2016 NOVA Award Results

2016 NOVA Awards Event Image







AMA Iowa is proud to announce the award winners from the SPECTRUM NOVA Awards!

The awards were a smashing success, with a record number of award entries, event attendees and sponsors. During the awards show, guests enjoyed voting for the Best Dressed Contest and snapping selfies with Selfie Sticks provided by Delta Dental, sponsor of the Selfie Contest. The fun continued into the night with an after party at the Iowa Taproom.

AMA Iowa is looking forward to hosting the 2017 NOVA Awards. Thank you to all our 2016 sponsors and Iowa companies who submitted a marketing campaign!


Best of Category - See Your Retirement, Principal Financial Group
2nd Place - Pella Windows for People Brand Campaign, The Integer Group
3rd Place - Kinze Multi-Hybrid Plant, Lessing-Flynn Advertising                              

Black Hole

Best of Category - MVP Campaign, Sammons Financial Group
2nd Place - DMACC IT Program, Lessing-Flynn Advertising Company
3rd Place - Make It Ours, TMG Financial Services    


Best of Category - No Brown M&Ms, Sammons Retirement Solutions Inc.
2nd Place  - Makin' Hay Magazine, Lessing-Flynn Advertising
3rd Place - Ag Leader Insights Magazine, Lessing-Flynn Advertising

Direct Marketing

Best of Category - Pella Commercial Prospecting Campaign, The Integer Group
2nd Place - Vermeer High Rollers Netwrap Campaign, Lessing-Flynn Advertising
3rd Place - Key Financial Data, Sammons Retirement Solutions Inc.

Interactive Marketing Campaign

Best of Category - College students onto the bus: Megabus.com Student Ambassador Program, Hanser & Associates
2nd Place - See Your Retirement, Principal Financial Group
3rd Place - SHAZAM Debit Rewards - Enjoy the Great Outdoors, SHAZAM Network

Interactive Marketing

Best of Category - SHAZAM's 2015 Forum App, SHAZAM Network
2nd Place - #RealPigFarming, Lessing-Flynn Advertising
3rd Place - LiveWell with UnityPoint Health, Blue Compass

Marketing Communications

Best of Category - Pella Crafted Luxury Gala, The Integer Group
2nd Place - Iowa House Hunt, Iowa Finance Authority
3rd Place - Navy Seal Veterans Day Campaign, The Integer Group       

Marketing Research

Best of Category - Schafer Systems, Inc. - Brand Development & Product Innovation Study On Point Strategies
2nd Place - Vermeer.com Usability Research, Lessing-Flynn Advertising
3rd Place - Service to Sales "Next Best Product" Offer Project, Mercer Consumer

Nonprofit Marketing

Best of Category - The Wellmark Foundation and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
2nd Place - Orchard Place Holiday Fundraising Campaign, Blue Compass
3rd Place - Materials for AMA Iowa NOVA Event, Meyocks Group

Public Relations

Best of Category - Financial Trade Media Relations Campaign, TMG
2nd Place - CEO Media Relations Campaign, TMG
3rd Place - Pella at the Consumer Electronics Show, The Integer Group

Special Event

Best of Category - Vermeer Underground Showdown and Ultimate Crew Campaign, Two Rivers Marketing
2nd Place - 2015 TMG Executive Summit, TMG
3rd Place - Kinze 50th Anniversary Events, Lessing-Flynn Advertising Company

Best of Show and People's Choice Award

Vermeer Underground Showdown and Ultimate Crew Campaign, Two Rivers Marketing

Best Dressed Contest

Best Dressed Guy: Chris Wood, Dwolla
Best Dressed Gal: Kayt Gabrielson, Schafer Systems, Inc.

Selfie Contest (#SmilePower)

Most Creative SelfiePaige Curtis
Best Group Selfiehttp://bit.ly/1TiikCV
Most Companies in a Selfiehttp://bit.ly/27FxXJ3
Best Dressedhttp://bit.ly/1OCtnzw
Most Creative Use of ColorEmily Nichols

Sponsor Logos for the 2016 NOVA Awards


2016 AMA Iowa Board Members

The AMA Iowa Board Members

2016 NOVA Table Decorations

Tables decorated with the SPECTRUM theme

Want to see more? View the SPECTRUM NOVA Awards pictures, taken by sponsor Brent Isenberger Photography.