Here’s what Industry Insiders are saying about the Benefits of Entering Awards Programmes Early Una Gemovic July 12, 2017 Awards Stories, General Business, Guidelines, News Industry professionals and companies have a huge choice of Awards to enter across multiple sectors. However, whilst some express scepticism towards business awards as a concept, more proactive CEOs see joining as an excellent opportunity to network and advertise their brand. With over eight years of experience in the UK market and over three years in the UAE, Awards International established itself as a trustworthy organisation that provides a premium service for its clients. According to Mark Hamill, Managing Director of Awards International UAE, it is important that companies recognise when and where lies the right opportunity to promote their brand. He also added that there are many benefits of getting involved in Awards programmes towards the beginning of the cycle rather than submitting a last minute entry. As Mr Hamill explained, apart from entering a competition for a business award, each company or an individual that joins one of the Awards International programmes is getting a package of services to boost their business and advertise their brand. Apart from the obvious benefit, getting to the finals or winning the award, being a part of the awards competition has other advantages as well: Strategic Marketing Opportunities from Entering Awards Programmes Early Promote your company as an Awards Entrant for a longer period of time Create a buzz on social media even prior entering awards: run a survey or a quiz asking clients with what product or service to enter. Ask their opinion on the best category to compete. Have more time to engage your team in advance of the Shortlist Announcement Have more time to write your category entry submission/s Currently opened programs that accept registrations are Singapore and Regional Customer Experience Awards, Gulf Customer Experience Awards, Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards, International Business Excellence Awards For more information about awards, check Awards International website or contact Mark Hamill at email@example.com.