A year of awards

FCT Annual Report 2014: Designed by Emperor Design

FCT Annual Report 2014: Designed by Emperor Design

Aside from being nominated for my copy and photography contribution to the FCT Annual Report at the Scottish Creative Awards my day job is all about effectiveness and strategy.

I’m pleased to say that I’ve been commissioned by three different clients this year to help them with their entries and the end result has been pretty decent – 16 Awards and a further 9 nominations for 7 different case studies.  It takes my career total to 43 Awards and 18 nominations for 31 clients, including four Grand Prix’ and three Chairmans’ Awards.

Only one to go this year.

Will The Lane win Best PR and Marketing Strategy for Marketing Edinburgh?  We’ll need to wait until November 12th to find out.

With the 2016 Award Season looming now is the time to start putting plans in place for next year.

So, if you want to enter things but the thought of writing up to two thousand word entries leaves you in a cold sweat drop me a line on markgorman@btopenworld.com.

I might be able to remove that hill of pain for you.

Those awards in full

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Think Hard writes Gold award winning DBA: Design Effectiveness awards paper

I was delighted when Front Page won a gold for their work on Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Cruising For Excellence e-learning campaign.  It’s a massive project that we’ve been entering the length and breadth of the country winning Four Marketing Excellence Awards, two Herald Digital awards, a Dadi award and now the piece de resistance; Gold for digital in the DBA’s.  (In fact we’ve won 18 awards in total so far).

These really are a highly regarded awards scheme because they prove that design which is often very hard to qualify in terms of effectiveness can really return its investment.

Winning DBA gold

This brings the total of winning effectiveness awards papers that I’ve written to 35 for 21 different clients over the last 23 years.  It’s a service I provide so if you think you need a paper written for your top case study get in touch.