blog header15th Annual MarCom Awards Now Open

15th Annual MarCom Awards Now Open

Like a fine spirit maturing with age, the 15-year-old MarCom Awards is respected throughout the world for its fairness, value, and industry significance.

Each year, thousands of corporate communicators, PR and ad pros, designers, writers, developers, digital marketers and other strategists and technologists compete for MarCom recognition.

MarCom winners are the brightest, most radical and revolutionary creatives in the industry.

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blog header 2-012018 dotCOMM Winners Announced!

2018 dotCOMM Winners Announced!

Have You Seen Your dotCOMM Results?

All winners for the 2018 dotCOMM Awards have been announced and we want to make sure you got the message that your scores were posted to your My Account.

Check out our Winner’s list and peruse our interactive map. You can run a query for other winners in your area; see who else won in your category; and look at many of the winning projects (if entrant gave permission to display).

If you are a winner, please take advantage of the page we have dedicated to each winning entry.

 

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If you would like to add credits or a synopsis for your winning project, you can write in or upload info and graphics through your My Account. Each entry has a specific menu to guide you.

Only one file per winning entry can be displayed, so, if you would like to change the file that represents your entry, you can re-upload. The last upload will be the file displayed.

You can order your free certificates, purchase statuettes, and find a news release and winner’s graphics in the dotCOMM store.

 

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hawke media header2018 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Hawke Media

2018 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Hawke Media

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

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Organization: Hawke Media
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Title of Entry: “Hawke Media x Lorna Jane”
Category: 184c. Paid Media Online Ad | Online Ad Campaign

Marketing goals are not always clear, especially when business is booming. Reevaluating goals is a part of any successful marketing strategy, and even the most successful organizations can benefit from revisiting their objectives.

Hawke Media was approached by Lorna Jane, a popular Australian activewear brand, to realize their marketing goals and make the brand’s goals a reality. Hawke Media identified Facebook, AdWords and Influencer Marketing as the most effective routes for Lorna Jane to connect with both current and new customers.

The campaign was an overwhelming success, increasing monthly purchases 3x and finishing with a Facebook ROI of 1127 percent, AdWords ROI of 460 percent and a 42 percent increase in Instagram followers.

To see the full Hawke Media x Lorna Jane campaign, visit here.

The 2018 dotCOMM Awards final deadline has been extended to July 19. Enter ASAP.

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washington college header2018 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Washington College

2018 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Washington College

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

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Organization: Washington College
Location: Chestertown, MD
Title of Entry: “Washington College Campus 360 Interactive Virtual Tour”
Category: 45. Website – Virtual Reality

When choosing a school, many students consider experiencing a college’s campus a key deciding factor. Unfortunately, it may not always be possible for a student to visit a certain school’s campus. Washington College found a way to bring their campus to students nationwide.

Washington College created an interactive experience for prospective students and employees who may not be able to visit Chestertown and experience the campus firsthand. Using Google Maps, the college designed a virtual tour of the campus that captures the Washington College spirit. Through the tour, users can “walk” around and get a feel for the campus. Users can navigate through the tour by using the provided prompts, or by using a small map to navigate to any specific locations.

The tours have not only served as an excellent resource for prospective students, but also as a recruitment tool for potential faculty and student-athletes. The campus tour has received up to 20,000 views in 36 weeks and is only one of 21 virtual tours Washington College offers.

To view the full tour, visit here.

The 2018 dotCOMM Awards deadline is today. Enter now.

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dci header2018 dotCOMM Spotlight: Development Counsellors International

2018 dotCOMM Spotlight: Development Counsellors International

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

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Organization: Developer Counsellor’s International
Location: New York, NY
Title of Entry: “Charlotte’s Backyard, NC”
Category: 27.Website – Other – Talent Attraction

Today’s dotCOMM spotlight features a website that goes above and beyond in capturing its subject’s personality and flair.

The Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership partnered with Development Counsellors International (DCI) to create a site as part of a campaign to attract manufacturing talent in Cleveland County. DCI combined vibrant text with inviting videos and images to portray Cleveland County’s personality and flair. Once users are drawn in, they are prompted to choose between finding their “village,” “craft,” “rhythm,” or “voice,” to continue their journey through the site.

The site’s navigation allows users to choose their journey through the site according to what is most important to their session, whether it researches for a future home or entertainment recommendations. Through the Charlotte’s Backyard site, users are able to locate school district information, job openings in the area, volunteer opportunities and restaurant recommendations. Users are also able to learn more about local manufacturing job opportunities and listen to local manufacturing employees who have found their dream job in Cleveland County.

We really wanted to show that manufacturing isn’t the stuffy, dreary warehouses of our grandparent’s generation,” Karleen Lewis, Senior Account Executive at DCI, said.

The site combines cultural, economic and geographical elements to give an inside look into the quality of life in Cleveland County By using vivid images, videos and text, the site communicates Cleveland County’s unique nature instead of reading as a typical county overview.

To view the full Charlotte’s Backyard site, visit here.

The 2018 dotCOMM Awards deadline is this Thursday, June 21. Enter now.

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little wolf productions header2018 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Little Wolf Productions

2018 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Little Wolf Productions

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

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Organization: Little Wolf Productions
Location: Vancouver, BC
Title of Entry: “Impacts of Climate Change upon Regional Marine Ecosystems”
Category: 62. Video for the Web – Educational Institution

Many educational videos take a text-based approach and outline key facts and figures surrounding the video’s chosen subject. While this is a perfectly acceptable form of video, another way to educate a video’s viewers is to give them a first-hand look at the subject.

Little Wolf Productions, a Vancouver-based production company, worked with the University of British Columbia’s Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Study to shoot a video explaining climate change’s impact on ecosystems. The video follows Professor Chris Harley as he walks viewers through Calvert Island’s beaches and explains the effect of climate change on the island’s wildlife and landscape.

The combination of stunning imagery and Harley’s informative narration communicates the consequences of climate change by immersing the viewer, instead of only outlining facts on a screen.

Impacts of Climate Change with Prof. Chris Harley from Little Wolf Productions on Vimeo.

The 2018 dotCOMM Awards competition is open and accepting entries. Send in your best work today.

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ah header2018 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Association Headquarters

2018 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Association Headquarters

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

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Organization: Association Headquarters
Location: Mt. Laurel, NJ
Title of Entry: “Working with a Micro-Influencer Helped Secure 390 Event Registrations”
Category: 177. Social Media Marketing – Industry Influencer

More and more organizations are implementing influencer marketing into their strategies and with good reason. Consumers are swarmed with hundreds of impersonal advertisements each day. When collaborating with influencers, organizations can establish familiarity and credibility with consumers.

To promote a consumer event, Association Headquarters identified a micro-influencer who could reach the agency’s target audience. Association Headquarters provided the influencer with branded content surrounding the event to promote in the influencer’s closed Facebook group.

Association Headquarters’ campaign reached more than 1,000 Facebook group members in their target audience and produced 390 event registrations, marking an overall success.

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The 2018 dotCOMM Awards competition is open and accepting entries. Send in your work today. 

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modmacro header2018 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Modmacro, Inc.

2018 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Modmacro, Inc.

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

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Organization: Modmacro, Inc.
Location:Menifee, CA
Title of Entry: “BM Windows Design Center”
Category: 53. Website Creativity – Interactive Capabilities

We’re kicking off our 2018 competition features with a website that showcases the benefits of interactive design.

Modmacro, Inc., a web design and digital marketing firm, recently designed an interactive online design center for BM Windows. The firm utilized interactive components when designing the design center site, creating a unique web experience for customers.

Upon entering the Design Studio, users are met with a list of various houses, and are prompted to choose the type most like their own. After selecting their home type, users customize the virtual house to resemble their own and are can then “try on” various windows and doors to see what products best fit their needs.

Modmacro’s use of interactive design allows BM Windows customers, who may not be familiar with their different door and window offerings, to visualize BM Windows products in their own homes. The website’s design provides a unique and memorable shopping experience bound to make a lasting impression on customers.

To view Modmacro’s full site for BM Windows, visit here.

The second-ever dotCOMM Awards competition is open and accepting entries. Enter today.

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blog headerThe 2018 dotCOMM Awards competition is open!

The 2018 dotCOMM Awards competition is open!

statuette round small 2The second-ever dotCOMM Awards competition is officially open and accepting entries.

dotCOMM was started to spotlight the roles of creatives in the dynamic, constantly-evolving web. An AMCP hosted competition, dotCOMM Awards offers third-party recognition from one of the most-recognized and highly-regarded evaluators of creative work in the world. Winning a dotCOMM award signifies to employers, clients, prospects and competitors that the winner’s web and digital work is among the best in the industry.

dotCOMM Awards accepts entries from all types of organizations and individuals, including but not limited to digital agencies, public relations firms, advertising agencies, freelancers, and in-house corporate developers and creatives.

We’ll feature some of this year’s stand out entries, who have given permission to share, on the AMCP blog, and the newly established dotCOMM Awards Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Check back to see what this year’s competition brings!

To learn more about categories and entry information, visit here. Deadline June 21.

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inspire PR header2018 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Inspire PR Group

2018 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Inspire PR Group

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

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Organization: Inspire PR Group
Location: Westerville, OH
Title of Entry: “Butler County Donut Trail”
Category: 90c. Public Relations/Communications – Media Relations – Publicity Campaign

 

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Inspire PR Group was approached by the Butler County Visitors Bureau (BCVB) to collaborate and drum up buzz around the Donut Trial and encourage tourism. To navigate this challenge, Inspire designed a strategy utilizing media coverage, influencers and event planning during June 2017, but most specifically on National Donut Day, to spark conversations about and tourist visits to the Butler County Donut Trail.

To increase awareness of the Donut Trail before National Donut Day, Inspire pitched and secured press placements in multiple regional and national outlets, including American Nexos Magazine, NBC News, CNN Travel, Simplemost, Stock and Barrel Magazine, USA Today, Backpacker Magazine and Tri-State Living. After securing these placements, Inspire delivered donuts, gift bags and fact sheets to 34 central Ohio media representatives and influencers on National Donut day, resulting in even more press coverage in local outlets. On top of their impressive media and influencer relations, BCVB passed out more than 500 donuts and visitor guides during their National Donut Day event.

Inspire and BCVB’s campaign succeeded with astounding numbers, securing more than 120 placements and garnering more than 220 million impressions. Inspire’s strategy successfully drummed up interest around the Butler County Donut Trail, resulting in a sweet outcome for the BCVB.

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The 2018 Hermes Creative Awards are still open and accepting entries. The final deadline is April 26. Enter today.

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