Shefik Wins 3 Hermes Creative Awards in 2018 for His Syndicated Radio Show
NEW YORK — Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional materials, marketing and communication programs, and emerging technologies. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, public relations firms, graphic design shops, production companies, web and digital creators, and freelancers. The competition has grown to perhaps one of the largest of its kind in the world. A look at the winners shows a range in size, from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies.
Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in the industry, while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals. There were over 6,500 entries from throughout the United States, Canada, and dozens of other countries in the competition.
Media personality Shefik, a native of New York, has won three awards in the 2018 competition for his nationally syndicated terrestrial radio show, "Shefik presents Invocation" (http://invocation.co). One Hermes Creative Platinum Award, one Hermes Creative Gold Award, and one Hermes Creative Honorable Mention Award (all under the category "Electronic Media - Social Media - Interactive Media - Audio: Program") were presented. In the 2017 competition, Shefik won six awards. This now brings the grand total to nine Hermes Creative Awards overall. The Hermes Platinum Award is the highest award that can be achieved in the competition.
Hermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand creative professionals. AMCP oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges, and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the profession.
As part of its mission, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of creative professionals, who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations. Over the past few years, AMCP's Advisory Board has given out over $200,000 in grants to support philanthropic endeavors.
"As I continue on my life journey, I am humbled by the continued success of my platform," says Shefik. "I appreciate the efforts of my team at 'Shefik presents Invocation', and I am equally appreciative to all of my supportive industry peers."
The award-winning entries of "Shefik presents Invocation" are as follows:
- "Songs to Invoke Peace" (Hermes Creative Platinum Award): This particular episode (about "Peace"), which is the 32nd episode of the radio show, features 2-time Grammy Award nominee Freddie Jackson; recording artist and multi-platinum songwriter Janice Dempsey; drummer and musical director Abe Fogle (Rob Thomas, Alex Bugnon, Kelis, D'Angelo, Kool and the Gang, Guy); and recording artist Mr. Every Day (CEO, Past Life Entertainment); as well as messages from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chris Jasper (Member, The Isley Brothers (1973-1983) and Member, Isley-Jasper-Isley (1984-1987)); and C R Capers (Founder, Hip Hop Film Festival and Harlem Film House/MBS Films). Production Crew: Shefik (Executive Producer, Host and Writer), Frank McIntyre (Writer), Neddy Smith (Production Assistant), Pati Sands (Production Assistant), Dominick Rienzi (Production Assistant), Vincent Iiyambo (Production Assistant).
- "Songs to Invoke Death" (Hermes Creative Gold Award): This particular episode (about "Death"), which is the 29th episode of the radio show, features 2-time Grammy Award winner Laurence Juber (Lead Guitarist, Paul McCartney & Wings (1978 - 1981)); publicist Angelo Ellerbee (President and CEO, Double XXposure); attorney Robert D. Siano, Esq.; and artist and party promoter Michael Alig, who served almost 17 years in prison for manslaughter; as well as messages from Billy Sherwood of the legendary progressive rock band YES; and Grammy Award winner Gerald Alston (Lead Singer, The Manhattans). Production Crew: Shefik (Executive Producer, Host and Writer), Frank McIntyre (Writer), Neddy Smith (Production Assistant), Seth Wells (Production Assistant), Pati Sands (Production Assistant), Abdul Wells (Production Assistant).
- "Songs to Invoke Love 3" (Hermes Creative Honorable Mention Award): This particular episode (about "Love"), which is the 33rd episode of the radio show, features multi-platinum music producer Rickey "Slikk Muzik" Offord (Babyface, Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Kirk Franklin, Jaime Foxx, Master P, Tank, Ludacris); Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chris Jasper (Member, The Isley Brothers (1973-1983) and Member, Isley-Jasper-Isley (1984-1987)); actor and comedian Dan Vitale (Cast Member, "Saturday Night Live" (1985 - 1986)); and the recently deceased recording artist Trisco Pearson of Force M.D.'s; as well as messages from Grammy Award winning music producer James Mtume (Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Stephanie Mills, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway); and singer-songwriter N.K. Morton (Diana Ross, Chris Rock, Backstreet Boys, Karen Clark Sheard, Mýa). Production Crew: Shefik (Executive Producer, Host and Writer), Frank McIntyre (Writer), Dominick Rienzi (Production Assistant), Mark Moore (Production Assistant), Kojoe Fante (Production Assistant), Sean K. Fitzpatrick (Production Assistant), Vincent Iiyambo (Production Assistant).
"Being able to make a difference in this world is something not everyone is able to achieve. However, Shefik has done just that with 'Invocation'. It's an honor to have been a part of such an inspiring show," says recording artist Mr. Every Day (CEO, Past Life Entertainment), who is the godson of celebrated poet, musician, and author Gil Scott-Heron.
"Shefik presents Invocation" is sponsored by Nyea's Party, who specializes in custom ballon decor for corporate and private events, as well as multicultural party supplies.
Currently celebrating over 20 years in the entertainment and technology industries, Shefik (http://shefik.info) is an accomplished industry insider, who has appeared on MTV, SiriusXM, PBS, network television, and in print media, as well as internationally on TRT World (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, based in Istanbul, Turkey). He has held senior-level positions at many Fortune 500 companies and celebrated brands, including IBM, NBCUniversal, MTV World, Merck, Merriam-Webster, and Wolters Kluwer. A seasoned pro in social media with a career background as a Lead Architect and Senior Web Developer, Shefik is on the cutting edge of new media. As a videographer and producer, his work has been featured in television broadcasts and video productions for TIME magazine, The Washington Center, "Unsung" (TV One), and Broadway World. Additionally, his photography has been featured in print and online publications, such as Daily Mail (based in United Kingdom), Harvard Kennedy School Magazine, Playbill, and China Press. He is currently the Executive Producer and Host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Shefik presents Invocation".
About 'Shefik presents Invocation'
Aptly titled "Shefik presents Invocation" (http://invocation.co), the nationally syndicated radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. The show is currently broadcast on 21 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States. Additionally, all interview segments are shot on video and distributed internationally via outlets, such as Amazon (United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan). Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik's engaging mindset. The radio show's online hub at invocation.co serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.
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