Shefik Wins dotCOMM Award in 2018 for His Nationally Syndicated Radio Show
NEW YORK — The international competition dotCOMM Awards honors excellence in web creativity and digital communication. The competition is unique in that it reflects the role of creatives in the dynamic web that is transforming how they market and communicate products and services.
Media personality Shefik, a native of New York, has won a dotCOMM Gold Award in the 2018 competition for his nationally syndicated terrestrial radio show, "Shefik presents Invocation" (under the category "Audio: Program"). In the previous year, one dotCOMM Platinum Award and one dotCOMM Gold Award were also presented to the radio show (under the category "Audio: Program"), and one dotCOMM Platinum Award was presented to the show's website at invocation.co (under the category "Website: Business to Consumer"). The dotCOMM Platinum Award is the highest honor that can be bestowed.
Categories for dotCOMM Awards are the elements of the web's evolving tools. Interactivity, content, design, social media, video, apps, blogs, and influencers are all important components of digital public relations, marketing, and advertising campaigns. Together, they generate branding, customer engagement, and ultimately sales.
Entries for dotCOMM Awards come from corporate communication departments, public relations firms, digital shops, advertising agencies, and freelancers. Entrants include designers, developers, content producers, digital artists, video professionals, account supervisors, creative directors, and corporate executives.
Administration for dotCOMM Awards is handled by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization oversees awards and recognition programs and honors 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 $250,000 in grants to support philanthropic endeavors.
Judges are industry professionals, who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. There were over 2,000 entries from throughout the United States, Canada, and 12 other countries in the dotCOMM Awards 2018 competition.
"Once again, I am humbled to be presented with another dotCOMM award," says Shefik.
The award-winning episode of "Shefik presents Invocation" is as follows:
- "Songs to Invoke Revolution 3" (dotCOMM Gold Award): This particular episode, which is the 35th episode of the show, features actress Satomi Hofmann (Cast Member, "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway); C R Capers (Founder, Hip Hop Film Festival and Founder, Harlem Film House / MBS Films); Sipho Gumbo (Founder and President, Yangu Beauty); and Shanna Marie Wallace (CEO, Mind Yard New York); as well as messages from recording artist Tawatha Agee (Lead Singer, Mtume); Sam Allen (Community Liaison Officer, City of Balch Springs, Texas); and recording artist and social activist Marco Pavé. Production Crew: Shefik (Executive Producer, Host and Writer), Frank McIntyre (Writer), Mark Moore (Production Assistant), Vincent Iiyambo (Production Assistant), Sean K. Fitzpatrick (Production Assistant), Pati Sands (Production Assistant), Mokay Kamara (Production Assistant).
"It was an honor being one of the performers on 'Shefik presents Invocation'. Shefik is an amazing producer, whose excellency is not only on the production side, but also is clearly shown by the final product," says Sipho Gumbo (Founder and President, Yangu Beauty). "He does his work with such passion and precision. I absolutely enjoyed participating as a performer. Listening and watching the episodes is such a joy. I am amazed at how well the music selection suits and flows with the topic at hand. Congratulations Shefik! The show is unique and well-produced. I look forward to many more and being part of it."
This particular episode is sponsored by Nyea's Party, who specializes in custom ballon decor for corporate and private events, as well as multicultural party supplies.
Shefik 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.
About 'Shefik presents Invocation'
Aptly titled "Shefik presents Invocation", 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 22 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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