Best in Consumer Entertainment/Information and Marketing or Sales Brochure or Kit – Print

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 29, 2011) — XPLANE took two top honors in the 2011 Stevie American Business Awards; winning in the categories of Consumer Entertainment/Information and Marketing or Sales Brochure or Kit – Print. XPLANE was also named a finalist in the categories of Best Video & Film: Motivational and Best Video & Film: Sales/Service. 2011 marks the third consecutive year that XPLANE has been recognized by the Stevie American Business Awards.

Winner: Holiday Recipes from Around the World
In 2010, XPLANE compiled a collection of favorite holiday recipes specific to each Dachis Group city for its annual holiday greeting. From Portland to Sydney and St. Louis to Austin, this book represents the tastes and flavors of the Dachis Group family. And in true XPLANE style, the book was designed to include infographics, charts, graphs and other visual aids. The interactive cookbook is available online and as a downloadable PDF.

Winner: Microsoft Azure Poster
To communicate the intricacies of Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform, XPLANE created an elaborate and visually-compelling print poster that clearly conveys the technology’s benefits for a range of customers. View the piece.

Finalists: “Celebrating Working Women†and “How Will You Manage?â€
In addition to the two winning entries, XPLANE was named a finalist for two videos, each created for, and in close collaboration with, Kronos. “Celebrating Working Women†was created in honor of International Women’s Day 2011 and “How Will You Manage?†explores the vast and transformative changes happening in today’s workplace.

Winners were announced on June 20 at an awards gala in New York.

XPLANE, is a global communications and business transformation consultancy that drives better results for many of the world’s leading organizations including Microsoft, Nokia, ITT, and BP. XPLANE is a new kind of consultancy that drives innovation through the combination of its employees’ diverse expertise, including journalism, consulting, technology, marketing, training, illustration, interaction, process improvement, information design and architecture. Global XPLANE headquarters are in Portland, Ore. USA; European headquarters are in Madrid, Spain; additional locations are in St. Louis, Mo. and Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

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