December 11, 2007 // Franchising.com // Valpak, one of North America's leading direct marketers, was presented with a Stevie award at the second annual Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards in Las Vegas on December 6. David Szen, Vice President of Training and Development for Valpak, received the Sales Education Leader of the Year award.
Valpak's award-winning training department is responsible for educating and preparing the nearly 1,200 sales reps in the Valpak network. Various programs are provided to assist the reps in various stages of their careers and to help them reach the next level of success. Szen is responsible for setting the strategic selling process for the company and overseeing the curriculum for all major training events.
Valpak was also named as a finalist in the Sales Meeting of the Year and Sales Training Program of the year categories. Valpak competed against companies such as Career Builder, Marriott, Walt Disney World, and FedEx among others.
The Stevie Award has become one of the world's most coveted awards and has been called "the business world's own Oscar Awards."
The Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards were created by Selling Power magazine, the leading publication read by over 162,000 sales decisions makers in the U.S. and 67 countries worldwide, and The Stevie Awards, organizers of the prestigious American Business Awards, International Business Awards, and other business awards competitions.
Headquartered in Largo, Florida, Valpak is owned and operated by Cox Target Media, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America. Valpak delivers savings to over 45 million households each month throughout the United States and Canada. Annually, Valpak distributes some 20 billion offers inserted in nearly 530 million envelopes. In addition, Valpak.com®, an online site for local savings, has over 20 million offer views each month. Cox Target Media is a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Newspapers, owned by Cox Enterprises, Inc., one of the largest media conglomerates in the United States.