SweetRush wins Brandon Hall award.

The awards recognize the breadth and depth of SweetRush’s content development services, including mobile learning, games, video, performance support, social learning, blended programs, and sales training.

San Francisco, California., September 7, 2016 — Brandon Hall has announced the winners of the coveted HCM Learning and Development Excellence Awards 2016, and SweetRush Inc. won nine awards, including seven gold, placing the company among the top overall award winners. The winning award categories include mobile learning, games, social learning, video, performance support, and sales training.

SweetRush shares its awards with its clients: global, world-class companies Cisco Systems, Inc.; Hilton Worldwide; and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. The winning projects include an engaging large-scale sales training program, an innovative soft skills learning program for engineers, a sophisticated mobile learning game, and compelling training videos.

“The bar for Brandon Hall Group Excellence awards is high, and to bring home the gold in such a large number of categories highlights our strengths as a partner in learning and development. Each and every one of these projects—be they mobile, gaming, social, video, or a blend—was built on excellent client collaboration and trust, creativity, innovation, and a strategic approach from analysis to evaluation,” said Arturo Schwartzberg, Co-founder and Chairman of SweetRush Inc.

SweetRush’s nine awards include:

GOLD: Best Sales Training Program for Extended Enterprise

GOLD: Best Advance in Creating an Extended Enterprise Learning Program

GOLD: Best Use of Games or Simulations for Learning

GOLD: Best Use of Mobile Learning

GOLD: Best Use of Performance Support

GOLD: Best Use of Social Collaborative Learning

GOLD: Best Use of Video

SILVER: Best Use of Blended Learning Program

BRONZE: Best Use of Video

“Winning a Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award means an organization is an elite innovator within Human Capital Management. The award signifies that the organization’s work represents a leading practice in that HCM function,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “Their achievement is also notable because of the positive impact their work in HCM has on business results. All award winners have to demonstrate a measurable benefit to the business, not just the HCM operation. That’s an important distinction. Our HCM award winners are helping to transform the business.”


A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated the entries based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measureable benefits.

A full list of winners can be found on the Brandon Hall Group website.

About SweetRush

Dream for a moment that you have the expertise and tools to positively impact the lives of others. You can affect mindsets and behavior. You can help a business grow, change, prosper, and thrive. The passionate pursuit of this expertise and development of these tools has been at the heart of the success SweetRush has experienced collaborating with clients who share the same dream.

SweetRush’s focus on team culture and mastery of performance improvement is reflected in a near-zero turnover of teammates, loyal clients, a 14-year track record of success, and a remarkable portfolio. Our work with clients has earned us gold awards from our peers and high ranking on the top training industry lists.

Every solution we deliver is infused with creativity. Instructional creativity allows us to discover effective and unique solutions to our clients’ challenges. Artistic creativity spurs us to create visually exciting, engaging user experiences. Technical creativity allows us to embrace new capabilities and platforms as they emerge, such as gamification and mobile delivery. In our Talent Solutions service, we harness creativity and our unique knowledge of talent, team-building, and learning and development to find you the best temporary staff to augment your team. We apply the creative lens to all things, from project management to how we treat our teammates, clients, and the planet.

We are over 100 people strong and have been in business since 2001. Our deliverables span from analysis and curriculum mapping to the creation of blended training products, including live and virtual classroom and the full gamut of custom-developed e-learning modalities.

Dream with us, and together let’s make a positive impact!

About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including learning and development, talent management, leadership development, talent acquisition, and workforce management.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. Visit their Brandon Hall website for more information.