2017 american business awards

The learning and development company brings home a Gold award in the Training Mobile Sites & Apps category and two Silver awards in the Training Video category.

San Francisco, California, May 9, 2017—The 15th Annual American Business Awards has announced its results for 2017, and SweetRush, in collaboration with its clients, has been awarded three coveted Stevie® Awards—one Gold and two Silvers.

Training Mobile Sites & Apps: GOLD Award with Bridgestone Americas

In the Training Mobile Sites & Apps category, Counter Intelligence, a sophisticated mobile game designed to teach sales skills to an extended enterprise audience of sales associates for Bridgestone Americas, won GOLD.

“This is very impressive, both showcasing the training product but also in its overall quality,” said one judge reviewing the mobile game. Other comments about Counter Intelligence included “brilliant use of gamification to entertain and educate,” “well thought out and superb production value,” and “really fun and interactive training tool!”

Training Video: SILVER Award with Bridgestone Americas

In the Training Video category, Natural Inspirations, a fully custom 3-D animated video for Bridgestone Americas about tire technology for sales associates, won SILVER.

“Extremely high-quality animation used to explain difficult science and engineering concepts in a simple and easy to understand way,” commented one judge. Another offered this: “Very creative approach to explaining what can be a complicated research and application approach. Well executed and a good length for training!”

Training Video: SILVER Award with Hilton

Also in the Training Video category, a SILVER award was given to the Hilton Honors promotional/motivational video, a fully custom animated video about the loyalty program and its learning curriculum for Hilton Team Members.

“Wonderfully art directed with an effective and clear message that hits early in the video so it stays in the viewer’s mind as they are watching. A great combination of both style and substance” said one judge. Another recognized the animation was well executed from a technical perspective: “The animation nicely flows together, bringing out key points in the message.”

Arturo Schwartzberg, SweetRush Cofounder and Chairman, said, “Mobile, gamification and video for learning are consistently among the top trends in learning and development. As you can see from the judges’ comments, SweetRush is recognized for infusing these learning tools with creativity, high production values, and clear messages, making them effective for learners…and fun!”

More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Find here more details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2017 Stevie winners.

About SweetRush

Dream for a moment that you have the expertise and tools to positively impact the lives of others. You can affect mindsets and behavior. You can help a business grow, change, prosper, and thrive. The passionate pursuit of this expertise and development of these tools has been at the heart of the success SweetRush has experienced collaborating with clients who share the same dream.

SweetRush’s focus on team culture and mastery of performance improvement is reflected in a near-zero turnover of teammates, loyal clients, a 14-year track record of success, and a remarkable portfolio. Our work with clients has earned us gold awards from our peers and high ranking on the top training industry lists.

Every solution we deliver is infused with creativity. Instructional creativity allows us to discover effective and unique solutions to our clients’ challenges. Artistic creativity spurs us to create visually exciting, engaging user experiences. Technical creativity allows us to embrace new capabilities and platforms as they emerge, such as gamification and mobile delivery. In our Talent Solutions service, we harness creativity and our unique knowledge of talent, team-building, and learning and development to find you the best temporary staff to augment your team. We apply the creative lens to all things, from project management to how we treat our teammates, clients, and the planet.

We are over 100 people strong and have been in business since 2001. Our deliverables span from analysis and curriculum mapping to the creation of blended training products, including live and virtual classroom and the full gamut of custom-developed e-learning modalities.

Dream with us, and together let’s make a positive impact!

About the Stevie Awards

The Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards, the German Stevie® Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, The Stevie® Awards for Great Employers, and The Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. 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.