Even amid the pandemic, property giant Megaworld and its subsidiary Empire East Land Holdings, Inc. still had reasons to be thankful for after winning a total of 16 awards—including one Gold and three Silver Stevies—for various campaigns and programs at the 2020 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.
Winning the coveted Gold Stevie was Megaworld Foundation’s One With the Aetas program (Non-Profit Organizations). Another program spearheaded by the Foundation, the Megaworld @ 20 coffee table book, also won a Silver Stevie (Non-Profit/NGO Publications). Two more programs spearheaded by Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, namely ILOMOCA: Uplifting Arts and Culture in Iloilo for the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (Events) and its Pet Pass Program (Community Relations and Public Service Communications), also won a Silver Stevie each.
Snagging a total of 10 Bronze Stevies for Megaworld are the following campaigns and initiatives: Cebu Mangoes Festival (Events); Capturing Chinatown: Reviving Binondo with Instagram Content Creators (Use of Celebrities or Public Figures); #MomentsWeBuild Valentine’s Video Series (Use of Viral Media/Word of Mouth and Innovation in Viral Videos); Talk of the Townships: The First Real Estate Digital Magazine Show (Use of Social Media and Innovation in Social Media Marketing); Megaworld’s SEA Games 2019 video (Lifestyle Videos); Lucky Chinatown’s Chinese New Year celebration (Events); McKinley Hill Christmas Grand Parade (Events); and company’s Visit Iloilo campaign (Use of Celebrities or Public Figures).
Empire East, meanwhile, won two Bronze Stevies for its Innovating Homes, Innovating Lives (Consumer Product and Service Industries) and Creating Unparalleled Communities (Communication and Public Service) programs, respectively. These wins came shortly after the company also received an award from the 2020 Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) as one of “Asia’s Best Performing Companies.”
“We are very grateful for all the prestigious recognitions bestowed upon our projects. All these serve as reminders that whatever challenge comes our way, we will always have more reasons to stay positive and be thankful for all the opportunities that we enjoy to uplift lives, impact society, and help build a nation,” said Lourdes T. Gutierrez-Alfonso, chief operating officer, Megaworld.
The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards is the only business awards program to recognize innovation in the workplace in all 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programs such as The International Business Awards for 18 years.
Nicknamed the “Stevies” for the Greek word for “crowned,” more than 1,000 nominations from organizations across the Asia-Pacific region were considered this year in various categories.
“We are delighted that the seventh edition of the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards attracted so many impressive nominations. This year’s winning nominations are testament to the resiliency and innovation of organizations in the region, many of which continue to succeed despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher.
The winners in this year’s event will be celebrated during a virtual (online) awards ceremony in September.