Why we do this (it isn’t for the awards)

MarCom awards

Sure, we’re glad to win awards. Who isn’t? If the body awarding the awards is respectable, it means that your work has been judged and found deserving by your peers. That’s always a good feeling.

And, yes, we like to get paid. Who doesn’t? That’s a given.

But mostly it feels great to help clients solve problems and seize opportunities. Because that’s the reason that has us springing out of bed every morning. Contributing to success is invigorating.

So imagine how great it feels to help both an important non-profit and a second-generation family operation – and to win awards for our work with them, as we just did, winning three 2020 MarCom Awards.

Here’s a little about the MarCom Awards and why we’re so pleased to have won three:

The MarCom Awards honors “excellence in marketing and communication while recognizing the creativity, hard work and generosity of industry professionals. Since its inception in 2004, MarCom has evolved into one of the largest, most-respected creative competitions in the world. Each year about 6,000 print and digital entries are submitted from dozens of countries.

MarCom is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization, founded in 1995, consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital and web professionals. AMCP administers recognition programs, provides judges, and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the community.”

This brings our total number of awards from various organizations for marketing strategy and campaigns, digital and print design, copywriting, and more to… 42 over the past 10 years.

What we won for this year:

  • A Gold MarCom Award for the Rick Hamm Construction website
  • A Gold award for the booklet we wrote and designed for the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority (MRCA), helping residents in southern California understand the Upper Los Angeles River Tributary project and how they could participate, viewable here.
  • And a PLATINUM (best-in-class) award, also for MRCA, for the integrated campaign to educate the public and inspire them to take action to beautify the LA River. Here’s what that looked like.

This work, like everything we do, is meaningful to us because of the impact it makes. We’re grateful to these clients and to everyone else we get to work with.

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