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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jukin media header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Jukin Media

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Jukin Media

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: Jukin Media
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Title of Entry: “This Is Happening”
Category: 165. Video Production – Long Form Video – Documentary

Documentaries are usually confined to set forms, styles, and practices, but there are exceptions. Every now and then a producer or director comes along to not necessarily break the mold, but to send the craft in a different direction.

Jukin Media, an international agency, uses user-generated video content as part of their “This Is Happening series” to create stories that are emotional, fast-paced, and fascinating. One of the series’ recent topics was the historic Chicago Cubs World Series victory, the first in 71 years. Jukin told the incredible story through UGC that captured the essence of the Cubs and their fans.

To see Jukin Media’s full This Is Happening series, visit here.

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

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emakina header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Emakina Group

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Emakina Group

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: Emakina Group
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Title of Entry: “Jaeger-LeCoultre’s unforgettable ‘On your wrist’ AR fair experience”
Category: 226c. New Category – Other — Augmented Reality

One of the most exciting developments in recent technology is the introduction of Augmented Reality (AR). AR technology not only offers new entertainment experiences but presents brands with new opportunities to interact with customers.

Emakina Group found a new way to utilize AR technology for their client, Jaeger-LeCoultre, a luxury brand specializing in watches and clocks. The agency created the “On your wrist” experience to give prospective customers the opportunity to try on exclusive watch designs directly from Jaeger-LeCoultre’s industrial design office.

Jaeger-LeCoultre store visitors were given different paper bracelets embossed with the brand’s logo and patterns, then waved the band under tablets in eight different booths. When waving their wrist under the tablet, one of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s exclusive watch design appeared on their wrist.

Emakina Group’s use of AR built a unique and memorable experience for prospective Jaeger-LeCoultre customers. Using the AR bands allowed each visitor to have their own personal experience with the brand.

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

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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.

Enter Communitas Awards Now

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.

Enter AVA Digital Awards Now

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