Our marketing team works hard, and most of the time it’s nose to the grindstone. We love what we do, and we do what we love. So when we have the chance to shine, blow off some steam, and highlight the great work we get to do for clients, well we’re all about that. That opportunity came this fall at the 2016 AMA Alaska’s PRISM Awards.
I am very proud to announce that our co-founder and VP of Marketing, Jennifer Christensen won Marketer of the Year. Jennifer is a long-time Alaskan with a 20-year history of award-winning sales and marketing in the online media, retail, and service fields. She has a Masters Certificate in Online Marketing and Social Media from the University of San Francisco. Jennifer was the first Alaskan to be Inbound Marketing Certified. She is a co-founder of Beacon Marketing Academy and the Alaska Inbound Marketing Summit. Jennifer is fulfilled by serving her community as a whole, and uplifting women in business and she is one of the founding members of the community organization, We Are Anchorage. She is a 2015 winner of the Green Dot Violence Prevention Bystander Award and is the Director of Women Entrepreneurs of Alaska.
Our account strategist, Arie Henry, won Student Marketer of the Year for 2016. Arie came to us as an intern as he finished up his marketing degree at UAA. After his internships, we were thrilled to have him join our team, and he continues to be a valuable member of our company. Arie excels in coming up with creative and off the wall ideas during our marketing brainstorms. His ideas have been foundational to several very successful campaigns including the one that one Beacon the Merit Award for Small Business Campaign at the 2016 PRISM Awards.
In the Pinnacle Awards, design team Adrienne Wilkerson & Courtney Moses took the Logo Design of the Year for their rebranding of Beacon Media + Marketing. Courtney started as an account coordinator and quickly moved to website design, which was a much more comfortable fit. Over the last two years, her design skills have expanded both in the web and print arenas. The print side is as much a surprise to her as to anyone.
“We love branding projects. Not just because we love designing them, but because it’s an opportunity to use our skills to help companies be seen and acknowledged. We have to find the perfect balance of elements that not only communicates what the company does but goes deeper and shows the spirit of the company as well. Every company is different, every project has its own obstacles and challenges, and we relish that challenge in every project that comes our way. When you live and breathe design like we do, every challenge is an opportunity to grow and reach another level that you didn’t know existed yet. Every company we work with gets to benefit from that passion.” -Courtney Moses
Also, Beacon Media + Marketing received Merit Awards for in the following categories:
- Radio Advertising
- Website Design
- Logo Design
- Outdoor Advertising
- Print Advertising
We’re thankful to all of the clients who trust us with their projects and give us the freedom to be creative and push the envelope to develop great work. We’re looking forward to even bigger things in 2017!