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Adestra became a back-to-back winner in the annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, after picking up the Silver Stevie for the Customer Service Department of the Year, All Other Industries, 100 or More Employees.

In 2017, the first year Adestra entered the competition, it won the Bronze Stevie.

“We are thrilled that we have not only won a Stevie Award, but that we moved up from Bronze, to Silver this year,” says Ryan Phelan, VP of Marketing Insights, Adestra.

“For the second year in a row, we’ve solidified our global standing in the email industry by being the top company providing excellent service in every market area in which we operate.

This year, Adestra competed with more than 2,500 nominations across all company sizes and categories and with 12 other finalists in its division. More than 150 professionals worldwide on seven specialized judging committees determined the finalists and eventual winners.

“Receiving this award two years on the trot validates our core mission and vision of offering our customers ‘Software AND a Service®.’ I’m proud of the entire global team that helped us win this award. The competition was tough this year between Adestra and 12 other companies in our category, such as VIZIO, which won the category.”

Phelan, along with Toby McLelland-Taylor, Vice President, Client Services; and Lisa Finfer, Head of North American Sales, represented Adestra at the gala award ceremony Friday at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, attended by more than 650 other business executives from around the world.

Adestra, now a two-time Stevie winner, has scored honors and awards on every continent where it serves customers. Besides the Silver and Bronze Stevies, they include:

“This is a tremendous honor for Adestra,” says Henry Hyder-Smith, CEO and Co-Founder. “Thirteen years ago, we started this company to be a differentiator in the space. This award, which we won alongside some of the top brands in the world, validates our mission, vision and purpose to offer First-Person Marketing solutions to digital marketers everywhere.

“This award reflects what our customers say to us regularly – that our service is the best in the industry. For Adestra, our business is not just about the technology but also the service that we offer to each customer every time.”

Other 2018 Stevie winners include DHL, Travelzoo, Marriott Vacation Club, American Airlines, Delta Vacations, John Hancock Financial Services and Wells Fargo.

“All of our Stevie Award winners should be proud of their achievements.  Independent professionals around the world have agreed that their accomplishments are worthy of our public recognition,” said Stevie Awards president Michael Gallagher.

With 500-plus clients worldwide in key sectors, Adestra has experienced annual double-digit revenue growth for over 13 years. In 2015, Adestra announced the opening of its U.S. operations in Dallas and New York, followed by its APAC operations in both Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand, in 2016.