Winners | Business Awards

7th Annual 2017 Business Excellence Awards

Employer of the Year

Gold Winners
Ad Exchange Group (Irvine, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations – Founded: 2013
BluePay (Naperville, IL USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking – Founded: 2002)
C-4 Analytics (Saugus, MA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations – Founded: 2009)
Deutsche Telekom Services Europe GmbH (Koeln, NRW, Germany – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Telecommunications – Founded: 1996)
LECMPA (Southfield, MI USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Insurance – Founded: 1910)
Network Security Systems Plus, Inc. (Falls Church, VA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services – Founded: 2001)
Zebra Technologies (Lincolnshire, IL USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Manufacturing)
Best Products and Services (for HR, Training, and Employer) of the Year – 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation) (Madison, WI USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees) for ACA Employer Reporting v1

Best Products and Services (for HR, Training, and Employer) of the Year – 2,500 or more Employees
Gold Winner
Deutsche Telekom Services Europe GmbH (Koeln, NRW, Germany – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for IT-Solution based self service for job references v1
Silver Winner
Deutsche Telekom Services Europe GmbH (Koeln, NRW, Germany – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for Time to change – More work-life balance in a digital world v2

Corporate Milestone of the Year
Gold Winner
BluePay (Naperville, IL USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Grow partnership channel and increase NPS without sacrificing existing business

Annual 2017 International Business Awards

Business Awards Winners

Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

Customers Growth (# of new customers added) category
Gold Winners
Adcellerant (Denver, CO USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations – Founded: 2013) Growth: 102.22%
Career Step (Lehi UT USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Education – Founded: 1992) Growth: 43.95%
Switchfast Technologies (Chicago, IL USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services – Founded: 2001) Growth: 30%
WorkWave (Holmdel, NJ USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS – Founded: 1984) Growth: 4.70%

Partners and Distribution Growth (growth in # of new Channel, Partners, VARs, Distributors) category
Gold Winners
Adcellerant (Denver, CO USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations – Founded: 2013) Growth: 102.22%

People Growth (# of new employees hired) category
Gold Winners
Adcellerant (Denver, CO USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations – Founded: 2013) Growth: 109.09
SE2, LLC (Topeka, KS USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Others… Third Party Administration and Technology Services for the life and annuity insurance industry – Founded: 2005) Growth: 58.33%
Vintech Solutions, Inc. (Saint Louis, MO USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services – Founded 2010) Growth: 32.79%
WorkWave (Holmdel, NJ USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS – Founded: 1984) Growth: 14.43%

Product or Service Growth (new products/services and upgrades introduced) category
Gold Winners
Adcellerant (Denver, CO USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations – Founded: 2013) Growth: 100%
Career Step (Lehi UT USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Education – Founded: 1992) Growth: 462.04%

Profits Growth (% increase) category
Gold Winners
LECMPA (Southfield, MI USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Insurance – Founded: 1910) Growth: 14.29%

Revenue per Employee growth category
Gold Winners
Adcellerant (Denver, CO USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations – Founded: 2013) Growth: 16.45%

Sales Revenue Growth (% sales revenue increase in US$) category
Gold Winners
Adcellerant (Denver, CO USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations – Founded: 2013) Growth: 143.48%
Career Step (Lehi UT USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Education – Founded: 1992) Growth: 15.76%
SE2, LLC (Topeka, KS USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Others… Third Party Administration and Technology Services for the life and annuity insurance industry – Founded: 2005) Growth: 26.87%
Shield Watch a Ram Rachhpal LLC Company (Tampa, FL USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services – Founded: 1996) Growth: 36.61%
The Vertex Companies, Inc. (Weymouth, MA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Consulting – Founded: 1995) Growth: 26.47%
WorkWave (Holmdel, NJ USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS – Founded: 1984) Growth: 20.89%

Milestone of the Year
Gold Winners
WorkWave (Holmdel, NJ USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS – Founded: 1984) for Achieved EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification with the U.S. Department of Commerce

PR World Awards

Public Relations

PR Executive of the Year (In-house or Agency) – 11 – 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Catriona Harris, CEO – Uproar PR (Orlando, FL USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Silver Winner
Joe Franscella, Senior Vice President – Bhava Communications (Emeryville, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

PR Executive of the Year (In-house or Agency) – 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Taunia Kipp, Communications Officer & Vice President, Corporate Marketing – Kaseya (New York, NY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software)

Marketing Executive of the Year
Gold Winner
Nicole Amsler, VP of Marketing – Cloudinary (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)

Marketing Executive of the Year
Gold Winner
Thomas Been, Chief Marketing Officer – TIBCO Software (Palo Alto, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: (Information Technology Software)

Public Relations Agency of the Year
Global Headquarter (Agency with worldwide offices)
Gold Winner
Global Results Communications, Inc (Santa Ana, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees)
Silver Winner
MFA, Ltd (New York, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees)

Country Headquarter (Agency with several offices within the same country)
Gold Winner
Spark PR (San Francisco, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees)
Silver Winner
Uproar PR (Orlando, FL USA – 11 – 99 Employees)

Local Office (Agency with several offices but nominating a local office)
Gold Winner
Klick Communications (Santa Monica, CA USA – 1 – 10 Employees)

Single Boutique Office (Agency with only 1 office)
Gold Winners
grapevine pr + consulting (Los Angeles, CA USA – 1 – 10 Employees)
Iris Public Relations DMCC (Dubai, UAE – 1 – 10 Employees)
Publicity Genie (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia – 1 – 10 Employees)
Macias PR (New York, NY USA – 1 – 10 Employees)
PR Wire (Colombo, Sri Lanka – 1 – 10 Employees)
Silver Winners
3Points Communications (Chicago, IL USA – 1 – 10 Employees)
Cornerstone Communications, LTD (Rockville, MD USA – 1 – 10 Employees)
Press Kitchen (Santa Monica, CA USA – 1 – 10 Employees)
Wachsman PR (New York, NY USA – 1 – 10 Employees)
Water & Wall Group (New York, NY USA – 1 – 10 Employees)

Corporate Communications Milestone of the Year
Hybrid (consisting of members from both Agency and In-House)
Gold Winner
IBM (Armonk, NY USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services) for Defining Cognitive Creativity with IBM Watson – Agency: Text 100 and Highwire – Key players include: Lia Davis, Gabrielle Gugliocciello, Nancy Ngo, Katy Rosati, Adrienne Sabilia, Chris Blake, Brenna McCarthy, Maria Katime, Didier Morais, Rick Cohen, Shari Foldes, Megan Grasty, Courtney Geesey-Dorr

Investor Relations Executive of the Year
Gold Winner
Robyn Friedman, Executive Director, Head of Investor Relations – Fifth Street Asset Management (Greenwich, CT USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking)

Investor Relations Champion of the Year
Gold Winner
Robyn Friedman, Executive Director, Head of Investor Relations – Fifth Street Asset Management (Greenwich, CT USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking)

New Product Launch Event
Gold Winner
John Hancock Insurance (Boston, MA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Insurance) for John Hancock Vitality HealthyFood Benefit
Silver Winner
Spark PR (San Francisco, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for Cobalt Aircraft VIP Launch Event

Training or Educational Event
Gold Winner
Orange County Water District (Fountain Valley, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Others: Groundwater Agency) for Children’s Water Education Festival
Silver Winner
Kount, Inc. (Boise, ID USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Fraud360

Best Newsletter or Magazine – Online/Digital
Gold Winner
John Hancock Insurance (Boston, MA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Insurance) for LiveMore Magazine

Videos – Brand Awareness or Entertainment
Gold Winner
Kount, Inc. (Boise, ID USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for The Bet
Silver Winner
John Hancock Insurance (Boston, MA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Insurance) for John Hancock Vitality Video Testimonials

White Paper or Research Report
Gold Winner
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (San Diego, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Manufacturing) for How Ultracapacitors Improve Starting Reliability for Truck Fleets
Silver Winner
John Hancock Insurance (Boston, MA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Insurance) for for Incentivizing Healthy Food Choices for Better Health

PR Milestone of the Year
Gold Winner
Concept Public Relations India Limited (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India – 100 – 499 Employees) for Mission – Mumbai Local: A Social Communication Campaign for the Public Relations Council of India) – Key role: B N Kumar, Ashish Jalan, David Franklin, Neha Singh, Yogesh Ghag

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