The Stevie Award, one of the biggest and most prestigious business awards in the world, found its way into our hands on November 13th, 2015.
Crocon won a Stevie Award for Women in Business in Most Innovative Company of the Year – 10 or Less Employees category and our president Linda Poščić Borovac won a Stevie Award for her work as CEO for Female Innovator of the Year – Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Business Services & Financial Services.
This way we found our place in the distinguished and humbling company of successful, world-known businesses such as Apple, You Tube, E-Bay, Michelin, DHL, IBM, Best Doctors Inc., The Philadelphia Eagles, Ernst & Young and many, many others.
The Stevie Awards were created in 2002 to recognize accomplishments and contributions of companies and people worldwide. The awards were then described by the New York Post as a way to „distinguish the good guys from the scoundrels“.
The name „Stevie“ comes from Greek „Stefanos“, meaning „crowned“, and the Stevie trophy is manufactured by Chicago-based R.S. Owens & Co., the same company that produces and supplies Oscar trophies.
We attended the 12th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business dinner gala in New York City on November 13th at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square, where we soaked in and enjoyed the experience of sharing the room with some of the most successful and accomplished women of the world. More than 1300 submissions from organizations and individuals in 26 countries were among nominees this year and more than 160 professionals around the world participated as judges, evaluating the entries and finally deciding on the finalists, which we were lucky enough to belong to.
We won the awards for our innovative concept, the story we told to the world, through our differently created web page, the introduction company video we used to show the passion in our work and the values we appreciate, as well as our marketing material through which we continue our story, the message we send out into the world, which was all luckily recognized on a world level.
The judges' comments and impressions of our work became available to us after the ceremony and these are some that we feel best understood what Crocon is about, or were just really nice encouragement:
„An inspiring company that is taking a holistic approach to their brand and development.“
„The innovation seems to be around the innovation in communication and social responsibility. There is a strong message of beliefs which are appropriate and refreshing in these times. The graphics and artwork shows these messages clearly.“
„Wow, keep up the good fight, Crocon. Amazing.“
„Terrific description of a focused leader who is driven to give back to others.“
„Great work. Great team. Great leader.“
We dedicate this recognition, as did our president when accepting the awards on stage, to those individuals and performances that inspire us and make it possible for us to realize our potentials, people often times mentioned and appreciated within our company as outstanding, courageous and truly great. We find it's important to thank them, talk about them, appreciate them and, most importantly, let them know they are those visionaries we are proud to share our business and personal lives with.
We are happy and proud to have been able to live this new experience, one we can say is the result of the passion, force, drive and unrelenting positivity we live every day and plan to continue for many years to come.
For an impression of the ceremony atmosphere, please see below linked videos, as well as the photo gallery accompanying this article.