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View the 2022 MARCE Award Winners Press Release

Since 2005, the Experience Marketing Association (formerly the On Hold Messaging Association) has presented awards to honor the year's productions in MARketing & Creative Excellence (thus MARCE).  In doing so, the Association hopes to raise the creative and marketing standards and reward those with the highest standards. For these reasons, the MARCE Award is a coveted symbol of industry leadership.

The goal of the competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of our productions and to improve the effectiveness and value of our service.

The MARCE Award consists of an attractive clear acrylic Award. It includes the EMA logo, the year, the type of award (Best in Show MOH, Most Entertaining MOH, Most Effective MOH, Best Branding MOH, Judges Choice MOH, IVR Award,  Best Scent Pairing, Best Problem Solved with Scent, Most Unique Scent Placement, and Holistic Scent Experience Award), the entrant's company name, and the name of the client. 

Each winner receives one free MARCE Award. Winners may purchase additional awards for their clients or contributing members of their staff. If you have additional questions please contact info@expma.org.

The 2022 submission period has ended. Check back in 2023 for a chance to win 2023 MARCE Awards! 

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sample award

Example of the MARCE Award

Listen to some of the previous award winning Entries:

Sample Award Winner 1

Sample Award Winner 2

Sample Award Winner 3

MARCE Message On Hold Awards

MOH Award Submissions must look for an email after purchase with instructions on how to submit the files/materials required to complete the submission (a link will be provided).  

MARCE IVR Award

IVR Award Submissions must look for an email after purchase with instructions on how to submit the files/materials required to complete the submission (a link will be provided).  

MARCE Scent Awards

Scent Award submissions will also need to:

1. Send 3 individually-labeled samples of each fragrance for judging. The awards only accept sample-size products. Do not send fully-packaged or full-size samples for review

2. Include digital image and/or video files of the space scent was installed and/or necessary images to show that give judges a thorough understanding of the space’s branding, environment, etc. (upload via submission form sent to you after purchase is completed)

3. Please submit an essay of no more than one page that describes the scenario and tells the story of your scent placement and how it relates to your entry (upload via submission form sent to you after purchase is completed)

4. Entries must be sent and received by August 12, 2022.

Mail samples to EMA, 3416 Primm Lane, Birmingham, AL 35216

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