guestcentric header2018 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: GuestCentric

2018 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: GuestCentric

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

Hermes Creative Awards Organization: GuestCentric
Location: New York, NY
Title of Entry: “ALUZ Collection – By GuestCentric”
Category: 106. Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media – Website Overall – Other

Today’s spotlight features GuestCentric, a hotel marketing solution provider.

GuestCentric worked with the Aluz Collection, a Spanish luxury hotel firm, to create websites for the firm’s boutique hotel properties, Corral de Rey and Hacienda de San Rafael. The final product were three websites that transport the user to Spain via webpage.

Instead of using text-heavy design to describe the properties, the sites feature large images that showcase the hotels’ various amenities and ambience. This approach captures the homey and sophisticated feel of both Corral de Rey and Hacienda de San Rafael, while making users curious to learn more about the properties.

To view the full ALUZ Collection site, visit here.

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The first deadline for the 2018 Hermes Creative Awards is March 29. Enter today.

 

 

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hacin and associates header2018 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Hacin + Associates

2018 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Hacin + Associates

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

Hermes Creative Awards Organization: Hacin + Associates
Location: Boston, MA
Title of Entry: “H+ Magazine, No. 5″
Category: 40. Print Media – Design – Publication Overall

To kick off the 2018 Hermes Creative Awards competition, we’re featuring a standout publication entry from Hacin + Associates. The AMCP Blog will feature more of our noteworthy entries throughout the 2018 competition.

Hacin + Associates, a Boston-based architecture and design firm, produces a semi-annual print and digital publication, H+ Magazine. The firm’s designers collaborate with local businesses, clients and vendors for the magazine’s unique content.

H+ Magazine’s clean design captures the simplistic but beautiful feel of modern architecture while incorporating lifestyle and culture pieces. The publication not only serves as a respectable architecture and design news source, but also showcases the firm’s identity and interests.

To view the full digital edition of H+ Magazine, No. 5, visit here.


The first deadline for the 2018 Hermes Creative Awards is March 29. Enter today.

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AAA header2018 Communitas Awards Spotlight: AAA Northern California, Nevada, Utah

2018 Communitas Awards Spotlight: AAA Northern California, Nevada, Utah

Communitas Awards Nominee: AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah
Title: “AAA Gives Child Passenger Safety a Boost in the Community”
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Category: 3.0 Excellence in Community Service – Skills Based Community Service – Leadership in Skills-based Community Service

AAA Image 1Car and booster seats reduce the chances of fatal injury during a car crash by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers. Sadly, three out of four safety seats are installed incorrectly because of lack of education surrounding proper installation.

AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah showed their commitment to Child Passenger Safety (CPS) by pledging to complete 15,000 car seat inspections and donate 15,000 car seats by 2020. As part of their commitment, AAA trains Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians to provide full car and booster seat inspections free-of-charge at AAA locations.  Along with training CPS Technicians, AAA provides car seat safety educational resources, participates in local car seat safety events, and donates car and booster seats to local nonprofits.

In addition to training more than 115 CPS Technicians to date, AAA donated 4,300 car seats to nonprofit partners and completed 5,181 car seat inspections during 2017 alone.

To learn more about AAA’s car seat educational resources, visit here.

 

 

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Twitter Graphic_Deadline 1-012018 Hermes Awards officially open for entry

2018 Hermes Awards officially open for entry

2018 Hermes Awards Call for Entries

The 12th Annual Hermes Creative Awards competition is now open for entries. And, the latest competition features a slew of changes.

After more than a decade symbolizing excellence in marketing and communications, the Hermes messenger statuette has a revolutionary new look.

award-email2The sleek H with its intricately carved wings, is a modern, abstract piece of art recognizing the messenger’s role in creativity, design and technology.

The new award is the creation of Hermes’ design staff working with artists and craftsmen from Society Awards, the world’s foremost designer and fabricator of custom awards. Society Awards’ clients include the Golden Globes, Emmy’s, MTV, Academy of Country Music, The Voice and Dancing with the Stars.

With the new award, revamped website and updated categories, Hermes Creative Awards pays homage to its past, while better recognizing the skills and technology of a new generation of marketing and communication professionals.

Enter today.

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tulsa housing authority header2018 Communitas Awards Spotlight: Bryon Dickens

2018 Communitas Awards Spotlight: Bryon Dickens

Communitas Awards Organization: Tulsa Housing Authority
Nominee: Bryon Dickens
Title: “Bryon Dickens – Transforming the Lives of Minority Males”
Location: Tulsa, OK
Category: 6.0 – Excellence in Community Service – Community Service/Other – Making a Difference
Bryon Dickens, director of Students Connecting with Mentors for Success, talks with student Rilee Norman at Oklahoma City Community College,  Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Bryon Dickens, director of Students Connecting with Mentors for Success, talks with student Rilee Norman at Oklahoma City Community College, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

The State of Oklahoma reports 1 in 80 state residents are incarcerated, and 45 percent of the state’s inmates are black.

Two years ago, Oklahoma City Community College (OKCCC)’s President Jerry Steward noticed black males were dropping out of the college at a rapid rate, and the demographic’s overall GPA was the lowest of all the ethnic groups on campus. President Steward saw a potential correlation between black males’ drop out rate and Oklahoma’s dangerous incarceration statistics, and decided to work to solve the problem.

Steward approached Bryan Dickens, a successful image consultant, to start a mentorship program for black male students called Students Connecting with Mentors for Success Program. The program was an overwhelming success, with the black male OKCC GPA rising from 2.3 to close to 4.0 within two and a half years. Dickens received numerous awards for the program, and has since been approached by other institutions to implement a SCMS program on their campuses.

To read more about the SCMS program, visit here.

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concierge auctions header2018 Communitas Awards Spotlight: Concierge Auctions

2018 Communitas Awards Spotlight: Concierge Auctions

Communitas Awards Organization: Concierge Auctions
Title: “Concierge Auctions Key for Key®”
Location: New York City, NY
Category: 8. Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility – Corporate Social Responsibility – Other

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Concierge Auctions, a New York City-based luxury real estate firm, started their Key for Key® program with Giveback Homes. Through the Key for Key® program, Giveback Homes will build a home for a family in need for every property Concierge Auctions sells.

The program is estimated to build more than 100 homes this year alone in Nicaragua and other areas where safe housing is needed.

To learn more about Concierge Auctions’ Key for Key® program, visit here.

All past AVA Digital, dotCOMM, Hermes, MarCom and Videographer Awards entrants are eligible for free entry to the 2018 Communitas Awards during the month of January. Enter your best corporate social responsibility, charity and pro bono work today.

 

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hilborn digital header2018 Communitas Awards Spotlight: Hilborn Digital

2018 Communitas Awards Spotlight: Hilborn Digital

Communitas Awards Organization: Hilborn Digital
Title: “Website Development & Hosting Provided for “Niagara Hearts Potcakes” International Animal Rescue Group”
Location: Toronto, ON
Category: 8. Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility – Corporate Social Responsibility – Other

Many nonprofit organizations may not have the funding or resources necessary to create a well-designed website. Fortunately, there are many community-minded agencies who can use their talents to communicate a nonprofit’s mission. One of these is Hilborn Digital in Toronto, Canada.

Hilborn Digital was approached by Niagara Hearts Potcakes, an organization devoted to improving the lives of Potcake breed dogs in the Caribbean islands. Niagara Hearts Potcakes works to spay and neuter Potcake dogs in their home countries, educate their communities about animal welfare and arrange “freedom flights” to bring animals to their new homes.

Niagara Hearts Potcakes needed an updated website to help spread their mission and consolidate information surrounding their organization. Hilborn Digital recognized their needs and developed a full website for the organization, complete with domain registration and server hosting free of charge. More than 20 Potcake puppies have found homes since the site’s launch, thanks to Hilborn Digital.

To view Hilborn Digital’s site for Niagara Hearts Potcakes, and learn more about the organization, visit here.

All past AVA Digital, dotCOMM, Hermes, MarCom and Videographer Awards entrants are eligible for free entry to the 2018 Communitas Awards during the month of January. Enter your best corporate social responsibility, charity and pro bono work today.

 

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mary washington healthcare header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Mary Washington Healthcare

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Mary Washington Healthcare

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: Mary Washington Healthcare
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Title of Entry: “MWHC Sings a Tale of Needing a New EMR”
Category: 183. Music – Video Production – Long Form Video

When creating an introduction video for an organization, our first instinct may be to outline key facts and figures. But, working closely with team members from all areas of an organization can lead to a colorful and fun representation of the organization as a whole.

To introduce themselves to their new EMR provider and celebrate their Virginia roots, Mary Washington Healthcare team members dressed in traditional civil war era costume and performed “Right Hand Man” from the Broadway musical Hamilton. Mary Washington Healthcare CEO Mike McDermott, M.D., led the lively musical number throughout the MWHC campus.

The video’s production quality is impressive, but the Mary Washington Healthcare team’s performance makes the video especially memorable.

Today is the last day to enter the 2018 AVA Digital Awards. Enter now.

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WP brandstudio header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: WP BrandStudio

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: WP BrandStudio

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: WP BrandStudio
Location: New York, NY
Title of Entry: “WP BrandStudio & Siemens – Defending Against A Cyberattack”
Category: 6c. Digital Marketing – Marketing, Digital – Interactive Brand Experience

No organization is safe from cybercrime, no matter the industry. Technology professionals are well-versed in cybercrime preparation, but the average person may not always have a full understanding of cyberattacks and how to prevent them.

Washington Post’s branded content team, WP BrandStudio, worked with Siemens to create an interactive cyberattack experience. The interactive content gives users a glimpse into both the dangers of cyberattacks, and the precautions businesses and governments have undergone to prepare for these dangers.

In the interactive site, users are prompted to choose between two scenarios: a manufacturing plant and a power station. Once users choose their path, they’re run through a virtual campus of the scenario with a timeline explaining the cyberattack process, and mock organizations vulnerabilities.

The site’s interactive content explains the abstract concept of cybercrime through a hands-on experience.

To view WP BrandStudio and Siemen’s full experience, visit here.

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

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mother brown films header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Mother Brown Films

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Mother Brown Films

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: Mother Brown Films
Location: London, United Kingdom
Title of Entry: “Tandjung Sari Bali”
Category: 194. Video Production – Long Form Video – Travel

Documentary filmmakers are natural-born storytellers. When documentary directors are given the opportunity to tell a story rich in history, the outcome can be remarkable.

The Tandjung Sari hotel in Bali, Indonesia approached Mother Brown Films to create a documentary celebrating the hotel’s 55th anniversary. The video combines footage from the hotel’s early years with shots from the resort today to tell Tandjung Sari’s story.

Mother Brown Films combined interviews with family photos to explain Judith and Wija Wawo-Runtu’s vision when building Tandjung Sari. The documentary’s shots of the lush jungle and blue ocean transport the viewer to Bali from their screen.

To view Mother Brown Films’ video, visit here.

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

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