BDSmktg Named Finalist in the 5th Annual 2013 Golden Bridge Awards for Best Deployments and Case Studies, Solutions for U.S.


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BDSmktg Named Finalist in the 5th Annual 2013 Golden Bridge Awards for Best Deployments and Case Studies, Solutions for U.S.

Winners Announced at the Golden Bridge Awards Dinner and Presentation in San Francisco on Sept. 30, 2013

IRVINE, Calif.Sept. 17, 2013BDSmktg has been recognized as a finalist in the Annual 2013 Golden Bridge Awards for its direct sales solution, Brand Shops. The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program, encompasses the world’s best in: organizational performance; products and services; innovations; executives and management teams; and women in business. It also recognizes all forms of marketing and program management from every major industry in the world. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 during the 5th annual awards dinner and presentations.

BDS was selected by the Golden Bridge Awards for its Brand Shops initiative. This initiative is an opportunity for manufacturers to increase brand awareness, drive sales, launch new products, and create positive consumer experiences. With most traditional sales methods, consumers have come to expect sales associates that are less than knowledgeable about products and brands. This often leads to unsatisfactory buying experiences. Leveraging its network of more than 50,000 highly skilled team members, Brand Shops’ cutting-edge retail format owns the initiative from start to finish, and connects with consumers like never before by creating an experience where sales professionals thoroughly understand a brand’s products and can intelligently answer questions, thereby increasing sales and awareness.

Brand Shops services include:

  • Design: brand insights, consumer insights, strategy, creative, visualization
  • Build: creative, layout, mock-up, production, testing
  • Install: site selection, timing coordination, logistics, crew work, compliance
  • Talent: recruiting, staffing, performance management and compensation
  • Performance Management: goals and success evaluation, quality control, communication

“It’s an honor to be named a finalist by Golden Bridge Awards for this esteemed industry and peer recognition,” said Colan Sewell, vice president of Brand Shops. “These awards are a testament to Brand Shops’ commitment to providing manufacturers the perfect platform

to showcase products and interact with consumers in a meaningful way that is highly visible and promises to engage consumers, as well as increase brand revenues.”

Winners will be announced Monday, Sept. 30 at an awards dinner and presentation in San Francisco. For more information on Brand Shops, BDS or to receive a copy of BDS’ Brand Shops white paper, please contact Ian Holtz, Director of Client Development for Brand Shops at 949.472.6700 x 2550. To learn more about the Golden Bridge Awards, go to

About BDSmktg

BDSmktg is the marketing agency that delivers sales. With retail as our specialty, BDS is an innovator in the areas of Business Intelligence, Brand Shops & Direct Sales, Market Development, Learning Design, Campaigns & Incentives, Training, Assisted Sales, Merchandising, Fixture Installations, and Retail Construction. Our high performance teams generate sell-through for clients such as Beats, Canon, Cisco, Crocs, Dell, FedEx Office, Jawbone, Levi’s, Motorola, Sam’s Club, Staples, Toshiba and Walmart. The BDS family of brands also includes Channel Partners and RMSe which are focused on creating retail-ready environments. BDS is based in Irvine, Calif., and has been operating with excellence since 1984. For more information, visit

About the Golden Bridge Awards

Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring Best Companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best Products, Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at