Category : MarCom Awards

2013 MarCom Entry Deveney Communication

Winner: Deveney Communication
Title of Entry: “Peoples Health – CHA – Television Spots”
Location: New Orleans, LA
Client: Peoples Health
Category: 252c. Campaign

Deveney ProductionsIn Louisiana, if there is one thing natives like as much as food it is their LSU Tigers.  The Louisiana State University tiger is a statewide icon, but it represents more than athletics.  LSU also runs a health system.  Recently LSU teamed with People’s Health to provide services for Medicare enrollees. Deveney Communications developed a clever commercial campaign surrounding “Mike” the tiger, who apparently likes working-out with older people.  Deveney, based in New Orleans, counts Fortune 100 companies as its clients and has been named one of America’s “Top Five Boutique PR Firms” by  PR Week. The campaign ‘green screen’s’ Mike into various situations as he interacts with people exercising and medical professionals working.  It’s all done with wink-and-a-nod while conveying a strong branding tool to a new partner.

 

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2013 MarCom Deadline Tomorrow!

Judging is winding down in the 2013 MarCom Awards.  Enter today and you won’t have to wait long to see if your work is judged to be among the industry’s best. Results will be mailed and winners posted Nov. 1. In most cases it takes less than five minutes to register, enter and upload entries. No […]

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2013 MarCom Entry, inferno

Winner: inferno Title of Entry: “Darn Good Yarn” Location: Memphis, TN Client: FedEx Category: 221. YouTube Video Storytelling is an age-old art mastered by few.  When you get it right it seems effortless and surprisingly easy. But it’s not. Inferno of Memphis, Tennessee knows how to tell a good story. One of the agency’s clients, Fed Ex, wanted to highlight […]

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2013 MarCom Entry, HBO Poland

Winner: HBO Poland SP.20.0. Title of Entry: “We Want Your Blood” Location: Warsaw, Poland Client: HBO Poland Category: 161c. Special Event Vampire stories travel well.  In this case, all the way from the United States to Poland. True Blood, HBO’s hit series, was preparing for a new season in Poland and wanted to promote the program, but after […]

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2013 MarCom Entry, Greenfield/Belser

Winner: Greenfield/Belser Title of Entry: “Dow Lohnes Website” Location: Washington, DC Client: Dow Lohnes Category: 236. Website Redesign Greenfield/Belser of Washington D.C. is a brand design firm that prides itself on telling clients’ stories in a unique and clever fashion. The story telling takes many forms for it’s professional services clients…videos, brochures, annual reports, and websites. One of the company’s areas of expertise […]

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2013 MarCom Entry, Mastro Communications, Inc.

Winner: Mastro Communications, Inc. Title of Entry: “PGA Championship” Location: Warren, NJ Client: PGA of America Category: 148c. Integrated Marketing Engaging the audience is always a great tool to heighten interest, pump up sales, and increase television ratings.  With social media and the Internet, there is more opportunity than before, if done properly.  The PGA wanted to retain viewer interest […]

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2013 MarCom Awards Deadline Tomorrow

If your work is among the best in the creative world, your organization, bosses and clients need to know that.  Enter your most creative marketing and communication work and receive peer judged, unbiased, third-party recognition from the most respected creative competition in the world.  

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2013 MarCom Entry, aritchbrand

Winner: aritchbrand
Title of Entry: “Front Page of the New York Times”
Location: Boston, MA
Client: Cyber Aces
Category: 169. Newspaper placement

LogoPlacing a client in any newspaper is tough and the bigger the paper, the bigger the challenge.  The New York Times is an especially hard sell with editors and reporters hearing about every conceivable pitch imaginable.  Aritchbrand of Boston was approached by a fledgling company called ‘Cyber Aces‘ who was looking for prominent media exposure.  Adam Ritchie Brand Direction, whose services include marketing, media outreach, crisis management, and creative development, was game.

cyberaces-logoCyber Aces identifies, trains, mentors, and develops young Americans for the quickly emerging field of cyber security.  Their students are the future employees of the NSA, the Pentagon, and Fortune 500 Companies.  The field of cyber security is getting crowded and Cyber Aces wanted to differentiate itself from the pack when it turned to aritchbrand.

Aritchbrand developed and honed a unique pitch.  They called up the Times lead cyber security writer and offered to bring a high school hacker to the offices to grill the paper’s cyber security chief…sort of a young Jedi knight matching skills with an old Jedi master scenario.  If the writer was impressed, do a story.  If not, at the very least, the security chief might learn a few things.  The writer took the bait and not long after Cyber Aces not only made the paper, but the front page.

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2013 MarCom entry, Fahlgren Mortine

Winner: Fahlgren Mortine
Title of Entry: “Myrtle Beach Celebrates its 60 Miles in 60 Days”
Location: Columbus , Ohio
Client: Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
Category: 160c Social Media Campaign
fahlgrenmortine logoLike many Eastern Seaboard beach destinations, Myrtle Beach was facing the usual seasonal dilemma–the end of summer.  After Labor Day, tourism traditionally slows to a trickle.  The weather is still warm, the many destinations still desirable, the activities still welcoming.  So what’s a Chamber of Commerce to do?

Myrtle Beach turned to the Fahlgren Mortine agency in Columbus, Ohio.  Fahlgren Mortine is one of the largest independent agencies in the country and has a client list that includes McDonalds and Visit Florida.  The agency created a social media campaign  under the banner of “60 Miles in 60 Days” to generate buzz and bring the tourists back to Myrtle Beach after summer’s end.

AP_travel tweetThe campaign wanted to offer visitors all 60 miles of the ‘Grand Strand’ and everything that is connected to it.  Research showed that most visitors love the amenities and activities of the area, but do not book because of lack of information on the destination. So, the agency sent teams to South Carolina to unearth 60 secret spots to tie into the campaign.  Fahlren Mortine then turned to facebook, twitter, bloggers, and the internet to broadcast the message.

The results show that the campaign reached more than 47 million consumers from social media alone.  Blogger posts reached 500,000 followers, tweets reached 3 million, and facebook engaged 50,000 current page followers.  In the Myrtle Beach area the results were a bit more concrete:  accommodations taxes jumped up 220% in September and 31% in October.

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