Greater Memphis Chamber Receives International Awards For Communications Excellence from MarCom

Release date: 11/8/2012

The Greater Memphis Chamber’s Communications & Programming Team is a recipient of both platinum and gold MarCom Awards. They received awards for the Chamber’s Website (Platinum), for the Chamber Beat Weekly e-newsletter (Gold), and for Memphis Crossroads Magazine: Young Memphis 2012 (Gold).  

MarCom is an international competition which has grown to perhaps the largest of its kind in the world. A look at the winners shows a range in size from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. The competition is so well respected in the industry that national public relations organizations, local ad clubs, and local business communicator chapters are entrants.

“I am so proud of this team and our Chamber,” said Amy Daniels, vice president of communications and programming for the Greater Memphis Chamber.  “Our team is a group of unsung heroes – they are the ones who look for the best story to tell about our city; up until 1:00 a.m. worried about how a graphic would depict Memphis; and always unwavering in their commitment of wanting nothing but the best for this city and the Chamber.  When it comes to telling the story of Memphis business, there is no better team.”

This year’s competition drew over 6,000 international entries and of those only 18% were awarded at platinum level and gold level.

Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.

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The Greater Memphis Chamber is the lead economic development agency for Memphis/Shelby County, and is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 2,300 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals.

MarCom Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The Association oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges and sets standards for excellence.