blog headerFree nomination for the 2018 Communitas Awards during January

Free nomination for the 2018 Communitas Awards during January

Communitas AwardsFree recognition for community service, social responsibility

If you, your organization or a client gives back to your community through pro bono or other charitable or civic-minded work, we want to recognize you.

From now until January 31, AMCP is waiving nomination fees for the 2018 Communitas Awards for any company associated with MarCom, Hermes Creative, AVA Digital or dotCOMM Awards programs. All past entrants are in our database and thus eligible for a free nomination.  Please limit your nominations to a single category for each person or company that is nominated.

Communitas Awards recognizes exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals that are unselfishly giving of themselves and their resources, and those that are changing how they do business to benefit their communities.

Now in its ninth year, Communitas is an outgrowth of AMCP’s pro bono recognition program. Over the past few years, AMCP has waived entry fees for over 2,000 projects created pro bono for nonprofits by marketing and communication professionals. During that time, AMCP has also donated more than $250,000 to charitable endeavors.

Communitas judges make their award choices based on the spirit of Communitas, a Latin word meaning “people coming together for the good of a community.” Any company, organization or individual that donates time, effort and/or money to improve the communities in which they live or work is eligible to be nominated for a Communitas Award. Nominees are evaluated based on the extent and effectiveness of their programs in relation to their size and potential scope. Companies that exhibit ethical and sustainable business practices are also considered.

Communitas Award nominations can be submitted online at www.communitasawards.com. The free nomination will automatically be reflected at checkout. Self-nomination is encouraged.  Call Communitas Awards at (214) 377-3524 if you have any questions.

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AVA Digital Awards Final Deadline January 18

Don’t miss the opportunity for you and your team to get recognized for your outstanding digital work. Enter your websites, videos, and digital marketing campaigns today and you’ll have your results by February 1.

Entering is quick and easy, with more than 200 entry categories. Register, upload a file or link and you are done.

Check out the AMCP blog and the new AVA Digital Awards Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts to see some of the best work that has already been judged.

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HERO-3AVA Digital Awards announcing first deadline results

AVA Digital Awards announcing first deadline results

new logo-smallStarting today, AVA Digital Awards will begin announcing winners from the first deadline of the 2018 competition. Winners will be announced through February 1 as judges review the approximately 2,500 entries from around the world.

AVA Digital recognizes outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication. Work ranges from audio and video productions- to websites and social media sites that present interactive components such as video, animation, blogs, and podcasts- to other forms of user-generated digital communication.

AVA Digital Awards is sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand production, marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, and free-lance professionals. AMCP administers recognition programs; provides judges and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the profession. As part of its mission, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of creative professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations.  

Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.  

A list of Platinum and Gold AVA Digital Award-winning entries can be found on the AVA site: www.avaawards.com.

2018 AVA Digital Awards competition still accepting entries

Haven’t entered our 2018 competition yet? There’s still time! The final deadline for the 2018 AVA Digital Awards is January 18. The entry process is quick and easy, with more than 200 entry categories. You only need to register for an account, upload any URLs or files, and checkout.

>>Enter the 2018 AVA Digital Awards now.

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UISD header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: United Independent School District

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: United Independent School District

We’re showcasing some of the most innovative and creative AVA Digital Awards entries. The AVA Digital Awards is one of the most highly regarded digital competitions in the world. Enter your best work for a chance at third-party recognition.

AVA Digital Awards Organization: United Independent School District
Location: Laredo, Texas
Title of Entry: “Sexting, Think Before You Post”
Category: 149. Video Production – Commercials – PSA

‘Sexting’ is a controversial issue faced by school districts across the country. Schools often take an active approach to try to prevent a problem before it happens, using informative seminars, posters, and articles to bring attention to the issue.

To show the potential harm of sexting, United School District in Laredo, Texas decided created a video in collaboration with its students. The well-crafted video tells a simple, but creative, story that delivers a powerful and hard-to-ignore message. The PSA’s leaves an impression with viewers, and uses a real-life approach to demonstrate the dangers of sexting.

The final deadline for the 2018 AVA Digital Awards is January 18. Enter now.

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sony header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Sony Music Entertainment

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Sony Music Entertainment

We’re showcasing some of the most innovative and creative AVA Digital Awards entries. The AVA Digital Awards is one of the most highly regarded digital competitions in the world. Enter your best work for a chance at third-party recognition.

AVA Digital Awards Organization: Sony Music Entertainment
Location: New York, NY
Title of Entry: “Foo Fighters Online Mixtape Generator”
Category: 2c. Digital Marketing – Marketing, Digital – Digital Marketing Campaign

Back in the day, (before streaming services, iPods, and CDs), mixtapes were all the rage. These were essentially a playlist on cassette tape but took much diligence and patience to master because you were dealing with record albums and analog recording.

To promote the release of their new album “Concrete and Gold,” the Foo Fighters decided to throwback to the old days of mixtapes. Sony partnered with the Modern English Digital of the UK to create an interactive website where users are able to create their own personalized mixtape on Spotify of Foo Fighters music. The website format brought back the nostalgia of creating mixtapes for older fans while introducing music to new fans on a familiar platform.

To see the full mixtape site and create your own Foo Fighters mixtape, visit here.

The deadline for the 2018 AVA Digital Awards is January 18. Enter now.

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hyfn header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: HYFN

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: HYFN

We’re showcasing some of the most innovative and creative AVA Digital Awards entries. The AVA Digital Awards is one of the most highly regarded digital competitions in the world. Enter your best work for a chance at third-party recognition.

AVA Digital Awards Organization: HYFN
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Title of Entry: “ID Ideology Men’s”
Category: 4c. Digital Marketing – Marketing, Digital – Social Campaign

Introducing a new brand into a saturated market can be an undertaking, especially when that market is athleisure. With many already well-established retailers, the entire athleisure market is anticipated to exceed $80 billion by 2020.

HYFN was approached by Macy’s to set Macy’s athletic line, ID by Ideology, apart from other competitors in the athleisure market. HYFN approached this challenge by focusing on the brand’s functional appeal towards the everyday athlete, and instilled the campaign-wide tagline “Accepting All Athletes.”

Instead of pursuing high-profile athletes as influencers, HYFN worked with an army veteran, a weatherman and a college student to represent the brand. HYFN shot a series of videos and photography capturing each of their influencer’s athletic abilities. The media was later used in a series of social campaigns, along with product photography, and the “Accepting All Athletes” tagline.

To garner interest beyond social platforms, HYFN and ID Ideology celebrated the line’s launch at the Venice Beach Boardwalk. The brand set up a finish line for joggers, handed out Macy’s gift cards, and cheered on the crowd to celebrate everyday athletes.

HYFN’s campaign and strategy for ID Ideology was an overwhelming success, with an overall campaign reach of 2.2 million and generated more than 14,000 purchases. To view the full campaign site, visit here.

ID Ideology Men’s – Brand Launch Video from HYFN on Vimeo.

The deadline for the 2018 AVA Digital Awards is January 18. Enter now.

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pennsylvania department of education header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Pennsylvania Department of Education

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Pennsylvania Department of Education

We’re showcasing some of the most innovative and creative AVA Digital Awards entries. The AVA Digital Awards is one of the most highly regarded digital competitions in the world. Enter your best work for a chance at third-party recognition.

AVA Digital Awards Organization: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Title of Entry: “Bullying Prevention Hotline”
Category: 140. Video Production – Commercials – PSA

Bullying is a nationwide epidemic affecting schools everywhere. Modern technology and social media platforms have magnified bullying’s impact, giving bullies new opportunities to harass their victims outside of classrooms.

To combat bullying, the Pennsylvania Department of Education created a hotline to help students in need and released a PSA to spread awareness surrounding the hotline. The PSA depicts the horrors of bullying through the victims’ eyes. In the video, students are seen reading their devices and surrounded by hurtful messages. The PSA ends with the powerful statistic of nearly half of all students have reported being bullied within the past month.

The PSA reflects the isolation victims of bullying face, especially during the digital age. While the video shows the bleak reality of bullying, it ends with the important message for students experiencing bullying to contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s bullying prevention hotline for help.

The 2018 AVA Digital Awards final deadline is January 18. Enter now.

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creative capers header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Creative Capers Entertainment

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Creative Capers Entertainment

We’re showcasing some of the most innovative and creative AVA Digital Awards entries. The AVA Digital Awards is one of the most highly regarded digital competitions in the world. Enter your best work for a chance at third-party recognition.

AVA Digital Awards Organization: Creative Capers Entertainment
Location: Altadena, CA
Title of Entry: “The Wonderful World of Walt
Category: 122. Web-Based Production – Creativity (Web Video) – Special Effects/Animation

Working with a well-established brand is an exciting opportunity, especially when that brand is as treasured as Disney.

Creative Capers Entertainment had the idea to bring life to an interview with Walt Disney through animation. Pete Martin, a journalist, interviewed Disney during the 1950s, and excerpts from the interview were used in the biography, “The Story of Walt Disney.”

The studio created a video combining footage from Martin’s original interview with Disney, and animation from Creative Capers. In “The Wonderful World of Walt,” an animated version of Walt Disney tells anecdotes from his life and describes his vision for Disneyland. The video takes viewers through many beloved locations, including Walt Disney’s office and various Disneyland landmarks.

Finally, the video ends with a nostalgic shot of Walt Disney holding hands with Mickey Mouse and waving goodbye to viewers in front of Disneyland’s castle.

The final deadline for the 2018 AVA Digital Awards is January 18. Enter now.

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S&P Global header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: S&P Global

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: S&P Global

We’re showcasing some of the most innovative and creative AVA Digital Awards entries. The AVA Digital Awards is one of the most highly regarded digital competitions in the world. Enter your best work for a chance at third-party recognition.

AVA Digital Awards Organization: S&P Global
Location: New York, NY
Title of Entry: “Building a Cupcake Business in Brooklyn”
Category: 79. Web-Based Production – Short-Form Web Video <3 Minutes – Corporate Image

Many organizations have chosen to invest their resources in causes outside of their offices to make an impact. One of these is S&P Global, who supports women entrepreneurs through sharing their knowledge, leveraging their own tools and supporting woman-owned small businesses.

As part of their dedication to recognizing women entrepreneurs, S&P Global ordered more than 3,200 cupcakes from a woman-owned small business, Brooklyn Cupcake, for their one-year rebranding anniversary. S&P Global shot a video that explains their mission to empower women entrepreneurs and tells Carmen Rodriguez’s, Brooklyn Cupcake Owner, story.

Rodriguez’ empowering story of starting her own business and S&P Global’s message about the importance of women entrepreneurs compliment each other to build a dynamic corporate image video.

The 2018 AVA Digital Awards first deadline is December 14. Enter now.

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ASDS Logo2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

We’re showcasing some of the most innovative and creative AVA Digital Awards entries. The AVA Digital Awards is one of the most highly regarded digital competitions in the world. Enter your best work for a chance at third-party recognition.

AVA Digital Awards Organization: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Location: Rolling Meadows, IL
Title of Entry: “May 2017 ASDS Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign”
Category: 4c. Digital Marketing – Marketing, Digital – Social Campaign

Social media is one of the most effective tools organizations can use to spread their message to a large audience. When using these platforms correctly, organizations can establish themselves as thought leaders.

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery coordinated a month-long campaign using various social media channels in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The organization aimed to increase awareness surrounding the topic, and establish ASDS as a reliable source of information surrounding skin cancer awareness.

The campaign utilized print media, email, website and social media messaging to reach its targeted audience. ASDS coordinated several Facebook and Twitter messages throughout the month of May that included skin cancer facts and figures, promoted their services, and linked to informational posts and videos.

The campaign was an overwhelming success, increasing ASDS’s reach by 3,000 and garnering more than 8,000 impressions. The organization successfully drummed up awareness surrounding their cause through social media while establishing their platforms as a reliable source of information.

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The deadline for the 2018 AVA Digital Awards is December 14. Enter now.

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QA header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: QA Graphics

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: QA Graphics

We’re showcasing some of the most innovative and creative AVA Digital Awards entries. The AVA Digital Awards is one of the most highly regarded digital competitions in the world. Enter your best work for a chance at third-party recognition.

AVA Digital Awards Organization: QA Graphics
Location: Ankeny, IA
Title of Entry: “Dual Tank Whiskey Flask Product Video”
Category: 207. Video Production – Creativity (Video Production) – Graphics/Design

Do you need a flask for your premium whiskey?  You may think you don’t until you watch a video of the product from QA Graphics.

The small company in Ankeny, Iowa creates big-time graphics for a variety of clients. QA Graphics worked with Discommon Goods to create a product video that captured the sophistication of the Macallan x UWERK flask dual tank flask.

The Macallan dual tank vessel is the Swiss watch of flasks.  To convey that message, QA‘s graphic designers and 3D modelers take the well-machined and highly designed flask and bring it to life.

The 2018 AVA Digital Awards first deadline is December 14. Enter now.

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