Elev8 New Media Honored as Gold Stevie® Award Winner in 2022 American Business Awards®

  • Elev8 was awarded for its PR campaign “Shaquille O’Neal Partners with The Alkaline Water Company”
  • Stevie winners will be presented their awards on June 13th in New York

LOS ANGELES--()--Elev8 New Media, a boutique media relations firm specializing in securing earned media and press coverage for its client companies while managing effective social media campaigns, today announced it was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Communications or PR Campaign of the Year, Food & Beverage category in The 20th Annual American Business Awards® today.

More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes were submitted this year for consideration in a variety of categories, including Startup of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. Elev8 New Media was nominated in the Communications or PR Campaign of the Year, Food & Beverage category for its “Shaquille O’Neal Partners with The Alkaline Water Company” campaign.

This campaign was established to bring awareness to The Alkaline Water Company’s newest partnership. Shaquille O’Neal signed on to be The Alkaline Water Company’s equity partner, member of their Board of Advisors, and marquee brand ambassador for their flagship water product, Alkaline88. The partnership signified significant growth for the company, and Elev8 New Media leveraged the media to create a conversation around this topic and more.

“We are extremely honored to be awarded a Gold Stevie® by the American Business Awards®. As the media has been overwhelmed by worldly events for the last two years, I am proud that our team has still been able to deliver impactful messaging on behalf of our clients. Collaborating with The Alkaline Water Company has further amplified the importance of the alliance between client and agency,” commented Jessica Starman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Elev8 New Media. “Additionally, we’ve enjoyed our continued collaboration with Shaquille’s topnotch team at Authentic Brands Group. This recognition has overwhelmed our team with triumph and appreciation.”

The complete list of Stevie® Award winners can be found here: https://stevieawards.com/aba/public-relations-awards

About Elev8 New Media

Elev8 New Media is a boutique media relations firm specializing in increasing awareness for public and private companies through traditional and modern media. Elev8 New Media maintains valuable relationships with journalists, editors, analysts, and outlets giving our clients the best exposure.

Our team elevates media visibility through digital and social marketing, and is consistently developing, implementing, managing, and monitoring client coverage across various platforms. Getting the coverage and exposure you’re looking for is more than just talking to reporters and having on-air time - it’s about creating lasting relationships that will generate ongoing chatter and excitement. We help clients garner meaningful connections in the industry across TV, social, print, and digital media. We don’t settle for just raising the bar, we elevate it.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa 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 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 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 at http://www.StevieAwards.com. Sponsors of The 2022 American Business Awards include HCL America, John Hancock Financial Services, Melissa Sones Consulting, and SoftPro.


Jessica Starman, MBA