duomedia and EMA scoop ACE Award for Kodak campaign

Monday, June 3, 2013

duomedia customer marketing campaign scoops a third place Global Advertising Creative Excellence (ACE) award in the Product/Service PR Program category from Business Marketing Association (BMA) of New York City.

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duomedia, the European B2B public relations firm based in Belgium, played a lead role in a PR & marketing campaign for Eastman Kodak to promote its presence at drupa 2012, the pinnacle exhibition in the printing industry’s calendar. The successful media campaign was implemented in close cooperation with Kodak's US agency Eric Mower + Associates.

Held every four years, the two-week long global trade event is a showcase of future technologies and as such the major market indicator that continues to have industry influence long after its doors close. The last show attracted 314,500 visitors from more than 130 countries. There were 1,850 exhibitors.

For Kodak's campaign duomedia emphasized its nine product launches and spotlighted customers using Kodak's solutions to produce innovative applications. Along with pre- and post-event media relations in each region, a drupa landing page was created on Kodak's website featuring written and video customer case studies in various languages. This was extensively supported by social media efforts on a worldwide basis.

At the show, the multilingual "K-Zone Theatre" on Kodak's stand featured customer interviews, panel discussions and award presentations while more than 70 journalists from around the world held interviews with Kodak executives. The press conference with Kodak’s CEO Antonio Perez was attended by 200 international trade journalists.

duomedia also leveraged for its clients the global PR & social media programme they run for drupa organizer Messe Düsseldorf.

Anja D’Hondt, duomedia managing partner, comments: “Our aim for the campaign was to help Kodak showcase its technology, innovation and leadership at such a pivotal time for the company. We wanted to enable it to present just some of the many amazing customer stories it has to tell as a result of its commitment to supporting operations as they adapt to the demands of such a fast moving industry sector. At the same time, we aimed to further build on the strong relationships Kodak has with customers, partners, and influencers. We were pleased we were able to do that and it is fantastic that the Kodak has received the recognition it deserves”.

The Global ACE Awards are aimed at fostering excellence in B2B communications. The New York Times has hailed the ACE Awards as "one of the industry's best creative awards."

About duomedia
Founded in 1999, duomedia’s mission is to create visibility, awareness and market share for its clients through a cross-media multichannel approach. We want to achieve this by engaging people across industries, cultures and technologies through strategic, creative, channel and event services. These include media training, newsroom and media relations, media campaigns, social media, testimonials, newsletters, localization, and press/trade events. The agency’s main office is located in Brussels (Belgium), and supported by regional teams in Munich, Frankfurt, Milan, London, Paris, Barcelona and US partners near Boston.
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About Kodak

Kodak is transforming into a B2B company focused on its Commercial Imaging business. Kodak will be centered on commercial, packaging and functional printing solutions and enterprise services, markets in which it offers customers advanced technologies that give them a competitive edge. The company also offers leading products and services in Entertainment Imaging and Commercial Films. Its Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses are being marketed for sale. For additional information on Kodak, visit kodak.com.

About the ACE Awards

The very best B2B creative has enormous power – the power to move markets.

BMA-NYC created the ACE Awards to honor the creative campaigns that each year:

• Promote innovations that create real and lasting change

• Inform, and transform, the way people do business

• Shape the dynamics of commerce on industry-wide, nationwide and global scales

From integrated campaigns to online innovation … to mobile … to social … to experiential, the ACE Awards recognize the year's top creative campaigns, the inspired talent who conceived them, and the agencies and clients who have successfully elevated brand and driven demand.

Since 1982, the Business Marketing Association of New York has brought together the industry's creative elite in what The New York Times has hailed as "one of the industry's best creative awards."

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