Speak Media Blog, which covers emerging trends in public relations, marketing and social media strategy, has been awarded the MarCom Creative award. The blog is written by Jennifer A. Jones, a PR and social media consultant, and has been calling-out good and bad PR, social media and viral marketing campaigns since 2007 while also reviewing new tactics and marketing tools. A YouTube channel of the same name launched a few months ago.
The MarCom Creative Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. The competition has grown to the largest of its kind on the world. Winners of the MarCom Creative include some of the top professionals working today, including media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. Competitors are judged by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals, which consists of several thousand creative professionals.
"This is a great recognition and I am humbled to be in the same winner's circle as brand leaders like Harley Davidson, Coca-Cola and McDonald's," said Jennifer A. Jones, author of Speak Media Blog and owner of JA Jones Consulting. "I started Speak Media Blog two years ago so colleagues and I could examine how social media is changing public relations. Through the blog, I've not only been able to explore new trends, but I've also developed relationships with readers all over the world. It's wonderful to be recognized for something that I so thoroughly enjoy doing."
Jennifer A. Jones (jajonesconsulting.com) is an expert in marketing communications with a focus on convergent campaigns that unite traditional and new media. A senior strategist with experience in Internet, Technology, B2B, Entertainment (film/television) and Consumer Products promotion, her agency experience includes Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Alexander Communications, Macquarium Intelligent Communications and Fletcher Martin. Jennifer has worked with Fortune 500s and start-ups alike. Her work has been recognized by PRSA, IABC, WiC, MarCom Creative, WebAwards, Davey Awards, Hermes Awards and the Computerworld Smithsonian. Jennifer is available for social media consultation through JA Jones Consulting. Key offerings include Digital Footprint Reporting to identify where target audiences are online versus brands and competitors; and social media training and strategic planning.