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World-first Innovations

  • SMART MONEY - world’s first and most innovative card linked to a Smart wireless phone
  • SMART LOAD - revolutionary over-the-air (OTA) prepaid reloading service offering airtime in sachet-like packages
  • PASA LOAD (Transfer Load) - service that allows Smart Buddy and Talk ‘N Text subscribers to pass on to each other PhP15, PhP10, PhP5 or PhP2 worth of their own airtime balances.
  • SMART PADALA- world’s first international cash remittance service linked to the mobile phone
  • THE NETPHONE - world's first smartphone backed by an operator-managed platform
  • BAYADLOAD - in June 2013, Smart unveiled the newest innovation in the e-money space that enables people to pay for their mandatory government contributions for social security, housing, provident and health insurance using load on their Smart mobile phones. The service is aimed at the 1.8 million employers and 2.5 million domestic service workers that need to comply with the Kasambahay Law, which took effect in the Philippines on 4 June.

Major awards and recognitions

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2021

May 2021

Shortlisted: TNT Nasa Saya ’Yan
Youth Brand / Humanity and Culture
Integrated Digital / Digital and Ecommerce

Shortlisted: Smart GigaLife App
Integrated Media / Media

Asia Pacific Tambuli Awards 2021
Philippines

Winner: Gold Stevie for Innovation in Public Relations Videos
PLDT and Smart “Connected By Hope” 2020 Year-end AVP

Winner: Silver Stevie for Most Valuable Corporate Response
PLDT and Smart COVID-19 Response

Winner: Bronze Stevie for Innovation in Community Relations & Public Service Communications
PLDT and Smart #NoLearnerLeftBehind Omnibus Education Programs

Winner: Bronze Stevie for Innovation in Business-to-Busines Events
PLDT Enterprise presents IMPACT: Philippine Digital Convention 2020

2021 Asia Pacific Stevie Awards
Hong Kong

April 2021

#2 in LinkedIn’s Top Companies of 2021: The 15 best workplaces to grow your career in the 
Philippines
Smart Communications

March 2021

Winner: Company of the Year
PLDT Inc.

Winner: Company of the Year 1st runner-up
Smart Communications, Inc. 

Winner: Top Division Award for Communication Management
CVIF-Dynamic Learning Program "Learning by Doing - Creating independent learners for nation-building"

Nominee: Top Division Award for Communication Training and Education
Smart Creator Programs

Nominee: Top Division Award for Communication Skills
PLDT Home “Dear Pa” Father’s Day campaign

Excellence Awards:
1. An Annual Tribute to Filipino Teachers: Gabay Guro Grand Gathering
2. Are you a Data Privacy Hero or Sidekick? PLDT Data Privacy e-Learning Program
3. CVIF-Dynamic Learning Program (Change Communication category)
4. CVIF-Dynamic Learning Program (CSR category)
5. Digital Catechism: Road to PH's 500 Years of Christianity
6. Digital Farmers Program: Empowering Farmers through Mobile and Internet Literacy
7. Free Stories for All with Smart Giga Stories
8. Learning to Naks! Empowering Filipino students to be the 'Bida' with PLDT Home Prepaid Wifi
9. LearnSmart eLearning Sessions - Ensuring Continued Learning during a Pandemic
10. Love comes in all shapes, sizes, and paws with PLDT's #ComeHomeToLove for Valentine's Day
11. Mother Tongue-Based Apps for enhancing literacy and preserving local culture
12. PLDT Enterprise Day Zero
13. PLDT Enterprise Focus Campaign
14. PLDT Enterprise Pasasalamat Night Manila 2019
15. PLDT Home Fibr-powered Esports in the Philippines
16. PLDT Home Mother's Day - Ako Naman, Ma
17. PLDT Home powers the 2019 Kadayawan Festival 
18. PLDT-Smart Gabay Kalikasan AVPs: Paperless Billing and Clean The Cloud
19. School-in-a-Bag: Leveraging Partnerships for Education 
20. Simple, Smart Ako
21. Smart at the 30th SEA Games: Connectivity and Nation-building by Supporting Athletes
22. Smart Communities and the UNSDGs: Technology for GOOD, Technology for Development
23. Sunrise Run by Sun and PLDT Enterprise
24. The Round Up: A Digital News Show of PLDT and Smart
25. TNT Big Bente Campaign 
26. TNT Free YouTube For All campaign

Merit Awards:
1. #NoLearnerLeftBehind Education for all in the New Normal web forum 
2. CyberSmart Caravans: Promoting Cyber Security and Safety among Teachers and Students
3. Digital Catechism: Heritage Tour Series
4. Free Bee Paskong Pinoy
5. Gabay Guro program: Building the Nation, One Teacher at a Time
6. Gabay Kalikasan omnibus campaign
7. In Good Company: PLDT Group 2019 Sustainability Report
8. LearnSmart Apps Program: Enhancing Mother Tongue-Based Learning Through Collaboration and Innovation 
9. MUSIKALAYAAN Para sa Global Pinoys
10. PLDT Enterprise Beyond Fiber
11. PLDT Enterprise Everyday Stories of Real IMPACT
12. PLDT Enterprise Ignite
13. PLDT Enterprise Philippine Digital Convention 2019
14. PLDT Enterprise Tech Talk ON-AIR
15. PLDT Home #StayHomeSeries
16. PLDT Home StayHome Campaign: Turning quarantine time to quality time powered by the strongest connections at home
17. PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid: Leveling Up Students' Education Through Connectivity
18. PLDT Home's Mother Hood Series: Celebrating All Kinds of Moms
19. PLDT-Smart Cyber Security Awareness Campaign for Employees 
20. Power Over Plastic Company-wide Ban on Single-Use Plastics
21. Safe PH for Smart Millenniors
22. Smart Giga Mania
23. Smart powers National e-Sports Team: A new generation of Filipino athletes 
24. SWEEP: Digital Shift for Future Ready Schools
25. TNT Giga Stories campaign
26. TNT Giga Video 50 Summer Campaign
27. TNT Tropang Ready Batch 2: Disaster Preparedness for the Youth
28. Vox Now

18th Philippine Quill Awards
Philippines

February 2021

Winner: Company of the Year
PLDT-Smart

Winner: Platinum Anvil
CyberSmart Caravans: Promoting Cyber Security and Safety among Teachers and Students

Nominee: Grand Anvil
CyberSmart Program: Promoting Cyber Security and Safety among Teachers and Students

Gold Anvil
CyberSmart Caravans
CyberSmart Program
#StayHome: PLDT Home Turns Quarantine Time to Quality Time (COVID-related PR)

Silver Anvil
#StayHomeSeries: PLDT Home Turns Quarantine Time to Quality Time 
     (Digital PR category)
LearnSmart eLearning Sessions campaign
LearnSmart omnibus education campaign
PLDT #ComeHomeToLove Valentine's Day campaign
PLDT and Smart Cyber Security Awareness Internal Campaign
School-in-a-Bag: Leveraging Partnerships for Education
Smart Communities and the UNSDGs omnibus campaign
TNT Big Bente 
TNT Giga Stories 
PLDT Enterprise HOT JOE Online: Pasasalamat Issue
PLDT Home’s No Learner Left Behind Virtual Benefit Concert
PLDT Home brings the Holideals to Filipinos
LearnSmart eLearning Sessions video series
Kalye Mabunga: Building food-secure communities one 'kalye' at a time

56th Anvil Awards
Philippines

2020

December 2020

Winner: Best Crisis Response 
#StaySmart COVID-19 Response 
 
Finalist: CEO of the Year
Alfredo S. Panlilio

Finalist: Best Network Transformation Initiative
Smart Communications

Finalist: Best Social Contribution
Digital Farmers Program

Asia Communication Awards 2020
Singapore

September 2020

Highly Cited: Best Mobile Operator in an Emerging Market
Smart Communications, Inc.

World Communication Awards 2020
London

Winner: Sustainability Initiative of the Year
PLDT-Smart Gabay Kalikasan

International Sustainability Awards 2020
NJ, United States

June 2020

Featured Case Study
Connected Mangroves
Rainforest Connection

GSMA Report: Digital Dividends in Natural Resource Management
London

February 2020

Platinum Anvil
Gabay Guro Grand Gathering

Gold Anvil
Gabay Guro Grand Gathering
PLDT Enterprise’s Hot Joe Online
#VoxNow Talks: An Employee Forum on Cyberbullying for PLDT
Digital Farmers Program
LearnSmart Apps (Program): Enhancing Mother Tongue-Based Learning 
Safe PH for Smart Millenniors
FindHer online series 
TNT Giga Video 50 Summer Campaign 

Silver Anvil
PLDT Global’s 12/12 Free Bee Day 
PLDT Global’s Free Bee “’Nay, ’Yan Ay Pangako” 
PLDT At Your Service
The Round Up
PLDT-Smart Omega
PLDT Enterprise’s Philippine Digital Convention 2019 (Digital Grounds Tour) 
Smart Free Roam Chat
Smart Giga with Video Every Day
LearnSmart Apps (Tools): Improving Literacy and Preserving Local Culture
ONEBoarding: A Digital Onboarding Experience for New Hires
PLDT-Smart Netflix Stranger Things Partnership
Sun Prepaid Para Nimo Cebu
The Good Fiber: PLDT 2018 Sustainability Report
TNT Free YouTube For All
TNT SurfSaya Campaign
TNT Tropang Ready

55th Anvil Awards
Philippines

2019

October 2019

Runner-up: Best Operator in an Emerging Market category 
Smart Communications

Runner-up: Best IPTV Innovation category:
Smart Free YouTube Everyday

Runner-up: Social Contribution category
LearnSmart Mother Tongue-Based Literacy Apps 
World Communication Awards
London
 

August 2019

1st runner-up: Company of the Year
Smart Communications
Excellence Awards
PLDT Enterprise Philippine Digital Convention 2018 
PLDT Enterprise HOT JOE Online 
LearnSmart literacy apps (program)
LearnSmart literacy apps (tool)
Smart Communities (program)
Smart LTE Nation
Tropang Ready Disaster Preparedness Program
TNT SurfSaya Campaign
TNT GigaSurf50 Summer Campaign
TNT Free YouTube Campaign
Smart Free YouTube Every Day
Ka-Partner Rewards Program*
Smart Millenniors*
*Top Entries for Communications Management Division
Merit Awards
PLDT Group Data Privacy Office “Handle With Care” Campaign
PLDT Home At Your Service
PLDT Enterprise Beyond Satisfaction
PLDT Global FreeBee Day
PLDT Global FreeBee e-grad
Smart World “Roam Free” campaign
TNT Tropa Trip Summer Music Fest
Sun Prepaid Para Nimo Cebu relaunch campaign
Kultoura Digital Tourism
Smart Communities (social media category)
17th Philippine Quill Awards
Manila, Philippines


Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Relations
Ramon R. Isberto
Excellence in Business Leadership
Oscar Enrico A. Reyes, Jr. 
Asia’s Women Leaders
Chaye Cabal-Revilla
Katrina Luna-Abelarde
CFO of the Year
Chaye Cabal-Revilla
Best CSR Practices (Individual and Organizational Categories)
Gabay Guro
Market Leadership Award
PLDT Home
Campaign of the Year
Smart Free YouTube Everyday
Best Strategic PR Campaign
Smart Music Live
Organization with Innovative HR Practices
Super ID
Best LTE Service Provider
Smart LTE
Best Broadband Service Provider
PLDT Home Fibr
Best Telecom Service Provider
Innovative Partnership Strategy: Smart and YouTube Partnership
ASIA’S BEST BRAND AWARD
Smart Communications, Inc. 
CMO Asia Awards
Singapore
 

June 2019

Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs in Asia
Runner-up: LearnSmart mother tongue-based literacy apps
GSMA Asia Mobile Awards 2019
Shanghai, China


May 2019

Most Innovative Voice Solution 
PLDT Global - Free Bee

Finalist, Most Innovative OTT Video Service
Smart Free YouTube Everyday

Finalist, Most Innovative Approach to Analytics
Smart’s Credit Score Service 

Finalist, Most Innovative Community Telecom Project
Smart School-in-a-Bag

Telecom Asia Awards
Hong Kong
  

March 2019

Winner, Best User Download Speeds for October-December 2018
Smart Communications
P3 Communications GmbH
Germany


Philippines’ Fastest Mobile Network for 2018 Smart
Ookla Speedtest Awards
Seattle, Washington


Winner, Best Video Experience
Winner, Best Download Speed
Winner, Best Upload Speed
Winner, Best Latency Experience
Smart Communications
OpenSignal Mobile Experience Awards
Londo
n 

February 2019

Winner, Consistent Quality Score - Philippines
Smart Communications
Tutela 
British Columbia, Canada 


January 2019

Silver Anvil
#LearnSmart literacy apps for indigenous people
#LearnSmart mother tongue –based literacy apps
Smart Millenniors: Teach Tech to Your Elders Program
KulToura and Digital Tourism
Smart LTE Nation
Smart School-in-a-Bag: No School Left Behind
TNT Tropang Ready: Disaster Preparedness for the Youth
Smart Communities
PLDT Global e-Grad Event
TNT Tropa Trip Summer Music Fest

54th Anvil Awards
Philippines 

2018

October 2018

Winner, Community Engagement (In-house)
TNT Tropang Ready Disaster Preparedness Caravan

Finalist, Corporate Responsibility (In-house)
Smart Communities

Finalist, Community Relations (In-house)
SWEEP

IPRA’s Golden World Awards
Barcelona, Spain


July 2018

Excellence Award
SHINE OS+
Smart Communities
Smart TechnoCart
Smart School-in-a-Bag

Merit Award
#LevelUpToLTE Campaign
Learning as One Nation 
PLDT Group Awesome Inside Out
Smart Bro Bond Like Never Before Campaign
Smart Millenniors
SWEEP Awards
TNT Online Store
TNT Panalo Data Campaign
TNT Tropa Apps Campaign
TNT Tropa Challenge
TNT Tropang Ready Disaster Preparedness Caravan 

Philippine Quill Awards
Philippines


June 2018

Telecom CEO of the Year
Manuel V. Pangilinan
Finalist, Best Emerging Market Operator
Finalist, Most Innovative Network Transformation Initiative
Telecom Asia Awards
Singapore


Social Contribution Award
School-in-a-Bag
Highly Commended, Network Transformation Initiative
Smart Network Transformation Program
Highly Commended, Best Brand Campaign
TNT Tropa Apps
Finalist, CEO of the Year
Manuel V. Pangilinan
Finalist, Digital Lifestyle Award
TNT Tropa Apps
Asia Communication Awards
Singapore


Finalist, Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs in Asia
SHINE OS+
GSMA Asia Mobile Awards
Shanghai, China


Finalist, Most Effective Consumer PR Campaign
#LevelUpToLTE
AMEC International Communication Effectiveness Awards 
Barcelona, Spain

March 2018

Grand Prix
Grand Anvil for SHINE OS+
Gold Anvil
SHINE OS+
Learning as One Nation
School-in-a-Bag
Smart Chatbot
Smart Saturdays
TNT Tropang Ready Caravan
Silver Anvil
Bond Like Never Before with Smart Bro
Doon Po Sa Amin Storytelling Caravan
Paskong Pinoy
PLDT Group Awesome Inside Out
Smart Communities
Smart Millenniors
Smart Paywall
Smart TechnoCart
SWEEP Awards
TNT App
TNT Online Store
TNT Tropa Trip

53rd Anvil Awards
Philippines

February 2018

Finalist, Best Mobile Innovation Supporting  Emergency or Humanitarian 
Situations
Batingaw App
GSMA Global Mobile Awards
Barcelona, Spain


2017

November 2017

Best Brand Campaign
Welcome Change
Social Contribution Award
SHINE OS+
Finalist, Best Operator in an Emerging Market
World Communication Awards
London, United Kingdom


Finalist, Customer Experience Excellence
My Smart
Global Telecoms Awards
London, United Kingdom


October 2017

Winner for Healthcare
SHINE OS+
Winner for Events Management
TNT Super Panalo Day
International Public Relations Association’s Golden World Awards
Bulgaria 


Finalist, Best Engagement Campaign
TNT Tropang Ready
Ethical Corp.’s Responsible Business Awards
London, United Kingdom


Finalist, Heart for OFWs Company
PLDT Global
Asia CEO Awards
Philippines


July 2017

2nd Runner-up, Company of the Year
Excellence Award
Batibot App
Disaster Communications Summit (ICT Bayanihan)
GigaSurf Campaign
Launchpad
#OwnIt Campaign
Smart Bro’s iPad Plan 599 Campaign
Smart Pokemon GO
Smart University Gamified Mobile Learning Program
Sun Deserve Mo ‘To Campaign
TNT Super Panalo Day
Welcome Change Campaign
Workplace by Facebook

Merit Award
AlDub for TNT Campaign
All New Smart Bro Plans
Developing Android App Developers
Employee Rockstars Program
Maging Laging Handa
SHINE OS+ 
Smart Flagship Store
Sun First Job Problems Campaign
TechnoCart and School-in-a-Bag 

Philippine Quill Awards


May 2017

Digital Service Provider of the Year
Best Brand Campaign 
For Welcome Change
Asia Communication Awards
Singapore


March 2017

Company of the Year
Gold Anvil
AlDub for TNT Campaign
Batibot app
Batingaw App
Developing Android App Developers
Disaster Communications Summit
Flagship Store
GigaSurf50 Campaign
Launchpad
My Smart App
My Smart Website
Paskong Pagsaluhan
Smart BROkada Road Trip
Smart Roamer
Smart TechnoCart and School-in-a-Bag
Smart University Gamified Mobile Learning Program
Sun Deserve Mo ‘To
Workplace by Facebook

Silver Anvil
Mobile Education Videos
My Smart Launch
#OwnIt Video
SHINE OS+
Smart Bro Plan 799 Campaign
Sun First Job Problems
Welcome Change Campaign
52nd Anvil Awards
Makati, Philippines


February 2017

Finalist, Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning
For Batibot Mobile App
GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards
Barcelona, Spain


2016

December 2016

Finalist, mHealth Category
For SHINE OS+
Meffys Awards
London, United Kingdom

November 2016

Social Contribution Award
For Smart TechnoCart
Finalist, Digital Service Provider of the Year
World Communication Awards
London, United Kingdom

Best Operator Marketing Campaign
For TNT AlDub Campaign
Finalist, Best Operator Marketing Campaign
For Smart GigaSurf50
Global Telecoms Awards
London, United Kingdom

 

October 2016

Finalist, CSR Company of the Year
Asia CEO Awards
Philippines


Silver Award for Digital Effectiveness
For Sun Postpaid’s First Job Problems
Bronze Award for Digital Campaign
For How to be Friends again after Elections
Bronze Award for Digital Craft
For GameX Suntukan sa DOTA
Boomerang Awards

Philippines

August 2016

Change the World List
For SWEEP
Fortune Magazine 2016


June 2016

Social Contribution Award
For Smart TechnoCart

Finalist, Operator of the Year
Finalist, Best Emerging Market Initiative
For Free Internet
Finalist, Best Brand Campaign
For Sun Choose Better
Asia Communication Awards
Singapore


May 2016

First Runner-Up, Company of the Year

Excellence Awards
Agile Coaching Movement
Digital X
Free Internet
Internet.org
Simple Joys of Christmas
Smart TechnoCart
Sun Broadband Non-Stop Surf Plans
Sun Self Care Purposive Migration
SWEEP
SWEEP Awards (Finalist for Top Division Award)

Merit Awards
Doon Po Sa Amin
Smart Life
Smart Self Care Campaigns
#SugodManny
Sun Broadband Gadget Plans
Sun Choose Better Campaign
Philippine Quill Awards 2016

February 2016

Company of the Year 
Gold Anvil
Batibot App
Employee Rockstar Program
Free Internet
Smart TechnoCart
Sun Choose Better
SWEEP
SWEEP Awards

Silver Anvil
Agile Coaching Movement
Digital X
Doon Po Sa Amin
Simple Joys of Christmas
Smart-Mystery Manila: Escape from the Earthquake
Smart Life
#SugodManny
Anvil Awards 2016
Philippines

2015

December 2015

Best Mobile Operator
Finalist, Best Operator in an Emerging Market
Finalist, CEO of the Year
For Napoleon L. Nazareno
Finalist, Innovation Award
For PowerApp
Finalist, Social Contribution Award
For SWEEP
World Communication Awards 2015
London, United Kingdom


November 2015

Winner, Mobile Money
For Charge2Phone
Finalist, Innovation in FinTech
For Charge2Phone
Finalist, Consumer First
For Mobile Loan Saver
Finalist, Consumer Trust
For Lock By Mobile
Meffys Global Mobile Awards 2015
London, United Kingdom


Winner, Connecting the Unconnected
For PowerApp

Finalist, Best Mobile Payment Solution
For Charge2Phone
Finalist, Mobile Pricing Innovation
For SafeZone
Telecoms.com Awards 2015
London, United Kingdom


October 2015

Finalist, Best Sports Marketing Campaign
For #GilasPilipinas
1st Asia Sports Industry Awards
Makati, Philippines


September 2015

Winner, Community Relations
For Doon Po Sa Amin
IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa


July 2015

Best Core Banking System Initiative
Best Mobile Banking Initiative
For Mobile Loan Saver
Asian Banking and Finance Retail Banking Awards
Singapore


June 2015

Innovation Award
For PowerApp
Finalist, Operator of the Year
Finalist, CEO of the Year
For Napoleon L. Nazareno
Finalist, Customer Experience Initiative Award
For Smart Bro Dashboard
Finalist, Social Contribution Award
For SWEEP
Finalist, Connected Asia Award
For Mobile Loan Saver
2015 Asia Communication Awards
Singapore


May 2015

Telecom CEO of the Year
For Napoleon L. Nazareno
Most Advanced Approach to Customer Experience
For Smart Life
Most Innovative Partnership
For Smart e-Money, Inc. and LandBank of the Philippines

Finalist, est Emerging Market Operator
Finalist, Best Mobile Payment Service
For GameX
Finalist, Best Community Telecom Project
For 700DALOY
Finalist, Most Innovative Video Service Project
For ViewStream
18th Telecom Asia Awards
Jakarta, Indonesia


April 2015

Gold Anvil
For: Doon Po Sa Amin
#SafePH
Silver Anvil
For: Gilas Pilipinas on ViewStream
OurSmartStory
Paskong Pasasalamat
People Festival
#SafePH Community Preparedness Program
Smart Bro Dashboard
50th Anvil Awards
Philippines

April 2015 Finalist, Best Mobile Payments Implementation
For GameX
4th Smart Awards Asia
Singapore

March 2015

Winner, Employee Engagement and Development
ASEAN Corporate Sustainability Awards
Makati, Philippines


Best Mobile Music App
For SPINNR
20th Global Mobile Awards
Barcelona, Spain

Excellence Award
For: Drop 600 (Event)
Paskong Pasasalamat
People Festival
Project Evolver (Digital Communication Channels)
SmartSpeak
SPINNR (Advertising Campaigns)
SPINNR (Marketing Communication)
Talk ‘N Text Panalo Ka Pilipinas
Philippine Quill Awards
Philippines


Merit Award
For: Abot Alam Video
Community Preparedness Program
Doon Po Sa Amin
Drop 600 (Digital Communication Channels)
GameX e-Sports Week
Jump In Campaign
OurSmartStory
Product Lifecycle Management Redesign & Awareness Campaign
Project Evolver (Marketing Communication)
SafePH
Philippine Quill Awards
Philippines

2014

December 2014

Green Technology Award
For Green Merch
Finalist, OTT Service Launch
For Spinnr
Finalist, Best Mobile Payment Solution
For Smart Money Padala
Telecoms.com Awards
London, United Kingdom


Best Mobile Operator
Social Contribution Award
For Help.PH
Finalist, Best Operator in an Emerging Market
Finalist, Best Consumer Service
For PowerApp
Finalist, Best Brand Campaign
For Jump In
16th World Communication Awards
London, United Kingdom


November 2014

Meralco Top Employer Award

Finalist, Technology Company of the Year
Asia CEO Awards
Philippines

Mobile Money Award
for the Mobile Cash Transfer Program
11th Meffys Awards
San Francisco, USA


September 2014

Sourcing Excellence Grand Prize
for Green Merch
SCMAP’s Salute to Supply Chain Excellence Awards
Philippines

June 2014 Best Content Service 
for Spinnr
Best Place to Work

Finalist, Operator of the Year
Finalist, CEO of the Year
Finalist, Innovation Award
for PowerApp
Finalist, Best Brand Campaign
for Jump In
Finalist, Customer Service Initiative
for Project Embassy
Finalist, Project of the Year
for Mobile Cash Transfer Program for Yolanda Survivors
Finalist, Social Contribution Award
for Panalo SIKAP
for SafePH
2014 Asia Communication Awards
Singapore
Merit Award
for Jump In Campaign
2014 Gold Quill Toronto, Canada


May 2014 Best Community Telecom Project
for Help.PH
17th Telecom Asia Awards
Jakarta, Indonesia


April 2014 Best Mobile Payments Implementation
for Help.PH
Smart Awards Asia 2014
Singapore


March 2014 First Runner-Up, Resource Efficiency
for Green Merchandising
ASEAN Corporate Sustainability Awards 2014
Philippines


February 2014 Merit Award
for 12 Gifts, 12 Days of Christmas
Digital Tourism Campaign
Expanded Implementation of the Dynamic Learning Program
IdeaSpace National Competition Finals
IdeaSpace Startup Incubation Program and National Competition
Pamilyang Ready, Pamilyang Panalo
PayITfwd: Spreading Good Deeds through Technology
SWEEP Startups
Star Christmas Campaign
UPOU-Smart Mobile Apps Development Course
ASEAN Corporate Sustainability Awards 2014
Philippines

 


February 2014 Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations
for SafePh: Yolanda Response
Finalist
for help.PH Global Fund Campaign via BayadLoad Channel
GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2014
Barcelona, Spain

 


February 2014 Operator OTT Service Launch Award
for SmartNet
Finalist, Connecting the Unconnected Award
for Smart Satellite Services
Finalist, Mobile Pricing Innovation Award
for Talk ‘N Text’s Katok-at-Text Offers
Finalist, CEM Award
for Self-Care Program
Telecoms.com Awards
Barcelona, Spain

 


January 2014 Innovation Award
Finalist, Operator of the Year
Finalist, TMT Leadership Award
TMT Finance & Investment Asia 2014 Awards
Hongkong


2013

December 2013 Best Consumer Service
for SmartNet
Finalist, Best Operator in a Developing Market
Finalist, CEO of the Year
Finalist, Best Place to Work
Finalist, Best Customer Care
for Customer Ambassador Program
Finalist, Social Contribution Award
for Project Zero
World Communication Awards
London


November 2013 Finalist
for Executive Leadership Team of the Year
Most Innovative Company
Technology Team of the Year
4th Asia CEO AwardsWorld Communication Awards
Philippines


November 2013 1st Runner Up, Company of the Year
Top Division Award for Communication Management
for Jump In Campaign

Excellence Award
for 12 Gifts, 12 Days of Christmas
Honeycomb Campaign: Smart Bro Re-launch
Jump In Campaign
Jump In Dance-Off
Langoy Pinoy
Smart Prepaid Alltxt30Plus
Smart Prepaid Unli Call & Text 25

Merit Award
for IdeaSpace
IdeaSpace Technopreneurship Program and Competition
iPhone Launch
Jump In Music Video
Live Well, Live More Part 2
Message Sent: SMS for Disaster Preparedness
Smart Developer Network
The Story Telling Project: Pledge Run 2013

12th Philippine Quill Awards
Philippines


November 2013 Winner, Environment and Value Chain Management category
Asian CSR Awards 2013
Bali, Indonesia


August 2013 Silver Boomerang for Programs Effectivity
For Smart Online Store
Silver Boomerang for Programs by Industry
For my.Smart
Bronze Boomerang for Campaigns Effectivity, Sales Category
Bronze Boomerang for Campaigns Effectivity, Sales Category
For What’s Your Pasalubong Campaign
Bronze Boomerang for Digital Engagement
For VoteSmart
Boomerang Awards 2013
Makati, Philippines


August 2013 Grand Prix of the Year
for Smart Txtbks
2013 AdStars International Advertising Festival
Busan, South Korea


June 2013 Finalist, Most Innovative LTE Launch
LTE Awards 2013
Amsterdam, Netherlands


June 2013 Merit Award
for Project Visa
2013 Gold Quill Awards
New York, USA


June 2013 Best Content Service
for SmartNet
Social Contribution Award
for Project Zero
Honorable Mention, Best Place to Work
Finalist, Operator of the Year
Finalist, Best Brand Campaign
for Live More
Finalist, Best Customer Service Initiative
for Customer Ambassador Program
Jump Springboard Customer Education Program
Finalist, Social Contribution Award
for Expanded Implementation of the Dynamic Learning Program
3rd Asia Communication Awards
Singapore


June 2013 Cannes Lions Grand Prix, Mobile Category
For Smart Txtbks
2013 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
Cannes, France


April 2013 Best Community Telecom Project
for Project NOAH Mobile
Finalist, Best Emerging Market Carrier
16th Telecom Asia Awards
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


March 2013 Excellence Award
for Live More TVC
Live Well, Live More
Project NOAH Mobile
Project SHINE
Project Zero
SAFE.ph

Merit Award
for Dynamic Learning Program
DLP AVP
IdeaSpace Technopreneurship Program
iPhone 4S Launch
SmartCares Social Media Specialists Program
SmartSpeak
SWEEP

48th Anvil Awards
Manila, Philippines


January 2013 Silver Award
for Live More Multimedia Campaign
Merit Award
for Talk 'N Text Araw-Araw Panalo
3rd Panata Awards
Manila, Philippines

2012

November 2012 Company of the Year
Top Division Award for Communication Management
for Project Visa
Excellence Awards
for: Base Camp
iPhone 4S Launch
Jump Experience Center Cebu Launch
Live Well, Live More
my.Smart
my.Smart Jollibee/Boracay Promo
Project Shine
Project VISA
Project Zero
Smart Live More Campaign
Smart Technolympics
SmartSpeak Online
SWEEP Technology Scholarship
The Dynamic Learning Program
Merit Award
for: 1st Philippine LTE Forum
Live More Buses
The Dynamic Learning Program AVP
TNT Araw-Araw Panalo
Finalist Citation
for: TNT TV Juan
Pop the Dots
Safe.PH
11th Philippine Quill Awards
Manila, Philippines

November 2012 Most Innovative Company
Finalist, Technology Team of the Year
2012 Asia CEO Awards
Manila, Philippines

October 2012 Finalist, Best Operator Led Mobile Money Programme
for Smart Money
Finalist, Best Development of a Pilot Health Project
for Secured Health Information Network and Exchange or SHINE
Connected World Forum
Dubai

September 2012 Top 10 Health Market Innovations
for Secured Health Information Network and Exchange or SHINE
2nd Galing Likha-Kalusugan Awards
Manila, Philippines

June 2012 Operator of the Year
Innovation Award
for Netphone
Best Emerging Market Initiative
for Secured Health Information Network and Exchange or SHINE
Finalist
CEO of the Year Category
Customer Service Initiative Category
for Jump Experience Center
Green Technology Award Category
for Green Merchandising Program
Social Media Initiative Category
for SmartCares
2nd Asia Communication Awards
Singapore

June 2012Gold Award in Phone Service
2012 Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands
Manila, Philippines

May 2012Finalist, Most Significant Development
for Commercial LTE Network by an Operator Category
LTE Awards
Barcelona, Spain

Finalist, Green Leadership Award Category
for Kabalikat sa Kalikasan
Finalist, Health Promotion Award Category
for Secured Health Information Network and Exchange (SHINE)
Finalist, Investment in People Award Category
for Smart People
Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards
Singapore

April 2012Operator of the Year
Telecom CEO of the Year
Best Community Telecom Project
for Secured Health Information Network and Exchange or SHINE
15th Telecom Asia Awards
Thailand

February 2012Finalist
Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets Category
for Hapinoy as Smart Money Center
Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations Category
for Strengthening Disaster Preparedness of Southern Leyte through SMS
Green Mobile Award Category
for Kabalikat sa Kalikasan
Mobile Health Innovation Category
for Secured Health Information Network and Exchange (SHINE)
Global Mobile Awards, GSM Association
Barcelona, Spain

February 2012Excellence Award
for:Communiteach
Jump Experience Center
Sierra Madre Trek
Smart Kabalikat
Tanim
Text 2 Donate Collaterals
Merit Award
for:Alab Awards
Bark for the Environment
Community Care
Discover
Green Merchandising
Ideate
Internet for All
Jump Experience Center Digital Elements Project Rain Gauge
Marikina Watershed Initiative Exhibit
SHINE Audio-Visual Project
Smart Community Mobile Solutions
Smart Domestic Tourism Campaign
Smart Internet for All Exhibit
Smart Island Activations Audio-Visual Project
Smart People
Smart Schools Conference
Smart Schools Online
Smart Schools Website
Smart Self-Care
Smart Stores
Smart University
SmartCares
SmartLife Learning Series
SmartNet-Netphone Campaign
47th Anvil Awards
Manila, Philippines

2011

November 2011Green Technology Award
for Alternative Power for Cell Sites Program
World Communication Awards
Londoni

November 2011Best Operator-led Mobile Money Program
for Smart Money
Mobile Money Global Awards
Dubai

November 2011Excellence Award
for Wireless Access for Health
Merit Award
for Screening via Cellphone Networking or ASCENT
Merit Award
for Philhealth Remittance by Air
1st Galing Likha-Kalusugan Awards
Manila, Philippines

November 2011Excellence Award
for:Communiteach
Internet for All Advocacy
Kabalikat Cocktails: A Call for Collaboration
Text 2 Donate Campaign
Merit Award
for:Green Merchandising
Internet for All Exhibit
Internet for All Photos
Journ.ph: Promoting Online Campus Journalism
Libreng Tawag Program
SHINE Audio-Visual Project
Rain Watchers Awards
Sierra Madre Trek
Southern Leyte Project
Text 2 Donate Collaterals
Text 2 Donate Outdoor Billboards
Finalist Citation
for:Bark for the Environment
Jump Experience Center
Marikina Watershed Initiative Exhibit
Netphone
Project SHINE
Read-to-be-Smart
Tanim Audio-Visual Project
Tipid-Sulit Pinas! Fund
10th Philippine Quill Awards
Manila, Philippines

July 2011One of Asia’s Best Brands
2nd CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) Asia Awards
for Excellence in Branding and Marketing
Singapore

June 2011Operator of the Year
Green Technology Award
for Alternative Power for Cell Sites Program
1st Asia Communication Awards
Singapore

February 2011Excellence
for:Branding and Communication Campaign
Kabalikat sa Edukasyon
Kabalikat sa Kalikasan
Kabalikat sa Kalusugan
Merit
for:10mm website
Doon Po Sa Amin
Kabalikat Audio-Visual Project
Live Smart
Luv Ko Si Misis
Smart Schools Newsletter
Talk ‘N Text
World Earth Day
46th Anvil Awards
Manila, Philippines

2010

December 2010Winner, Best Workplace Practices
for Live Smart: Healthy U, Wealthy U, Happy U
Asian CSR Awards
Malaysia

November 2010Excellence Award
for:Talk ‘N Text Tipid Sulit Idol Search
www.smart.com.ph
Merit Award
for:Kabalikat
Kabalikat sa Edukasyon
Kabalikat sa Kalikasan
Love Ko si Misis Supermom Caravan
Smart Schools Website
Wireless Access for Health
World Earth Day
9th Philippine Quill Awards
Manila, Philippines

October 2010National IP Award
2010 Ambassador Alfredo M. Yao
National Intellectual Property (IP) Awards
Manila, Philippines

February 2010Excellence Award
for: Doon Po Sa Amin Wall Calendar
Smart Cares
Talk ‘N Text Tipid Sulit Pinas!
Merit Award
for:Doon Po Sa Amin Learning Challenge
Pandemic (H1N1) Virus Information Campaign
Smart Financial Inclusion Program
SmarTrees
45th Anvil Awards
Manila, Philippines

2009

November 2009Winner, Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program
(Support and Improvement of Education Category)
for Kabalikat sa Edukasyon/ Your Partner in Education
Finalist, Environmental Excellence
for Alternative Power for Cell Sites Program
Asian CSR Awards
Manila, Philippines

November 2009Best Mobile Money Service
for Smart Money’s mobile-based security feature for online purchases
Mobile Money for the Unbanked Award
for Smart Island Activations Program
Best Mobile Advertising or Marketing
for AXE on Phone, in partnership with Unilever
Finalist, The Green Mobile Award
for Smart Post-Marketing Waste Management Initiative - tarpaulin recycling
Asia Mobile Awards 2009, GSM Association
Hong Kong

November 2009Grant Recipient from World Bank

The “Strengthening Disaster Preparedness of Southern Leyte through SMS Technology” project of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) and Smart was chosen from over 1,770 proposals submitted by 47 countries as one of the most creative and promising solutions to climate change-related problems. The project was awarded a grant of $200,000
2009 Development Marketplace Competition
USA

October 2009Excellence Award
for:Doon Po Sa Amin Learning Challenge
Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program Innovation Awards
Tipid Sulit Pinas!
Merit Award
for:Doon Po Sa Amin 2009 Wall Calendar
Smart@15 Anniversary
Smart Energy Efficiency Program
Smart Financial Inclusion Program
SMARTrees Campaign
8th Philippine Quill Awards
Manila, Philippines

October 2009Best in Telecoms / Value Added Services
for www.smart.com.ph
2009 Digital Filipino Web Awards
Manila, Philippines

October 2009Silver Araw Award – Best Sound Design
for “Boss” TVC for red mobile
Bronze Araw Award – Film Campaign
for “Teaser”/”Chopsticks”/”All Lines”/”Tone” of red mobile
Finalist – Best Sound Design
“Chopsticks” of red mobile
Finalist – Film Single Entries
“Chopsticks” and “Boss” of red mobile
21st Philippine Advertising Congress
Philippines

September 2009Grant Recipient from GSMA
first of four recipients and only Philippine telco
Mobile Money for the Unbanked Fund Grant, GSM Association

August 2009Gold Integrated Boomerang Award
for Sandbox campaign
3rd Boomerang Awards
Manila, Philippines

July 2009Bronze Tambuli Award
for:Smart Buddy’s ‘Me na Me’ campaign
(Best established service brand category)
Uzzap’s ‘Bring Me Along’ campaign
(Best established service brand category)
Smart Bro prepaid’s ‘Flash’ campaign
(Best Innovative and Integrated Media category)
3rd Marketing Communications Effectiveness Awards
Manila, Philippines

February 20091st Green Mobile Award
for the use of wind and solar energy to power cell sites in remote areas
Finalist
Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development Category
for Infoboard Community Solution
Marketing & Promotion-Best Broadcast Commercial Category
for Smart Bring Me Along TV Commercial for Uzzap
Global Mobile Awards, GSM Association
Barcelona, Spain

February 2009Excellence Award
for:Doon Po Sa Amin Ads
Smart Schools Program Website
Merit Award
for:Ahoy Pinoy seafarer newsletter
Doon Po Sa Amin Program
SmartSpeak Quarterly
44th Anvil Awards
Manila, Philippines

2008

October 2008Excellence Award
for:The Smart-Hapinoy Story : Changing Lives and Livelihood
Smart Schools Program Website
Merit Award
for:Doon Po Sa Amin
Doon Po Sa Amin Ad series
PLDT Payphone My Phone-y Valentine
SmartSpeak Quarterly
Time to be WebSmart Campaign
7th Philippine Quill Awards
Manila Philippines

September 2008Awardee
International Chamber of Commerce, International Business Leaders Forum,
and the United Nations Development Program
2008 World Business and Development Awards
New York, USA

June 2008Mobile Operator of the Year – Philippines
Asian MobileNews Awards 2008
Singapore

February 2008Excellence Award
for:Ahoy Pinoy Magazine
Dap-Ayan sa Banglos
Flying Without Wings (Smart is Service) AVP
Project Nakar Phase II
Smart cares
SWEEP
Merit Award
for:Broadbanding Education: Smart Schools and SWEEP
Smart Communities Program
www.smart.com.ph
43rd Anvil Awards
Manila, Philippines

2007

November 2007Best Mobile Advertising
for 1-in-5 Panalo with Zad Mobile, Inc.
Asia Mobile Awards 2007, GSM Association
Macau, China

October 2007Excellence Award
for:Alagang Suki, Alagang Smart
Smart Wireless Engineering Program (SWEEP)
www.smart.com.ph
Merit Award
for:3rd SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards
Ahoy Pinoy Magazine
Bakit Maalat ang Dagat Ad campaign
Project Logo Sentinel
Project Nakar
Smart Link Paperboat Ad
www.smart.com.ph
6th Philippine Quill Awards
Manila, Philippines

February 2007Bronze Anvil
for: “Carving a New Life from Tragedy” Banglos AVP
Excellence Award
for:Broadbanding Education: Smart Schools and SWEEP
“Carving a New Life from Tragedy” Banglos AVP
Project Nakar
Merit Award
for:Smart Communities – Employee Volunteerism
SmartSpeak Quarterly
42nd Anvil Awards
Manila, Philippines

2006

October 2006Excellence Award
for: Broadbanding Education: Smart Schools Program and SWEEP
Merit Award
for:“Achievements” Smart CSR AVP
Six in 2006 Fundraising Campaign
5th Philippine Quill Awards
Manila, Philippines

May 2006Finalist, Economic Development Category
for Smart Load
Stockholm Challenge 2006
Stockholm, Sweden

2005

October 2005Excellence Award
for:“Tara Na!” Smart Employee Volunteerism AVP
Merit Award
for:Smart Caravan: The Power of Simplicity and Service
Smart Communities: Adopt-A-School program
Smart Connect Magazine
Smart Eco-tourism Photography
Smart Schools Program Launch Campaign
SmartSpeak Quarterly
4th Philippine Quill Awards
Manila, Philippines

June 2005Gold Prize Winner
Most Outstanding M2M Implementation
Telecommunications Category
M2M Value Chain Awards
Chicago, Illinois, USA

June 2005Mobile Operator of the Year, Philippines
Asian Mobile News Awards 2005
Singapore

2004

October 2004Finalist
for Smart Padala
Asian Innovation Awards 2004
Far Eastern Economic Review
Singapore

September 2004Business of the Year
1st Raul Locsin Award for Business Excellence
Innovator of the Year
for Smart Load
1st Raul Locsin Award for Business Excellence
Manila, Philippines

May 2004Asia Pacific Wireless Service Provider of the Year
Most Innovative Application of the Year
for Smart Load
Frost and Sullivan Asia Pacific Technology Awards 2004
Singapore

April 2004Merit Award
for: Smart Communities Launch Campaign
Smart Communities Logo and Application
3rd Gold Quill Awards
Manila, Philippines

April 2004Best Managed Company in the Philippines (PLDT/Smart)
Best in Investor Relations in the Philippines (PLDT/Smart)
2nd Best in Corporate Governance in the Philippines (PLDT/Smart)
FinanceAsia

February 2004Best Mobile Application or Service for the Consumer Market
for Smart Load
Global Mobile Awards, GSM Association
Cannes, France

2003

December 2003Winner
for the Smart Mobile Commerce Platform
4th Annual Intelligent20 Awards
Singapore

April 2003Philippines’ Best Employer in an Asia-wide study
The Asian Wall Street Journal and Far Eastern Economic Review,
Management Association of the Philippines and Business World;
Hewitt Associates

2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1998

2003, 2002, 2001, Top 10 Philippine Companies in terms of Corporate Leadership
2000, 1998 Far Eastern Economic Review

2002

2002Second Best Employer in the Philippines
Far Eastern Economic Review

2001

2001Most Innovative GSM Wireless Service for Customers
for Smart Money
Global Mobile Awards, GSM Association
Cannes, France

2001Most Innovative Service
for Smart Money
Asia-Pacific Marketing Awards, MasterCard International
Sydney, Australia

1997

1997 Marketing Company of the Year
18th Agora Awards
Philippine Marketing Association
Manila, Philippines