The results are in! This year, 110 exceptional entries were submitted in 21 categories reflecting the creativity and skillful execution of the applicants. Do you see your entries among the finalists? The Giving Award, Marketer of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year have been chosen and will be announced at the awards event.*

With so much spectacular work, choosing the winners was not easy. Entries were judged by the board of directors of the AMA Reno-Tahoe, AMA Triangle, and AMA Charlotte chapters. The top 3 entries were selected as finalists in each category. In the case of tied scores, up to 5 finalists were selected. We thank all of our judges for their time and assistance to make the 2020 Spark! Awards a success.

*After months of discussion and planning, we are hosting the Spark! Awards virtually on August 20th. Find out more information here


Best Branding

Seacoast Music – Seacoast Church

Solvent Networks Branding – Chernoff Newman

“Our Mighty Citadel” – The Citadel


Best Corporate Blog

South Carolina Aquarium Blog – SC Aquarium

Omatic Software Blog – Katie Biondo

Tasting Notes – Charleston Wine + Food

Wild Dunes Resort Blog – Wild Dunes Resort


Best Book Cover

The United States of Opioids: A Prescription For Liberating A Nation In Pain – Advantage Media Group

Say Grace: How the Restaurant Business Saved My Life – Advantage Media Group

Monkey Money Mind: How To Stop Monkeying Around With Your Money – Advantage Media Group

G is for Gibbes: A Museum ABC Book – Banks Creative


Best Collateral

SC Ports Annual Report – Chernoff Newman

PlanSource: Mastering the Art of Benefits – PlanSource

PlanSource: Product Book – PlanSource

Seacoast Magazine – Seacoast Church


Best Content Marketing

Feature Stories for “Our Mighty Citadel” – The Citadel

SCEC NoExcuseSC Campaign – Chernoff Newman

PlanSource: Workplace Wellness – PlanSource

Cooper River Bridge Run | Mustache For Julian – Momentum Marketing


Best Digital Ad

Stop Soldier Suicide Digital Ads – Push Digital

Palmetto Moon: Cyber Monday Madness – Momentum Marketing


Best Direct Mail

Real Trends Top 250 Direct Mail Campaign – BoomTown

Poe Group Advisors Direct Mailing – Trio Solutions

Wild Dunes Golf – Wild Dunes Resorts


Best e-Newsletter

Meals on Wheels Summerville – Nelson Strategic Marketing

South Carolina Aquarium’s Conservation Matters – SC Aquarium

From the Kitchen – Charleston Wine + Food 


Best Event Marketing

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina Rail Jam – Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

PlanSource Eclipse: Conference Event Marketing – PlanSource

SC Department of Ag 2019 SEWE – Chernoff Newman

48th Annual Charleston Scottish Games – Stingray Branding


Best Fundraising Campaign

South Carolina Aquarium’s 2019 Gala – SC Aquarium


Best Social Media Presence

Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery – Momentum Marketing

SafeShowings Social Media – Nelson Strategic Marketing

Charleston Wine + Food Instagram – Charleston Wine + Food

Stop Soldier Suicide Instagram Stories – Push Digital


Best Use of Influencer Marketing

SpiiderGriip Influencer Campaign – The Brandon Agency


Best Illustration

South Carolina Aquarium Shark Week – SC Aquarium

Cooper River Bridge Run | Mustache For Julian – Momentum Marketing

G is for Gibbes: A Museum ABC Book – Banks Creative


Best Logo Design

Coastal Community Foundation’s New Logo – Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina

Hotel Anthem Logo – Chernoff Newman

Winyah Bay Brewing Company Logo – The Brandon Agency

Hibben Preschool Logo – Banks Creative


Best Non-Traditional Marketing

DAODAS Just Plain Killers Ambient – Chernoff Newman

Charleston Int’l Airport Baggage Claim Art – SC Aquarium

Tasting Notes Live! – Charleston Wine + Food


Best Outdoor Signage

Fetter is Here – Trio Solutions

DAODAS Underage Drinking – Chernoff Newman

Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem – Banks Creative


Best Print Ad

Mex 1 Day of the Dead Print Ads – Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

Reasons to Visit Campaign – SC Aquarium

Dermatology and Laser Center Glow Night Event – Push Digital


Best Commercial Photography

Chosen Women’s Conference Victory Shoot: Seacoast Church – Seacoast Church


Best Social Media Campaign

Library Card Signup Month – Charleston County Public Library

ECCO Brand Awareness – Trio Solutions

CHS British Airways Takes Off – Chernoff Newman

Stop Soldier Suicide Engagement Campaign – Push Digital


Best Promotional Video

BoomTown’s Unite 2019 Promo Video – BoomTown

Success Assurance, by BoomTown – BoomTown

PlanSource: Mastering the Art of Benefits – PlanSource

We Are Sizzle – Charleston Wine + Food

Lip Sync For Lungs – Motion Filmworks


Best Website

GlideStep – Perfect Pitch Concepts

Nuthouse Website – Chernoff Newman

Farm to School Website – Chernoff Newman

Steve Palmer Personal Brand Website – Advantage|ForbesBooks

Charleston Scottish Games – Stingray Branding

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