Recognizing Marketing Excellence in Cincinnati

The AMA Cincinnati Pinnacle Awards are the highlight of our chapter year and our chance to celebrate regional excellence in marketing.

Following the success of our 2020 awards program, AMA Cincinnati has again shifted the Pinnacle Awards season from spring to fall.

Submissions are now open!

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2021 Pinnacle Awards Schedule

  • September 22-October 15: Nomination period.
  • October: Submissions are distributed to AMA chapters for judging and scoring.
  • October: Category finalists revealed.
  • TBD, November 2021: Pinnacle Awards ceremony is held; category winners revealed.

View event details, general rules, categories and descriptions, past Cincinnati Marketing Legends, and past award winners below.

Event Details & Registration

AMA Cincinnati Pinnacle Awards 2021

We’re filled with excitement to bring the Pinnacle Awards to our community of marketers within the Greater Cincinnati area! Get your nominations in because we’re working behind the scenes to ensure a safe, and fun-filled celebration for our finalists and category winners.

  • When: December 16, 2021, 6:30-8:30 EST
  • Where: Mojave East
    7202 Main Street
    Cincinnati, OH 45244

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Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, September 22: Open for Submissions
  • Friday, October 15: All Submissions Due by 11:59pm EDT
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021: Pinnacle Awards Ceremony

General Rules & Information

Eligibility

The Pinnacle Awards are open to all marketing professionals in the Greater Cincinnati area. Those who submit for an award must submit original work or work they directly supervised. The work submitted must have been created/managed from July 1, 2020, up until June 30, 2021.

It is required to pay submission fees at the time of submitting materials. Work submitted without payment will not be judged and therefore not eligible for an award.

Submission Requirements

A summary is required for submissions for categories; supporting materials are highly recommended. See the below section, “How to Submit,” for instructions. The Marketing Legends category does not require submission or payment, just simply a completed nomination form.

Judging

Pinnacle submissions will be judged by an American Marketing Association chapter outside of the Cincinnati region. Finalists will be notified in advance of the Awards Ceremony, but winners will not be disclosed until the Awards Ceremony.

Fees & Payment

  • Submission Fee – $75 for first nomination, $65 for second nomination, $55 for third nomination, etc.
  • Collegiate/Student Fee – $25 per nomination
  • Non-Profit Fee – $0*
  • Marketing Legend Nomination Fee – $0

*Non-profits, email pinnacle@amacincinnati.org for your discount code!

Deadlines

Submissions must be sent and payment must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 15, 2021.

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How to Prepare & Submit

Prepare Your Submission

For all categories except the “Cincinnati Marketing Legends*,” submissions must be accompanied by a summary describing the below points. Please keep the summary concise!

  • 2-3 Sentence Summary or “Elevator Pitch” of Nomination
  • Opportunity / Problem: Provide a brief situation analysis of the opportunity or problem your marketing work addressed.
  • Objectives: What were you trying to achieve? Who were your target audiences? What did success look like? Don’t forget measurement!
  • Planning & Execution: How did you make it happen?
  • Results: Did you achieve your goals and objectives? Did your initial vision of success come to fruition? Don’t forget measurement!

Supporting Materials

It is highly recommended to include relevant supporting materials to accompany the summary. These supporting materials can be any of the following:

  • Final creative proofs or examples
  • Multimedia: Photos, videos, audio files, etc.
  • Printed collateral (saved as a PDF)
  • Social media posts and/or metrics
  • Measurement documents
  • Testimonials or letters of recognition
  • Relevant website links for reference
  • Or… surprise us!

Save ALL supporting materials and your summary and compress or zip them into the same folder. Name the zipped file” “Your Company_Award Category.”

How to Submit

We’ve streamlined your award submission and Cincinnati Marketing Legend nomination experience to allow you to spend your brain power on the good stuff. What are you waiting for? Start your submission.