Blog Headers (4)2019 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Aljazeera Media network

2019 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Aljazeera Media network

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy MarCom Awards entries throughout the competition.

MarCom Awards Organization: Aljazeera Media network
Location: Doha, Qatar
Title of Entry: “Abraham Lincoln Carrier / Saudi – Yamen War”
Category: 312. Video/Audio | Digital Video Creation | Augmented/Mixed Reality

There are many ways of telling a story, and with advancing technology, there are more tools. Augmented reality superimposes computer-generated images onto a viewer’s real-view of the world. The resulting composite scenes can be both entertaining and informative. Broadcast journalists are finding more ways of using augmented reality to breakdown complicated stories for easier consumption. Aljazeera is a worldwide cable news channel providing 24-hour a day coverage to events, similar to CNN and FOX News. Recently the news channel wanted to explain the economics of the war in Yemen, which is a proxy battle between the United States backed Saudi Arabia and Iran. The report’s augmented reality uses graphic animation to present a clear picture of those involved, the economics, and the human cost.

To view the full video from Aljazeera Media Network, please click here.

The deadline for the 2019 MarCom Awards is September 12. Enter now, before it’s too late.

Blog Headers (3)2019 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Northwood Office

2019 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Northwood Office

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy MarCom Awards entries throughout the competition.

MarCom Awards Organization: Northwood Office
Location: Charlotte, NC
Title of Entry: “Destination Ballantyne”
Category: 41. Print Media | Brochure | Informational

If you are looking for a place to live than Ballantyne is the place for you. Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, the mixed-use destination offers homes, office and retail space, dining, dancing, and golf. To extoll property development, a brochure was created to attract new residents. The publication is a bright display of the best the community has to offer. Stellar photography draws the reader while stylized graphics and practical layout nudges them along from page to page.

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The final deadline for the 2019 MarCom Awards is October 17th. Enter now, before it’s too late.

TriComB2B2019 MarCom Awards Spotlight: TriComB2B

2019 MarCom Awards Spotlight: TriComB2B

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy MarCom Awards entries throughout the competition.

MarCom Awards Organization: TriComB2B
Location: Dayton, OH
Title of Entry: “HSK78G Gas Generator Advertisement”
Category: 88. Print Media | Design (Print) | Ad

Animation, computer graphics, and virtual reality are important components of brand messaging across several platforms. Print often takes a backseat to these technological advancements. But, print ads can still leave an indelible mark if done properly. TriComB2B is a multi-faceted marketing agency of Dayton, Ohio, which prides itself on taking complex products and turning them into simple stories. TriComB2B created an ad for a commercial gas generator that says more in one picture than most videos do in a minute.

To view the full ad from TriComB2B, please click here.

The deadline for the 2019 MarCom Awards is September 12. Enter now, before it’s too late.

Aspect Film2019 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Aspect Film and Video Ltd

2019 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Aspect Film and Video Ltd

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy MarCom Awards entries throughout the competition.

MarCom Awards Organization: Aspect Film and Video Ltd
Location: Bristol, Great Britain
Title of Entry: “Extraordinary Calling”
Category: 292. Video/Audio | Video/Film | Educational Institution

The team at Aspect Film and Video Ltd were asked to create a brand campaign to showcase Cass in an unexpected way – not just your average business school. And truly bring to life the Cass brand strap-line ‘extraordinary calling’.

“Extraordinary Calling” is a bold brand film designed to intrigue, inspire, and engage prospective students, current students, and alumni of Cass Business School. The creative approach is surreal and surprising, revealing visual representations of ‘extraordinary calling’ through visual effects, real-life scenarios, and hyper-real sound design.

Using two strong metaphors help to reinforce the brand message of Extraordinary Calling; the animal kingdom as a metaphor for the strengths of the university and the people involved, as well as showing Cass students acknowledging what is happening to imply they are being called to Cass.

This film was central to a full online campaign. The results speak for themselves; with 1.4 million views in the first month, as well as great levels of engagement, across all Cass social platforms.

To view the full video from Aspect Film and Video, please click here.

The final deadline for the 2018 MarCom Awards is October 18. Enter now, before it’s too late.

Blog Headers (1)2019 AVA Awards Spotlight: Devlo Media

2019 AVA Awards Spotlight: Devlo Media

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy Award entries throughout the competition. 

AVA Digital Awards Organization: Devlo Media
Location: Pawtucket, RI
Title of Entry: “’Storitellah’ | Brian Otieno Sees Impossible”
Category:  82. Web-Based Production | Short Form Web Video < 3 Minutes | Documentary

“Storitellah,” is a short film about photographer Brian Otieno, a Kenyan photojournalist who is documenting the vibrancy of life in Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa under the pseudonym Storitellah.

“On a recent trip to Kenya, we met with Brian at 5:30 AM in Kibera at his favorite spot for sunrise. As filmmakers and photographers, we all use Canon Cameras so it was Canon’s tag line, “See Impossible” which inspired this short film.” – Devlo Media

The video’s storytelling capabilities and photos spliced in from Brian allows viewers to tap into his expert eye, invaluable knowledge of local culture, and desire to showcase some of the happier and more vibrant times in Kibera.

To view Devlo Media’s full campaign, visit their Vimeo page here, or watch the video below.

Featuring – Brian Otieno –
Director | Producer | Editor – John Lavall
Cinematographer | Producer – Kate Kelley
Producer – Audrey Emerson
Photography – Lou Bopp
Composer – Emmett Cooke
Colorist – Arianna Shinning Star


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2019 Company Feature: z2

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy companies.

Location: Waukesha, WI
Title of Entry: “Addy Awards Video”
Category: Video Production | Video 

If you’ve ever been involved with the Addy Awards, you know someone gets tasked with creating the promotion and themed materials each year. It’s no small task and proves to be a big challenge to do something new, but it is also a great opportunity to showcase your creativity, which z2 has done expertly. As long-time Addy participants and supporters, this video knocked our socks off.

We had to know more — so we asked. It turns out z2 put out an all-call audition out via Facebook for kids age 10-14. They ended up with 26 kids (and one dog) who volunteered for the project – no paid actors. But they did throw them a pizza party for everyone.

This particular video was the intro to the ADDY Awards ceremony. They also filmed 3 vignettes/breakers for the ceremony during the same shoot which you can view in the embed below.

z2 filmed the entire video on a RED Dragon, DJI Mavic Drone in one 12-hour day at three sets/locations, including an old dead-end road. They purchased two old soapbox cars and repainted them to fit the story. And sourced a bunch of retro cars, clothing, and props to make the film feel like it was in the 70’s ala “The Bad News Bears” or “The Sandlot” — two amazing films if you ask us.

All in all, z2 Marketing is a standout submission and we’re so pleased to have creative experts like them involved in our competitions.

To watch their full video, please click HERE, or peruse the full set below.

Our current competition is the 2019 MarCom Awards. The deadline is Thursday, September 12th. Enter now.

Epsilon2019 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Epsilon

2019 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Epsilon

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy MarCom Awards entries throughout the competition. 

MarCom Awards
Location: San Francisco, CA
Title of Entry: “Google — A Home with a View”
Category: 263c. Digital Media | E-Communication | E-mail Campaign ($175)


“Hey Google, show me an early front runner for the MarCom Award Winners.”

Hopefully, you’ll land on this campaign from the folks at Epsilon. Their team did an incredible job educating new Hub owners on the benefits and FAQ’s they have in their first few days of owning their new fancy toy, and also spurring an increase of engagement and usage for their device.

They had great success from their Automated Email Campaign which resulted in a 300% increase in usage among those who opened their emails.

Talk about provable ROI!

To view Epsilon’s full campaign, visit here and use the password: ch1rp

The final deadline for the 2019 MarCom Awards is Thursday, September 12th. Enter now.

FB Cover Photo (2)2019 MarCom Awards Open – Deadline September 12th

2019 MarCom Awards Open – Deadline September 12th

Are you ready?

Fitting in makes you blend and fade into the background but standing out and being different empowers you. Makes you unique. Allows you to be more creative. We love to see those who make their mark on the world and inspire us daily. We want to encourage you to get excited, gather your information, submit your best work, and make your MARC with us!

Each year, thousands of advertising professionals, corporate communicators, public relations professionals, designers, writers, developers, digital marketers, strategists, interactive agencies, creators, and technologists worldwide have competed for the coveted recognition of the MarCom award. This competition is your opportunity to be honored as one of the premier teams in the industry.

Our winners over the last sixteen years have been some of the best in the business, disruptors of the industry, and revolutionary creatives who have made the world a more beautiful and more creative place to live. Don’t you want to join them?

Enter Today

Our past entrants know, but if you’re new to the MarCom Awards, here’s what makes us stand out:

Low Entry Fees

At $95 or $175 for a campaign or plan, MarCom is a fraction of the cost of other competitions.

Quick Results

Judging begins as soon as entries start coming in. First results will be posted around mid-October. Final posting will be November 1. Entrants are notified by automated email when results are posted to their My Accounts.

Easy Entry Process

Register, then let the online entry system quickly guide you through the process. Once you’ve chosen your entry title and selected a category, you can abandon the entry process and pick up where you left off at any time. Type in URLs or upload files. You can even come back and pay.

Merit-based Judging

Since each entry is judged on its own merits, in most cases, no accompanying materials or explanations are necessary. You won’t need to spend hours drafting the perfect explanation of your category. Just send it in and we’ll take it from there.

Comprehensive Winners List

Each winning entry has its own dedicated page. Winners can add credits, project summaries or any other information to publicly display with the entry. Winners are also able to hide their entries should they/their clients wish.

Unparalleled Statuettes

The MarCom statuette has been a highly respected symbol of achievement within the marketing and communication industry. The custom-designed, hand-tooled MarCom graces the trophy cases of some of the top business and communication firms in the world.

Vssl Blog Header2019 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: VSSL

2019 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: VSSL

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy dotCOMM Awards entries throughout the competition. 


Organization: VSSL Agency
Location: San Diego, CA
Title of Entry: “VSSL Website”
Category: 24. Website | Marketing, PR, Advertising, Digital Agency


When judging thousands of entries coming into our competitions, we love when we see something and automatically know it’s got that special something. Which brings us to today’s feature: VSSL (pronounced, “Vessel”). VSSL’s website showcases their animation skills, insane creativity, and consistent singular theme all the way through their branding and messaging on their site. Even their “Crew” roster has nautical themes throughout each bio.

You can tell they truly take pride in their work while having a blast and if their work is anything like their website, their clients must be bad@** happy campers.

Check out their homepage where you’ll see fun phrases such as:
“You don’t need a bigger boat. You need a better !@#$%&? crew. Put us to work.”
“We haven’t showered in weeks. But we’re dripping in success. Let’s get wet.”
“Show us your competitors and we’ll set up our cannons. Let’s sink ’em.”

To see VSSL’s full project, visit here.

Fender Header2019 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Fender

2019 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Fender

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy dotCOMM Awards entries throughout the competition. 


Organization: Fender
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Title of Entry: “Fender presents ARTFORM”
Category: 130. Video | Long Form >3:00

In today’s fast-paced and digital world, the idea of taking 23 minutes out of your day to watch a video seems kind of strange. We threw caution to the wind and checked out this video “Artform” and were pleasantly entrenched in an incredible story of two experienced performers and producers, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, as they shared their creative roadmap and studio secrets. If you’re a content creator or just a music lover, it’s definitely encouraging and leaves you inspired to pick up an instrument and discover yourself through music.

To watch the full video submission, please click HERE or watch below.