The Edison Awards recognize that without our partners' time and knowledge commitment we would not be able to recognize and honor the most innovative products of the year in fifteen distinct categories.
American Association of Advertising Agencies (4 A's) - www.aaaa.org
As the national trade organization of the advertising industry, the 4A's provides leadership, advocacy and guidance to its members and speaks on behalf of the industry.
APQC is a member-based nonprofit and one of the world's leading proponents of business benchmarking, best practices, and knowledge management research. We follow our mission to help organizations around the world improve productivity and quality by discovering effective methods of improvement, broadly disseminating findings, and connecting individuals with one another and with the knowledge they need to improve.
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. For more information visit www.asme.org.
ATMAE is an exciting, professional association with more than 1,200 innovative members who share technology, management and applied engineering ideas, research, and the applications that positively impacts the future. Please visit us at www.atmae.org
The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council is dedicated to high-level knowledge exchange, thought leadership and personal relationship building among senior corporate marketing leaders and brand decision-makers across a wide range of global industries. The CMO Council's 6,000 members control more than $300 billion in aggregated annual marketing expenditures and run complex, distributed marketing and sales operations worldwide. Regional chapters and advisory boards are active in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa.
DMI is a global community of over 22,000 design management and innovation leaders. Through its library of research, case studies, video, tools and training as well as international conferences and publications, DMI serves a growing executive and academic community representing top-tier organizations and universities.
The Georgia State University Marketing RoundTable brings together the top marketing officers of the two-dozen largest firms based in the Atlanta area. The roundtable facilitates professional development by giving these key decision-makers the opportunity to network and to keep abreast of the latest developments in marketing. Member firms also enter into a special relationship with the faculty of J. Mack Robinson's Department of Marketing. In exchange for financial support and access to corporate resources, the members receive advice and research assistance from the faculty. GSU's marketing roundtable has been in existence for twenty-seven years. Membership is comprised of executives from noncompeting organizations and is offered by invitation only. Member firms include: Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, AT&T, Chick-fil-A, The Coca-Cola Company, Cox Communications, Delta Air Lines, Equifax, Fitzgerald + Co./Weber Shandwick, Atlanta, Georgia Aquarium, Georgia-Pacific, Google, Honeybaked Ham Company, IBM North America, Invista, Kimberly-Clark Health Care, Kodak, Lexis Nexis, Logisticare Solutions, Meda Consumer Healthcare, NAPA, Neenah Paper, Newell Rubbermaid, Prophet, Rollins/Orkin, Southwire, SunTrust Banks, Turner, UPS
Hargraves Institute - hargraves.com.au
Hargraves Institute was established in 2006 when 12 leading Australian organizations agreed to fund an Institute that would foster innovation and collaboration in Australia. Since its inauguration Hargraves has created the largest network of members, partners and clients across all sectors of the Australian economy. The Institute is named after Lawrence Hargrave (1850-1915) – engineer, explorer, astronomer, inventor and aeronautical engineer.
The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals. Our mission is to improve the effectiveness of individuals and organizations in product development and management. This is accomplished by providing resources for professional development, information, collaboration and promotion of new product development and management. The development of new products and services involves an integrated set of unique activities. PDMA is the only organization that focuses on addressing this challenge by providing the following opportunities for professional development: education, experience, networking and recognition.
Best PRACTICE INSTITUTE is a unique community of some of the world's top business leaders. Its more than 10,000 members turn to BPI as a leadership development center, online learning portal, think tank and research institute. Members include executives and employees of well more than half of the Fortune 500 corporations and are located in about two dozen countries on five continents. BPI's Senior Executive Board is composed of senior executives of 13 of the world's largest corporations: Walmart, Bank of America, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, British Petroleum, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Ingersoll Rand, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Saudi Aramco, Iris International and Pfizer. BPI was founded in 2005 by Louis Carter. The organization is based in West Palm Beach, FL.
NineSigma helps innovation-driven organizations and companies from small cap to the Global 1000 engage with the global innovation community and enable their organizations to more effectively adopt external knowledge and resources. Companies such as Kraft, Philips, L'Oreal, Unilever, Denso and Suntory utilize NineSigma's innovation services to solve immediate challenges, fill product pipelines and expand internal innovation capabilities. NineSigma has the largest open global network of solution providers of its kind and an extensive database of existing solutions that spans all industries and technical disciplines. NineSigma's online innovation community, NineSights', is the world's first open innovation social media destination, connecting innovators of all sizes with resources and relationships to drive growth. For more information, visit www.ninesigma.com.
WomensRadio is produced by Women's Online, Media and Education Network (W.O.M.E.N.), which began 17 years ago and operates every day from a strong sense of mission - to give women and all people a greater voice and by doing so, to encourage more balanced communications in every aspect of our lives, thereby bringing greater balance to our world.