Celebrating Excellence in Automotive Communications

Welcome to the inaugural ACC IMPACT Award, a distinguished honor celebrating exceptional automotive communications achievements. The Automotive Communications Council (ACC) is thrilled to spotlight individuals whose pioneering work and innovative spirit have profoundly influenced the industry. These leaders have set new benchmarks and spurred significant change and progress, embodying the essence of impactful communication. At ACC, we champion the transformative power of effective communication in driving innovation, nurturing community, and shaping the automotive industry’s future. The IMPACT Award is our tribute to those who exemplify outstanding leadership, creativity, and commitment to advancing automotive communications.

The ACC IMPACT Award stands for Innovation, Mastery, Partnership, Achievement, Communication, and Transformation. It recognizes individuals who have excelled in their roles and significantly contributed to the automotive communications landscape. Whether through groundbreaking campaigns, innovative strategies, or influential leadership, the recipients of this award have left an indelible mark on the industry.

Eligibility Criteria for the ACC IMPACT Award

Open to Visionaries in Automotive Communications

The IMPACT Award is open to professionals from all automotive industry sectors, including marketing, public relations, advertising, and more. Nominees are not required to be current or former members of the ACC, making this a universal accolade that celebrates the best and brightest in our field.

Nomination Criteria

Recognizing Excellence and Innovation in Automotive Communications

Nominees for the ACC IMPACT Award are evaluated based on their:

  • Innovative Approach: How they have introduced new ideas, strategies, or technologies to the field.
  • Leadership and Mentorship: They lead by example, inspire their teams, and mentor the next generation of automotive communications professionals.
  • Contribution to Industry Growth: They advance the automotive communications sector and contribute to its overall growth and success.
  • Recognition by Peers: Achievements and accolades received from colleagues and industry peers.

Nomination Process:

Nominating a deserving individual for the ACC IMPACT Award is simple. Fill out the nomination form below with the nominee’s details, your contact information, and a brief description of why they should receive this honor. Be sure to highlight their achievements, contributions to the industry, and any other information that showcases their impact.

Key Dates:

  • Nomination Deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Finalists Announcement: May 10, 2024
  • Award Presentation: The recipient of the ACC IMPACT Award will be announced and honored during the President’s Breakfast at the ACC Annual Conference on May 21, 2024.

Why Nominate?

Nominating someone for the ACC IMPACT Award is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the hard work, dedication, and achievements of those who have significantly contributed to the automotive communications industry. It’s a chance to spotlight the individuals who inspire us, drive change, and help shape the future of our field.

IMPACT Award Nomination Form

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Please provide information about the person you are nominating.
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Nominee Email*
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  • Please ensure that all sections of the form are completed accurately.
  • Use specific examples and provide as much detail as possible to support your nomination.
  • Review your nomination before submission to ensure all information is correct and complete.
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Describe how the nominee has demonstrated strong leadership skills and influenced the automotive marketing and communications industry. Provide specific examples.
List any accolades, awards, or recognitions from industry peers, organizations, or publications the nominee has received.
Please provide examples of how the nominee has showcased innovation and creativity in their field.
Explain how the nominee has contributed positively to the community and promoted ethical standards, inclusivity, and diversity in the industry.
Describe the nominee's dedication and commitment to their craft and the automotive communications industry.
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    Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the nomination process or the ACC IMPACT Award. Join us in celebrating excellence in automotive communications by nominating a deserving individual today!