SAN FRANCISCO and GHENT, Belgium, Oct. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Delivering the future of sales enablement technology, Showpad today announced the category winners of the 2015 Sales and Marketing (SAM) Excellence Awards. The awards program recognizes the most successful, transformative and innovative uses of Showpad's Sales Enablement Platform across the globe.
Showpad customers submitted their entry in up to five categories for the inaugural awards program. Category winners were selected by a panel of judges based on the impact and business value of their deployment. The panel of judges included: Jonathan Farrington, CEO at Top Sales World; Garrett Dalton, Global Head Digital Business at bioMerieux; Paul Batten, Global Sales Enablement Manager at Xerox and Pascal Persyn, CEO at Perpetos Group.
"In an ever competitive market, businesses look for every opportunity to gain an advantage by improving operational efficiency, sales productivity and marketing effectiveness," said Pieterjan Bouten, CEO at Showpad. "Today, we are proud to recognize the extraordinary success of world-class companies that are making an impact through the exceptional use of Showpad's Sales Enablement Platform."
The five category winners were honored at a special awards ceremony which took place during Showpad's third annual sales enablement conference, Showtime 2015 and was presented by Showpad's VP Customer Success, Antoine Valentone.
Congratulations to the 2015 Sales and Marketing Excellence Award Winners:
- Category: ROI and Business Impact
- Wyndham Vacation Ownership
- Category: Taking Sales Enablement to the Next Level
- Clear Channel Belgium and Optiv
- Category: Indirect Sales Channel Enablement
- Category: Guided and Interactive Selling
- Intel and Hickup
- Category: Exceptional Graphic Design
"We are honored to win the SAM award for Best Design. Showpad has become a game-changing tool for our sales staff." said Andrew Palios, Marketing Designer at Quadtech. "Showpad has transformed the way marketing assets are managed; it allows us to be more proactive in our creative marketing strategies while maintaining complete integration with other divisions and departments."
"At Clear Channel we are extremely proud of our Showpad application: it's one of a kind and will boost our business with this new way of client interaction. Our team is truly delighted with the SAM Excellence Award for Taking Sales Enablement to the Next Level." said Gert Delgouffe, Marketing Specialist at Clear Channel.
Showpad's leading sales enablement platform delivers contextual content to sales teams or channel partners on any device so they can sell anytime and anywhere. Powerful reporting helps enterprise businesses understand content usage and productivity to align sales and marketing efforts toward revenue goals while reducing content struggle. Founded in Belgium, with U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, Showpad empowers marketing and sales teams at more than 750 top companies around the world, including Johnson & Johnson, Fujifilm, Heineken, BASF, Bridgestone, Intel and Audi, to optimize customer opportunities and increase sales. For more information, visit www.showpad.com.