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The Seventh Annual GovMarks Awards honored excellence in government IT marketing.
The Awards Ceremony was held on July 12 at 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va.
GovMark Council members and peers came to the event to network and share best practices.
The event featured an expert panel sharing their perspectives on this year's top marketing tactics and trends.
GovMark Council general manager Caroline Boyd kicked off the event.
O'Keeffe and Company principal Andrew LaVanway and 300Brand vice president Bruce Campbell shared the results of the Federal IT Marketing Investment Report.
The event discussed the top trends and strategies in government IT marketing.
Symantec's Patrick Burns, EMC's Lynn Marquedant, and Deloitte's Rick Pfeister participated in the second panel, sharing best practices.
Patrick Burns shared strategies from the annual Symantec Government Symposium.
EMC's Lynn Marquedant discussed several web and social media initiatives.
Rick Pfeister of Deloitte shared his ideas on content and social media techniques.
The event concluded with the presentation of the 2012 GovMarks Awards winners.
Texas.gov took home an Honorable Mention in the Best Digital Program category.
Honorable Mention – Digital Program went to EMC.
The State of Utah was named Best Digital Program.
Cisco received an Honorable Mention for Best Awareness/Educational Program.
Honorable Mention – Awareness/Educational Program went to Deloitte for their branding campaign.
Telework Exchange and Cisco's Telework Week 2012 initiative was named Best Awareness/Educational Program as well as Best Overall Marketing Program.
Best Event Program went to Juniper Networks for "The Fabric of the Future" Executive Program.
Mark Meudt from General Dynamics Information Technology received a GovMark All-Star Award.
Cisco's Kathy Ditto was also named a GovMark All-Star.