EAMC Awards

EAMC Award Submissions Now Open!

Now is your time to share: Did your company have the "Marketing & Publicity Campaign of the Year" or "Most Creative Artist Gift?" 

 

EAMC recognizes the most innovative and strategic professionals in the live entertainment industry.

 

SUBMIT TODAY

The deadline is March 27, 2023. 

Applications can be submitted for the following categories:

 

  • Marketing & Publicity Campaign Of The Year* (under $10,000)
  • Marketing & Publicity Campaign Of The Year* ($10,000+)
  • Most Creative Artist Welcome
  • Most Creative Artist Gift* (under $1,000)
    • Submission requirements: ONE photo, a photo caption and budget
  • Most Creative Artist Gift* ($1,000+)
    • Submission requirements: ONE photo, a photo caption and budget
  • Breakthrough Professional of the Year
  • Impact Award
  • Hall of Fame

Submissions are for January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.

 

EAMC Breakthrough Professional of the Year

The Breakthrough Professional of the Year Award recognizes a professional in the live entertainment industry who has made an impact or difference in marketing, sponsorship, social media, group sales or publicity over the past year. The recipient must be within their first 10 years in the industry to qualify for this award. The submission should describe how the applicant showed growth and innovation to make a difference in the industry.

Submit a 250 word description of why this professional should be considered.

Impact Award

The Impact Award was established to recognize an individual and/or organization that is making a change for good in their community or within the entertainment industry. Whether it is fighting for social justice, feeding the hungry, helping the disabled, influencing a diverse hiring process, or supporting a great cause, we all need to make an impact.

Submit a 250 word description of why this professional should be considered. 

Hall of Fame

Criteria for Hall of Fame include impact in the live entertainment industry, support for the EAMC conference, and influence in marketing trends. Hall of Fame nominees do not need to be committee, Board, or Executive Board members. However, if nominated, they must not be a current Board member and have been off the Board for at least three years.

Submit a 250 word description of why this professional should be considered. 

Qualifications

  • All entries must be for campaigns that took place January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022; with the exception of Breakthrough Professional of the Year, Impact Award and Hall of Fame.
  • One entry per organization, per category 

  • Applications for Campaigns of the Year and Artist Welcome: please include a 250 word synopsis, a MAXIMUM of five supporting documents which illustrates the campaign, and budget 

  • Applications for the Most Creative Artist Gifts: please submit ONE photo, a photo caption, and budget 

  • *Venues, companies and/or promoters may only submit one entry per budget category (either under $10,000 OR over $10,000 / under $1,000 OR over $1,000...not both). 

Judging

The EAMC Awards Committee selects industry experts as judges who review award applications and judge on excellence in strategy, creativity, execution and results in achieving objectives. The top 3 finalists per category will be announced here, and EAMC attendees will be able to vote online.

Judging for Impact Award

 

Three finalists are selected by the EAMC Diversity & Inclusion Committee and a panel of industry professionals. After the finalists are announced, EAMC attendees and industry peers vote for a winner.

Judging Timeline

  • EAMC Award application submission open in late January. 

  • Deadline for submissions is March 27, 2023.

  • Judges review submissions and narrow down their top 3 late March.  

  • Top 3 finalists per category will be announced in April via social and email and EAMC attendees will vote on the winners online. 

  • Winners will be announced during the conference Awards Luncheon in June. 

Past Winners

2022

  • Marketing & Publicity Campaign Of The Year* (under $10,000):
  • Marketing & Publicity Campaign Of The Year* ($10,000+):
  • Most Creative Artist Welcome:
  • Most Creative Artist Gift* (under $1,000): Kenny Chesney – Paycom Center
  • Most Creative Artist Gift* ($1,000+): Celine Dion – Scotiabank Arena
  • Breakthrough Professional of the Year: Rebecca Hansen
  • Impact Award: Kelly Lovell Taylor

2019

  • Marketing & Publicity Campaign Of The Year (under $10,000): WWE Easter Egg Hunt - Rupp Arena
  • Marketing & Publicity Campaign Of The Year ($10,000+): Scotiabank Arena Venue Naming Rights - Scotiabank Arena/MLSE
  • Most Creative Artist Welcome: KCAD Fashion Studies Students Welcome Elton John - Van Andel Arena
  • Most Creative Artist Gift* (under $1,000): Childish Gambino custom socks - Scotiabank Arena/MLSE
  • Most Creative Artist Gift* ($1,000+): Bruno Mars' 24K Magic "XXIVk" Game Boy - Scotiabank Arena/MLSE

2018

  • Marketing: Count Basie Theatre - "Giving Tuesday, Veterans at the Basie"
  • Publicity: Van Andel Arena/SMG - "Thank You Cards for the Troops"
  • Artist Gift of the Year: Air Canada Centre - The Weeknd's Starboy Game
  • Artist Welcome of the Year: STAPLES Center - Ed Sheeran's Very Own British Pub

2017

  • Marketing: Allied Integrated Marketing - “Cirque Dreams Holidaze"
  • Publicity: Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment - “Drake Night”
  • Group Sales: The Lakeland Center - “The Moscow Ballet: A Great Russian Tea Party”  
  • Sponsorship: State Farm Arena - “Raising Canes Invites you to WWE Live at State Farm Arena!”

2016

  • Marketing: Allied Integrated Marketing - "Rock The Block"
  • Publicity: Nitro Circus - "Ride on Late Late Show with James Corden"
  • Group Sales: The Lakeland Center - From This Seat... Anything Is Possible"
  • Sponsorship: AEG - "The Draftkings Fantasy Sports Bar & Lounge"

2015

  • Marketing: Prudential Center - “Our House Rules” 
  • Publicity: Verizon Center - “40 millionth fan” 
  • Group Sales: The Lakeland Center - “Let It Snow”