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Recognizing Excellence in Government IT Marketing

The 2015 GovMark Sam Award winners were announced on Friday, October 23 at Keswick Hall in Charlottesville, VA. Winners were recognized in the following categories:

  • Best Overall Marketing Program
  • Best Awareness/Educational Program
  • Best Digital Program (Campaign Including Online and Social Media Elements)
  • Best Event Program
  • Best Lead Generation Program
  • Best Social Media Program
  • GovMark All-Star – Outstanding Public Sector IT Marketer (Individual Award)

Thank you to our 2015 Selection Committee:

  • Rich Beutel, Principal, Cyrrus Analytics
  • Anil Karmel, Founder and CEO, C2 Labs
  • Dr. Michaela Iorga, Senior Security Technical Lead for Cloud Computing, National Institute of Standards and Learning

The 2015 winners are as follows:

Best Awareness/Educational Program:
Video Surveillance Big Impact Program
EMC

First Runner-Up
Cloud Without the Commitment
Cisco and Red Hat

Honorable Mention
Cloud Control
Net App

Best Digital Program:
Gov Cloud Shopper
MeriTalk

First Runner-Up
Cloud Control
NetApp

Honorable Mention
Driver 2014 Marketing Program
Texas.gov

Best Lead Generation Program:
Cloud Control
NetApp

First Runner-Up
Cloud Without the Commitment
Cisco and Red Hat

Honorable Mention
Video Surveillance Big Impact Program
EMC

Best Event Program:
2015 Symantec Government Symposium – Secure Government: Manage, Mitigate, Mobilize
Symantec

First Runner-Up
FITARA Forum
Office of Management and Budget

Honorable Mention
Breakfast Event: Warp Speed Mr. Sulu – Rapid IT Prototyping Lessons
Amazon Web Services

Best Social Media Program:
Public Sector Social
EMC

First Runner Up
Heart of the Network: Data Center Defense
Palo Alto Networks

Best Overall Marketing Program:
Heart of the Network: Data Center Defense
Palo Alto Networks

Outstanding Public Sector IT Marketer:
Outstanding Public Sector IT Marketer
Patrick Burns
NetApp

Outstanding Public Sector IT Marketer
Ginger Kessler Brocade

Outstanding Public Sector IT Marketer
Sandi King
Cisco