PR News and social media marketing conference The Social Shake-Up Show recognized Adam Ritchie in this year's Movers & Shakers program. Adam was named to the Innovator category for "blazing new trails in social media and successfully shaking up clients' strategies through creative and forward-thinking efforts."
New York University’s School of Professional Studies is hosting a panel on Disruptive PR which features Adam alongside communications executives from L'Oreal, ESPN, IBM, FleishmanHillard and Lehman College.
The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University will host an evening of Invention in PR, Adam Ritchie’s talk on using PR to drive product development. The special program will take place on Thursday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3.
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is hosting a virtual panel on Engaging Gen Z, which features Adam alongside professors from The College of Saint Rose, Stockton University, Grand Valley State University and Syracuse University.
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction was shortlisted by The Holmes Report in three separate campaign categories — Best in Digital Marketing/Advertising, Best Content Creation for Media Sites (Earned) and Best Use of Illustrations + Photography — and one individual category — Most Innovative Marketing Communications Agency Professional — in the Innovation & Insights SABRE Awards. "This year's entries cover an impressive array of work — artificial intelligence, defying brand expectations, strategic challenger brands." (The Holmes Report)
Adam was included on the Content Marketing Institute’s list of experts and insights, where he discussed using content marketing to drive product development and bring influencers into the creative process. (Content Marketing Institute)
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction has been shortlisted by PRWeek three times in the PRWeek U.S. Awards. The agency is a finalist in the Best in Creative Excellence, Best in Social Media and Best in Arts, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Campaign and Technique categories. The awards are "firmly established as the communications industry's highest accolade, celebrating the best of the best corporate, agency, nonprofit and education teams, and the work they produce." (PRWeek)
A campaign by Adam Ritchie Brand Direction is a first place winner in the PR Daily Digital PR & Social Media Awards. The team "thought creatively and delved deep into the needs of its audience with modern storytelling techniques and multichannel expertise," and the work was called an "attention-grabbing (and delicious) innovation." (PR Daily)
Adam Ritchie has been invited to present a guest lecture at the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship. Adam will discuss unconventional outlets for music in a rapidly changing landscape, while collaborating with practitioners in other disciplines.