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Best of the ABA Awards

The Best of the ABA Awards are five best-of-competition prizes that will be awarded to the organizations that submit the best body of work to the competition, in their own name or in the names of one or more clients.  The winners of these prizes will be awarded the Grand Stevie® Award trophy.

These awards cannot be applied for directly.  Winners will be determined by a points system based on the total number of awards won in the ABAs, with a Gold Stevie win counting for 3 points, a Silver Stevie for 2 points, and a Bronze Stevie counting for 1.5.  Points cannot be counted more than once in calculating Best of the ABA winners (i.e., points won by an agency in its client's name cannot be counted a second time in the agency's name).

Best of the ABA winners will also be awarded the exclusive right to use a unique Grand Stevie Award winner logo.

2018 Grand Stevie Award winners were:

Organization of the Year: FIS (Jacksonville, FL)

Most Honored Interactive Agency: George P. Johnson Experience Marketing (Auburn Hills, MI)

Most Honored Marketing Agency: Merkle (Columbia, MD)

Most Honored Public Relations Agency: 10Fold Communications (offices nationwide)

Top 10:

  • #1: PAIRELATIONS, Centennial, CO (48.5 points)
  • #2: Reltio, Redwood Shores, CA (38)
  • #3: Jeunesse Global, Orlando, FL (27.5)
  • #4: Makers Nutrition, Hauppauge, NY (21)
  • #5  Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA (20.5)
  • #6: (tie) Aflac, Columbus, GA (18)
                 John Hancock Signature Services, Boston, MA (18)
  • #8: (tie) Franklin Covey, Salt Lake City, UT (16.5)
                 PAN Communications, office nationwide (16.5)
                 TopSpot, Houston, TX (16.5)