Winners Announced for Charleston AMA’s 2017 Spark! Awards

CHARLESTON, S.C.  – On March 9th the Charleston American Marketing Association hosted the 2017 Spark! Awards at the Harborside East Event Venue in Mount Pleasant. Each year, the Spark! Awards honor and celebrate local creatives for their work in the previous year.

Almost 150 marketers and honorees, sporting their best Mad Men-inspired attire, gathered for a cocktail hour and the awards ceremony, emceed by Travis Rice of News 2.

After a record number of submissions, finalists and winners were selected by Reno Tahoe AMA Chapter in Nevada, and 23 awards were presented to the winners. Blackbaud won three awards, including Best Event Marketing and Best Social Media Campaign, closely followed by Charleston Wine + Food, which won Best Print Ad and Best Facebook Presence.

Danielle Manopoli, a former Marketing Manager at Blackbaud, won the highly prestigious Marketer of the Year Award. Manopoli recently relocated to Georgia and currently serves as Marketing Manager at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a leader in providing essential information to help customers across industry and government assess, predict and manage risk.

Charleston AMA’s Co-Director of Marketing & Communications Katie Biondo of Advantage Media Group|ForbesBooks received the 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award. Erin Danly, president of the chapter, presented her the award.

The official list of winners is as follows:

Best Print Ad

Charleston Wine + Food

2017 Campaign Ads

 

Best Illustration

Andrew Barton Design

100 Days of Worry

 

Best Promotional Video

The Brandon Agency

The Normal Brand Video

 

Best Logo Design

Chernoff Newman

Charleston Airport Logo

 

Best Direct Mail

Obviouslee Marketing

Charleston Parks Conservancy

 

Best Copywriting

JTE Marketing Group

Allison Ramsey Architects

 

Best Outdoor Signage

Trio Solutions

Sabal Homes, SQ FT Sequentials

 

Best Website

Town of Mount Pleasant

Experience Mount Pleasant

 

Best Collateral

The Gibbes Museum of Art

The Art of Porgy and Bess

 

Best Corporate Blog

Luxury Simplified

Luxury Simplified Blog

 

Best Corporate Identity Package

Blackbaud

Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact

 

Best Commercial Photography

The Brandon Agency

Hook + Gaff

 

Best Book Cover

Berge Design

The Eyes Have It — Julie Allan

 

Best Event Marketing

Blackbaud

bbcon

 

Best Non-Traditional Marketing

Meadors

Homeless Awareness Campaign

 

Best Public Relations

Touchpoint Communications

Charleston Fashion Week

 

Best Rebranding

Meadors

Meadors Inc. Rebranding

 

Best Social Media Campaign

Blackbaud

#TurnYourTuesday on #GivingTuesday

 

Best Facebook Presence 2017

Charleston Wine + Food

Charleston Wine + Food Facebook

 

Best Instagram Presence

Town of Mount Pleasant

ExperienceMP Instagram

 

Best Twitter Presence

H.A.F. Creative

Lowcountry AIDS Services

 

Volunteer of the Year

Katie Biondo

 

2017 Marketer of the Year

Danielle Manopoli

Sponsors for the event included Fox Audio Visual, Stan Foxworthy Photography, Nelson DMC, MIX, Katie Biondo Design, Redux Yoga, EventHaus, Thomas Heath Coaching, NCM, inMotion and Adams Outdoor Advertising.

About the Charleston American Marketing Association
The Charleston American Marketing Association supports and enhances the needs of marketers and business owners at all levels and provides access to valuable information and business contacts, boosting careers and building business. For more information, visit www.charlestonama.org.

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