CLEVELAND, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight content marketing agencies have received top honors from the 2014 Content Marketing Awards, the largest awards program in North America honoring excellence in brand-created content. The Agency of the Year award recognizes excellence in content marketing agencies, as well as achievements around the execution of content marketing.
The Content Marketing Awards, presented by the Content Marketing Institute and sponsored by McMurry/TMG, launched in 2004. The agency portion of the awards program initiated in 2012.
"The competition among content marketing agencies this year was intense, and the work we are seeing was best of breed," said Joe Pulizzi, Content Marketing Institute founder. "We are seeing the best content work come out of all types of agencies – from traditional to digital to pure content agencies. This really shows us how far the content marketing industry has come in the past few years.
The Content Marketing Agency of the Year finalists are:
Group SJR, New York, NY, USA
Huge, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Imprint, New York, NY, USA
King Content, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia
Mahlab Media, Balmain, NSW, Australia
Marcus Thomas, Cleveland, OH, USA
Meredith Xcelerated Marketing, New York, NY, USA
Pace, Greensboro, NC, USA
Content Marketing Awards finalists for Program of the Year, Agency of the Year and Content Marketer of the Year, will be recognized at Content Marketing World 2014, the largest content marketing event in the world. Award winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at CMWorld, with 2,500+ attendees from 50 countries. The event will take place Sept. 8-11, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio, and is still open for registration.
About Content Marketing Institute (CMI)
Content Marketing Institute is the leading global content marketing education and training organization. CMI teaches enterprise brands how to attract and retain customers through compelling, multi-channel storytelling. CMI's Content Marketing World event, the largest content marketing-focused event, is held every September, and Content Marketing World Sydney, every March. CMI also produces the quarterly magazine Chief Content Officer, and provides strategic consulting and content marketing research for some of the best-known brands in the world. CMI is a 2012, 2013 and 2014 Inc. 500 company.
McMURRY/TMG is a leading content marketing agency in the U.S., dedicated to delivering strategic, transformative brand experiences that engage customers and drive measurable results. Its 270 staff members are located in five offices in New York, Arizona and Washington, D.C., and they work together to help clients extend brands, boost engagement, build communities and deliver revenue through powerful, meaningful content. Clients include industry leaders such as WebMD, Amtrak, CBS Television, The Ritz-Carlton, CDW, Reed Exhibitions, 21st Century Insurance, Verizon, HP and Baylor Health Care System.
SOURCE Content Marketing Institute