8th annual awards will be presented on February 21 in Las Vegas
Austin, TX, January 28, 2014 - Photodex has been named a Finalist in the computer software category in the eighth annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program. All nominated companies are also entered in the 'People's Choice' award contest, which allows the public to vote for their favorite customer service team. (Vote for Photodex here >> )
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 the new Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.
The final results will be announced during a gala banquet on Friday, February 21 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Finalists from the U.S.A. and several other nations are expected to attend.
More than 1,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year's competition, an increase of 36% over 2013. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 129 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 43 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; 43 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year to Sales Department of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers.
Photodex's customer service team handles all phone, email and social media outreach from customers world-wide, providing multi-platform technical assistance, customer service and sales support.
"We're very proud of this nomination and are thrilled for the recognition of our customer service team," said Paul Schmidt, president and founder of Photodex Corporation. "Our customers have expressed that excellent customer service is the reason for their continued loyalty to our products and services," Schmidt said.
More than 100 members of seven specialized judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place January 27 - February 5.
"In a record-breaking year for nominations, the judges saw extraordinary quality in the achievements portrayed in these Finalist nominations," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "The final judges should enjoy reading and evaluating such a treasure trove of excellent work."
Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.
Photodex helps consumers and professional photographers create unique slideshows that transform their digital memories into something special. The ProShow family of HD slideshow tools is used by millions of people to turn their photos and videos into amazing stories for any screen at home, online and on-the-go. With more than 30 years of digital imaging experience, we're serious about slideshows and dedicated to delivering exceptional products, support and service to our customers.
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Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A sixth program, the German Stevie Awards, will debut later this year. 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.