Getting Savvy – Meet the New, Easy Online Entry Process & Hear Tips from a Dynamic Duo

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 2 p.m. Eastern / 11 a.m. Pacific
Hashtag: #3CMAWebinar #3CMASavvy
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Achieving the greatest level of personal and team pride is within your reach as the Savvy Award Competition takes off for 2019.  For professional communicators, a Savvy declares you are the best of the best from across the nation.  It’s reaching the summit of communications excellence. And now, submitting Savvy entries is easier and more customer focused than ever before as the entire process moves online! 

Join us for this webinar where we’ll share an overview of the new system – how it works, and new benefits that eliminate the need for creating notebooks, producing copies and making that last-minute rush to meet the mailing deadline.  

Plus, we’ve recruited a dynamic duo of presenters who know the ins and outs of submitting an award-winning Savvy, as witnessed by their frequent return to the winners’ circle.  They’ll share insider tips on how to measure those seemingly unmeasurable projects, how humor and creativity can be effectively deployed, and how to strike the right balance between sharing facts and painting the picture of your successful work.  They’ll give examples of what has worked, as well as what hasn’t made it to the finals, and lessons learned from both experiences.  Whether you’re entering the Savvy competition for the first time or are a seasoned submitter, you’ll find tips to make your entry even stronger and a few steps closer to the awards summit!

Sign up now and start imagining how you’ll share the glory of being a Savvy winner with your boss, elected officials and your community.


Jeff Montgomery, Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
Jeff is the Public Information Officer for Athens-Clarke County, Georgia (population 124,000), where he has worked since 1998. Leader of a small communications team, Jeff is involved with all aspects of community outreach and engagement.  He serves on the 3CMA board of directors and has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Furman University.  He is a humble leader who would never tell you how many Savvy, Silver Circle and Award of Excellence awards he and his team have won since 2005, but we can tell you it’s a boatload – 20 to be exact!

Jennifer Bennerotte, Edina, Minnesota
Jennifer is the Communications & Technology Services Director for the City of Edina, Minnesota (population 50,000), where she has worked since 2000.  The left side of her brain leads all aspects of a team of communicators and the right side of her brain leads a team of IT staff. Not only has she and her team won numerous awards in the Savvy competition, she is the chair of the 3CMA Savvy Awards Committee and serves as 3CMA’s treasurer.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Technical Communication Management from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. She has been a strong advocate for the ease and convenience of online entries, so when you discover how much you love the new entry process, hats off to Jennifer and the board!

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