Entries Open for the 2019 SPOKEies® Awards

Honoring the best Spokespeople to work with brands and non-profits for Truth, Authenticity and Effectiveness.

Previous Winners Include:

 

Which Celebrity Is Your Favorite Spokesperson?

For the first time ever, PR pros can submit a nomination for their favorite celebrity spokesperson. Additionally, you can submit a favorite spokesperson to become famous through their work with a brand (think Flo from Progressive, The Sprint Guy Paul, or Jan from Toyota).

Go to the Entry Form to nominate a celebrity, or email your nomination to stars@spokeies.com (emails should include the celebrity’s name, the brand, a brief description of why they’re deserving and note if the individual submitting worked on the campaign).

How To Enter

  • Select from one of the 43 awards categories as either an internal or external spokesperson. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged!
  • Fill out the online entry form with information about the initiative, the spokesperson’s work, and how they helped the organization achieve their communications goals.
  • For help filling out the form, download the SPOKEies® Entry Guide to the right or email spokeies@spokeies.com.

Categories

Corporate

  • Financial Services
  • Health/Pharma
  • Technology
  • Travel
  • Food & Beverage
  • Emerging Growth Companies/Start-Ups
  • Sports
  • Media
  • Home Improvement
  • Fashion& Beauty
  • Entertainment
  • Professional Services
  • Crisis Management
  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
  • Fintech

Non-Profit/Association

  • Health
  • Art
  • Education
  • Youth
  • Advocacy/Cause Marketing
  • Industry/Trade Association
  • Membership Association
  • Environment

Multicultural

  • Financial Services
  • Travel
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Food & Beverage
  • Fashion & Beauty

Global Campaign

  • Financial Services
  • Fintech
  • Heath/Pharma
  • Technology
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Most Authentic

  • Corporate
  • Non-Profit/Association
  • Consumer
  • CSR Campaign
  • Celebrity (Third Party Only)

C-Suite Leader (Internal Only)

  • Corporate
  • Non-Profit/Association

Under 40 (Internal Only)

  • Corporate
  • Non-Profit/Association

ABOUT THE SPOKEies®

The SPOKEies® is the first program to honor the best in-house and third party spokespeople to represent brands, non-profits and corporations. The awards have acknowledged leaders who communicate honestly and effectively on behalf of their organizations, with winners representing the best in the business. 27 business and non-profit leaders have already been honored with a SPOKEies® Award in categories including Most Authentic, Under 40 and C-Suite Leader. The SPOKEies® is sponsored by D S Simon Media. CommPRO acts as the 2019 Marketing Partner. You can submit a nomination here.

Enter the 2019 SPOKEies®

There are more than 40 awards including 18 for corporate and brand spokespeople, 12 for non-profits, 5 for multicultural campaigns and 6 for global campaigns. Select your entry category and sub-category at the link below.

  • Save with Early Bird Pricing: $150 per submission ($195 regular price)
  • The Extended Early Bird Period will end July 15, 2019
Corporate
  • Financial Services
  • Health/Pharma
  • Technology
  • Travel
  • Food & Beverage
  • Emerging Growth Companies/Start-Ups
  • Sports
  • Media
  • Home Improvement
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Entertainment
  • Professional Services
  • Crisis Management
  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
  • Fintech

 

Non-Profit/Association
  • Health
  • Art
  • Education
  • Youth
  • Advocacy/Cause Marketing
  • Industry/Trade Association
  • Membership Association
  • Environment

 

Multicultural Campaign
  • Financial Services
  • Travel
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Food & beverage
  • Fashion & Beauty

 

Global Campaign
  • Financial Services
  • Fintech
  • Health/Pharma
  • Technology
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

 

Most Authentic
  • Corporate
  • Non-Profit/Association
  • Consumer
  • CSR Campaign
  • Celebrity

 

C-Suite Leader (Internal Only)
  • Corporate
  • Non-Profit/Association

 

Under 40 (Internal Only)
  • Corporate
  • Non-Profit/Association

Anyone from within an organization (CEOs to digital media strategists) or a hired brand ambassador (celebrities to third party experts) can participate as long as they represent an organization in a spokesperson role. Winners will be recognized for their achievements. They will be interviewed and featured on The SPOKEies® website. To be eligible, the campaigns or PR initiatives involving the spokesperson you are highlighting must have taken place (either in part or in full) through the first quarter of 2019. Both US based and international entries are accepted.

The SPOKEies® Awards are the perfect way to showcase the great work of your agency or in-house team. Often times, individuals and teams go above and beyond in their jobs and still fly under the radar. These awards aim to give deserved recognition, which can help recipients attract new business, become influencers and form partnerships. Spokespeople will be honored from brands, corporations and non-profits based on their ability to achieve organizational goals, creativity, trust and authenticity.

Enter

Enter the 2019 SPOKEies®

There are more than 40 awards including 18 for corporate and brand spokespeople, 12 for non-profits, 5 for multicultural campaigns and 6 for global campaigns. Select your entry category and sub-category at the link below.

  • Save with Early Bird Pricing: $150 per submission ($195 regular price)
  • The Extended Early Bird Period will end July 15, 2019
Categories
Corporate
  • Financial Services
  • Health/Pharma
  • Technology
  • Travel
  • Food & Beverage
  • Emerging Growth Companies/Start-Ups
  • Sports
  • Media
  • Home Improvement
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Entertainment
  • Professional Services
  • Crisis Management
  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
  • Fintech

 

Non-Profit/Association
  • Health
  • Art
  • Education
  • Youth
  • Advocacy/Cause Marketing
  • Industry/Trade Association
  • Membership Association
  • Environment

 

Multicultural Campaign
  • Financial Services
  • Travel
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Food & beverage
  • Fashion & Beauty

 

Global Campaign
  • Financial Services
  • Fintech
  • Health/Pharma
  • Technology
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

 

Most Authentic
  • Corporate
  • Non-Profit/Association
  • Consumer
  • CSR Campaign
  • Celebrity

 

C-Suite Leader (Internal Only)
  • Corporate
  • Non-Profit/Association

 

Under 40 (Internal Only)
  • Corporate
  • Non-Profit/Association
Who’s Eligible

Anyone from within an organization (CEOs to digital media strategists) or a hired brand ambassador (celebrities to third party experts) can participate as long as they represent an organization in a spokesperson role. Winners will be recognized for their achievements. They will be interviewed and featured on The SPOKEies® website. To be eligible, the campaigns or PR initiatives involving the spokesperson you are highlighting must have taken place (either in part or in full) through the first quarter of 2019. Both US based and international entries are accepted.

Our Goal

The SPOKEies® Awards are the perfect way to showcase the great work of your agency or in-house team. Often times, individuals and teams go above and beyond in their jobs and still fly under the radar. These awards aim to give deserved recognition, which can help recipients attract new business, become influencers and form partnerships. Spokespeople will be honored from brands, corporations and non-profits based on their ability to achieve organizational goals, creativity, trust and authenticity.

Meet the Past  SPOKEies® Award Winners

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Under 40

Todd Kaplan

Vice President, Water Portfolio – PepsiCo
North America Beverages

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Non-Profit Trade Association

Mike McCormick

Executive Director and COO of the Global Business Travel Association

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: C-Suite Leader Non-Profit Association

Danielle Holly

CEO at Common Impact

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Non-Profit Education

Patrick Riccards

Chief Communications Officer at the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Nonprofit Advocacy/Cause Marketing

Steve Kerber

Director of UL Firefigher Safety Research Institute

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Greg Rosica

Contributing Author and Spokesperson to the EY Tax Guide

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Non-Profit Health

Luke Margolis

Corporate Communications Manager at Atlantic Health System

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Non-Profit Membership Association

Sheri Sword

Vice President of Communications at Better Business Bureau at Dayton & Miami Valley

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Non-Profit Youth

Meridith Maskara

CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater New York

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Corporate Health/ Pharma

Michael A. Smith, M.D.

Senior Health Scientist for Life Extension

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Corporate Emerging Growth / Startups

Donna LaVoie

President and CEO of LaVoie Health Science

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Corporate Travel

Daniel Durazo

Director of Communications at Allianz Global Assistance

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Most Authentic Corporate

Sam Fay

Senior Vice President of Global Brand Strategy at Guinness World Records

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: C-Suite Leader Corporate

Donna LaVoie

President and CEO of LaVoie Health Science

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Corporate Food + Beverage

Kristin Bradley

PR Manager at B&G Foods

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Media

Gabe Saglie

Senior Editor for Travelzoo

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Corporate Sports

Marc Goldman

Marketing/Sponsorship Manager of the Marine Corps Marathon

SPOKEies® Award Winner

Category: Corporate Technology

Roy Taylor

Founder Chief Revenue Officer MR.Studio

Previous Corporate Vice President and Worldwide Head of AMD Studios

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