Finalists Resources

Promote Achievements
Reasons Why You Should Promote Your Achievement


PR Tips
Sure-fire ways to make sure the right people know about your A+ achievement.

DEVISE A PUBLIC RELATIONS PLAN
Don’t be shy about your Architizer A+ Awards accomplishment. Now is the time to promote your achievement – and your success – by doing targeted outreach to a wide-variety of national, local and online media. Here are some tips of the trade: Write and distribute a press release highlighting your nomination. We’ve got the national media covered, but you can develop and implement media campaigns to generate attention. You should target news sites and blogs that cover your category or industry, as well as your hometown media. Pitch yourself for a feature story at pertinent media outlets. Use your A+ Achievement as a news peg for the media to cover your success, growth, and future plans.
In all your media outreach, you’ll want to include the key facts about Architizer A+ Awards, which you can find at the A+ Awards Fact Sheet. If media need official Architizer press photos, videos, or additional media resources, you’ll find those in the A+ Press section below.

LAUNCH A POPULAR CHOICE CAMPAIGN
Encourage users, partners, employees, friends, family, and the general public to vote for your project in the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award. Make sure to use social media like Twitter and Facebook to help encourage votes!

SHARE WITH YOUR NETWORK
Send a special email to your network of colleagues, vendors, friends, family and customers to let them know about your nomination.

MAKE YOUR A AWARD ACHIEVEMENT A CENTERPIECE OF YOUR MARKETING PLAN
Take out an ad in a local or national newspaper or magazine, or add a A+ Award Finalist logo to materials that you've already scheduled.

SHINE IN YOUR EMAIL SIGNATURE
Have your team highlight their A+ Achievement in their email signatures.

BRAG TO YOUR FAVORITE BLOG
There are dozens of blogs that cover every industry. These online outlets are a great way to spread the word about your nomination.

SPICE UP YOUR COMPANY AND PERSONAL BIO
Adding this honor to your company or personal bio will show potential customers and partners that your work is award-winning.


Social Media

USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO WIN AN A+ POPULAR CHOICE AWARD
The A+ Awards make it easy for your fans to share the news that they voted for you. Once they cast a vote, your fans and followers can share to Facebook and Twitter, encouraging others to vote for you as well. The more you encourage your fans to build buzz on Twitter, the closer you'll come to winning the A+ Popular Choice Award. Don’t forget to tweet @architizer.

Some sample tweets:
So excited we were nominated for the @Architizer A+ Award! Go online and vote for us! architizerawards.com/vote #ArchitizerAwards

Getting prepared for @Architizer A+Awards. Did you vote for us at architizerawards.com/vote yet? #ArchitizerAwards

UPDATE YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKS
Share news about your nomination on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and more! It is a great way to way to share your A+ achievement and direct fans to your ballot on A+ Popular Choice. If you need some pointers check out what we are posting on our pages and go from there!

LET US KNOW
We love to hear about Finalists who are campaigning for an A+ Popular Choice Award! Let us know what you’re doing by tweeting at us at @architizer and liking us on the Architizer Facebook Page.


Fact Sheet

All media love facts, numbers and statistics. Here are some media-friendly facts and statistics about the Architizer A+ Awards to help strengthen your pitch for your story:

Key Dates:
March 4, 2014: Popular Choice Award voting begins.
March 21, 2014: Popular Choice Award voting ends.
April 1, 2014: Architizer A+ Jury Winners and Popular Choice Winners announced.
May 15, 2014: The Architizer A+ Awards Gala to be held in NYC.

Key Facts:
The world's largest and fastest growing website for architecture has launched the definitive architectural award program with 60 categories and over 300 jurors. The Architizer A+ Awards received entries from a 100 countries and represents the best of architecture and design worldwide.

Judges:
Winners are chosen by our illustrious jury including such industry luminaries as Denise Scott Brown, Bjarke Ingels and Tom Kundig, as well as people from beyond architecture like Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos), Yves Behar (Fuseproject), John Edelman (CEO, Design Within Reach), Cameron Sinclair (Architecture for Humanity) and Barry Bergdoll (MoMA).

Judging Criteria:
Winners are selected for recognition based on excellence in the following criteria:

Typology & Product Categories Plus Categories

Important Links:
Architizer A+ Public Voting
Architizer A+ Awards
Architizer Twitter
Architizer Facebook
Architizer Tumblr
Architizer YouTube
Architizer Pintrest


Logo’s and Digital Badges
Click to download hi-res Architizer and A+ Awards logos.

Architizer A+ Award

Finalist
Use the below site badges to promote your achievement.


Making of the A+ Statuette

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Luna Bernfest at luna@architizer.com.