Contact: Ruwena Healy, President
Marketing 24/7, Inc.
Marketing 24/7, Inc. Wins International
Hermes Creative Awards “Platinum Award”
4th National or International Award for Business Makeover Birmingham®
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – May 16, 2011 - Marketing 24/7, Inc. has been awarded the prestigious Platinum Award from Hermes Creative Awards in the “PR Campaign” category. The award, sponsored by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, recognizes outstanding work in the industry.
Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional marketing materials and emerging technologies. Over 4,400 entries in 151 categories were submitted for this year’s awards by corporate marketing departments, communication departments, advertising agencies, public relations firms, web based innovators, production companies and others in marketing and PR.
Marketing 24/7 was recognized for the Business Makeover Birmingham® marketing and PR program, which was recognized in 2010 with three other national and international awards including the PR News’ Platinum PR Award, the Clarion Award from the Association of Women in Communications, and as a finalist in the 7th Annual Stevie Awards for Women In Business.
Ruwena Healy, President of Marketing 24/7 said, “I’m honored to be a Project Partner of Business Makeover Birmingham® and to have the opportunity to work with top leaders in the business community. This award was made possible by the efforts of a great team of marketing professionals that worked with me from many of the Project Partners’ companies.”
Mike Baker, Managing Partner of Dent, Baker & Company, LLP said, “On behalf of the Business Makeover Birmingham’s seven Project Partners, I can confidently say that our program was an overwhelming success for the last two years because of Ruwena’s creativity, commitment and marketing savvy. We are proud to see her receive international recognition for the exceptional marketing and PR campaign her firm created for us.”
Other Platinum Award winners in the Hermes Creative Awards include such companies as Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Microsoft, American Express OPEN, Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Virginia Aquarium, Embassy Suites Hotels, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
About the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals began in 1995 as a means to honor outstanding achievement and service to the communication profession. As part of its mission, the Association fosters and supports the efforts of marketing and communication professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations. Each year, the efforts of generous marketing and communication professionals are acknowledged through grants and special recognition.
About Marketing 24/7, Inc.
Marketing 24/7, Inc. recently celebrated its 6th anniversary of providing professionals with marketing and business development solutions. President Ruwena Healy founded the firm in 2005 with the mission of providing high-level marketing and business development consulting; marketing plan development and execution; and strategic planning services to companies, entrepreneurs and professionals. Marketing 24/7 offers unique expertise in personal branding and company branding as well as improving marketing and business development effectiveness for the purpose of increasing revenues and profits.
Marketing 24/7 has a diverse client base and is currently ranked as Birmingham’s 10th largest PR firm, and the 5th largest in the state of Alabama. In just a short time, the company has been recognized for numerous awards including The Stevie Awards for Women In Business; PR News’ “Platinum PR Award”; the 2010 “Clarion Award” from the Association of Women in Communications; “The Champion Award” from Public Relations Society of America’s Alabama Chapter; and The Birmingham Business Alliance’s Small Business Committee awarded Marketing 24/7 the 2010 “My Choice” People’s Choice Award.
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