LABOV Honored with Seven 2018 American Business Awards

May 4, 2018 // Press Release

FORT WAYNE, May 4, 2018—LABOV Marketing Communications and Training received seven American Business Awards, known as Stevie® Awards. Named for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the Stevie Awards were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide.

The American Business Awards are the nation’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, large and small. This year, more than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in a wide range of categories. About 36 percent of those nominations became Stevie Award winners. More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process.

LABOV received a top award for the Audi of America Top Service Brand Kit in the Best Marketing or Sales Brochure or Kit – Print category.

“Eye-catching kit with fun Lego kit to get service managers’ attention and focus on customer experience.”

“Executed very well: brochure written clear and concise, interesting, well supported, and a real company that’s worthy of praise.”

–Stevie Award judges’ comments

LABOV was also honored with a top award for the Audi of America Top Service Magazine in the Best Newsletter or House Organ/Publication – Print.

“Magazine has a sports enthusiast feel while staying true to the brand.”

“A project that´s worthy of acclaim, well done, well written, interesting, good design.”

–Stevie Award judges’ comments

Five other LABOV projects were recognized with 2018 American Business AwardsSM.

Steel Dynamics Culture Book (Category: Best Newsletter or House Organ/Publication – Print)

Oxford Financial Group, Ltd., Annual Report (Category: Best Annual Report – Online/Electronic)

Sentient Jet Safety Brochure (Category: Best Marketing or Sales Brochure or Kit – Print)

Harley-Davidson H.O.G. Officer Training Video (Category: Events & Live Webcasts)

12 Hours of LABOV (Category: Best Event – Other)

“The nominations submitted for The 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding. The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized with seven Stevie awards, chosen among thousands of nominations,” said Barry LaBov, President and CEO of LABOV. “We have the opportunity to work with some of the most respected and amazing brands and companies in the world. They inspire us to do the best work of our lives every day, as we create strategies and executions that advance their businesses.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at


LABOV Marketing Communications and Training, founded in 1981, focuses on clients with dealer/distributor/rep networks and multiple locations. These clients come from a variety of industries, including automotive, recreational vehicles, trucking, motorcycles and financial services. The company specializes in comprehensive creative development and production involving a number of disciplines, including interactive, training and print. In addition to its Fort Wayne, Indiana, headquarters, LABOV maintains offices in Indianapolis and Phoenix. Call 260.497.0111 or visit to learn more.

About the American Business Awards

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 at