Drum roll, please! We’re excited to announce finalists for the 2021 Spark! Awards. This year, 112 exceptional entries were submitted in 20 categories reflecting the creativity and skillful execution of the applicants who innovated and pivoted during a pandemic to create dynamic, successful marketing. Do you see your entries among the finalists? Category winners will be announced at this year’s awards ceremony. In addition, The Giving Award, Marketer of the Year, and Chapter Volunteer of the Year will be announced at the event!

We want to thank the AMA Reno-Tahoe board of directors who judged this year’s submissions. The top 3 entries were selected as finalists in each category. In the case of tied scores, up to 5 finalists were selected. We appreciate all of the judges who spent their time and assistance to make the 2021 Spark! Awards a success.

We look forward to seeing finalists and Charleston marketers at the Spark! Awards Ceremony on Thursday, September 23. Learn more about this year’s prom themed event, and get your ticket here!

Best Book Cover

Stephen’s Book – Advantage | ForbesBooks

Terry’s Book – Advantage | ForbesBooks

Hand Lettered Design – Banks Creative

Mindscaping – G Sharp Design

Best Branding

PlanSource – PlanSource

Lowcountry Trolley – Squeeze Marketing

Marketing Impact Assistant (aka M.I.A) – Trio Solutions

Best Corporate Blog

Roper St. Francis Healthcare Brand 2020 – Roper St. Francis Hospital

Tumbleston Photography – Stingray Branding

Winkler Group Corporate Blog: Part 1 – Counterintuitive Fundraising – Winkler Group

Best Corporate Identity

Roper St. Francis Healthcare Brand 2020 – Roper St. Francis Hospital

Bleecker Family Law – Trio Solutions

Best Collateral

Stop Soldier Suicide – 2020 Impact Report- Push Digital

Scottsdale AZ – Rawle Murdy

Lowcountry Trolley – Squeeze Marketing

Best Content Marketing

What’s your boom effect? – BoomTown

Vertical Roots – Lunch + Recess

Employee Communications Interactive Site – PlanSource

Best Digital/Print Ad

Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston – Push Digital

Terminix – Rawle Murdy

Best Direct Mail

SalesCon Box and Deliverables – PlanSource

Best e-Newsletter

Charleston County Parks Explore – Charleston County Parks

Best Event Marketing

Unite – BoomTown

Mex 1 Snowboard Rail Jam – Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

Lung Cancer Research Foundation – Free to Breathe Event – Push Digital

Eclipse Live Marketing Collateral – PlanSource

Best Fundraising Campaign

Warrior Surf Foundation Surfboard Auction – CharlotteBergerPR

Best Social Media Presence

Charleston County Parks Facebook Page – Charleston County Parks

Stop Soldier Suicide – Push Digital

Mattress Firm – Rawle Murdy

Best Illustration

Greenville – Banks Creative

College of Charleston ‘What Type of Cougar are You?’ – Banks Creative

Park Step – Charleston County Parks

Snake Illustration – Lunch + Recess

Best Logo Design

Gibbes Film in Focus Logo – Banks Creative

Migliori’s Pizza- In The Black Marketing & Consulting

Juneteenth logo – Stingray Branding

Your Space – Stingray Branding

Miss Ruby – TRIO Solutions

Best Non-Traditional Marketing

Caribbean Street Art Festival – Banks Creative

LoDi – CharlotteBergerPR

Primland Resort – Rawle Murdy

Best Social Media Campaign

MUSC Don’t Go Viral – Chernoff Newman

Kickin Chicken – Matchstick Social

Meals on Wheels – Nelson Strategic Marketing

Best Pandemic Pivot

COVID-19’s Effect on Virtual Tech in Clinical Trials – ArcheMedX, Inc.

Warrior Surf Foundation Surfboard Auction – CharlotteBergerPR

Take Maggie’s Word for It – Maggie Mills

Best Promotional Video

Success Assurance – BoomTown

Charleston Battery – Charleston Battery

Buy Local Season – Lowcountry Local First

Shiksona Beauty – Mara James

Best Website

PushDigital.com – Push Digital

Lowtide Brewing – Squeeze Marketing

Southern Concepts – Squeeze Marketing

Wild Blue Ropes – Stingray Branding

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