Sausalito, Calif., Nov. 11, 2016 – Smart Meetings, the leading media company and most trusted resource for meeting professionals, is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the 2016 Eddie and Ozzie Award in the category of Best B2B Digital tool, for its site-sourcing division, Smart Meetings 360.
For more than 20 years, the Eddie and Ozzie Awards have saluted the best in print and digital editorial, and the best in magazine and website design across all intersections of the industry. With a panel of more than 300 judges, the prestigious awards platform narrowed more than 2,800 entries to 250 awards in a total of 33 notable categories.
The Best B2B Digital Tool recognizes excellence in unique online applications that enhance the user experience. Smart Meetings 360 was honored for its robust, multi-platform, user-friendly experience. Designed specifically to save meeting planners time, money and stress, Smart Meetings 360 delivers a 100% customizable RFP sourcing service that custom matches meeting planner clients to their ideal venue, ultimately streamlining their booking processes.
Historically, the booking process can be very lengthy, often taking days or weeks to source just a single meeting. It involves researching venues, submitting dozens of RFPs to multiple properties that often respond slowly and answering endless field questions. The Smart Meetings 360 website offers our community of high-caliber meeting planners a robust educational center including case studies, white papers, data sheets, webinars, videos, client testimonials, simple spec forms, a weekly topical blog and a hotel and destination archive with more than 200,000 properties to choose from.
Additionally, Smart Meetings 360 delivers custom-matched side-by-side proposal comparisons via our consolidated bid reporting , schedules site inspections, performs contract negotiations and reviews, and provides frequent status updates to our clients, all while providing exceptional customer service.
“I am delighted to offer our growing community of meeting planners this exceptional opportunity to streamline their booking processes. And I’m so honored and proud of our team for being recognized by such a notable and prestigious award,” said Marin Bright, found and CEO of Smart Meetings.
Smart Meetings 360 continues to develop its educational center and sourcing services for its thriving community of meeting planners and continually reinvents its website to ensure a best-in-class user experience.
About Smart Meetings:
Smart Meetings is the leading media company and the most trusted resource for meeting professionals. Providing best-in-class service, Smart Meetings publishes cutting-edge meetings content in print and digital magazines, hosts world-class hosted-buyer networking events, provides CEU-accredited webinars, offers a complimentary site-selection service and offers myriad digital resources.