Category : Communitas Awards

gallery-6-870x250-01Enter the Communitas Awards for FREE Through Feb. 27, 2015

Enter the Communitas Awards for FREE Through Feb. 27, 2015

Communitas StatuetteOne of the things that sets AMCP apart from other marketing and communication awards programs is our philanthropy and encouragement of community involvement. During the past few years, AMCP has donated more than $150,000 to charitable, educational and artistic endeavors. We also waived thousands of dollars in entry fees for work that was produced pro bono.

And, through the Communitas Awards, we recognize individuals, companies, and organizations that are involved in community service and sustainable business practices.

Through February 27, we are also making it possible for anyone to nominate one person or company in the Communitas Awards for free.

This can be an individual or a corporate giant.

In the past, nominations have been for:

  • Pro bono services
  • Volunteerism
  • Diversity programs
  • Event underwriting
  • CSR programs
  • Recycling/energy-saving initiatives
  • Sustainability programs


To get your free nomination, you must bypass our online entry system and mail in your nomination.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the Nominate button.
  3. Click on Print and Mail nomination entry forms.
  4. Fill out the paper forms and send them in. You can access categories by clicking on the categories button under the slider on the home page.

Questions? Email for assistance.

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Communitas Awards Spotlight: Alliance Data

Communitas Awards Individual: Alliance Data
Title: “2014 Excellence in Community Services”
Location: Plano, Texas
Category: 1. Leadership in Community Service

Alliance Data Systems

When designing and implementing a corporate social responsibility (CSR) plan, professionals must look outward at community initiatives as well as inward if they want to create an all-inclusive strategy. Few companies have broad plans that address CSR at every level; however, Alliance Data is one of the rare ones that does and it has its strategy laid out in a well-documented plan.

To learn why the company, recently named one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune, decided to create a formal strategy, we spoke with Danielle Ricketts, external communications specialist for Alliance Data. Ricketts was also able to give us a glimpse at its results inside and outside the Texas-based business.

Q: Alliance Data’s approach to corporate responsibility is comprehensive, covering not only community service but also other efforts that result in positive change and improved business practices. Why did leadership decide to create a formal strategy, and how has it affected Alliance Data overall?


Communitas Awards Spotlight: Genesis Health System

Individual: Genesis Health System Title: “Meeting Community Health Needs” Location: Davenport, Iowa Category: 3. Leadership in Skills-Based Community Service Good health should not be taken for granted when trying to create a strong, prosperous community, according to the team at Genesis Health System based in Davenport, Iowa. Leveraging their expertise and resources to enrich the lives of people in […]


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.


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 […]


Texas NICUSA’s Community Efforts Sparkle Year-round – Rain or Shine

Communitas Awards Company: Texas NICUSA
Title: “Texas NICUSA Gives Back”
Location: Austin, Texas
Category: 1. Leadership in Community Service

Texas.govGiving back to the community is something many companies do, but how many businesses serve their local citizens every week? And how many have been doing that for more than four years?

The Lone Star State has at least one business with such a strong devotion to giving back, Texas NICUSA. The private company operates, the state’s official website. Beyond overseeing the site, Texas NICUSA’s 100+ professionals take a more active role in the Austin area, helping all sorts of organizations from Austin Children’s Shelter to Meals on Wheels and Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

To find out more about how the company fosters a culture of service and how it decides which organizations to help, we chatted with Lisa Carrell, senior marketing associate with Texas NICUSA.


Educate & Motivate: The Story Behind the Save Salt River Bay Website Created By Eclipse Marketing Services

Company: Eclipse Marketing Services Title: “Save Salt River Bay Website” Location: Morristown, New Jersey Category: 3.1 Pro Bono After experiencing the natural phenomenon of a “Bio Bay” in St. Croix and learning of a plan that would permanently affect the area, Eclipse Marketing Services president Margaret Boller and her team launched the website to help inform […]


2014 Communitas Awards Spotlight: IU McKinney School of Law

Organization: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Title: “Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Partnership with IPS Shortridge Magnet School for Law and Public Policy” Location: Indianapolis, Indiana Category: 1.1 Company Sponsored Volunteer Project Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law began a unique partnership in August 2012 with Indianapolis Public […]


2014 Communitas Awards Spotlight: Cooksey Communications

Company: Cooksey Communications Title: “Twenty Years of Companywide Community Leadership and Involvement” Location: Irving, Texas Category: 1. Leadership in Community Service The staff at Dallas-area public relations firm Cooksey Communications considers community service and leadership integral to how they do business. Now in its 20th year, Cooksey Communications has grown to one of the largest […]


2014 Communitas Awards Spotlight: ReadyTalk

Company: ReadyTalk Title: “Leadership in the Commmunity” Location: Denver, Colorado Category: 10. Leadership in Community Service and Corporate Social Responsibility Brothers Dan and Scott King value community. So when they started ReadyTalk, an audio and web conferencing company, they were determined to create a company culture that encouraged community outreach and environmental sustainability while also […]