Carrie Martz was a recipient of the bronze award for the Woman of the Year: Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations category at the 11th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 14. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries were in attendance. The event was broadcast live on radio in the U.S.A. (and simulcast worldwide) by Biz Talk Radio and taped for a later television broadcast.
More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year.
A trailblazer and icon in Arizona’s advertising industry, Martz has been leading her agency and its clients to local, regional and national prominence since 1980. With more than 30 years in the business, her sector experience includes real estate, hospitality, gaming, government, law, nonprofit and technology – to name a few.
Martz sold her Agency to Bob Parsons, founder of GoDaddy, in October 2013. Now Martz Parsons is on a fast track for growth, including two new areas of expertise – digital and video content.
Martz’ tireless drive to learn, master and brand has made her a legend among her clients and has led to numerous accomplishments, such as 2009’s Toy of the Year with Zhu Zhu Pets™ and being named Businesswoman of the Year by the YWCA, Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Athena, Arizona Chamber of Commerce Athena, and a finalist in “Most Generous Company in America” awards by the late John F. Kennedy Jr. and the late Paul Newman.
“This isn’t a job to me, it’s a passion,” said Martz. “To take home an award and be recognized amongst more than a thousand exceptional women from around the world is quite an honor.”
Finalists were chosen by more than 100 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of five final judging committees determined the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during judging October 20-29.
“Every year we receive the most amazing and inspiring stories of achievement from women-owned and -run organizations around the world,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “The first-round judges have told us how delighted they are with this year’s field of winners.”
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