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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

10 International Business Leaders Among The First Judges Selected for Big Awards

Business Awards Program Focuses on Recognizing Performance Globally

PHILADELPHIA—May 21, 2012—The Business Intelligence Group, host of the BIG Awards, announced their initial panel of 10 judges who are tasked with analyzing and scoring nominations in the upcoming awards program that specializes on recognizing talent and performance in the business community.

The BIG Awards, launched in March, 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.

Often award programs have hidden judging processes and unknown judges that select winners. Without knowledge of how nominations will be judged and scored, companies often struggle with writing and submitting nominations that accurately depict their performance.

“Anyone can request to be a judge but the Business Intelligence Group, with the help of our advisors and associates, will make the final selection based on our standards,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. “All too often, awards programs use their own editors, writers or friends to judge nominations. We tightly manage our selection process so only experienced business professionals with expertise and a history of helping companies are part of our program.”

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 exclusive 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 initial panel of judges for the 2012 BIG Awards includes:

Gary Griffiths co-founder and CEO of Oregon-based Trapit and former president of WebEx, acquired by Cisco Systems for $3B in 2007.

Steven J. Schwartz international best-selling author of How To Make Hot Cold Calls and So Your Foot’s In The Door…Now What? and sales visionary whose sales and leadership processes were licensed by American Express.

Lilach Bullock founder of UK-based Socialable.co.uk, co-author of Using Images to Influence the World and social media expert.

Cynthia Kincaid vice president of Business Segment Communications for Huntington Bank, a $54 billion Columbus Ohio-based bank holding company.

Christopher Walkey CEO of MarketmeTV a UK-based start-up specializing in video production, social networking and TV ready websites.

Manik Kinra co-founder of India-based Jade Magnet, a creative crowd-sourcing platform that helps businesses connect with creative professionals from around the world.

Matthew L. Barsing chief marketing officer at West Melbourne, Australia-based UCSI Blue Ocean Strategy Regional Centre and chairman at Malaysia Australia Business Council.

Ken Balog of Richmond, Virginia-based Digital Growth Ventures whose career includes roles at eknow and PercisionIR Group.

Harmeet Singh Arora founder of India-based MobiSwipe Technologies Private Limited, a mobile payment service that enables merchants to accept credit and debit card payments anywhere and anytime.

Kiran Mander an independent marketing consultant who recently ran global campaigns for New York-based ifridge & Company.

Complete profiles for each judge are available on the BIG Awards website.

“We are absolutely thrilled at the level of response the business community has given us since launching the BIG Awards program,” Fordyce continued. “Business awards provide buyers with third-party validation of an organization and their products. The quality of our judging panel and nominations is a testament to our vision and the dedication of our employees.”

The BIG Awards is currently accepting early bird nominations through the end of May with final nominations due August 18, 2012. Experienced business leaders are encouraged to apply to become a 2012 BIG Awards judge.

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, products and customer case studies within their respective industry. Industry leaders are also encouraged to apply to become a judge.

Contact Business Intelligence Group 90-95-AWARDS contact@bigawards.org @bigawards