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KEO Marketing Wins Three 2016 American Business Awards

PHOENIX, Ariz., May 25, 2016 – KEO Marketing, a full-service B2B marketing agency, has been awarded three Stevie® Awards in the 2016 American Business AwardsSM for campaigns on behalf of a top 15 financial institution client.

These three Stevie awards are in addition to the two awarded KEO Marketing for projects completed for another client, Republic West Remodeling. The company will be presented all five Stevie Awards at a gala ceremony on June 20, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. More than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. The Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 250 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process.

The judging of competition entries took place over more than two months. The entries receiving the highest average scores were declared the winners.

Based on the judges’ results, KEO Marketing will be recognized for these marketing campaigns on behalf of its banking industry client:

  • Small-Budget Marketing Campaign of the Year (<$3 million) category for “Top 15 Bank relied on KEO Marketing’s SEO expertise resulting in a 45% increase in new accounts.”
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year, Financial Products & Services category for “Top 15 Bank relied on KEO Marketing’s expertise resulting in a 45% increase in new accounts.”
  • Online Marketing Campaign of the Year category for “Top 15 Bank relied on KEO Marketing’s expertise resulting in a 45% increase in new accounts.”

KEO Marketing’s client for these campaigns is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage and insurance products and services. This top 15 financial institution enlisted KEO Marketing to develop a blended Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) strategy to improve organic rankings and reduce the bank’s cost per funded account.

“We are glad that the results of our work with this financial institution client have been recognized by such a highly respected program as the American Business Awards,” said Sheila Kloefkorn, founder, president and CEO of KEO Marketing. “Our team worked tirelessly to deliver results beyond this client’s expectations. We employed successful SEO strategies to improve keyword rankings for mission-critical phrases and lower the total cost per funded account. In just six months, we saw a measurable improvement in both of these areas.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2016 Stevie winners are available at

About KEO Marketing

KEO Marketing, a leading marketing services agency based in Phoenix, creates and implements innovative strategies to help clients dramatically increase leads and sales. The company’s solutions include marketing strategy, brand positioning and messaging, website development, inbound marketing, content marketing, search engine marketing and optimization, social media, advertising, local and mobile marketing and more. Some of the world’s largest brands have depended on KEO Marketing for marketing that delivers tangible and substantial results. For more information, visit



With more than 25 years of hands on marketing strategy and operations experience, Sheila Kloefkorn is dedicated to developing marketing strategies and plans that help clients succeed. Some of the world's largest brands have depended on Sheila for marketing programs that delivered tangible and substantial results. Specialties: B2B marketing, lead generation, lead nurturing, sales strategy, marketing strategy, competitive marketing strategy, social media, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), mobile marketing, email marketing, website design, marketing plans.