The Nominations for 2018 IABC Golden Flames Are In!

Winning entries for IABC Atlanta’s Golden Flames have been announced and REALM is up for 6 awards this year. For those who don’t know, the Golden Flames is an annual, regional awards program run by and for the Atlanta chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC Atlanta). The awards recognize exceptional examples of advertising, marketing and communication programs judged by an international panel of peer-professionals.

Truth in advertising, we aren’t just entrants. We are heavily involved in the event, as the purpose of IABC Atlanta aligns with our own beliefs – great communications build great brands and business. We use the awards program as a litmus test to see how we are doing by pitting our entry against a rigorous 7-point scale of excellence.

Eric Berrios, VP Client Services, has served as the chair for the program for nearly a decade. Responsible for the process and the gala, Berrios is on a consistent crusade to have communicators test their skills and be evaluated by impartial, third-party peers.

“Part of the process is learning how to build a business case that translates into creative communication,” says Berrios. “Golden Flames is one of those awards that forces a communicator to build a case from start to finish and explain how they set their goals and measured their goals. It’s not enough to make the client happy, you need to move the business along.”

This year, in addition to offering marketing support for the event, Realm, in collaboration with a client, will be sponsoring a $15 Lyft credit to and from the event venue. We believe this is a wise and responsible thing for all of us to do to help make a safer community.

Now, without further ado… the nominees!

Communication Skills: Audio/Visual
Money Network Video for First Data

First Data: Money Network Video

Communication Skills: Audio/Visual
Sage 50 Invoice Payments Video for Sage Software

Sage: Sage 50 Video

Communication Skills: Digital Communication
Website Redesign for NexTraq

NexTraq: Website

Communication Skills: Publications
InsideUPS Employee Magazine for UPS

UPS: Inside UPS

Communication Management: Marketing, Advertising and Brand Communication
Branding for 48Forty

48Forty: Branding

Communication Management: Marketing, Advertising and Brand Communication
2017 SEMA Show for UPS



We’re looking forward to a great event and cannot WAIT to find out the results! We are grateful to have such wonderful clients that allow us to do our best work. Hope to see lots of friends and peers there!

About IABC Atlanta
IABC Atlanta is the premiere professional communications association that provides professional development, networking and best practices specifically for a broad range of communication professionals at all career levels. With membership across internal, external, executive, marketing and PR sectors, the association provides unique networking events and learning opportunities for communication professionals to advance their careers and build meaningful connections within the Atlanta community.

The Golden Flames Gala will be held this year at The Garage at Tech Square. Tickets are now on sale.

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