City Treasurer’s Office and Constant Contact Announce Winners of 2014 Chicago Small Business Online Marketing Contest

The Chicago Small Business Online Marketing Contest awarded over $10,000 in cash and prizes to businesses submitting winning entries in “Best Business Email Marketing” and “Best Overall Users of Social Media” categories, including “Rookie Awards” for those businesses that had utilized online marketing tools for less than one year. Entries were judged based on originality of concept, polish and appeal, clarity, and effectiveness.

“Three years after launching the first Chicago Small Business Online Marketing Contest, we’re still seeing great response from the local small businesses and nonprofit community,” said Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie D. Neely. “The level of interest and participation reflects the importance of online marketing to small business and nonprofit success, and the power of showcasing successful campaigns to help others understand how they, too, can be successful marketers.”

Winners:

1st Place: Motion PR (Erin McGraw)

1st social media

2nd Place: Mohop Shoes (Annie Mohaupt)

2nd social media

3rd Place: Milk Handmade Boutique (Hallie Borden)

3rd social media