Two V Digital Services employees have been named finalists in the twelfth annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, meaning they’ll ultimately be gold, silver or bronze winners in the contest. Senior account manager Megan Esposito and SEO specialist Pablo Villalpando were honored for their outstanding performance based on two months of intensive judging, and will be among dozens of finalists from the U.S. and other countries honored at a gala banquet Friday, February 23 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards® which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows, including the prestigious International Business Awards® and the Stevie Awards® for Great Employers. Created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition for the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide, the Stevie® Awards are widely considered the world’s premier business awards.
“I speak for our entire agency team here at V Digital Services when I say how proud we are of Megan and Pablo,” said VDS senior vice president Chris Bird. “Not just for being recognized by the Stevies but more than anything for their commitment towards doing excellent work each day. They’re both such assets to our already impressive team. I also want to congratulate all of the other finalists as well as the judges of the Stevie Awards®. I’m sure it’s difficult picking the winners from such a talented group.”
More than 2,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition. Finalists were determined by averaging scores from seven specialized judging committees, and entries were considered in 89 categories ranging from customer service to sales training and business development. Past Steve Award winners include Apple, BASF, Ford Motor Company, Procter & Gamble and Samsung, among many others.
“The 2018 judges were so impressed with the wide range of achievements detailed in the finalist nominations,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards®. “We look forward to announcing the gold, silver and bronze placements in Las Vegas next month.”
Esposito and Villalpando said the entrepreneurial culture at VDS, one of the country’s fastest growing digital advertising agencies, fosters an atmosphere where good things can happen. “When you work with inspiring individuals, it sparks something in you,” said Villalpando. “I am so appreciative of every person I have worked with, as they have shaped who I am.”
“I’m honored to be considered a finalist,” added Esposito. “I’m thrilled to be recognized – this is truly a privilege I’m very thankful for.”
The individual honors for Esposito and Villalpando follow a year of corporate recognition for V Digital Services. In December, the company was named to Entrepreneur magazine’s list of the 360 best privately owned businesses in the U.S. The firm placed 79th overall, putting it in the Top 25 percent of the field. That honor came just days after VDS was named the 2017 Company of the Year in the Business Intelligence Group’s “BIG Awards for Business” contest and three months after VDS made Inc. magazine’s 2017 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.
V Digital Services employs a team of more than 90 analysts and account managers who specialize in helping small and large businesses achieve success in the digital space through expertise in organic SEO, paid media, social media management, web development and both programmatic and pay-per-click advertising. The company is a subsidiary of Voice Media Group, which owns and operates five renowned alternative weekly newspapers and websites, including Denver Westword and Miami New Times. VDS, a Premier Google Partner, combines the reach of those established publication properties with cutting-edge digital strategies for customers.
High-performing individuals interested in pursuing a career with VDS should visit the company’s careers page at https://www.vdigitalservices.com/work-with-us/.