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News: Who won big at the Elevation Awards?

From ABM and direct mail to thought leadership and social media, the Elevation Awards celebrates the best in business across the States – those elevating (pun intended) the standard of greatness in B2B.

Wrapping up the second day of Ignite USA, we welcomed the best and brightest in B2B to shout about their success for the whole industry to hear. The stellar lineup of

client-side marketers

whittled down hundreds of top-tier entries across 20 categories to reveal the movers and shakers redefining what success looks like and what it truly means to stand out from the crowd.

“The US Elevation Awards is an incredible B2B marketing event that brings together and recognises the best programmes across all channels”

Mark Lethbridge, CEO, Gravity Global

So, who raised the bar this year? Let’s take a look

Gravity Global does it again. After scoring three Gold wins at our sister event across the pond,

The B2B Marketing Awards

, ‘Profit hunter: A force with nature: was shortlisted for a whopping nine Elevation Awards – bringing home five Gold trophies and one Bronze, the most wins of the night. Is there anything stopping this heavy-hitter?

The Mx Group’s campaign ‘Brand to drive demand: Rework work’ for Envoy was shortlisted in four categories, nabbing Gold for ‘Best use of customer insight’ – and winning B2B marketing communications agency of the year! Mx’s COO

Nathan Ulery added

: “As a leader, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing your team recognised (…). External awards like these recognise that the values we hold make a difference and the work we do makes an impact.”

“This is a recognition of the work Mx’ers put in each day and an acknowledgment of the relationships built with our clients. The award is a validation that a deep understanding of a client’s business can deliver impact in a changing economy and an evolving industry. It’s another signal that our vision of B2B at scale and our dedication to the B2B discipline is sound”

Tony Riley, president and CEO, The Mx Group

In a similar vein, Lexmark’s Sven Dellagnolo was awarded B2B marketer of the year. The “difference maker,” as SVP and CEO Brock Saladin puts it, Sven transformed Lexmark’s enterprise marketing, evolving it from sales enabler to a multi-billion dollar growth driver and setting the stage for long-term growth as the company expands into IoT and Edge solutions. But we’ll save all the details for the full case studies on



Other big winners include Stein IAS, Silver, and Quarry who all bagged two Gold wins – a successful night, to say the least.

“Being recognised with these fantastic awards from B2B Marketing is simply wonderful”

Graham Dodridge, founder, chairperson, Silver

The full list of Gold winners are:

  1. Best multichannel campaign: ‘The closer twins’ for Change Wholesale, by Agent3
  2. Best use of direct mail: ‘Roundel. Story in a box’ for Roundel, by Merkle B2B
  3. Best use of creative: ‘Profit hunter: A force with nature’ for Embraer, by Gravity Global
  4. Best use of digital techniques or technologies: ‘Profit hunter: A force with nature’ for Embraer, by Gravity Global
  5. Best use of social media or influencer marketing: ‘Profit hunter: A force with nature’ for Embraer, by Gravity Global
  6. Best use of content marketing: ‘DISQO foundations series’ by DISQO
  7. Best use of customer insight: ‘Brand to drive demand: Rework work’ for Envoy, by The Mx Group
  8. Best use of thought leadership: ‘Finastra open by default’ for Finastra, by Silver
  9. Most commercially successful campaign: ‘Big data: Breaking down the buzz’ for Trelleborg Marine and Infrastructure, by Stein IAS
  10. Best corporate decision-maker-targeted campaign: ‘Profit hunter: A force with nature’ for Embraer, by Gravity Global
  11. Best use of account-based marketing: ‘Business-to-ecosystem (‘B2E’)’ for ZS Associates, by Quarry
  12. Best brand initiative: ‘Profit hunter: A force with nature’ for Embraer, by Gravity Global
  13. Best product launch campaign: ‘ShopSafe’ for PayPal, by Iris Worldwide
  14. Best lead generation or nurturing campaign: ‘Turn data into doing for Splunk, by Just Global
  15. Best customer engagement initiative: ‘Business-to-ecosystem (‘B2E’)’ for ZS Associates, by Quarry
  16. Best channel marketing initiative: ‘Partner pursuits: Marketing discovery with Scout Wilder’ for Dell Technologies, by Silver
  17. Best employee engagement programme: ‘Learn for your Life!’ by Stein IAS
  18. B2B marketing team of the year: Freshworks Neo Platform Marketing team
  19. B2B marketer of the year: Sven Dellagnolo, Lexmark
  20. B2B marketing communications agency of the year: The Mx Group: Better Relationships, Better Results by The Mx Group

You can find the shortlist, Bronze and Silver winners



But that’s not all

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