Monitronics International wins Gold Stevie Award

Company recognized for sales and customer service


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – March 1, 2012 – Monitronics International was presented with a Gold Stevie Award in the Inbound Marketing Program of the Year category in the sixth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world's top sales awards, contact center awards, and customer service awards. The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world's leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business Awards and International Business Awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the trophies were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, February 27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. More than 350 nominated customer service and sales executives from the U.S.A. and several other countries attended. The presentations were broadcast live by the Business TalkRadio Network.

More than 1,000 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year's competition, an increase of almost 30% over 2011. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 93 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 27 categories for customer service professionals, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 38 categories for sales professionals, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year to Sales Department of the Year of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers.

More than 100 members of seven specialized judging committees determined Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging this year.

"Monitronics' Join Forces program was a creative approach to capture premium dealer leads for the Monitronics Dealer Program. We're honored to receive such an award," stated Bruce Mungiguerra, Vice President of Sales and Dealer Development at Monitronics.

"We're delighted to kick off our celebration of the 10th year of the Stevie Awards movement with the 2012 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer, which is the first program in which we conferred Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "It's gratifying and inspiring to have received so many remarkable entries for this year's competition."

"We're looking forward to extending this campaign into 2012; this win solidifies we're headed in the right direction," says Mungiguerra.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/sales.