The EMAs

About the EMA’s
The Excellence in Marketing Awards (EMAs) are designed to recognize outstanding achievement in marketing communications by professional service firms in the Chicagoland AEC industry. Modeled after the SMPS National Marketing Communications Awards, the program provides an opportunity for firms to showcase their best marketing practices.

2016-2017 Call for Entries

Entry Categories
SMPS Chicago’s EMAs honor individuals and firms responsible for excellence in marketing communications in the following categories:

  • Advertising
  • Annual Report
  • Book/Monograph
  • Brochure
  • Corporate Identity
  • Direct-Mail Campaign
  • Feature Writing
  • Holiday Piece
  • Internal Communications Magazine
  • Media Relations Campaign
  • Newsletter — External
  • Newsletter — Internal
  • Promotional Campaign
  • Recruitment & Retention
  • Social Media
  • Special Event
  • Specific Project Marketing
  • Trade Show Marketing
  • Video
  • Web Site

Deadline for entries is 5 pm, August 8, 2017

Download the Entry Form and get all the details


2014 Winners

Internal Marketing

Stanley Consultants for their 100 year anniversary book/monograph - According to the judges this marketing effort “presents a strong commitment to maintaining and building internal culture.” It a “lovely capture of history for company spirit and posterity.”

External Marketing

Lochner for their holiday card - The judges remarked that this piece is “fresh and innovative...bringing a new, hip image” to the company. It is “stylish and creative while remaining a classic design.”

2014 Best in Show

Stanley Consultants for their 100 year anniversary book/monograph - “A beautiful piece that demonstrates a significant commitment to their company’s history."


For more information contact:

Lindsay Green
direct  312.881.5035