Enter for free and become part of the
public relations industry’s first-ever awards program to honor the best spokespeople
in brand and non-profit communications.

ABOUT THE SPOKEies®

Great leaders are often the first to blaze a path where others haven’t. Now, anyone from trailblazing CEOs to digital strategy thought leaders, will have the opportunity to be recognized for their ability to engender trust and authenticity for their organization or brand by signing up for the SPOKEies®.

It’s the first awards program to honor the best spokespeople representing brands, non-profits and corporations. It’s also free to enter. With more than 40 awards in six categories, the mission behind the SPOKEies® is to acknowledge and reward leaders who communicate honestly and effectively on behalf of their organization before anyone else has given them this distinction.

Our judges represent the best and brightest in the communications business. They include executives with the Better Business Bureau, Twitter, Google, Barron’s, Edelman Worldwide, Weber-Shandwick and many others. Click here to download your entry guide.

 

 

 

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Awards are a great way to showcase the great work of your agency or in-house team. Win new business. Get a raise. If your responsibilities include turning your experts or your client’s experts into influencers, don’t miss out. These awards will honor spokespeople from brands, corporations and non-profits based on their ability to achieve organizational goals, creativity, trust and authenticity.
Enter the SPOKEies®

Finally the best spokespeople in brand, corporate and non-profit communications get the credit they deserve.

Doug Simon, CEO & Founder, D S Simon Media

When you hear about the SPOKEies, you think to yourself why hasn't that existed historically?

Alex Josephson - Head of Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

There is great ROI if your leader is a great spokesperson.

Fay Shapiro - CEO & Publisher, CommPRO Global, Inc.

One of the key elements of the SPOKEies is communicators and trust.

Scott Monty - CEO & Co-Managing Partner, Brain + Trust Partners

It’s incredibly important for a CEO to be recognized as an effective communicator.

Silvia Davi – Chief Communications Officer, Equities.com

Who’s Eligible

Anybody can sign up as long as they represent their organization in a spokesperson role. Winners will be recognized for their achievements. To be eligible, the campaigns or PR initiatives must have taken place (either in part or in full) by October 31, 2017. Both US-based and international nominees are accepted..

Categories

The deadline for entry is November 30 and all entry fees have been waived. Here’s how to do it:

  • Identify the leader of your organization or your client’s organization based on their ability to engage key audiences and clearly articulate authentic messages.
  • Select the categories to enter. The full list is below.

Corporate

  • Financial Services
  • Investor Relations
  • Internal Communications
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Health/Pharma
  • Technology
  • Auto
  • Travel
  • Home
  • Food & Beverage
  • Retail
  • Emerging Growth Companies/Start-Ups
  • Sports
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Professional Services
  • Crisis Management
  • C-Suite Leader
  • Most Authentic
  • Under 40
  • Social Media C-Suite Leader
  • Social Media Up and Comer

Nonprofit

  • Health
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Youth
  • Advocacy/Cause Marketing
  • Industry/Trade Association
  • Membership Association
  • International Communications
  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Travel
  • Retail
  • Sports
  • C-Suite Leader
  • Most Authentic
  • Under 40
  • Social Media C-Suite Leader
  • Social Media Up and Comer
  • Download the “Guide to Enter.” The guide will enable you to fill out the application at your leisure, share it with others and get the necessary approvals before you submit it. We advise that you use the guide as a worksheet. Once you have everything you need including approvals, links, etc, it will take you about 10 minutes to enter.

 

Download Guide to Enter

The deadline for entry is November 30 and all entry fees have been waived. Here’s how to do it:

  • Identify the leader of your organization or your client’s organization based on their ability to engage key audiences and clearly articulate authentic messages.
  • Select the categories to enter. The full list is below.

Corporate

  • Financial Services
  • Investor Relations
  • Internal Communications
  • Health/Pharma
  • Technology
  • Auto
  • Travel
  • Home
  • Food & Beverage
  • Retail
  • Emerging Growth Companies/Start-Ups
  • Sports
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Professional Services
  • Crisis Management
  • C-Suite Leader
  • Most Authentic
  • Under 40
  • Social Media C-Suite Leader
  • Social Media Up and Comer

Nonprofit

  • Health
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Youth
  • Advocacy/Cause Marketing
  • Industry/Trade Association
  • Membership Association
  • International Communications
  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Travel
  • Retail
  • Sports
  • C-Suite Leader
  • Most Authentic
  • Under 40
  • Social Media C-Suite Leader
  • Social Media Up and Comer
  • Download the “Guide to Enter.” The guide will enable you to fill out the application at your leisure, share it with others and get the necessary approvals before you submit it. We advise that you use the guide as a worksheet. Once you have everything you need including approvals, links, etc, it will take you about 10 minutes to enter.

 

How Winners Benefit

Not only will you be giving worthy contenders a chance to become the first SPOKEies™ winners ever, their thought leadership will be shared with hundreds of thousands of communications people who follow news on CommPRO through video content that will be available for them to distribute on their own site, as well as the opportunity to participate in a live webcast. This will be made available to more than 100,000 people in the communications community for sharing their ideas and tips for why having authentic communications can build a better brand.

Of course, you will receive a winner’s certificate and logo that can be featured on your website. Your selection as a winner will also be integral to the marketing campaign for the SPOKEies™ for year two. We anticipate winners will be named in mid-January with the webcasts and other supporting events in late January and early February.

We hope you have a winner…or two.

Don’t delay. Sign up for the SPOKEies™ today.

Entry Form

MEET THE JUDGES

SPOKEies® UNIVERSITY

Best practices, tips and tactics from the best in the business including Award Winners, Nominees, Judges and our Advisory Board. 

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Email: spokeies@spokeies.com