Gold Winner
Debbie Patty, Human Resources Manager @ Securus Technologies (Carrollton, TX USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Telecommunications) Debbie oversaw extensive market research that has driven new methods for our compensation administration and performance management program.

Recruiting or Talent Acquisition Professional of the Year
Gold Winner
Brenda Siri, Manager, Recruiting Department @ Securus Technologies (Carrollton, TX USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Telecommunications) Brenda led her team through extraordinary hiring efforts and onboarding of 287 corporate positions and 431 customer service rep positions in 2017 across the organization. 

Human Resources Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Kate Lengyel, Vice President, Human Resources and Facilities @ Securus Technologies (Carrollton, TX USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Telecommunications) Key members of the Team: Larson Cunningham, Debbie Patty, Robbin Schmitt, Brenda Siri | The successful on-boarding of those new Associates including a robust background checks system, new hire orientation, benefit processing, and employee relations that provide excellent employee engagement opportunities. At Securus, we believe in driving a culture of collaboration and teamwork throughout the organization.
Silver Winner
Ashok Seetharaman, Head Of Talent Engagement @ Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (Edison, NJ USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Services) Key members of the Team: Baskar R, Catherine Tomaras, Bridget Reeves, Melissa Blandford, Pooja Chawla and Isaac Adaikaladoss | Converge an executive on boarding program and a platform for senior executives in the region to meet and network was launched in October with 50 participants

Human Resources Department of the Year 
Gold Winner
Leonard Yip, Chief People Officer @ Panda Restaurant Group (Rosemead, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Food & Beverage) Department puts people first and focuses on finding, energizing, and elevating our Panda family so that we can live into the Panda mission of inspiring people to better their lives.
Silver Winner
Ashok Seetharaman, Deputy HR Head @ Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (Edison, NJ USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Services) Enabling business growth by hiring over 2800 local hires in US and Canada to support the new deals wins and growth accounts. We managed to scale at reduced cost with savings of approximately USD 9 millions.

Human Resources Achievement of the Year
Gold Winner
Deutsche Telekom Services Europe GmbH (Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany | 2,500 or more Employees | Telecommunications) Achievement: Sick Note App | Key people who made this achievement possible: Approx. 20 employees and managers of various departments, such as the Telekom IT department, HR production management, lawyers, various stakeholders and representatives of the customer side were involved in the creation and implementation of the sick note app.

Attendance Tracking Solution
Gold Winner
Deutsche Telekom Services Europe GmbH (Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany | 2,500 or more Employees | Telecommunications) for Clock-in-App v1

Learning Management Solution
Gold Winner
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (Edison, NJ USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Services) for FRESCO PLAY – The TCS digital learning platform, transforming learning

Onboarding Solution
Gold Winner
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (Edison, NJ USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Services) for iBegin – Onboarding Solution

Performance Management Suite
Gold Winner
Instructure, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Information Technology Software) for Bridge by Instructure – Performance Management Suite

Products, Services, and Solutions for EMEA
Gold Winner
Deutsche Telekom Services Europe GmbH (Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany | 2,500 or more Employees | Telecommunications) for Digitalization of HR operations

Products, Services, and Solutions for USA 
Gold Winner
TrustLogics INC (Atlanta, GA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Internet/Cloud Computing) for TrustLogics | TrustLogics is an innovative cloud base platform that connects job seekers and recruiters in new, and up to this time, highly desirable but unattainable ways. 

New Hire Training 
Gold Winner
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (Edison, NJ USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Services) for New Hire Connect & CONVERGE

Diversity Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Srinivas Dubba, CEO and Founder @ TrustLogics INC (Atlanta, GA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Internet/Cloud Computing) Key members of the Team: Shirley Borghi, Yash Pakala, Oswill Williams, Tony Valdes, Tricia Vickers, Richard Scott

Employer’s Diversity Achievement of the Year
Gold Winner
JVZoo (Oviedo, FL USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Information Technology Services) for JVZoo – We’re not just another statistic, We’re Leading Change | Key people who made this achievement possible: Chad Casselman, Laura Casselman, Lorie Norman, Christina Kline

Employer Milestone of the Year
Gold Winner
Paya (Reston, VA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Financial Services and Banking) Employer Milestone: The Paya name represents the exciting and fresh new company we are building for our employees, partners and customers | Sage Payment Solutions undertook complete overhaul of brand, now Paya
Silver Winner
insightsoftware (Raleigh, NC USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Information Technology Software) Employer Achievement: Acquisition Provides Stronger Service, Increases Company Portfolio and Customer Base

2018 PR World Awards

Public Relations

PR Executive of the Year (In-house or Agency)
Gold Winner
Alexandra Le Tellier, PR Director @ Turner (for the Super Deluxe division) (Los Angeles, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Media & Entertainment) In 2017, Alexandra Le Tellier put Super Deluxe, Turner’s disruptive entertainment company, on the map. Brand new in her role as PR Director, she refocused the company’s overall communications strategy and threaded that messaging into consequential articles she landed in the Los Angeles Times, Variety and more.
Silver Winner
Siobhan Aalders, Vice President of Global Communications @ Shutterstock (New York, NY USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Media & Entertainment) As a result of her leadership and strategic direction, she has more than doubled the global communications team’s output in terms of content creation and acquiring media coverage in the last two years.
Bronze Winners
Amy Littleton, Executive Vice President, Co-Managing Director @ KemperLesnik (Chicago, IL USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Amy has grown the agency from just a handful of employees to close to 50. She has accomplished this via double-digit growth, great employee engagement programs and driving results for her clients.
Dan Simon, Co-founder and CEO @ Vested (New York, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) In three years, Vested has grown to an over $6mm agency and the 6th largest financial PR firm.

PR Team of the Year (In-house or Agency)
Gold Winner
Misty Bond, Director of PR @ USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Consumer Products and Services) Used innovative ideas and strategies to promote a nutritional company in the direct sales industry through Instagram influencers, bloggers, sponsored athletes, magazine editors, a Guinness World Record event, and several charity-focused events | Members of the Team: Steve Kostrencich, Emma Conger, Mallory Moger, Allie Henderson
Silver Winner
Joan Stone, Vice President, Corporate Communications @ VMware (Palo Alto, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Software) The VMware PR team is a high-functioning, collaborative and strategic communications resource for Vmware | Members of the Team: Alex Goldsmith, Stefanie Cannon, Eloy Ontiveros, Roger Fortier, Angela Leaf, Ken Lotich, Michael Thacker, Ellen Healy, Morgan O’Leary, Sarah Masessa, Melanie Boyer, Elizabeth Harris

PR Achievement of the Year (In-house or Agency)
Gold Winners
GMR Group | Asia-Pacific | (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | 2,500 or more Employees | Conglomerates) Achievement: Positive PR of reopening of Terminal 2 of Delhi Airport | Key role in this achievement: Rupesh Janve, Yuvraj Mehta, Subhendu Ray, Kshitiz Singhal
Silver Winners
SonicWall | USA | (Milpitas, CA USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Security Software) and AxiCom (New York, NY USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Launch of SonicWall’S 2018 Cyber Threat Report | Key role in this achievement: Bob Vankirk, Lindsey Lockhart, Geoff Blaine, Ken Dang, John Gordineer
T-Mobile | USA | (Seattle, WA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Telecommunications) Achievement: T-Mobile Champions the Neglected: T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+
Bronze Winners
Tableau Software, Inc. | USA | (Seattle, WA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Software) Achievement: Tableau Prep & New Subscriptions Offerings Launch | Key role in this achievement: Adriana Gil Miner, Keyana Corliss, Dan Jensen, Sarah Goehri, Sadaf Whiskin, Angela Woodward
VMware | USA | (Palo Alto, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Software) Achievement: VMworld 2017 | Key role in this achievement: Alex Goldsmith, Eloy Ontiveros, Roger Fortier, Angela Leaf, Ken Lotich, Michael Thacker, Ellen Healy, Morgan O’Leary, Sarah Masessa, Melanie Boyer, Elizabeth Harris

PR Champion of the Year (In-house or Agency)
Gold Winner
Susan Fall, President @ LaunchIt Public Relations (San Diego, CA USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) As a champion of the trucking industry Susan volunteers a great deal of time in helping and educating the industry on how to improve its image. Considering the US would shut down without this vital industry the lack of respect Americans have for trucking, and truck drivers in general is shocking and Susan has made it her mission to change that!

PR Agency Achievement of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees | Region: Asia-Pacific
Gold Winner
Publicity Genie | Region: Asia-Pacific | (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Providing Low Cost PR Services For Small Businesses | Key role in this Achievement: Annette Densham, Becca McGregor
Silver Winner
STARLINKS PR and Events | Region: Asia-Pacific | (Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Grand launch event of South Asia’s largest mall, LuckyOne Mall | Key role in this Achievement: Shanaz Ramzi, Turab Ramzi, Mina Ramzi
Bronze Winner
Vicarious PR | Region: Asia-Pacific | (Oceanside, CA USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Start Up PR Agency Achieves Huge First Year Success | Key role in this Achievement: Michael Brown, Jorge Gaspar, Liana Murphy, Jolene Hitt, Gavin Herman

PR Agency Achievement of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees | Region: EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa)
Gold Winner
Matrix Public Relations | Region: EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa) | (Dubai, United Arab Emirates | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Successful integrated PR campaign through effective use of sponsorship | Key role in this Achievement: Namita Thakkar

PR Agency Achievement of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees | Region: USA
Gold Winners
Ellipses Public Relations (Oakland, CA USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: The Power of Targeted, Local PR – Successful Restaurant Opening | Key role in this Achievement: Diana Haven, Adrienne DeAngelo, Amanda Shepherd
grapevine pr + consulting (Los Angeles, CA USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: William Shatner’s Hollywood Charity Horse Show | Key role in this Achievement: Steven Le Vine, Laura Heckman
Silver Winners
Attain Marketing (Matthews, NC USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Putting an Information Security Start-up on the Map | Key role in this Achievement: Lorraine Kauffman-Hall, Valerie Driessen
Autocom Associates Public Relations, Inc. | Region: USA | (Bloomfield Hills, MI USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: TechCrawl 2017 – Detroit Media Program | Key role in this Achievement: Larry Weis, Jack Harned, Thom Cannell, Elaine Cozzetto, John Yeglinski, Laura Schwab
Master Plan Communications | USA | (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation Pink Pallet Jack PR Campaign | Key role in this Achievement: Ashton Maxfield, Deborah Choi, Kirsten Woodard, Les Goldberg
Zintel Public Relations LLC | USA | (Houston, TX USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: PR Firm Helps Position Client as Leader in Anti-Phishing Technology | Key role in this Achievement: Matthew Zintel
Bronze Winners
3Points Communications (Chicago, IL USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Two 3Points Clients Join Forces: Trading Technologies Acquires Neurensic | Key role in this Achievement: Drew Mauck; Principal, Lorna Kiewert; Account Director
AMP3 Public Relations (New York, NY USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Best Contribution of Educational Initiative for the PR Industry | Key role in this Achievement: Alyson Roy, Dion Roy, Ashley Lutzker, Rachel Oliva-Valdes, Megan Reeves
Butler Associates Public Relations (New York, NY USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: 9/11 Know Your Rights | Key role in this Achievement: Tom Butler, Jason Fink, Patrick Rheaume, TJ King, Victoria Carman

PR Agency Achievement of the Year | 11 – 99 Employees | Region: USA
Gold Winner
Spark PR | USA | (San Francisco, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Repositioning eharmony as a global relationship leader | Key role in this Achievement: Rachel Kahn, Tiffany Behany Schramm , Christa Fogleman, Lila Schoenfield, Madison Agatha-Mancebo
Silver Winner
Pulp PR (Los Angeles, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Hanson Robotics Rebranding Campaign | Key role in this Achievement: Jessica Hasson, Mariah Terry, Rita Tennyson
Bronze Winner
Bospar | Region: USA | (San Francisco, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Bospar PR: Practice what we preach | Key role in this Achievement: Chris Boehlke, Tom Carpenter, Tricia Heinrich, Curtis Sparrer, Alessandra Nagy, Brent Shelton, Stacey Grimsrud, Gaby Perez-Silva, Kourtney Evans, Alisha Alvarez
Global Results Communications | Region: USA | (Santa Ana, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: GRC Reinventing Sleep at CES 2018 with NuCalm | Key role in this Achievement: Valerie Christopherson, Gabriela Lechin, Sharon Sumrit, Elsa Guillen

PR Agency Achievement of the Year | 11 – 99 Employees | EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa
Gold Winner
Enderby | Region: EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa) | (Paris, France | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: LA FABRIQUE AVIVA, supporting useful and innovative entrepreneurs projects | Key role in this Achievement: Marion Obadia, Damien Piganiol, Marie Grillet.

PR Agency Achievement of the Year | 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Concept Public Relations India Limited | Region: Asia-Pacific | (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | 100 – 499 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Save Parsik Hills | Key role in this Achievement: B N Kumar, Ashish Jalan, David Franklin, Andrew R Fernandes, Neha Singh

PR Agency Achievement of the Year | 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
LEWIS PR Inc. | USA | (San Francisco, CA USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Event Series: Fake News, Real Consequences | Key role in this Achievement: Miles Daniels – Vice President of Media Strategy, Shazia Amin – Marketing Manager, Noah Dye – Senior Vice President of US Client Engagement

Marketing Executive of the Year
Gold Winner
Ajay Khanna, Vice President, Marketing @ Reltio, Inc. (Redwood Shores, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Information Technology Software) The daily push from Ajay to be thoroughly data-driven and monitor and improve the effectiveness of every campaign and leverage data for ongoing business improvement.
Silver Winner
Kevin Iaquinto, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer @ JDA Software (Scottsdale, AZ USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Transportation, Storage, and Logistics) Under Kevin’s direction, the marketing team and its demand gen activities were responsible for more than 40% of JDA’s total sales pipeline and 30% of all closed-won deals.
Bronze Winners
Marie Hattar, Chief Marketing Officer @ Keysight Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Electronics) Led the launch of key initiatives, including the Keysight Global Marketing team and the recent launch of PathWave, an industry leading offering that accelerates product development from concept through manufacturing and deployment.
Terry Erisman, Vice President of Marketing @ GridGain Systems (Foster City, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Information Technology Software) Over the last 12 months, Erisman focused marketing efforts in three main areas: building the marketing infrastructure, engagement and thought leadership, and revenue and business growth – resulting in many major awards for the company.

Marketing Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Riadh Dridi, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer @ RingCentral (Belmont, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Cloud Computing/SaaS) Members of the Team: Neha Mirchandani, Jennifer Caukin, Mariana Kosturos, Najwa Smith, Robert Murphy, Nate Yip, Robert Cleary, Anita Richards, Eric Lewis, Irene Yam, Alex Kriney, Amy Phoenix, Deepak Bahree, Lisa Friedman, Chris Waldo, Geoff Huang, Eduardo Pretell, Mike Pugh, Josh Hill, Sangeeta Walsh, Nikki De Krester
Silver Winner
Ramon Chen, CPO & CMO @ Reltio, Inc. (Redwood Shores, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Information Technology Software) Members of the Team: Ajay Khanna, Leticia Barcia, Kathleen Calderwood, Xuan He, Ankur Gupta and Nalini Mohan | The Reltio Marketing Team: Driving Modern Data Management & Machine Learning Innovation
Bronze Winner
Marie Hattar, Chief Marketing Officer @ Keysight Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Electronics) Members of the Team: Marie Hattar, Jeff Harris, Donna Majcen | Facilitated successful global brand refresh focused on highlighting the customer journey and assisting customers in developing innovative solutions.

Marketing Achievement of the Year
Gold Winner
Variety (Los Angeles, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Media & Entertainment) Achievement: Variety’s marketing team has breathed new life into this 113 year old news source which now reaches an audience of 32MM monthly uniques.
Silver Winner
C-4 Analytics (Saugus, MA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Nissan South East Conquesting Program | Key role in this Achievement: Billy Sawyer
Bronze Winners
Evergage (Somerville, MA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Cloud Computing/SaaS) Achievement: Technology company writes the book on one-to-one personalization | Key role in this Achievement: Karl Wirth, Katie Sweet, Andy Zimmerman, Paula Crerar, Ashton Landry
JKG Group | USA | (Deerfield Beach, FL USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Manufacturing) Achievement: Outdated Company Website Gets 21st Century Makeover | Key role in this Achievement: Gail Blount
SE2 (Topeka, KS USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Business Products and Services) and Idea Grove (Dallas, TX USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: SE2 Increases LinkedIn followers, impressions and engagement through advanced social employee ambassador program and content marketing | Key role in this Achievement: Ashish Jha, Kirk Braun

Most Creative Marketing Professional of the Year
Gold Winner
Jeff Harris, Vice President of Portfolio Marketing @ Keysight Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Electronics) for Jeff Harris and the upskilling of Keysight’s marketing department

Corporate Communications Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Kelly Dalton, Senior Director, Corporate Communications @ Best Western Hotels & Resorts (Phoenix, AZ USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure) Members of the Team: Bethany Samaddar, Dana Kleven, Courtney McCurry, Rob Larson, Sioux Jeffrey | For being an integral part of the resurgence of BW through effective storytelling and internal and external communications strategies.

Apps
Gold Winner
Citi FinTech (Long Island City, NY USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Financial Services and Banking) for Qantas Money App | Creative and production people and organizations that contributed to its development: Citi and Qantas
Silver Winner
Bruce Power (Tiverton, Ontario, Canada | 2,500 or more Employees | Energy & Utilities) for Bruce Power App

Corporate Collateral and Publications – Best Newsletter or Magazine – Online/Digital of the Year
Gold Winner
Vested (New York, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) for Rockefeller & Co. (New York, NY USA) | Rockefeller Insights

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year
Gold Winner
Ivanti (Salt Lake City, UT USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Information Technology Software) and Avista Public Relations (Mooresville, NC USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Campaign: Patch Tuesday Expert Campaign for Ivanti | Key role in this campaign: Chris Goettl, Director of Product Management, Ivanti; Todd Schell, Product Manager, Ivanti; Amber Boehm, Group Product Marketing Manager, Ivanti; Helen Carroll, Senior Director, Global Communications, Ivanti; Steve Sturgeon, Senior Director of Media Strategy, Avista PR; Erin Jones, CEO and Founder, Avista PR
Silver Winner
T-Mobile | USA | (Seattle, WA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Telecommunications) Campaign: T-Mobile Launches World’s First Full-body Wearable, ONEsie, for April Fool’s

New Product or Service of the Year
Gold Winner
T-Mobile | USA | (Seattle, WA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Telecommunications) for T-Mobile Champions the Neglected: T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+
Silver Winner
Harmonica (Santa Monica, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Food & Beverage) for CAULPOWER v1

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