The American Marketing Association – Birmingham Chapter presents:
The Magic City Marketing Awards
Celebrating Excellence in Marketing
The American Marketing Association (AMA) – Birmingham Chapter is pleased to announce the Magic City Marketing Awards, an awards program recognizing excellence in marketing in Birmingham, Ala., and its surrounding areas. Agencies, in-house marketing departments, freelancers and consultants alike may enter. Submitting a nominee is free, and AMA membership is not required for submission.
Nominations will be open from Feb. 20 through March 31, 2019.
Feb. 20: Nominations open
March 31: Nominations close
May 1: Finalists notified
May 16: Awards Presentation
Winners will be recognized at a reception and event on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business. Tickets can be purchased online prior to the event.
Individuals, agencies, companies and collegiate marketing programs may submit themselves or another person or party for the following categories:
How to Submit a Nomination
Submit a nomination by using the forms below. Each nomination form can be found in the drop down below the category description. Submissions will be accepted beginning Feb. 20 and will close at midnight on March 31. Nominations must be submitted online; nominations sent via email will not be considered.
Marketer of the Year
The Marketer of the Year award is presented to an individual that is currently working in Alabama within the field of marketing and has at least five years of marketing experience. Nominees will be judged on the basis of his or her business accomplishments and contributions to the marketing industry between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2018.
Young Professional Marketer of the Year
The Young Professional Marketer of the Year award is presented to an individual that is currently working in Alabama within the field of marketing in some capacity and has less than five years of experience, primarily in the field of marketing. Submissions should demonstrate the nominee’s accomplishments and contributions to the marketing industry, as well as indicate ways in which the nominee has already shown leadership within his or her position. Submissions will be judged on accomplishments achieved specifically between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2018.
Marketing Student of the Year
The Marketing Student of the Year award recognizes students pursuing a degree and career in marketing, public relations, communication or comparable program. Nominees must be currently enrolled in a college or university in Alabama and will be judged based on involvement in and leadership through marketing-related roles in collegiate and outside organizations, academic achievement, leadership and contributions to and involvement within the marketing industry. Students recognized as Marketing Student of the Year will receive a scholarship to be used toward tuition or related costs associated with pursuing a marketing degree program.
Forbes McKay Award – Lifetime Achievement in Marketing
The Forbes McKay Award recognizes lifetime achievement within the marketing industry and is presented to an individual with at least 30 years of professional marketing experience. Nominees will be judged on the basis of business accomplishments and contributions to the marketing industry over the course of his or her career. Individuals nominated for the Forbes McKay Award must currently work in the state of Alabama and must demonstrate superior leadership within and outside his or her organization over the course of his or her career.
Campaign of the Year
The Campaign of the Year Award is presented to a company, organization, institution, agency, division or operating unit that directs its marketing efforts out of a Birmingham area office or location on behalf of an internal or external campaign executed between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2018. Submissions should outline campaign goals, as well as the tactics implemented in order to achieve its objectives, and must demonstrate measurable outcomes attributed to the campaign’s success and effectiveness.
By submitting a nomination for any of the categories outlined as part of the Magic City Marketing Awards, you acknowledge the right of AMA Birmingham to use your likeness, submission or campaign for publication, exhibition and marketing for the Magic City Marketing Awards promotion.
NOTE: When submitting supplemental materials, please adhere to the following requirements:
- DO submit in accepted formats: JPG, PDF
- DO provide a high resolution image when applicable: 300dpi, >1M, print-ready
- DO NOT place artwork images into a PPT
- DO NOT submit files that will attempt to install a program on the judging computer(s). Executable files cannot be judged and will be disqualified.
Submissions and nominations will be judged by members of Tampa Bay’s chapter of the American Marketing Association in order to ensure fair and unbiased results. Judges will be provided with all awards criteria, as well as a compilation of all nominations and supplemental materials submitted, and will be given one month to review materials, score entries and identify finalists.
If you have questions regarding your submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.