Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CCSO Earns Top Honors In International Competition

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has gone platinum – according to the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), which oversees the annual MarCom Awards.

The MarCom Awards recognize outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals. MarCom entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, public relations firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers.

CCSO earned three awards in the competition. The agency received the competition’s highest honor, a Platinum Award, for its use of “CCSO Storm Central,” a dark site that took the place of www.colliersheriff.org before and during Tropical Storm Isaac to provide the public the most current and localized storm-related information available.

CCSO also earned two Gold Awards. One went to the agency’s iPhone app, CCSO2go, in the category of Element/Mobile App. The other went to the agency’s monthly television show, “On Scene,” in the category of TV Broadcast & Cable/Campaign.

“These are three very diverse products, but they have one thing in common,” said Sheriff Kevin Rambosk. “Each represents our commitment to engage our community and make them our partners in safety. It’s especially gratifying to be recognized for our efforts in this area.”

MarCom Awards judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals with a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry

There were more than 6,000 MarCom entries entries from the United States, Canada and several other countries. Winners were selected across more than 200 categories in seven forms of media and communication efforts – marketing, publications, marketing/promotion, public service/pro bono, creativity and electronic/interactive.

Download the CCSO2go app through the iTunes store or Google Play.

Visit www.ccso.tv to watch safety videos, including the award-winning “On Scene”, produced in-house by the CCSO.

Visit the CCSO’s Facebook fan page.

Follow CCSO’s Twitter feed.