Exhibitgroup/Giltspur Wins Stevie® Award for National Sales Team of the Year

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Award-winning experiential marketing agency also named as a finalist in Global Sales Leader of the Year category

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Moreover, we're grateful to have such loyal, cutting-edge clients that provide us the opportunity to create this kind of groundbreaking work. Without their programs, we wouldn't be realizing the results we're seeing today.

Exhibitgroup/Giltspur (EG), a leading experiential marketing agency, was presented with a Stevie® Award for National Sales Team of the Year in the third annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service on Monday night. The company's executive vice president and chief sales officer, Bill Doolittle, accepted the award and was also named as a finalist for Global Sales Leader of the Year.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word "crowned," winners were announced during a gala banquet on Monday, Feb. 9 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Nominated customer service and sales executives from the United States and several other countries attended.

More than 500 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year's competition. There are 27 categories for customer service professionals, including contact center of the year, award for innovation in customer service, and customer service department of the year; as well as 41 categories for sales professionals.

"Winning this award validates all the hard work we've been doing as a global team," said Bill Doolittle, executive vice president and chief sales officer, Exhibitgroup/Giltspur. "This sales team includes everyone at EG who delivers, everyday, on our brand promise of meeting and exceeding our clients' needs."

Exhibitgroup/Giltspur's sales strategy focused on deepening and expanding client relationships, delivering profitably for clients and shareholders, and leading the industry with innovative services and programs that drove home the company's client-centric brand promise. EG sales increased 15.8% over 2007, resulting in the company's second straight year of double-digit growth. EG also experienced a 38% increase in new logo sales over 2007.

Doolittle added, "Moreover, we're grateful to have such loyal, cutting-edge clients that provide us the opportunity to create this kind of groundbreaking work. Without their programs, we wouldn't be realizing the results we're seeing today."

"This is a great tribute to our clients and to the entire EG team," said John Jastrem, president and CEO, Exhibitgroup/Giltspur. "This award-winning sales strategy is the result of many brilliant minds coming together to create a powerful go-to-market plan that has helped position EG as the industry leader in branded events, exhibits and experiences. This is a tremendous honor that the national business community has recognized all that we have achieved in such a short time."

Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists. Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.

"This year's honorees demonstrate that even in challenging economic times, it's possible for organizations to continue to shine in sales and customer service, the two most important functions in business: acquiring and keeping customers," said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of honorees in all categories are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/sales.

About Exhibitgroup/Giltspur (EG)
Exhibitgroup/Giltspur (EG) is an award-winning experiential marketing agency known for creating meaningful and memorable connections between leading companies and their customers. By producing powerful brand experiences through exhibits, events, mobile marketing tours, permanent installations, and temporary retail environments, EG helps clients accelerate the sales process, deepen brand loyalty and consistently deliver superior results. The company also creates branded entertainment experiences that surprise and delight audiences worldwide. Backed by the financial strength of its parent company, Viad Corp(NYSE: VVI), EG employs more than 600 professionals in 28 client care centers throughout the world. For more information, please visit http://www.e-g.com.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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 http://www.stevieawards.com.

Sponsors of the third annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are John Hancock Mutual Funds, Sales Partnerships, and ValueSelling Associates.

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