Recent Awards

2021 Digital and Social Media Award WinnersThe Digital + Social Media Awards: Best Site Redesign

According to the PR News website The Digital + Social Media Awards program recognizes the most innovative and industry-altering digital communicators and campaigns. These impactful and daring digital campaigns represent those that reshaped the landscape of marketing and communications, including media relations, branding and influencer marketing, as well as the year’s best uses of media, including videos, social media and more. This year, the 2022 awards earned by Kent State included:

  • In the Site Redesign Category, the admissions site redesign won the overall category
  • In the Employee Communications Category, our employee spotlight series won honorable mention
  • In the Video or Video Series Category, our Todd Tries it campaign won honorable mention

Kent State University’s Communication and Marketing Department recently submitted and won awards for marketing and communications work created between late 2019-October 2021.

“These wins are a reflection of not only the talent and great work our team does at Kent State University, but also with the partners we work with throughout the university,” Assistant Vice President of Marketing Strategy Todd Snider said. “Without the collaboration and thought leadership involved in creating this work, none of these awards could have been possible.”

Kent State University won all nine of its submissions to the MarCom Awards. MarCom received more than 6,000 entries from 41 different countries. Kent State’s winning entries included:


MarCom Platinum Winners

2021 MarCom Platinum Winners


MarCom Gold Winners

2021 MarCom Gold Winners


2021 MarCom Honorable Mentions


Education Digital Marketing Awards
Kent State also won three bronze from the 9th annual Education Digital Marketing Awards.

The EDMA received more than 1,000 entries from colleges, universities and secondary schools across the country. Awards won by Kent State include: