AMA Cincinnati is pleased to share that finalists have been determined for our 2017 AMA Pinnacle Awards. Please join us in congratulating the following teams and their work!

Learn more about the June 8 Awards Ceremony and register on Eventbrite here.

Best Use of CONTENT for Inbound Marketing and Engagement

  • Barefoot Proximity’s Jennie-O’s “Make the Switch” Campaign
  • Rhinegeist Brewery’s Archive of Thirst by branding firm BS LLC
  • dooley media’s StartupCincy Rally Cry Campaign
  • Great Parks of Hamilton County
  • Fast Park & Vehr Communications’ “Your Travel Partner” Blog

Best Overall DIGITAL Strategy & Execution

  • Barefoot Proximity’s Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Center Campaign
  • The Growth of Levy Law Offices’ Web Presence, by GNGF

Best INTEGRATED Marketing Campaign

  • Barefoot Proximity’s Jennie-O’s “Make the Switch” Campaign
  • HyperDrive PastaPalooza
  • KZF Design Celebrating 60 Years
  • London Computer System’s Rent Manager User Conference 2016
  • Scooter Media/The Carnegie – Wizard of Oz
  • dooley media’s #OTRisArt Campaign

Best Use of INSIGHTS to Drive Experience, Engagement and/or Innovation

  • Persona Study for the Grandpa Soap Co. by Sund + Co.

Best BRAND Launch or Rebranding Effort

  • Graydon
  • Harlow HRK
  • Union Institute & University Brand Relaunch
  • Joseph House and Vehr Communications
  • Barefoot Proximity: Cincinnati Children’s Embrace Equity Campaign

Best “Non-Marketing” Marketing Program

  • Harlow HRK/Impact Group
  • Sons of the American Revolution
  • London Computer Systems Culture Campaign
  • Fast Park and Vehr Communications

Best COLLEGIATE/STUDENT Marketing Plan, Campaign, and/or Program

  • Learning to Invest by Investing in Learning, by: Casey Fugate, Kristin Graff, Veronica Lopreato, Lily McDonogh, Andrew Re, and Melinda Wilson, students at the Haile/US Bank College of Business at Northern Kentucky University
  • eBay Case Study University of Cincinnati American Marketing Association
  • Kona Ice – Experience Local, by: Andy Re, Michael Fossett, Veronica Lopreato, and Tara Reed students at the Haile/US Bank College of Business at Northern Kentucky University

Best Use of Technology for SALES Enablement

  • Barefoot Proximity and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices BHHS Broker & Agent Acquisition
  • The Cincinnati USA Virtual Reality Experience by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau

Best SCRAPPY Marketing Campaign

  • WordCamp Cincinnati 2016 Marketing Campaign
  • Scooter Media/PWC – Ramp up for Veterans
  • Rhinegeist Brewery’s Archive of Thirst by branding firm BS LLC

Who among our finalists will win? Find out with us on June 8 at the Pinnacle Awards ceremony. All are welcome! Winners will not be revealed until June 8th. After the ceremony, you can learn more about winners all summer long, as we will be highlighting them right here on the blog!

If you submitted and were not notified or are not on the above list, you are not a finalist. Thank you for taking the time and effort to submit your work. We had a competitive year, with more than 70 submissions! We certainly hope you’ll still join us in celebrating Cincinnati’s amazing marketing community on June 8. Learn more and register on Eventbrite here. See you June 8!


Cincinnati Marketing Legends

As you may know, we’ve implemented something new this year: Cincinnati Marketing Legends. We’ve accepted nominations in early 2017 and have opened it up to our membership to contribute their choices and a few words of support for the Cincinnati Marketing Legend of their choice.

This year’s Cincinnati Marketing Legends nominees include:

  • Linda Antus
  • Anne Chambers
  • Matthew Dooley
  • Bob Gilbreath
  • Charlie Howard
  • Peter Landesman
  • Mark Miller
  • Kendra Ramirez
  • Kathy Selker
  • Carol Shea

If you haven’t participated yet, you still can.