Impressive, right? I mean, I don’t intend to toot our own horn, but TOOOT.
Anyway, as much as I would love to list each individual award for your viewing pleasure, I’m not going to, because I like to leave people wanting more, like most episodes of Dexter.
Instead, many of you will be able to read the full article in the upcoming issue of our award-winning USANA magazine. That’s right, a winner to showcase more winners.
Until then, however, I will leave you with what we believe to be the cream of the crop, the best of the best, the Dallas Mavericks of 2011.
With that said, on behalf of the Academy, we would like to take this time to thank our parents, devoted readers and the Big Man upstairs…
Without further ado, I give you the Elite Eleven of ’11.
Outside Magazine: 50 Best Places To Work
After a yearlong process of determining which companies best allow their employees to balance productivity with an active and social lifestyle, USANA was picked as one of the 50 Best Places to Work for — get this — in the country. This was the third consecutive year USANA landed on their list.
USANA was named the #1 Rated Direct Sales Merchant Based on Customer Satisfaction by ConsumerLab.com and its Survey of Vitamin and Supplement Users. A quick thanks to Alan Bergstrom, vice president of Europe and customer service, and his team for that!
The Communicator Awards: Marketing Effectiveness — Social Media
For nearly twenty years, the Communicator Awards have honored companies of all sizes for their work that transcends innovation and craft in marketing and communications. And this year we were recognized for our marketing effectiveness, through the use of social media, during International Convention 2010 with a golden statuette.
Utah Business magazine: Best Companies to Work For
This year USANA was also named as one of the best 25 companies to work for in the state. This selection was determined with the aid of a rigorous two-part survey, which involved the evaluation of company benefits, culture, opportunities and management structure.
Clear the Air Challenge
USANA participated in the month-long challenge to help eliminate over 110-thousand single-occupant vehicle trips and reduce 2.1 million pounds of emissions. For our eco-friendly efforts we received the “Best Integration of Travel Wise Strategies” award.
Best in Biz: PR Executive, Creative Dept., Public Relations Dept., & Executive Team
Designed to honor companies, teams, executives, and products for their business success, the Best in Biz winners are selected by members of the press and industry analysts, and the following awards were given to us:
* Executive of the Year, Dan Macuga — Gold * Public Relations Department of the Year — Silver
* Executive Team of the Year — Bronze * Creative Department of the Year — Bronze
PR News: Top Places to Work in PR
Thanks to the unique amenities USANA provides its employees, it’s no wonder we were honored with yet another top places to work award this year.
Best of State: Dietary Supplements, Personal Care Products, & Nutritional Beverage
Because USANA excels in its endeavors, uses innovative approaches and methods, and simply contributes to a better quality of life in the great state of Utah, several of our products were recognized as the best in the beehive. This past year we secured medals for best Dietary Supplements (7th win since 2003), Personal Care Products/Cosmetics (4th win since 2007 for Sensé), and Health/Nutritonal Beverage (3rd win since 2009 for Rev3 Energy®).
The SAMY award recognizes Utah’s top sales and marketing professionals who have impacted their company for the greater good, and we are proud to announce that our very own Dan Macuga was chosen. Make sure to check out this month’s issue of Utah Business magazine to see USANA’s congratulatory message to our CCO.
Nutrisearch Gold of Medal Achievement
For the second consecutive year, USANA was named “Editor’s Choice” in the 5th edition of Lyle MacWilliam’s Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements receiving the prestigious NutriSearch Gold Medal of Achievement™.
MarCom Awards: Marketing/Promotion Campaign — Product Launch
Remember that book, The Healthy Home: Simple Truths to Protect Your Family from Hidden Household Dangers that USANA’s founder and CEO wrote? You know, the one that became a New York Times Best-Seller? Well, the efforts of our communications department didn’t go unnoticed either, earning a golden statuette for its extraordinary product launch plan of THH.
What a Year!
Well, there you have it. I hope you’re as excited as we are about what we accomplished in 2011.
Also, a special thanks to the magnificent Mallory Moger for entering USANA in to the countless categories and everyone who helped make USANA a force to be reckoned with this past year. Here’s to breaking our own record in 2012!