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From the Blog

The Importance of Linking Organizational Goals & Your Awards Program

Your awards, like your organization, are an important reflection of your goals, your values, and the difference that you and your team want to see take place within your industry. So, why should your branding be any different? Truth be told, it shouldn't. In fact, in order to run a successful program, it's crucial that your awards program link to the goals of your organization. And here's why:...Read more

The 4 Most Important Emails You’ll Send to Your Awards Judges

Communication is key throughout your awards program, regardless of whether you’re speaking to your own team, potential and current entrants, or, of course, your awards judges! Keeping connected through email is simple and offers you the ability to juggle the multiple aspects of your program without having to be disorganized. But, when you conduct your awards program review, do you know the most...Read more