Naperville, IL (PRWEB) November 8, 2010
MarCom Awards today announced winners for the 2010 international awards competition that recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals. There were almost 5,000 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and several other countries in the 2010 competition.
Naperville marketing company Paul Gregory Media (PGM - http://www.paulgregorymedia.com) received two Platinum Awards, three Gold Awards and an honorable mention in the 2010 MarCom (Marketing & Communication) Awards Competition. PGM won the awards for Marketing Collateral Design, and the design of their very own company website.
Topping the list of platinum awards was the brochure design for Dynamic Sales Innovations, a B2B telemarketing and sales training company. “We set out to create a brochure that was physically substantial, and really connected with their potential clients,” explains Paul Feith, Principal of Paul Gregory Media. “One of the ways we accomplished that was to put the founder, Dave Berens, front and center. Putting a face on a company goes a long way towards establishing trust.” The brochure also won a gold award in the B2B Brochure category. The second platinum award was for a unique business card design for Profit Focused Principals, a local CPA Firm. The business card used a custom die-cut and horizontal fold to really highlight the brand and integrate it into the physical shape of the card.
PGM won a gold award for the design of a direct-mail postcard entitled, “Just Ask” – an innovative direct-mail piece that was first in a series of mailers for NewGen Business Solutions, leaders in cloud-based business systems. “Paul Gregory Media’s concept on this mailer was unique and captured the attention of our recipients,” stated Rick Kostopoulos, President and CEO of NewGen. “We generated new business from this mailer, and continue to partner with Paul Gregory Media for our marketing needs.” An honorable mention went to another direct-mail piece designed for NewGen as well.
Not any less significant, PGM won a gold award for their website redesign and overall layout. Paul Feith credits Elizabeth Carter of Freelance Writing Solutions for creating the website copy and overall message.
The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers. The competition has grown to perhaps the largest of its kind in the world. A look at the winners shows a range in size from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. The competition is so well respected in the industry that national public relations organizations, local ad clubs, and local business communicator chapters are entrants.
MarCom Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The international organization consists of several thousand creative professionals. The Association oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges and sets standards for excellence.
As part of its mission, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of creative professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations. Over the past several years, AMCP’s Advisory Board donated over $60,000 in grants to support the efforts of its members. That money was used for marketing materials for homeless shelters, orphanages, day camps, community theaters, art centers, programs for the elderly and for child care and educational endeavors for the underprivileged.
Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.
Winners were selected from over 200 categories in seven forms of media and communication efforts- marketing, publications, marketing/promotion, public service/pro bono, creativity and electronic/interactive.
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