Andrew Barton accepts the Volunteer of the Year Award from Charleston AMA President Ronii Bartles.

Charleston American Marketing Association Announces Spark! Winners, Marketer of the Year

The Charleston American Marketing Association awarded Andressa Chapman with its 2014 Marketer of the Year Award. Chapman has been the marketing director at Wild Dunes Resort for nine years.

Winners were recognized at an awards ceremony on March 20 at 39 Rue de Jean in downtown Charleston. Sponsors included the Charleston Regional Business Journal as a media sponsor and restaurant Rue de Jean as an event sponsor.

The Marketer of the Year Award honors exceptional marketing efforts by Charleston-area professionals. The award recognizes the person who, through innovation, strategy and communications excellence, has made a positive impact on his or her company or in the marketplace.

Chapman has been recognized among the “Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing” by Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International. She was recently an invited author for the Journal of Digital and Social Media Marketing, an educational journal for marketers in high level positions as well as universities. And in April, she will speak to industry marketing professionals at the 2014 Digital Travel Summit in Las Vegas.

The AMA Spark! Awards goes to companies that have developed and implemented measurably effective marketing campaigns over the last year. This year’s winners are:

  • Best Business to Consumer Integrated Campaign: Trio Solutions for its work on the Children’s Discovery Center integrated campaign.

  • Best Design Print: College of Charleston for its ads “Welcome to Class”

  • Best Design Collateral: Andrew Barton for designing the mailer for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

  • Best Design Out of Home: College of Charleston for “Gateways”

  • Best Design Digital: 2013 Charleston Wine + Food Festival

  • Best Non-Traditional Campaign: Le Crueset for “Pass it On Potluck”

  • Best Special Event Campaign: Touchpoint Communications for its work on ArtFields

Charleston AMA also awarded graphic designer Andrew Barton as its AMA Volunteer of the Year. Barton has been instrumental in volunteering his graphic design skills for Charleston AMA marketing projects and events.

The Charleston American Marketing Association supports and enhances the needs of marketers and business owners at all levels and provides access to valuable information and business contacts, boosting careers and building business. For more information, visit