The 2nd Annual SMCKC AMPS Awards are coming

AMPS2016Register now and plan to join us February 18 for the 2nd Annual AMPS Awards. The annual AMPS Awards was created and is judged by fellow Social Media professionals to acknowledge excellence in Kansas City Social Media. Campaigns that ran between August 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015 are eligible for submission. AMPS Awards will be presented in the following categories broken down by industry (Agency, In house, Small Biz/Solo, Government/Financial or Regulated and Nonprofit/Cause-Related):

–      Multi-Channel, Integrated Campaign

–      Integration with an Offline Campaign

–      Facebook (Sole or Primary) Campaign

–      Twitter (Sole or Primary) Campaign

–      Email (Sole or Primary) Campaign

–      Visual – Instagram or YouTube (Sole or Primary) Campaign

–      Blog (Sole or Primary)

–      Event/Real Time Campaign

In addition, special recognition awards will be presented to the following:

–      Rookie of the Year

–      Volunteer of the Year

–      Trailblazer

–      Hat Tip

–      Most Bang for the Buck

–      Biggest Big Deal


From recognizing the best campaigns in KC to the most influential Social Media personalities, the AMPS Awards dinner will be all about celebrating our local impact in Social Media (and a few surprises too). Whether you submitted for an award or want to join in the party, we look forward to seeing you there as we spotlight the best of the best!

Follow #AMPSKC on Twitter now through February 18 to see the who’s who of Kansas City Social Media!

For tickets and tables – Register now

Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting SMCKC’s AMPS awards exist to recognize Kansas City area companies, advertising agencies, and non-profit/government employees for their excellence in social media campaigns and marketing. The suggested list of sponsorship opportunities is below, but SMCKC prides itself on delivering custom approaches to achieve sponsor objectives while supporting our club events:

Event Title Sponsor – $5,000
The Title Sponsor will include branded logo use with all events, dedicated social media posts, recognition in all event signage, and the opportunity to have a custom portion of the AMPS program (2-5 minutes to present). Title sponsors will also be listed on all website and program material for the event.

Amplifier Sponsor – $1,000
Amplifier Sponsors will be mentioned in all printed and online materials and receive four free tickets.

Category Sponsor – $500
Category sponsors will announce the winner of their sponsored category, be mentioned in all printed and online materials, and receive 2 tickets to the event.

Retweeter Level Sponsor – $250
Retweeter Sponsors will be mentioned in all printed and online materials, and receive two tickets to the event.

About Marc Vasquez

When not handling club communications, Marc is the Interactive Marketing Manager for UMB Financial Corporation where he puts his more than 16 years of agency and corporate public relations and social media experience to good use in leading the banks enterprise social media and email marketing efforts. Marc is also a past president of the Public Relations Society of America, Greater Kansas City chapter. In addition to his APR (Accreditation in Public Relations), Marc is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, and by night is the sidekick Robin to his superhero now 9-year-old son who believes himself to be Batman. Keep an eye out at the next event, you may just see him in his Batmobile.