CMRignite Earns Platinum and Gold Honors at MarCom Awards


(MILWAUKEE, WI) December 12, 2023

CMRignite, the nation’s largest minority-owned behavior change and social impact agency, has earned platinum and gold honors from the MarCom Awards, one of the largest and most respected competitions in the marketing and communications industry. Administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, the MarCom Awards honors excellence in marketing and communication while recognizing the creativity, hard work, and generosity of industry professionals. 

Both of the agency’s winning campaigns focus on nutrition for women, infants and children. CMRignite earned a Platinum Award  for the Women Infants and Children (WIC) National Enrollment Week campaign and a  Gold Award  for its National Breastfeeding Awareness Month campaign, entitled Mom Strong. 

The Breastfeeding Awareness Month campaign shared the benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby and the National Enrollment Week Campaign has proven to be highly effective in enrolling more families in the WIC program. CMRignite developed bold, creative, multi-language assets for both campaigns, which included paid advertising and social media, to promote impacting initiatives for families.  

“These campaigns align with our agency’s focus on social impact because they help safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women and their children,” said David Bowles, president of CMRignite. “We truly couldn’t be prouder that our work is positively impacting communities in need across the country.” 

The breastfeeding campaign’s social media performance exceeded the government and advocacy click-through-rate (CTR) with a 5.09% CTR. In addition, the Black/African American and Native American targeting achieved the highest completion rates for Connected TV, demonstrating its effectiveness in reaching these audience segments for paid media. 

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About CMRignite

Founded in 1995, CMRignite is a full-service, strategic communications agency that specializes in developing cause and behavior change marketing for Fortune 500 companies, major nonprofits and government agencies. The agency's mission is to develop innovative, cross-cultural marketing campaigns that lead to real, positive change. With a team of 60 employees, 70% of whom are BIPOC, CMRignite's client roster includes the City of Milwaukee Health Department, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the CDC, SAMHSA, NIH and several others. Recently named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the country, the agency is Wisconsin's leading multicultural marketing agency. In addition, the company is a certified Minority Business Enterprise and Woman-Owned Business. For more information, please visit or call (414) 247-9898.