Elevating the Role of Marketing in Cincinnati

The highlight of the programming year, the AMA Cincinnati Marketing Pinnacle Awards continue to elevate the role of marketing in Greater Cincinnati by recognizing inspiring work.


2017 Award Winners & Legends

View Finalist showcase.

  • Best “Non-Marketing” Marketing Program: Fast Park and Vehr Communications
  • Best BRAND Launch or Rebranding Effort: Barefoot Proximity: Cincinnati Children’s Embrace Equity Campaign
  • Best COLLEGIATE/STUDENT Marketing Plan, Campaign, and/or Program: eBay Case Study University of Cincinnati American Marketing Association
  • Best INTEGRATED Marketing Campaign: Barefoot Proximity’s Jennie-O’s “Make the Switch” Campaign
  • Best Overall DIGITAL Strategy & Execution: Barefoot Proximity’s Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Center Campaign
  • Best SCRAPPY Marketing Campaign: WordCamp Cincinnati 2016 Marketing Campaign
  • Best Use of CONTENT for Inbound Marketing and Engagement: Fast Park & Vehr Communications’ “Your Travel Partner” Blog
  • Best Use of INSIGHTS to Drive Experience, Engagement and/or Innovation: Persona Study for the Grandpa Soap Co. by Sund + Co.
  • Best Use of Technology for SALES Enablement: The Cincinnati USA Virtual Reality Experience by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau

Cincinnati Marketing Legends

  • Linda Antus
  • Bob Gilbreath
  • Kendra Ramirez

Read more about our inaugural Cincinnati Marketing Legends class.

2016 Award Winners & Runners Up

  • Content Marketing: Vehr Communications – 2015 Social CEO Study
    • Runner Up: EyeMed Vision Care – EyeSiteOnWellness.com
  • Integrated Marketing: First Student w/ Vehr Communications – Safety Dog Bus Tour
    • Runner Up: Standard Textile Marketing Department – DermaTherapy®: Redefining the Standard of Care
  • Social Media: Alan See, CMO Temps, LLC – Freelancer-Powered Social Media Marketing
    • Runner Up: The Health Carousel Marketing Team – Passport USA
  • Web & SEM: Ascribe w/ The Sound Press, SEO Exposed and Steady On Sales – New goascribe.com Website
    • Runner Up: EyeMed Vision Care – EyeSiteOnWellness.com
  • Small Business: Multi-Craft – Knock Knock, Who’s There
    • Runner Up: Alan See, CMO Temps, LLC – Freelancer-Powered Social Media Marketing for Small Business
  • Non-profit: Desky Team – Queen City
    • Runner Up: St. Elizabeth Healthcare – Nutrition in a Minute Video Series
  • Collegiate: NKU Students, Tom Garcia and Bluezzoon’s Rubicoin Dream Team – Rubicoin Ambassador Dream Team
    • Runner Up: NKU Student Megan Pickett – Hot God and the Seven Dogs

2015 Marketing Pinnacle Awards Winners

  • Content Marketing: Alan See, CMO Temps, LLC
  • Integrated Marketing: Standard Textile Marketing Department
  • Social Media: Life’s Eyes Media “The Lauren Hill Hospice Story”
  • Web & SEM: Jay W. Sanborn Jr., Corbus LLC “Order to Cash Landing Site Strategy”
  • Large Business: Lighthouse Youth Services
  • Small Business: Intrinzic in partnership with Everything But The House
  • Non-profit: Xavier University
  • Collegiate: University of Cincinnati AMA Competition Team

2014 Marketing Pinnacle Awards Winners

  • Collegiate: Alexandra Smith (NKU)
  • Non-profit: Daniel Graff (Giveunity)
  • Small Business: Mimi Rasor (Rasor Marketing)
  • Marketing Dept of One: Mary Hall (Legion Logistics)
  • Large Business: Bob Reiss (Procter & Gamble)

2013 Marketing Pinnacle Awards Winners

  • Large Business: Fifth Third Bank
  • Marketing Dept of One: Ed McMasters, Flottman Co.
  • Non-profit: Cincinnati Zoo
  • Collegiate: Jessie Swanson (NKU)

2012 Marketing Pinnacle Awards Winners

  • Large Business: Paycor
  • Small Business: Multi-Craft
  • Non-profit: Mercy Health
  • Collegiate: Jessica Moore

2011 Marketing Pinnacle Awards Winners

  • Large Business: Hobsons
  • Small Business: Docustar Rebranding Campaign
  • Non-profit: Lighthouse Youth Services
  • Collegiate: University of Cincinnati, AMA Regional Conference