The University of Miami’s central communications office has received several top awards for its work during the past year, including its Climate Change Special Report website and invitation to the UM Alumni Association’s We Are One U Tour.
The Climate Change Special Report, a dedicated website launched on Earth Day 2016, highlights the research and science of the University’s faculty, students, and alumni in the area of sea level rise and other impacts of climate change, along with sustainability and resilience.
The special report contains more than 50 articles, video, photo galleries, and graphics and quotes or names more than 70 faculty sources in the report. University Communications spent more than six months creating the report.
The We are One U Tour is the Alumni Association’s global outreach to alumni living throughout the U.S. and in major cities around the globe. The invitation to the first stop in New York City in September was designed as a circular globe that opened like an accordion with the details of the stop inside.
The Climate Change Special Report and We Are One U Tour invitation were Platinum Award winners – the top category of the MarCom Awards administered and judged by the international Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.
The association received more than 6,000 entries this year across the globe from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising and public relations agencies, production companies and universities. The MarCom Awards is considered one of the oldest and most prestigious creative competitions in the world.
Gold Award winners included Miami: The University of Miami magazine, a newsletter created by UM Libraries called Access, and the Impact of Philanthropy endowment report created for University Advancement.
The ‘Cane Talks website, which showcases videos of lively ten-minute presentations by leading thinkers in the UM community addressing major topical issues, received an Honorable Mention Award.