Awards Open in March 2021

Awards Open in March 2021

March 2021 - Awards Open

Awards Open in March 2021

Awards News

By Donna O’Toole

Hello, and welcome to your monthly round-up of awards!

Every month, we like to find some of the biggest industry awards that you can enter right now and share them with you.

So, here is your selection of awards open in March:

AWARDS OPEN NOW

 

Stevies International Business Awards

Stevies International Business Awards

The ‘International Stevies’ include numerous categories in departments ranging from Human Resources and Customer Service to IT and Management.

Over 20 new categories have been added this year to recognise the fantastic responses of people and businesses to the pandemic – these include ‘Most Valuable Corporate Response‘ and ‘Most Valuable Product‘.

Earlybird Deadline: 13 April 2021
Deadline: 12 May 2021

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Global Search Awards 2021

Global Search Awards

These awards recognise outstanding impact in PPC, SEO and Content Marketing. Businesses demonstrating innovation and cutting-edge software should be particularly keen to enter.

More than 40 categories are available this year, including ‘Best Use of Data‘ and ‘Best Global Small SEO Agency‘.

Earlybird Deadline: 30 April 2021
Deadline: 14 May 2021

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UK National Contact Centre Awards 2021

UK National Contact Centre Awards

These longstanding awards – now in their 26th year – celebrate the inspirational individuals and teams who have achieved exceptional success in their contact centre operation.

The 24 categories include ‘Complaints Manager of the Year‘, ‘Digital Team of the Year’ and ‘Contact Centre of the Year‘.

Deadline: 31 March 2021

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Institute of Customer Service Awards 2021

Institute of Customer Service Awards

Individuals and organisations that have implemented successful customer service strategies are recognised in the UK Customer Satisfaction Awards.

Amongst the 16 categories offered in 2021 are ‘Best Customer Experience‘, ‘Best Use of Customer Insight‘ and ‘Customer Feedback Strategy‘.

Deadline: 21 May 2021

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Performance Marketing Awards 2021

Performance Marketing Awards

The industry’s most innovative and groundbreaking campaigns are showcased at these awards, which include 33 categories this year.

Seven new categories feature in 2021, with the likes of ‘Best Use of Performance During COVID-19‘, ‘Best Affiliate Partnership‘ and ‘Best Industry Initiative‘ all up for grabs.

Earlybird Deadline: 18 March 2021
Deadline: 13 April 2021

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Marketing Week Masters 2021

Marketing Week Masters

More than 30 categories cover specific Sectors (e.g. Automotive, Financial Services) and Channels (e.g. ‘Best Use of Segmentation‘, ‘Data-Driven Marketing‘) in addition to Special Masters such as ‘Marketing Team of the Year‘.

Show off your marketing prowess and highlight how you have used different tactics, skills and channels to achieve the best possible outcome.

Deadline: 30 April 2021

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The UK Business Awards 2021 are now open

The UK Business Awards 2021 are now open

The UK Business Awards 2021 are now open

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By Donna O’Toole

The 2021 UK Business Awards will recognise the organisations, teams and individuals that are shaping the future of British business and enterprise.

Now is your chance to get involved and showcase the excellent work that your company or organisation has achieved.

With 26 categories ranging from ‘Best New Business‘ and ‘Best Marketing or PR Agency‘, to ‘Best Customer Experience‘ and ‘Best Sustainability Initiative‘, there are categories to suit all.

This year, there is a focus on how businesses have coped with the pandemic and the Brexit transition period. If you have overcome these challenges with great success and innovation, you might be interested in categories such as ‘Best Business Response to the Crisis’ or ‘Best Brexit Business Response’.

Also new for 2021, you only need to submit a written entry, which will make up 100% of your score. In past years, finalists have had to present live to the judges, so if presenting live isn’t your strong suit, then this year could be the time for you to enter!

UK BUSINESS AWARDS 2021 CATEGORIES

Read the full list of categories here:

Discipline Specific Categories

  • Business Transformation
  • Product Development
  • Best Place to Work
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Best Brexit Business Response
  • Best Customer Experience
  • Maggie Colman Customer Service Award
  • Best New Business
  • Best Business Response to the Crisis
  • Diversity and Inclusion Program
  • Best Sustainability Initiative
  • Best Website or App
  • Best Online Business
  • Best Online Event

Industry Heroes Categories

  • Computer Software and Information Technology Services
  • Home Delivery
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Best Marketing or PR Agency
  • E-Learning
  • E-Commerce
  • Financial Services, Banking and Insurance
  • Healthcare Services
  • Outsourcing

Business Heroes in a Crisis Categories

  • Team of the Year
  • Leader of the Year
  • Heroes in a Pandemic

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Entries Open: NOW
Super Early Bird Deadline: Saturday 26th March
Early Bird Deadline: Saturday 7th May
Final Entry Deadline: Saturday 21st May
Awards Finals: Friday 8th July

All micro-businesses and start-ups less than three years old can enter two categories FREE of charge until the Super Early Bird deadline on 26th March 2021.

Click here for more information on the UK Business Awards, and good luck to all entrants!

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If you would like some support with your entries, we are here to help.

We can take care of your entries from start to finish, working with you to choose the best category, put together the best story to score highly with the judges, and to provide expert insights throughout.

Get in touch today to find out how we can support you to win.

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The UK Customer Experience Awards 2021 are now open

The UK Customer Experience Awards 2021 are now open

The UK Customer Experience Awards 2021 are now open

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By Donna O’Toole

Entries are now being accepted for the UK Customer Experience Awards – one of the most highly regarded customer experience awards for both B2B and B2C businesses. These annual awards represent the ‘biggest celebration of customer experience in the UK’, and winning can prove to be a real springboard to future success.

The entry process has two stages: a written entry, followed by a presentation for those shortlisted.

A total of 23 categories can be entered in 2021, including ‘Customer Experience for SMEs‘, ‘Learning and Development‘ and ‘Customer-Centric Culture‘.

As with many awards this year, there is a particular emphasis on recognising the efforts of businesses affected by the pandemic. Specific categories have been added such as ‘Customer Experience in the Crisis‘ and ‘Employee Experience in the Crisis‘.

UK CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AWARDS 2021 CATEGORIES

The full list of categories are below:

  • Customers at the heart of everything™
  • Customer Experience in the Crisis
  • Customer-Centric Culture
  • Employee Experience in the Crisis
  • Best Use of Insight and Feedback
  • B2B Customer Experience
  • Customer Experience for SMEs
  • Digital Transformation
  • Business Change and Transformation
  • Outsourcing
  • Contact Centre - Large
  • Contact Centre - Small
  • Financial Services
  • Best Use of Technology
  • Best Customer Service
  • Learning and Development
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Vulnerability
  • Health and Wellbeing – Customers and Employees
  • CX in the Community
  • CX Team of the Year
  • CX Professional of the Year
  • CX Leader of the Year

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Entries Open: NOW
Early Bird Deadline: Saturday 21st May
Final Deadline: Friday 25th June
Awards Finals: Thursday 7th October
Awards Ceremony: Thursday 14th October

All businesses can take advantage of the Early Bird deadline by entering before 21 May 2021 to secure a discounted rate of just £349 per entry (saving £100) and £179 per additional entry (saving £50).

Click here for more information on the UK Customer Experience Awards.

WE GET THE INSIDE SCOOP

August CEO, Donna O’Toole, caught up with CEO of Awards International, Neil Skehel, about this year’s awards in more detail on her Winning Awards podcast.

Listen now to discover:

  • How you can benefit from being involved in the UK Customer Experience Awards
  • How the awards will work in 2021
  • What we can look forward to at the 2021 awards ceremony

Good luck if you decide to enter the UKCXA this year!

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Awards Open in February 2021

Awards Open in February 2021

Awards Open in February 2021

Awards News

By Donna O’Toole

Hello, and welcome to your monthly round-up of awards!

Every month, we like to find some of the biggest industry awards that you can enter right now and share them with you.

So here is your selection of awards open in February;

AWARDS OPEN NOW

The Grocer Gold Awards
One of the blue riband events of the £200bn grocery retail and wholesale sector, hosted and produced by The Grocer. The 2021 programme will shine a light on the extraordinary achievements of companies and individuals since the coronavirus outbreak in January 2020 across 35 categories, including nine new categories.
Deadline: 8 March 2021

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The National Technology Awards
One of the biggest celebrations of technology, organised by National Technology News. There are 33 categories available, including Start-up Tech Company of the Year, Tech Growth Business of the Year, Tech for Good Award and Consumer Product of the Year to name a few. Plus, they have introduced a new category for 2021: Data-driven Product of the Year.
Deadline: 12 March 2021

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The British Data Awards
Recognise and celebrate the data success stories of start-ups to global giants, and everything in between, with categories including Innovation of the Year, Data for Good Initiative of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year and Data Leader of the Year – to name a few.
Deadline: 19 March 2021

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The CIPD People Management Awards
Recognising and rewarding the outstanding people and initiatives that are transforming businesses. There are 21 categories available, including four new ones: Best Flexible Working Initiative, Best Organisational Development Initiative, Best Community Initiative and Best People Analytics Initiative.
Early-bird Deadline: 25 March 2021
Final Deadline: 29 April 2021

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The Global Good Awards
Celebrating the organisations that are making strides towards a better world for people, the planet and the global economy and creating change across all aspects of purpose-driven sustainability and social impact. They have 18 categories available, including two new categories; Waste Reduction & Minimalisation Award and COVID Crisis Champions Award.
Early-bird deadline: 26 March 2021
Final Deadline: 23 April 2021

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Why the savviest companies are putting awards front and centre of their SALES strategy

Why the savviest companies are putting awards front and centre of their SALES strategy

Why the savviest companies are putting awards front and centre of their SALES strategy

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By Donna O’Toole

Winning awards has traditionally been just another duty for the marketing department. Well, that’s understandable, awards do clearly fit into the ‘marketing and advertising’ remit.

So every year, marketeers were charged with finding, entering, and hopefully winning the awards that would shine a light on the brand. The sales department didn’t really get involved unless it was to recognise their internal achievements inside the business.

But nowadays, the savviest, fastest-growing, most forward-thinking companies are putting awards front and centre of their SALES strategy.

Why?

Because over the last few years, customer expectations have changed, and the need to show that you’re an award-winning business has sky-rocketed. Awards are no longer a ‘nice-to-have’ they are a ‘need-to-have’ for anyone who wants to survive and thrive in a competitive marketplace.

There’s a simple reason for this, and just like laughter, it’s highly contagious:

Certainty breeds certainty and uncertainty breeds uncertainty.

Let me explain how this works…

Put yourself in your customer’s shoes. You want to buy a product or sign up to a new service, but how do you know you are making the right choice? What’s going to convince you to buy?

  • How do you know your money is safe and that company is valid and credible?
  • How do you know that you will get great service and not have your time wasted?
  • How do you know that the product you get will be the quality you expected?
  • How do you know that the product or service is really as good as it says it is?
  • What will it take to convince you that you’re making the right choice and press ‘buy’?

Now more than ever, customers want extra reassurance that they are making the best decision before they buy. That’s why we’ve seen the rise of review sites like Trustpilot, Tripadvisor and Google reviews. The more stars the better when it comes to pulling the trigger on the sale.

Well, now it’s the same for awards.

The Emma mattress, website pictured below, is a perfect example of how to use awards in your online sales strategy.

Emma mattress website

Emma has worked hard to win lots of great awards for their mattress and now lead their advertising, marketing and sales strategy with being ‘The no.1 most-awarded mattress” in the UK and across Europe. They have a dedicated awards page that substantiates what they are saying and reassures customers of their credentials.

Together this awards effort has the positive impact of triggering the purchase, and Emma shows perfectly that more awards = more customers = more sales = faster growth = more opportunities!

And another thing…

Award-winning brands not only make more sales, but they can also charge more if they want to as well! Customers of award-winning brands perceive their value to be higher than competitors and they’re willing to pay more for a product or service that has a badge saying it’s the best.

Together, the impact is that award-winning businesses are on average 63% more profitable than their non-award winning competitors. After all, why would you buy from a brand that hasn’t won awards, when there’s an alternative brand you can buy from that DOES have the credibility, certainty and reassurance that a list of awards brings?

Customers are now laser-focused on your awards – or lack of them. And so should you be.

There is no doubt about it, displaying high-quality awards logos on your website, social channels, email sign off, vans, stores and everywhere you display your brand name, will result in faster buying decisions and more sales than ever before.

Don’t take my word for it. Look around you.

How many adverts do you see that say a brand is ‘award-winning’?

How many social media posts do you see sharing award wins?

How many online and offline award logos have you seen on your travels, both virtual and real?

So if you don’t have any awards to display, you’re not shouting about being an ‘award-winning’ brand, or your awards logos are more than a year out of date, your potential customers will not have the certainty they need to buy and it’s time to think about your 2021 Awards Strategy.

But how are you going to use awards to drive more sales? Which awards should you pick? And how do you know if you can win?

Join my next FREE Awards Strategy session to find out what, how, and why you need to win in 2021.

Places are limited. Click here to book your place now or contact us to find out more.

It’s time to stop waiting, and start winning!

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