Stephanie Conner a Two-Time WICMA Finalist!

Sept. 19, 2023 — Active Voice Communications is excited to announce that our very own Stephanie Conner has been named a finalist in the 2023 Women in Content Marketing Awards (WICMAs)! Stephanie is one of six finalists in the Freelance Excellence category. 

The WICMAs recognize the outstanding work of inspiring mentors and accomplished innovators, spotlighting specific achievements made by women and ways that these marketers have positively affected others — colleagues, clients and the industry as a whole — through their leadership. The awards are presented by Masthead Media in partnership with the Content Marketing Institute. Judges are marketing experts from an all-star roster of companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, Marriott, Google, Wayfair and more.  

See the full list of 2022 WICMA nominees. Winners will be announced in November!

AVC Blog Earns Fourth Platinum dotCOMM Award

Aug. 1, 2023 — We are proud to announce that the Active Voice Communications blog received top honors in the 2023 dotCOMM Awards. This is the fourth time in five years we’ve received a Platinum Award for Content Marketing/Blog Writing in this competition. 

The dotCOMM Awards honors excellence in digital creativity and communication from around the world, signifying winners’ work as being “among the best in the industry,” according to the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

AMCP has judged more than 200,000 entries since its inception in 1994. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. Only about 13% of entries win Platinum Awards (the highest honor); another 15% receive Gold Awards.


AVC Blog Gets Top Honors at 2023 Communicator Awards

May 15, 2023—Active Voice Communications won an Award of Excellence in the 2023 Communicators Awards. The competition’s top honor recognizes our blog for feature copywriting. 

AVC founder Stephanie Conner also brought home an Award of Distinction for her work on her Kiddos in the Kitchen podcast. The winning episode, Kitchen Tasks By Age, was produced by AVC. If you haven’t had a chance yet, we encourage you to give it a listen. 

The Communicator Awards is an annual competition recognizing the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and design. The awards are judged and curated by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), an assembly of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. 

The 2023 competition received nearly 3,000 entries from ad agencies, digital agencies, production firms, in-house creative and communications professionals, graphic designers, design firms and public relations agencies. Top winners included Bank of America, PBS, PepsiCo, AARP and more.


AVC Honored with Platinum Hermes Award

May 1, 2023 — We are super excited to announce that the Active Voice Communications blog received a Platinum Award in the 2023 Hermes Creative Awards competition. This is our fourth year in a row placing and our third Platinum Hermes Award. Our founder, Stephanie Conner, also earned a Gold Award for the personal creative work she’s done on her Kiddos in the Kitchen podcast!

The Hermes Creative Awards is an international creative competition administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). This organization includes several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital media production and freelance professionals. The awards program typically receives about 6,500 entries each year from around the world. Historically, just 16% have won platinum awards.

Hermes Creative Awards “recognizes outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals.” Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talents exceed a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. 


Kicking Off 2023 with a Gold AVA Digital Award

Feb. 16, 2023 — Active Voice Communications is proud to announce that our blog has won an AVA Digital Award for writing for the third year in a row. In the 2023 competition, we were recognized with a gold award, which only about 20% of entrants win. 

In addition, our founder, Stephanie Conner, picked up a Platinum Award for her Kiddos in the Kitchen podcast, which is produced by AVC.

AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media. The contest honors audio and video productions, websites with interactive components such as video, animation, blogs and podcasts, as well as interactive social media sites.

AVA Digital Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The organization consists of several thousand production, marketing, communication, advertising, public relations and freelance professionals.