Akavit Honored with Two Stevies™ at the 2012 American Business Awards℠

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Akavit’s digital work with Tervis Tumbler results in a Gold Stevie Award for “Best Overall Web Design” and a Silver Stevie Award for “Best E-commerce Site.”

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Akavit Wins Two Stevie™ Awards

Tervis chose Akavit to update their online presence and build a world-class e-commerce site to support their online sales growth goals

Akavit ([akavitgroup.com), a leading digital marketing agency, was presented with the Gold Stevie Award for “Best Overall Web Design” for and a Silver Stevie Award for “Best E-commerce site” for Tervis Tumbler at the 10th Annual American Business Awards.

“It is always an honor to be recognized. The craftsmanship of the Tervis.com design & experience is in all the little details, exerted with care,” said Tervis eCommerce Director, Mellisa Allen. "This new site is the beginning of the future for Tervis.com.”

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the trophies were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Monday, September 17 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. More than 200 nominees and their guests attended.

This year, for the first time, The American Business Awards were presented at two awards events: the traditional awards banquet in New York in June, and at a new tech and product awards event last night in San Francisco.

More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

“After a major rebranding effort, Tervis chose Akavit to update their online presence and build a world-class e-commerce site to support their online sales growth goals,” said Rob Davis, CEO and founder of Akavit. “We revived their website with focus on shopping cart optimization, personalization and product customization. As a result of the new site, both conversions and sales per transaction have jumped significantly from previous years.”

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 270 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.

“We believe in creativity with a purpose,” says Dave Blauvelt, Art Director at Akavit. “The new Tervis site design was driven largely by a desire to give users the best possible shopping experience while infusing the playful style and attitude that the iconic brand is known for. Our creative department is excited to keep pushing Tervis’ digital brand and even more excited to have a client that’s willing to do the same.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on September 17 are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/aba.

“We’re delighted to recognize so many innovative companies, new products, technical achievements, and technology executives in the ABA’s new product and tech awards categories,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “It’s gratifying and inspiring to have received so many remarkable entries for this year’s competition. We look forward to staging this event in San Francisco for years to come.”

About Akavit
Located in Denver, Colorado, Akavit is a leading digital marketing agency. We create ideas, design brands and build online and mobile experiences for clients from startups to enterprise. Every project we embark upon involves extensive strategy, insight and research focusing on our clients’ specific needs in order to deliver real results. We help companies achieve their business goals by taking their online programs to the next level. Our success is due to our team of digital experts and the strategic use of some of the most powerful tools in digital marketing today, such as mobile/web applications, social media, e-mail marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and responsive design. Client industries span from technology to consumer, with clients including Anheuser-Busch, Camp Bow Wow, Borax, Denver Broncos Football Club, Newmont Mining, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, Tervis Tumbler Company, Rio Tinto, U.S. Bank and many more. To learn more about Akavit, visit http://akavitgroup.com.

About Tervis
Tervis has been making fabulously fun, insulated drinkware right here in America since 1946. With a lifetime guarantee, Tervis products keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot, are virtually unbreakable, safe in the microwave, dishwasher and freezer, they reduce condensation, and can be personalized for any hobby or interest. In fact, Tervis has thousands of designs to choose from, including license agreements with some of the world's most beloved brands and sports teams. Tervis is more than drinkware; it's a lifestyle that's truly an everyday on-the-go outlet to express yourself. Tervis products are available at tervis.com, Tervis company stores, and at 5,000-plus retail outlets nationwide. For more information, please call 941-966-2114, or visit us on Facebook: TervisTumblerCo, and Twitter @tervistumbler. Tervis is located at 201 Triple Diamond Blvd., North Venice, Florida, 34275.

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 and partners of The 2012 American Business Awards include American Support, Business TalkRadio Network, CallidusCloud, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, iolo technologies, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, Primus Telecommunications Group, SoftPro, and VerticalResponse.


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