ABS-CBN Integrated Corporate Communications OI C Kane Choa (left) and Stevie Awards president Michael Gallagher at the International Business AwardsABS-CBN Corporation was named the winner of the People’s Choice Stevie Award for Favorite Company in the Media & Entertainment category after earning the Gold Stevie Award in the same category at the International Business Awards (IBA).
The only Philippine media company to be recognized by the awards competition, ABS-CBN received the highest number of online votes and beat the other Stevie winners in the category.
ABS-CBN won the Gold Stevie Award for its business achievements in the past year: its supremacy in terms of TV ratings and box office sales for Star Cinema movies, increase in revenue, groundbreaking business ventures such as ABSCBNmobile, theme park KidZania Manila and TV home shopping channel O Shopping, its public service initiatives and the success of its Philippine TV’s 60th anniversary celebration.
It received both the Gold Stevie and People’s Choice Stevie awards at a banquet in Paris, France last month. More than 23,000 votes were cast in this year’s People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies, a feature of the IBA, the world’s premier business awards competition. All organizations honored in the IBA’s Company of the Year category were included in the voting for the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies, in which the general public voted for their favorite companies.
In May, ABS-CBN bagged a Grand Stevie Award at the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and was the only Filipino company to receive the highest honor given to five companies in the region. It also won a Gold Stevie Award in the Services Company of the Year category. (Kane Choa)