WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Linda Parry Murphy, CEO, Product Launchers, was named Entrepreneur of the Year, Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations, winning a Gold Stevie® Award in The 16th Annual American Business Awards®.
The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’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. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 11. Tickets are now on sale.
Product Launchers works with start-ups and inventors through the product launch process from development to market; and with established companies, including manufacturers and importers, as sourcing agent, distributor and sales and marketing support.
“I am thrilled to receive this award,” said Murphy. “Years ago I realized that entrepreneurs were seeking help with development AND marketing. It is gratifying to be validated and recognized for that idea.”
With retail changing, Product Launchers invests heavily in online campaigns and launched a spin-off, Unscripted., offering business development and sales generation services including list development, design and appointment setting.
More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners from over 3,700 nominations.
“Competition was intense, and those recognized as winners should be immensely proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.
About Product Launchers
Explosive growth enabled Product Launchers to achieve milestones including new retail relationships, doubling the workforce, second location in Manhattan and opening a 75,000 sq. ft. warehouse. The company has launched everything from toys (Murphy was among the first to identify the fidget spinner trend, selling millions before it became mainstream) to clothing to food, including an exclusive importer agreement with a Croatian beverage manufacturer.
About the Stevie Awards
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. For details visit www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
Sponsors of The 2018 American Business Awards include HCL America, John Hancock Financial Services and SoftPro.