Smartling Wins Gold in 2015 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

Company’s cloud-based translation management platform honored for transforming the customer experience through high-quality multilingual contentMarch 4th, 2015


NEW YORK – March 4, 2015 – Smartling today announced that its cloud-based translation management platform won a Gold Stevie® Award in the “Marketing Solution – New Version” category in the ninth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

Smartling empowers businesses to better compete globally and penetrate new markets faster, more efficiently and more affordably than ever before by removing complexity, cost and time from the translation process. The company simplifies and accelerates the highly complex global content translation process using its cloud-based translation management software, which features an automated workflow platform and consolidates translation vendors, processes and tools for complete visibility and control.

Smartling further places translation control back into the hands of its customers with custom workflows. With this capability, enterprises have the flexibility to easily create and execute multifaceted translation projects, involving different types of content, languages and process steps, without the need for expensive third-party consulting.

“A truly unrivaled customer experience is achieved by showing customers you care, and the best way to demonstrate this is by delivering multilingual content that fully reflects the way they live, act and speak,” said Judd Marcello, Smartling’s vice president of marketing. “Smartling consolidates the many moving parts of creating global content into a single software platform, making it easy for companies to engage with customers in their native language through localized websites, mobile applications and other digital content.”

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top sales awards, business development awards, contact center awards and customer service awards. The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business AwardsSM and International Business AwardsSM.

The Sales & Customer Service awards were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. More than 500 executives from the U.S. and several other nations attended.

More than 1,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition, an increase of 27 percent over 2014. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 139 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. More than 100 members of several specialized judging committees determined the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the finalists during final judging earlier this month.

“Entries to the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service program have more than doubled over the past three years,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The widespread support of this program illustrates the importance of the functions it recognizes to business success. This year’s Stevie Award winners are the highest rated in the history of the awards, and we congratulate all of the winners on their commitment to excellence and innovation.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of 2015 honorees can be found at: For more information about Smartling, please visit:

About Smartling Smartling, Inc. simplifies and accelerates translation and localization for companies reaching a global market. With the first cloud-based enterprise platform for translation management systems, Smartling helps companies quickly translate and deploy their websites and dynamic Web applications, mobile applications and business documents across the entire corporate digital infrastructure. Named “Most Innovative Startup” at Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal’s 2011 FASTech 50, Smartling is shaking up the translation and localization industry with the first platform designed to manage the entire translation, localization and delivery process via a scalable SaaS model. Brands that rely on Smartling to launch and manage localized multilingual websites and applications include Foursquare, GoPro, HotelTonight, Path, Pinterest, Shutterstock, Spotify, SurveyMonkey, Vimeo and more. The Smartling platform currently serves billions of page views per month in more than 100 languages across the globe.

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York City, Smartling is privately held and backed by leading venture capital firms, including First Round Capital, Harmony Partners, ICONIQ Capital, IDG Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners, Venrock and several prominent angel investors.

About The Stevie Awards The Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.

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