2018 Hermes Creative Honorable Mention Award
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 entry of "Shefik presents Invocation" is as follows:
- "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).