Marketer of the Year

Honoring the best of the best.

AMA Chicago’s Marketer of the Year award recognizes the professionals leading their brands forward. With our city as a hub for marketing’s creative minds at brands of all sizes, the award honors the most outstanding marketer in a competitive field.

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Nomination Details

Eligibility

Nominees must be based in the Chicagoland area, though their employer does not need to be local. Nominees’ current responsibilities must focus on the branding, marketing, and communications aspects of their company’s brand. Please note that this opportunity is for in-house marketers, not agencies, though agencies are welcome to nominate their clients.

Entries

Nomination entries are $100 each. Submissions are open June 1 to August 15, 2022. The Marketer of the Year award will be presented at CMO Smart on October 6, 2022 in Chicago.

Nominations will include the nominee’s LinkedIn profile and a short narrative (300-1,000 words). The narrative should address three categories of criteria: Strategy, Results, Vision & Leadership. The nominee needs to have completed the work outlined in the narrative within the last 12-18 months.

Start your nomination here.

Download the complete guidelines [PDF]

Criteria

The below questions are guidelines for the narrative; they do not need to be answered individually.

STRATEGY

  • Has the candidate achieved breakthroughs and advances in organizing and planning?
  • Has the candidate developed unique methodologies?
  • Has the candidate shown effective collaboration inside the organization as well as with outside partners?
  • Has the candidate successfully implemented creative approaches to solving marketing and communication problems?
  • Has the candidate progressed the face of the industry?

RESULTS

  • Has the candidate employed effective methods of measurement?
  • Has the candidate’s work helped their organization achieve both short- and long-term goals?

VISION & LEADERSHIP

  • Has the candidate’s work helped advance or transform their organization or the field of marketing?
  • Has the candidate shown thought leadership by speaking and writing on marketing?
  • Has the candidate been recognized by others in the field for their work?
  • How has the candidate given back to the Chicagoland community?