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Newlink Scores Three Stevie® Awards by - 2016 International Business Awards™

Leading Communications Consultancy Recognized for Health & Wellness, Tourism and Integrated Production Initiatives

Miami, FL – August 11, 2016 – Newlink, an internationally recognized communications consulting firm, was honored with three Stevie® Awards during the 13th Annual International Business Awards in the following categories:

Marketing Campaign of the Year – Healthcare – Disease Education & Awareness
• Gold Stevie® Award for Novartis’ Any One, Any Lung Latin American Campaign. Focused on creating awareness around lung cancer and debunking the common misconception that you have to be a smoker in order to be diagnosed with the disease. The entry was acclaimed by Stevie® Award judges for its ability to “really awaken recognition of lung cancer.”

Viral Marketing Campaign of the Year
• Silver Stevie® Award for FOX’s The X-File’s series premier in Colombia. The campaign consisted of an innovative publicity strategy to promote the launch of “The X-Files” series in Colombia. The company coordinated for five sky drones to simulate Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) in the capital city of Bogota. Influencers generated content on social media with the hashtag #LucesExtrañasBogota (Spanish for #StrangeLightsBogota) to create a buzz. Within 10 minutes, the hashtag was trending on Twitter and in 20 minutes the story made national news. 22 hours later, the marketing stunt was revealed through an exclusive interview in one of the largest radio shows in the country, effectively announcing the ties to FOX and the launch of The X-Files. The activation reached more than 27 million individuals. Stevie® Award judges were also impressed, stating that the campaign was a “cleverly conceived promotion which captured people’s imagination and delivered real value for money.”

Marketing Campaign of the Year – Travel/Tourism/Destination
• Silver Stevie® Award for The Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic’s Virtual Reality Campaign. Newlink launched a pan-regional communications and marketing campaign in 2015 in several Latin American countries, promoting the destination through two 360-degree virtual reality videos featuring ecotourism and adventure options within the destination. This bold and innovative strategy wowed the judges, who said it was a “great idea and perfect use of new communication tools.”

“Recognition by the International Business Awards™ is a testament to the results-oriented innovation, global impact and dedication that Newlink consistently delivers for our valued clients,” said Sergio Roitberg, CEO of Newlink. “I commend the several areas of expertise who created envelope-pushing campaigns based on purpose-driven strategies to ignite transformation. Our production, creative, branding, tourism and health and wellness teams are simply the best in their respective fields.”

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small - are eligible to submit nominations. The 2016 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Rome, Italy on 21 October. 

A record total of more than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. 

Stevie® Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August.

About Newlink:
Newlink is an internationally recognized consulting firm headquartered in Miami, Florida with offices in New York, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina. Founded on the principles of collaborative consulting, Newlink’s Orbital Thinking approach to strategy has built a solid reputation transforming Fortune 100 and Latin American organizations through the company’s various areas of expertise: Business Strategy, Multicultural Marketing, Political, Tourism, Health and Wellness, Reputation Management, Public Affairs, Social Marketing, Branded Content, Business Insights, Business Transformation, Integrated Production, Creative & Branding. To witness how Newlink ignites transformation, visit www.Newlink-Group.com.

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