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.

2017-2018 Call for Entries

Entries and Eligibility
SMPS Chicago’s EMAs will honor 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place overall for excellence in marketing communications. The top score will also receive “Best in Show”. Please see brochure for suggested submittal ideas and entry requirements.
Any SMPS Chicago member or non-member (see entry links) is eligible to nominate a firm. Outside consultants utilized to develop materials (i.e. print shops, photographers, copywriters, etc.) should be identified in the Clarification Statement.

Benefits of Participating

  • Industry recognition for your firm
  • Expert feedback on your firm’s marketing practices from executive-level A/E/C industry professionals (EAP)
  • Enhancement of your firm’s brand and positioning
  • Inspiration for future campaigns
  • Complimentary attendance at Annual Meeting

Deadline for entries is 5:00 pm, July 16, 2018.

Download the EMAs brochure.

2018 Entry Form - One Member Entry

2018 Entry Form - One Non-member Entry

2018 Entry Form - Two Member Entries

2018 Entry Form - Two Non-Member Entries

Winners will be recognized at the SMPS Chicago Annual Meeting in the Fall.

  • 1st Place - 4 Cubs Tickets*, $150 SMPS Bucks, SMPS EMAs Certificate
  • 2nd Place - $125 SMPS Bucks, SMPS EMAs Certificate
  • 3rd Place - $100 SMPS Bucks, SMPS EMAs Certificate
  • All winners will receive letters of recognition sent to their superior and recognition on SMPS Chicago’s web site and social media platforms

Note: Each submitter will receive one (1) complimentary ticket to the Annual Meeting.

* Cubs tickets are for August 25, 2018 at 1:20 pm.

For more information contact:

Lindsay Green
direct  312.881.5035

2016-17 Excellence in Marketing Awards (EMAs) Winners

External Marketing (Trade Show): The Scion Group


Internal Marketing (Internal Communications): Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.