2017 Excellence in Marketing Awards (EMMAs)

Excellence in Marketing Awards in Central VA

We are Central VA

From the UVA Rotunda to the Roanoke Star, our community of marketers is Central VA proud. More than the places, AMA Central VA is about the people: the designers, marketers, copywriters, and public relations pros who create meaningful work year after year.

The Excellence in Marketing Awards (EMMAs) are our annual signature competition and awards gala. The competition recognizes and celebrates the work of marketing professionals in the Central Virginia region.

The 2017 award categories are:

  • Broadcast
  • Experiential Graphic Design
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Logo Identity
  • Marketer of the Year
  • Online Marketing
  • NEW! Package Design
  • Print Collateral
  • Website

Meet the 2017 Judges

Virginia S. Case

Virginia CaseVirginia Case is the CEO of Strategic Tactical Marketing, StraTac, where she and her team work with DC-Metro clients on improving User Experience Design (UXD) as it relates to improving business outcomes and generating sales lift. Ms. Case’s expertise is the result of numerous years of study and practice in sundry industry verticals. Unrestricted by medium or channel, Ms. Case approaches marketing holistically looking for opportunities to apply creativity, encourage impact, and generate action.

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Case also received her master’s degree from George Mason University. She is an active member of the Tysons community and serves on the Tysons Chamber Board of Directors. She and her husband work to strengthen and support various animal welfare organizations as well as those affiliated with the US Marine Corps.

Raashee Gupta Erry

Raashee Gupta ErryRaashee Gupta Erry is a digital marketing and media leader with 15 years’ experience in diverse brand and product/service domains. Skilled at growing brands, driving revenue, and leveraging data to create cross-channel integrated programs for both global and domestic companies, Ms. Gupta Erry brings B2C and B2B experience directing multi-disciplinary teams of 25+ and managing integrated projects.

Currently, Ms. Gupta Erry acts as the Founder/Principal of Convrt Digital, a marketing consulting firm providing full funnel auditing, strategy, planning, and paid media services to a variety of global and national brands in financial services, consumer packaged goods, technology, non-profits, and associations.

She has also served as Head of Brand and Digital for Neustar, Head of Digital for LMO Advertising in Washington DC, and Head of Social Media for Volkswagen of America.

Ms. Gupta Erry received her MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business in Maryland, and has earned various industry awards from GDUSA's American Inhouse Design Awards™, Cannes Lions, IAB MIXX, OMMA, and AdWeek. Her speaking and publishing engagements include OMMA Global, AdWkDC, IDG Engage, Computer World, Twitter Q/A, eMarketer, MediaPost, and ImediaConnection.

Dr. Timothy L. Schauer

Virginia CaseDr. Tim Schauer has worked in the marketing and advertising industry for over 25 years. He has served as the marketing director for a number of retailers and operated his own marketing agency, Schauer Advertising Technologies, for 10 years. Later, as VP of Strategic Marketing Services for a marketing firm, he developed and implemented marketing strategies for a variety of companies. Clients include The National Guard, Campbell's Soups, Turkey Hill Dairies, Harley-Davidson, Palmer Chocolate, The Special Olympics, The Reading Hospital, and National Penn Bank. Throughout his career, he has led a number of marketing, advertising, and sales teams and managed budgets of over 6 million dollars.

Dr. Schauer currently teaches at Sweet Briar College and regularly consults, researches, and writes. In addition, he sits on several oversight committees and mentors young people. Dr. Shauer lives in Lynchburg with his wife Jody, and Yankee, their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and two chickens. He has five children and four grandchildren.

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Submit Your Entries

Drop-off entries must be received during working hours (M-F 9am to 5pm). Mailed entries must be received at either location by the deadline.

Drop-off Locations:
Paladin Media Group
673 Berkmar Court
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 817-2700

Immerge Technologies
139 North Liberty Street, Suite 202
Harrisonburg VA 22802
(540) 437-9617

Register for the Awards Gala

Ain’t no party like a marketing party. The EMMAs Gala will be held on Thursday, November 16 at The Local in Charlottesville. Event registration >>


Entries are due Wed. Oct. 18

$30-50/entry for Members

$50-75/entry for Non-members

The awards gala will be held at The Local on Nov. 16. RSVP >>

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Julia Prince
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