• Posted by Claire McCray 23 Sep

Government Executive Media Group Recognized for Coronavirus Response by Summit Creative Awards

Industry Insights Campaign Wins the Bronze Award for the new “Pandemic Response” Category

Washington, D.C. (September 23, 2020)Government Executive Media Group’s (GEMG) Industry Insights integrated program was presented with the Bronze Award for “Pandemic Response – Coronavirus Campaign” by the Summit Creative Awards. Industry Insights is an integrated campaign consisting of written native article content, targeted digital promotion, and the creation of  a custom podcast series, developed for government leaders, by industry leaders. It is produced by GEMG’s in-house marketing agency, Studio 2G, and presented by Carahsoft and two of its partners, Okta and Google Cloud. GEMG was recognized for its podcast and its accompanying supporting articles “Mission Critical: The Tech Powering Agencies Through a Pandemic” and “The Agency Working World After COVID-19: Adjusting to the New Normal.”

The Summit Creative Awards has celebrated the work of creative agencies throughout the world for 26 years. Because of the unique circumstances this year, the “Pandemic Response” category was introduced to highlight the stand-out work of organizations finding effective ways to address the market during the unfolding of the COVID-19 crisis.

“At GEMG, we have always been nimble and had the ability to pivot to meet our partners’ needs,” said Constance L. Sayers, President of Government Executive Media Group. “Little did we know how important these skills would be in a time of disruption. Equally, we have fast-moving partners like Carahsoft, Okta and Google Cloud who were able to co-create programs with us that engage government audiences on the channels and platforms that they were using most in a full digital environment.”

Stated Julie Denworth, Vice President of Marketing, Carahsoft Technology Corp, “Industry Insights enabled us to achieve our goals on every level. We were able to create engaging content that was informative and compelling, to reach our target audiences in a meaningful way, and to showcase leaders from our partners in Okta and Google Cloud. This program was a win-win for us across the board.”

The Bronze-winning program of Industry Insights focused on conversations with experts on how government agencies should understand and handle the challenges caused by the current pandemic. With a specific lens on the use of technology, guests such as Okta’s Kelsey Nelson and Todd Schroeder, Director of Public Sector Digital Strategy at Google, participated in the written and audio content to examine how government agencies can maintain a collaborative workplace and deliver the flow of significant information to the public sector throughout the course of the pandemic.


About Government Executive Media Group

Government Executive Media Group (GEMG) is dedicated to providing federal, state, and local government leaders with trusted and useful insights and best practices to help them advance their organizations’ missions. Through its market-leading Government Executive, Nextgov, Defense One, and Route Fifty brands, GEMG reaches over two million government influencers nationwide across digital content, events, and offerings.


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