KATANA Wins Bronze in Best in Biz Awards 2018

Best in Biz

San Diego, CA – November 28, 2018 – KATANA has been named a bronze winner for Most Innovative Company of the Year- Small by Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.

KATANA’s win reflects its commitment to growth and a culture that focuses on 3 core values: Be Impeccable, Be Infectious, and Be the Future.  With a 94% employee retention rate, KATANA’s innovative approach to fostering a culture of hard work driven by accountability, ownership and passion speaks volumes. KATANA was recently shortlisted as the 2018 finalist for two Digiday awards: “Most Innovative Culture – Small Agency” & “Most Dedicated to Employee Growth – Agency”.  In addition, KATANA was recognized both in the San Diego Business Journal (2017 & 2018) and Inc 5000 (2018) as the “Fastest Growing Private Company”, with a growth rate of 148% in the past three years.

Each year, Best in Biz Awards’ entrants span the spectrum, from some of the most recognizable global brands to the most innovative local start-ups. The 8th annual program proved to be a particularly tough competition, garnering close to 700 entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of geographic regions and industries in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2018 honors were conferred in 70 different categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Support Department, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product, Best New Service, CSR Program, Marketing Campaign and Blog of the Year.

“KATANA is honored to be named bronze winner for Most innovative Company of the Year – Small by Best in Biz Awards. Our commitment to champion innovation and invest in a culture that delivers continuous education, knowledge shares, and hands-on technology experimentations positions us to offer our clients the highest quality of results.” – Jasmina Jahic, Sr. Marketing Manager

Since 2011, winners in Best in Biz Awards have been determined based on scoring from independent judging panels deliberately composed each year of prominent editors and reporters from some of the most respected newspapers, TV outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. Structured in this unique way, Best in Biz Awards is able to best leverage its distinguished judges’ unparalleled expertise, experience and objectivity to determine award winners from among the hundreds of entries. The 2018 judging panel included, among others, writers from Associated Press, Barron’s, Consumer Affairs, eWeek, Forbes, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Investment Advisor Magazine, MediaPost, New York Post, New York Times, Ottawa Citizen and Wired.

“In today’s world, regardless of the industry you’re in, striving to innovate should be the baseline,” said Andrew Seale, Globe and Mail, joining the Best in Biz Awards judging panel for the first time. “The standouts amongst this year’s entrants for the Most Innovative Company of the Year push beyond that, bringing a new perspective altogether. From tackling a myriad of verticals with simple, sustainable design, to rethinking how companies and consumers keep information and personal data safe – this year’s winners aren’t just innovating, they’re redefining their industries.” – Andrew Seale, Globe and Mail

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2018, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2018-winners.


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About Best in Biz Awards

Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has made its mark as the only independent business awards program judged each year by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors selected from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Over the years, Best in Biz Awards judges have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the world economy to local companies and some of the most innovative start-ups. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 70 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.


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