Scott Greggory, Chief Creative Officer
Once again, Humor On Hold from BusinessVoice took one of the top honors at the MarCom Awards.
Our production called “Facial Recognition” earned a 2023 Platinum MarCom Award in the Audio/Radio category. We created it for D&F Plumbing, Heating and Cooling in Portland, Oregon.
The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, public relations firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers.
Listen to the winning entries below.
The best marketing content differentiates your brand. It’s memorable, unique and draws your audience closer, instead of pushing them away.
That’s a good description of Humor On Hold. And since our BusinessVoice team applies humor to the negative experience of holding, we provide the added benefit of elevating that encounter.
Countless callers and clients agree. Even our fellow marketing professionals acknowledge the impact of Humor On Hold. At the 2023 MARCE Awards ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland, we received the Judge’s Choice Award.
The judge wrote:
"That was hysterical! I've got tears in my eyes I was laughing so much. The voices were spot on. They were so serious about what they were saying, which made it even funnier. I called my family to play it for them over the phone!"
Imagine treating your callers to THAT type of surprise - while they’re ON HOLD!
Contact us for more details on Humor On Hold and listen to the MARCE-Award-winning production above.
"As usual, I thought it would be great to poke a little fun at ourselves, this time within the context of a father/son relationship," said Scott Greggory. He wrote the script and appears on camera. Jacob Stutz served as videographer and editor.
"My philosophy is to entertain first and inform second. It's an 'audience-first approach' that I recommend often to encourage building relationships with prospective buyers."
The humorous piece was released on the BusinessVoice social channels a few days before Father's Day 2022. It won a 2023 Silver Telly Award in the category of "Social Video - Craft - Use of Humor."
Once again, Humor On Hold from BusinessVoice made a big impression on the Communicator Awards judges. Work from our Caller Experience Marketing agency earned three trophies at the 2023 competition.
Client: Lakeland Auto and Marine
Writer: Scott Greggory
Client: Binkelman Corp.
Writer: Scott Greggory
Client: Downey Plumbing
Writers: Cassandra Evans & Scott Greggory
The brochure we designed for SensoryMax, our Sensory Marketing agency, won a Silver Award at The 2023 Print Excellence Awards. The event is presented by Graphic Media Alliance, a trade organization that serves printers in Ohio, Michigan and Northern Kentucky.
Design Director Greg Stawicki created the look of the winning piece. Creative Consultant Cassandra Evans wrote the copy.
The printer, H.O.T. Graphic Services, entered the brochure into the competition.
Stawicki worked with H.O.T. Account Executive Greg Reece to determine how the brochure would be printed. "We used a four-color process and overall UV gloss on the first pass," wrote Reece. "On the second pass, we used a spot DULL varnish on all eight pages."
Graphic Media Alliance presents The Print Excellence Awards each year to provide members with an opportunity to showcase their craft and technical skills.