2020 Winners

  • Best Marketing Pivot: Paycor
  • Best Sales Enablement: Swivel
  • Best Scrappy Marketing Campaign: Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
  • Best Integrated Marketing Campaign: University of Cincinnati (UC) Carl H. Linder College of Business + Linder Alumni Council + UC Foundation + UC Alumni Association + Creative Partners
  • Best Digital Strategy & Execution: AirPro Fan & Blower Company
  • Best Customer Experience Execution: Abstract Displays, Inc.
  • Best Content Marketing: AirPro Fan & Blower Company
  • Best Brand Launch or Rebranding Effort: Protective Life Insurance Company
  • Best Collegiate/Student Marketing Plan, Campaign, or Program: The Underground Agency at Northern Kentucky University
  • Best “Non-Marketing” Marketing Program: SageSure Insurance Managers

2020 Special Merit Recognition

  • Special Merit, In-House Warrior: Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati
  • Special Merit, Research/Insight Catalyst: St. Elizabeth Healthcare

2020 Cincinnati Marketing Legends

We recognized our fourth class of Cincinnati Marketing Legends: Matt Fischer, Jason Hauer, and Carol Shea. Read more about them.

2019 Winners

  • Best “Non-Marketing” Marketing Program: SageSure Insurance Managers – Culture Quest
  • Best Brand Launch or Rebranding Effort: SaleStratus – Strategic Reset
  • Best Collegiate/Student Marketing Plan, Campaign, or Program: Cincinnati State Technical & Community College – Haute Fusion Studio
  • Best Customer Experience Execution: VEGA Americas, Inc. – Technology Days
  • Best Integrated Marketing Campaign: Wayne HealthCare – Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgical Technology Service Launch
  • Best Overall Digital Strategy & Execution: Premier Health – How Premier Health used Newjacking and Current Events to Grow
  • Best Scrappy Marketing Campaign: SageSure Insurance Managers – Culture Quest
  • Best Use of Content for Inbound Marketing and Engagement: Wayne HealthCare – Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgical Technology Service Launch

2019 Special Merit Recognition

  • Special Merit, In-House Warrior: First American Healthcare Finance – Missions Matter
  • Special Merit, Research/Insight Catalyst: Sund & Co. – Data-Driven Lead Generation and Product Launch for Control Bionics

2019 Cincinnati Marketing Legends

We recognized our third class of Cincinnati Marketing Legends: Pete Blackshaw, Jim Stengel, and Molly Wellmann. Read more about them.

2018 Winners

  • Best “Non-Marketing” Marketing Program: The “Why” Behind Our Work, by SageSure Insurance Managers
  • Best Brand Launch or Rebranding Effort: Xavier University Re-brand, by the Xavier Marketing and Communications Office
  • Best Collegiate/Student Marketing Plan, Campaign, or Program: “Exploring the Power of the Ghost” by Northern Kentucky Marketing Association Club at Haile/US Bank College of Business, Northern Kentucky University
  • Best Customer Experience Execution: Fast Park & Vehr Communications: Customer Experience in the face of Hurricane Harvey
  • Best Integrated Marketing Campaign: Humanizing Healthcare Finance, by First American Healthcare
  • Best Overall Digital Strategy & Execution: Premier Health – Premier Health Now
  • Best Scrappy Marketing Campaign: Xavier University Office of Marketing and Communications, Orientation Blessing Video
  • Best Use of Content for Inbound Marketing and Engagement: Vehr Communications and Cincinnati Public Schools, IamCPS
  • Best Use of Technology for Sales Enablement: The Wastewater Customer Journey map by Start Something Bold for their client VEGA Americas

2018 Special Merit Recognition

  • Special Merit, In-House Warrior: Sons of the American Revolution – Richard Montgomery Chapter, from Dayton, Ohio, Finalist in Best “Non-Marketing” Marketing Program
  • Special Merit, Research/Insight Catalyst: The new Mercy McAuley brand, by Madison Design and Consumer Clarity, Finalist in Best Brand Launch or Rebranding Effort
  • Special Merit, Research/Insight Catalyst: “Winning the Millennials’ Hearts Back” by Northern Kentucky Marketing Association Club from Northern Kentucky University, Finalist in Best Collegiate/Student Marketing Plan, Campaign, and/or Program
  • Special Merit, Research/Insight Catalyst: “Problem Gambling: It’s a Disorder, Not A Decision, by Northlich for the Ohio Lottery” by Northlich, Finalist in Best Customer Experience Execution
  • Special Merit, In-House Warrior: Premier Health – Jenny’s Journey, from Dayton, Ohio, Finalist and Winner in Best Overall Digital Strategy & Execution
  • Special Merit, In-House Warrior: The #HonestPlumbing Campaign by Ryan Eten and Jolly Plumbing, Finalist in Best Scrappy Marketing Campaign

2018 Cincinnati Marketing Legends

We recognized our second class of Cincinnati Marketing Legends: Jane Garvey, Dave Knox, and Ric Sweeney. Read more about them.

2017 Winners

  • Best “Non-Marketing” Marketing Program: Fast Park and Vehr Communications
  • Best BRAND Launch or Rebranding Effort: Barefoot Proximity: Cincinnati Children’s Embrace Equity Campaign
  • Best Collegiate/Student Marketing Plan, Campaign, or Program: eBay Case Study University of Cincinnati American Marketing Association
  • Best Integrated Marketing Campaign: Barefoot Proximity’s Jennie-O’s “Make the Switch” Campaign
  • Best Overall Digital Strategy & Execution: Barefoot Proximity’s Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Center Campaign
  • Best Scrappy Marketing Campaign: WordCamp Cincinnati 2016 Marketing Campaign
  • Best Use of Content for Inbound Marketing and Engagement: Fast Park & Vehr Communications’ “Your Travel Partner” Blog
  • Best Use of Insights to Drive Experience, Engagement and/or Innovation: Persona Study for the Grandpa Soap Co. by Sund + Co.
  • Best Use of Technology for Sales Enablement: The Cincinnati USA Virtual Reality Experience by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau

View Finalist showcase.

2017 Cincinnati Marketing Legends

We recognized our inaugural Cincinnati Marketing Legends class: Linda Antus, Bob Gilbreath, and Kendra Ramirez

2016 Winners