PrintIt’s time to rock. MarCom deadline tomorrow.

It’s time to rock. MarCom deadline tomorrow.

Prove to your clients and prospects that the work you are doing is exceptional and worthy of peer-reviewed awards. Tomorrow is the deadline to enter your MARKETING PROGRAMS AND PRINT, WEB AND VIDEO CREATIVE into one of the world’s premier creative competitions.

Judges are already sifting through thousands of entries from all over the globe. Check out our AMCP blog, and new Twitter and Instagram sites that have been set up specifically to display outstanding work singled out by the judges. Only those entries that gave us permission to display will be posted.

We know that you and your clients want results as soon as possible, so instead of waiting for every entry to be judged, we will soon begin releasing results as we process them. The first wave should come in about three weeks.  You will receive an automatic email the moment your results are posted to your My Account.

Entering is quick and easy. It only takes a few minutes to register, choose a category and upload work. Entry fees are still $85 for single entries and $160 for campaigns.

AMCP has been administering creative competitions for 23 years and is a well-known, respected, third-party recognition organization. AMCP’s MarCom and Hermes Awards competitions are among the oldest and largest creative competitions in the world.

Check out our website and enter now at www.marcomawards.com.

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AAOS header2017 MarCom Awards Spotlight: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

2017 MarCom Awards Spotlight: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

While the winners of the 2017 MarCom Awards won’t be announced for a little bit, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. There’s still time to enter your best marketing and communication work before the deadline. Do it now>>

MarCom Awards Organization: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Location: Rosemont, IL
Title of Entry: “Painkillers are easy to get into. Hard to escape.”
Category: 2. Print Media – Direct Marketing – Bench/Shelter/Mass Transit

Congress has declared the opioid crisis a national emergency. It’s a crisis that cuts across social and economic classes.

Pain medication has legitimate uses, but the dangers of falling into addiction can be great. Research shows that most Americans became addicted to opioids while taking legal medication prescribed by a doctor.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons started an education program to warn people about the power of pain medication. The organization is pasting bus stops with banners to drive home the point. In a creative display, the banners look at the situation from the inside out.

 

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The final deadline for entry to the 2017 MarCom awards is Friday, September 15. To enter your work, visit here.

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johns creek header2017 MarCom Awards Spotlight: City of Johns Creek

2017 MarCom Awards Spotlight: City of Johns Creek

While the winners for the 2017 MarCom Awards won’t be announced for a little bit, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. There’s still time to enter your best marketing and communication work before the deadline. Do it now>>

MarCom Awards Organization: City of Johns Creek
Location: John’s Creek, GA
Title of Entry: “The Wall that Heals”
Category: 303. Video/Audio – Video/Film – Special Event

The Wall that Heals, a mobile monument honoring Vietnam Veterans, has spent the past year touring the United States. One of the many stops on the exhibit’s tour was Johns Creek, GA.

In a video titled “The Wall that Heals,” the City of Johns Creek highlights the gathering of citizens and veterans while honoring the monument. The video captures the significant poignancy and deep-rooted respect surrounding the monument.

The final deadline for entry to the 2017 MarCom awards is Friday, September 15. To enter your work, visit here.

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gebze center header2017 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Gebze Center

2017 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Gebze Center

While the winners for the 2017 MarCom Awards won’t be announced for a little bit, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. There’s still time to enter your best marketing and communication work before the deadline. Do it now>>

MarCom Awards Organization: Gebze Center
Location: Turkey
Title of Entry: “Pointro”
Category: Strategic Communications | Marketing/Promotion Campaign | 152c. Special Event

With social media expanding and becoming an integral part of marketing, businesses are reaching out for new and better ways to utilize the medium. Gebze Center in Turkey developed a system to monitor social media traffic in real-time.

The mall tracked customers responses to their shopping experiences and then engaged with them creating an instant and personal connection.  For instance, after a consumer posted a picture or comment, the shopping center would respond with a thank your or guidance.

The project increased the mall’s social media mentions over 1800 percent from the previous six months.  In addition, a data bank of 50,000 new customers was created for a five month period.

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The final deadline for entry to the 2017 MarCom Awards is Friday, September 15. To enter your work, visit here.

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ontario college of trades header2017 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Ontario College of Trades

2017 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Ontario College of Trades

While the winners for the 2017 MarCom Awards won’t be announced for a little bit, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. There’s still time to enter your best marketing and communication work before the deadline. Do it now>>

MarCom Awards Organization: Ontario College of Trades
Location: Toronto, ON
Title of Entry: “Make Your Mark”
Category: 256. Digital Media – Web Video – YouTube Video

Pursuing an education in the trades opens the door to unexpected opportunities, such as a film career. Ontario College of Trades aimed to bring attention to the unconventional opportunities one may receive after a trades education through the video entry, “Make Your Mark.”

In “Make Your Mark” a young girl pursues a film career through the trades, versus studying acting or directing. The short video emphasizes the versatility of a trades education through compelling storytelling.

The final deadline for entry to the 2017 MarCom Awards is Friday, September 15. To enter your work, visit here.

 

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Adam-Ritchie-Brand-Direction2017 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Adam Ritchie Brand Direction

2017 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Adam Ritchie Brand Direction

While the winners for the 2017 MarCom Awards won’t be announced for a little bit, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. There’s still time to enter your best marketing and communication work before the deadline. Do it now>>

MarCom Awards Organization: Adam Ritchie Brand Direction
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Title of Entry: “T.R.I.P. Through The Multiverse”
Category: 149c. Strategic Communications – Marketing/Promotion Campaign –  Product Launch

For nearly 20 years, consumers haven’t been willing to pay for new music. They’re not going into music stores for it, and when they discover it online, it has all the excitement of dragging and dropping a gallon of milk onto their online grocery order. The physical element of new music discovery has been sucked out of the process. Something tactile and emotional is sorely missing. On the flip side, if you’re an independent music creator, you’re in a constant struggle with obscurity, with little hope for major label support.

But Adam Ritchie Brand Direction knew there’s a place music-loving consumers still go to get something they want, and they go there almost every weekend to discover something new on the shelf: the beer store.

The agency was tasked with earning exposure for a forthcoming album from The Lights Out, a band of pandimensional travelers. Each song on the album was a report back from an alternative universe.

Adam Ritchie Brand Direction approached Aeronaut Brewing Co. – a brewery founded by scientists from Cornell and MIT – and brought them onboard to brew a beer inspired by the songs and theme of the record. Aeronaut passionately approached it like a science project, developing a beer that could serve as fuel for a pandimensional traveler. Sounds and flavors were paired in a new kind of product that offered a full sensory experience. The agency used back-end technology on the band’s Twitter account, so each time the social media trigger on the label was posted by a consumer, the consumer would receive a message back, telling them what they were doing right now in a parallel universe, and a link to the album. T.R.I.P., the world’s first album release beer, was born.

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Adam Ritchie Brand direction designed a campaign spanning food, beverage, beer, culture, lifestyle, business, technology, design, science and visual arts media. It prepared a series of announcements to roll out over the course of the campaign, from live interactive events, to a National Beer Can Appreciation Day news peg.

It turned out they needed all of these touchpoints. The album was released on 11/12 – right in the middle of three holiday vacations, a contentious presidential election, fallout and protests in the wake of the inauguration and Super Bowl – possibly the nosiest, densest, most challenging launch climate in recent memory.

The campaign earned exposure for this project on MarketWatch, ADWEEK, UPROXX, Paste Magazine, Food & Wine, Men’s Journal, The A.V. Club and more – and reactively earned coverage as far away as Russia, Finland and Thailand. Reporters excitedly posted pictures to social media of the beer can albums the agency sent them. Craft beer and music fans ran to the beer shelves and posted images of themselves hoisting the beer/album in the air. The product quickly sold out.

In its “T.R.I.P. Through The Multiverse” campaign, Adam Ritchie Brand Direction invented a viable answer to a problem plaguing an industry for decades, put physical discovery back on the table for music consumers starving for a more tangible relationship with their music and used technology to solve a problem technology initially created.

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Mavibahce-Shopping-Center2017 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Mavibahce Shopping Center

2017 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Mavibahce Shopping Center

While the winners for the 2017 MarCom Awards won’t be announced for a little bit, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. There’s still time to enter your best marketing and communication work before the deadline. Do it now>>

MarCom Awards Organization: Mavibahçe Shopping Center
Location: İzmir, Turkey
Title of Entry: “Feast on the Sky”
Category: 321c. Other — Customer Experience

Malls in Turkey, especially in the larger cosmopolitan area, are very popular. Unlike in America where shoppers are declining, Turkey is seeing a steady rise. This shouldn’t be too surprising since one of the world’s oldest and largest mall is the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, which was established in the 15th century.

With all the competition these days in Turkey, malls have to be very enterprising to attract shoppers. The Mavibahçe Shopping Center, operated by ECE Turkey, in Izmir hit upon a novel concept called “Feast in the Sky.” It offered big-spending shoppers a special meal by well known chefs 165 feet above the mall.

The event was covered by 160 media outlets and attracted a live audience on social media. “Feast in the Sky” reached nearly one million people on Facebook and millions more in traditional media.

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Coronation Media2017 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Coronation Media

2017 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Coronation Media

While the winners for the 2017 MarCom Awards won’t be announced for a little bit, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. There’s still time to enter your best marketing and communication work before the deadline. Do it now>>

MarCom Awards Organization: Coronation Media
Location: Emmitsburg, Maryland
Title of Entry: “Faith Is on Everyone’s Mind”
Category: 295. Informational Video

Faith is seen by most people as a private matter that is not easily shared. A nonprofit, nondenominational organization is trying to change that.

Faith Counts partnered with Coronation Media to create a clever video that celebrates everyone’s faiths. Coronation is a small, recently formed agency nestled in a small northern Maryland town near the Pennsylvania border. The video, titled “Faith Is on Everyone’s Mind,” is a light-hearted look at all faiths utilizing simple symbols with universal meanings.

 

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2017 MarCom Awards Now Open!

MarCom is seeking the brightest, most radical and revolutionary creatives who are rocking the marketing and communication industry. Only those who communicate boldly and brilliantly through planning, design and writing will be honored.

2017 COMPETITION OPENS AUGUST 1 | DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 15

 

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WHY MARCOM?

The mission of the MarCom Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the creativity, hard work and generosity of marketing and communication professionals. MarCom winners receive well-deserved recognition and third-party validation from a leading industry organization that has earned a reputation for fairness, consistency and timeliness. Winners are listed on the MarCom Awards’ website. Winners and clients can also tout their awards through their news releases to their local news media and on their own websites, newsletters and print materials. Winners also have the opportunity to showcase their achievement in their offices or homes and to present clients with attractive, high-quality, meaningful awards.

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f12a0bca-0580-4b97-b495-c18650ffd1abdotComm Awards Final Deadline Tomorrow!

dotComm Awards Final Deadline Tomorrow!

statuette round small 2Prove to your clients and prospects that the work you are doing is exceptional and worthy of peer-reviewed awards. Tomorrow is the deadline to enter your web and digital work into one of the web’s premier creative competitions, the dotCOMM Awards.

It just takes a few minutes to register, choose a category and upload work. Entry fees are only $85 for single entries and $160 for campaigns. Enter today and you won’t have to wait long for results. Judges have been evaluating entries for several weeks and all winners should be posted by the end of this month.

Enter Today

Entries come from corporate communication departments, public relations firms, digital shops, advertising agencies and freelancers. Entrants include designers, developers, content producers, digital artists, video professionals, account supervisors, creative directors and corporate executives.

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