NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDG TechNetwork today announced that it was named a Finalist in the Customer Service Success category in the 10th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service. IDG TechNetwork provides first-to-market advertising solutions for marketers. Comprised of 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.
The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards and American Business Awards.
The final results will be announced during a gala banquet on Friday, March 4 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Finalists from the U.S.A. and several other nations are expected to attend.
More than 2,100 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition, an increase of 11 percent over 2015. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 115 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 59 categories for customer service and contact center achievements, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 51 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.
IDG TechNetwork has been recognized for its accomplishments in customer service, specifically for its ability to help marketers navigate the increasingly complex digital advertising landscape by being a consultative partner. In a 2015 survey, 85 percent of IDG TechNetwork’s clients were satisfied or very satisfied with its customer service.
“Being a Finalist for the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service underscores the priority we place on meeting our customers’ needs and building strong, successful relationships with our clients,” said Scott Harris, vice president of sales and marketing at IDG TechNetwork.
“We congratulate all of the nominees on their achievement and wish them continued success,” he said.
More than 60 members of several specialized judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to begin January 25.
“The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service continues to be the fastest-growing of our international awards programs,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The sheer number of nominations is matched by the increasing quality of those nominations. We congratulate all of this year’s Finalists and wish them well in the next phase of judging.”
Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.
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. Comprised of 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. Its 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. Learn more at IDGTechNetwork.com.
About The Stevie Awards
The Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. 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 http://www.StevieAwards.com, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.
Sponsors of the 10th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include Sales Partnerships and ValueSelling Associates.
For IDG TechNetwork
Janet Wyles, 732-331-6754