Announcing Redtree Design, Presenting Sponsor for the 2024 Marquee Awards!

Announcing Redtree Design, Presenting Sponsor for the 2024 Marquee Awards!

We’re proud to announce RedTree Design as our presenting sponsor for the 2024 Marquee Awards!

RedTree Design is a women-led web agency in Pittsburgh renowned for crafting websites that elevate user engagement and articulate brand identity. Specializing in UX and SEO for WordPress and Shopify, they focus on B2B and eCommerce sectors. Offering over a decade of experience in empowering businesses to thrive online, their success stems from the foundational pillars of brand, goals, and collaboration.

Meesha Gerhart

CEO/Founder

Meesha Gerhart launched RedTree Web Design in 2015, pursuing her passion for websites. In a short time, RedTree has become an award-winning agency serving businesses nationwide. This is a direct result of a growing women-led team and being authentic in their work. RedTree’s mission is to show businesses that representing their brands through a website doesn’t have to be complicated.

Like fashion and cars, website designs change every year. It can be hard to keep up with the fast moving trends to stay competitive,” says Gerhart.

“At Redtree, our commitment to branding and differentiation ensures that your website not only captures attention but also encourages meaningful interactions to create distinction in competitive markets.”

The team at Redtree helps brands grow through the latest web trends, innovative digital solutions, and outstanding user experiences. At every turn, they focus on building long-term partnerships that accelerate growth—and having fun in the process.

“We understand that a website is much more than just a tool. We see it as the centerpiece of your brand’s digital presence, integral to achieving objectives,” added Gerhart.

 

Collaboration is at the core of their approach.

Through attentive listening Redtree’s client teams combine deep specialization in websites with your marketing and business insights, creating a powerful synergy. This partnership enables them to produce outstanding results, blending our digital prowess with your strategic objectives to craft websites that truly stand out and support goals.

 

To learn more about Redtree’s approach and work, visit their website and these additioal resources.

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PRESENTED BY

Redtree Web Design

 

Supporting Partners

COhatch
Chad Isaiah Photography

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Be a sponsor of our largest event, returning May 4, 2024!

We’re offering an exclusive (no other sponsors in your category), named sponsorship to feature your brand in front of Pittsburgh’s most influential marketing and communications industry leaders.

This event is the most well-attended event that the American Marketing Association hosts. We also work together closely with other like-minded organizations in Pittsburgh’s vibrant marketing and advertising scene, meaning that sponsorship of the Marquees offers additional impact within several other organizations with a single sponsorship. 

Interested in sponsorship? Contact Chris Bevel at cbevel@gmail.com.

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor ($2500) – The number of Platinum sponsorships available is limited to 3 companies on a first come/first serve basis and it will provide your company with the following:

    • A dedicated email to the AMA member list about your company and sponsorship
    • Logo and company write-up with website link included in all digital marketing materials
    • Write up on all AMA web pages related to the event 
    • Inclusion in our social media sites
Gold Sponsor

 Gold Sponsor ($1000) – The number of Gold sponsorships available is unlimited and will provide your company with the following:

    • Logo and company write-up with website link included in all digital marketing materials
    • Logo on all AMA web pages related to the event 
    • Inclusion in our monthly email newsletter and social media sites

 

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsors or Sponsors In-Kind

Do you want to sponsor but would like a smaller amount of an in-kind donation? Speak with Chris Bevel, the AMA Vice President of Sponsorship to negotiate a sponsorship that works for you!

So, are you interested in being a part of bringing the Marquees back to Pittsburgh? Then let’s talk!

SUBMIT YOUR WORK!

 

The following work is eligible for submission:

1. Any marketing work that was created for a marketer based in Western PA.
2. Any that was created by a marketing/advertising agency based in Western PA.

Each entry will include answers to the five judging criteria questions below.

A panel of independent Judges scores each entry according to the point system outlined below.* The entry with the highest total number of points in each category is the winner.

 

“I’m a big believer that the AMA is a great organization for both learning and connecting. Where else can you meet marketers with varied experience from different categories within one organization?”

– Alex Maurer, Member since 2017

Super Analytics Challenge at Katz

Super Analytics Challenge at Katz

#KatzImpact: Super Analytics Challenge

Graduate Students Team Up to Combat Homelessness in the Pittsburgh Community
 

4/15/2021

A new opportunity for Pitt students to be catalysts for change is underway in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

Recognizing the importance of leveraging business skills to positively impact critical social issues, the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business developed and launched its first-ever Super Analytics Challenge, a new community-based initiative. The 2021 challenge addresses the complex issue of homelessness in the Pittsburgh community and formally ran from March 5-26, 2021.

“Our team at Pitt Business worked alongside the University and Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) to examine scenarios that either led people and families into becoming homeless or factors which may prevent homelessness,” says Christopher Barlow, Director of Corporate Engagement and Career Services. “Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, homelessness was selected as our focus because of its increasing prevalence as a global issue.”

The many contributing factors of homelessness, such as physical and mental health, the affordable housing supply, economic conditions, and the intersection of the judicial system, as well as the wide availability of published data and research, present an urgent opportunity for Pitt graduate students to provide meaningful insights and proposals for targeted mitigation efforts.

The Super Analytics Challenge served as a one-week hackathon-style competition where graduate students from across the University teamed up to frame a problem, create a data methodology, and generate an operable solution. Twenty-five students were appointed to five teams.

“The goal was for all student teams to generate innovative solutions that Allegheny County DHS may implement,” says Andrew Hannah, Adjunct Professor and Executive in Residence for Pitt Business. “Solutions were judged not only on the depth of their analytical thinking but also the pragmatism of the solution proposed.”

Pitt Business organized an advisory committee consisting of representatives from corporate partners at UPMC, Highmark, Accenture, SAP, the National Association of Counties, and the Pittsburgh Technology Council. Executives from these organizations not only helped shape the challenge, but served as executive coaches, analytical methods experts, and subject matter specialists who worked alongside the graduate students to share experience and knowledge and provide guidance on the proposed solutions.

“The Super Analytics Challenge is an example of Pitt Business reinventing business education,” says Sara Moeller, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs. “Our strategic goals include doing more to partner with our community as a catalyst for change, and to combine classroom concepts with integrated learning opportunities.”

The Super Analytics Challenge is designed to provide impact for all participants, so graduate students may leverage their business skills to work with local experts to combat homelessness. In addition, they will have the opportunity to hone their understanding of real-world concepts by working with experts on a critical issue.

The winning team from the Challenge was awarded a Katz Bridge Program fellowship to continue to implement their solution as a team. This is enabling students to drive even more impact related to this year’s Challenge topic of homelessness.

“At the end of this challenge, we hope that these collective efforts not only enrich our students’ learning experience but leave a positive impact on the wider Pittsburgh community,” says Moeller.
To learn more about how you can get involved in a program like the Super Analytics Challenge here at Pitt Business, please contact our career management team at careermanagement@katz.pitt.edu.

“We’re using our skills learned at Katz to dig deep into the data and draw some useful and applicable solutions. It’s helped me realize what we can do to better support homeless people in need.”

– Cara Chun Zhang, student in the Management Information Systems program

Hear more about the inaugural challenge…

…from Sara Moeller, associate dean for graduate programs and executive education in the Katz school, in this conversation with the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Jonathan Kersting.

Listen further to learn more on the results.

“The Super Analytics Challenge is an example of Pitt Business reinventing business education. Our strategic goals include doing more to partner with our community as a catalyst for change, and to combine classroom concepts with integrated learning opportunities.

Events like the Super Analytics Challenge showcase our students’ ability to use their leadership knowledge for good. We hope that these collective efforts not only enrich our students’ learning experience, but leave a positive impact on the wider Pittsburgh community.”

Sara Moeller

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Executive Education, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business

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