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Business Intelligence Group Announces Winners in the 2012 Big Awards for Business

PHILADELPHIA, PA—September 24, 2012—The Business Intelligence Group today announced the winners of the 2012 BIG Awards for Business program. The BIG Awards specialize in recognizing top performing companies and organizations with a proprietary judging process scored by recognizable and experienced leaders and executives from across the globe. For Company of the Year, the featured winners include Integration Partners and TubeMogul. Additional winners include Direct Edge and Ginger.io.

For Start-Up of the Year, Domo, Cloud Access and Bkon took home top honors, while Hello Wallet and CakeHealth rounded out the contest.

For Product of the Year, the winners included AdSafe, Bill.com, LiveOps Insight, and TubeMogul. Dow Jones Adviser and Raid Drop Digital PCR System also won awards.

Phil Fernandez of Marketo, Tomas Campos of Blackhawk Network, Delos Cosgrove of the Cleveland Clinic and Jeff Lawson of Twillo were all named Executive of the Year for their respective industries.

Finally, Case Study of the Year awards went to Roche’s fundraising, SwiftPayMD and FoodTree Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm.

“Unlike other companies, the wining organizations and executives have shown the global business community that they are worthy of praise and recognition,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. “Despite the economy, and even among the flood of nominations we received, their performance was exemplary.”

The BIG Awards is a business awards program that is different than most business award programs. The company provides process transparency, giving nominee organizations insight into the judging process, the judges and their own performance. Judges, vetted by Business Intelligence Group employees and advisers, score nominations using a proprietary process that includes measurements across multiple variables and from multiple judges.

“I am astounded by the dedication and backing we received from the business community,” Fordyce continued. “The quality of our judging panel, nominations and winners is a testament to our vision and the dedication of our employees. I want to personally thank our employees and the judges for all their support.”

Judges included Gary Griffiths co-founder and chief executive officer of Oregon-based Trapit; international best-selling author Steven J. Schwartz; Lilach Bullock founder of UK-based Socialable.co.uk; Cynthia Kincaid, vice president of Huntington Bank; Christopher Walkey, chief executive officer of MarketmeTV; Manik Kinra co-founder of Jade Magnet; and Matthew L. Barsing chief marketing officer at UCSI Blue Ocean Strategy Regional Centre and chairman at Malaysia Australia Business Council.

Judges also included Ken Balog of Digital Growth Ventures; Harmeet Singh Arora founder of MobiSwipe Technologies Private Limited; Kiran Mander an independent marketing consultant; Steve Strauss of TheSelfEmployed.com; Susan Solovic of ItsYourBiz.com and the Susan Solovic Media Group; Mike Figliuolo the founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC; and Barbara Weltman of Big Ideas for Small Business, Inc. and author of J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business.

The Business Intelligence is expanding their business awards programs and details can be found on the company’s website at: www.bigawards.org.

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group, creators of the BIG Awards, was founded with a mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other award programs, real business people, those with experience and knowledge, judge the BIG Awards. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above their peers.

Contacts Russ Fordyce Managing Director Business Intelligence Group +1 90-95-AWARDS contact@bigawards.org @BigAwards

 

Renowned Experts Join Judging Panel for Business Awards Program as Submission Deadline Nears

Best-selling authors, entrepreneurs and media personalities join BIG Awards business awards program

PHILADELPHIA—July 25, 2012—The Business Intelligence Group, hosts of the BIG Awards, announced four new judges today for their annual awards program. This comes weeks after the organization named their initial panel of 10 judges and days before nominations are due on August 18th. The BIG Awards program specializes in recognizing talent and performance in the business community and judges are tasked with analyzing and scoring nominations from around the world.

“The shear volume of support we have received from business leaders is phenomenal,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. “The level of experience and expertise we have on our judging panel is unrivaled and their knowledge and attention to detail will surely make for an exciting year.”

The four new BIG Awards judges include:

Steve Strauss of TheSelfEmployed.com. Steve is USA TODAY’s senior small business columnist and author of The Small Business Bibleand 16 other books. He sits on the Board of directors for the World Entrepreneurship Forum and has judged many business competitions.

Susan Solovic of ItsYourBiz.com and Susan Solovic Media Group is an award-winning entrepreneur, columnists for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and an Amazon Top 100 bestsellingauthor. She is a frequent ABC News small business contributor, media personality, sought-after keynote speaker, leading small business expert, former Fortune 100 company marketing executive, and attorney.

Mike Figliuolo is the founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC – a leadership development training firm. He is also the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership. Mike is an honor graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has worked for leading firms like McKinsey & Co., Capital One Financial, and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He currently trains leaders as industry-leading companies on topics of leadership, communication, strategy, problem solving, and decision making.

Barbara Weltman of BigIdeasforSmallBusiness, Inc is an attorney, prolific author with such titles as J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business, and the soon-to-be published Smooth Failing: Top Industry Leaders Share Their Secrets for Turning Pain into Profit, and a trusted professional advocate for small businesses and entrepreneurs. She has been named one of the 100 Small Business Influencers.

Having launched the BIG Awards in March the program offers contests in five categories including Company of the Year, Start-up of the Year, Product of the Year, Case Study of the Year and Executive of the Year. Nominations are accepted in each of eight separate industries.

The BIG Awards is a very transparent program, giving companies and executives insight into the judges, the judging process, as well as their own nomination performance. This proprietary judging process measures nominations across multiple variables and from multiple judges. Nominations are individually scored by each judge and ranked, providing organizations with insight on their own performance so they gain real value from the process.

The deadline for submitting award nominations is August 18, 2012. The Business Intelligence Group will then categorize nominations and present them to judging panels for scoring. Judges will use a proprietary and unique system to measure the submissions. Winners will be announced on September 24, 2012.

The complete list of judges is available on the BIG Awards website at http://www.bigawards.org. One there companies looking to submit nominations can review the process and view sample nominations forms.

About Business Intelligence Group The Business Intelligence Group, creators of the BIGAwards, was founded with a mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other award programs, real business people, those with experience and knowledge, judge the BIG Awards. Companies nominatetheirownorganization, executives, products and customer case studies within their respective industry. Industry leaders are also encouraged to apply to become a judge.

Contact Russ Fordyce Managing Director Business Intelligence Group +1 90-95-AWARDS contact@bigawards.org @BigAwards

Business Intelligence Group Launches Business Awards

Unique judging process designed to reward real  performance with business awards

PHILADELPHIA, PA—March 19, 2012—It’s awards season and the entertainment industry isn’t the only group that rewards great performances. Business awards are not uncommon, but the Business Intelligence Group is pushing for authenticity.

The Business Intelligence Group recently launched an awards program called the “BIG Awards” that seeks to reward organizations and executives for superior business performance. The company offers contests in five categories in eight industries.

In the Internet connected and competitive business world, organizations seek ways to differentiate their products, company and people from competitors also looking to woo customers. Awards programs are often used to validate company claims and ultimately help customers build trust with the companies they buy from.

“More than ever, buyers are looking for third-party validation of companies and products so they have the confidence necessary to open their wallet,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. “It is not a matter of simply showing buyers how good your product is. It is about connecting customers with buyers so they can solve a problem and improve performance.”

Building that differentiation in the online global market is becoming more difficult for businesses as barriers to entry have eroded. There are three common types of third-party validation that many companies are using; testimonials that feature customer quotes, external industry and market analyst assessments and performance awards and other forms of external recognition.

Judges for the BIG Awards are industry experts and executives working for companies worldwide. Nominations are individually scored and ranked using statistical methodologies and once winners are announced, all nominees are provided with judging commentary and scoring for their entry. According to the Business Intelligence Group, this is unique among award programs as the judges’ feedback often provides companies with real insight on their business performance.

Fordyce continued, “Saying something is ‘Great!’ is easier than ever with the Internet and social media but having others validate your claims is the best antidote to an unconnected buyer. Our unique judging process rewards real performance and it provides nominees with valuable information that they can use to make the operation stronger.”

There seems to be no shortage of business awards but what is unclear is how many programs actually offer unbiased results. Print and Internet publications, blogs and other organizations often run recognition programs, but more closely resemble suburban sports leagues that reward every player, regardless of performance.

“The BIG Awards are judged by real business people,” Fordyce said. “We seek out and scrutinize judges so our nominees know that their company is truly deserving of an award. So it means something.”

Winners receive the BIG Award trophy, a multi-color glass obelisk, as well as a digital logo for royalty-free usage online and in print. Winners will also be featured on the Business Intelligence Group’s web site, electronic newsletter, blog and social communities.

The BIG Awards are now soliciting nominations in five categories: Start-Up of the Year, Company of the Year, Product of the Year, Executive of the Year, and Case Study of the Year. Each of the five awards will be given in seven different industries and one open industry for a total of 40 contests. Industries include finance, health care, insurance, information technology (IT) and telecommunications, manufacturing, and legal.

For complete details visit the BIG Awards website at www.bigawards.org.

About Business Intelligence Group The Business Intelligence Group, creators of the BIG Awards, was founded with a mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other award programs, real business people, those with experience and knowledge, judge the BIG Awards. Companies nominate their own organization, executives and customer case studies within their respective industry. Industry leaders are also encouraged to apply to become a judge.

Contact Russ Fordyce Managing Director Business Intelligence Group 90-95-AWARDS contact@bigawards.org