Phase 1: Top 20 Sales Professionals Award

Description: Identifies 20 in-store sales professionals who best exemplify the characteristics of professionalism, service and expertise.

Qualification: Sales professional with a minimum 2 years of experience under a licensed business (company or sole proprietor). Sales must be their primary duty (minimum 75 percent) within the business, unless the business uses a single person to perform most duties.

Nomination Process: A salesperson may nominate himself / herself. The nominee must also have a person who will “second” the nomination. This person must be unrelated to the individual and must also be an industry professional (working for an industry manufacturer, supplier, distributor, affiliate company, or a retail location not related to the applicant’s retail location. Customers and non-professional enthusiasts are not eligible.)

Applicants must create and submit a video with a maximum running time of 10 minutes. Nominations are uploaded to YouTube (public or private) and the links are sent to the magazine staff.

The video need not be professionally produced, but it must answer the following:

  • Name, years of experience, number of years at current location
  • Description of your sales technique or strategy
  • People, lessons or experiences that positively influence your performance
  • How co-workers would describe you
  • Biggest challenge (personal or professional) you’ve overcome in the past year
  • What you want customers to remember about their sales experience with you
  • How your performance influences team and store culture
  • Why should you be part of the Top 20 Sales Professionals

Selection Process: Magazine staff and select judges will vote based on submitted materials to determine the Top 20 Sales Professionals.

Award Process: Winners are announced via Mobile Electronics magazine’s Hotwire newsletter, and listed in an upcoming issue of the magazine. Winners receive a signed certificate and press release via mail, as well as digital versions of each and logos for marketing.

 

Phase 2: Top 5 Sales Professionals Award

Description: Identifies 5 sales professionals who best exemplify the characteristics of professionalism, service and expertise.

Qualification: Must have been selected as one of the Top 20 Sales Professionals in the same year.

Nomination Process: Video submissions from the Top 20 Sales Professionals nominations are used as a basis for industry voting.

Selection Process: The five highest vote-getters are determined and announced after all votes are verified and counted.

Award Process: Winners are announced via Mobile Electronics magazine’s Hotwire newsletter, and listed in an upcoming issue of the magazine. Winners receive a signed certificate and press release via mail, as well as digital versions of each and logos for marketing.

 

Phase 3: Salesperson of the Year Award

Description: Recognizes one sales professional who best exemplifies the characteristics of professionalism, service and expertise, as voted by peers, staff and judges throughout the Industry Awards process.

Qualification: Must have been selected as one of the Top 5 Sales Professionals in the same year.

Nomination Process: Nominees are required to submit materials for judging, via video and survey.

Selection Process: Magazine staff and select judges will vote based on submitted materials to determine the Salesperson of the Year.

Award Process: The winner is announced at the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards gathering in August. He / she receives an award and certificate, as well as a digital certificate and logos for marketing.