Brainshark Announces 2013 Sharkie Award Winners
WALTHAM, Mass. — April 8, 2013 — Brainshark, Inc., the leading sales enablement platform provider, today announced the winners of its fifth annual Sharkie Awards. These awards honor organizations and individuals that have demonstrated excellence in their use of Brainshark to deliver engaging and effective business communications to their audiences across industries.
Brainshark received more than 400 entries for consideration in this year’s competition. Presentations were evaluated based on clarity, organization, aesthetics and quality, along with their use of key Brainshark capabilities – including video clips, animations, audio, attachments, survey and test questions, and more. Four new categories were added to this year’s competition: Marketing for Lead Generation Presentations, Sales Presentations, Humorous Presentations and Presentations Delivered in SlideShark, Brainshark’s award-winning app for viewing and sharing PowerPoints on the iPad and iPhone.
Winning content can be viewed at www.brainshark.com/campaigns/sharkie-awards-2013. The 2013 winners, listed by category, are as follows:
Gold Winner – Presentation of the Year
Also: Training – External Audience Presentation
Silver Winner – Presentation of the Year
Also: Creative Expression Presentation
Bronze Winner – Presentation of the Year
Also: Voiceless Presentation
Charitable Cause Presentation
Motorsports On Demand
Corporate Communications Presentation
Foreign Language Presentation
Metso Mining and Construction
Marketing – Lead Gen Presentation
Franklin Templeton Investments
My First Brainshark Presentation
Hospital Housekeeping Systems (HHS)
Nelson Mandela School Berlin
Phillips 66 Company
Training – External Audience Presentation*
* Tie with Plantronics (gold winner above)
Training – Internal Audience Presentation
“We congratulate the winners in this year’s Sharkie Awards for their creative and effective use of online presentations,” said Irwin Hipsman, Brainshark’s director of customer community. “Brainshark’s technology helps organizations improve the impact of their sales, marketing and training communications – and this year’s winners exemplify principles of excellence. As mobile technology, social media, the cloud and video play increasingly important roles in business today, our Sharkie winners are successfully integrating these elements to create compelling, results-oriented communications.”
Brainshark’s sales readiness platform gives you the tools to prepare all your client-facing teams with the knowledge and skills they need to perform at the highest level. With best-of-breed solutions for training, coaching, content and more, you can ensure reps are always ready to make the most of any selling situation.
With Brainshark, companies can: enable sales teams with on-demand training that accelerates onboarding and keeps reps up-to-speed; validate readiness with sales coaching and practice that ensures reps master your message; and empower sales organizations with rich, dynamic content that can be created quickly, updated easily, and accessed anywhere.
Thousands of companies – including more than half of the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to get better results from their sales enablement initiatives.