Bangalore – December 5, 2012
Infosys BPO Ltd., today announced that it has won the Gold Award for Marketing Excellence in the category of 'Marketing with Social and Interactive Media' at the Information Technology Services Marketing Association (ITSMA) Awards 2012. Infosys BPO received the award during the ITSMA 2012 Annual Conference: Marketing's New Value Proposition, held at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA, USA.
ITSMA, the leading marketing association for technology, communications, and professional services providers, recognizes best-in-class marketing programs with its annual marketing excellence awards. An international jury of marketing executives and experts selected the winners based on excellence in situation analysis, innovation, program execution, and business results.
Speaking about the award, Gautam Thakkar, Vice President and Unit Head – Enterprise Services, Infosys BPO said, "This prestigious award reiterates the fact that we have been able to create considerable value and brand equity with a highly focused campaign for our stakeholders in the social media space. We believe that innovation in the digital world, combined with seamless teamwork, will continue to garner significant results. We will continue to focus on such innovative initiatives that aim at creating a social media presence to drive and sustain community engagement."
The uniqueness of the initiative is that Infosys BPO created a novel community to enable discussions among the buy-side, the sell-side, and the influencer-side of the outsourcing community and the Infosys BPO leadership team. This was indicative of a spike in brand awareness and the brand proposition of 'optimize, transform and innovate' among the desired target audience.
"This was an innovative use of social media targeted at a difficult audience, with very successful results," said Dave Munn, President and CEO of ITSMA. "The program was well defined, the research was thorough and the execution was methodical. Infosys has developed a best practice."
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Infosys BPO Ltd. ( www.infosysbpo.com), the Business Process Outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys, was set up in April 2002. Infosys BPO focuses on integrated end-to-end outsourcing and delivers transformational benefits to its clients through reduced costs, ongoing productivity improvements, and process reengineering. Infosys BPO operates in India, the Czech Republic, Poland, Mexico, Brazil, USA, China, the Philippines and Australia, and as on September 30, 2012, employed 24,056 people. It closed FY 2011-12 with revenues of $494.5 million.
Infosys partners with global enterprises to drive their innovation-led growth. That's why Forbes ranked Infosys 19 among the top 100 most innovative companies. As a leading provider of next-generation consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions, Infosys helps clients in more than 30 countries realize their goals. Visit www.infosys.com and see how Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY), with its 150,000+ people, is Building Tomorrow's Enterprise ® today.
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