2017 Capital Region MARCOM Awards Event Recap

2017 Capital Region MARCOM Awards Event Recap

November 16, marketing and communications professionals from across the region came together to celebrate a year’s worth of significant accomplishments.

The annual MARCOM Awards offered the opportunity to recognize important campaigns, well-designed websites, and successful publications, and to celebrate the industry we love.

This marked the second year in a row that the Capital Region chapters of the American Marketing Association and the Public Relations Society of America have joined forces to present awards. The shift only made sense, says Alan Baker, President of the American Marketing Association – New York Capital Region Chapter. In today’s marketplace, the two fields work together so closely, and often, it’s hard to see where one job ends, and the other begins.

The ceremony took place at the GE Theatre of Proctors in downtown Schenectady. Guests enjoyed dinner by Mazzone Hospitality and then gathered together to see individual awards presented. The ceremony was emceed by award-winning comedian, Greg Aidala.

MARCOM also named a Marketer/Communicator of the Year, Pamela J. Clarke, at Doane Stuart, and Marketing/Communications Practitioner of the Year, Joseph Brennan, Ph.D., APR, who serves as VP of Communications and Marketing at University at Albany, SUNY.

“In order to be considered for the Practitioner of the Year Award, you have to achieve high levels of success in the communications and marketing field and you also have to uphold the highest level of ethics,” said Joshua Poupore, President of the Capital Region chapter of PRSA. “When we sat down to think of the next person deserving of this award, it was a no brainer: we nominated Joe [Brennan] without even giving it a second thought."

2017 MARCOM Winners

Integrated Campaigns:

Capitalize Albany
Capitalize Albany Corporate Grants Program

on behalf of Appolo Heating
Overit’s Marketing Strategy Heats Up Appolo Heating’s Business & Revenue

Marketing Campaigns:

on behalf of Nussbaum Transportation
Driver Recruitment Campaign

Public Relations Campaigns:
American Heart Association
Go Red 518

Sunmark FCU
Beyond The Badge

Sunmark FCU
I See You

Public/Government Affairs Campaigns:

Corning Place Communications
on behalf of North Tonawanda Police Benevolent Association
Bring Back Dispatch to North Tonawanda

Media Relations:

Corning Place Communications
on behalf of Unshackle Upstate
Unshackle Upstate’s 2016 Legislative Scorecards

Corning Place Communications
on behalf of New York State Association of Counties
Rescuing 911

Printed Publications:

Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau
2017 Albany Visitors Guide


on behalf of Balzer & Tuck
Balzer & Tuck Website

on behalf of Daily Gazette
Daily Gazette Website

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Molly Belmont is AMA New York Capital Region's VP of News. She is a marketing professional with over 10 years experience in writing, editing, public relations, project management, community outreach and business development. Find out more about Molly on LinkedIn.

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