DDB Group Philippines was named the winner of two Gold Stevie® Award in The 18th Annual International Business Awards.
DDB Group Philippines won a Gold Stevie Award for “Company of the Year” in the Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations – Medium-size category, and another Gold Stevie Award for “Most Exemplary Employer” in the COVID-19 Response category.
“We are deeply honored to receive these recognitions which we consider the fruits of all we have worked hard for during this pandemic. We are able to turn this crisis into opportunities to provide even greater value to brands while taking care of our people, and being of help to sectors affected by the pandemic,” said DDB Group Philippines Chairman & CEO Gil G. Chua.
Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 260 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from June through early August, 2021.
DDB Group Philippines Chief Culture Officer Anna Chua-Norbert said, “Performing our duties with agility, and putting focus on the well-being of our people through policies, programs and activities that keep them safe, happy and engaged are our foremost priorities. Our biggest win is the continuing proactiveness of our people to keep everyone informed and safe during these unprecedented times,” said Chua-Norbert.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2021 IBAs received entries from organizations in 63 nations and territories.
“What we’ve seen in this year’s IBA nominations is that organizations around the world, in every sector, have continued to innovate and succeed, despite the setbacks, obstacles and tragedies of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “All of this year’s Stevie Award winners are to be applauded for their persistence and their resilience. We look forward to celebrating their achievements with them during our 8 December virtual awards ceremony.”
More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. This year’s competition also featured a number of categories to recognize organizations’ and individuals’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.