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Government Marketing University Honors Best in Government Marketing

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Government Marketing University (GMarkU), a community-based organization committed to advancing public sector marketing through knowledge sharing and skills development, announced the winners for its 2019 GAINer Awards and 2019 GAINer Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing the best in government marketing.

The 2019 GAINer Award winners have made significant strides in excelling at creating innovative government marketing campaigns and are at the forefront of advancing government marketing excellence. The winners were honored at GMarkU’s fourth annual GAIN Conference on Tuesday, November 12th. Congratulations to the following 2019 GAINer Government Marketing Awards winners by category:

  • Brand Awareness: Oliver Nutt, General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Events: Brandon Shoup, Carahsoft
  • Events: Lisa Sherwin Wulf, SolarWinds
  • Innovation: Seabreeze Osburn and Jennifer Held, Amazon Web Services
  • Lead Generation: Allison Mason, Red Hat
  • Lead Generation: Tom Mahoney, DLT Solutions
  • Partner Marketing: Laura Curtis, ViON Corporation
  • Social Media: Andrew Scott, Micro Focus

The GAINer Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates renowned government marketers and highlights their contributions over the duration of their careers. Congratulations to Lisa Dezzutti, of Market Connections, on being named GAIN’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

“We are thrilled to honor and celebrate these dedicated government marketers who exemplify the talent and professionalism in public-sector marketing,” said Lou Anne Brossman, founder of GMarkU and government marketing expert. “All of the individuals recognized this year have made significant contributions to our industry. Congratulations to all of the winners for your campaigns that have turned heads and increased ROI!”

Winners were recognized for creating and establishing brand identity, taking calculated risks, and increasing ROI on their government marketing campaigns. Over 300 government-marketing professionals from industry and government attended the 2019 GAIN Conference, where they learned Customer Journey mapping among many other relevant topics from former Federal CIOs and government marketing thought leaders, explored high-quality marketing content and networked with peers, industry experts, and vendor service providers.

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About Government Marketing University

Government Marketing University is an innovative learning platform that applies a collaborative, community-based approach toward knowledge sharing and skills development in the field of public sector marketing. Experts from all corners of the U.S. public sector marketplace — marketers, thought leaders, government, media and sales — are contributing their knowledge to this unique, content-rich platform. Government Marketing University offers training, research, certifications, mentoring, and community resources all in one place.