Crafty Marketing Awards open for submissions

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Awards recognize the best beer, wine and cider marketing campaigns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 2, 2021) – The Crafty Marketing Awards are now accepting submissions for 2021. The awards program, in its second year, recognizes the most innovative and creative marketing campaigns created by breweries, wineries and cideries. The awards are hosted by Ekos, the leading business management software for craft manufacturers.

Any beverage alcohol business is eligible to apply for the awards. Submissions must focus on some aspect of marketing, such as social media, events, websites, packaging and branding, public relations, or ecommerce promotion. Last year’s winners included Hi-Wire Brewing’s “Beer for Good” launch, Bentonville Brewing’s series of product launch videos, and Minneapolis Cider Company’s #SomethingtoCelebrate campaign.

“Despite the challenges of 2020, many craft breweries and family wineries were able to grow last year due to their flexibility, creativity and perseverance,” said Josh McKinney, CEO of Ekos. “The Crafty Marketing Awards are an opportunity to highlight the ingenuity of our industry and recognize the creative ways businesses are reaching new customers.”

The Crafty Marketing Awards will be judged by a panel of industry experts, including:

  • John Kelley, Craftpeak
  • Alex Oster, Arryved
  • Kaitlin Stratis, Commerce7
  • Warren Bondi, Beer Marketeers
  • Julie Rhodes, Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions
  • Kaitlyn Russell, Wine Shipping
  • Andrew Coplon, Secret Hopper

Submissions for the Crafty Marketing Awards will be accepted until June 30 and winners will be announced in August. To apply, visit www.goekos.com/crafty-marketing-awards/.

About Ekos
Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Ekos is the leading business management software for craft producers of beer, wine and cider. With more than 15,000 users on six continents, Ekos helps makers manage their day-to-day operations in inventory, production, sales and accounting. As a central digital hub, Ekos delivers valuable insights, drives efficiencies and profitability, and eliminates the need for spreadsheets and manual record-keeping. Ekos is backed by Noro-Moseley Partners. To learn more, visit goekos.com.

Elizabeth Strickert
Senior Communications Manager

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