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How to win a PCR Award in 2013: Vendors

As the lobbying deadline draws closer, it's time to nominate the best vendors in the industry
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Without vendors, where would the PC/tech industry be? It's time to nominate the best for a PCR Award.

All you have to do is lobby PCR editor Helen.French@intentmedia.co.uk with a few paragraphs on why your company, or another firm, should be considered as one of the finalists. Lobbying closes on November 30th.

The PCR Awards will take place on Thursday March 14th, 2013 at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington. You can find out more and buy tickets at www.pcr-awards.com.

There are five awards in the Vendor category: 

Business and Utility Software Publisher
Leisure Software Publisher
Peripherals Vendor
Computing Vendor
Components Vendor

Find out more details below, as well as the criteria that firms will be judged by:

Vendors

The Vendor Awards, sponsored by Meroncourt, focus on the core of the industry – the manufacturers and publishers which create the very technology products that the trade works so hard to sell. Recognition will be given for innovation, commercial success and support of the trade...


BUSINESS & UTILITY SOFTWARE PUBLISHER

WHO’S ELIGIBLE?
Any firm that publishes business-focused computer software such as accounting tools and other professional software, or utility software such as security programs and so on.

JUDGES WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
Product desirability
Channel innovation
Visibility
Marketing activity
Support of B2B channel

LEISURE SOFTWARE PUBLISHER

WHO’S ELIGIBLE?
Any firm that publishes leisure-focused computer software, spanning games, hobbies and pastimes.

JUDGES WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
Product knowledge
Range and merchandising
Customer service
Marketing activity

PERIPHERALS VENDOR

WHO’S ELIGIBLE?
Any firm that produces peripherals, such as mice, keyboards, headsets and speakers.

JUDGES WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
Product desirability
Channel innovation
Visibility
Trade relationships
Customer service

COMPUTING VENDOR


WHO’S ELIGIBLE?
Any firm that produces computers, such as tablets, netbooks, notebooks, laptops and desktops.

JUDGES WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
Product desirability
Channel innovation
Visibility
Trade relationships
Customer service

COMPONENTS VENDOR

WHO’S ELIGIBLE?
Any firm that produces components, such as CPUs, hard drives, coolers, graphics cards, and so on.

JUDGES WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
Product desirability
Channel innovation
Visibility
Trade relationships
Customer service
Range and merchandising
Marketing activity
Sales performance

How are these awards won?
PCR will take soundings from the industry and consider any direct lobbying from retailers, suppliers or general readers before announcing a set of finalists in the January issue.

The winner is voted for by the Judging Panel, which will consist of up to 100 highly regarded industry executives taken from all sectors of the business. Members of the panel vote in confidence and are only revealed after voting is complete. They cannot vote for themselves or associated companies.

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