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2014 MarCom Awards Entry Spotlight: California Institute of Technology

While the winners for the 2014 MarCom Awards won’t be announced for a while, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted.

MarCom Awards Organization: California Institute of Technology
Location: Pasadena, California
Title of Entry: “Caltech E&S Spring 2013”
Category: 105. Magazine Cover

California Institute of Technology is a world renowned university located in Pasadena, California, specializing in science and engineering research. With a little more than 2,000 students, it’s one of the few schools in the country to have more students in graduate programs than undergraduate.

Caltech publishes quarterly quality magazines for its students, faculty and staff highlighting the institution’s people and their latest achievements. The spring addition is most notable for its cover. A cover sells the magazine to readers, and this one is an award winner.  Titled “Incubating the Future,” the cover cleverly plays off a nest theme weaving together technology and innovation in a colorful frame.

Caltech E&S Magazine Cover*****

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2014 MarCom Awards: American Specialty Health

While the winners for the 2014 MarCom Awards won’t be announced for a while, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted. Organization: American Specialty Health Location: San Diego, California Title of Entry: “Valentine’s Day E-card” Category: 226. E-Card E-cards are ubiquitous on the Internet and mostly the same, […]

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2014 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Counterpart

While the winners for the 2014 MarCom Awards won’t be announced for a while, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted. Company: Counterpart Location: Memphis, Tennessee Client: Workspace Mobility Title of Entry: “Workspace Mobility Website” Category: 244. Web Copy Compelling web copy has a several essential elements that make […]

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Brilliant Factory Furthers Historic Hotel’s Preservation Efforts in a Pinch

Communitas Awards Company: Brilliant Factory
Title: “Hacienda Hotel Restoration”
Location: New Port Richey, Florida
Category: 3.1 Pro Bono

Brilliant FactoryMany are familiar with making the impossible possible in the face of short deadlines. But how many have donated their time and resources to help with such efforts?

Well, that’s exactly what a two-person crew from Brilliant Factory did. With only a weekend to complete a 2.5-minute video for the city of New Port Richey’s business development director, the team delivered a polished, persuasive video using original footage and anything else they could uncover about the Historic Hacienda Hotel.

To learn more about why Brilliant Factory stepped in to tell the story of its historic hotel and how it created a clip on such short notice, we talked with Brilliant Factory’s Jeffrey Hilton.

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2014 MarCom Awards Spotlight: 451 Marketing

While the winners for the 2014 MarCom Awards won’t be announced for a while, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted. Organization: 451 Marketing Client: Mom Meet Mom Location: Boston, Massachusetts Title of Entry: “Mom Meet Mom Launch Campaign” Category: 149c. Product Launch 451 Marketing is a fully integrated, Boston-based […]

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2014 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Homewood Suites by Hilton Worldwide

While the winners for the 2014 MarCom Awards won’t be announced for a while, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted. Organization: Hilton Worldwide – Homewood Suites Location: Memphis, Tennessee Title of Entry: “Homewood Suites – Brand Video” Category: 258. Informational Video Homewood Suites wanted to create a […]

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2014 MarCom Awards Spotlight: ValueOptions

While the winners for the 2014 MarCom Awards won’t be announced for a while, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted. Organization: ValueOptions Location: Norfolk, Virginia Title of Entry: “ValueOptions 2013 Year in Review/Progress & Promise” Category: 90. Annual Report Interior ValueOptions is the nation’s largest independent behavioral […]

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2014 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Boise State University

While the winners for the 2014 MarCom Awards won’t be announced for a while, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted. Organization: Boise State University Location: Boise, Idaho Title of Entry: “Web Video Promotion Campaign” Category: 204. Web Advertising Campaign The football prowess of Boise State University has […]

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This Week’s Latest Tech Gadgets – Sept. 22, 2014

By Gregg Ellman
@greggellman@greggellman

Reviews of Monster’s NCredible N-Ergy Impressions earbuds, Monster SuperStar Bluetooth speaker and Powercard Turbo portable battery, as well as Satechi’s USB Portable Air Purifier and Fan.

Monster’s Earbuds, SuperStar Bluetooth Speaker & Portable Battery

Monster-N-ERGY-EarbudsMonster, the company that makes great cables to connect all of today’s electronics to one system, also makes some other great products, most notably headphones.

A few weeks ago I took a vacation and brought along some new Monster products, including the Monster NCredible N-Ergy Impressions earbuds.

First off, when you buy any Monster product, the first impression is how much attention is put into packaging. Usually this ensures you’re getting a well-made product, but not always.

In this case you are getting what you expect: a well made product with great sound and of course well packaged.

For $69 I consider these a great deal. You can spend a lot more and get worse, and for others you can spend less and get a lot more. So this puts the N-Ergy Impressions earbuds right in the middle of the road.

The sound is excellent; they aren’t going to knock your head off with head-banging bass but they produce a nice consistent sound at any volume.

Each speaker is magnetized to they can stick together and hang around your neck when not putting sound in your ears. They are also attached to a tangle-free cord.

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Education for All Children: Why Patrina Marino Designs

Individual: Patrina Marino with Davidoff Associates Title: “ChangeALife Uganda: Annual Review 2013” Location: New York, New York Category: 1.5 Individual Participation The skills of marketing and communication professionals are needed across the world for a plethora of reasons. Patrina Marino, principal at New York-based design consulting firm Davidoff Associates, has chosen to donate her skills and expertise for the […]

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