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Marketing Communication Awards

4th Annual SMPS Arizona Marketing Communications Awards
Showcase your best and brightest creations in the company of top A/E/C marketing and business development professionals.

The competition is friendly but fierce as leading industry marketers submit their most innovative campaigns of 2017 for awards across several categories.

The Awards Celebration location will be at the Casablanca Lounge in Scottsdale on April 4, 2017. 

Click here to view the 2016 MCA winners.

SPONSORSHIPS

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SUBMITTAL FORMS

Click here to submit your entry form online. All payments can be made by clicking here!

Click links below to download the supporting documents and past winner presentations: 

Submittal Categories

Submittal Requirements & FAQ

MCA Awards Gala Presentation - 2015 Winners

MCA Awards Gala Presentation - 2014 Winners 

Send Entries to:
Christina Sollie
Marketing Specialist
RITOCH-POWELL & Associates
5727 North 7th Street, Suite 120

Phoenix, AZ 85014

Submittal Categories include:

FIRM NOMINATIONS 

1. Brochure (print or digital)
A print or digital publication describing your firm’s general capabilities. A brochure has a limited shelf life as a firm’s capabilities, staff and projects change over time.

Submittal Requirements:

  • One copy of the clarification statement
  • One printed copy of the brochure (whether printed or digital)
  • A disk or jump drive containing a PDF of all materials including 8.5” x 11” executive summary


2. Corporate identity

A consistent graphic image applied to your firm’s print and/or digital collateral materials. May include logo and/or brand application such as letterhead, business cards, brochures, advertisements and note cards.

Submittal Requirements:

  • One copy of the clarification statement
  • Printed copies of identifying items
  • A disk or jump drive containing a PDF of all materials including 8.5” x 11” executive summary
  • The corporate identity manual or graphics standards


3. Holiday piece (print or digital)

A print or digital piece produced for one-time use to promote a generally recognized holiday. Examples include, but are not limited to a greeting card, party invitation, client appreciation gift, or calendar.

Submittal Requirements: 

  • One copy of the clarification statement 
  • One printed copy of the holiday piece (whether printed or digital)
  • A disk or jump drive containing a PDF of all materials including 8.5” x 11” executive summary


4. Newsletter (print or digital)

An external, client-focused publication designed in a newsletter format and distributed either electronically or in printed format OR an internal, employee-focused publication designed in a newsletter format and distributed either electronically or in printed format.

Submittal Requirements: 

  • One copy of the clarification statement
  • Printed copies of the last three issues of the newsletter (whether printed or digital)
  • A disk or jump drive containing a PDF of all materials including 8.5” x 11” executive summary


5. Social Media Campaign

A campaign that utilizes online media tools to provide a platform for thought leadership, collaboration, and user interaction. Examples of social media include but are not limited to blogs, networking sites (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook), content-sharing sites (e.g., Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Flickr), or news sites (e.g., Digg, Reddit).

Submittal Requirements:

  • One copy of the clarification statement
  • Printed screen shots of digital platform pages
  • Printed copies of content (blog entry, photography, graphics/infographics, etc.)
  • A disk or jump drive containing a PDF of all materials including 8.5” x 11” executive summary


6. Video

Filmed communications with or without audio, including commercials, podcasts, project videos, client testimonial, etc. downloadable for play on portable media players (e.g., iPods, MP3 players) or uploaded to a media platform (ex: YouTube, Vimeo, website, etc.).

Specify video type on entry form:

  • Client specific Pursuit: A video created for the sole purpose of pursuing a specific client.
  • External: A video created for external communication purposes. 
  • Internal: A video created for internal communication

Submittal Requirements:

  • One copy of the clarification statement
  • Printed screen shot of video thumbnail image
  • A disk or jump drive containing a MP4 or QuickTime video and 8.5” x 11” executive summary


7. Website

An external, public website that either promotes your firm or has been launched by your firm for a specific project OR an internal website or intranet that has been launched for the purposes your firm’s internal communications.

Submittal Requirements: 

  • One copy of the clarification statement
  • Printed screen shot of website home page.
  • A disk or jump drive containing a PDF of all materials including 8.5” x 11” executive summary


8. Special Event

The planning and implementation of a special event or activity (e.g. anniversary, ground breaking, golf tournament, or grand opening).

Submittal Requirements:

  • One copy of the clarification statement
  • Printed copies of identifying items (save the date, invitations, signage, etc.)
  • Printed copies of 10-15 event photographs (Max 2 photos per page)
  • A disk or jump drive containing a PDF of all materials and JPGs of all photos, and 8.5” x 11” executive summary


9. Project Pursuit

An item or series of items developed in support of winning one specific project. Materials may be print and/or digital and include qualification packages, proposals, PowerPoint presentations, leave-behinds, or other pieces that contributed to the total effort.

Submittal Requirements: 

  • One copy of the clarification statement 
  • Printed copies of identifying items
  • A disk or jump drive containing a PDF of all materials including 8.5” x 11” executive summary

Note: You may omit information deemed proprietary. Please note where you have omitted proprietary information in the clarification statement.

INDIVIDUAL NOMINATIONS

10. Marketer of the Year
The nominated individual should have demonstrated innovative and creative marketing and/or business development strategies throughout 2016 and is a shining example of marketing/business development for the industry. It is encouraged that the individual be an active member of SMPS and that the submittal demonstrates the individual's contribution to the growth of the organization.

11. Technical Professional, Marketer of the Year
This individual is a trained technical professional responsible for developing new and existing project pursuits within the industry. He or she plays an active role in the marketing and business development of the firm while also focusing on the technical side of the industry. This individual is a positive advocate of marketing and business development to their fellow technical professionals.

12. Up and Comer
This individual has 1-5 years of marketing or business development experience in the industry but has already made a positive impact within their firm and the industry as a whole. This individual is a shining example of marketing/business development for the industry and shows a promising future. It is encouraged that the individual be an active member of SMPS and that the submittal demonstrates the individual's contribution to the growth of the organization.

Any questions regarding submittals should be directed to:

Christina Sollie
csollie@rpaeng.com
p: 480.295.5767

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