PARAGON WINS GOLD STEVIE® AWARD IN 2018 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS®
Winners to Be Celebrated at Gala Event on 20 October in London, England
Hoboken, NJ – 30 August 2018 – Paragon Public Relations LLC was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Public Relations Agency of the Year in Canada and the U.S.A. category in The 15th Annual International Business Awards®.
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 2018 IBAs received entries from 74 nations and territories.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel in London, England on 20 October.
More than 3,900 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. Paragon Public Relations LLC won in the “Public Relations Agency of the Year in Canada and the U.S.A.” category.
“Awards like the Stevie® are a welcome recognition of the work that we’ve been doing on behalf of our clients,” said Simon Hylson-Smith, founder and CEO of Paragon PR. “Our approach is straightforward: provide domain knowledge, experience and focused effort to drive the reputations of our clients from recognition to relevance and ultimately respect in their industry.”
Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 270 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries. Judges endorsed Paragon for the award due to the firm’s “excellent work with top media,” and “building up such a high reputation within 6 years.”
“This year’s Stevie Award winners in the IBAs are the most distinguished group of winners we’ve had yet,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We raised the minimum average score from the judges required to qualify as a Stevie winner, so 2018 winners should be especially proud of their achievements. We look forward to presenting their Stevies to them in London on October 20, and to telling their stories over the coming year through Stevie Awards media.”
Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.
About Paragon Public Relations
Paragon is a specialist financial communications agency with decades of top-level industry experience. We build reputations that drive business results, ensuring that you are heard, understood, and respected. Formed in 2012, we provide trusted public relations, marketing and strategic communications support, including digital and content / editorial services. With offices in New York and London, our clients range from startup fintech firms to some of the world’s largest banks. Regardless of client goals, every relationship is customized to ensure we meet and exceed expectations.
About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. 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.