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SKT Wins Three 2021 American Marketing Association Wichita Awards

July 1, 2021

In its 2021 Marketing awards, the Wichita Chapter of the American Marketing Association recognized a Marketer of the Year along with the top campaigns in seven categories ranging from video and digital marketing to nonprofit and corporate marketing. New this year, the AMA also recognized businesses for their COVID-19 response efforts.

Two SKT video projects, in partnership with Method Productions, won a Gold and a Silver award, and SKT’s website redesign, in partnership with Cassandra Bryan Design (CBD), won a Silver Award.

“We are thrilled to have been recognized by AMA Wichita at their annual Marketing Awards! We want to congratulate the other awardees for the excellent work on their campaigns despite a challenging year,” said Megan Harper, AMA member and the Marketing Manager at SKT.

Need for Speed

Because SKT has upgraded the internet infrastructure for every community in our network over the last three years, we wanted to communicate this significant investment and the new, higher speeds available.  Our “Need for Speed” video,” which won a Gold award, featured local talent – including a Clearwater police officer – to promote SKT’s higher internet speeds in an entertaining, humorous way. If you haven’t seen it already, watch our Gold-Award video below.

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SKT Need For Speed

Trust Your Neighbor

Our Silver-Award video, “Trust Your Neighbor,” again uses humor to show that SKT has a simple solution to Wi-Fi woes (Managed Wi-Fi router leases), while emphasizing that SKT can be counted on to be a reliable resource – just like a trusted neighbor. In fact, the neighbor in the video is portrayed as an SKT employee. Filmed at two different houses in Clearwater, you can watch it below.

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SKT Managed Wi-Fi: Trust Your Neighbor

SKTC.net Website Redesign

And finally, SKT’s website redesign won a Silver award. Starting from scratch, Megan, together with CBD, transitioned the website from SKTMainstreet.com to SKTC.net – a more memorable and shorter domain. From there, they created a dynamic and mobile-responsive design featuring simple navigation. Great content was added, with every piece of copy rewritten. Auto-play video backgrounds were created and are used for the website headers, and interactive tools added, including a service area map and internet speed advisor. Building upon SKT’s strong reputation for excellent hometown customer service, the new website is even more useful, functional, and beautiful. We’ve seen a 43% increase in overall users and 50 times more traffic to the Newsroom.

Photo: Before (SKTMainstreet.com) vs. After (SKTC.net) home pages

Visit the AMA Wichita website to see all of this year’s winners and their projects. Summing it up, Wichita’s AMA shared this, “Daring, Creative, Bold, are just a few words to describe this year’s nominees and winners. Thank you all for submitting such incredible work. Your creativity during unprecedented times is inspiring. Congratulations to our winners for 2021!”

The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the largest marketing association in the world, consisting of more than 30,000 members worldwide. It’s a collective force that believes, “Knowledge itself is not power. Rather, power is knowledge applied.” For more information about the AMA, visit ama.org.