S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc won the 2014 ABEX Marketing Awards - Here is footage from the Saskatchewan Chamber ABEX Award ceremony November 1st 2014. The S & E Trusted Online Directories finalist vignette video, the moment we find out we won and our Founder Sara Wheelwright's acceptance speech, themed THINKING BIG !
To find out more about The services offered by the new Trusted Marketing Agency - visit Trustedmarketingservices.com
Paul Martin's Nov 5th commentary on NewsTalk radio was about the ABEX Awards ( that he co-hosted with John Gormley) and you can hear that he also had a BIG theme..check it our here for yourself :
S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc, the owner of the Trusted Saskatoon and Regina Directories and Trusted Marketing Services, was a finalist for the prestigious Saskatchewan Chamber ABEX Award's for the 3rd consecutive year in the Marketing category, and this year we won! The 2014 ABEX Awards was held at the Regina Delta and the theme was masquerade, the event was a sell out, as the best and brightest professionals and businesses from across Saskatchewan came together in all their finery to celebrate the success of the finalists across the many categories.
This is a huge accomplishment for such a small Saskatchewan business that only launched in 2011!! We are so proud of our hard working 5 women team, headed up by the founder, leader and marketing maverick Sara Wheelwright, who created & implemented an excellent and unique local marketing strategy, that resulted in her accepting the top Marketing Award in Saskatchewan for 2014. In addition Trusted is the first advertising / marketing company ever to win the Marketing Award in the 31 year history of the ABEX Awards!! So If you are considering a marketing agency or a new advertising direction for your company...Choose a marketing agency that walks the walk and knows how to achieve excellence!
Sara's acceptance speech was all about THINKING BIG, and it was very well received by the large crowd!( we will post a copy of it when we have it!) Trusted would like to extend our thanks to the sponsor of the Marketing Award Handy Events, the Trusted directory partners across the province for providing such amazing levels of customer service and all of our fans and followers across our many social platforms including: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Linkedin & You Tube Finally we must extend our thanks to the Saskatchewan Chamber for recognizing the efforts of little Saskatoon company that THINKS BIG! It has been a heck of a year for Trusted - we have won the 2014 SABEX Marketing Award, The ABEX Marketing Award, Stevie Award (for a Women owned PR, Marketing , Ad Agency with <10 employees in North America), been a finalist for the 2014 SABEX New product/ service Award.
Sara personally has won the YWCA Saskatoon Entrepreneur Award, Stevie Award for Female Canadian Entrepreneur in Canada and she was a nominee for the Saskatoon BPW 2014 Young Athena Award. Soon we are going to need a new Awards cabinet at Trusted Saskatoon HQ!!
The Trusted Directories team were thrilled to be presented with the 2014 SABEX Marketing Award at the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce glamorous Gatsby themed event at Prairie Land in Saskatoon on May 15th 2014.
"To deliver with integrity, a high-quality, enjoyable and celebratory series of business events, wherein true business excellence is recognized, promoted and celebrated, and networking potential encouraged and enhanced."
The award for SABEX Marketing is awarded to the Saskatoon based business demonstrating exceptional performance in marketing. The judges evaluated the success of a marketing program giving consideration to the nature of the product and the relative size of the business. The business must be a for profit business and must have their head office in the Saskatoon Region.
The award was presented to Sara Wheelwright the Trusted founder, and the creator of the Trusted marketing strategy. The finalists in both of the categories Trusted were finalist in ( New Product/Service and Marketing ) were all primarily women owned and operated, and the other marketing finalists Metric Design Centre ( Trusted Saskatoon partner ) and SleepWell Baby are amazing and have a strong and effective marketing strategies both off and online- Trusted is proud to be a member of such a progressive Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce that recognizes times have changed KUDOS to you and to all the finalists and winners from last night!!
The Trusted Team
Today has been an amazing day at S & E Trusted Online Directories! We are honored to have been chosen as a finalist for the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce 2013 SABEX Awards in the Marketing category. Our finalist status was announced along with the 3 other finalist in the marketing category who were recognized for their business excellence at the nominees reception today in Saskatoon.
The SABEX Celebrate Success gala takes place May 9th in Saskatoon at TCU Place.
Here is Sara Wheelwright the Trusted Directories Founder ( she is the 'Trusted Marketing team' as she does it ALL in her in-home studio/office from concept, production, voicing and all the design) with the SABEX finalist award! Cross your Fingers for us !
The other exciting news is the 1st birthday of www.trustedregina.com, as the directory was launched to the public with a mass media marketing campaign exactly 1 year ago on April 16th 2012!
The rise of Trustedregina.com has been astronomical, and just shows how much of a need there is in Regina for this service! We were thrilled when www.trustedsaskatoon.com exceeded the business plan by 7,000 unique visitors in it's first year to reach 22,000 uniques visitors..www.trustedregina.com achieved this level in just 9 months and has finished the year at OVER a staggering 36,000 unique visitors, and these are quality, engaged and active LOCAL BUYERS with over 62% from Regina and over 80% from Saskatchewan!!!
The 2 Trusted directories are now getting 100's of unique visitors a day EACH with www.trustedsaskatoon.com getting nearly 600 visitors a day some days ..so it makes sense that the Trusted businesses are booming!!
Google analytic data from www.trustedregina.com ( not including the traffic from the Trusted App)
We are striving for success and excellence always ..and that means we are working hard for the Trusted Partner and the Public to provide the BEST DIRECTORIES in the World!
Truly the Smart and Simple Choice for consumers and local businesses alike!