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 Awards 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 woman 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! 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, Linkedin & YouTube 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, and 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
The Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce announced the Finalist for the 2014 SABEX Awards on April 15th, and Trusted was thrilled and excited to be named as finalist in the 2 categories we submitted applications for.
This is the 2nd year in a row that Trusted has been finalist for SABEX and the winners will be announced May 15th at a swanky Great Gatsby themed gala dinner at Prairie land Park. It has been a wonderful 2014 so far for the company, and also for the Trusted Directories founder Sara Wheelwright, who was nominee for the Saskatoon Young Athena Awards in March and was also recently announced as a finalist for Saskatoons YWCA Women of Distinction Awards in the entrepreneur category, the winner will be announced at the annual gala diner on May 28th at TCU place.
Trusted is a Finalist for the 2014 SABEX:
Marketing award Awarded to the Saskatoon based business demonstrating exceptional performance in marketing. The judges will evaluate the success of a marketing program giving consideration to the nature of the product and the relative size of the business.
New Product & service Award which is Awarded to the Saskatoon and district business demonstrating exceptional performance in launching a newly created Saskatchewan product or service in the last three (3) years, which is original and currently available to consumers.
We are very excited to be recognized and look forward to having fun on the night..and who knows..maybe this year we might come home with some silver wear!!
Along with Trusted 6 Trusted Saskatoon partners are also finalists in 4 of the categories , and we wish them all the best of luck ..we KNOW they are all awesome and very deserving!
and Milton Taylor owner of Imagery Photography will also be honored personally for his outstanding contributions to Saskatoon.
For a complete list of all the 2014 finalists click here
The power of Trusted Case study Tammy Wandzura Trusted Saskatoon and Regina Mortgage Broker – This video was part of her Trusted partner special of 4 video's for free – We promoted the video via 2 city specific blogs..this cost Tammy nothing but time ...this shows the power of Trusted and what we do ..beyond just listing you on a directory, which is all that anyone else in the directory industry does for you!
KNOWLEDGE + PARTNERSHIPS + ACTION = RESULTS
In less than 48 hours Trusted Regina on Facebook
84 people have read the Saskatoon blog for 3min25 secs already..the video is 3min 25sec long – so that’s quality viewing then..including 52 people from from Saskatoon !!
102 people have read the Regina blog so far..74 of them from Regina and Moose Jaw …surely they are local immigrants wanting this important info... because lets be honest here , why else would you watch it?
The video went viral on You Tube after being picked up from sites we shared it to ..with nearly 10,000 views in less than 36 hours !
Trusted is the best marketing vehicle for local business with integrity....again this all in less than 2 days .
This video and the blogs are only going to be MORE effective in the future for Tammy ..never less than they are now!
Can the same be said for a newspaper ad, a flyer or a magazine article? Or ...perhaps passive old Yellow Pages, where Mortgage Brokers have traditionally spent the bulk of their advertising budget.
Find out more about Trusted here ..and listen to what the TRUSTED Businesses across Saskatchewan have to say about the benefits of being Trusted