Applause, the worldwide leader in digital quality and crowdsourced testing, today announced it received Stevie honors across three separate categories of the 17th annual American Business Awards®. The company also has an opportunity to win a fourth award as part of the People’s Choice voting for the best new product of the year. The awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 11.
Over 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.
“The nominations submitted to The 2019 American Business Awards were outstanding. They illustrate the continued vibrancy of innovation and high level of achievement across the American economic landscape,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.
Applause won a silver Stevie Award in the Best New Product of the Year category for its Applause for Amazon Alexa offering. The new solution provides a full range of software testing, payment transaction validation, and user feedback services designed specifically for the Alexa platform and ecosystem. It is the industry’s first crowdtesting offering built for Amazon Alexa. Applause for Amazon Alexa is also nominated for a People’s Choice Award for Best New Product of the Year.
The crowdtesting leader won bronze in both the Marketing Campaign of the Year and the Company of the Year categories. The marketing efforts centered around Applause’s recent retail campaign. The campaign targeted the retail industry and featured a dedicated microsite and Applause’s 2019 Retail Quality Report. The Company of the Year honor came as Applause was recognized for its continuous innovation and its focus on customer needs. In addition to launching new products and campaigns, Applause focused on its team and community, winning two awards for its commitment to the community from United Way and two others for workplace excellence from The Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2019 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.