IDG TechNetwork Wins Gold Stevie® Award in 2017 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service 2nd Year in a Row

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDG TechNetwork today announced that it was named a Gold Stevie® Award Winner in the Customer Service Success category in the tenth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top honors for customer service, contact center, business development and sales professionals. The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world’s leading business awards programs including the prestigious American Business AwardsSM and International Business AwardsSM.

The awards were presented during a gala banquet on Friday, February 24 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 650 executives from around the world attended.

More than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition, an increase of 10% over 2016. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 77 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 61 categories for customer service and contact center achievements, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Consulting Practice of the Year; more than 53 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Business Development Achievement of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers.

More than 75 members of several specialized judging committees determined the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging earlier this month. Finalists were determined by another 77 judges.

“It is an honor to be nominated among global leaders who share our passion in defining success by the satisfaction of our clients,” said Scott Harris, vice president of sales and marketing at IDG TechNetwork. “We wish to congratulate the other nominees for their accomplishments in customer service.”

“The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service continues to be among the most competitive and fastest-growing of our awards programs,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “The growth of the program illustrates the importance of the functions highlighted – sales, business development and customer service – to successful enterprises of all types, and how integral recognition in these domains are to building and maintaining corporate reputations.”

“Winning a Stevie Award for Customer Service Success is a tremendous achievement for the IDG TechNetwork,” said Harris. “Success in sales is derived from an understanding that the relationship with our customers is paramount and we accept this award with great pride as client validation of our efforts.”

About IDG TechNetwork

IDG TechNetwork provides first-to-market advertising solutions for marketers with one goal in mind – keeping clients one-step ahead of the rapidly evolving digital market. Comprising owned and operated flagship sites PCWorld, Macworld, TechHive and Greenbot, a network of premium publishing partners and DSP data targeting across the broader internet, IDG TechNetwork reaches focused audiences with intent data that drives performance. Our full-service product suite includes interactive display advertising, lead generation, content marketing, a programmatic exchange, native advertising, creative development and more across premium desktop, video and mobile platforms. IDG TechNetwork is a division of IDG, the world’s largest media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. Learn more at www.IDG.com

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors and supporters of the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include Sales Partnerships, Inc. and ValueSelling Associates, Inc.

Contacts

IDG TechNetwork
Sheila Cravetz
sheila_cravetz@idgtechnet.com