Northern California marketing agency receives back-to-back gold awards for national and local campaigns

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Merlot Marketing receives five gold, three silver and one bronze

Merlot Marketing won four ADDY Awards and five CAPPIE Awards.

We’re fortunate to have amazing clients that enable us the creativity and flexibility to do great work on a national level. - Debi Hammond, CEO of Merlot Marketing.

Merlot Marketing, the California-based, full-service national marketing and communications agency, won two gold, and two silver ADDY Awards from the Sacramento Ad Club and three gold, one silver and one bronze CAPPIE from the Sacramento Public Relations Association.

“We’re fortunate to have amazing clients that enable us the creativity and flexibility to do great work on a national level,” says Debi Hammond, CEO of Merlot Marketing. “It is a true honor to receive recognition from our industry peers for this collaborative work.”

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The agency received acclaim for work on national and local campaigns resulting in a total of nine awards in March alone. Awards were presented for excellence across a wide range of sub-categories, including: digital photography for advertising, social media campaigns, annual reports, long-term PR campaigns and media events.

With no time to slow down and celebrate, Merlot Marketing continues to garner media attention for both local and national brands. The agency has been named as one of the fastest growing companies in Northern California and has plans to further expand and grow its talented team in the coming year.

Examples of Merlot’s award-winning work can be viewed at



ADDY Awards received:
Gold – Elements of Advertising, Visual, Digital Photography, “Dacor Chef” Consumer Print Campaign Photography.
Gold – Consumer or Trade Publication, Campaign, Four-Color, “Dacor Chef” Consumer Print Campaign.
Silver – Digital Advertising, Social Media, Single Platform, Consumer, Walker Zanger Corporate Facebook.
Silver – Collateral Material, Annual Report, 2013 State of the District Report, Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD).

CAPPIE Awards received:
Gold – Digital, Social Media Campaign, Walker Zanger Social Media Campaign.
Gold – Individual Outreach Elements, Annual or Special Reports, Sacramento Regional San 2013 State of the District Report.
Gold – Individual Outreach Elements, Annual or Special Reports, SASD 2013 State of the District Report.
Silver – Overall PR Campaign, Media Event or Press Conference, New York Speed-Briefing Tour.
Bronze – Overall PR Campaign, Long-Term PR Campaign, Dacor Long-Term PR Program.

About Merlot Marketing
Founded in 2001, Merlot Marketing is an award-winning, national agency helping companies rediscover their brand position through its exclusive REDiscover™ process. Headquartered in Northern California, Merlot Marketing specializes in marketing strategy, public relations, social media, advertising and digital communications. Think RED. Think Passion. Discover Merlot at or call 916-285-9835.

About the Sacramento Ad Club and the ADDY Award
The Sacramento Advertising Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving industry standards by offering social & professional networking/development opportunities, providing educational events for advertising professionals, and recognizing the stellar work produced in the Sacramento region. To learn more the ADDY Award visit or

About the Sacramento Public Relations Association and the 28th Annual CAPPIE Award
The Sacramento Public Relations Association, or SPRA, was founded in 1959 and provides public relations professionals with career enhancement opportunities and advocates for the profession within the greater Sacramento region. SPRA hosts its annual CAPPIE Awards gala honoring the region’s best PR work, continuing education workshops and networking mixers. To learn more about the CAPPIE Award visit

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