Shipwire is an American Business Award Finalist
Shipwire was nominated and became a finalist for the Stevie Awards; put on by the American Business Awards.
We’re nominated in the category for e-commerce; which makes total sense. However, it appears that the ABA doesn’t do a platform award, like our Codie by SIIA (Software Industry Association of America). The Stevie category is actually for advertising, who would have guessed.
You might ask, what the heck is a “Stevie” and why does the statue remind me of a Pink Floyd album cover? From the Stevie Website Stevie is taken from the name Stephen, which is derived from the Greek for “crowned.” Stevie is approximately 16 inches tall, and is hand-cast and finished in 24-karat gold. The crystal pyramid held aloft by Stevie represents the hierarchy of human needs, a system often represented as a pyramid that was developed in the 1960s by psychologist Abraham Maslow, who observed that after their basic needs are met, human beings seek the esteem of their peers.
Updated on June 30th: I guess it wasn’t a surprise that I wasn’t called to give an acceptance speech as GoLite won for best e-com advertising campaign. Makes sense given that Shipwire is a software and services platform, we power the global expansion of a bunch of e-commerce sites like GoLite, and we didn’t spend millions on a site redesign and relaunch; we did it ourselves. I like to think we trounced AT&T who was also nominated in our category. Congrats to GoLite and all the Stevie award winners. Congrats to the Shipwire team for becoming a finalist (and for trouncing AT&T).